Africa Safari Tour Adventure - 18 days

Kruger, Victoria Falls & Botswana Safari Safari Tour

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Safari Overview

Any year is the perfect year to witness nature’s greatest spectacles on an African safari. Discover some of the continent’s celebrated wildlife reserves including Kruger and Chobe National Parks. Enjoy two nights on an excursion through the panhandle of the Okavango Delta, watch herds of elephants drink the waters of the Chobe River, and sit down to an unforgettable family dinner at a private home near Victoria Falls. Our small group size ensures maximum exposure to everything this region has to offer.

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Is This Kruger, Victoria Falls & Botswana Safari Safari Right For You?

Duration: 18 days

Cost: Starting From:$7799 USD PP

Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam ? all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours such as private transport (including internal flights on some tours) and more included meals and activities.

Physical Rating: 2 – Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 14.

Age requirement: 12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

What’s Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Kruger National Park entrance fee with game drive in open vehicle
  • Private nature reserve game drives in open vehicles
  • Lecture and game drive with a researcher
  • Tour of Victoria Falls
  • Zimbabwe family home dinner
  • Open-vehicle game drives in Savuti, Chobe National Park, Khwai River, and Moremi area
  • Okavango two-night houseboat stay
  • Botswana storytellers’ dinner
  • Savuti-Chobe lecture
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Guest house (2 nts), hotel (6 nts), comfortable safari tent (7 nt), houseboat (2 nts).

Meals

17 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 12 dinners
Allow USD280-365 for meals not included.

Transportation

Plane, air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle, 4×4 vehicle, van, walking, boat.

Experts & Staff

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) for Kruger portion, G representative in Victoria falls, CEO/driver in Botswana, local guides/rangers.

Itinerary

Day 1Johannesburg

Arrive and transfer to the guest house. Enjoy a traditional South African braai (barbecue) welcome dinner.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2Johannesburg/Kruger National Park

Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and God’s Window. Continue to our tented camp located just outside Kruger National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3Kruger National Park

Opt to take a morning game drive or bush walk, or relax on the deck with views of the watering hole, a popular spot for game to visit. This afternoon, take an included game drive inside Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle. Take in views of the abundant wildlife from your seat. Return to the camp and enjoy a delicious South African dinner on the deck or in the boma.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4Kruger National Park/Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area to enjoy open vehicle game drives while searching for Africa’s famed Big Five.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Take part in an early morning game drive and then enjoy brunch and free time at the lodge. In the afternoon, meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Carnivore Conservation Programme, a project headed by National Geographic grantee Kelly Marnewick. A member of Kelly’s team will teach us about their ongoing research and join us on our evening game drive.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Karongwe Private Game Reserve/Johannesburg

After one last safari game drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy dinner at our local guest house.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7Johannesburg/Victoria Falls

Fly to Zimbabwe and enjoy a guided tour along the trails of the famous falls. Gain insight into what life?s like in Africa with a walk through a local market and dinner at a family homestead. Meet the family, learn their history, and share stories as you help prepare a traditional Zimbabwean dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8Victoria Falls

Enjoy a free day to explore the area. Take part in a river safari, cultural tours, whitewater rafting, canoeing, or a helicopter ride over the falls.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9Victoria Falls

Spend the day exploring your beautiful surroundings.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10Victoria Falls/Okavango Delta

Cross the border into Botswana, via Namibia, and head to the Okavango Panhandle to our houseboat, your home for the next two nights in the world’s largest inland delta. Travelling by houseboat allows you to explore a more secluded area of the delta.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Okavango Delta

Enjoy your day on the houseboat with early morning and late afternoon wildlife excursions. Your small boat takes your into channels and waterways for optimal wildlife viewing and birdwatching. Opt to enjoy a cultural excursion to Tsoldilo Hills to view ancient San Bushman rock paintings or choose to relax on deck with a cool drink as you watch the scenery pass by.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Okavango Delta/Maun

