Kruger National Park to Victoria Falls8 Days

We are discontinuing our 7 DAY VICTORIA FALLS / CHOBE TOUR end December 2016. We have found that four days of travelling there and back with the resulting very, very long hours on the road, are too strenuous and boring to our clients – and above all – not sufficiently enjoyable. From beginning January 2017, we will be replacing this tour with our 10 DAY BOTSWANA / VICTORIA FALLS TOUR, having added four more excursions and three more overnight stops en-route (all included in the tour price), which we are positive will make it a more relaxed, more interesting and more enjoyable tour through Botswana to Victoria Falls and back – and the best value for money you will find. “Touring” – in the real sense of the word – each day of the tour. This is also the reason why we have given a more relevant name to this tour – “Botswana / Victoria Falls”.

  • All transport
  • All camping accommodation
  • Qualified and registered guide
  • All camping and other equipment Meals as specified in the detailed itinerary
  • Entry Fee for Maholoholo Animal Rehab (day1)
  • Conservation & Entry Fee for Kruger Park (day2)
  • Conservation & Entry Fee for Kruger Park (day3)
  • Entry Fee for the Sundowner Night Drive in Andova Reserve (day3)
  • Conservation & Entry Fee for Three Rondavels (day4 )
  • Accommodation cost for the night in Johannesburg (day4)
  • Conservation & Entry Fee for Rain Forest at Victoria Falls (day7)
  • All drinks (except coffee & tea with meals)
  • Meals not specified in the detailed itinerary
  • Visas, if required – client’s should determine if it would be required
  • Bedded accommodation (VF leg) – to be arranged, if available (on arrival) by client

Please Note

  • No drinks or Visas are included
  • Sleeping bags available for hiring at a set amount for the entire tour
  • Upgrade to bedded accommodation at a set additional fee

Itinerary in Short

Day 1 Thursday Gauteng to Campsite near Hoedspruit (visit to Maholoholo Animal Rehab)
Day 2 Friday Campsite into Kruger National Park (full day)
Day 3 Saturday Campsite into Kruger National Park (3/4 day), Sundowner Night Drive (Andova Reserve)
Day 4 Sunday Campsite to Gauteng (visit to Three Rondavels)
Day 5 Monday Gauteng (after Pickup) to Kwa Nokeng Lodge near border (Botswana)
Day 6 Tuesday Kwa Nokeng Lodge to Elephant Sands Camp near Nata (Botswana)
Day 7 Wednesday Elephant Sands to Victoria Falls Rest Camp in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Day 8 Thursday Victoria Falls

Full Itinerary

Thursday – (Start of the Kruger Park leg) Gauteng to Campsite

You will be collected by one of our friendly Selous Tours guides, meeting and setting off with your fellow travellerstowards our Campsite, Andover Nature reserve, which is nestled in the Greater Kruger National park area. Alongthe journey, regular refreshment stops will be made (at your own cost), heading towards Hoedspruit where we will doall our shopping. We then visit the Maholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre where you can interact with a varietyof animal species. One of the highlights is allowing a vulture to land on your protected arm and feeding it meat fromyour hand! From there we continue to our campsite where, while our cook will start preparing dinner, you will have theopportunity to clean up and relax while sitting around the campfire taking in the atmosphere and surroundings of theAfrican Bush.

Meals included:  Dinner

Friday – Campsite into Kruger National Park

The day begins as the sun rises. After a light breakfast, we head towards the Kruger National Park, entering at
Orpen Gate, where we pick up any last minute snacks/refreshments (your own at your own cost) for the exploratoryroad ahead. The day will be spent leisurely driving, and eagerly seeking out whatever game comes our way. Guideswill stop as often as desired for prime photo opportunities and to answer any questions. Our route will take us to apicnic spot where your Guide will provide you with brunch, while preparing you for the remainder of the day’s gameviewing, looking forward to getting a glimpse of the infamous Big Five. We stop for a short shopping opportunity atone of the rest camps, which offers a welcome opportunity to stretch your legs. The rest of the afternoon is spenttrying to find those animals that have eluded us during the morning drive. We then make our way back to camp, whereour cook will start preparing dinner while you clean up and relax around the campfire and enjoy the atmosphere,discussing what you had seen.

Meals included: Light Breakfast, Picnic Brunch, Dinner

Saturday – Campsite into Kruger National Park

Another early morning start and after a light breakfast we head back to the Kruger National Park. This time we head into a different part of the park to see if we can find those animals we missed the previous day. We stop again at on eof the other picnic spots for a brunch, and later another stop at one of the rest camps to stretch our legs. Slowly as the day goes by our game drive in The Kruger National Park comes to an end with the sun setting behind the Drakensberg Mountains. We arriving late afternoon at camp, While your evening meal is being prepared by our cook, you can get ready to journey back into the bush, this time in search of the nocturnal animals on the evenings Sunset Game Drive within the beautiful, 7000h.a Andover Nature Reserve. It is here, where our long day ends. Your cook has prepare one of our most favourite dishes, a South African Braai!!! The evening is spent sitting aroundthe campfire, reflecting and sharing your experiences of the last few days.

