Victoria Falls Overland Tour

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The Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The Local people call it “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, the smoke that thunders and is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Adventure Dates: 28 December 2021 – 03 January 2022

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Description

Victoria Falls (New Year) Expedition : 2021-2022

Experience the wonder of the Victoria Falls on a 7 – day adventure Expedition

Tour Details:

Tour Start :                             Monte Casino- Johannesburg

Destination:                            Botswana and Zimbabwe( Victoria Falls)

Type of Tour :                         Overland Expeditions

Mode of Transport :               Overland Truck

Accommodation Type:           Camping

Tour Overview

The Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The Local people call it “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, the smoke that thunders and is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

There is a magic about them manifested in the towering column of spray when the river is high, the thunder of the falling water, the terrifying abyss and tranquil lagoons upstream in which hippo and deadly crocodiles lurk.

The Vic Falls Carnival will run from Wednesday, 29 December 2021 until  Friday, December 2021 in the picturesque town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

The Vic Falls Carnival is considered Africa’s biggest and most famous New Year’s party was described as one that “will top your bucket list” , and with good reason. The legendary party train will get the party started – a train trip with DJ’s on board, and a bush party until late. The Vic Falls Carnival offers party goers a big explosion of fantastic artists both local and international. Not only are we promised award-winning DJ’s and phenomenal new acts, the party goes on for three days.

If you interested in more sightseeing and activities in and around Vic Falls, there are endless adrenaline and adventure activities to enjoy. This ranges from Vic Falls guided tours to Devil’s Pool.

Itinerary

Day 1

The adventure begins from Johannesburg and heads to Francistown ( Botswana) via the Martin Drift Border Post in Limpopo. After crossing into Botswana, our route heads north-east until we reached Francistown- our stopover for the night. Situated in east Botswana near the border of Zimbabwe, Francistown is the second largest city in the country. Known as the gateway to Maun and Kasane in the north, it serves as an excellent stopover for tourists as it is conveniently located along the main road from Gaborone to Kasane.

Our home for the night will be Woodlands Stop Over just outside Francistown. There is complimentary Wi-Fi and a pool. This campsite has clean ablution and shower facilities.  Each person will be expected to assist in setting up the campsite and erecting their tents. You will be shown how a tent is erected.

We will get an opportunity to refresh and enjoy a camp fire meal before retiring into our tents for an evening’s rest.

Day 2

In the morning you will be greeted with a warm cup of coffee and breakfast before we get back into our vehicle and continue with our adventure. Today we heading to the Kazungula Border Post, our entering point into Zimbabwe.

After completing the customary cross-border procedures we now in Zimbabwe and our road leads to Vic Falls Rest Camp. Victoria Falls is a town in western Zimbabwe and a gateway to the massive waterfall of the same name.

The Vic Falls Rest Camp has a large dazzling swimming pool and paddling pool surrounded by beautiful lawns, which hugely popular with visitors of all ages. Overlooking the refreshing swimming pool is the much-loved In-Da-Belly Restaurant, which serves up a variety of delicious meals and provides one of the best authentic Zimbabwean food experiences in the region. The variety of meals can be enjoyed at affordable prices and are available throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available at the In-Da-Belly Restaurant.

Other facilities / amenities:

  • Clean ablution and shower facilities;
  • Laundry;
  • 24 Hour security patrol;
  • Vic Falls Activities desk;
  • Volley Ball court

The following options are available @ an extra cost:

  • Join the Vic Falls festivities as per the Itinerary and enjoy of music and fun( please ensure that you have purchased a Day pass for this activity);
  • Visit the Victoria Falls;
  • Bungee Jumping at Victoria Falls
  • White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River
  • Helicopter & Microlight Flights over Vic Falls – Flight of Angels
  • High Wire Activities – Zipline, Gorge Swing & Flying Fox
  • Devil’s Pool – Swim on the Edge of Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi River Canoeing Trips
  • Canopy Tours
  • Abseiling
  • Zambezi River Sunset Boat Cruises above Vic Falls

Day 3

After breakfast you will enjoy this day at leisure- delighting yourself with the Wonders of Victoria Falls.

