Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Overland Tours

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Price

WAS £825 NOW £767

What's Included
• Wild Dog Conservation Centre
• Hwange National Park
• Chobe National Park
• x8 nights camping
• x6 Breakfasts, X6 dinners
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats travelling from Johannesburg to Livingstone
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
Wild Dogs and Victoria Falls Safari from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
Countries Visited

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe (Zambia)

Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Safari Overview

A cruise on the Chobe National Park famous for its large elephant herds, and time for an additional game drive in Chobe, staying by Victoria Falls with all its exciting adventure sports, and time in Hwange National Park for game drives and a stop over at the Wild Dog Conservation Centre.

Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Safari Add-ons
Download and print the relevant pages for this safari from our brochure (PDF)

Itinerary

Days 1- 3
SOUTH AFRICA - BOTSWANA

 

Depart Johannesburg, departure meeting, Kasane, Chobe National Park game cruise.

 

Optional: Game drive in Chobe National Park.

Days 4-5
ZIMBABWE

Hwange

Guided game drives in Hwange National Park and Painted Dog Conservation Centre

Optional: Second game drive in Hwange National Park.

Days 6-8
ZIMBABWE

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls - Action packed days in Zimbabwe's adventure capital.

Optionals:Lion walks, horse rides, elephant rides, white water rafting, canoeing, 'Flight of the Angels' scenic flights, bungee jump, gorge swing,rap jump, flying fox, interactive drumming, sunset cruise and many other activities based around Victoria Falls.

Please note safari itineraries are given as a guide only. A safari is a journey and true journeys in Africa unfold and are of an adventurous nature. The unexpected can arise, so do allow for this.

Feel free to give us a call about your safari plans. We look forward to your further enquiries.

Wild Dogs and Victoria Falls - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price and local payment covers:

THE CORE HIGHLIGHTS:-

* Game park entry and game cruise on the Chobe River, Chobe National Park
* Game park entry including a guided game drive in Hwange National Park
* Wild Dog Conservation Centre

CAMPING, BREAKFAST AND DINNER

- 8 nights camping
- 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners

- A fully equipped and dieseled expedition truck/vehicle including all camping and cooking gear, a fridge, gas cooker, tents etc
- The services of a driver and safari leader
- The ongoing advice and back up from The Absolute team
- All road tolls and taxes are paid

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Optional excursions

A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: £125 - £250

Some clients spend more, some less. The above is a typical estimate selecting from the following main choices during this tour. Do re-check your budget looking at what might tempt you. A friendly reminder as well that the below list provides an approximate guide only for the most popular excursions currently available for this tour. Excursions are operated by local operators and authorities and their pricing is out of our control (June 16).

Game Drives in Chobe National Park US$32
Victoria Falls National Park - Entrance and Rainforest Walk to see Victoria Falls US$30
Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls (15 minutes) US$150
Guided walk alongside Lions US$150
30 minute safari through the bush on African elephant back US$150
Bungee jump at Victoria Falls US$160
Combo deal, half day adrenaline (gorge swings, zip line, flying fox) US$140
Gorge Swing - (1 jump) US$95
White Water Rafting The Zambezi US$120
Sunset cruise US$55
SPECIAL OFFER: Add on Garden Route Safari at discounted price when booked with this tour (plus local payment, 285 USD) £599
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Spending Money

You will need spending money to cover drinks, lunch and souvenirs whilst on tour.
Other costs to note are those times we dont cover meals or accommodation on the tour, as well as tipping, extra transfers and upgrades.
Be aware during the trip tour there are busy times where we dont cover meals and/or accommodation as during these sections most people are away from camp doing their own thing on different excursions. It is then impractical to cover meals or accommodation.
The time to note on the Wild Dogs and Victoria Falls tour are when the truck parks up for a few days at Victoria Falls so please ensure you have enough money to cover meals during this time.
Tipping is customary in Africa, so budget for gratuities if you wish for guides or drivers who provide good service such as on game drives or guided tours. Again it is at your discretion, but your tour leader and driver will appreciate a tip to acknowledge their hard work during your tour.
For some excursions extra transport is needed to get to the start point, and lastly some campsites en route also have simple huts or chalets on site. If you feel like a break from camping and youd like an upgrade at some point it is well worth having a little bit of money budgeted accordingly.
The recommended spending money for Wild Dogs and Victoria Falls is: £95 - £115


