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Upgraded Southern Africa Safari Experience

18 days, Johannesburg to Maun

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Make those African safari dreams come true on this amazing adventure through some of the greatest national parks in southern Africa, like Kruger and Chobe, to search for nature’s wildest animals in their natural habitats. Visit the verdant green waterways of the Okavango Delta, which also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage site. Be on the lookout for the famed “big five” as you drive on safari through Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, and feel the rush and power behind the epic Victoria Falls where you’ll also enjoy a family dinner at a private home nearby; the best way to get to know the true heart of Zimbabwe.

18 days

Johannesburg to Maun

From$61179HKD
Valid on Jun 4 2022
Trip Code: DSSJ

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Make those African safari dreams come true on this amazing adventure through some of the greatest national parks in southern Africa, like Kruger and Chobe, to search for nature’s wildest animals in their natural habitats. Visit the verdant green waterways of the Okavango Delta, which also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage site. Be on the lookout for the famed “big five” as you drive on safari through Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, and feel the rush and power behind the epic Victoria Falls where you’ll also enjoy a family dinner at a private home nearby; the best way to get to know the true heart of Zimbabwe.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, 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 12, avg 10

Age requirement: 12+

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

Visa Requirements

18 days

Johannesburg to Maun

From$61179HKD
Valid on Jun 4 2022
Trip Code: DSSJ

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Itinerary

Day 1Johannesburg

Arrive at any time. Transfer to hotel. Enjoy a traditional South African braai (barbecue) welcome dinner.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Foodie Moment Traditional South Africa Braai (Barbecue)

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 2Johannesburg/Greater Kruger Area

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 near the Kruger National Park and this evening enjoy a delicious South African dinner in the boma.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3Kruger National Park

Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive through Kruger National Park in an open vehicle. Take in views of the abundant wildlife including elephants, lions, and giraffe. In the late afternoon, return to the lodge where you can relax on the deck with views of the surrounding area.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4Greater Kruger Area/Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area. This afternoon, meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project who will share fascinating information about their efforts to protect cheetahs and other carnivores. After, the researcher will join us on our evening wildlife safari drive.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Enjoy early morning and afternoon safari drives with our local guides, searching for buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos – Africa's famed "big five". In our down time, relax at the camp, take a walk around the grounds, or enjoy a cool drink on the deck.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Karongwe Private Game Reserve/Johannesburg

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

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7Johannesburg/Victoria Falls

Catch a flight to the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Visit a nearby village and go grocery shopping in the bustling market. Then sit down with a local family for dinner, helping your hosts prepare a traditional Zimbabwean meal using the ingredients you picked out, and hear stories about local life and culture.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8Victoria Falls

Tour the magnificent Victoria Falls today, then opt for a scenic sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, soar above the falls in a helicopter, or take a day trip to Chobe National Park.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Victoria Falls

Spend the day getting to know Victoria Falls with a variety of optional activities and adventures. Zip line over the Zambezi River, float down the river on a relaxing sunset cruise, or walk some of the surrounding paths and feel the spray of the fierce falls on your face.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Victoria Falls/Hwange National Park

The morning is yours to get to know Victoria Falls. Perhaps you’ll choose to go on a guided tour of these magnificent falls and UNESCO World Heritage site. Afterwards, the group will travel to the headquarters of the Painted Dog Conservation where you’ll listen to a talk about the efforts of this organization to protect and rehabilitate injured African wild dogs. Then enjoy a safari into Hwange National Park which happened to be an important elephant sanctuary in Zimbabwe and one of the largest wildlife reserves.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 11Hwange National Park

Enjoy a full-day safari through the grasslands of Hwange National Park. Spend time tracking elephant, buffalo herds, giraffes, lions, and zebras that call this place home. As the day comes to a close, take some time to unwind on the deck of the lodge and keep a lookout for more wild animals at the lodge’s watering hole.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Hwange/Chobe NP

