12 days in Johannesburg, Victoria Falls & Botswana Itinerary

12 days in Johannesburg, Victoria Falls & Botswana Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 3 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Walter Sisulu Square, look for gifts at Finders Keepers Market, and try out the rides at Gold Reef City.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip app.

Roatan, Honduras to Johannesburg is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Roatan to Johannesburg. Traveling from Roatan in July, expect Johannesburg to be colder, temps between 22°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Fun & Games · Casinos · Tours

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 nights
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Spend the 26th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, things will get a bit warmer in Victoria Falls: highs are around 28°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 2 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
On the 29th (Mon), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Ngamiland East road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Ngamiland East sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Botswana travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.