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Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: arrive in cape town (sa)

Welcome to Cape Town!Welcome to Cape Town!

On arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for your overnight. Have a pre-tour briefing with your guide, and then the remainder of the day is free for you to explore the beautiful waterfront area or get some much needed rest.

Meals
None
Lodging
Breakwater Lodge (or similar)

Day 2: explore cape town peninsula (sa)

Explore beautiful Table MountainExplore beautiful Table Mountain

Set against the majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town offers scenic, historic, and cultural attractions. Depart from the Breakwater Lodge for a full day peninsula tour. Driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak, visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve, returning along the Indian Ocean coastline back to your well-situated waterfront hotel. A morning or afternoon cable car ride up Table Mountain is included (weather dependent). Later, consider exploring the bustling waterfront to find the perfect spot for your dinner. 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Breakwater Lodge (or similar)

Day 3: drive to calvinia (sa)

Wildflowers are everywhere from Aug to OctWildflowers are everywhere from Aug to Oct

Today's drive (approximately seven hours) takes you from Cape Town to Calvinia, passing through the picturesque Namaqualand region. Calvinia is nestled on the foot of the Hantam Mountain range, and from August to October, the landscape is transformed into an explosion of color due to the numerous wildflowers of the region.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Hantam Huis Hotel (or similar)

Day 4: drive to augrabies falls (sa)

See and hear the "place of great noise"See and hear the "place of great noise"

Leaving the Calvinia, head north for a six hour drive to the Augrabies Falls National Park. Here the mighty Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge below. The local name for these majestic falls is "Aukoerebis" or "place of great noise." Along the way, pass through a lush oasis before spending the afternoon enjoying the falls from its many viewpoints. 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Vergelegen Guest House (or similar)

Days 5-6: drive to & explore kgalagadi park (bot)

Soak in the wonders of the KalahariSoak in the wonders of the Kalahari

Head north on a five-hour drive into the Kalahari today, towards the magnificent Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Covering over 3.6 million hectares, this is one of the largest reserves in Africa. Due to sparse vegetation in the area, excellent predator sightings are common, including that of the famous black-maned lion.

Enjoy a game drive that takes you to the lodge, and once there, settle in and discover the true wonders of the Kalahari on optional activities (additional expense), including a night game drive, sunset pan drive, Kalahari nature walk, and interactions with the ancient Bushmen. The evenings are spent gazing in wonder at the stars through the telescope on the lodge viewing deck.

Finish your time here with another game drive as you leave the lodge. 

Meals
2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
Lodging
!Xaus Lodge (or similar)

Days 7-8: drive to & explore fish river canyon (nam)

Explore Fish River CanyonExplore Fish River Canyon

Leave the Kalahari region, head west and enter Namibia (approximately seven hours of driving) towards Fish River Canyon, which is one of the largest and most awe-inspiring canyons in the world. In the morning, spend some time relaxing before an afternoon visit to the canyon.

Meals
2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinner
Lodging
Canyon Village (or similar)

Days 9-10: drive to & explore sossusvlei (nam)

See the world's highest sand dunesSee the world's highest sand dunes

Today’s journey takes you north, through the ever-changing scenery, to your lodging located on the edge of the Namib Desert. Enjoy a sunset walk in the dunes surrounding your camp. Depart early the following morning for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colors of the world’s highest sand dunes. Embark on a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon, enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon.
(Approximately seven hours of driving over the two days.)

Meals
2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
Lodging
Desert Camp (or similar)

Days 11-12: drive to & explore swakopmund (nam)

Savor local cuisine in SwakopmundSavor local cuisine in Swakopmund

Today's drive is approximately five hours, and will take you first to the coast at Walvis Bay where you'll enjoy lunch while viewing the many flamingos (seasonal). Later arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following day exploring this German colonial town. Or, alternatively, book one of the numerous optional excursions available in this area, including sand-boarding, quad biking, skydiving, kayaking, hot air ballooning, or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert.

Meals
2 Breakfasts
Lodging
The Delight (or similar)

Day 13: drive to damaraland (nam)

Drive through rugged terrain todayDrive through rugged terrain today

Drive inland through the Damaraland region and its vast and rugged terrain. The mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. If very lucky, you might see the desert-adapted elephant or rhino while here. 

Arrive at the lodge, which is located at the top of a mountain, with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the afternoon taking in the incredible scenery or by simply relaxing at the pool.

Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging
Ugab Terrace Lodge (or similar)

Days 14-15: drive to & explore etosha park (nam)

Enjoy the riveting landscapes of Etosha National ParkEnjoy the riveting landscapes of Etosha National Park

Today drive approximately six hours to Etosha National Park. Etosha National Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa, with thousands of wild animals such as the blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion, and elephant. Abundant wildlife congregates around the waterholes in the park, providing awesome wildlife viewing opportunities. Another characteristic of the park is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space.

Upon arrival on your first day, enjoy a game drive then time to relax by the waterhole in the evening. Spend you second day in th park on a game drive from the park's western to eastern sides. Later, again watch the floodlit waterholes at campsites that attract an abundance of animals throughout the evening, providing you with many amazing wildlife sightings.

Meals
2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
Lodging
Okakeujo Restcamp (or similar)

Day 16: drive to okavango river (nam)

Cruise the Okavango DeltaCruise the Okavango Delta

Departing Ethosha, drive about nine hours to the Caprivi strip, where you’ll spend the night set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River. There is the opportunity to enjoy an optional river boat cruise this afternoon.

Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging
Hakusembe River Lodge (or similar)

Day 17: drive to kwando river (nam)

The area is full of birdlifeThe area is full of birdlife

Today continue through the Eastern Caprivi Strip to a lodge that overlooks the flood plains of the Kwando River. This lush area, which teems with wildlife and birdlife, offers a great opportunity for a late afternoon game drive (at additional cost).

Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging
Namushasha River Lodge (or similar)

Days 18-19: drive to & explore chobe river (bot)

See an abundance of wildlifeSee an abundance of wildlife

Crossing into Botswana via the Chobe National Park, arrive at a lodge along the banks of the river. Your total travel time is approximately eight hours with ferry and border crossing.

Once there, it's time to explore Chobe, which is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets, and abundance of wildlife and bird life. A highlight is a relaxing sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. A morning game drive is also offered at an additional expense. 

Meals
2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
Lodging
Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar)

Days 20-21: drive to & explore victoria falls (zim)

Amazing Victoria Falls (photo by Jacky R)Amazing Victoria Falls (photo by Jacky R)

Travel approximately three hours today (including ferry and border crossing) across the Zimbabwe border to Victoria Falls, where you stay for the next two nights along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. 

UNESCO World Heritage Site Victoria Falls (known at Mosi-oa-Tunya, or The Smoke That Thunders) spans the Zambezi between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Without a doubt, the falls are one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. These next days are yours to spend at leisure browsing the local markets or experiencing some of the many optional activities available in this adrenaline capital of Africa, including whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, microlighting, airplane or helicopter flights over the falls, rhino walks, and visiting the falls on foot along extensive trails (all activities booked locally). 

Meals
2 Breakfasts
Lodging
Sprayview Hotel (or similar)

Day 22: victoria falls / onward (zim)

Say good-bye to southern AfricaSay good-bye to southern Africa

Your adventure ends after breakfast today, when you are transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Meals
Breakfast

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$4,695
Local Park Fees, not included in land cost and payable on arrival, approximately $185. The land cost published is for the stated itinerary and is subject to change. This covers accommodations, transfers, activities, touring, guide services and meals as described in the full itinerary. For a custom & private adventure, the final cost will be based on the activities selected, trip duration, accommodations, etc. Developing an initial custom trip itinerary is a service we provide to all clients at no cost. If after development of the initial itinerary you request additional development but are not ready to make a deposit, a trip planning fee may apply.
Single Supplement:
$775
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

Duration:
22 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Comfortable hotels, chalets and guesthouses
Activity Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Easy walking & optional hiking
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
Terms & Conditions: 

Southern, South Africa, Tanzania

Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our complete Terms & Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please review the complete Terms & Conditions prior to submitting a deposit. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Deposit and payment schedule
A non-refundable twenty-five percent (25%) deposit per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. A second deposit of $1,000 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Insurance
While we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations for all of our trips, note that for this particular trip, COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL PASSENGERS TRAVELLING ON SAFARIS! It is the client’s sole responsibility to ensure that they carry the correct and sufficient comprehensive travel and medical travel insurance for themselves and any dependants/traveling companions. This insurance should cover, but not be limited to, cancellation and curtailment, baggage loss or damage, medical expenses, emergency travel, repatriation with assistance and personal accident. It should be taken out prior to leaving their country of residence. Please contact Journeys for assistance in choosing a policy.