Transfer to the frontier town of Maun and enjoy an evening of culture and traditional foods with celebrated author Bonty Botumile and the Thari-E-Ntsho Storytellers. This local enterprise is dedicated to preserving Botswana?s heritage and providing youth with employment opportunities in the arts. Option to take a scenic flight over the delta.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 13Maun/Moremi Game Reserve

Drive to the Khwai River area bordering Moremi Game Reserve. With astounding wildlife, this area has been rated one of the best for game viewing in the world. Relax this evening on the camp deck, admiring the stunning views with a cool drink.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14Moremi Game Reserve

Embark early on an open vehicle game drive in Moremi and surrounding concession areas. Break for lunch before continuing on with the game drive. Return to camp in the afternoon with time to relax at the comfortable tented camp.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15Moremi Game Reserve/Chobe National Park

Travel deeper into the Chobe wilderness to Ghoha Hills. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding bush. Relax at our camp and learn more about the Savuti and Chobe parks and reserves during a talk with a local wildlife and bush survival expert. Embark on a late afternoon game viewing in open vehicles around the hills and waterholes. Be on the lookout for elephants, giraffes, hippos, and lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16Chobe National Park/Kasane

In the morning, take a slow drive along the southern bank of the Chobe River. In the afternoon, opt to take a sunset photography river cruise or game drive for wildlife viewing. You?ll be accompanied by an expert wildlife photographer and guide who will help you get the perfect shot.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 17Kasane/Victoria Falls

Cross the border back into Zimbabwe for our final evening.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 18Victoria Falls

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Okavango Delta Flight – $120.00

Get a fresh perspective on the vast African wilderness with a view only a select few will ever see. Hop aboard a 5-seater airplane and enjoy the stunning scenery from above.

Chobe Photo River Safari – $130.00

Experience this once in a lifetime wildlife photo safari where you’re set up with everything you need plus the instruction required to take incredible safari photos! Perfect for both beginner and experienced photographers.

Chobe Photo Game Drive – $130.00

Experience this once in a lifetime wildlife photo safari where you’re set up with everything you need plus the instruction required to take incredible safari photos! Perfect for both beginner and experienced photographers.

Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride (Zimbabwe) – $162.00

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to see Victoria Falls from above. Watch the Zambezi River make its way toward the gorge, forming the largest waterfall in the world. During your 15 minute ride, you will have time to take in the incredible views while snapping as many pictures as you like. You may be lucky enough to see some giraffes and elephants in the surrounding landscape and even catch a rainbow over the falls. Please note there is a cost for an additional park fee paid for on-site at time of the activity.

Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride (Zambia) – $160.00

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to see Victoria Falls from above. Watch the raging Zambezi River make its way toward the gorge, forming the largest waterfall in the world. During your 15 minute ride, you will have time to take in the incredible views while snapping as many pictures as you like. You may be lucky enough to see some giraffes and elephants in the surrounding landscape and even catch a rainbow over the falls.

Victoria Falls River Rafting (Zambia) – $160.00

Take the opportunity to go whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River while Victoria Falls roars above. Depart in the morning and head to the river, spend the morning navigating through the canyon that forms the famous falls. This adrenaline filled day will be one to remember. Please note: River conditions and activity pricing vary depending on the seasons. High water season is from about February to July. Low water season generally runs from August to January each year – this is when the Zambezi is at its very wildest. The “closed season” is dependent on the season?s rains, and usually is from March to April; during this time rafting on the river is not permitted. This activity price excludes a $10 park entrance fee.

Victoria Falls River Rafting (Zimbabwe) – $165.00

Take the opportunity to go whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River while Victoria Falls roars above. Depart in the morning and head to the river, spend the morning navigating through the canyon that forms the famous falls. This adrenaline filled day will be one to remember. Please note: River conditions and activity pricing vary depending on the seasons. High water season is from about February to July. Low water season generally runs from August to January each year – this is when the Zambezi is at its very wildest. The “closed season” is dependent on the season?s rains, and usually is from March to April; during this time rafting on the river is not permitted. This activity price excludes a $10 park entrance fee.

My Own Room – $1999.00

If you’re traveling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.