Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Overland Tours

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What's Included
• Wild Dog Conservation Centre
• Hwange National Park
• Chobe National Park
• Kruger National Park
• Khama rhino reserve
• x12 nights camping
• x9 Breakfasts, X9 dinners
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats travelling from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
Wild Dogs and Victoria Falls Safari from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
Countries Visited

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe (Zambia)

Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Safari Overview

Game drive in Kruger NP, trek rhinos at Khama reserve. A cruise on the Chobe National Park famous for its large elephant herds, and time for an additional game drive in Chobe, staying by Victoria Falls with all its exciting adventure sports, and time in Hwange National Park for game drives and a stop over at the Wild Dog Conservation Centre.

Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Safari Add-ons


Days 1 - 3

 Johannesburg, Kruger National park, Blyde River canyon

Optionals: Soweto tour, Apartheid Museum

Days 4 - 5

Khama rhino reserve

Optional: Rhino trek, night game drives in Khama reserve,

Days 6 - 8

Elephant Sands camp, Chobe National Park game cruise.

Optional:  game drive in Chobe National Park.

Days 9 - 12 

Guided game drives in Hwange National Park, visit to Painted Dog Conservation Centre, Victoria Falls

Optionals: Second game drive in Hwange National Park, horse rides, white water rafting, canoeing, 'Flight of the Angels' scenic flights, bungee jump, gorge swing,rap jump, flying fox, sunset cruise and many other activities based around Victoria Falls.

Please note safari itineraries are given as a guide only.  A safari is a journey and true journeys in Africa unfold and are of an adventurous nature. The unexpected can arise, so do allow for this.

Feel free to give us a call about your safari plans. We look forward to your further enquiries.


Wild Dogs and Victoria Falls - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price and local payment covers:


* Game park entry including a guided game drive in Kruger National Park
* Entry to Khama rhino reserve
* Game park entry and game cruise on the Chobe River, Chobe National Park
* Game park entry including a guided game drive in Hwange National Park
* Wild Dog Conservation Centre


- 8 nights camping
- 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners

- A fully equipped and dieseled expedition truck/vehicle including all camping and cooking gear, a fridge, gas cooker, tents etc
- The services of a driver and safari leader
- The ongoing advice and back up from The Absolute team
- All road tolls and taxes are paid

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Optional excursions

A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: US$150 - US$400

Some clients spend more, some less. The above is a typical estimate selecting from the following main choices during this tour. Do re-check your budget looking at what might tempt you. A friendly reminder as well that the below list provides an approximate guide only for the most popular excursions currently available for this tour. Excursions are operated by local operators and authorities and their pricing is out of our control (July 19)

Rhino trek US$50
Game Drives in Chobe National Park US$50
Bungee jump at Victoria Falls US$160
Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls (15 minutes) US$150
Victoria Falls National Park - Entrance and Rainforest Walk to see Victoria Falls US$50
Combo deal, half day adrenaline (gorge swings, zip line, flying fox) US$158
Gorge Swing - (1 jump) US$103
White Water Rafting The Zambezi US$120
Sunset cruise US$55
SPECIAL OFFER: Add on Garden Route Safari at discounted price when booked with this tour (plus local payment, 285 USD) £1380
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Spending Money

You will need spending money to cover drinks, lunch and souvenirs whilst on tour.
Other costs to note are those times we dont cover meals or accommodation on the tour, as well as tipping, extra transfers and upgrades.
Be aware during the trip tour there are busy times where we dont cover meals and/or accommodation as during these sections most people are away from camp doing their own thing on different excursions. It is then impractical to cover meals or accommodation.
The time to note on the Wild Dogs and Victoria Falls tour are when the truck parks up for a few days at Victoria Falls so please ensure you have enough money to cover meals during this time.
Tipping is customary in Africa, so budget for gratuities if you wish for guides or drivers who provide good service such as on game drives or guided tours. Again it is at your discretion, but your tour leader and driver will appreciate a tip to acknowledge their hard work during your tour.
For some excursions extra transport is needed to get to the start point, and lastly some campsites en route also have simple huts or chalets on site. If you feel like a break from camping and youd like an upgrade at some point it is well worth having a little bit of money budgeted accordingly.
The recommended spending money for Wild Dogs and Victoria Falls is: US$270 - US$330

