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Falls to Jo'burg

12 days  |  Victoria Falls to Johannesburg  |  from USD $889  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Kicking off at the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and travelling through to South Africa's world famous Kruger National Park, taking in the best of Botswana along the way. Family Departures Available

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FAMILY DEPARTURES - PARENTS WITH CHILDREN ARE WELCOME ON SELECTED DEPARTURES OF THIS TRIP.

Day 1

Saturday. Welcome to Victoria Falls, one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world! Included transfer to our campsite in the centre of town. On day 1 there is a pre-departure meeting at 17:00hrs.
Overnight: Victoria Falls

Day 2

Today is spent relaxing or participating in a myriad of optional excursions. Named after the famous World Heritage site and Water Falls, the town of Victoria Falls is situated on the Zambezi River and surrounded by the Victoria Falls National Park. Our campsite is conveniently situated in the centre of town, and within walking distance of the adventure booking agents, restaurants and shops. A 20 minute walk down the main road takes you to the entry point to view the falls, which are situated between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), was named by David Livingstone on his explorations, and is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. At 1700 m wide and around 100 m high, this is the world's largest sheet of falling water and a memorable sight on any African Safari! Our exciting range of optional excursions include elephant back safaris, horseback safaris, walking with lions, a visit to the crocodile ranch, boat cruises and golf at The Elephant Hills Resort. 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 also world class.
Overnight: Victoria Falls

Day 3

Victoria Falls - Chobe (Botswana). This morning we leave Victoria Falls and cross the border into Botswana, and head to Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is one of Botswana’s premier game parks, renowned for the large herds of elephant around the river. This afternoon enjoy an included boat cruise along the river spotting the elephants and hippos.
Overnight: Kasane  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Kasane - Maun. Heading out early, we cross the western end of the Chobe National Park area along the main route in a south-westerly direction to the southern reaches of the Okavango Delta and our destination, Maun. Maun is our base camp for the optional 3-day/2-night Okavango Delta Mokoro excursion.
Overnight: Maun  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 5-6

Maun - Okavango Delta (optional). On day 5 we have the opportunity to take the optional 3 Day / 2 Night Drive in Mokoro Excursion into the Delta. We drive north for two hours on day 5 to the Okavango Delta; a huge expanse of water, studded with exotic islands and renowned for its incredible variety of birdlife and animals. In mokoros (dugout canoes) replete with skilled polers, our crafts will glide through the waterways of the flora and fauna rich wetlands of the Delta, the largest inland waterway on earth. Experience the Delta wilderness on two game walks and enjoy free time on day 6 to partake in a number of optional activities, perhaps try your hand at poling your own Mokoro!

If you choose not to take the Okavango Delta Excursion you can spend a relaxing three days in Maun, relax by the pool at the campsite, explore the town and its local markets.
Overnight: Maun OR Okavango Delta (optional)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 7

Okavango Delta - Maun. For those on the optional Okavango Delta excursion, this morning gives us a final opportunity for a game walk before packing up and setting off back to Maun. After our Mokoro ride and vehicle transfer, we arrive back in the afternoon 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).
Overnight: Maun  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 8-9
Blyde River Canyon

Maun - Palapye - Blydepoort (South Africa). Heading out early on day 8, we drive 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.

The following morning we cross into South Africa and continue across to our camp overlooking 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. 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.
Overnight: Palapye (1) Blydepoort (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 10-11

Blydepoort - Hazyview. 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 on the border of the park. Situated just 10km from Kruger’s Phabeni Gate, the camp is home to Giraffe, Zebra and Hippo to name but a few.

The following day we visit the amazing Kruger National Park 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.
Overnight: Kruger N.P.  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 12

Wednesday. Hazyview - Johannesburg. After breakfast we drive to Johannesburg. Our late afternoon arrival marks the end of our adventure.
Breakfast

FAMILY DEPARTURES & BUDGET ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE

Parents with children and teens aged 6 to 17 are welcome on selected Falls to Jo'burg and Jo'burg to Falls departure dates. Children under 12 get 5% off the trip price. See the Prices / Date tab above for details.

