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Kruger Park to Vic Falls Family Overland Safari

Tour Length11 days
Priced from pps $797 R10395 £641 740 A$1039 C$1062 NZ$1132 Full pricing info
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Summary of this Family Overland Tour

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  • Maximum tour group size 29 Travellers
  • Departs from Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ends at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Quick Itinerary Overview

From Johannesburg this Kruger Park to Vic Falls Family Overland Safari heads to Kruger National Park, for world-class game viewing in this top African game park.

Travelling to northern Botswana you can take an optional overnight camping trip into the Okavango Delta, exploring the pristine wilderness gem by mokoro and on foot. Then we stop over at a private conservancy near Nata, before taking a sunset boat cruise to spot the abundant wildlife and birds of Chobe National Park.

This Southern African Family Tour ends at the unforgettable natural spectacle of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Responsible Travel Note

During this trip you are likely to come across activities that encourage tourists to participate in lion, elephant or other wildlife interaction. This includes walking with lions, riding elephants and any other tourist operation putting travellers in close contact with animals that would normally live wild and separate from human contact.

We absolutely do not encourage or endorse this type of wildlife interaction operation. For more information on why this is not good for Africa's wild animals, please see our detailed blog post on the subject.

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Itinerary for this Tour

DAY 1: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park – South Africa

Leaving Johannesburg this Kruger Park to Vic Falls Family Camping Safari heads into the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, driving along the beautiful Panorama Route. Our first stop is the world-famous Kruger National Park, home to the Big Five of Africa.

On the first night we camp at an eco-friendly tented lodge inside Kruger National Park. This evening we sit back under star-studded skies, surrounded by the untamed bush.

  • Lunch & Dinner

DAY 2: Kruger National Park – South Africa

On day two we embark on game drives in Kruger National Park, going in search of the abundance of wildlife and birds inhabiting the diverse wilderness area. Covering about 21 497 km² Kruger Park hosts diverse flora and rich fauna, with over 146 mammal species, 500 bird species, 114 reptile species, 33 amphibian and 49 fish species.

We stop at view points in the national park and experience nature at its best.

Tonight we embark on a night drive in Kruger, a thrilling experience that gives you a chance to spot nocturnal wildlife and birds. You can upgrade to an open 4x4 safari vehicle for the game drives today, at extra cost.

  • Included Activity: Game Viewing in Kruger National Park & Night Game Drive
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3: Kruger National Park to Polokwane – South Africa

Today we leave Kruger National Park and drive up to Polokwane. We drive via one of the most stunning parts of South Africa - the Panorama Route. This drive takes us along the escarpment and into Blyde River Canyon stopping to take in the spectacular views at God’s Window.

We camp just outside of the safari hub of Polokwane, located near Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland. After setting up camp on the lawns, we relax and dip in the pool.

  • Included Activity: Blyde River Canyon
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 4: Polokwane to Palapye – Botswana

Travelling north today we make our way into Botswana, stopping briefly to top up on supplies. A long drive through rural landscapes brings us to the popular stopover of Palapye, a large town located mid-way between Francistown and Botswana's capital, Gaborone.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5: Palapye to Maun – Botswana

Driving through unpopulated rural Botswana, we head northwest to Maun. Maun is the closest town to the Okavango Delta, making it the most popular base for safaris into the famous delta.

Tonight we get ready for our optional overnight camping trip in the pristine Okavango Delta - an unforgettable wilderness experience. Your guide tells you more about what to expect in the delta, advising you on what to pack in your overnight bag.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6: Maun to Okavango Delta – Botswana

We leave Maun early this morning, driving north into the wild Okavango Delta. Stopping at a mokoro station, we transfer to the dug-out style canoes (mekoros) traditionally used in the watery delta.

A local guide stands in the back of the vessel, moving the canoe through the water with a long pole, two passengers per mokoro. We make our way deeper into the delta in the mekoros, taking in the scenery as our skilled 'polers' move us through the reed-lined channels and across tranquil lagoons. The local staff welcomes you to our mobile tented camp in the middle of the bush, showing you around. Settle in and have a refreshing drink, simply enjoying the unspoilt natural surroundings.

You can explore the delta by mokoro or on foot, discovering the unique flora and fauna of this wild habitat with your local guides. Large animals (including lions, buffalos and elephants) roam freely in the delta, making for thrilling bush walks and mokoro trips with your knowledgeable guides.

Tonight we lie back under starry skies listening to the calls of wildlife nearby. We stay in dome tents with twin beds and basic en-suite bathrooms (long drop and bucket shower), getting back to nature.

  • Optional Activity: Okavango Delta Camping Trip
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7: Okavango Delta to Maun – Botswana

Wake up in the heart of the Okavango Delta surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds of this truly wild place. Grab the opportunity to take a guided bush walk in search of the diversity of fascinating creatures and plants found here.

