Okavango & Chobe Trail - South

Okavango & Chobe Trail - South 1750 , 8 Days

Enjoy some of the best places in Africa for game drives teeming with wildlife. Begin your tour in Victoria Falls where you can try whitewater rafting, bungee jumping or visit the markets and the spectacular views of Victoria Falls National Park. We head to Chobe National Park in Botswana where we take a river cruise to watch elephants playing in and crossing the river only meters away. This evening, take the opportunity to pack a small bag for your Okavango Delta experience. In the Delta you can photograph hippos and crocodiles from your Mokoro (dugout canoe) before we head to Khama Rhino Sanctuary where we will partake in a game drive. Our tour ends in Johannesburg. You can also choose to do this tour from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls.

Please note that the listed price is for tent accommodation at specificly designed camping sites. You can also book an accommodated version (in double room bungalows) of the tour as you can check the supplement payment in the additional expences section listed below after the itinearay !

Highlights:
♦ Victoria Falls - one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a truly beautiful world heritage site
♦ Chobe National Park - it is situated in the north west of Botswana and is undoubtedly the country’s most beautiful and popular nature and game reserve.
Okavango Delta - every year, more than 11 cubic kilometers of water flow from the Okavango River into the Delta.
♦ Johannesburg - everything here is faster than anywhere else in Africa, something this city has prided itself on ever since the gold rush - being home of the world’s richest gold fields back in the day.

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Itinerary:

Day 1. Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Your tour begins today in the town of Victoria falls, home to the spectacular Victoria Falls. The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel.You will meet your crew in the reception area of Shearwater at 17:00pm. -/-/D

Day 2. Victoria Falls - Kasane (Botswana) - Chobe National Park
This morning you will have the opportunity to participate in the many optional activities on offer in the town of Victoria Falls. After lunch, we travel the short distance to the Botswana border, crossing into Botswana and will arrive at our accommodation in the late afternoon, to set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River.B/L/D

Day 3. Kasane - Nata
We leave the banks of the Chobe River, and head south into the Kalahari Desert. You’ll notice the ‘bushveld’ change as you get closer to our overnight accommodation. B/L/D

Day 4. Khwai Conservation Area
You will be separated from your Nomad truck for the next 2 nights and it is therefore important that you pack/gather your personal belongings which you may need, before we depart camp today. Please pack lightly and only take what you need for the following two nights. Today we make our way towards the Okavango Delta, stopping at the viewing point of the Salt Pans en-route. Upon arrival in Maun, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional scenic flight over the Delta (time and weather permitting). After your optional flight, you will be collected in Maun in open 4x4 safari vehicles and will be transferred to the Khwai Conservation area. Our guide will prepare us on what to expect for our afternoon mokoro excursion into the Okavango Delta. (Please note: It is possible that the mokoro activity could take place the following morning, depending on the season). B/L/D

Day 5. Greater Moremi Game Reserve Area
Today is a full day game drive as we spend most of our day on safari in the Moremi Game Reserve in search of the species that roam the plains. Expect some bumpy roads as we traverse this wilderness area in our 4x4 vehicles. Offering habitats from wetland, open water to the grasslands and Savannah woodland, we hope to see as many species of fauna and flora possible. This evening we arrive back at Khwai to share and compare all the amazing sightings while on safari. B/L/D

Day 6. Khwai - Maun
We will depart early this morning in our 4×4 vehicles and make our way to Maun, where we will overnight. B/L/D

Day 7. Maun - Palapye
Today we head south through the stark yet striking landscapes of the Central Kalahari desert. Our journey starts by skirting the southern end of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, so keep an eye out for an array of wildlife that moves between the watering holes. A notable point of interest on our route is the Orapa Diamond Mine, an imposing testament to Botswana's mineral wealth. This mine, which is a collaborative venture between De Beers and the Botswana government, is counted among the world's most extensive diamond mines. It serves as a critical economic pillar, contributing considerably to Botswana's GDP and export earnings. Along the way, you'll pass by several smaller towns and villages, offering glimpses into everyday life in Botswana before arriving in Papapye.B/L/D

