FROM: USD $895

Jo'burg to Falls - 12 Days

Kicking off in Jo'burg and South Africa's world famous Kruger National Park, travel through to thundering Victoria Falls, taking in the highlights of Botswana along the way.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Campsites
Reviews

Trip Highlights

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

Included

Arrival transfer from Johannesburg Airport on day 1
A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives
All camping fees and appropriate equipment
Park entry - Victoria Falls NP. Park entry and game drives - Kruger NP
2 day/1 night Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)
1st night dormitory accommodation (upgrade available) and 10 nights camping. Tents and sleeping mats provided.
Services of 3 person crew (leader, driver, cook)
10 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
All road taxes and tolls

Not Included

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

Itinerary

Day 1

Johannesburg

Tuesday. Welcome to South Africa! You will be met upon arrival at Johannesburg Airport by our representative and transferred to the backpackers for the first night. At 5pm there will be a pre-departure meeting where you will meet your tour leader and the rest of your group.
Overnight: Johannesburg

Days 2-3

Kruger National Park

Jo'burg - Kruger. Leaving Johannesburg we will pass through the southern section of the picturesque Panorama Route. Our camp for the next two nights is a short drive from the Kruger Park Gate and has some interesting local residents that include hippo, giraffe, zebra and impala. Tonight we take an evening game drive. On day 3 we further explore the amazing Kruger National Park in our truck. Covering 19 485 km2 - 60 km wide and over 350 km long, this conservation area has more than 146 mammals, 500 bird, 114 reptile, 33 amphibian & 49 fish species. 23 000 different types of plants have been recorded. We spend the day driving around the park on the look out for these.
Overnight: Kruger National Park  |  Breakfast x 1, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 4

Blyde River Canyon

Kruger - Polokwane. Today we take a long, scenic drive to Polokwane stopping at some of the best scenery in South Africa, including Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window on the way. Later we set up our tents on the lush green grass of our campsite located outside of the city before enjoying a dip in the lovely swimming pool.
Overnight: Blydepoort  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Palapye

Polokwane - Palapye. Today we continue north to Botswana and the small town of Palapye.
Overnight: Palapye  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Maun

Palapye - Maun. Today we travel to Maun - the starting point for our trip into the Okavango Delta. Tonight we prepare our provisions and packs for our overnight night excursion.
Overnight: Maun  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 7-8

Okavango Delta

Maun - Okavango Delta. The Delta is a huge expanse of water, which has travelled from the Angolan highlands, spreading out to form the largest inland delta in the world. Studded with exotic islands, The Delta is renowned for its incredible variety of bird life and animals and is unique to Southern Africa. Here we take a 2 Day / 1 Night Drive In Mokoro 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. Some of the villages are very remote and can only be reached by the traditional mode of transport – the Mokoro (dug out canoe). At the Mokoro station, we meet our ‘Polers’ and pack our supplies before heading out into the waterways. On arrival you will meet the local staff who will be your host during your stay. Relax in the tent with a cold drink or take a paddle in the Delta. The activities at the camp include Mokoro trails and guided walking. On day 8 we transfer back to the mainland by mokoro transfer to our vehicles, 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).
Overnight: Okavango Delta (1) Maun (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 9-10

Kasane

We leave this beautiful part of Botswana behind us on the morning of day 9 as we depart to the lush campsite called Elephant Sands. Once here we have the option of taking a game drive or a bushwalk. On day 10 we travel north to Kasane where we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River and is the main water source to the Chobe National Park.
Overnight: Nata Region (1) Kasane (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 11

Victoria Falls

Chobe National Park - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe). This morning we continue to the border of Zimbabwe and our destination Victoria Falls. A 20 minute walk from our campsite takes you to the entry point of the falls. 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. Later we relax at the campsite’s swimming pool, view the Victoria Falls, or explore the many sights and delights of this town!
Overnight: Victoria Falls  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12

Victoria Falls

Saturday. After breakfast, we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime! We suggest booking additional days after your trip to take advantage of the optional excursions available at Victoria Falls.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. Single travellers will be paired up in tents with another person of the same sex.

Read More

Local payment - 2018 - $590, paid in USD. 2019 - $590, paid in USD.

Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.

Families are welcome on this departure.
Families Welcome
Xmas departure, book early!
XMAS Departure
Guaranteed Departure
Available
Contact us to book
Sold out
2018
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
18 Dec - 29 Dec Families are welcome on this departure.
Families are welcome on this departure.
Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
G
USD $895
-
2019
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
USD $895
-
USD $895
-

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Mufasa Backpackers, Johannesburg

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Hostel

Located in the Benoni suburb of Johannesburg, 20 minutes' drive from the airport, Mufasa Backpackers Lodge is a convenient stop en route to the scenic game reserves of Kruger National Park. The lodge offers cozy 5 to 10-bed dorms, two campsite areas, and several ensuite rooms, in addition to an outdoor pool and spacious common room. Breakfast and internet are included, and parking facilities are available, as well as a daily shuttle to the local shops.

Dove's Nest Guest House, Johannesburg

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: 2 Star Hotel

Located a stone throw from OR Tambo Airport, the Doves Nest Guest House is conveniently located guests wanting to relax after a long day of exploring Johannesburg’s highlights. Each room features an electric blankets and TV. Breakfast and internet are available, as well as a free airport shuttle.

Delta Rain Bushcamp, Okavango Delta

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

This unique campsite is located in the heart of the Okavango Delta, as part of the Delta Rain safari experience. Accommodation consists of dome tents with twin beds, and "bush en-suite" bathrooms with a long-drop toilet and bucket shower. After settling in, guests can relax in the mess tent, partake in game viewing trips, or go on guided walks, while admiring the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Shearwater Explorers Village, Victoria Falls

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Camp

Situated in the bohemian town of Victoria Falls, and 400m from the Falls themselves, the affordable accommodation at the Shearwater Explorers Village consists of 5 campsites with modern bathroom facilities, and 16 private chalets with en-suite showers and A/C. Shearwater operates a range of activities at the Falls, from bungee jumping to river rafting - and when the day is over, guests can wind down with Wi-Fi in the lounge areas, a drink by the pool, or even a back rub in the massage tent.

Victoria Falls Rest Camp, Victoria Falls

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Located a stone’s throw away from the Artist village & Elephant Walk Shopping is the Victoria Falls Rest Camp. Offering camping and dorm room accommodation, this camp features a year-round outdoor pool and barbecue facilities. Daily continental or cooked breakfast is served at the in-house restaurant, which also offers a variety of local African dishes. Wi-fi is available and some units feature equipped kitchens.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.71 out of 5 based on 7 recent reviews

Amazing, we saw & did everything we wanted to on this tour from giraffes gracefully dancing in the moonlight to the Big 5 up close and personal. This tour was the best tour my husband and I have ever done. We are avid travellers and always wanted to do a Safari the best way to do it is with On The Go! Our team was Will, Mama, and Frans the best team trio to guide any one on this tour. Will knew everything about anything, Frans is a careful and very helpful driver, with safety as priority and Mama - what an amazing cook. This tour offers any type of traveller an unforgettable experience. The sites, the parks, the campgrounds, the people, will forever remain in our most cherished memories!

This company is one of the most professional, personable, and client-oriented companies that we have ever booked with. The company even arranged for my husband's birthday to be celebrated while in camp. A birthday cake appeared after dinner and everyone broke out into singing Happy Birthday, truly made us feel special.

We are planning another trip to Africa in the near future and will absolutely go with On The Go again.

• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
Tour
Guide
Country

The tour guide was fantastic, and very organised. The trip was informative, mentioned this trip was not a holiday but an adventure. Very enjoyable, great group 23 of us and became a great trip will pushed by William. First tent difficult but after that 3 - 5 minutes and all ready to go again clear instructions from William. Food - great variety and enough. Restaurant and bars in each stop and well priced so passengers had the choice. Driver was very experienced. Had a fantastic time

• Submitted 25 Oct 2017
Tour
Guide
Country

Where there's a Will, there's a way!

Knowledgeable, excited, helpful and passionate. Took his time with everyone on the tour and made sure everyone's needs were attended to.

Thanks for everything.