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

From the Bird's Word Blog

Southern Africa is Calling

Journeys Africa Specialist Kirsten Williams dishes on her dreamy southern Africa adventure. This was Kirsten's first time visiting Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

Explore the world's highest sand dunes
Explore the world's highest sand dunes
Spot wildlife from your open 4x4 safari vehicle
Spot wildlife from your open 4x4 safari vehicle
Elephants roam all around you
Elephants roam all around you
Soak in the wonders of the Kalahari
Soak in the wonders of the Kalahari
The birdlife in southern Africa is astounding
The birdlife in southern Africa is astounding
Drive through Fish River Canyon in Namibia
Drive through Fish River Canyon in Namibia
Throughout your trip you'll see an abundance of wildlife
Throughout your trip you'll see an abundance of wildlife
Relax on a float through the Okavango Delta
Relax on a float through the Okavango Delta
Beautiful Table Mountain provides a backdrop in South Africa
Beautiful Table Mountain provides a backdrop in South Africa

Trans-Kalahari Adventure

Comprehensive adventure in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe

overview

The Trans-Kalahari Adventure explores the most memorable sites and sanctuaries of southern Africa, including parts of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. By driving from place to place, you not only get to explore the various regions that this area is known for, but you also get to soak in the glorious, diverse, and breathtaking landscapes along the way. 

Start in Cape Town, South Africa and enjoy the history of the city before venturing towards the beautiful Calvinia region to begin the adventurous portion of the trip. Marvel in the spectacular colors of wildflowers at the base of the Hantam Mountains and revel in the beauty and power of Augrabies Falls. Search for predators in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park—one of the largest game reserves in all of Africa—and hear massive echoes in the Fish River Canyon. Enjoy the sights of the Namib Desert, including Sesriem Canyon, and search for more game in Etosha National Park. Visit the remarkable Himba people on a stop at a local village. Enjoy the unique scenery and wildlife of the Okavango Delta and visits to the Chobe River. And end your trip on a glorious note by experiencing the incredible Victoria Falls.

This sample itinerary gives you an idea of a popular route that includes many of the region's highlights. It does involve quite a bit of driving, so participants should be physically able to ride in a car for long stretches of time. The trip can be customized however you'd like, whether that's reversing direction, changing the route, adding or taking away days, pre-booking activities, etc. Note that the stated price is for this sample itinerary; pricing will change as we create the perfect customized trip for you.

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overview

The Trans-Kalahari Adventure explores the most memorable sites and sanctuaries of southern Africa, including parts of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. By driving from place to place, you not only get to explore the various regions that this area is known for, but you also get to soak in the glorious, diverse, and breathtaking landscapes along the way. 

Start in Cape Town, South Africa and enjoy the history of the city before venturing towards the beautiful Calvinia region to begin the adventurous portion of the trip. Marvel in the spectacular colors of wildflowers at the base of the Hantam Mountains and revel in the beauty and power of Augrabies Falls. Search for predators in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park—one of the largest game reserves in all of Africa—and hear massive echoes in the Fish River Canyon. Enjoy the sights of the Namib Desert, including Sesriem Canyon, and search for more game in Etosha National Park. Visit the remarkable Himba people on a stop at a local village. Enjoy the unique scenery and wildlife of the Okavango Delta and visits to the Chobe River. And end your trip on a glorious note by experiencing the incredible Victoria Falls.

This sample itinerary gives you an idea of a popular route that includes many of the region's highlights. It does involve quite a bit of driving, so participants should be physically able to ride in a car for long stretches of time. The trip can be customized however you'd like, whether that's reversing direction, changing the route, adding or taking away days, pre-booking activities, etc. Note that the stated price is for this sample itinerary; pricing will change as we create the perfect customized trip for you.

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itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: arrive in cape town (sa)
    Welcome to Cape Town!Welcome to Cape Town!

    On arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for your overnight. Have a pre-tour briefing with your guide, and then the remainder of the day is free for you to explore the beautiful waterfront area or get some much needed rest.

    Meals
    None
    Lodging
    Breakwater Lodge (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: explore cape town peninsula (sa)
    Explore beautiful Table MountainExplore beautiful Table Mountain

    Set against the majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town offers scenic, historic, and cultural attractions. Depart from the Breakwater Lodge for a full day peninsula tour. Driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak, visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve, returning along the Indian Ocean coastline back to your well-situated waterfront hotel. A morning or afternoon cable car ride up Table Mountain is included (weather dependent). Later, consider exploring the bustling waterfront to find the perfect spot for your dinner. 

