The Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe
FROM: USD $3,645 pp
Victoria Falls to Joburg - 12 Days  map

SMALL GROUP LODGE SAFARI: Travel from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg on this 12-day lodge accommodated safari. There's time to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls before crossing in Botswana to spot an abundance of wildlife in Chobe National Park and watch the sunset over the Makgadikgadi Pans. Then it's onto South Africa to view Kaoxa Bushman paintings, see the spectacular Blyde River Canyon and search for the Big Five on game drives in Kruger National Park.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Victoria Falls - Spend two nights in this charming town with free time to view the spectacular Victoria Falls and enjoy optional activities
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans - Watch the sunset over the desolate lake bed and spot the wildlife which calls the area home
Blyde River Canyon - Journey along the famous Panorama Route and stop to enjoy the view over this picturesque canyon, which stretches for 26km
Johannesburg - end your safari in the South African metropolis and opt to extend your stay to explore the city
Chobe National Park - Spot wildlife on a morning game drive and a game viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Look out for crocodiles and enjoy a magical sunset
Mapungubwe National Park - Take a morning walk to view the Kaoxa Bushman paintings and enjoy a sunset game drive
Kruger National Park - Go in search of the Big Five on game drives in South Africa's most diverse national park

Included

11 breakfasts and 6 dinners
Arrival transfer from Vic Falls Airport on day 1
Chobe National Park - morning game drive in an open 4x4 vehicles and afternoon Chobe River game viewing cruise
Mapungubwe National Park - Kaoxa Bushman paintings and sunset game drive
Kruger National Park - full day game drive and a late afternoon game drive in 4x4 safari vehicle
Transportation in a 16-seater Mercedes Sprinter vehicle (with comfortable reclining seats, air-conditioning, USB ports and sliding windows)
11 nights mid-range (3-4 star) lodges, hotels, and chalets with ensuite facilities
Departure transfer to Johannesburg Airport on day 12
Makgadikgadi Pans excursion
Panorama Route excursion
Park entrance fees
Escorted by a licensed African tour guide, who is also your driver

Not Included

International flights and visas
Optional activities
Local Payment: USD250pp, to be paid on arrival
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Victoria Falls NP entrance fee

Itinerary

Day 1

Victoria Falls

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, you'll be met and transferred to our hotel in the town of Victoria Falls. There is a pre departure meeting in the hotel foyer at 6pm. The rest of today is free for you to explore the town independently.
Overnight: Victoria Falls

Day 2

Free day in Victoria Falls

Today is free to spend at leisure. Be sure to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls (park entrance not included). which is without doubt one of the most spectacular sights in Africa! You can also browse the local markets for soapstone sculptures and enjoy a range of exciting activities which are available to book locally. From scenic helicopter flights over the falls to white water rafting and sunset cruises.
Overnight: Victoria Falls  |  Breakfast

Days 3-4

Chobe National Park

Victoria Falls - Kasane (Botswana). We cross into Botswana on day 3 and travel to our lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. The rest of the day is free to relax by the pool and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Look out for warthogs scurrying around the grounds!

Chobe is famous for its picturesque scenery, wonderful sunsets and abundance of wildlife. On day 4 we enjoy an early morning game drive in Chobe National Park and a sunset game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River, spotting wildlife on the banks of the river.
Overnight: Chobe River (2)  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 5

Makgadikgadi Pans

Kasane - Nata Region. Today we travel to the Nata Region and visit the Makgadikgadi Pans. Situated North-East of Botswana, Makhadikgadi Pans is one of the largest salt flats in the world, extending from the Boteti River in the west to the Ntwetwe Pan in the East. Here we take in the beautiful sunset over the remains of an ancient 6500km2 lake.
Overnight: Nata Region  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Mapesu Private Game Reserve

Nata - Mapesu Private Game Reserve (South Africa). We travel through Botswana today and cross the Limpopo River into South Africa. We spend the next two nights at a lodge in Mapesu Private Game Reserve on the border of Mapungubwe National Park. Mapungubwe National Park and Mapungubwe Hill is at the center of the World Heritage Landscape where the first southern African kingdom was established in the 13th Century, it's also famous for its San rock art sites.
Overnight: Mapesu Private Game Reserve  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Mapungubwe National Park

We take a scenic morning walk to view the remarkably well-preserved Kaoxa Bushman paintings today and in the afternoon enjoy a sunset game drive in Mapungubwe National Park. Look out for wildlife in the park and take in spectacular views over the Baobab laden landscape.
Overnight: Mapesu Private Game Reserve  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Blyde River Canyon

Mapesu Private Game Reserve - Hazyview. We travel south today, along the beautiful Panorama Route to Kruger National Park. On our journey we visit Bourkes Luck Potholes and see the beautiful Blyde River Canyon, one of South Africa’s remarkable natural sights. The canyon is 26km long, averages 800m deep and forms the northern edge of the Drakensberg Mountain Range. At God's Window we take in the breath-taking view across the canyon and surrounding area. Late afternoon we arrive at our lodge where we'll spend the next 3 nights.
Overnight: Hazyview  |  Breakfast

Days 9-10

Kruger National Park

Kruger is the largest game reserve in South Africa and it's home to the Big Five, as well as numerous other species of fauna and flora. On day 9 we have an exciting full day game drive inside the park in open 4x4 vehicles, going in search of the Big Five.

