Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

We travel through parts of the Kalahari to Maun – the gateway of the Okavango Delta. After the Delta excursion we continue our journey North to Chobe for some safari experiences on land and on the water.

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Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

The 9 day overland group tour and safari from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls includes highlights such as the Okavango Delta, safaris in Chobe National Park and of course the world famous Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

The tour conveniently starts in Johannesburg in South Africa and quickly crosses the border into Botswana. We travel through parts of the Kalahari to Maun – the gateway of the Okavango Delta. After the Delta excursion we continue our journey North to Chobe for some safari experiences on land and on the water.

The group tour ends at one of the 7 wonders of the world – the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

This tour is offered in two travel styles:

1. Camping: Clients mostly overnight in comfortable two-man dome tents, with built in mosquito nets and of course a mattress… and a couple of nights are upgraded to budget rooms. 
2. Accommodated (hotels/ lodges): Clients overnight in a comfortable twin rooms or permanent safari tents, mostly with en-suite bathrooms.

This Tour is available  in both directions – North (N) and South (S).
Please look in the “Departure Dates” tabs for the departure dates in the direction you would like to travel.   

Camping
Lodges & Hotels

Route Preview

Tour priceZAR 19 950
Single supplementZAR 900
*Okavango Delta upgrade (optional, see day 4)ZAR 15 460 (accommodated only)
How long9 days
Group size20 clients max
Start pointJohannesburg, South Africa
End pointVictoria Falls, Zimbabwe
MealsBreakfast x 8, Lunch x 8, Dinner x 8
CountriesSouth Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Included: Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary, transport, registered guides and selected activities as per itinerary.
Excluded: flights, all items of a personal nature, alcohol, snacks, souvenirs, tips and optional activities etc.

Below is the Itinerary for Johannesburg to Victoria Falls – North (N).
The Itinerary for the Tour South (S) is exactly the same but from the bottom up.

Day 1: Johannesburg, South Africa to Kalahari Gateway
Our group tour and safari from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls begins as we leave the city of Johannesburg. On day one we travel through the North-West Province to the Botswana border. After completing border formalities we continue on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop in Botswana.

Day 2: Kalahari Gateway to Ghanzi
After breakfast we venture deeper into the Central Kalahari and our camp in the Ghanzi district, here we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people (aka Bushmen). This afternoon we will join our San guides for a guided walk that will introduce us to the many secrets of their survival in the Kalahari Desert. The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part in their lifestyle. This evening we will get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance and story-telling.

Day 3: Maun – the gateway to the Okavango Delta
This morning we bid farewell to the San and make our way to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. There will be time this afternoon for those who wish to enjoy an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Your guides will brief you this evening on what you will need for the upcoming Delta excursions.

Day 4: Okavango Delta
The most rewarding and enjoyable way to explore and experience the beauty and serenity of this intricate system of lily covered channels and lagoons, is by mokoro (dugout canoe). Heading out early, we will be transferred by safari vehicle to the poling station (approximately 1 hour transfer) where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta. The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons. Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your poler. After the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the mooring station. While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game (wildlife) viewing activity, a variety of game may be encountered in this pristine wilderness area including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra.

Please note: Those guests who have pre-purchased the Okavango Delta upgrade package will be transferred into the Delta this morning and will re-join the group on the morning of day 6.  For all the details, click here

Day 5: Maun (Moremi Game Reserve)
For those guests who have purchased the activity package, you will be collected from the hotel before first light and we will drive to the South gate to enter Moremi Game Reserve. As the lagoons and channels form a vital section of the Okavango Delta eco-system, sightings of bird and animal populations become more frequent as the day progresses. The game viewing routes chosen on the day by the professional guide may vary especially when high floods are experienced as certain roads may be closed or impassable. Those guests who have not purchased the activity package have the day to relax at the accommodation establishment.