Then, it is time to pack up and return to Maun, retracing our steps by mokoro and then safari vehicle.

This afternoon you have the chance to take an optional flight over the Okavango Delta at extra cost. The scenic flight enables you to take in the sheer size and beauty of the delta, spotting wildlife as you admire the incredible views.

  • Optional Activity: Scenic Delta Flight
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8: Maun to Nata – Botswana

On day eight of our Kruger to Vic Falls via Botswana Overland Safari, we continue east to Nata.

Our next camp is set on a 16000 hectare private conservancy hosting a variety of wildlife and birds, near Nata. Watch for wildlife at the lodge's waterhole while you have a sundowner and swim in the pool, or head off for some game viewing in the conservancy. You have the option of embarking on a game drive or bush walk with professional guides, going in search of elephants, giraffes, buffalos, zebras, antelopes and predators such as jackals, lions and wild dogs.

  • Optional Activity: Game Drive or Bush Walk
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9: Nata to Kasane & Chobe National Park – Botswana

From Nata we travel north to Kasane town, close to Chobe National Park. We set up camp along the Chobe River - the major source of water in Chobe National Park, attracting a host of animals and birds.

We take a relaxing boat cruise on the Chobe River, famous for its excellent boat-based game viewing, admiring another beautiful African sunset from the river. Also, keep an eye out for hippos, elephants, birds and other animals that can be spotted from the camp.

  • Included Activity: Chobe River Boat Cruise
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10: Chobe to Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

On day 10 we head to Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River. When we arrive your guide will brief you on the activities available and you can unwind by the pool. In the afternoon we visit Victoria Falls - the largest sheet of falling water in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the natural wonders of the world, surrounded by Victoria Falls National Park on the Zimbabwe side. The local name Mosi-oa-Tunya means the 'smoke that thunders' and upon visiting you will see and hear why it is so named.

Our overnight camp is in the middle of Victoria Falls town, an ideal base for walking to local restaurants, sights, shops and booking agents, as well as Vic Falls.

  • Included Activity: Victoria Falls Entry Fees
  • Breakfast & Lunch

DAYS 11: Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

The Kruger Park to Vic Falls Overland Family Safari ends in Victoria Falls town after breakfast. We part ways having shared a utterly memorable journey through Southern Africa.

  • Breakfast

Accommodation Upgrade Available:

If you prefer fixed accommodation to camping there is an accommodation upgrade available for this tour. Please see the Full Pricing information above for details.

Please Note:

The Kruger Park to Victoria Falls Family Safari starts in Johannesburg, South Africa and travels north through Botswana before ending in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The Budget Family Camping Safari departs from Johannesburg on Sunday mornings. Should you wish to explore Johannesburg, an earlier arrival is recommended. Accommodation can be booked through African Budget Safaris.

This itinerary should be used as a guide only and may vary from day to day depending on road & weather conditions, political situations and group decisions. All prices & Local Payments are subject to change. Due to Tourism Laws in some of the countries we visit, there may be a truck and crew change during the safari trip.

Optional Extras and Excursions

For up-to-date and confirmed pricing info for optional items, please drop us an enquiry.

SOUTH AFRICA:

  • Johannesburg City Tour (pre-trip)
  • Soweto Tour - Joburg/ Pretoria
  • Kruger Park Open Vehicle Game Drive

BOTSWANA:

  • Okavango Delta Camping Trip
  • Scenic Okavango Delta Flight
  • Chobe Game Drive

ZIMBABWE (VICTORIA FALLS):

  • White Water Rafting
  • River Boarding combo Raft & Board
  • Zambezi Canoeing
  • Gorge Swing, Zip-line & Flying Fox
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Tandem Bungee Jump
  • Microlight over Vic Falls
  • Helicopter Flights over Vic Falls
  • Trip T-Shirt

Child Policy

This tour does take children.

The minimum age on this family-friendly trip is six years old.

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SOUTH AFRICA:

  • Johannesburg City Tour (pre-trip)
  • Soweto Tour - Joburg/ Pretoria
  • Kruger Park Open Vehicle Game Drive

BOTSWANA:

  • Okavango Delta Camping Trip
  • Scenic Okavango Delta Flight
  • Chobe Game Drive

ZIMBABWE (VICTORIA FALLS):

  • White Water Rafting
  • River Boarding combo Raft & Board
  • Zambezi Canoeing
  • Gorge Swing, Zip-line & Flying Fox
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Tandem Bungee Jump
  • Microlight over Vic Falls
  • Helicopter Flights over Vic Falls
  • Trip T-Shirt
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  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Camping accommodation
  • Safari transport
  • Activities as indicated
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  • International flights and visas
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  • Departure transfer
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  • Sleeping bag and pillows
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