12 day Botswana, Kruger and Victoria Falls African safari with South African Airways flights

12 Day Botswana, Kruger & Victoria Falls including all flights with South African Airways, luxury accommodation, transfers, river cruise, stunning game drives, breakfast daily, guides and more.

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  • 12 Day Botswana, Kruger & Victoria Falls
  • 12 Day Botswana, Kruger & Victoria Falls
  • 12 Day Botswana, Kruger & Victoria Falls
  • 12 Day Botswana, Kruger & Victoria Falls
  • 12 Day Botswana, Kruger & Victoria Falls
  • 12 Day Botswana, Kruger & Victoria Falls
  • 12 Day Botswana, Kruger & Victoria Falls
  • 12 Day Botswana, Kruger & Victoria Falls
  • 12 Day Botswana, Kruger & Victoria Falls
 
  • Absolutely Fabulous Barry H
  • Very well organised trip, thoroughly enjoyed. All transfers and trips were on time and all hotels were excellent. The tour operators in Africa were all efficient and friendly. Mark H
  • Thanks to all for making the Safari experience a memorable one
  • Dee and I would like to thank you for organising a fantastic trip. We both enjoyed the all of the accommodation, the inclusions and the whole itinerary. All of the… Sue
  • Just a quick note to say how wonderful our trip to South Africa was. Everything was great. The lodge, the hotels and all the tours. A wonderful country and lovely…
  • All tours were on time and of a high standard.nIu2019ll be recommending you to our friends and will be keeping an eye on your exclusive deals for our next overseas… Michael & Kristina R
  • You are to be congratulated for organizing a very memorable trip for us.

Highlights

 

Botswana was named the number one must-see country of 2016 by Lonely Planet! Read more here

Did you know there are more wildlife species in the Kruger National Park than anywhere else on the African continent?

Or did you know that South Africa is the largest producer of macadamia nuts in the world?

No? Then I think it’s time for a visit!

Filled with an abundance of the world’s most impressive wildlife spectacles, Botswana is one of the incredible safari destinations in South Africa. Tick an African safari off your bucket list (and learn plenty more interesting facts!) with this unmissable 12 day luxury Botswana, Victoria Falls Kruger private safari. 

Experience four magnificent private game drives to spot the Big 5 – 2 in Botswana and 2 in the famous Kruger National Park!

Upgrade your package to take in the 16 day luxury tour to get all of the above but enjoy a Cape Town private safari including cable car trip to Table Mountain (believed to be one of the oldest mountains in the world!) 

Your package includes return international and internal Africa airfares, all private transfers, premium accommodation, breakfast daily plus all meals at Kruger lodge and more!

See the Inclusions  section for more.

 
 

Day 1: Australia –  airplane-takeoff– Johannesburg 

Depart Australia today to begin your private Africa safari! 

Day 2: Johannesburg – airplane-takeoff – Chobe National Park 

On arrival to Johannesburg airport you will transit for your flight through to Botswana. On arrival at Kasane Airport you will be met by a Webjet representative for your private transfer to the Cresta Mowana Lodge. Relax and spend the rest of your day at your leisure after your long flight from Australia. Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. By size, it is the third largest park in the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most biologically diverse. 

Day 3: Chobe National Park (B) 

Today, enjoy the morning at your leisure at your stunning lodge. Later this afternoon get ready for your first African game drive (3-4 hours)! In specialist open air safari vehicles you will have a fantastic experience on your first game drive in the world famous Chobe National Park. Game drives offer you the opportunity to view the abundant elephants and big game animals in their nature habitat. Start by beginning your count for the Big 5! Later, return to the lodge and enjoy your evening swapping stories of your day’s sightings. 

Day 4: Chobe National Park (B) 

Rise early today for your morning game drive (3-4 hours) in the Chobe National Park. Set out on a game drive at sunrise to catch the animals at the start of their day when they are hungry and most active. The morning game drive will give you an opportunity to see the animals you might have missed yesterday. Later this afternoon, you may choose to do an afternoon river cruise on the Chobe River to view the animals on the banks of the river (on own account). Otherwise simply relax and unwind while the sun goes down over beautiful Africa.

