Victoria falls, Chobe & Kruger Safari – 11 Days (L 11S)

Camp or stay in comfortable budget accommodation on this tour of Victoria Falls,  Chobe , and the Kruger National park.

 

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 back and horse safaris, flights over the waterfall, canoe safaris, day trips to national parks, fishing safaris, game walks and much more.

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Mighty Victoria Falls

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Day 1 – Monday: Gauteng to Khama Rhino Sanctuary (Botswana)

 

You will be collected in Johannesburg/Pretoria by one of our  Tours guides, meeting and setting off with your fellow travelers. 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. Your guide will assist you with exchanging currencies after crossing the border into Botswana. From there we head north towards Khama Rhino Sanctuary where we will have our first night sleepover at a campsite nearby. Here you can explore the various optional game drives and walking trails.

 

Accommodation: Camping, with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost

Meals included on Day 1: Dinner

 

Day 2 – Tuesday: Khama Rhino Sanctuary to Elephant Sands (Botswana)

 

Late morning, after breakfast, we head further north to Elephant Sands, which is a lovely lodge close to Nata, where we stay the night. Here you can relax at the swimming pool and bar overlooking a close-by waterhole, while watching animals such as large herds of elephants and others, including lions and leopards, coming to drink water.

Accommodation: Camping, with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost

Meals included on Day 2: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 3 – Wednesday: Elephant Sands to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

 

After an early morning light breakfast we drive even further north to the Zimbabwean border post. This takes us 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. From the border we drive another hour to the vibrant town of Victoria Falls where we will be staying the next two nights. The campsite, Victoria Falls Rest Camp, is situated in the middle of town, within 10 minutes walking distance of just about everything. Your guide will assist you with exchanging currencies and bookings for optional activities that you would like to do. This afternoon we visit the magnificent Victoria Falls waterfall, which is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is 1700 meters (1.1 mile) wide, making it the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The Zimbabwean side is the best side to view the waterfall from, as 1400 meters of the waterfall is on that side, as well as the main falls. There is water there throughout the year, while the Zambian side consists of only 300 meters out of the 1700 meters, and has no water during the winter months.

 

Accommodation: Camping, with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost

Meals included on Day 3: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 4 – Thursday: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

 

Victoria Falls and the surrounding areas offer a great variety of things to see and do. You will have the whole day 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 at the campsite 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 world, the 111 meters bungi jump off the bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia which is the second highest bridge bungi jump in the world, elephant back and/or horse safaris, helicopter flights over the waterfall, canoe safaris, day trips to Hwange National Park, fishing safaris, game walks, superfast jet boat trips, ferry trips, abseiling, gorge swings and much more. Dinner can be had at one of the local restaurants of your own choice, at your own cost. This is normally the group’s festive outing.

 

Accommodation: Camping, with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost

Meals included on Day 4: Breakfast

 

Day 5 – Friday: Chobe National Park (Botswana)

 

After a light breakfast we drive back to the Botswana border post through the Matetsi Game Reserve where we often see herds of elephants, sable antelope, buffalo and many different animal species. We arrive late morning in Kasane where we will be staying at a campsite on the shores of the Chobe River, close to Chobe National Park gate. Here we often see hippo and large herds of animals. You will have the opportunity to exchange money and relax at the swimming pool or at the river shore. Lunch is served and later this afternoon we do a game drive in an open 4×4 vehicle inside Chobe National Park, well known for its large variety and numbers of wildlife. These game drives are always very successful with spotting of large numbers of wildlife. Dinner will be served on return to camp.

 

Accommodation: Camping, with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost

Meals included on Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6 – Saturday: Itumela Campsite (Botswana)

 

We leave Kasane after a light breakfast, driving south towards Palapye. We stop at Frances Town for lunch (at your own cost) and a last bit of shopping. We arrive late afternoon at Itumela Camp (Palapye) where we will be setting up camp for the night. Here you can enjoy the pool bar and local cuisine.

 

Accommodation: Camping, with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost

Meals included on Day 6: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 7 – Sunday: Return to Johannesburg & Pretoria (South Africa)

 

We depart early morning driving south, crossing the border into South Africa. We will stop en-route for breakfast and lunch at your own cost. We should arrive late afternoon at the pre-determined backpackers accommodation where you will be picked up from the following morning to continue the next leg (Kruger Park) of the tour. Accommodation for this night is included in the tour price up to a set amount as indicated on the Booking Form and Price List.

 

Meals included on Day 7: No meals included

 

Day 8 – Monday: Gauteng to Campsite

 

As promised, you will be picked up early morning, heading towards our Campsite, which is nestled in the Klaserie Nature Reserve at the border of the Kruger National Park. Along the journey, regular refreshment stops will be made, heading towards Hoedspruit where we will do all our shopping. We then visit the Maholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre where you can interact with a variety of animal species. One of the highlights is allowing a vulture to land on your protected arm and feeding it meat from your hand! From there we continue to our campsite where you will have the opportunity to clean up, have a swim and relax while sitting around the campfire taking in the atmosphere and surroundings of the African Bush.

 

Meals included on Day 8: Dinner

 

Day 9 – Tuesday: Campsite into Kruger National Park

 

The day begins as the sun rises. After a quick cup of tea or coffee, we head towards the Kruger National Park, entering at Orpen Gate, where we pick up any last minute snacks/refreshments for the exploratory road ahead. The day will be spent leisurely driving, and eagerly seeking out whatever game comes our way. Guides will stop as often as desired for prime photo opportunities and to answer any questions. Our route will take us to our first picnic spot where your Guide will provide you with breakfast, while preparing you for the remainder of the day’s game viewing, looking forward to get a glimpse of the infamous Big Five. Lunch offers a welcome opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy a little shopping at one of the rest camps. The rest of the afternoon is spent trying to find those animals that have eluded us during the morning drive. We then make our way back to camp. While your evening meal is being prepared, you can get ready to journey back into the bush, this time in search of the nocturnal animals on the evenings Sunset Game Drive on a nearby private game farm. It is here our long day ends.

 

Meals included on Day 9: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10 – Wednesday: Campsite into Kruger National Park

 

Another early morning start and after a hot cup of coffee or tea we head back to the Kruger National Park. This time we head into a different part of the park to see if we can find those animals we missed the previous day. We stop again at one of the picnic spots for a warm breakfast and again later for lunch. Slowly as the day goes by our game drive in The Kruger National Park comes to an end with the sun setting behind the Drakensberg Mountains. Arriving late afternoon at camp, your Guide will prepare one of South Africa’s favorite dishes, a Braai!!! The evening is spent sitting around the campfire, reflecting and sharing your experiences of the last few days.

 

Meals included on Day 10: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 – Thursday: Campsite to Gauteng

 

A slightly later wakeup call which means our journey is nearly at an end. After a quick, light breakfast we head towards two of our well known touring spots: “The Three Rondawels”, part of the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third largest canyon in the world, and “Echo Caves” near Ohrigstad. Thereafter we continue on our journey back to Gauteng, stopping en-route for refreshments, and depending on the traffic, should arrive early afternoon at your destinations in Johannesburg/Pretoria.

 

Meals included on day 11: Breakfast

 

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