10 Day Botswana and Victoria Falls – Camping
Discover Botswana and Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) on a budget. Botswana offers exceptional safari experiences ranging from Semi desert to woodland environments show casing some of the best African Safari wildlife adventures on the African Continent.
The 10 Day Botswana and Vic Falls Camping safari is a short safari that focuses on the Mid to Northern parts of the county and includes the Makgadikgadi pans and Chobe National Park and of course, the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
- Professional Guide
- Comfortable 7-seater vehicle
- Accommodation as per Itinerary
- Meals as per Itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
- Park Entrance Fees
- Activities as per Itinerar
- Ntwetwe Pan Day
- Restaurant/Lodge Meals as indicated
- Curios and Tips
- Optional Excursions as indicated
- Sleeping Bags
*Please note: This safari requires re-entry Visa’s to Botswana and South Africa
Day 01: Johannesburg to Kwa Nokeng (D) (Camping) (Kwa Nokeng or similar) 420km
Collection at around 7:30 in the morning from your Hotel to make time for departure out of Johannesburg. We stop on route to Martins Drift border post to Botswana to purchase a few refreshments for the road.
Please ensure that you have all the correct Visa requirements and that your passport is valid for entry to Botswana. Please note that re-entry Visa’s are required for this Safari.
We arrive mid to late afternoon at our first stop over where we can relax at the pool and set in for our first “braai”
Please note: Ensure that you have exchanged your currency into Pula for Botswana and US Dollars for Zimbabwe.
Day 02: Kwa Nokeng – Gweta (B, L, D) (Camping) (Gweta Camp) 560km
The route today takes us north through the Kalahari to a small town on the outskirts of the Makgadikgadi National Park and the Nwetwe Pan. A light lunch is served on route before arriving at the Gweta Lodge.
Enjoy a cold swim before settling into our camp for the night.
Day 03: Gweta (B, L, D) (Camping) (Gweta Camp)
Nwetwe Pan is 36km south of our camp. We depart early morning in open sided game drive vehicles and make our way with pack lunches to the pan. On the way the guide will stop at Hugo’s Baobab and other cultural hot spots so guests can gain the full experience of the day.
On arrival at the edge of the pans guests will either stay in the vehicle and be driven onto the vast expanse of salt pan to the lunch spot or they will hop onto quad bikes (extra cost) and experience a once-in-a-lifetime ride of fun! Lunch is served in the middle of the Ntwetwe Pan.
Once lunch is finished guests will return to Gweta Lodge. The whole trip runs from 10h00 until 15h00/16h00 depending on the weather. Drinks are excluded.
Day 04: Gweta – Kasane (B, L, D) (Camping) (Thebe River Camp) 410km
A short distance back to Nata early morning where we head north towards Kasane. Driving through the forests en route to Kasane, there is a very good chance in sighting Elephant and on special occasions, Wild Dogs.
Our camp is situated on the Chobe river in Kasane where we arrive mid day. Time permitting, hop on the late afternoon river cruise heading up-stream where we will see herds of Elephant, Buffalo and perhaps Hippo and crocodile. (Own Cost).
- Chobe sunset River Cruise (Time Permitting and on Own Cost)
Day 05: Kasane – Vic Falls – Kasane (B, D) (Camping) (Thebe River Camp) (180km)
Due to a border crossing procedures at Kazangula, we depart early morning to get the maximum time available to Victoria Falls.
A full day in Vic Falls will reward you with a variety of activities available for the day. This will include a visit to the falls, bungi jumping off the bridge to Zambia which is 111m, helicopter rides, Bridge swings. *Please note that all activities are on own cost.
- Bungi Jump
- Bridge Swing
- Helicopter Ride
- River Rafting
Late afternoon departure back to our camp in Kasane – Botswana
Day 06: Kasane – Chobe National Park – Kasane (B, L, D) (Camping) (Thebe River Camp)
A morning opens sided game drive in the Chobe National Park. Sighting of Elephants, Buffalo, Hippo, Lion and perhaps even the Wild Dog.
After lunch and a relaxing afternoon at the pool, participate in a sunset river cruise where it is common to spot herds of Elephant and Buffalo as well as Kudu, Sable, Bushbuck and Hippo on the river edges.
Day 07: Kasane – Elephant Sands (B, L, D) (Camping) (Elephant Sands) 260km
We bid farewell this morning to our new friends in Kasane and head back south towards Nata. Once again driving through the forests in the event we might spot more Elephants alongside the road.
Arriving late afternoon at Elephants Sands, we soak in the sights of African Wildlife congregating at the waterhole while we update our Diaries or blog detailing the last couple of day’s events.
Day 08: Elephant Sands – Camp Itumela (B, L, D) (Camping) 420km
Heading further south, we arrive early afternoon at Goo-Moremi Gorge to participate in a 2-hour hike where the Cape Vulture breed on the outcrops of ancestral waterfalls.
The waterfall pools are said to be reserved for the ancestors and so swimming is not allowed.
Arriving late afternoon at our camp, we set up for the evening and relax under the stars after a long day.
Day 09: Camp Itumela – Pilansberg (B, L, D) (Camping) 450km
An early morning starts today for border formalities back into South Africa where we head south towards the Pilansberg National Park.
Arriving mid afternoon and in time for a quick game drive or a relaxed swim and a cold drink before our last “Braai” of the safari
Day 10: Pilansberg – Johannesburg (B, L) 250km
The morning is relaxed as we pack up our camp and drive our last Game drive before heading back to Johannesburg. Time permitting, we stop over at own cost at the Hartebeestpoort Dam Cable Way.
End of Adventour Services
This Safari departs every Wednesday of the week