Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Safari Tour is a complete experience of safari in Africa. The journey takes you through 3 Southern Africa Top Safari countries. The habitat of the different biomes exhibit clearly the difference in their survival and ecosystem.
Starting from North-west province of Pilanesberg. This Game reserve is defined by alternating ridges and valleys. The Pilanesberg Alkaline Ring Complex, a crater of a long-extinct volcano is the main of the park. One of the largest volcanic complexes of this type in the world 1 200 million years old.
Pilanesberg is relatively medium in size covering just 572 sq km. The park lies in the transition zone between Kalahari and the lowveld. As a result there are overlaps in mammals, birds and vegetation. From Pilanesberg you drive down to Marakele national park. Home to the big five game, the park lies just outside Thabazimbi Town. It is 670 sq km and in the heart of the Waterberg mountains and characterized by contrasting mountain landscape, valleys and hills.
Driving into Botswana through the Grobler’s Bridge we head straight to Serowe. As you drive further to Maun you’ll have already seen much of the Kalahari desert. The low aridity of the desert supports a variety of flora. The native vegetation being the acacia species and grasses. Low precipitation with dense ground cover, the Kalahari is not a true desert. Okavango Delta has perennial fresh water and supports Zambezian flooded grasslands. The floodplains support a great deal of wildlife that includes elephant, wildebeest, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, antelopes and more.
Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
From Okavango you head to Chobe national park in northern Botswana. The Chobe river flows into the Zambezi River, the forth biggest river in Africa. Chobe is known for its high concentration of the Elephant elephant. It lies in the Kazungula-Zambezia Transfrontier-Conversation Area all the way to Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls sums it up with a magnificent curtain of waterfalls never seen in the world. It’s one of the seven wonders of the world. ‘The sight of Angels on flight’ as David Livingstone described it.
Pilanesberg National Park – This park in the Northwest of province has a good population of lions, leopards, black and white rhino, elephants and buffalo. The near extinct brown hyena has been spotted here as well as the fleet-footed cheetah. Birds population is also significant. Marakele National Park – In the heart of the Waterberg Mountains, a transitional zone between the dry western and moister eastern regions of South Africa. Its famous for the cape vulture, the rare reedbuck, mountain reedbuck, tsessebe and eland among other animals. Okavango Delta – Its a place of lush islands of reeds and flowers with an excellent population of wildlife far from human settlements as its not easy to live in the Delta. You will be way inside the delta where you can only navigate on mokoro, the common means of transport here.