Day 6: Nata and the Makgadikgadi Pans
Our journey today takes us across the northern reaches of the Makgadikgadi Pans, lined with majestic examples of the iconic Baobab tree. Our activity package will afford us the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon guided excursion to the Pans and Nata Sanctuary to appreciate the spectacular view and sundowner (having a drink while enjoying the sunset).

Day 7: Chobe National Park
We rise early this morning as we continue north to our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our safari in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoon. Our day ends with a leisurely boat cruise and a meal served around the campfire.

Day 8: Kasane – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border to Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline and upon arrival you will have the chance to book these various activities. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Tonight we enjoy an optional dinner out, your guide will assist you to decide on the many options available.

Day 9: Victoria Falls
With the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a scenic flight over the falls below, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls. Your tour officially ends after breakfast.

Reference # 9SSJV

Below are the Departure dates for the Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Tour – North (N)
Direction:
Johnnesburg to Victoria Falls

Please note: This tour runs as a combination of the Camping and the Accommodated tour. This means that there will be camping AND accommodated clients on the same tour, with the only big difference being that the campers camp at night and those who booked the accommodated tour will have a room at the lodge/ hotel for the night.

Group size: On our standard group tour the number of clients is limited to 20 clients.

Departure DatesReturn Dates 
April  
03-Apr-2110-Apr-21 
17-Apr-2124-Apr-21 
May  
01-May-218-May-21German Guide/Translator
15-May-2122-May-21Guaranteed Departure
29-May-215-Jun-21 
June  
26-Jun-213-Jul-21 
July  
10-Jul-2117-Jul-21Guaranteed Departure & GER
24-Jul-2131-Jul-21 
August  
07-Aug-2114-Aug-21Guaranteed Departure
21-Aug-2128-Aug-21 
September  
04-Sep-2111-Sep-21German Guide/Translator
18-Sep-2125-Sep-21 
October  
02-Oct-219-Oct-21Guaranteed Departure
16-Oct-2123-Oct-21 
30-Oct-216-Nov-21 
November  
13-Nov-2120-Nov-21German Guide/Translator
27-Nov-214-Dec-21Guaranteed Departure
December  
11-Dec-2118-Dec-21 

Reference # 9SSVJ

Below are the Departure dates for the Victoria Falls to Johannesburg Tour – South (S)
Direction:
Victoria Falls to Johnnesburg

Please note: This tour runs as a combination of the Camping and the Accommodated tour. This means that there will be camping AND accommodated clients on the same tour, with the only big difference being that the campers camp at night and those who booked the accommodated tour will have a room at the lodge/ hotel for the night.

Group size: On our standard group tour the number of clients is limited to 20 clients.

Departure DatesReturn Dates 
April  
27-Apr-214-May-21German Guide/Translator
May  
11-May-2118-May-21 
25-May-211-Jun-21Guaranteed Departure
June  
08-Jun-2115-Jun-21 
July  
06-Jul-2113-Jul-21German Guide/Translator
20-Jul-2127-Jul-21Guaranteed Departure
August  
03-Aug-2110-Aug-21Italian Guide/Translator
17-Aug-2124-Aug-21 
31-Aug-217-Sep-21 
September  
14-Sep-2121-Sep-21Guaranteed Departure & GER
28-Sep-215-Oct-21 
October  
12-Oct-2119-Oct-21Guaranteed Departure
26-Oct-212-Nov-21 
November  
09-Nov-2116-Nov-21German Guide/Translator
23-Nov-2130-Nov-21 
December  
07-Dec-2114-Dec-21Guaranteed Departure
21-Dec-2128-Dec-21 

Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about adventure or overland tours to Africa.

 

Before and after the tour services
To help with the planning of your trip, you are more than welcome to book these hotels before and/ or after your tour through us. These hotels are either the starting or end point of your tour, or it will be conveniently close to it. These hotels also offer airport transfers. For information on prices, just click Hotels and Transfers.

