Departs: Every Monday from your backpacker in: Johannesburg or Pretoria

DAY 1: GAUTENG TO KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY (BOTSWANA)

The tour departs early morning from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Your guide will stop en-route for breakfast (own cost), banks and last minute shopping while still on the South African side of the border. Your guide will assist you with exchanging currencies after crossing the border into Botswana. From there we head north towards Khama Rhino Sanctuary where we will have our first night sleepover at a campsite nearby. Here you can explore the various optional game drives and walking trails.

Accommodation: Camping with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Dinner

DAY 2: KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY TO ELEPHANT SANDS (BOTSWANA)

Late morning, after breakfast, we head further north to Elephant Sands, which is a lovely lodge close to Nata, where we stay the night. Here you can relax at the swimming pool and bar overlooking a close-by waterhole, while watching animals such as large herds of elephants and others, including lions and leopards, coming to drink water.

Accommodation: Camping with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3: ELEPHANT SANDS TO VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)

After an early morning light breakfast we drive even further north to the Zimbabwean border post. This takes us through the Kasane forest where we always see herds of elephants and often see a variety of antelopes and sometimes lion, hyena and wild dog. From the border we drive another hour to the vibrant town of Victoria Falls where we will be staying the next two nights. The campsite, Victoria Falls Rest Camp, is situated in the middle of town, within 10 minutes walking distance of just about everything. Your guide will assist you with exchanging currencies and bookings for optional activities that you would like to do. This afternoon we visit the magnificent Victoria Falls waterfall, 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. There is water there throughout the year.

Accommodation: Camping with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4: VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)

Victoria Falls and the surrounding areas offer a great variety of things to see and do. You will have plenty of free time 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 bridge bungi jump in the world, elephant back and horse safaris, flights over the waterfall, canoe safaris, day trips to Hwange national park, fishing safaris, game walks, super fast jet boat trips, abseiling, gorge swings and much more. On day 4 dinner is out at one of the local restaurants (own cost), which is normally a festive outing.

Accommodation: Camping with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Breakfast

DAY 5: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (BOTSWANA)

After a light breakfast we drive back to the Botswana border post through the Matetsi game reserve where we often see herds of elephants, sable antelope, buffalo and many more animal species. We arrive late morning in Kasane where we will be staying at a campsite on the shores of the Chobe River that is close to the gate of Chobe National Park. Here we often see hippo and large herds of animals. You will have the opportunity to change money and / or relax at the swimming pool and at the river shores. This afternoon we do a game drive in an open 4x4 vehicle inside Chobe national park, which is well known for its large variety and numbers of wildlife. These game drives are always very successful with spotting large numbers of wildlife. Dinner will be served on return to camp.

Accommodation: Camping with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: ITUMELA CAMPSITE (BOTSWANA)

We leave Kasane after a light breakfast, driving south towards Palapye. We stop at Frances Town for lunch and a last bit of shopping (own cost). Arriving late afternoon at Itumela (Palapye) where we will be setting up camp for the night. Here you can enjoy the pool bar and local cuisine.

Accommodation: Camping with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7: RETURN TO JOHANNESBURG & PRETORIA (SOUTH AFRICA)

We depart early morning driving south, crossing the border into South Africa. Your guide will drop you off at your backpacker hostel or hotel in Johannesburg & Pretoria. You will stop en-route for breakfast and lunch (own cost).

Included meals: No meals included

Included:

All transport
All accommodation
Qualified and registered guide
All camping and other equipment
Meals as specified above
Entrance & conservation fees to Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park game drive (open vehicles)
Entrance Fees to Victoria Falls

Excluded:

All drinks (except coffee & tea with meals)
Meals not specified above
Optional activities in Victoria Falls
Visas if required

Sleeping bag hire (Camping clients):

R90 (once off) per person, if you do not have a sleeping bag of your own.

Bedded accommodation:

All the camps / lodges have a variety of bedded accommodation and you have the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation upon arrival at the camps / lodges, but not before.

Optional Activities
Victoria Falls
Full day white water rafting (Low water, August to January) (rapids 1 to 21)US$ 130
Full day white water rafting (High water, February to July) (rapids 11 to 24)US$ 120
Half day white water rafting & river boarding (Low water, August to January, rapids 1 to 21)US$ 185
Bungee jump from the Victoria Falls bridgeUS$ 120
Bridge slideUS$ 35
Tandem Bridge slide (2 people)US$ 55
Bridge swingUS$ 120
Tandem bridge swing (2 people)US$ 190
Historical bridge tourUS$ 50
Helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls waterfall (13 minutes)US$ 130
Helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls waterfall (25 minutes)US$ 250
Elephant interactive safariUS$ 130
Walk with lionsUS$ 130
Game drive: Night drive including bush dinnerUS$ 110
Game drive: Morning or afternoonUS$ 90
Game walk: Morning walkUS$ 90
Half day upper Zambezi canoeingUS$ 110
Full day upper Zambezi canoeingUS$ 125
Upper Zambezi canoeing (wine route) (3 hours)US$ 60
Multi day canoe safaris on the Zambezi RiverOn request
Morning elephant interactive safari + Lion walkUS$ 200
Morning elephant interactive safari + Lion walk + Rhino tracking & Vulture restaurantUS$ 230
Afternoon elephant interactive safari + Rhino tracking + night game drive + bush dinner under starsUS$ 260
Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi RiverUS$ 35