Join Janet’s Journeys on a 10-day trip through THREE Southern Africa countries!
We’ll have the opportunity to explore breathtaking landscapes, embark on a safari, witness the epic Victoria Falls (a world wonder!), and explore one of the most interesting and culturally diverse places on earth!
From the bustling city of Johannesburg to the serene deltas of Botswana, we will traverse across borders and witness the beauty that Africa has to offer, finishing the trip in beautiful Zimbabwe
Let’s set off on a once in a lifetime journey that will leave you in awe, and fulfill your craving for adventure!
Countries traversed: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe,
It’s also possible to organize a day trip to Zambia on the last day! 😉
DATES: 17 August 2023 – 26 August 2023
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Day 1: Johannesburg
Welcome to Africa!
You will land in Africa’s capital city of Johannesburg, one of Africa’s largest and most vibrant cities that offers a wide range of activities and attractions. Once everyone has arrived, we can head downtown, where we can enjoy lunch, some markets, see some ultra-modern skyscrapers and get a real feel for the City of Gold.
Itinerary this day depends on what time people fly in and how people are feeling, but hopefully we can at least fit in a visit to the Apartheid Museum which is a MUST VISIT.
Meals: Group dinner included
Day 2: Cross border from South Africa to Botswana
Day 2 involves heading to the quiet Kalahari Desert town of Kang, a relaxing base from which to explore Northern Botswana, Namibia, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the Central Kalahari Park.
The remote village is strikingly scenic, providing a great hiking trail and of course, some epic picture opportunities!
Here is where we will embark on an epic safari, where we have the chance of spotting cheetahs, leopards and many different types of game species!
After an exciting day on safari, don’t miss the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in one of the swimming pools at Twee Rivieren, Kalahari Tent, Mata Mata and Nossob camps at the nearby Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Ghanzi, Botswana
Today we go to the small town of Ghanzi , which is sometimes referred to as the ‘Capital of the Kalahari’. The Ghanzi area has a number of lodges that focus on cultural tourism as well as wildlife viewing – here you can experience the fascinating world of the San Bushmen as they explain to you how they forage, hunt and find water in this harsh environment.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 4: Moremi Game Reserve
The Khwai area of the Okavango Delta (in Botswana) lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve.
The Khwai area offers the similar wildlife experience as the Moremi Game Reserve with the added advantage of being a private concession, which means we can do walking safaris and night drives!
We won’t miss the opportunity to soak up beautiful views of the scenic landscape and spot an array of wildlife!
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 5: The Botswana adventure continues
Today we join an authentic African adventure that takes you deep into the heart of the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and natural wonder of epic proportions.
We get to experience a local tradition that has defined the way of safaris. We get to meet locals who share their local heritage and in-depth knowledge of the area, so we can enjoy a privileged insight into this otherwise inaccessible wilderness.
As you explore the idyllic channels, lagoons and remote islands, the knowledgeable guides share insight into the wild and wonderful world around you. The guides have a wealth of knowledge of the area and eagerly share the stories of their people and related folktales. Their first-hand experience of the area’s wildlife is an incredible gift they readily share.
Meals: To be determined
Day 6 & 7: The Chobe River
Today, we head to Kasane! Tucked away in the north-eastern corner of Botswana, on the banks of the famous Chobe River, the scenic little town of Kasane rests on the doorstep of the spectacular Chobe National Park.
There are no boundary fences separating the village from the park, so animals such as elephants and hippos are often spotted roaming around the town – how exciting!
Visitors can look forward to a heap of activities including enjoying a drive through the park to spot animals, take a sunset cruise down the Chobe River, and visiting a local village.
The Chobe Boat Cruise is a wonderful way to experience the Chobe National Park, where we have the opportunity to see animals like elephants, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles and more, in their natural habitat!
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 8 & 9 : Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Today is the day that we visit one of the most epic places on earth, and a worldwide recognised attraction – one pf the 7 natural wonders of the world! Victoria Falls is one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls and lives up to its epic reputation!
It is set on the magnificent Zambezi River which creates the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The small town of Victoria Fall lies adjacent to the waterfalls, and serves as a great base to explore the many attractions, and has a wide range of adrenaline-filled activities for all you adventure lovers!
We can look forward to partaking in a bunch of exciting activities over these two days, including scenic flights, micro lighting, white water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking, and once-in-a-lifetime expeditions into the incredible Chobe National Park.
Many of these adventure activities will be optional extras but we will include at least ONE epic activity for the group to do such as GRADE 5 White Water Rafting…if you’re brave enough. That would be a half day trip, then you have a few hours to add another activity if you wish…like the bungee jump!
(For lunch and dinner there’s lots of option available in Vic Falls town)
Day 10: End of Itinerary
Our African adventure sadly ends today, and once we finish breakfast, we will make our way to the airport for our international flights home.
However, it’s very easy to extend for a night of two should you wish to, and also easy to arrange a day trip to the Zambian side of the falls should you wish to tick another country off your bucket list!
BONUS EXTENSION TO CAPE TOWN
We are offering a 3 night add on at the START of the trip, to give you the opportunity to experience the wonderful city of Cape Town while you are in Southern Africa. The bustling city of Cape Town is one of my FAVOURITE cities, and will be sure to wow you with its incredible powdery white beaches, highly acclaimed wine routes, and astonishingly beautiful mountain trails surrounding a cosmopolitan hub.
During these 4 days in Cape town we will visit Table Mountain; Boulders Beach, where penguins might swim right up to you; the beaches of Camps Bay, the spectacular V&A Waterfront and of course a half day wine tasting excursion! All meals, transport, accommodation, activities etc included for this portion, if you opt for it.
This will only go ahead if 5 or more people opt in – we’ll keep you updated.
CAPE TOWN ADD ON
DATES: 14th – 17th August
PRICE: 450 EURO
- All Transport
- Meals, as stated
- All Accommodation
- Airport transfer (day trip starts only)
- All activities, as stated
- Visa fees (around $30 – $50 per country, South Africa is free)
- Meals that are not specified
- Personal expenses
- International Flights
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guides etc
- Additional adventure activities
Throughout our stay in Africa, we will stay in a mixture of guesthouses safari lodges. The full hotel list will be available once the 12 spaces are booked, and I assure you you’re gonna love every single place!
All rooms on all trips are shared, with 2 people in each room. We will partner you with an adventure buddy – an amazing way to make new friends! You’ll be moved around to pair up with a new friend every couple of nights.
Who’s leading the trip?
Janet will NOT be leading this epic adventure (although she MIGHT lead the Cape Town add on!) so a Janets Journeys regular (soon to be announced!) will help lead the trip, along with a professional guide AND driver from our partner African tour company!
Want to join?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know briefly WHY you want to come, and then I’ll let you know if a spot is yours or not. Once I email you back and confirm, you can pay the deposit to secure your spot.
**ONLY 11 SPOTS AVAILABLE**
Terms and Conditions
Your deposit is non refundable.
For the balance of your payment, I can refund you the full amount (minus your deposit) up to 8 weeks before the trip begins should you have an emergency / illness / need to cancel.
Anything closer than 8 weeks, I cannot refund you. I suggest you take out travel insurance that covers trip cancellations, that way should something happen like you get Covid, you will get a full payout from your insurance company.
Feel free to email me should you have any questions about payment methods, payments schedule etc.