The group tour from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls departs from the Belvedere Estate in Johannesburg

The Belvedere Estate is located close to Johannesburg and the OR Tambo International Airport. This 4 star hotel/ lodge is set on 2.5 hectares of lush gardens with 15 en-suite, fully equipped, self-catering rooms, a sparkling swimming pool, braai (BBQ) boma, bar, lounge…

 
The overland group tour and safari from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls ends in Zimbabwe

The Rainbow Hotel is situated 4km from the town centre of Victoria Falls, far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of the bush, but close enough to get into town quite easily if required. There is a complimentary shuttle that operates between the hotel and the town of Vic Falls…

Route Preview

Tour priceZAR 25 950
Single supplementZAR 2150
*Okavango Delta upgrade (optional, see day 4)ZAR 15 460 (accommodated only)
How long9 days
Group size20 clients max
Start pointJohannesburg, South Africa
End pointVictoria Falls, Zimbabwe
MealsBreakfast x 8, Lunch x 8, Dinner x 8
CountriesSouth Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Included: Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary, transport, registered guides and selected activities as per itinerary.
Excluded: flights, all items of a personal nature, alcohol, snacks, souvenirs, tips and optional activities etc.

Below is the Itinerary for Johannesburg to Victoria Falls – North (N).
The Itinerary for the Tour South (S) is exactly the same but from the bottom up.

Day 1: Johannesburg, South Africa to Kalahari Gateway
Our group tour and safari from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls begins as we leave the city of Johannesburg. On day one we travel through the North-West Province to the Botswana border. After completing border formalities we continue on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop in Botswana.

Day 2: Kalahari Gateway to Ghanzi
After breakfast we venture deeper into the Central Kalahari and our camp in the Ghanzi district, here we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people (aka Bushmen). This afternoon we will join our San guides for a guided walk that will introduce us to the many secrets of their survival in the Kalahari Desert. The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part in their lifestyle. This evening we will get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance and story-telling.

Day 3: Maun – the gateway to the Okavango Delta
This morning we bid farewell to the San and make our way to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. There will be time this afternoon for those who wish to enjoy an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Your guides will brief you this evening on what you will need for the upcoming Delta excursions.

Day 4: Okavango Delta
The most rewarding and enjoyable way to explore and experience the beauty and serenity of this intricate system of lily covered channels and lagoons, is by mokoro (dugout canoe). Heading out early, we will be transferred by safari vehicle to the poling station (approximately 1 hour transfer) where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta. The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons. Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your poler. After the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the mooring station. While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game (wildlife) viewing activity, a variety of game may be encountered in this pristine wilderness area including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra.

Please note: Those guests who have pre-purchased the Okavango Delta upgrade package will be transferred into the Delta this morning and will re-join the group on the morning of day 6.  For all the details, click here

Day 5: Maun (Moremi Game Reserve)
For those guests who have purchased the activity package, you will be collected from the hotel before first light and we will drive to the South gate to enter Moremi Game Reserve. As the lagoons and channels form a vital section of the Okavango Delta eco-system, sightings of bird and animal populations become more frequent as the day progresses. The game viewing routes chosen on the day by the professional guide may vary especially when high floods are experienced as certain roads may be closed or impassable. Those guests who have not purchased the activity package have the day to relax at the accommodation establishment.

Day 6: Nata and the Makgadikgadi Pans
Our journey today takes us across the northern reaches of the Makgadikgadi Pans, lined with majestic examples of the iconic Baobab tree. Our activity package will afford us the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon guided excursion to the Pans and Nata Sanctuary to appreciate the spectacular view and sundowner (having a drink while enjoying the sunset).

Day 7: Chobe National Park
We rise early this morning as we continue north to our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our safari in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoon. Our day ends with a leisurely boat cruise and a meal served around the campfire.

Day 8: Kasane – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border to Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline and upon arrival you will have the chance to book these various activities. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Tonight we enjoy an optional dinner out, your guide will assist you to decide on the many options available.

