8 days in Botswana, Victoria Falls & Johannesburg Itinerary

8 days in Botswana, Victoria Falls & Johannesburg Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  28 h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery, thenmeet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls tour website.

Melbourne, Australia to Victoria Falls is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Victoria Falls. While traveling from Melbourne, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park

1
night
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 29th (Tue), stroll through Serondela Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

1
night
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©

3
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nan Hua Temple and African Battlefields. Do some cultural sightseeing at Regina Mundi and Nelson Mandela Foundation. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Spas (in Benoni) and Faerie Glen Nature Reserve (in Pretoria). The adventure continues: stroll through Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve and view the masterpieces at I was shot in Joburg.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg planner.

Traveling by flight from Okavango Delta to Johannesburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Okavango Delta in September; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 30°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Pretoria, Spas, Nan Hua Temple
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Nan Hua Temple ©
Nan Hua Temple
Regina Mundi ©
Regina Mundi
African Battlefields ©
African Battlefields

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