Day 8. Palapye - Johannesburg
Leaving behind the town of Palapye, we travel through the Kalahari to the South African border. After completing border formalities we continue on through the North-West Province before our tour ends in Johannesburg. B/L/-

Practical information: Tour guides will shop and prepare meals and group participation in camp chores is required. ►Luggage should not exceed 10 kg. ►Bring Euro, USD or South African Rand in cash for this trip. Local payment should be made in cash in ZAR or USD. Traveller checkes, credit cards and $100 bills are not accepted for this purpose.►Please dress appropriately for border crossings, village and market visits – ie: no bare feet, no bare chests, no bikinis and no hats. ►Bring some small gifts. All children love ballpoint pens and coloured pencils and books. Please avoid giving children sweets and money as this encourages them to beg. ►You will be part of an international group and you will be expected to participate in some of the daily activities as preparing food, pushing the vehicle if stuck etc. It's part of the adventure! ►This is Africa, where everything happens at its own slow pace and not always as planned, so take it easy and with a smile!  

Insurances: You need an adequate Travel Insurance. Medical Insurance is not sufficient. Activity providers can refuse participation of activities, if the correct valid Travel Insurance is not provided.    

Vaccination:  A Yellow Fever Certificate might be required for this tour depending on your nationality. Malaria prophylactics are required throughout this route.

Notes:  The African sun is very strong. Please use a factor 30 sunscreen and wear a hat. You should drink at least 3 litres of water per day to avoid dehydration. It can also get very cold during winter months on this route. ► Please be sure to arrive 1 day before your tour is due to depart. This will avoid any unforeseen problems. As the activities on your tour can be moved to any day during your tour, we also highly recommend that you book your flights to depart the day after the tour officially ends. ►Please ensure you arrive at the departure point at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time ►Please inform us of any pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or asthma and any prescription medicine you may be taking. We also need to know about any food allergies or physical disabilities that you may have.


Price Includes:
accommodation: 7 nights at camping accommodation in double tents
meals according to the itinerary (B-breakfast,L-lunch,D-dinner)(unless otherwise specified,all meals are prepared and served at the adventure truck)
transport according to program with adventure truck
English speaking guide
entrance fees to National Parks

Not Included:
international flight tickets
travel insurance
transfers from and to the airport
tips
accomodation in Zimbabwe before the tour
optional adventures on spot
drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
personal expenses
visas
entry fees associated with optional activities

Additional Services:
Supplement for an accommodated tour: 350 EUR (Single room supplement for accommodated option: 200 EUR)


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Okavango & Chobe Trail - South (Rated 4.83 / 5 Based on 400 Reviews.)
Price
1750 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
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Price based on the exchange rate 1 EUR = 19.93 ZAR as per November 2023
Price
1750 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
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Guaranteed departure
Price based on the exchange rate 1 EUR = 19.93 ZAR as per November 2023
Price
1750 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
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Guaranteed departure
Price based on the exchange rate 1 EUR = 19.93 ZAR as per November 2023
Price
1750 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
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Guaranteed departure
Price based on the exchange rate 1 EUR = 19.93 ZAR as per November 2023
Price
1750 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
Status
Guaranteed departure
Price based on the exchange rate 1 EUR = 19.93 ZAR as per November 2023
Price
1750 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
Status
Guaranteed departure
Price based on the exchange rate 1 EUR = 19.93 ZAR as per November 2023
Price
1750 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
Status
Guaranteed departure
Price based on the exchange rate 1 EUR = 19.93 ZAR as per November 2023 Price to be confirmed upon booking.
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1750 EUR
Duration
8 Days
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Price based on the exchange rate 1 EUR = 19.93 ZAR as per November 2023 Price to be confirmed upon booking.
Price
1750 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
Status
Open for booking
Price based on the exchange rate 1 EUR = 19.93 ZAR as per November 2023 Price to be confirmed upon booking.
Price
1750 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
Status
Guaranteed departure
Price based on the exchange rate 1 EUR = 19.93 ZAR as per November 2023

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

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