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16 DAY SOUTH AFRICA,BOTSWANA & FALL'S SELF-DRIVE

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day on safari
  • Twice daily safari drives
  • Optional bush walk
  • Conservation levy

Price excludes:

  • All Transportation
  • Drinks
  • Purchases of a personal nature

 

16 DAY SOUTH AFRICA,BOTSWANA & VICTORIA FALLS SELF-DRIVE

OVERVIEW

Follow the footsteps of David Livingstone on this 16-day 4×4 adventure from Johannesburg to Botswana and the Victoria Falls! Go on a one way 4×4 journey north with this trip. Start in South Africa and end at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Optionally, you can head for Livingstone in Zambia. This trip includes bookings for National Parks in South Africa and Botswana. It is perfect for adventurous travellers who like the main part and the accommodations booked in advance. Prevent disappointments at National Parks and save yourself a lot or time: book this self-drive package deal, which includes, among other things, camping spots in Moremi and Chobe National Parks.

JOHANNESBERG

DAY 1

The first day or your journey, and your arrival in Johannesburg. Arrival time or course depends on your flight: KLM arrives in the evening while most other airlines fly by night and arrive on the morning or the first travel day. 

PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK

DAY 2

This Botswana and South Africa self-drive starts with 2 nights in Pilanesberg National Park. Make your first game drives here and familiarise yourself with the 4×4 and the camping gear. Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 180 km, duration about 2 hours.

PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK

DAY 3

Game drives and relaxation, enjoy the sunset and a barbecue on the campsite. Accommodation: camping.

MARAKELE NATIONAL PARK

DAY 4

A short drive to the Marakele National Park. You will arrive here late in the morning. In the afternoon you have time to discover the park with the 4×4. Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 120 km, duration about 2 hours. 

KHARMA RHINO SANCTUARY

DAY 5

Travel from Marakele National Park farther north to the Kharma Rhino Sanctuary. Depending on when you leave, you will arrive in the afternoon. See the last rhinos of Botswana here: if you’re lucky, you’ll see several on the game drive through the park or at one of the watering places from the hide. Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 360 km, duration about 5 hours.

KUBU ISLAND

DAY 6

Kubu Island in the Makgadikgadi salt pans is the next destination in Botswana. The journey will first take you across gravel and tarmac roads, but after that the real 4×4 adventure begins with a winding track across stretches of salt pans. After various cattle fences you will be able to see Kubu Island on the horizon. The campsite is simple and located near the island. Discover Kubu Island on foot and enjoy the big view and a stunning sunset. Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 250 km, duration about 4 hours.

GWETA

DAY 7

Head straight across the Ntwetwe pan today, which is definitely one of the main attractions of this self-drive journey. The dusty journey will be rewarded with a stay at Planet Baobab in Gweta. Accommodation: camping. Explore Gweta in the afternoon or relax at the pool. Travel distance: 110 km, duration about 3 hours.

MAUN

DAY 8

A short drive to Maun. After 6 nights of camping there is a lodge for this night. You can arrange various things for your journey in Maun, like buying supplies and tanking Diesel for the coming days of wildlife reserves. Accommodation: chalet. Travel distance: 200 km, duration about 3 hours.

MOREMI GAME RESERVE THIRD BRIDGE

DAY 9

After spending the morning in Maun, continue to the Moremi Game Reserve. Third Bridge, at the border of the Okavango Delta, is today’s destination. After you’ve crossed Buffalo Fence, this day will be filled with game drives and spotting the safari animals of the reserve. You have a good chance of seeing lions, hyenas, and leopards, just as elephants and antelopes. The campsites in Botswana do not have fences, so various animals will visit the camp during the day and in the night. Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 130 km, duration about 5 hours.

 

MOREMI GAME RESERVE KHWAI

DAY 10

The 4×4 journey from 3rd Bridge to Khwai in the Moremi Game Reserve is one big game drive where you’ll see many animals. We advise you to start early so you can make another game drive loop around the Savuti camp before you go on to the Moremi Reserve. Arrive at North Gate and the Khwai campsite in the afternoon. After setting up camp, you can relax or go on an evening game drive along the Khwai River. Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 60 km, duration about 3 hours.

SAVUTI

DAY 11

Travel north from Moremi and deep into Chobe National Park. The 4×4 is indispensable on the sandy tracks. Arrive in Savuti in the afternoon. This part of Chobe is well-known for its bull elephants and the Savuti Pride (a lion pride) living in the Savuti Marsh. Savuti Channel, running through the area and ending in the Savuti Marsh, was dry for many years, but water has been running through for several years now. In the afternoon, you’ll have plenty of time for an extensive game drive and continue to explore this remarkable region of Botswana. Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 110 km, duration about 5 hours.

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

DAY 12

A bumpy ride across dirt roads leads straight through Chobe National Park to Ihaha at the Chobe River. You can make a game drive in the morning before you head for Ihaha. In addition to seeing the many kinds of antelopes, it’s very likely you’ll meet lions, elephants, and bison. Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 140 km, duration about 4 hours.

KASANE

DAY 13

Head east next, and follow the Chobe River to Kasane. On the way you have a good chance of spotting animals, like elephants at watering places. Arrive at the Chobe Safari Lodge in the afternoon, where you can go on a sunset cruise on the Chobe River. Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 40 km, duration about 2 hours.

VICTORIA FALLS

DAY 14

Deliver the car to the rental agency in the morning, before continuing to Zimbabwe. Arrive at your hotel in Victoria Falls around noon. Accommodation: Hotel. Travel distance: 80 km, duration about 2 hours.

VICTORIA FALLS

DAY 15

An entire day off to relax at the hotel, go on an excursion like rafting on the Zambezi River, and of course visit the Victoria Falls! Accommodation: Hotel. Travel distance: 0 km.

DEPARTURE DAY

DAY 16

The last day of the journey. In the morning, you will be escorted from the hotel to the airport for your return flight. Travel distance 25 km, duration about 0.5 hours.

Priced from ZAR 34800

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16 DAY SOUTH AFRICA,BOTSWANA & FALL'S SELF-DRIVE

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day on safari
  • Twice daily safari drives
  • Optional bush walk
  • Conservation levy

Price excludes:

  • All Transportation
  • Drinks
  • Purchases of a personal nature