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J'burg, Kruger to Vic Falls & Zimbabwe - Itinerary

DAY 1: Johannesburg to Nkambeni Camp
From Johannesburg we head towards the Lowveld and our camp situated within the border of the famous Kruger National Park. On our way we pass through the southern section of the picturesque Panorama Route – famous for its vistas. Our camp for the next two nights is a short drive from the Kruger Park Gate and has some interesting local residents -hippo, giraffe, zebra and impala.
Included: Kruger National Park night game drive

DAY 2: Nkambeni Camp
Today we explore Kruger. 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 keeping an eye out for these. There is the option of doing a night drive looking for a few of the nocturnal inhabitants or upgrading to a small vehicle for the game drive at an additional cost.
Included Activity: Game Drives

DAY 3: Nkambeni Camp to Polokwane
From the Lowveld and a long, scenic drive to Polokwane. Along the way we stop off at some of the best scenery in South Africa, including the ever striking Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window. Polokwane, capital of Limpopo. We set up our tents on the green grass of our campsite located outside of the city before enjoying a dip in the pool.
Included Activity: Blyde River Canyon

DAY 4: Blydepoort to Palapye
North to Botswana. Palapye is a popular stopover town for those en route to South Africa, great for stocking up

This country has spectacular game viewing, hundreds of elephants splashing in the Chobe River and the Okavango Delta and its maze of lagoons.

DAY 5: Palapye to Maun
Maun is the starting point for travel into the Delta to set off to the Okavango Delta. Tonight we prepare our provisions and packs for our overnight night excursion. We suggest bringing along a smaller daypack on your trip as this can be used to pack the supplies needed for this short excursion.

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. The Delta has a variety of bird life and animals which unique to this wetland. Have your camera as you get guided through the dozens of mazes. The Okavango Delta is a bird lover’s paradise enjoyed by all, best explored by foot and mokoro. With over 400 species of birds, 70 species of fish and an abundance of wildlife, your experience in the delta will leave you wanting to explore the whole of Africa.

DAY 6: Maun to Okavango Delta An overnight excursion into the Delta. After an early rise, we pack and drive north for a couple of hours to reach the mokoro poler station. The Delta region is studded with many local villages where many families live traditionally. The villages are remote, reached only by dugout canoes At the Mokoro station we meet our polers and head out into the waterways to our tented camp by the waters.

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.
Included Activity: Overnight Delta excursion

DAY 7: Okavango Delta to Maun
Back to 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).

DAY 8: Maun to Nata Region
We leave this beautiful part of Botswana behind us this morning as we depart to Elephant Sands. Once we have arrived at our campsite you can game drive or a bushwalk. 
Optional Activity: Game Drive/Bush Walk

DAY 9: Nata Region to Chobe National Park
North to the town of Kasane to camp on the banks of the Chobe River. The Chobe River is the  border between Botswana and Namibia and Zambia; the main water source to the Chobe National Park. Elephant, hippo and many bird fly by the campsite.
Included Activity: Boat cruise on the Chobe River

The word Zimbabwe is believed to have two meanings, 1) it is believed the word Zimbabwe and means “large house of stone” in the Shona (Karanga Dialect) language

DAY 10: Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This morning we continue to the border of Zimbabwe and then a short drive to Victoria Falls Town. Named after the famous World Heritage site and Water Falls on the Zambezi River by tVictoria Falls National Park. Our campsite is in the centre of town, just walking distance of the adventure booking agents, restaurants and shops.

A down the main road takes you to the entry point to view the falls, between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), named by David Livingstone, 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, quite a site. An afternoon is spent relaxing at the campsite, viewing the Victoria Falls.
Included Activity: Entrance to Victoria Falls

DAY 11: Victoria Falls
After breakfast, we finish the trip We suggest booking additional days after your trip to take advantage of the optional excursions available at Victoria Falls.

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