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Visa

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 - 9 months after your trip finishes. Ensure as well you have adequate pages in your passport for each country you visit. Up to 5 blank pages can be required, and South Africa can require you to have two consecutive blank pages. If you have dual nationality you can only use one passport for the entire trip, whilst bringing both is wise as a back up. More information can be found in the different country listings on the FCOs website under entry requirements.

At the moment holiday visas for Australian, Canadian, American, British, German, Dutch and Irish passport holders are available for no charge at the port of entry to South Africa. If your passport is not detailed above please do not hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.

Do note that New Zealand passport holders need to obtain a visa for South Africa beforehand at an embassy

As per the 1st June 2017 Botswana will be charging a tourism levy of U$30 for everyone entering the country. Only SADC citizens ( Southern Africa) are exempt of this. Everyone travelling to Botswana should budget for this fee. Payment for this levy can be made in USD cash or by card.
This is valid for 30 days and can be used for multiple entry.

This information is given as a guide only. Visa requirements can change without prior notice. We recommended you also check your personal current visa requirements with the relevant embassies well in advance before you travel.

Please be aware when budgeting for visa costs, that it is possible to finish this trip in Zimbabwe where there is an airport. You would not then need a visa for Zambia.
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
PASSPORT
Australian - - - - - $50 $30 - - -
New Zealand - - - - - $50 $30 - - -
South Africa - - - - - - - - - -
Canadian - - - - - $50 $75 - - -
American - - - - - $50 $30 - - -
British - - - - - $50 $55 - - -
German - - - - - $50 $30 - - -
Dutch - - - - - $50 $30 - - -
Irish - - - - - - $55 - - -
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Other exciting ADD-ONs

  • Botswana Safari
  • Kruger National Park
  • The Garden Route

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  • Pre and post safari please click here.

    Remember you then need to budget for flights, insurance, vaccination costs and any equipment you might need such as a sleeping bag.

    Any queries? Call our office on +44 (0) 208 742 0226, email us at absaf@absoluteafrica.com or skype us on skypeabsoluteafrica

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    Dates

    Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
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    Mon 21 Aug 2017 Mon 28 Aug 2017 £825 £767
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    Before You Go

    Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

    Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Wild Dogs and Victoria Falls" - to Victoria Falls.

    Wild Dogs and Victoria Falls - pre departure pack

    This information has been developed over 30 years of experience overlanding in Africa.

    It includes all you might need to know to prepare for this trip and more. We know many people love to plan their trip in detail and we hope you will find lots of "stuff" in here to help!

    We also send out personal updates about 6 weeks before departure to all participants heading out on each departure date. This includes final confirmations of pre safari transfers and accommodation and other details relating to your specific travel arrangements so you can check all is as you need.

    We recommend once booked on a Johannesburg to Victoria Falls trip that you periodically check back here as this information is regularly updated. It is also a good idea to keep an eye on the news area of this site.

    And if you are not excited enough about heading to Africa already, check out our facebook page, listen out for our tweets and keep up to date with our blog to stay up to date with all that is happening on the road on the trucks.

    Overlanding in Africa is a very different destination from your usual package holiday! You may find some information in this dossier different from what you expected. Whatever your question don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help so feel free to get back to us.

    We are more than happy to advise as to what is the best plan for your particular Africa travel needs.

    Give us a call, or skype or email. We look forward to planning your trip to Africa with you.

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    Start Johannesburg Finish Victoria Falls Price Special Offer Local Payment Departure details
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