Kruger to Victoria Falls Overland

Overview

This 12-day overland safari explores the many jewels in southern Africa’s crown. Combining game drives, game walks, cultural excursions, a sunset boat cruise, and an opportunity to experience the famous Victoria Falls, this tour really does have it all. Utilising 3 and 4-star accommodation with excellent guides, you can expect an abundance of opportunities for wildlife viewing from within a collection of southern Africa’s finest parks and reserves

Itinerary

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the SAFARI CLUB or similar for your overnight stay. (D)

DAY 2: JOHANNESBURG – HAZYVIEW
After breakfast, you will be transferred to your accommodation via the Panorama Route. Spend the day exploring the Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Luck Potholes and Gods Window. Three nights at HIPPO HOLLOW ESTATE. (B)

DAY 3: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Today you will enjoy a full-day game drive within Kruger National Park, home of the Big 5 and an incredibly biodiverse ecosystem. (B)

DAY 4: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, embark on an afternoon game drive in Kruger National Park. (B)

DAY 5: KRUGER – MAPESU PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Today you will depart Kruger and travel north through Limpopo Province, towards the Botswana border. Visit Mapungubwe National Park, the site of the first southern African kingdom and some San rock art sites. Two nights MOPANE BUSH LODGE WILDERNESS TENTED CAMP. (B, D)

DAY 6: MAPESU PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Enjoy a morning walk to view the Kaoxa Bushman paintings. Later in the day, you will be taken on a sunset drive to admire the spectacular views over a baobab-dotted landscape. (B, D)
DAY 7: MAKGADIKGADI PANS
This morning you will be transferred across the Botswana border and into the Nata area. In the afternoon, visit the iconic Makgadikgadi Pans, where you can enjoy a captivating view of the sunset over the remains of the ancient lake. Overnight at NATA LODGE. (B, D)

DAY 8: CHOBE RIVER
Today you will head north to CHOBE SAFARI LODGE, where you will spend two nights. Your accommodation is situated on the banks of the Chobe River. (B, D)

DAY 9: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Today you will depart on an early morning game drive in Chobe National Park. Chobe is renowned for its large elephant and buffalo populations, array of birdlife and diverse landscape. (B, D)

DAYS 10 – 11: VICTORIA FALLS
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya– ‘the smoke that thunders’. Arrive at midday and enjoy both days at leisure to experience all that this wonderful site has to offer. Take a tour of the falls, enjoy a sunset boat cruise, or experience some of the many activities on offer at the ‘adrenalin capital’ of Africa (own expense). Two nights at SPRAYVIEW HOTEL. (B)

DAY 12: VICTORIA FALLS
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your onward flight, which marks the end of your tour. (B)

Includes

• 11 nights accommodation in lodges, hotels and tented camps
with private facilities on a twin share basis
• Meals as indicated (B, L, D)
• Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary
• Transport is in a Mercedes Sprinter
NOTE:
Based on a minimum of 2 passengers travelling together.
Local park fee and activity payment:
$250 USD per person payable to guide in cash on day of arrival.

Subject to change without notice.

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Nata Lodge

Nata Lodge invites guests to enjoy comfortable accommodation whilst discovering the beauty of Botswana. Embark on guided safari tours to nearby wildlife reserves such as Chobe National Park, and encounter diverse wildlife along the way. Cultural experiences, such as visits to local villages and traditional performances, provide insight into Botswana’s rich heritage.

Mopane Bush Lodge
Wilderness Tented Camp

Nestled in South Africa’s Limpopo Province, Mopane Bush Lodge offers a serene escape amidst the untamed beauty of the African bush. Unwind in tented accommodations nestled among ancient mopane trees for an authentic safari experience. Embark on guided game drives and bush walks for thrilling encounters with diverse wildlife. Mopane Bush Lodge assures an unforgettable retreat into the heart of South Africa’s wilderness.

Hippo Hollow

Hippo Hollow is nestled amongst lush indigenous gardens on the outskirts of Hazyview and is only a 10-minute drive from the world-famous Kruger National Park. Hippo Hollow has 37 chalets and 54 courtyard rooms. The beautifully maintained gardens, with two swimming pools, are home to a wonderful variety of bird species, and the Sabie River attracts hippo, crocodiles, monkeys, waterbirds and even elephants. There is an à la carte restaurant offering a variety of mouth-watering dishes and South African wines from the wine cellar.

Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. The lodge has recently been refurbished and offers a choice of luxury river rooms or the new safari rooms. Relax in the pool at the end of the day of enjoy a meal in the open-air restaurant.

Cresta Sprayview Victoria Falls

The Cresta Sprayview Hotel is 20 minutes from the Victoria Falls International Airport and is the first hotel you encounter as you get into town. Accommodation is ideally situated, in walking distance of the town of Victoria Falls, and offers 65 rooms. The hotel includes 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a swimming pool and 24 hour reception.

Lahia Tented Lodge

Discover Lahia Tented Lodge, where luxury meets wilderness. Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the Central Serengeti, all from the comfort of spacious, canvas tents with modern comforts. Accommodating 25 tents, Lahia Tented Lodge is situated 90km from the Serengeti National Park and is the ideal place from which to experience the thrill of safari.

Lion's Paw Camp

Positioned right at the very edge of Ngorongoro Crater, Lion’s Paw Camp offers a unique view across the caldera.  Guests indulge in tranquil luxury, and are spoilt every sunrise and sunset with views across the vast savannah. Enjoy thrilling game drives to explore the diverse landscape, immerse yourself in the local Maasai culture, and make unforgettable memories at this intimate camp.