Day Southern Adventure
Victoria Falls to Johannesburg & Vice Versa
(Trip Code: VJ11) Departs Vic every 2nd Sunday
Rate till 31 Dec 2011: R4 080 pp & Local payment: US$290 pp Single Supp N/A
Frequently asked questions
This trip starts in Victoria Falls and travels south through Zimbabwe, finishing in Johannesburg, South Africa. From the thunderous roar of the mighty Victoria Falls to the wildlife waterways of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, ending in one of Africa’s most famed National Game Parks, Kruger, this trip encompasses the best of what the Southern African game parks has to offer.
Please note that this trip starts on a Sunday and spends the first day in Victoria Falls. Should you wish to spend extra time there an earlier arrival should be planned and additional accommodation booked.
Pre Departure Meeting: Held at departure point at 5:00pm the day before your departure.
Departure Point: Victoria Falls Rest camp and Lodge, Parkway Rd.
Check In Time: 8:45am
Chobe National Park
DAYS 1: Victoria Falls
The Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. 1700 metres wide and around 100 metres high, this is the world's largest sheet of falling water and a memorable sight of any African Safari. All year round, flights can be taken in a fixed wing aircraft, micro lights, ultra lights or helicopters. On the ground, the fall can be seen from the Victoria Falls National Park with its many viewing points, or from the Zambian side. Each offers fantastic photographic opportunities.
White water rafting on the Zambezi is considered to be world class. Besides 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.
Bungi jumping enthusiasts can take the plunge from the Zambezi Bridge, which connects Zimbabwe and Zambia. There is also the option abseil in the Batoka Gorge, neither activities are for the feint hearted!
DAYS 2: Victoria Falls to Kasane
This morning we depart Victoria Falls after breakfast and cross the border of Zimbabwe into Botswana. We set up camp for the night and prepare for our afternoon game drive in Chobe National Park. Chobe is one of Botswana's premier game parks, renowned for the large herds of elephant around the Chobe River. (B,L,D)
DAYS 3: Kasane to Maun
An early morning start sees us travelling in southwesterly direction to Maun, our base camp before we start our Optional Excursion into the Okavango Delta. Today is a long days drive with lunch on the roadside. (B, L, D)
DAY 4: 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 as well as many other animals unique to Southern Africa.
Here you have the opportunity to partake in the optional 3 day / 2 night excursions into the Delta. In this excursion we travel approximately 1-2 hours north to the Mokoro poler's station.
From there we board Mokoro's, the local dug out canoes, which are poled by local guides through the winding waterways. Your guides will select a place to set up camp. An afternoon game walk will allow you to experience the Delta wilderness. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: Okavango Delta
A day of rest, relaxation and Delta experiences await. Today you will have the opportunity to partake in a number of activities including game walks, mokoro cruises, swimming and even a chance to try your hand at poling your own mokoro! (B,L,D)
DAY 6: Okavango Delta to Maun
There is a final opportunity for a morning game walk before packing up camp and setting off back to Maun. After arriving back in the early afternoon you have the opportunity to complete your picture of the Okavango Delta by taking an optional sunset scenic flight over the Delta region. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: Maun to Francistown
Today is a long days drive to Francistown. Francistown was originally a gold mining centre, but now days the town has expanded into a retail and wholesale shopping mecca. We stock up with supplies for the next few days.
(B, L, D)
DAYS 8: Francistown to Johannesburg
A night is spent in Johannesburg before we head for the lowerveld region and the famous Kruger National Park. (B, L, D)
DAY 9: Johannesburg to Hazyview - Kruger Park Backpackers:
Departing Johannesburg we head towards the Lowveld and the very famous Kruger National Park, our camp for the next two nights is 8 km from Kruger Parks Numbi Gate. Spoilt with a swimming pool and good hot showers we spend the evening around the campfire anticipating our game drive tomorrow. (L,D)
DAY 10: Kruger Park Backpackers, Hazyview
Today we explore the wonders of Kruger National Park. This is one of the most famous wildlife parks in the world. Covering an area of 21, 497 sq. km - 60 km wide and over 350 km long, this conservation area has more than 500 bird species, 114 reptile, 49 fish, 33 amphibians, 146 mammals and over 23000 plant species have been recorded. Today is spent in the Park on a full day game drive to see how many of the species can be found. Tonight there is an option of a night drive in the park (B, L, D)
DAY 11: Hazyview to Johannesburg
After a delicious campfire breakfast we start our journey to Johannesburg, we drive once again through beautiful ever changing scenery before entering the bustling city where our trip will finish. (B)
Local Payment: US$290
Victoria Falls - National Park Entry Fee
. . .US$ 20
Victoria Falls - Bungee Jump
. . .US$ 105
Victoria Falls - White Water Rafting on the Zambezi
. . .US$ 110
Chobe National Park - Game Drive
. . .US$ 35
Maun - 3 Day / 2 Night Drive-In/Mokoro Okavango Delta Excursion
. . .US$150
Maun - Scenic Flight over the Okavango Delta
. . .US$ 80
Kruger National Park - Night Game Drive
. . .US$ 45
(All prices are approximate and are subject to change)
Please note: This itinerary should be used as a guide only and may vary from day to day depending on road conditions, weather, political situations, and group decisions. Due to new tourism laws in some of the countries we operate in there may be a truck and crew change during the trip. All prices & Local Payments are subject to change with prior notice.
Please note that when you book this trip you are entitled to receive a free 3 day Hwange Safari. The Local Payment is still applicable for the trip. This offer must be taken up when booking your main trip. Conditions apply.
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