19 days in Botswana, Victoria Falls & South Africa Itinerary

19 days in Botswana, Victoria Falls & South Africa Itinerary

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19 days in Botswana, Victoria Falls & South Africa Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
+3
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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1
night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for gifts at Motsana Maun and then get outside with Walking Stick Travel & Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip app .

Manchester, UK to Ngamiland East is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Ngamiland East is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in April, expect Ngamiland East to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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2
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, stroll through Victoria Falls Snake Park, then browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Victoria Falls holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Ngamiland East to Victoria Falls in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Three Roundavels. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tshukudu Game Lodge and Qualito Craft Distillery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kruger National Park: Hoedspruit (Spas, Ukuthula Designs, & more), Wonder View (in Graskop) and Sabi Sand Game Reserve (in Sabie). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Idube Game Reserve, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, trek along Lonely Bull Trail, and Head underground at Echo Caves.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Victoria Falls to Kruger National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up 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, Echo Caves, Three Roundavels, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Wonder View
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Safaris
Three Roundavels ©
Three Roundavels

1
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.
On the 16th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and then stroll through Radical Raptors. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wilderness National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Knysna trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Knysna takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. 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 your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at St Lucia Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mpila Camp Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St Lucia online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Knysna to St Lucia takes 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 Outdoors
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