Meals included: Light Breakfast, Picnic Brunch, Dinner

Sunday – Campsite to Gauteng

A slightly later wakeup call which means our journey is nearly at an end. After a quick, light breakfast we head enroute to one of our well known touring spots: “The Three Rondawels”, part of the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third largest canyon in the world. Thereafter we continue on our journey back to Gauteng, stopping en-route for refreshments (at your own cost), and depending on the traffic, should arrive early afternoon at your pre-determined drop-off destination in Gauteng – cost of accommodation for this night is included in the tour price.

Meals included: Light Breakfast

Accommodation: Accommodation cost (at a pre-determined venue in Jhb) for this night is included in the tour price.

Monday: (Start of the Vic Falls leg) Gauteng to Kwa Nokeng Lodge just inside Botswana

Pickup’s start from approx. 08h00 (you will be notified the evening before) around Johannesburg and Pretoria, and we should leave this area around 10:00am. Your guide will stop at Lepelale for en-route refreshments and/or takeaways (own cost), foreign exchange (normally cheapest at Francistown in Botswane – your guide will assist) and last minute shopping while still on the South African side of the border. From there we head north, entering Botswana at Martins Drift Border Post. A mere one Km further we arrive at Kwa Nokeng Lodge for the night. Pool, bar and restaurant facilities are available to relax at while dinner is prepared by your guide.

Meals included:  Dinner

Accommodation: Camping, with optional upgrade to bedded accommodation (if available) at own cost

Tuesday: Kwa Nokeng Lodge to Elephant Sands (Botswana)

After a light breakfast, we head further north, stopping at Francistown for foreign exchange and en-route
refreshments and/or take-aways (own cost), to Elephant Sands which is a lovely lodge a short distance past Nata, where we stay the night. Here you can relax at the swimming pool and bar, overlooking a close-by waterhole, while watching animals 30 meters away, such as large herds of elephants and others (including lion and leopard), drinking and enjoying the water supply. A lovely buffet-dinner is prepared and served in their restaurant by the venue.

Meals included: Light Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping, with optional upgrade to bedded accommodation (if available) at own cost

Wednesday: Elephant Sands to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Due to a normally very hectic border crossing late mornings (especially during school holidays) at Kazungula Border Post into Zimbabwe, and to optimize the time spent at Victoria Falls, we leave very early – coffee, tea & rusks available while packing. We drive even further north, cross-border to the vibrant town of Victoria Falls in the Zambezi National Park where we will be staying for the next two nights at Victoria Falls Rest Camp. This route takes us through the Sibuyu, Kazuma and Kasane Forest Reserves where we always see herds of elephants and often a variety of antelope and sometimes lion, hyena and wild dog. The campsite is situated in the middle of town, within 10 minutes walking distance of just about everything, and have pool, bar and restaurant (also take away) facilities. Your guide will assist you with exchanging currencies and bookings for optional activities that you would like to do. Having enjoyed a very welcome lunch on arrival, we enter the Rain Forest during the afternoon, strolling (in normally very wet conditions due to spray from the waterfalls) along the pathways, enjoying sightseeing and the magnificent Victoria Waterfalls, 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, and flowing throughout the year, while the Zambian side consists of only 300 meters, and has no water flow during the winter months. A delightful evening meal will be prepared, and served, by your guide.

Meals included: Coffee, tea & rusks, Lunch

Accommodation: Camping, with optional upgrade to bedded accommodation (if available) at own cost

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 from a bridge in the world, elephant back and/or horse safaris, helicopter flights over the waterfall, canoe safaris, day trips to Hwange National Park, fishing safaris, game walks, superfast jet boat trips, ferry trips, abseiling, gorge swings, train trip on the bridge to halfway between Zimbabwe and Zambia, and much more. This evening we enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants of your own choice, at your own cost. This is normally the group’s festive outing.

Meals included: Light Breakfast

Accommodation: Camping, with optional upgrade to bedded accommodation (if available) at own cost

Friday: Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park (Botswana)

After a full breakfast, your tour ends here.

Meals included: Full Breakfast.

Tailor Made or Group Tours

  • Minimum 6 people

Selous Safaris & Tours will help design and put together tailor made tours to Chobe National Park (Botswana), Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Kruger National Park (South Africa), for groups with a minimum of 6 people.  Please provide all your prerequisites and requirements to enable us to get back to you with a quote.

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