19 days in Botswana, Victoria Falls & South Africa Itinerary

19 days in Botswana, Victoria Falls & South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
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Fly + Drive + Bus + Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  13 h
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 8 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h 15 min
4
Knysna, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
5
St Lucia, South Africa
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

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night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stop by Motsana Maun and then categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_appreciation_for_local_ecosystems_through Walking Stick Travel & Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip maker app.

Manchester, UK to Ngamiland East is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In April, Ngamiland East is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Walking Stick Travel & Tours ©
Walking Stick Travel & Tours

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nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, then explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls vacation builder tool.

Getting from Ngamiland East to Victoria Falls by combination of flight, bus, and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and car. April in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park

8
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Idube Game Reserve and Tshukudu Game Lodge. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Three Roundavels. Venture out of the city with trips to Sabi Sand Game Reserve (in Sabie), Hoedspruit (Spas, Siyafunda Conservation, &more) and Wonder View (in Graskop). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Echo Caves, stroll through Lonely Bull Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

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Explore your travel options from Victoria Falls to Kruger National Park with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Three Roundavels, Echo Caves, Wonder View
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Safaris
Three Roundavels ©
Three Roundavels

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night
Knysna, South Africa

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Wilderness National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Knysna takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in April: highs in Knysna hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness National Park
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
Radical Raptors ©
Radical Raptors

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St Lucia, South Africa

St Lucia
The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at St Lucia Beach and then stroll through Mpila Camp Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St Lucia online visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Knysna to St Lucia in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Lucia

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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