• Submitted 17 Oct 2017
Tour
Guide
Country

Had an amazing time travelling from Johannesburg, South Africa to the awesome Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. I preferred the Zimbabwe part of this tour as it was more "African" than S.Africa and the scenery was outstanding. Vic Falls cannot fail to blow your mind, laying in your tent at night listening to the thunder of the falls is a sound that will remain with me for years to come. Kruger National Park does not fail to deliver the Big 5 - in fact we saw ours within the first couple of hours - amazing. Of course this tour may not suit those adverse to camping, but I loved it, especially when camping in the unfenced sites, sat waiting under an African sky for the elephants to make their way down to the water hole. Plus during the South Africa section it felt like we spent more time shopping in Malls than on Safari, but this was to enable the guides to purchase supplies for the next few days. Our guide was young but nevertheless armed with information on the area and the wildlife. This is not my first tour with On The Go Tours, and it will not be my last. Thank You guys x

• Submitted 08 Aug 2016
Tour
Guide
Country

Of the 3 - trip leader, cook and driver, Aaron the driver is by far the best. In terms of his driving but also he help us a whole lot in packing/unpacking or pitching our tents. The best personality by far and very likable by all of us

• Submitted 23 Nov 2015
Tour
Guide
Country

Mishak was very organised, polite and informative. He always had our best interests at heart and made sure our trip ran smoothly.

• Submitted 09 Nov 2015
Tour
Guide
Country

I have recently returned from an excursion which I booked with On The Go Tours and yourselves. Johannesburg to Victoria Falls ( start date: 16th Aug 2014).

I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic time I had! As an individual traveller I was put at ease by the fantastic, professional and friendly crew.

I can honesty say it was the best holiday I have ever had!

It has come to my attention that a couple on the trip have complained to yourselves about the crew leader, which I feel is a great shame as they took an instant dislike to Colin and complained about him before the tour had even started!

They were lovely people, but unfortunately have a habit of complaining to see if they can get money back - they did this several times over the course of the holiday to the point were it was embarrassing! The problem was that they had been traveling for almost a year by themselves, so suddenly having to comply with other peoples ideas and timetables did not work for them - and boy did they let us know about it!!!

When things happened and the crew took charge and organised things, they would stand aside and complain instead of help!

I feel it a great shame that Colin would take the brunt of theirs complaints and that he would be punished for what the remaining 11 of us feel was a fantastic, well organised and professionally run holiday!

Katie Houghton

• Submitted 17 Sep 2014
Tour
Guide
Country

I don't normally like camping but really enjoyed this tour - awesome crew and great itinerary!

Madeleine Karanikolopoulos • Submitted 04 Jun 2010

Well organized tour with exceptional staff. Excellent mixture of activities. Tour brochure undersells it!

Ann Marie Carroll • Submitted 04 Jun 2010

We can't praise our crew high enough for their excellent work throughout the whole trip.

Itinerary was well planned to see the best of the 3 countries.

Everyone had loads of fun on the truck.

Thanks guys.

Richard Hardy • Submitted 01 Nov 2009

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Johannesburg
Ends
Victoria Falls
Departs
Tuesdays
Hotel Rating
Camping
Local Payment
2018 - $590, paid in USD. 2019 - $590, paid in USD.
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 10, Lunch: 10, Dinner: 9
Visiting
Countries

The tour guide was fantastic, and very organised. The trip was informative, mentioned this trip was not a holiday but an adventure. Very enjoyable, great group 23 of us and became a great trip will pushed by William. First tent difficult but after that 3 - 5 minutes and all ready to go again clear instructions from William. Food - great variety and enough. Restaurant and bars in each stop and well priced so passengers had the choice. Driver was very experienced. Had a fantastic time

Nikolay gorlov
OTG000325Jo'burg to Falls - 12 DaysAfricaBudget895 USDfalse0South Africahttps://www.onthegotours.com/South-Africa/Joburg-to-Falls-12-Dayshttps://drwyjmricaxm7.cloudfront.net/repository/Victoria-falls--Africa-Overland-Safaris--Africa-Lodge-Safaris--Africa-Tours--On-The-Go-Tours-253301420649905_crop_flip_300_300_f2f2f2_center-center.jpg?20181121Overland_Camping_Safaris895USD