Johannesburg to Vic Falls Family Tour
This tour takes you from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls in 11 days. Grab the Tour Dossier PDF .
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TypeFamily Tours, Camping Tours,
Packed with fantastic Game viewing including the world renown Kruger National Park - home to the 'Big Five'. Keep the adrenaline junkies happy in Victoria Falls trying out a variety of activities.
Your arrival airport transfer and pre-trip accommodation in a dorm bed is included in your trip price. Please advise flight details to book transfers - flight number, route, date and time.
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A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.
Day 1, Johannesburg to Hazyview
Johannesburg is where your tour will begin. Today is a travelling day so we have a early morning departure. We make our way to the outskirts of the renown Kruger National Park - home of the Big 5.
Day 2, Kruger National Park
The day is spent exploring the world renowned Kruger Park. 60km wide and over 350km long this conservation area has more than 23000 plant, 500 bird, 49 fish, 33 amphibian, 114 reptile and over 146 mammal species on record. You will have a full day game drive and then also the option of a night game drive.
Day 3, Hazyview to Polokwane
Today we bid farewell to the Lowveld and set off on a scenic drive to Polokwane. Stops along the way offer the best scenery in South Africa, including the ever-striking Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window. With tons of great viewpoints of the Canyon, you’ll want to whip out your camera for brilliant photo opportunities. Polokwane, capital of Limpopo, is the largest metropolitan complex in the north and a major economic centre. Its proximity to the neighbouring countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland, as well as its convenient distance from the Kruger National Park and Magoebaskloof makes it a perfect gateway and good destination in itself. We set up our tents on the lush green grass of our campsite located outside of the city before enjoying a dip in the lovely swimming pool.
Day 4, Polokwane to Musina
Travelling north, today we journey towards Zimbabwe after a quick replenishing of our stocks. The long, relaxing drive gives opportunity to sit back and enjoy the ever changing scenery. Tonight we’ll camp near to one of the hottest towns in South Africa, Musina, at the hot water spring resort – Tshipise. Situated between the rolling hills, the resort is well known for its natural hot water springs. Once we’ve set up camp, you’re free to enjoy the pools, walking trails or various other activities on offer here.
Day 5, Musina to Masvingo
We depart early this morning and cross the border into Zimbabwe. Once we have cleared customs we make our way to the historic town of Masvingo and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. You are free to explore these ancient walls at your leisure.
Day 6, Masvingo to Gweru
Today we journey to Gweru, and stop at The Antelope Park. Here there a variety of wildlife species, including giraffe, elephants and zebra. One of the highlights of this Park is 'Walking with the Lions' and there are plenty of other exciting activities to choose from too.
Day 7, Gweru
Spend the day at leisure or try one of the many activities that are available: try your hand at fishing, elephant riding, walk with lions, the list is endless - you can even swim with elephants, assuming it is warm enough to do so!
Day 8, Gweru to Bulawayo
A scenic drive takes us to Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. It has a nice, laid back atmosphere and its unusually wide streets used to accommodate turning a full span of oxen. Many old British colonial buildings are still maintained as heritage sites and this tree-lined town has many interesting places to visit.
Day 9, Bulawayo
Here we visit the Matobo National Park which is renowned for its many leopards, black eagles and rhino. Many caves and rock paintings are evidence of the ancient San inhabitants in this area and Cecil Rhodes (after whom Rhodesia was named) was buried here at his own request.
Day 10, Bulawayo to Victoria Falls
Now we head north, making our way to one of the natural wonders of the world, the mighty Victoria Falls. Entry fee for the Victoria Waterfalls is included in the tour. Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) will be a memorable finish to this trip and it's not difficult to see why. At 1700 m wide and approx 100 m high, this is the world's biggest sheet of falling water!
Day 11, Victoria Falls
The last day on safari gives you the opportunity to just relax and enjoy this spectacular natural wonder or you can join in the adrenalin rush that Victoria Falls is known for. Most activities are available throughout the year. On the ground the Falls can be seen from the Victoria Falls Park or from the Zambian side. Take a flight which will give you a panoramic view of the Falls, Batoka Gorge and the islands above the falls. Photographic opportunities abound. We suggest you allow yourself a few days after your safari if you wish to partake in some of the many activities.
Meals included in your tour cost
10 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 9 Dinners
Highlights included in your tour cost
Huge complex of 300+ buildings Old stone architecture Oldest ruins in Southern Africa Ancient trading post Mysteriously abandoned
There are 22 optional activities available on this trip.
Prices shown are approximate
Antelope Park Lion Breeding Program
Fishing on the Dam
Game Ride by Horseback
Gweru Elephant Ride
Gweru Elephant Swim
Kruger National Park Night Drive
Victoria Falls Adrenaline Day
Victoria Falls Bungee Jump
Victoria Falls Elephant Ride
Victoria Falls Flight of Angels
Victoria Falls Helicopter Flight
Victoria Falls Horse Rides
Victoria Falls Microlight Flight
Victoria Falls National Park
Victoria Falls Rhino Walk
Victoria Falls Scenic Flight
Walk with the Lions - Gweru
White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River
Zambezi Gorge Swing
Zambezi River Rafting & Boarding Combo
Zambezi River Sunset Dinner Cruise
Zimbabwe Walking Safaris
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This tour goes through: Kruger National Park, Gweru, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls & 5 other destination(s) in Africa.TOUR DETAIL
Crew: 3 crew (including cook)
Vehicle: Overland Truck
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The highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!
— Anne B (27) from Ireland
The trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!
— Michael & Silke from Germany
I loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)
— JoJo E (61) from Switzerland
Finally home and had a great timeâ€¦. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…
— John E from Canada
I did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.
— Juca from Uruguay