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7 Day Victoria Falls

Depart every  Monday
Depart from  Johannesburg, Pretoria
End in  Johannesburg, Pretoria
Prices  Valid until 31 December 2014
Camping  R 8 000
Single supplement  None
Local payment  None

All transport
All camping accommodation
Qualified and registered guide
All camping and other equipment
Meals as specified in the detailed itinerary
Entrance fee to Rain Forest at Victoria Falls
Entrance & Conservation fees to Chobe National Park
Fee for Chobe National Park Game Drive (open vehicle)

All drinks (except coffee & tea with meals)
Meals not specified in the detailed itinerary
Visas if required
Bedded accommodation – to be arranged (on arrival) by client

Itinerary in short
Day 1:  Monday             Johannesburg/Pretoria to Khama Rhino Sanctuary (Botswana)
Day 2:  Tuesday            Khama Rhino Sanctuary to Elephant Sands (Botswana)
Day 3:  Wednesday       Elephant Sands to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Day 4:  Thursday          Victoria Falls
Day 5:  Friday               Victoria Falls to Thebe Camp at Chobe National Park (Botswana)
Day 6:  Saturday           Chobe National Park to Itumela Camp at Palapye (Botswana)
Day 7:  Sunday             Tour ends in Gauteng (Johannesburg/Pretoria)

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 - Monday: Gauteng to Khama Rhino Sanctuary (Botswana)
The tour departs early morning from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Your guide will stop en-route for breakfast (own cost), banks and last minute shopping while still on the South African side of the border. Your guide will assist you with exchanging currencies after crossing the border intoBotswana. From there we head north towards Khama Rhino Sanctuary where we will have our first night sleepover at a campsite nearby. Here you can explore the various optional game drives and walking trails.

Accommodation: Camping, with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost
Meals included on Day 1Dinner

Day 2 - Tuesday: Khama Rhino Sanctuary to Elephant Sands (Botswana)

Late morning, after breakfast, we head further north to Elephant Sands, which is a lovely lodge close to Nata, where we stay the night. Here you can relax at the swimming pool and bar overlooking a close-by waterhole, while watching animals such as large herds of elephants and others, including lions and leopards, coming to drink water.

Accommodation: Camping, with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost
Meals included on Day 2Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Wednesday: Elephant Sands to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

After an early morning light breakfast we drive even further north to the Zimbabwean border post. This takes us through the Kasane forest where we always see herds of elephants and often see a variety of antelopes and sometimes lion, hyena and wild dog. From the border we drive another hour to the vibrant town of Victoria Falls where we will be staying the next two nights. The campsite, Victoria Falls Rest Camp, is situated in the middle of town, within 10 minutes walking distance of just about everything. Your guide will assist you with exchanging currencies and bookings foroptional activities that you would like to do. This afternoon we visit the magnificent Victoria Falls waterfall, which is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is 1700 meters (1.1 mile) wide, making it the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The Zimbabwean side is the best side to view the waterfall from, as 1400 meters of the waterfall is on that side, as well as the main falls. There is water there throughout the year, while the Zambian side consists of only 300 meters out of the 1700 meters, and has no water during the winter months.

Accommodation: Camping, with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost
Meals included on Day 3Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Thursday: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Victoria Falls and the surrounding areas offer a great variety of things to see and do. You will have the whole day to explore the town, meet the locals, visit the African markets with its wide variety of very affordable arts and crafts made from wood, stone and beads, or to relax by the pool at the campsite in the heat of the day. The Victoria Falls region is nicknamed the “adventure capital of Africa” for a reason. It is well known for the large variety of fantastic activities (optional excursions) such as the best one day white water rafting in the world, the 111 meters bungi jump off the bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia which is the second highest bridge bungi jump in the world, elephant back and/or horse safarishelicopter flights over the waterfall, canoe safarisday trips to Hwange National Park, fishing safaris, game walks, superfast jet boat tripsferry trips,abseilinggorge swings and much more. On day 4 dinner can be had at one of the local restaurants of your own choice, at your own cost. This is normally the group’s festive outing.

Accommodation: Camping, with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost
Meals included on Day 4Breakfast

Day 5 - Friday: Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park (Botswana)

After a light breakfast we head back to the Botswana border post through the Matetsi Game Reserve where we often see herds of elephants, sable antelope, buffalo and many different animal species.

We arrive late morning in Kasane where we will be staying at a campsite on the shores of the Chobe

River,close to Chobe National Park gate. Here we often see hippo and large herds of animals. You will have the opportunity to exchange currencies and relax at the swimming pool or at the river shore. Lunch is served and later this afternoon we do a game drive with a open 4x4 vehicle in the Chobe National Park, well known for its large variety and numbers of wildlife. These game drives are always very successful with spotting of large numbers of wildlife. Dinner will be served on return to camp.

Accommodation: Camping, with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost
Meals included on Day 5Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Saturday: Chobe National Park to Itumela Campsite (Botswana)

We leave Kasane after a light breakfast, driving south towards Palapye. We stop at Francestown for lunch (at your own cost) and a last bit of shopping. We arrive late afternoon at Itumela Camp (Palapye) where we will be setting up camp for the night. Here you can enjoy the pool bar and local cuisine.

Accommodation: Camping, with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost
Meals included on Day 6Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Sunday: Return to Johannesburg & Pretoria (South Africa)

We depart early morning driving south, crossing the border into South Africa. We will stop en-route for refreshments and breakfast/lunch at your own cost, and should arrive late afternoon at your drop-off destinations in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Meals included on Day 7No meals included


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