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Breakwater Lodge (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: drive to calvinia (sa)
    Wildflowers are everywhere from Aug to OctWildflowers are everywhere from Aug to Oct

    Today's drive (approximately seven hours) takes you from Cape Town to Calvinia, passing through the picturesque Namaqualand region. Calvinia is nestled on the foot of the Hantam Mountain range, and from August to October, the landscape is transformed into an explosion of color due to the numerous wildflowers of the region.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Hantam Huis Hotel (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: drive to augrabies falls (sa)
    See and hear the "place of great noise"See and hear the "place of great noise"

    Leaving the Calvinia, head north for a six hour drive to the Augrabies Falls National Park. Here the mighty Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge below. The local name for these majestic falls is "Aukoerebis" or "place of great noise." Along the way, pass through a lush oasis before spending the afternoon enjoying the falls from its many viewpoints. 

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Vergelegen Guest House (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Days 5-6: drive to & explore kgalagadi park (bot)
    Soak in the wonders of the KalahariSoak in the wonders of the Kalahari

    Head north on a five-hour drive into the Kalahari today, towards the magnificent Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Covering over 3.6 million hectares, this is one of the largest reserves in Africa. Due to sparse vegetation in the area, excellent predator sightings are common, including that of the famous black-maned lion.

    Enjoy a game drive that takes you to the lodge, and once there, settle in and discover the true wonders of the Kalahari on optional activities (additional expense), including a night game drive, sunset pan drive, Kalahari nature walk, and interactions with the ancient Bushmen. The evenings are spent gazing in wonder at the stars through the telescope on the lodge viewing deck.

    Finish your time here with another game drive as you leave the lodge. 

    Meals
    2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
    Lodging
    !Xaus Lodge (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Days 7-8: drive to & explore fish river canyon (nam)
    Explore Fish River CanyonExplore Fish River Canyon

    Leave the Kalahari region, head west and enter Namibia (approximately seven hours of driving) towards Fish River Canyon, which is one of the largest and most awe-inspiring canyons in the world. In the morning, spend some time relaxing before an afternoon visit to the canyon.

    Meals
    2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinner
    Lodging
    Canyon Village (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Days 9-10: drive to & explore sossusvlei (nam)
    See the world's highest sand dunesSee the world's highest sand dunes

    Today’s journey takes you north, through the ever-changing scenery, to your lodging located on the edge of the Namib Desert. Enjoy a sunset walk in the dunes surrounding your camp. Depart early the following morning for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colors of the world’s highest sand dunes. Embark on a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon, enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon.
    (Approximately seven hours of driving over the two days.)

    Meals
    2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
    Lodging
    Desert Camp (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Days 11-12: drive to & explore swakopmund (nam)
    Savor local cuisine in SwakopmundSavor local cuisine in Swakopmund

    Today's drive is approximately five hours, and will take you first to the coast at Walvis Bay where you'll enjoy lunch while viewing the many flamingos (seasonal). Later arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following day exploring this German colonial town. Or, alternatively, book one of the numerous optional excursions available in this area, including sand-boarding, quad biking, skydiving, kayaking, hot air ballooning, or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert.

    Meals
    2 Breakfasts
    Lodging
    The Delight (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 13: drive to damaraland (nam)
    Drive through rugged terrain todayDrive through rugged terrain today

    Drive inland through the Damaraland region and its vast and rugged terrain. The mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. If very lucky, you might see the desert-adapted elephant or rhino while here. 

    Arrive at the lodge, which is located at the top of a mountain, with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the afternoon taking in the incredible scenery or by simply relaxing at the pool.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Dinner
    Lodging
    Ugab Terrace Lodge (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Days 14-15: drive to & explore etosha park (nam)
    Enjoy the riveting landscapes of Etosha National ParkEnjoy the riveting landscapes of Etosha National Park

    Today drive approximately six hours to Etosha National Park. Etosha National Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa, with thousands of wild animals such as the blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion, and elephant. Abundant wildlife congregates around the waterholes in the park, providing awesome wildlife viewing opportunities. Another characteristic of the park is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space.

    Upon arrival on your first day, enjoy a game drive then time to relax by the waterhole in the evening. Spend you second day in th park on a game drive from the park's western to eastern sides. Later, again watch the floodlit waterholes at campsites that attract an abundance of animals throughout the evening, providing you with many amazing wildlife sightings.

