Okavango & Chobe Trail - South

Okavango & Chobe Trail - South

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.

 


Itinerary:

Day 1. Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering sound of the mighty Zambezi. As we stay in Victoria Falls tonight, you have sufficient time to explore the falls and visit all of the view-points for some great photo opportunities.

Day 2. Victoria Falls – Kasane (Botswana)
We depart Victoria Falls and head towards Kasane. Upon arrival at Kasane we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon we enjoy a gamedrive & scenic sunset boat cruise in Chobe National Park. Elephants, Hippo, Crocodiles, Eland and many other creatures reside in Chobe so keep your cameras ready

Day 3. Kasane - Okavango Delta (Botswana) via Caprivi strip (Namibia)
After breakfast we will depart to Kasane and enter Namibia travelling through the Caprivi Strip, to our next destination. A beautiful sunset awaits us at our camp situated on the panhandle of the delta.

Day 4. Caprivi strip - Okavango Delta
Returning to Botswana this morning we make our way into the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s great wilderness areas. This unique and unusual ecosystem sees the annual flood waters of the Okavango River fan out into the sands of the Kalahari Basin. The seasonality of the flood waters lends the Delta its ever changing character. While water levels may fluctuate, the tranquillity of this wilderness area remains constant. Overnight in camping.

Day 5. Okavango Delta
A full day is set aside to enjoy the activities on offer in the Delta, while the programme of activities is flexible to accommodate the seasonal changes in water levels, you will have the opportunity to enjoy amongst other activities traditional Mokoro rides and natures walks. The Okavango Delta is not only a natural wonder, but represents one of the last great wilderness areas in the world today. Overnight in camping.

Day 6. Okavango Delta - Maun
Leaving the Delta behind us this morning we make our way to our overnight stop in the bustling town of Maun. Reunited with our truck we enjoy an evening together at the campfire reflecting on our Delta experiences.

Day 7. Maun - Central Kalahari
This morning presents the opportunity for an optional Scenic Flight over the Okavango Delta before we travel to the Ghanzi district in the central Kalahari. The Kalahari Desert is home to the San people and our stay here will present us with the opportunity to learn more about these fascinating people. Tonight we get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance and story-telling.

Day 8. Central Kalahari - Kang
We begin the day with a guided walk with our San guides who will introduce us to the many secrets of their survival in the Kalahari Desert. The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part in their lifestyle. We carry some of this knowledge with us this afternoon as we travel south on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop in the small town of Kang, the gateway to the Kalahari.

Day 9. Kang - Johannesburg
A long day awaits us as we continue our journey south to Johannesburg and South Africa. Leaving the Kalahari behind we cross the North-West Province, arriving at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon. Optional traditional Braai which can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared around the braai fires and tonight presents an opportunity to join fellow travellers in celebrating the many wonders of African travel.

Included in the price:  ►accommodation: 8 nights at camping accommodation in double tents►►meals: 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the adventure truck) ►transport according to program with adventure truck ►English speaking guide ►Vic Falls National Park Entry ► Chobe National Park Boat Cruise ► Chobe National Park game drive ►3-day Okavango Delta camping package ►Stevensford afternoon game drive

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  

Price of extra services (on request): ► lodge accommodation supplement: 190 EUR ►single supplement: 50 EUR (tent) / 140 EUR (lodge)

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.

 


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