Southern Adventure

The Details

Type: Camping Camping
Start: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Length: 7 - 14 Days
End: Johannesburg South Africa
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Large (>12 People)
Countries: Zimbabwe Botswana South Africa

Tour Dates

2020
  • 2020
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  • 2022
September
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From ZAR 13400 pp
(Excl. local payment USD 690)
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Overview

Southern Adventure Camping Adventure

Southern Adventure Camping Adventure: Beginning at the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, we head into Botswana to explore the Chobe National Park, which is famously home to vast herds of elephant that we may see drinking from a peaceful boat ride on the Chobe River. Then there is the opportunity to camp out beneath the stars in the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s most tranquil wilderness regions. Finally, we visit South Africa’s largest National Park, which is home to the big five and many other species of animal and birdlife before finishing our adventure in vibrant Johannesburg. Departures are guaranteed with 2-4 people.

Countries visited: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Trip Highlights:

• Victoria Falls – Explore the breathtaking UNESCO-listed Victoria Falls
• Kasane & the Chobe National Park – Discover the incredible wildlife roaming this amazing landscape
• Maun (Gateway to the Okavango Delta)
• Okavango Delta – Take a boat ride propelled by a traditional Mokoro Poler
• Blyde River Canyon & God’s Window – Take in one of the world’s largest canyons from a number of viewpoints
• Kruger National Park – day and nighttime game drives in South Africa’s most famous game reserve
Johannesburg – extend your stay to explore the city

What’s Included:

• Park entry – Victoria Falls NP. Park entry and game drives – Kruger NP
• All road taxes and tolls
• Arrival transfer from Victoria Falls Airport on day 1
• 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners
• 10 nights 2 – 3* hotels & permanent tents
• 2 days /1-night Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)
• A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives
• Services of 3-person crew (leader, driver, cook) • Chobe National Park boat cruise

What’s Not Included:

• International flights and visas
• Travel Insurance
• Any items of personal nature
• Meals & drinks not mentioned
• Tipping – an entirely personal gesture
• Optional activities – Check our Trip Notes for optional activities available on this tour

Have 3 or more friends join you for 10 days or longer and get 10% discount off the tour price. Excludes Local Payment. Book 6 months in advance and enjoy the Early Bird Savings! (less 10%)

NOTE prices are subject to change.

*2020 Price is per person sharing. Excludes single supplement and any additional activities and meals not set out in the itinerary.

***2021 & 2022 Prices are per person sharing. Prices excludes single supplement. Price also excludes any additional meals and activities not set out in the itinerary

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Victoria Falls

Today offers free time to explore the amazing Victoria Falls. You might want to sign up for one of the numerous adventures and adrenaline options available or simply take in the beauty of the falls and surrounding area at the viewing platforms.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Campsite

Meals

Meals:

No meals

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Adrenalin junkies can bungee from the Victoria Falls Bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia or abseil down the Batoka Gorge - neither activity is for the faint hearted! All year round, flights in fixed wing, micro light and ultra light aircraft or helicopters provide an aerial perspective over this magnificent World Heritage Site. White water rafting on the Zambezi is world class. Beside the excitement of the Grade 5 rapids, there are the "floats," where there is time to admire the scenic cliffs and the occasional wildlife on the riverbanks.

Day 2: Victoria Falls

Adrenaline junkies can bungee from the Victoria Falls Bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia or abseil down the Batoka Gorge – neither activity is for the faint hearted! All year round, flights in fixed wing, micro light and ultra-light aircraft or helicopters provide an aerial perspective over this magnificent World Heritage Site. White water rafting on the Zambezi is world class. Beside the excitement of the Grade 5 rapids, there are the “floats,” where there is time to admire the scenic cliffs and the occasional wildlife on the riverbanks.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight - Victoria Falls

Meals

Meals:

No meals

DAY 3: Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park (Botswana)

Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park

After breakfast, we cross the border into Botswana and head to Kasane where we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River.  The Chobe River forms a border between Botswana and Namibia and Zambia.  Chobe is one of Botswana’s premier game parks, renowned its large elephant herds.  Elephant, hippo and many bird species can be viewed from the campsite while we watch another glorious African sunset.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Included Activity: Boat cruise on the Chobe River

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: Kasane to Nata Region

Kasane – Nata Region.

We leave this beautiful part of Botswana behind us this morning as we depart to the lush campsite called Elephant Sands. The drive will take you through a very unpopulated landscape where the donkeys roam freely. Once we have arrived at our campsite you will have the option of partaking in a game drive or a bushwalk (time dependant). Your crew will provide you with more information.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional Activity: Game Drive / Bush Walk

DAY 5: Nata Region to Maun

Nata Region – Maun.