Day 9: Victoria Falls
With the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a scenic flight over the falls below, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls. Your tour officially ends after breakfast.

Reference # 9SSJV

Below are the Departure dates for the Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Tour – North (N)
Direction:
Johnnesburg to Victoria Falls

Please note: This tour runs as a combination of the Camping and the Accommodated tour. This means that there will be camping AND accommodated clients on the same tour, with the only big difference being that the campers camp at night and those who booked the accommodated tour will have a room at the lodge/ hotel for the night.

Group size: On our standard group tour the number of clients is limited to 20 clients.

Departure DatesReturn Dates 
April  
03-Apr-2110-Apr-21 
17-Apr-2124-Apr-21 
May  
01-May-218-May-21German Guide/Translator
15-May-2122-May-21Guaranteed Departure
29-May-215-Jun-21 
June  
26-Jun-213-Jul-21 
July  
10-Jul-2117-Jul-21Guaranteed Departure & GER
24-Jul-2131-Jul-21 
August  
07-Aug-2114-Aug-21Guaranteed Departure
21-Aug-2128-Aug-21 
September  
04-Sep-2111-Sep-21German Guide/Translator
18-Sep-2125-Sep-21 
October  
02-Oct-219-Oct-21Guaranteed Departure
16-Oct-2123-Oct-21 
30-Oct-216-Nov-21 
November  
13-Nov-2120-Nov-21German Guide/Translator
27-Nov-214-Dec-21Guaranteed Departure
December  
11-Dec-2118-Dec-21 

Reference # 9SSVJ

Below are the Departure dates for the Victoria Falls to Johannesburg Tour – South (S)
Direction:
Victoria Falls to Johnnesburg

Please note: This tour runs as a combination of the Camping and the Accommodated tour. This means that there will be camping AND accommodated clients on the same tour, with the only big difference being that the campers camp at night and those who booked the accommodated tour will have a room at the lodge/ hotel for the night.

Group size: On our standard group tour the number of clients is limited to 20 clients.

Departure DatesReturn Dates 
April  
27-Apr-214-May-21German Guide/Translator
May  
11-May-2118-May-21 
25-May-211-Jun-21Guaranteed Departure
June  
08-Jun-2115-Jun-21 
July  
06-Jul-2113-Jul-21German Guide/Translator
20-Jul-2127-Jul-21Guaranteed Departure
August  
03-Aug-2110-Aug-21Italian Guide/Translator
17-Aug-2124-Aug-21 
31-Aug-217-Sep-21 
September  
14-Sep-2121-Sep-21Guaranteed Departure & GER
28-Sep-215-Oct-21 
October  
12-Oct-2119-Oct-21Guaranteed Departure
26-Oct-212-Nov-21 
November  
09-Nov-2116-Nov-21German Guide/Translator
23-Nov-2130-Nov-21 
December  
07-Dec-2114-Dec-21Guaranteed Departure
21-Dec-2128-Dec-21 

Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about adventure or overland tours to Africa.

 

Before and after the tour services
To help with the planning of your trip, you are more than welcome to book these hotels before and/ or after your tour through us. These hotels are either the starting or end point of your tour, or it will be conveniently close to it. These hotels also offer airport transfers. For information on prices, just click Hotels and Transfers.

The group tour from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls departs from the Belvedere Estate in Johannesburg

The Belvedere Estate is located close to Johannesburg and the OR Tambo International Airport. This 4 star hotel/ lodge is set on 2.5 hectares of lush gardens with 15 en-suite, fully equipped, self-catering rooms, a sparkling swimming pool, braai (BBQ) boma, bar, lounge…

 
The overland group tour and safari from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls ends in Zimbabwe

The Rainbow Hotel is situated 4km from the town centre of Victoria Falls, far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of the bush, but close enough to get into town quite easily if required. There is a complimentary shuttle that operates between the hotel and the town of Vic Falls…

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