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Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Overland Trip: 10 nights 11 Days

Type of safari- Overland Safaris , Destination - South Africa

Tour Summary

This tour is packed with exciting Game viewing. The world renown Kruger National Park is home to the 'Big Five'. The Victoria Falls offers adrenaline junkies a variety of activities.


Day 1: Johannesburg - Hazyview, South Africa
Departing Johannesburg you head towards the Lowveld and the very famous Kruger National Park, your camp for the next 2 nights is 8km from Kruger Parks Numbi Gate. Spoilt with a swimming pool and good hot showers you spend the evening around the campfire anticipating your game drive tomorrow. Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2: Kruger National Park
Today you explore the wonders of Kruger National Park. This is one of the most famous wildlife parks in the world. Covering an area of 21, 497 sq km – 60km wide and over 350km long, this conservation area has more than 500 bird species, 114 reptile, 49 fish, 33 amphibians, 146 mammals and over 23000 plant species have been recorded.

Today is spent in the Park on a full day game drive to see how many of the species can be found. Tonight there is an option of a night drive in the park. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Hazyview - Graskop
After a quick replenishing of your stocks you leave the Lowveld, climbing up in altitude to the beautiful town of Graskop, it is from this gateway that we get to explore the beauties of Mpumulanga, known for some of the best landscape in South Africa. Your stops for the day include the ever striking Blyde River Canyon and God's Window.

There is a chance to view the Canyon from the many viewpoints, which offers fantastic photographic opportunities. You then set up camp on lush green grass and enjoy the luxuries of a swimming pool with the most amazing view. For those in a party mood the small town of Graskop's nightlife is something to be indulged in. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Messina, South Africa
A long yet lovely day's drive as you head up north toward Zimbabwe, this is your chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the ever changing scenery, tonight is your last night in beautiful South Africa in a town called Messina – said to be one of the hottest areas in South Africa.

Years back this was a flourishing copper mining area, but with the mines closing down in the early 1990's it tumbled into the darkness of a small quiet ghost town. With the discovery of diamonds it has again once flourished into its former self, and now a sphere filled with history. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Masivingo, Zimbabwe
Leaving South Africa you enter Zimbabwe, a country of tradition, culture, soul and a lot of scenic beauty. You make your way to the town of Masivingo, which lies in the outskirts of the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. Great Zimbabwe was the greatest medieval city in sub-Sahara and provides evidence that an ancient African civilization reached a very high level of civilization.

The name Zimbabwe is derived from the Shona word meaning great stone houses. The grand setting and history soaked walls certainly qualify as one of the highlights of your trip. You will have the time to wander around this ancient wonderland before setting up camp for your first night in Zimbabwe. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6: Masivingo - Gweru, Zimbabwe
Once you have finished exploring this historic area you continue your journey to Gweru, situated in the Zimbabwe Midlands. Here you stop over at The Antelope Park. People say you have not been to Zimbabwe until you have visited the Victoria Falls...AND The Antelope Park.

Here you have the opportunity to partake in an incredible experience unique to The Antelope Park - 'Walking with the Lions'. In addition to the Lions there is an abundance of other wildlife species in the park such as Elephants, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest and over 150 bird species. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7: The Antelope Park
Today is spent as leisure with a variety of activities to enthral you. From walking with Lions, Elephant riding, swimming on the majestic Elephant, to trying your hand at fishing the list is endless. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe with a laid back atmosphere. It is noted for the exceptionally wide streets, which were originally designed to allow space for a full span ox wagon. The city is still characterised by the many old British colonial buildings, maintained by the Bulawayo City Council as heritage sites.

There are a number of interesting places to visit in Bulawayo such as The Natural History Museum, the National Arts Gallery and the Mzilikazi Arts and Crafts Centre, providing work for over 70 people. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Matobo National Park
Today you take in Matobo National Park. The park is one of the last strongholds of both Black and White Rhino, and the region is renowned for its high concentration of Leopard and Black Eagle. There are numerous caves and rock paintings which once again is evidence of the ancient San inhabitants of this area.

Cecil Rhodes (after whom Rhodesia was named) is buried here at his own request, but there is some controversy over whether he will stay! You will spend time game driving through the park giving you an insight into the unique geological, ecological and historical environment. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10: Victoria Falls
Heading north you make your way to the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. Victoria Falls is one of the memorable sights on your African safari.

Day 11: Victoria Falls
Your final day on safari allows you the opportunity to partake in the adrenalin rush that Victoria Falls is renowned for…or just relax and take in what is one of the true natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls.

There are many activities available all year round such as, flights can be taken which gives you a panoramic view of the Falls, Batoka Gorge and the islands above the falls. Back on the ground, the Falls can be seen from the Victoria Falls Park with its many viewing points, or from the Zambian side. All offer fantastic photographic opportunities.

Safari - Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Overland Trip: 10 nights 11 Days - GSAOS - 02
No. of Pax
2Pax
4Pax
6Pax
Prices (USD) Per Person Sharing (PP) Per Day
USD430
USD420
USD410
Total Cost (Tour days x Price of Per Person Sharing)
USD9460
USD18480
USD27060
No. Of Tour Days 11 Days


 
 
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