The following day is free to relax before we head out on a late afternoon game drive inside the park in open 4x4 vehicles. As the heat reduces we're likely to enjoy sightings of more active animals in the park.
Overnight: Hazyview  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 11

Travel to Johannesburg

Hazyview - Johannnesburg. We travel to Johannesburg today, South Africa's biggest city and capital of its inland. Upon arrival spend the remains of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Johannesburg  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12

Johannesburg

Our incredible adventure comes to an end after breakfast. A departure transfer to O.R Tambo International Airport is included.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. This safari has a maximum group size of 16. The 'Twin Share' price is per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

Local payment - USD250pp, to be paid on arrival

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

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $3,855
USD $4,465
USD $3,855
USD $4,465
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $3,645
USD $4,465
USD $3,645
USD $4,465
USD $3,855
USD $4,665
USD $3,855
USD $4,665
USD $3,855
USD $4,665
USD $3,855
USD $4,665

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room

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.

Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Located just 1.4km from Victoria Falls, you're able to see the spray from the hotel when the falls are in full flood. Rooms are comfortable, boasting queen-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, a safe and climate control. Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the hotel, including outside on the sun terrace. There's a buffet breakfast at the onsite restaurant, and you can also enjoy meals outside by the pool, and enjoy a drink at either of the two bars.

Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Situated on the banks of the Chobe River in Kasane, Chobe Safari Lodge is is ideally located for exploring Chobe National Park. Rooms are spacious, with excellent facilities and private balconies. The restaurant serves a tasty selection of African and international cuisine, while the bar is a perfect place to relax with a cocktail in hand as the sun sets. The hotel also has an attractive sundeck and swimming pool overlooking the river. Keep a look out for warthogs scurrying around the grounds!

Nata Lodge, Nata Region

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Nata Lodge is an peaceful oasis, set on the edge of Botswana's famous Makgadikgadi salt pans, next to the diverse Nata Bird Sanctuary. The lodge offers 22 Luxury Wooden Chalets, set on stilts below swaying palms. These spacious en suite units feature a ball-and-claw bath, outdoor shower and air-conditioning. Set in lush gardens, guests can dine out under the star-filled African sky at the lodge restaurant and relax in the daytime at the palm-studded poolside, spotting many species of birds which flock to the lodge. Facilities at the lodge include wifi, a swimming pool, gift shop, bar and lounge area.

Mopane Bush Lodge - Wilderness Tented Camp, Musina

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Mopane Bush Lodge is located on the Mapesu Private Game Reserve and surrounded by unique sandstone formations, mopane bushveld and a myriad of wildlife. The 7200-hectare reserve is adjacent to Mapungubwe National Park. The Wilderness Tented Camp offers luxuriously appointed tents, each fitted with an ensuite bathroom with a large bath tub, outdoor shower, comfortable furnishings and a private deck. The tented camp is tucked away on a hillside, providing wonderful panoramic views of the reserve. At the lodge you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool and watch a spectacular sunset with a drink in hand from the bar. The lodge has a fine dining restaurant and free WiFi is available.

Hippo Hollow Country Estate, Kruger National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Hippo Hollow Country Estate is a family-friendly hotel located on the banks of the Sabi River on the edge of the Kruger ecosystem. Accommodation is in thatched chalets and traditional standard rooms. Set amongst well-maintained gardens (often with visitors in the form of elephants and other wildlife), there are two outdoor swimming pools and an onsite restaurant with views of a popular hippo gathering spot. Outdoor patio areas and ensuite bathrooms come as standard and the constant sound of the flowing river adds a tranquil element to this charming hotel. There's free Wi-Fi in public areas.

The Safari Club, Johannesburg

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

African-themed Safari Club is a luxurious yet homely accommodation close to Johannesburg airport. With just 17 rooms all uniquely styled to represent a specific area on the continent it is easy to make yourself at home here. The hotel boasts a beautiful garden and serves fantastic food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The friendly bar is the perfect place to relax in the evening whilst sipping on a tasty beverage or two. The hotel is situated just a 4 minute drive from the airport - so it is the ideal place to start, or finish, your African adventure.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Victoria Falls
Ends
Johannesburg
Departs
Tuesdays
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 15
Hotel Rating
Mid range lodges
Local Payment
USD250pp, to be paid on arrival
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide/driver
Meals
Breakfast: 11, Dinner: 6
Countries
Minimum Age
10 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Aerial view of the dazzling blue water of Victoria Falls
Baby elephant following adult elephant across the dirt road at Chobe National Park
Leopard staring majestically at the camera in Kruger National Park
Leopard staring majestically at the camera in Kruger National Park
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