9-Day Soweto, Kruger Park & Victoria Falls Budget Safari

This tour takes you on an incredible journey from the vibrant streets of Soweto to the lush Kruger bushveld and the mighty Victoria Falls.

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  • Duration: 9 Days
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  • Pickup available
  • Wifi available
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What’s included

  • Transfers in a luxury airconditioned tour vehicle 
  • Registered tour guide
  • Meals specified in the itinerary
  • Activities specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee for activities specified in the itinerary

Greater Kruger &Kruger National Park

  • 1 night's accommodation at Tremisana Game Lodge in Balule Private Game Reserve
  • 2 nights' accommodation at Marc’s Tented Camp in Motlala Game Reserve
  • 2 x 3-hour afternoon open-vehicle game drive in Balule Private Game Reserve
  • 4-hour guided bush walk in Balule Private Game Reserve
  • Full-day safari tour of Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle
  • 1-hour guided bush walk in Motlala Game Reserve
  • Highlights of the Panorama Route

Johannesburg

  • 3 night's accommodation at a budget-friendly guest house (TBA)
  • Full-day Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour  
  • Complimentary airport transfer

Victoria Falls

  • 2 nights' accommodation at Shearwaters Explorers Village
  • 4-hour sunset dinner cruise on Zambezi River (3-course meal & complimentary drink)
  • 2-hour tour of Victoria Falls National Park
  • Complimentary airport shuttle

Description

Your days are jam-packed with fun and outdoor adventures at two of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa.

Included in this tour is a full-day exploring the vibrant city of Soweto and the world-famous Apartheid Museum. Enjoy a magical mix of rich cultural history, daily game drives in open safari vehicles, guided bush walks, a stunning Zambezi boat cruise, tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, fun outdoor activities, star-lit dinners and comfortable accommodation in beautiful bushveld settings.

Accommodation

MARC’S TENTED CAMP ǀ Accommodation adjacent to Greater Kruger

Marc’s Tented Camp is located in the Motlala Game Reserve which is a 3 000-hectare private reserve that lies adjacent to Greater Kruger. It’s ideally located to the iconic Kruger National Park and the major attractions in the northern safari hub of South Africa. 

Guests stay in classic safari tents that are basic but comfortable. Each tent has an electric fan, mosquito nets and comfortable single beds with linen, towels and soap provided. There’s a swimming pool in the camp and a covered breakfast lapa that overlooks a large waterhole.

SHEARWATER EXPLORERS VILLAGE ǀ Accommodation in Victoria Falls

Shearwater Explorers Village offers budget-friendly accommodation close to the main attractions of Victoria Falls. It’s the base camp of Shearwater Victoria Falls which is a destination management company that has been operating in Victoria Falls for over 30 years. The company owns the rights to almost all the major activities on offer in and around the town.

Shearwater Explorers Village is located less than a 1 kilometre walk from the Falls and the centre of town which is famous for its traditional craft markets, wide choice of restaurants and vibrant tourist hub. It offers a combination of comfortable chalets, domed tents and Overland camping sites. The lodge facilities are basic to suit travellers on a budget but fully-equipped for comfort and convenience. 

There’s free Wi-Fi available and a shuttle service to the main attractions aswell as a popular restaurant and bar, sparkling swimming pool and a spa centre on the property. 

Each chalet is air-conditioned and has an ensuite bathroom with a shower. There is a daily housekeeping and turn-down service, and an outsourced laundry service; all for a price that’s exceptionally reasonable for international travellers.

Children of all ages are welcome at Shearwater Explorers Village.

Itinerary

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG

Guests are collected from OR Tambo International Airport and transferred to a guest lodge in Johannesburg that is located close to the airport. Relax at the guesthouse and later eat out at a nearby shopping mall (for your own cost).

Overnight in a budget-friendly guesthouse (TBA).

Includes: No meals

DAY 2: JOHANNESBURG & SOWETO

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Be ready to depart at about 8h00 for a full-day tour of Soweto. Your guide will take you to the main attractions where you’ll gain a real insight into the city’s turbulent political history and its vibrant modern-day culture. The Soweto tour includes lunch at a popular tavern and a tour of the world-famous Apartheid Museum.

Return to your lodge late afternoon. You can have a meal at the lodge restaurant or eat-out at a nearby shopping mall (for your own cost).

Overnight in a budget-friendly guesthouse (TBA).

