5 Day Botswana & Vic Falls

The tour departs from Johannesburg and travels across the border into Botswana. We drive right across Botswana to the Northern border where we visit one of Southern Africa’s most spectacular game reserves, Chobe National Park. We continue on to the spectacular Victoria Falls. This tour offers a wonderful combination of game viewing, natural wonders and numerous activities. Vic Falls is well known for the large variety of fantastic activities such as the best one day white water rafting in the word, the 111 meters bungi jump off the bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia, elephant- and horseback safaris, flights over the waterfall, canoe safaris, day trips to national parks, fishing safaris, game walks and much more.
Chobe river sunset , Chobe botswana tour

Sunsets are spectacular on the Chobe river Botswana

Day 1: Nata (Botswana)
The tour departs early morning from Johannesburg and Pretoria from where we pick clients up from any backpackers hostel, guest house or hotel. Your guide will stop en-route for breakfast (own cost), banks and last minute shopping while still on the South African side of the border. The guide will assist you with changing money after you have crossed the border into Botswana. We head further north to Nata, where we stay the night.
Accommodation: Camping with the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: D
Day 2: Chobe National Park (Botswana)
An early morning start gets us off heading further north through the Kasane forest where we always see herds of elephants and often see a variety of antelopes and sometimes lion, hyena and wild dog. We arrive mid-day in Kasane where we will be staying at a campsite on the shores of the Chobe River that is close to the gate of Chobe National Park. You will have the opportunity to change money or / and relax at the swimming pool. This afternoon we do a game drive in an open vehicle inside Chobe National Park, which is well known for its large variety and numbers of wildlife. These game drives are always very successful with spotting large numbers of wildlife. Dinner will be served on return to camp.
Accommodation: Camping with the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: B L D
Day 3: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
We depart early morning (at sunrise) on another game drive into Chobe national park, searching for the animals that we have not seen on the previous game drive. Our travel partner is the only budget overland tour operator to include two game drives into Chobe national park on a scheduled tour departure. After breakfast we take a short drive to the border where we cross into Zimbabwe. From here we drive another hour to Victoria Falls where we will be staying the next three nights. The camp is situated in the middle of town, within 10 minutes walking distance of just about everything. Your guide will assist you with the bookings of optional activities and changing money. During one of these three days we visit the magnificent Victoria Falls waterfall (included in the tour price), which is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and 1700 meters (1,1 mile) wide, making it the largest sheet of falling water in the world. Later this afternoon we depart for a sunset cruise on Zambezi river. The river forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, with national parks on either side of the river. This creates a great opportunity to see animals coming down to the river for a drink, as well as a reasonable variety of bird life. We often see elephants, zebra, blue wildebeest, rhino, buffalo and a variety of antelope species. Obviously hippo and crocodile are plenty-full in this region. All soft drinks, wine and beer is included while on the boat. Most days you will have fantastic photo opportunities of the sunset, depending on the weather.
Accommodation: Camping with the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: B D
Days 4 & 5: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Victoria Falls and the surrounding areas offer a great variety of things to see and do. You will have plenty of free time to explore the town, meet the locals, visit the African markets with its wide variety of very affordable arts and crafts made from wood, stone and beads, or to relax by the pool in the heat of the day. The Victoria Falls region is nicknamed the adventure capital of Africa for a reason. It is well known for the large variety of fantastic activities (optional excursions) such as the best one day white water rafting in the word, the 111 meters bungi jump off the bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia, elephant back and horse safaris, flights over the waterfall, canoe safaris, day trips to national parks, fishing safaris, game walks and much more. On day 5 is dinner out at a local restaurant (own cost).
Accommodation: Camping with the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Day 4 – B D, Day 5 – B
Day 6: End of tour
Tour ends after breakfast
Included meals: B
Tour Details
Departure: Every Monday
Price per person: R 6900 (valid to 31 Dec 2011)
Local payment: None
Start in: Johannesburg, Pretoria
End in: Victoria Falls
Included:
All transport, all accommodation, qualified and registered guide, all camping and other equipment, meals as specified, entrance & conservation fees to Chobe National Park, 2 x Chobe National Park game drives (open vehicles), entrance fees to Victoria Falls, sunset cruise on Zambezi River
Excluded:
All drinks (except coffee & tea with meals), meals not specified in the detailed itinerary, optional activities, Visas if required, sleeping bag hire @ R60 (once off) for people without own sleeping bag (must book in advance)