Duration
11 Nights
For Kids
From 6 to 12 years
Travel
Multiple Departures in 2019
Destination
South Africa , Botswana & Zimbabwe

Kicking off at the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and travelling through to South Africa’s world-famous Kruger National Park, taking in the best of Botswana along the way.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • See the UNESCO listed Victoria Falls and the famous Kruger National Park 
  • Experience a fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives 
  • Enjoy 28 meals and 11 nights camping with tents and sleeping mats provided 

HOLIDAY INCLUDES

Arrival transfer from Victoria Falls Airport on Day 1
A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives
Services of 3 person crew (leader, driver, cook)
28 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners
All road taxes and tolls
11 nights camping. Tents and sleeping mats provided
A Chobe River boat trip
All camping fees and appropriate equipment
Park entry – Victoria Falls National Park. Park entry and game drives – Kruger National Park
2 day/1 night Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)

TRAVEL DATES

Departure dates in 2019:

  • Jun: 15
  • Jul: 13, 27
  • Aug: 10, 24
  • Sep: 07
  • Oct: 05
  • Nov: 02
  • Dec: 28

ITINERARY 

  • Day 1 Victoria Falls 
  • Day 2 Victoria Falls  
  • Day 3 Chobe River / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
  • Day 4 Nata Region/ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
  • Day 5-6 Okavango Delta / Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners
  • Day 7 Maun / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
  • Day 8-9 Blyde River Canyon / Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners
  • Day 10-11 Kruger National Park / Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners
  • Day 12 Johannesburg / Meals: Breakfast 

For full itinerary information CLICK HERE 


CAMPSITES

  • Victoria Falls: Shearwater Explorers Village

WHY BOOK WITH FAMILY TRAVEL?

At Family Travel, we have a passion for helping families all over Australia create meaningful and memorable experiences. Whether you’re a band of avid campers, adventure-seekers, or if you prefer a little luxury, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for your family. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 100 and one of our accredited family travel specialists can create an incredible family holiday package for you.

The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back

 


FINE PRINT 

  • Valid for travel: Multiple dates in 2019
  • Advertised Per Adult & Per Child prices are based on a package for 2 adult & 2 children package departing on 15 Jun 2019
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Family Travel Team members receive 10% off any travel insurance policy.
  • Once your Family Travel holiday has been purchased you will receive a voucher with full redemption details for you to book your travel.
  • If for any reason you are unable to book your preferred dates please refer to the Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names (as they appear on their passport), age of travellers and details of any special requirements you wish to highlight to the resort (e.g. vegetarian etc).
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.
  • Excludes: international flights, visas, tipping (an entirely personal gesture), sleeping bag (please bring your own), optional activities

VISA INFORMATION

  • Botswana / South Africa: You do not require a visa to enter this country. Just ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of departure from Africa
  • Zimbabwe: You do require a visa to enter Zimbabwe. These visas will be available at the border.
  • To get more info, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.FAMILYTRAVEL.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 100

BEST FOR FAMILIES

DESTINATIONS

South Africa is definitely one of the easiest and safest African countries in which to travel with children. That puts its unforgettable cultural, wildlife and natural treasures within reach of families. Given the country’s sometimes turbulent history, though, an open mind is vital, as there are important lessons to be learned about social justice, the struggle for human rights and the need for animal conservation.

In Botswana and in Zimbabwe, your kids will encounter incredible natural scenery and wildlife they will never forget. In an over-connected world with all current and numerous telecommunications, your family will have the opportunity to discover the vibrant and beautiful natural and cultural heritage. Both countries will give you an unforgettable travel experience and an excellent mean to reconnect you with nature. 

 

TOUR 

The 12 Day Falls to Joburg tour is great for families. This gives kids a chance to socialise with others their own age and make new friends, while also spending lots of holiday time with the entire family. Parents can relax as the tour guide takes the wheel and handles all the complicated organisational parts of your family holiday. Meaning you can focus on exploring the sights and teach the kids about the different lives and cultures through travel. 

 

Read more about Africa…  CLICK HERE

1

Victoria Falls

Saturday. Welcome to Victoria Falls, one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world! Included transfer to your campsite. On day 1 there is a pre-departure meeting at 17:00hrs.


2

Victoria Falls

Today is spent relaxing or participating in a myriad of optional excursions. Named after the famous World Heritage site and Water Falls, the town of Victoria Falls is situated on the Zambezi River and surrounded by the Victoria Falls National Park. Your campsite is conveniently situated in the centre of town, and within walking distance of the adventure booking agents, restaurants and shops. A 20-minute walk down the main road takes you to the entry point to view the falls, which are situated between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), was named by David Livingstone on his explorations and is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. At 1700 m wide and around 100 m high, this is the world’s largest sheet of falling water and a memorable sight on an African Safari! Your exciting range of optional excursions includes horseback safaris, a visit to the crocodile ranch, boat cruises and golf at The Elephant Hills Resort. Adrenalin junkies can bungee from the Victoria Falls Bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia or abseil down the Batoka Gorge – neither activity is for the faint hearted! All year round, flights in fixed wing, micro light and ultra light aircraft or helicopters provide an aerial perspective over this magnificent World Heritage Site. White water rafting on the Zambezi is also world class.


