8 days in Botswana, Victoria Falls & Johannesburg Itinerary

8 days in Botswana, Victoria Falls & Johannesburg Itinerary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery, then meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls road trip site.

Melbourne, Australia to Victoria Falls is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 1 night

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.
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Okavango Delta, Botswana — 1 night

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.
Parks · Wildlife
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 3 nights

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 Spas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Regina Mundi and Nelson Mandela Foundation. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Pretoria (African Battlefields & Faerie Glen Nature Reserve). 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 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or 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 fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Spas
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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.