If you're interested in our adventurous Overland Safaris but don't fancy camping, there is the option to upgrade to budget accommodation (subject to availability). You will be travelling with our overland camping passengers, sharing a truck, equipment and chores with them and enjoying your meals together as a group. Accommodation is in basic twin share rooms and a single supplement applies for solo travellers if we're unable to match you up or you would prefer the privacy of your own room. For more details please refer to the tour Trip Notes.

Trip Highlights

UNESCO - listed Victoria Falls
Maun (Gateway to the Okavango Delta)
Blyde River Canyon & God's Window
Johannesburg - extend your stay to explore the city
Kasane & the Chobe River
Okavango Delta - optional
Kruger National Park

Included

Arrival transfer from Vic Falls Airport on day 1
A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives
Services of 3 person crew (leader, driver, cook)
10 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 10 dinners
All road taxes and tolls
1st night dormitory accommodation at Victoria Falls Rest Camp (upgrade available) and 10 nights camping (option to upgrade to budget accommodation at time of booking - subject to availability)
Chobe River boat trip.
All camping fees & appropriate equipment
Park entry & game drive - Kruger NP

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Sleeping bag - please bring your own
Optional activities

The tour was amazing, the updated accommodation just past the South African border was incredible, however the late arrival made it rushed. I would highly recommend the tour was extended by a night to give travelers a full night to enjoy the local festivities, hiking availability and to even perhaps volunteer at a local school.

Our tour guide was lovely. Our chef and driver were both lovely (Monga and Johannas) and happy to share stories/help with tents (we had a single traveler on the trip and they always made sure she was getting help when she needed it). Definitely the highlight of the trip was the Delta Okavango.

Also, I believe the tour would have benefited from increasing the community insight provided, even if we shopped at more street-stalls for snacks or had the chance to go to a church over easter... we saw so many animals and were so spoiled for natural experiences, I came home feeling a little guilty for not being more culturally aware after my trip.

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The tour was great and the tour guide was excellent, so was the cook and driver, very friendly and helpful guides. The only thing that needs to be said is that when you go to zimbabwe you must have us dollars no one we came across would accept south african rand as was stated in tour notes, also for the ockavanga delta it needs to said that you need camoflague clothing and be able to walk for at least 6 hours straight at a time.

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Guide
Country

Hey Cherylyn,

We had a wonderful trip!

Thank you so much for everything - will definitely recommend On the Go.

Thanks

Prices shown are per person travelling, based upon two people sharing a tent. Single travellers will be paired up in tents with another person of the same sex.

Local payment - 2015: US$365 / 2016: $470
Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.
Local Payment
This trip has a local payment. It is this payment which covers entrance fees, camping fees and meals as detailed for this itinerary. The local payment is in addition to the prices specified and is to be paid directly to the tour leader on Day 1 of the trip. The payment should be made in cash, in the currency specified.

Please note that due to exchange rate fluctuations, as well as potential changes to park entrance fees, the local payment amount may be subject to change. We will however inform you of any such changes as soon as we are aware of them.
Families are welcome on this departure.
Families Welcome
2015
Price/Person
Single Supp.
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $889
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USD $889
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USD $889
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USD $889
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Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $889
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USD $889
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Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $889
-
2016
Price/Person
Single Supp.
 
USD $999
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USD $999
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USD $999
-
 
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
 
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
 
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
 
USD $999
-

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Budget Accommodation Upgrade Supplement
USD $860
USD $710
Budget Accommodation Upgrade Supplement 2016
USD $950
USD $580

Families with children and teens aged 6 - 17 are welcome on select departures of this safari. Children under 12 get 5% off the trip price (no reduction of the Local Payment). Please note that independent travellers aged 18 and over will also travel on these dates, these departures are not just for families.