Day 5: Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls (B) 

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to A Zambezi River Lodge in Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. After your check in at the hotel, spend the rest of your day at your leisure. 

Day 6: Victoria Falls (B) 

Today we tour the Falls! Discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. The tour undertakes a mesmerising scenic route and is led by an expert local guide. Learn how Livingstone In 1851, first heard of the great waterfall, but it was only in 1855 that he set out to visit it. He spent the night on Kalai Island a few kilometres upstream of the Falls, having come down river by foot, and the next morning set off in a small canoe to approach the thundering smoke. He landed on the biggest island on the lip of the falls, now called Livingstone Island and from there obtained his first view of the Falls. Remainder of your day spend at your leisure. Later this afternoon you may choose the long list of optional activities including a helicopter flight over the falls, boma dinner, flying fox, and bungee jumping (for your own account)

Day 7: Victoria Falls – airplane-takeoff– Kruger National Park (B,D) 

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Livingstone Airport for your onward flight to start your safari adventure in the world renowned Kruger National Park. Upon arrival at Nelspruit, you will be met by a representative of your lodge and transferred to your luxury accommodation for the next four nights. Kruger is famous for its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals also make their home here.

Day 8: Kruger National Park (B,D) 

Today, start with an early morning game drive (6-7 hours) in the world renowned Kruger National Park. Ensure you bring your camera along as you will be spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment. The abundance of species you will see will be an experience of a lifetime. Get up close to the animals in your specialised safari vehicle lead by an expert guide. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner while swapping stories of your animal encounters earlier in the day. 

Day 9: Kruger National Park (B,D) 

Rise early again today for your second game drive (6-7 hours) in the Kruger National Park – you might spot animals you missed yesterday or encounter different experiences. Keep your eyes open! 

Day 10: Kruger National Park (B,D) 

Today enjoy a free day, alternatively you might enjoy an optional tour. 

Optional tour (at your own expense): You may want to consider an optional Swaziland day tour at your own expense. After an early breakfast, you will visit a Swazi Village and gain insight to the Swazi culture and traditions. The tour includes an authentic African lunch, dancing and an opportunity to interact with the local community.  

Optional tour (at your own expense): Panoramic Tour –  Rise early for one of the most scenic tours in South Africa. The tour explores the North Eastern escarpment of the Drakensberg and includes a visit to Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and Bourkes Potholes which is a geological phenomenon.  

Day 11: Kruger National Park – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B) 

After your breakfast, you will be privately transferred to the airport for your onward flight home. 

Day 12: Australia 

Arrive in Australia today

 

 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Johannesburg 

Depart Australia today to begin your private Africa safari! 

Day 2: Johannesburg –airplane-takeoff – Chobe National Park 

On arrival to Johannesburg airport you will transit for your flight through to Botswana. On arrival at Kasane Airport you will be met by a Webjet representative for your private transfer to the Cresta Mowana Lodge. Relax and spend the rest of your day at your leisure after your long flight from Australia. Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. By size, it is the third largest park in the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most biologically diverse. 

Day 3: Chobe National Park (B) 

Today, enjoy the morning at your leisure at your stunning lodge. Later this afternoon get ready for your first African game drive (3-4 hours)! In specialist open air safari vehicles you will have a fantastic experience on your first game drive in the world famous Chobe National Park. Game drives offer you the opportunity to view the abundant elephants and big game animals in their nature habitat. Start by beginning your count for the Big 5! Later, return to the lodge and enjoy your evening swapping stories of your day’s sightings. 

Day 4: Chobe National Park (B) 

Rise early today for your morning game drive (3-4 hours) in the Chobe National Park. Set out on a game drive at sunrise to catch the animals at the start of their day when they are hungry and most active. The morning game drive will give you an opportunity to see the animals you might have missed yesterday. Later this afternoon, you may choose to do an afternoon river cruise on the Chobe River to view the animals on the banks of the river (on own account). Otherwise simply relax and unwind while the sun goes down over beautiful Africa.