The following options are available @ an extra cost:

  • Join the Vic Falls festivities as per the Itinerary and enjoy of music and fun( please ensure that you have purchased a Day pass for this activity);
  • Visit the Victoria Falls;
  • Bungee Jumping at Victoria Falls
  • White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River
  • Helicopter & Microlight Flights over Vic Falls – Flight of Angels
  • High Wire Activities – Zipline, Gorge Swing & Flying Fox
  • Devil’s Pool – Swim on the Edge of Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi River Canoeing Trips
  • Canopy Tours
  • Abseiling
  • Zambezi River Sunset Boat Cruises above Vic Falls

Day 4- New Year’s Eve

 The following options are available @ an extra cost: 

  • Visit the Victoria Falls;
  • Bungee Jumping at Victoria Falls
  • White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River
  • Helicopter & Microlight Flights over Vic Falls – Flight of Angels
  • High Wire Activities – Zipline, Gorge Swing & Flying Fox
  • Devil’s Pool – Swim on the Edge of Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi River Canoeing Trips
  • Canopy Tours
  • Abseiling
  • Zambezi River Sunset Boat Cruises above Vic Falls

Ring in the countdown with thousands of adventure loving travellers from all over the world, fire breathers, traditional dancers and a host of amazing artists at the Unity New Year’s Concert! Bring along the South African flag and paint your face as we all come together under the African skies.

Day 5- New Year’s Day

After breakfast and enough rest, the New Year’s festivities continue with activities of your choice.

The following options are available @ an extra cost:

  • Visit the Victoria Falls;
  • Bungee Jumping at Victoria Falls
  • White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River
  • Helicopter & Microlight Flights over Vic Falls – Flight of Angels
  • High Wire Activities – Zipline, Gorge Swing & Flying Fox
  • Devil’s Pool – Swim on the Edge of Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi River Canoeing Trips
  • Canopy Tours
  • Abseiling
  • Zambezi River Sunset Boat Cruises above Vic Falls

Day 6

After breakfast our adventure continues. Taking the Kazungula road, we head back to Francistown as we make our way back to Johannesburg. This route is known for its abundance of wild life along the road.

Our stop over for the night will be at Woodlands Camp.

Day 7

With fond memories of the last couple of days adventure, exciting times we had with our newly formed friendships, we now heading home. The expected time of arrival in Johannesburg is 18h00.

Package Details

Dates :

  • Tuesday, 28 December 2021 – Monday, 03 January 2022

Included:

  • Transport from Johannesburg (South Africa) and back;
  • Camping equipment ( 2 Sleeper Canvas Tent, mattresses);
  • Camping (Tented) accommodation;
  • International Travel Insurance;
  • All campsite fees.
  • Certain breakfasts and dinners;

The following meals are included in the package:

  • Day 1 – Dinner
  • Day 2 – Breakfast & Dinner
  • Day 3 – Breakfast
  • Day 4- Breakfast
  • Day 5- Breakfast
  • Day 6 – Breakfast & Dinner
  • Day 7 – Breakfast

During the days when dinner is not provided, you have an option of procuring your meals from local restaurants and other take-away outlets in Victoria Falls. Alternatively, with prior arrangement you can use our campsite kitchen equipment and utensils to prepare your meals. However, you will provide your own foodstuffs and groceries.

Excluded:

  • Vic Falls Carnival Tickets
  • Individually selected activities during your stay in Vic Falls;
  • Beverages- alcoholic and non-alcoholic;
  • Blankets/sleeping bag;
  • Pillow and Sleeping linen
  • Visas;
  • Tips and gratuities;
  • Anything of personal nature.