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Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 - 9 months after your trip finishes. Ensure as well you have adequate pages in your passport for each country you visit. Up to 5 blank pages can be required, and South Africa can require you to have two consecutive blank pages. If you have dual nationality you can only use one passport for the entire trip, whilst bringing both is wise as a back up. More information can be found in the different country listings on the FCOs website under entry requirements.

At the moment holiday visas for Australian, Canadian, American, British, German, Dutch and Irish passport holders are available for no charge at the port of entry to South Africa. If your passport is not detailed above please do not hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.

Do note that New Zealand passport holders need to obtain a visa for South Africa beforehand at an embassy

This information is given as a guide only. Visa requirements can change without prior notice. We recommended you also check your personal current visa requirements with the relevant embassies well in advance before you travel.

Please be aware when budgeting for visa costs, that it is possible to finish this trip in Zimbabwe where there is an airport. You would not then need a visa for Zambia.

Budget US$30 - US$75 for the Zimbabwe visa depending on nationality
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
Australian - - - - - $50 $30 - - -
New Zealand - - - - - $50 $30 - - -
South Africa - - - - - - - - - -
Canadian - - - - - $50 $75 - - -
American - - - - - $50 $30 - - -
British - - - - - $50 $55 - - -
German - - - - - $50 $30 - - -
Dutch - - - - - $50 $30 - - -
Irish - - - - - - $55 - - -
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Pre and post safari please click here.

Remember you then need to budget for flights, insurance, vaccination costs and any equipment you might need such as a sleeping bag.

Any queries? Call our office on +44 (0) 208 742 0226, email us at or skype us on skypeabsoluteafrica

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Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
Start Johannesburg Finish Victoria Falls Price Local Payment Departure details
Mon 22 Jul 2024 Fri 2 Aug 2024 £1305
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Mon 23 Sep 2024 Fri 4 Oct 2024 £1305
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Sat 21 Dec 2024 Wed 1 Jan 2025 £1305
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Wed 15 Jan 2025 Sun 26 Jan 2025 £1305
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Before You Go

Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Wild Dogs and Victoria Falls" - to Victoria Falls.

Wild Dogs and Victoria Falls - pre departure pack

This information has been developed over 30 years of experience overlanding in Africa.

It includes all you might need to know to prepare for this trip and more. We know many people love to plan their trip in detail and we hope you will find lots of "stuff" in here to help!

We also send out personal updates about 6 weeks before departure to all participants heading out on each departure date. This includes final confirmations of pre safari transfers and accommodation and other details relating to your specific travel arrangements so you can check all is as you need.

We recommend once booked on a Johannesburg to Victoria Falls trip that you periodically check back here as this information is regularly updated. It is also a good idea to keep an eye on the news area of this site.

And if you are not excited enough about heading to Africa already, check out our facebook page, listen out for our tweets and keep up to date with our blog to stay up to date with all that is happening on the road on the trucks.

Overlanding in Africa is a very different destination from your usual package holiday! You may find some information in this dossier different from what you expected. Whatever your question don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help so feel free to get back to us.

We are more than happy to advise as to what is the best plan for your particular Africa travel needs.

Give us a call, or skype or email. We look forward to planning your trip to Africa with you.

Book your Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Safari

Start Johannesburg Finish Victoria Falls Price Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Mon 22 Jul 2024 Fri 2 Aug 2024 £1305
8+ Seats available
Book Now Mon 23 Sep 2024 Fri 4 Oct 2024 £1305
8+ Seats available
Book Now Sat 21 Dec 2024 Wed 1 Jan 2025 £1305
8+ Seats available
Book Now Wed 15 Jan 2025 Sun 26 Jan 2025 £1305
8+ Seats available