3

Chobe River

Victoria Falls – Chobe (Botswana). This morning you leave Victoria Falls and cross the border into Botswana, and head to Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is one of Botswana’s premier game parks, renowned for the large herds of elephant around the river. This afternoon enjoy an included boat cruise along the river spotting the elephants and hippos

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 


4

Nata Region

Kasane – Nata Region. You leave this beautiful part of Botswana behind us this morning as you depart to the lush campsite called Elephant Sands. The drive will take you through a very unpopulated landscape where the donkeys roam freely. Once you have arrived at your campsite you will have the option of partaking in a game drive or a bushwalk. Your crew will provide you with more information.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 


5-6

Okavango Delta

Nata Region – Maun – Okavango Delta. Maun is the starting point for the trip into the Delta and it is from here that you can set off to explore the Okavango Delta. Tonight you prepare your provisions and packs for your overnight excursion. You suggest bringing along a smaller daypack on your trip which can be used to pack the supplies needed for this short excursion. Your trip leader will brief you fully on what is needed, and what to expect prior to your trip into the Delta.

On day 6 you take an overnight excursion into the Delta. After an early rise, you pack your expedition vehicle and from Maun, you drive north for a couple of hours to reach the mokoro poler’s station. The Delta region is studded with many local villages where many families live in a traditional way. Some of the villages are very remote and can only be reached by the traditional mode of transport – the Mokoro. Mokoros are dugout canoes manoeuvred through the waterways by local guides who “pole” them through the reeds. At the Mokoro station, we meet your ‘Polers’ and pack your supplies before heading out into the waterways. After a couple of hours along the waterways, we arrive at your mobile tented camp situated in the heart of the Okavango.

On arrival, you will meet the local staff who will be your host during your stay. A brief introduction to the camp will show you your dome tent with twin beds and a bush en-suite bathroom – long drop toilet and a bucket shower. Relax in the tent with a cold drink or take a paddle in the Delta in a canoe. The activities at the camp include Mokoro trails and guided walks.

MEALS: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners 


7

Maun

Okavango Delta – Maun. This morning you pack up and set off back to Maun. After your Mokoro ride and vehicle transfer, you arrive back in the afternoon and have the chance to complete your picture of the Okavango Delta by taking an optional scenic flight over the Delta (dependent on weather conditions & availability).

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


8-9

Blyde River Canyon

Maun – Palapye – Blydepoort (South Africa). Heading out early on day 8, you drive to the small town of Palapye, situated about halfway between Francistown and Gaborone (Botswana’s capital). This popular ‘stopover’ town for those en route to South Africa.

The following morning you cross into South Africa and continue across to your camp overlooking the impressive Blyde River Canyon. Named for the Blyde River that runs through it, the canyon is 26km long, and averages 800m deep and forms the northern edge of the impressive Drakensberg Mountain Range. The main viewpoints along the canyon are the 3 Rondavels, named for the shape of the traditional huts or houses the indigenous people of the area used to live in; and Gods Window that affords a breathtaking view across the canyon and surrounding area.

MEALS:  2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners 


10-11

Kruger National Park

Blydepoort – Hazyview. Heading through the breathtaking Panorama Route, you stop off at various viewpoints today including scenic God’s Window. You pass through the small town of Graskop and head toward the Kruger National Park and your campsite on the border of the park. Situated just 10km from Kruger’s Phabeni Gate, the camp is home to Giraffe, Zebra and Hippo to name but a few.

The following day you visit the amazing Kruger National Park in search of some of the 146 mammals, 500 bird, 114 reptile, 33 amphibian & 49 fish species that make this park their home. You travel in your truck along the main game viewing routes within the park and stop off at some of the camps along the way. You take a night game drive on day 10.

MEALS: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners 

12

Johannesburg

Wednesday. Hazyview – Johannesburg. After breakfast, you drive to Johannesburg. Your late afternoon arrival marks the end of your adventure.

MEALS: Breakfast

 

FLIGHT
  • From Sydney / Melbourne /Brisbane to Victoria Falls, flights are mainly operated by South African Airways and Qantas. 
  • From Johannesburg to Sydney, direct flights are operated by Qantas Airways. 
  • From Johannesburg to Melbourne / Brisbane, flights are mainly operated by South African Airways and Qantas. 

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TRANSFER

Arrival transfer from Victoria Falls airport on Day 1 and domestic transfers are included in the deal! 


WEATHER
 
In South Africa, climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the southwestern corner of
the country to temperate in the interior plateau and subtropical in the northeast. Although located in the tropics, temperate conditions prevail all year round in Zimbabwe as the climate is moderated by altitude and the inland position of the country. Botswana has mainly a temperate climate with average temperatures of 30 degrees. 

VISA 

  • Botswana / South Africa: You do not require a visa to enter this country. Just ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of departure from Africa
  • Zimbabwe: You do require a visa to enter Zimbabwe. These visas will be available at the border.
  • To get more info, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Family Travel can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and for a 10% discount.

What is included in the deal? 
Please refer to the ‘HOLIDAYS INCLUDES’ section. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 100for more details.


Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that my family needs? 
We recommend you see your doctor at least eight weeks prior to travel for advice, and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.


Can Family Travel organise my travel insurance? / Do I need a travel insurance?
We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. Family Travel can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you. Call us on 1300 404 100 and quote Family10 for a 10% discount.


Can I arrange my flights with Family Travel? 
We at Family Travel are fully licensed travel agents and are able to arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 100 to get a personalised quote.


When will my booking be confirmed?
Once your Family Travel Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the Family Travel Reservations team. Family Travel will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking into your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements. The Family Travel team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.

The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back

 


What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking?
If for any reason you need to cancel, contact the Family Travel reservation team on 1300 404 100, and make sure you have your travel voucher number and traveller names on hand. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, Family Travel will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. Once we have received a variable request for cancellation, we request it be submitted in writing. Once received we will begin to process your cancellation. 


I haven’t received my Family Travel voucher yet. What do I do?

If you have not received your voucher within 24 hours contact Family Travel on 1300 404 100 and we will resend your voucher by email.


Where can I find full terms and conditions for Family Travel? 
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