Includes: Breakfastand lunch

DAY 3: JOHANNESBURG - GREATER KRUGER (approx 460 kilometres)

Wake up early for breakfast and then be ready to depart for the trip to Greater Kruger. It’s a 5-6 hour drive with refreshment stops along the way. The lodge is located in Balule Private Game Reserve. 

Settle into your chalet and relax until it’s time to depart late afternoon for a 3-hour sunset game drive in Balule in an open safari vehicle. Enjoy a starlit dinner at Marula Tree Boma which is set up deep in the bushveld.

Overnight in a thatched chalet at Tremisana Game Lodge.

Includes: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 4: GREATER KRUGER

Early morning wake-up for hot beverages and rusks and then we set off for a remote corner of Balule Game Reserve for a 4-hour guided bush walk along the Olifants River with an armed safari guide. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and refreshments. Relax and enjoy the lodge facilities until it’s time to depart mid-afternoon for a3-hourgame drive in Balule in an open safari vehicle. 

Instead of returning to Tremisana Game Lodge, we make our way to Marc’s Tented Camp in Motlala Game Reserve which lies adjacent to Greater Kruger. Dinner is served under the stars at the outdoor boma.

Overnight in a safari tent at Marc’s Tented Camp.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 5: GREATER KRUGER & KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks and then it’s time to depart for a full-day safari tour in Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle. We enter via Orpen Gate and spend the day exploring the upper-south and central region. Lunch break at a popular Kruger Park rest camp (your own cost). 

Return to your camp late afternoon as the sun is setting. Dinner is served under the stars at the outdoor boma.

Overnight in a safari tent at Marc’s Tented Camp.

Includes: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 6: GREATER KRUGER - JOHANNESBURG

Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks and then it’s time to depart for a 1-hour guided bush walk in Motlala Game Reserve with an armed ranger. Return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast; pack up and be ready to depart mid-morning for the return journey to Johannesburg. 

We travel via the famous Panorama Route and stop along the way at the main viewpoints and for refreshment breaks (your own cost). Expect to arrive in Johannesburg between 17h00 and 18h00. You can have a meal at the lodge restaurant or eat-out at a nearby shopping mall (for your own cost).

Overnight in a budget-friendly guesthouse (TBA).

Includes: Breakfast

DAY 7: JOHANNESBURG - VICTORIA FALLS

Wake up early for breakfast. We depart for OR Tambo International Airport to catch a scheduled flight to Victoria Falls (not included in tour price).

On arrival in Victoria Falls, you’re picked up and transferred to Shearwaters Explorers Village in an air-conditioned shuttle bus. Book in, freshen up and enjoy the lodge facilities before it’s time to depart late afternoon for a 4-hour sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi River. 

The boat cruise on the Zambezi River includes a 3-course dinner and a complimentary glass of champagne. Cash bar for other drinks. Return to your lodge at about 9pm.

Overnight in a chalet at Shearwaters Explorers Village.

Includes: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 8: VICTORIA FALLS

Wake up early and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Depart at about 8h00 for a 2-hour guided tour of the iconic Victoria Falls. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure enjoying whichever add-on activities grab your fancy (for your own cost). 

Add-on activities are not included in the price of the tour. Ask your MoAfrika Tours agent for advice and help booking the different activities in Victoria Falls. 

You can have dinner at the lodge restaurant or choose one of the many popular restaurants in town (for your own cost).

Overnight in a chalet at Shearwaters Explorers Village. 

Included: Breakfast

DAY 9: VICTORIA FALLS - JOHANNESBURG

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the lodge and a few hours exploring the town of Victoria Falls. The local craft market is great for some last-minute souvenir shopping. A shuttle bus picks you up mid-morning and takes you to Victoria Falls Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg.

Includes: Breakfast

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled domestic and international flights to/within South Africa
  • Scheduled return flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (cash bar)
  • Meals and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Balule Game Reserve conservation levy
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if required

Please note:

The return flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls is NOT included in the price of this tour.

Important information

Guests are collected and dropped off at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. By special arrangement, guests can be collected and dropped-off from their hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria (broad city precinct). Please pre-book this with your MoAfrika Tours representative.

Collect: Confirm with your MoAfrika Tours representative

Drop-off: Depends on flight time from Vic Falls

Price does not include return flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

Children 6 years and younger may not join the game drives in an open safari vehicle. 

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