Itinerary | Vic Falls, Okavango, Kruger to J’burg
Vic Falls, Okavango, Kruger to J’burg
DAYS 1: Victoria Falls (B)
We stay beside Victoria Falls in Victoria Falls town, there is lots to see and do. Adventure activities abound – you can bungee jump, white water raft, and go game-viewing on horseback or walking with lions. More sedate excursions include canoeing, light aircraft or helicopter flights over the Falls and the sunset cruise on the Zambezi. Though the Falls themselves are the main attraction, you can walk in the rainforest along the cliff opposite for an excellent view.
Optional Activities – Bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge, abseil down the Gorge. Fly over the Falls. Whitewater raft down the Zambezi. Float serenely down the river deep below the cliff topped gorge.
DAY 2: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Chobe, Botswana (B/L/D)
We visit Chobe National Park at Kasane town; sandwiched between the Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibian borders. In the park you can take an overnight game drive; a wild experience – excellent game viewing is a must. With large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo, all coming to eat and drink along the Chobe Riverfront, especially in the dry months. Lions, antelopes and hippos inhabit live in the surrounding forests and shallow lakes in the Linyanti Marsh. The seasonal flooding grasslands at Savuti Marsh have worldclass bird watching
Included Activity: Chobe National Park overnight game trip
DAY 3: Chobe National Park to Kasane (B/L/D)
Back in camp, you can have a break, after all the adventure. Take an optional boat cruise on the Chobe River, or spend your time by the pool.
DAY 4: Kasane to Maun (B/L/D)
We travel along the edge of the Kalahari Desert to Maun a small town on the edge of the Okavango Delta, the starting point for the Delta trip.
DAY 5: Maun to Okavango Delta (B/L/D)
A Mokoro is a traditional dugout canoe and your transport into the Delta. As you glide through the waterways, you will see a fantastic array of wetland wildlife, birds in particular, and you will come across hippos in the water and elephants drinking on the shore. You can go on a walking safari to look for giraffe, buffalo and rare antelope – the overnight stay is a great wilderness experience.
Included Activity: Overnight Delta excursion
DAY 6: Okavango Delta to Maun (B/L/D)
Up early and it’s off walking with the guide, a unique chance to see the game on foot; elephants, herds of grazing zebra and pods of hippos. Try learning how to pole your mokoro, or try to catch a catfish; the guides make it look so easy. A last swim in the clear delta water before heading back to the truck and campsite for a shower and cold drinks. Time permitting you can take a scenic flight over the Delta from Maun
DAY 7: Maun to Palapye (B/L/D)
We leave Maun for Palapye; a long drive through the bushlands heading southeast
DAY 8: Palapye to Blyde River Area, South Africa (B/L/D)
This 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. It is classified as a ‘green canyon’ due to the uncommon occurrence of vegetation that lines it (uncommon as most canyons are in desert areas and are fairly barren). The main viewpoints along the canyon are the 3 Rondavels, named for the shape of the traditional huts or houses the people of the area used to live in; and Gods Window that affords a breathtaking view across the canyon and surrounding area.
Please note that there is a small entry fee at each of these attractions you can pay for on arrival. The money generated goes toward the support of the local communities. There are also many locals you sell their local crafts here.
DAY 9: Blyde River Canyon to Nkambeni Camp (B/L/D)
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, then towards Kruger National Park and our campsite in the park.
Included Activity: Night Game Drive
DAY 10: Nkambeni Camp, Kruger National Park (B/L/D)
We spend the day looking for the game in the park. If you wish you can take an evening game drive. Included Activity: Game driving in Kruger National Park
DAY 11: Kruger National Park to Johannesburg (B)
We head towards Johannesburg and the end of our trip. There is a lot to do in J’burg so we suggest you allow yourself a few extra days there to look around.