BUDGET ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE: There is the option to upgrade from camping to budget accommodation on this trip - the upgrade supplement can be found under the dates and prices below. The accommodation upgrade is available on a first come first serve basis, please contact us to check availability. A single supplement will apply for solo travellers if we're unable to match you up or you would prefer the privacy of your own room. For more details please refer to the tour Trip Notes.

Jo'burg To Falls Dates & Prices

This safari also operates in reverse, from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. The northbound itinerary takes in the highlights of Zimbabwe rather than Botswana. Please read the 'Jo'burg to Falls' Trip Notes below the tour dates and prices for more information.

Prices shown are per person travelling. Single travellers will be paired up in tents with another person of the same sex.

Local payment - 2015: US$365 / 2016: $470
Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.
Local Payment
This trip has a local payment. It is this payment which covers entrance fees, camping fees and meals as detailed for this itinerary. The local payment is in addition to the prices specified and is to be paid directly to the tour leader on Day 1 of the trip. The payment should be made in cash, in the currency specified.

Please note that due to exchange rate fluctuations, as well as potential changes to park entrance fees, the local payment amount may be subject to change. We will however inform you of any such changes as soon as we are aware of them.
Two people travel for the price of one on this departure - buy one get one free! Offer excludes Local Payment. Cannot be combined with the Budget Accommodation Upgrade or any other special offers. Please contact us to book.
2 for 1 Sale!
Families are welcome on this departure.
Families Welcome
2015
Price/Person
Single Supp.
Two people travel for the price of one on this departure - buy one get one free! Offer excludes Local Payment. Cannot be combined with the Budget Accommodation Upgrade or any other special offers. Please contact us to book.
USD $889
-
Two people travel for the price of one on this departure - buy one get one free! Offer excludes Local Payment. Cannot be combined with the Budget Accommodation Upgrade or any other special offers. Please contact us to book.
USD $889
-
 
USD $889
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $889
-
 
USD $889
-
 
USD $889
-
 
USD $889
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $889
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $889
-
2016
Price/Person
Single Supp.
 
USD $999
-
 
USD $999
-
 
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
 
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
 
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-
 
USD $999
-
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $999
-

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Budget Accommodation Upgrade Supplement - Jo
USD $860
USD $710
Budget Accommodation Upgrade Supplement 2016
USD $1240
USD $750

Families with children and teens aged 6 - 17 are welcome on select departures of this safari. Children under 12 get 5% off the trip price (no reduction of the Local Payment). Please note that independent travellers aged 18 and over will also travel on these dates, these departures are not just for families.

BUDGET ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE: There is the option to upgrade from camping to budget accommodation on this trip - the upgrade supplement can be found under the dates and prices below. The accommodation upgrade is available on a first come first serve basis, please contact us to check availability. A single supplement will apply for solo travellers if we're unable to match you up or you would prefer the privacy of your own room. For more details please refer to the tour Trip Notes.

Tour Details
Starts
Victoria Falls
Ends
Johannesburg
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
Camping (Budget accommodation upgrade available)
Local Payment
2015: US$365 / 2016: $470
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 10, Lunch: 9, Dinner: 9
Extra Tour Info
About Overland Safaris
Information on travelling through Africa on a overland safari
Tourist Visas
Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa

The tour was amazing, the updated accommodation just past the South African border was incredible, however the late arrival made it rushed. I would highly recommend the tour was extended by a night to give travelers a full night to enjoy the local festivities, hiking availability and to even perhaps volunteer at a local school.

Our tour guide was lovely. Our chef and driver were both lovely (Monga and Johannas) and happy to share stories/help with tents (we had a single traveler on the trip and they always made sure she was getting help when she needed it). Definitely the highlight of the trip was the Delta Okavango.

Also, I believe the tour would have benefited from increasing the community insight provided, even if we shopped at more street-stalls for snacks or had the chance to go to a church over easter... we saw so many animals and were so spoiled for natural experiences, I came home feeling a little guilty for not being more culturally aware after my trip.

Rebecca Stefanides
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.