Day 5: Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls (B) 

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to A Zambezi River Lodge in Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. After your check in at the hotel, spend the rest of your day at your leisure. 

Day 6: Victoria Falls (B) 

Today we tour the Falls! Discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. The tour undertakes a mesmerising scenic route and is led by an expert local guide. Learn how Livingstone In 1851, first heard of the great waterfall, but it was only in 1855 that he set out to visit it. He spent the night on Kalai Island a few kilometres upstream of the Falls, having come down river by foot, and the next morning set off in a small canoe to approach the thundering smoke. He landed on the biggest island on the lip of the falls, now called Livingstone Island and from there obtained his first view of the Falls. Remainder of your day spend at your leisure. Later this afternoon you may choose the long list of optional activities including a helicopter flight over the falls, boma dinner, flying fox, and bungee jumping (for your own account)

Day 7: Victoria Falls – airplane-takeoff– Kruger National Park (B,D) 

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Livingstone Airport for your onward flight to start your safari adventure in the world renowned Kruger National Park. Upon arrival at Nelspruit, you will be met by a representative of your lodge and transferred to your luxury accommodation for the next four nights. Kruger is famous for its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals also make their home here.

Day 8: Kruger National Park (B,D) 

Today, start with an early morning game drive (6-7 hours) in the world renowned Kruger National Park. Ensure you bring your camera along as you will be spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment. The abundance of species you will see will be an experience of a lifetime. Get up close to the animals in your specialised safari vehicle lead by an expert guide. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner while swapping stories of your animal encounters earlier in the day. 

Day 9: Kruger National Park (B,D) 

Rise early again today for your second game drive (6-7 hours) in the Kruger National Park – you might spot animals you missed yesterday or encounter different experiences. Keep your eyes open! 

Day 10: Kruger National Park (B,D) 

Today enjoy a free day, alternatively you might enjoy an optional tour. 

Optional tour (at your own expense): You may want to consider an optional Swaziland day tour at your own expense. After an early breakfast, you will visit a Swazi Village and gain insight to the Swazi culture and traditions. The tour includes an authentic African lunch, dancing and an opportunity to interact with the local community.  

Optional tour (at your own expense): Panoramic Tour –  Rise early for one of the most scenic tours in South Africa. The tour explores the North Eastern escarpment of the Drakensberg and includes a visit to Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and Bourkes Potholes which is a geological phenomenon.

Day 11: Kruger National Park – airplane-takeoff– Cape Town

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Cape Town. On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by our representative for your transfer to the hotel Winchester Mansions. After check in, enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Day 12: Cape Town 

Today enjoy a free day, alternatively you might enjoy an optional tour. 

Optional tour (at your own expense): After breakfast, you will be transferred to Franschhoek for your wine tram tour. Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape wine lands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories. The wine tour is a combination of tram and tram bus will transport you around a loop of seven stops allowing you to hop off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, may it be wine tasting on a cellular tour or lunch. 

Day 13: Cape Town

After your breakfast, you will be collected at the hotel for a 45 minute tour of Afrogem, one of the leading jewellery manufacturers in South Africa. You will have the opportunity to see how smelted gold is transformed, watch craftsman set gems in the creation of elegant jewellery or purchase any quality jewellery. After the tour you will be transferred to the world renowned Table Mountain Cable Car Station for for the scenic trip up to the top of Table Mountain – one of the seven wonders of nature. On a clear day, you will be able to see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. After your descent, make your own way to your hotel.

Day 14: Cape Town

Bring your camera for a full day Cape Peninsula tour! We are heading for Cape Point at the south western tip of the Cape Peninsula with the most spectacular views in the world. The tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic Coast, passing through Camps Bay and the fishing village of Hout Bay. The trip continues to Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising of 17,300 acres of indigenous flora and fauna. Here you can see a variety of wildlife which includes baboons, rheebok and the elusive eland. Witness the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. On route back to your hotel we also visit the penguin colony at the Boulders Beach (entry on your own account). The last stop is at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for a short walk through the beautiful gardens.