    Meals
    2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
    Lodging
    Okakeujo Restcamp (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 16: drive to okavango river (nam)
    Cruise the Okavango DeltaCruise the Okavango Delta

    Departing Ethosha, drive about nine hours to the Caprivi strip, where you’ll spend the night set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River. There is the opportunity to enjoy an optional river boat cruise this afternoon.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Dinner
    Lodging
    Hakusembe River Lodge (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 17: drive to kwando river (nam)
    The area is full of birdlifeThe area is full of birdlife

    Today continue through the Eastern Caprivi Strip to a lodge that overlooks the flood plains of the Kwando River. This lush area, which teems with wildlife and birdlife, offers a great opportunity for a late afternoon game drive (at additional cost).

    Meals
    Breakfast, Dinner
    Lodging
    Namushasha River Lodge (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Days 18-19: drive to & explore chobe river (bot)
    See an abundance of wildlifeSee an abundance of wildlife

    Crossing into Botswana via the Chobe National Park, arrive at a lodge along the banks of the river. Your total travel time is approximately eight hours with ferry and border crossing.

    Once there, it's time to explore Chobe, which is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets, and abundance of wildlife and bird life. A highlight is a relaxing sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. A morning game drive is also offered at an additional expense. 

    Meals
    2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
    Lodging
    Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Days 20-21: drive to & explore victoria falls (zim)
    Amazing Victoria Falls (photo by Jacky R)Amazing Victoria Falls (photo by Jacky R)

    Travel approximately three hours today (including ferry and border crossing) across the Zimbabwe border to Victoria Falls, where you stay for the next two nights along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. 

    UNESCO World Heritage Site Victoria Falls (known at Mosi-oa-Tunya, or The Smoke That Thunders) spans the Zambezi between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Without a doubt, the falls are one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. These next days are yours to spend at leisure browsing the local markets or experiencing some of the many optional activities available in this adrenaline capital of Africa, including whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, microlighting, airplane or helicopter flights over the falls, rhino walks, and visiting the falls on foot along extensive trails (all activities booked locally). 

    Meals
    2 Breakfasts
    Lodging
    Sprayview Hotel (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 22: victoria falls / onward (zim)
    Say good-bye to southern AfricaSay good-bye to southern Africa

    Your adventure ends after breakfast today, when you are transferred to the airport for your flight home.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$4,695
Local Park Fees, not included in land cost and payable on arrival, approximately $185. The land cost published is for the stated itinerary and is subject to change. This covers accommodations, transfers, activities, touring, guide services and meals as described in the full itinerary. For a custom & private adventure, the final cost will be based on the activities selected, trip duration, accommodations, etc. Developing an initial custom trip itinerary is a service we provide to all clients at no cost. If after development of the initial itinerary you request additional development but are not ready to make a deposit, a trip planning fee may apply.
Single Supplement:
$775
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

Duration:
22 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Comfortable hotels, chalets and guesthouses
Activity Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Easy walking & optional hiking
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
Terms & Conditions: 

Southern, South Africa, Tanzania

Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our complete Terms & Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please review the complete Terms & Conditions prior to submitting a deposit. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Deposit and payment schedule
A non-refundable twenty-five percent (25%) deposit per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. A second deposit of $1,000 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Insurance
While we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations for all of our trips, note that for this particular trip, COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL PASSENGERS TRAVELLING ON SAFARIS! It is the client’s sole responsibility to ensure that they carry the correct and sufficient comprehensive travel and medical travel insurance for themselves and any dependants/traveling companions. This insurance should cover, but not be limited to, cancellation and curtailment, baggage loss or damage, medical expenses, emergency travel, repatriation with assistance and personal accident. It should be taken out prior to leaving their country of residence. Please contact Journeys for assistance in choosing a policy.

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

There are currently no suggested extensions for this itinerary. Please ask the Destination Specialist if you'd like to customize one.

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× comfort level
Choose accommodations and amenities that fit your personal style
●○○○○ Simple
Our most natural accommodations. Bath facilities often shared, sometimes rustic.
●●○○○ Delightful
Comfortable and especially personal. Small to mid-sized lodges, typically with private bath.
●●●○○ Superior
Lodges and hotels with additional amenities, refined artistry, or extra-special settings.
●●●●○ Deluxe
Exclusive or luxury lodges, hotels, or safari camps with fine dining options.
●●●●● Uncommon
The most indulgent accommodations arranged specially for private trips.
× activity level
Match the trip’s intensity to your ability and motivation.
●○○○○ Gentle
Easy walking, with opportunities for low-key physical activity.
●●○○○ Active
Energetic exploration with optional day hikes, leisurely cycling, or light canoeing.
●●●○○ Vigorous
Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
●●●●○ Challenging
Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
●●●●● Demanding
Multi-day trekking and other activities requiring endurance or strength. Steep trails. No technical expertise necessary.
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