Vic Falls Carnival and Participation in various activities

Participation in the carnival parties and / or various activities during the tour is completely voluntary and it’s not included in the tour package. You are free to select how you will be spending your time at Vic Falls.

  1. Vic Falls Carnival:

Vic Falls Carnival Tickets will be available to be purchased online once they have been launched in June 2020. You can either purchase them yourself via the appropriate website or approach us to purchase them for you.

The tickets (passes) are available in the following format:

  • 3 Day Pass – this pass entitles you to participate and attend all carnival parties i.e.
    • Day 1 : Party Train
    • Day 2: Bush Party
    • Day 3: Main Carnival Party ( 31 December 2020)
  • 2 Day Pass – this pass gives you access to only two parties i.e.
    • Day 2: Bush Party
    • Day 3: Main Event Party( 31 December 2020)
  • 1 Day Pass –  this pass gives you access to only the Main Event i.e.
    • Day 3 – Main Carnival Event- 31 December 2020)

You are advised to purchase the tickets during the early bird stage. If you purchase the tickets earlier, you will have an advantage of getting them whilst they are cheaper. In general the price of tickets range from R1300- R1500 for a 3 day pass. And R600- R900 for a 1 day pass( Main Event).

  1. Vic Falls Adventure Activities:

Due to popular demand, it is important that you pre-book your preferred activities prior to departure. We will be able to assist you in the booking process. You will be provided with the latest price-list for activities to choose from.

Payment for the activities will be made once we arrive in Vic Falls. However, other activities such as Devil’s Pool may require full upfront payment and will attract 100% cancellation fee should you decide not to participate once you have paid in full.

Package Price and Payment Plan

R 6600 per person sharing a tent in case of members of the same households or friends

  • Cash or;
  • A non-refundable R1000.00 deposit secures your booking and the balance is payable in instalments

What to Expect on an Overland Expedition

An Overland Expedition is probably the most authentic way to travel through the vast distances of this awesome continent and really feel it’s heart.

It’s usually the most affordable way to travel and due to the semi-participatory nature of the tour also a great way to make life-long friends. You can choose how involved you want to get, but you find a lot to talk about while helping prepare meals. You will also be taught to put up your own comfortable 2-man tent with your travel buddy – but you should be very good at it by the end of your overland adventure. The tents and sleeping mattresses will be provided, just remember to bring your sleeping bag and pillow. Some of the campsites on an African overland tour may be in extremely unique locations and you may even get an opportunity to bush camp.

Our Overland Expeditions offer a choice of camping or lodge accommodation and there are also lots of opportunities en-route to participate in adventure activities, safaris and make great new friends.

Overland tours are typically done in customised Overland Trucks which are specially designed for comfort and excellent viewing of game and the stunning landscapes you will come across while on the road.

COVID 19 Health and Safety Measures

The following Health and Safety Measures will apply during the tour:

  1. Compulsory Requirements

Any person joining the tour will be required to bring and wear a Face mask or face covering cloth and personal hand sanitisers, although additional sanitisers will be provided for communal use.

Furthermore, a compulsory daily temperature checks may be conducted.

  1. Accommodation and Sleeping Arrangements

Rooms / tents can only be shared with members of the same household or friends, so an additional single supplement may have to apply for solo travellers as prices are normally based on twin-sharing. Please enquire ahead of booking as some flexibility may be possible from the hotels.

  1. Social Distancing and/or Face Mask Requirements during the tour

We will be changing the way we operate slightly with social distancing in place while on tour.

  • Keeping members of the same household together;
  • Reduced group sizes;
  • Reduced passengers in shared transport;
  • Face masks worn at all sometimes.
  1. Additional Hygiene measures to ensure your safety during the tour

We are required to ask anyone joining the trip if they have shown any COVID-19 symptoms the week of and the day before the trip starts. If you have any symptoms or have had contact with a person with symptoms you will not be allowed to join the trip.

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