Day 15: Cape Town –airplane-takeoff– Australia 

After breakfast and check out from your hotel, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight back to Australia.

Day 16: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 

Your package includes return international and internal Africa airfares, all transfers, premium accommodation, breakfast daily plus all meals at Kruger lodge and more!

  • Return international airfares with South African Airways departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
  • All internal Africa airfares
  • All transfers to and from each destination
  • 9 nights luxury twin share lodge accommodation 
  • Breakfast daily plus dinner while at your Kruger lodge
  • Two Botswana & two Kruger National Park open air game drives
  • The chance to view the Big 5 ~ lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo
  • Highly professional safari & local guides
  • Tour of Victoria Falls

Upgrade your experience to the 16 day itinerary and visit Cape Town:

  • Includes all of the above, plus;
  • Internal flights Kruger – Cape Town
  • 4 nights luxury accommodation
  • Full day Cape Peninsula tour
  • Cable car trip to Table Mountain

 Highlights:

  • Experience Botswana, voted Lonely Planet’s BEST place to visit for 2016
  • Be pampered at your luxury Kruger lodge overlooking the African savannah
  • Have a chance to view the Big 5 in their natural habitat in two of Africa’s best parks, Kruger and Chobe
  • Witness the awe-inspiring beauty and power of Victoria Falls

 

 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $599 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

 Single supplement: 

  • 12 Day: Single Supplement $1,839 per person when travelling with friends or relatives others to secure your own room
  • 12 Day: Solo Traveller $2,179 per person when travelling by yourself
  • 16 Day: Single Supplement $2,179 per person when travelling with friends or relatives to secure your own room
  • 16 Day: Solo Traveller $2,529 per person when travelling by yourself

To purchase your single supplement or solo traveler supplement please click here

Optional Tours: 

Sunset Chobe River Cruise $85 per person 
Helicopter over Vic Falls $260 per person
Swaziland Day Tour -$220 per person
Panoramic Tour – $220 per person

Payable direct on confirming your booking. 

Children: Same price as adults. Minimum age 7

Triple share: Not available

Interconnecting/adjoining rooms: Can be requested, but cannot be guaranteed

Itinerary Changes: Please note, some itineraries may operate in reverse due to flight scheduling on your chosen day of departure. You will be advised at the time of booking.

Package Excludes: 

  • Visa
  • Compulsory travel insurance
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks, tips and curios
  • Personal expenses

Hotels & Lodges:

Chobe: Cresta Mowana Lodge or similar 
Victoria Falls: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar
Kruger: Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge or similar
Cape Town: Winchester Mansions or similar 

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. No visas are required for travel in South Africa if they are Australian citizens, however it is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

Please see information on Visas for Victoria Falls here

Please be advised that the Uni Visa has been re-introduced in Zimbabwe (Vic Falls) and Zambia with effect from January 2017.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

For frequently asked questions regarding your tour, please click here

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

Daily departures between 1 February 2019 – 30 November 2019

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare departing Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth with South African Airways 
  • We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates.
  • Including 23 kgs of checked luggage on per passenger
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Extend your stay by request when submitting your booking form
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.
  • All Children (7-11 years) must occupy their own seat.
  • Due to the arrival times of some flights, it may not be possible to connect in Johannesburg on the same day. A pre-night in Johannesburg might be required (at own expense) or alternative dates chosen to when alternative connecting flight options are available.
  • All bookings will be held and confirmed with you before booking.

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • We encourage you to finalise your booking with as soon as possible.
  • Some flights may depart a day before, involve a transit, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Any changes to flight itineraries once the accommodation and tour bookings have been confirmed will incur a charge of $100 per person
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.
  • Please also note, flights might arrive or departure 1 day early or later than suggested on the itinerary due to scheduling, they might involve multiple stopovers or airlines changes

 

Travel Information

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares
  • All internal Africa airfares
  • All transfers to and from each destination
  • 9 night luxury twin share lodge accommodation
  • Breakfast daily plus dinner while at your Kruger lodge
  • Two Kruger National Park private game drives
  • Highly professional safari & local guides
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