Leave Hwange and its animals behind to travel north where the group will cross the border into Botswana to arrive in Kasane. Kasane happens to be known as the entryway of Chobe National Park. Relax into the lodge you’ll be staying in before hopping on a boat safari along the Chobe River which winds through the park. Search for hippos and crocodiles hiding in the water, elephants taking a bath, and the variety of birdlife that call the banks of the river home. If you’re lucky the sunset over the river from the boat’s deck will be spectacular.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 13Chobe NP

There’s always more to see in Chobe National Park which is why you’ll head out on another safari this morning along the banks of the river. See how many different kinds of wildlife you can spot before finishing back at the lodge. For the rest of the day you can choose to relax or embark on another river safari, but this time on a specialized photography boat.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 14Kasane/Okavango Delta

Hop on a plane and travel to the Okavango Panhandle in Botswana. After getting settled in our remote lodge the group will embark on a boat cruise through the waterways of the delta. Later you’ll listen to a talk about the Okavango Wilderness Project which is essentially working to survey the biodiversity of the Okavango in order to better protect this environment in the future. You’ll also watch the documentary “Into the Okavango”.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15Okavango Delta

Immerse yourself in the Okavango Panhandle today with some very knowledgeable local guides. Climb aboard a mokoro and travel down the Okavango River in search of wildlife and search for bird life on bush walks. After all the adventure you’ll be ready to settle into your tent in the remote bush camp for the rest of the evening. There will also be a three-course dinner around a campfire while the group listens to the night music of the delta.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16Okavango Delta

Today, see more of the Okavango Delta’s rather wild habitat on foot or by mokoro again. Spend time spotting all sorts of bird life and other creatures before heading back to the lodge later in the afternoon where you have free time to relax, take a nap, sit by the fire, or go for a swim.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 17Okavango Delta/Maun

Board a flight to the town of Maun where you are in for a night of storytelling and traditional foods with local author Bonty Botumile. Listen closely as she shares her deep knowledge of the region’s cultural history and finish the night off with a group meal and captivating stories around the campfire.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 18Maun

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Foodie Moment: Traditional South Africa Braai (Barbecue), Johannesburg
  • Your Discover Moment: Victoria Falls
  • Arrival transfer
  • Panorama Route scenic drive
  • Private nature reserve wildlife safari drives in open vehicles
  • Open-vehicle wildlife safari drives in Kruger, Hwange and Chobe National Parks
  • Tour of Victoria Falls
  • Chobe boat safari
  • Wildlife excursions by boat and on foot in the Okavango Panhandle
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (6 nts), safari lodges/camps (6 nts), comfortable safari tent (2 nts), comfortable tent or chalets (2 nts), bush camp (1 nt).

Meals

17 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 15 dinners
Allow USD215-280 for meals not included.

Transportation

Plane, air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle, 4x4, walking, boat, mokoro.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) for Kruger and Botswana, local CEO in Victoria Falls, local guides/rangers.

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

Evening Photo Safari on Chobe River - From $1229.00

The Chobe River is home to incredible wildlife, and there is no better way to spot (and photograph) it. Climb aboard a custom designed boat equipped with mounted DSLR cameras. During this three-hour safari, instructors help you capture the perfect wildlife shots, with chances to spot elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and birds. This tour includes transfers, park fees, refreshments, camera usage (DSLR cameras with zoom lens), 8G photo memory card and an exclusive seat on the eight-seat photo boat.

Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride - 15min - From $1279.00

You don't want to miss the opportunity to see Victoria Falls from above. Watch the Zambezi River make its way toward the gorge and form the largest waterfall in the world. During your 15-minute ride, you will have time to take in the incredible views over the falls, Livingstone Island, and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park 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. Includes pick-up and drop-off from hotel and a 12-15min flight. Please note there is a cost for an additional park fee paid for on-site at time of the activity.

Zambezi River Sunset Cruise - From $389.00

Climb aboard and cruise along the beautiful Zambezi River. Enjoy some snacks, drinks, a festive atmosphere, and gorgeous views of the sunset. It's the ideal way to end an eventful day in Victoria Falls.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Upgraded Southern Africa Safari Experience

| 18 days - Johannesburg to Maun - from $61179 HKD