Maun is the starting point for travel into the Delta and it is from here that we set off to explore the Okavango Delta. Tonight, we prepare our provisions and packs for our overnight excursion. We suggest bringing along a smaller daypack on your trip which can be used to pack the supplies needed for this short excursion. Your trip leader will brief you fully on what is needed, and what to expect prior to your trip into the Delta.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: Maun to Okavango Delta

Maun – Okavango Delta

Here we have the opportunity to take the included overnight excursion into the Delta.  After an early rise, we pack our expedition vehicle and from Maun we drive north for a couple of hours to reach the mokoro poler’s station.  The Delta region is studded with many local villages where many families live in a traditional way. Some of the villages are very remote and can only be reached by the traditional mode of transport – the Mokoro. Mokoros are dugout canoes manoeuvred through the waterways by local guides who “pole” them through the reeds. At the Mokoro station, we meet our ‘Polers’ and pack our supplies before heading out into the waterways. After a couple of hours along the waterways, we arrive at our mobile tented camp situated in the heart of the Okavango.

 

On arrival, you will meet the local staff who will be your host during your stay.  A brief introduction to the camp will show you your dome tent with twin beds and a bush en-suite bathroom – long drop toilet and a bucket shower.  Relax in the tent with a cold drink or take a paddle in the Delta in a canoe. The activities at the camp include Mokoro trails and guided walking.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Included Activity: Overnight Delta excursion

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Dome tent with twin beds and a bush en-suite bathroom

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: Okavango Delta to Maun

OkavangoDelta – Maun.

After our Mokoro ride and vehicle transfer, we arrive back around lunch time and have the chance to complete our picture of the Okavango Delta by taking an optional scenic flight over The Delta (dependent on weather conditions & availability).

 

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: Maun to Palapye

Maun – Palapye

Heading out early, we have a fairly long (450kms) drive today to the small town of Palapye, situated about halfway between Francistown and Gaborone (Botswana’s Capitol).  This popular ‘stopover’ town for those en route to South Africa, is well known for the Morupule Colliery coal mines which supplies Morupule Power Station, Botswana’s principal domestic source of electricity.

SOUTH AFRICA

With nine different provinces, 11 official languages and 3 capital cities, South Africa will most definitely make you stop in you tracks and go – WOW.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: Palapye to Polokwane (South Africa)

Palapye to Polokwane 

This morning we cross into South Africa and stop to sightsee at the impressive Blyde River Canyon. Named for the Blyde River that runs through it, the canyon is 26km long, and averages 800m deep and forms the northern edge of the impressive Drakensberg Mountain Range. It is classified as a ‘green canyon’ due to the uncommon occurrence of vegetation that lines it (uncommon as most canyons are in desert areas and are fairly barren). The main viewpoints along the canyon are the 3 Rondavels, named for the shape of the traditional huts or houses the indigenous people of the area used to live in; and Gods Window that affords a breathtaking view across the canyon and surrounding area.

Please note that there is a small entry fee at each of these attractions that will need to be paid upon arrival. The money generated goes toward the support of the local communities. There are also many locals you sell their local crafts in this area.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional Activity: Blyde River Canyon & God’s Window

DAY 10: Polokwane to Nkambeni Camp

Polokwane to Nkambeni Camp 

Heading through the breathtaking Panorama Route, we stop off at various viewpoints today including scenic God’s Window. We pass through the small town of Graskop, and head toward the Kruger National Park and our campsite in the park.

 

 

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Included Activity: Night Game Drive

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping: Nkambeni Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: Nkambeni Camp

Today we visit the amazing Kruger National Park (19 485 km²) in search of some of the 146 mammals, 500 bird, 114 reptile, 33 amphibian & 49 fish species that make this park their home. We travel in our truck along the main game viewing routes within the park and stop off at some of the camps along the way. For those who wish to upgrade to an open vehicle game drive, this can be arranged with the trip leader at an additional cost.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Included Activity: Game drives through Kruger National Park in the Overland vehicle.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping: Nkambeni Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Nkambeni Camp to Johannesburg

Nkambeni Camp to Johannesburg

After breakfast, we begin our journey to our final destination; Egoli the place of gold (Johannesburg), Johannesburg is the capital of Gauteng, which is a province in South Africa.  On arrival in Johannesburg we unload the truck for the final time, exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime!

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Post tour accommodation can be booked upon request.

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