Botswana & Victoria Falls Adventure

From $1999 Per person

7 nights in Namibia


Highlights

This Classic trip showcases some of the best that Africa has to offer. Journey from Namibia, across Botswana and on to Zimbabwe on an authentic African adventure that includes the elephants of Chobe National Park. Meet San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari and explore the Okavango Delta by dugout mokoro canoe. A knowledgeable CEO will ensure your accommodation will provide the most authentic travel experience possible, including an overnight in bushmen huts for an utterly unique experience. This tour is the trip of a lifetime.

What's Included

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), bushmen hut (1 nt), lodge/chalet (3 nts), basic camping (1 nt).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Flights

Flights not included
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Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included
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Optional Activities

Please see the itinerary for information on optional activities, descriptions and estimated pricing.

Good to Know

For all of our standard class trips in southern Africa, including this tour, we use a private local bus for the journey. With air conditioning, and sliding windows, this style of transportation is a comfortable way to travel through the region. In addition, even with a full group of 18 travelers, there will be extra space for the benefit of the group. Having our own private vehicle throughout the tour allows us the flexibility of making stops when needed. In addition, we are able to travel to out-of-the-way locations where public transportation does not reach. Road conditions in the region can range from good to very poor. As such, we slow our traveling speed in the rough spots and enjoy some sand and bumps en route – something which is of course part of the adventure of traveling in Africa! In the Okavango Delta, we leave our bus behind and explore in the area in mokoros – traditional dug-out canoes. The mokoros usually seat 2 people and are handled by ‘polers’ – so named as they move the mokoro forward by using a very long pole pushed into the ground under the water. This is a relaxing and peaceful way to take in the fascinating environment and wonderful scenery of the delta.

Itinerary


There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Continue through the eastern part of Namibia and cross into Botswana before travelling into the heart of the Kalahari. Arrive in the late afternoon and camp close to Ghanzi. Opt for a “bushman walk and dance”. Enjoy a local meal before settling in for the night. Additional Notes: Accommodation is in traditional-style bushmen huts, made to similar specifications of the real thing. In each hut there are cots with mattresses, lights, and mosquito nets. The campground has shared ablutions with flush toilets and hot showers. There is also a gift shop and bar area. There is no internet access here. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Namibia - Botswana) Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 470km)

Travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day – this is a severely arid and barren landscape, though very beautiful. After arrival in Maun, the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area, pick up any supplies needed and prepare for the journey into the Okavango Delta. In the evening, watch a traditional dance group performance on the poolside terrace. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is a hotel with en suite bathrooms. There is air conditioning, a pool, and a restaurant/bar. Main luggage will be stored in Maun so prepare to journey to the delta with an overnight bag only. If you pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, you will be flying today. Included Activities: Dikgantshwane Performance Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 330km)

The excursion begins with a drive in customized safari vehicles for about 1-2 hrs to the "dock" to board a mokoro (a dugout canoe) that takes us deep into the delta. After a 1-2 hrs in the mokoro, arrive to the basic bush camp. Included Activities: Okavango Delta Excursion Transport: 4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours) Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)

Enjoy one last sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. Stop in Maun, pick up your luggage, have lunch, and continue to Nata. Additional Notes: Accommodation here are chalets with en suite bathrooms. There is a pool and restaurant/bar. Transport: Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours) 4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours) Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s), 340km)

Travel to Kasane outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa. Opt for an evening boat cruise or wildlife safari drive. For photography enthusiasts, this place is heaven with hippos, elephants, and crocodiles all living by the river. Additional Notes: Accommodation here has en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and a restaurant/bar. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 255km)

Opt for a sunrise wildlife safari drive for one last chance to see the Big Five. Cross the border to enter into Zimbabwe and continue on to Victoria Falls, arriving in the early afternoon. This is a great base to see natural wonders and take part in some adventure activities. Opt to get up close (and wet from the spray) while visiting the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or, for the more adventurous, bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view. Additional Notes: Your accommodation is in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and NOT Livingstone (Zambia). Please make sure you have the necessary visa. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Botswana - Zimbabwe) Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience everything Victoria Falls and the Zambezi area has to offer.

UPCOMING DEPARTURES

December 8 - 15, 2018
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December 15 - 22, 2018
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December 29, 2018 - January 5, 2019
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Hotel 2 nights in comfortable twin rooms with en suite or shared facilities. Cabin/Huts 1 night are spent in simple Hut. Rooms are twin or single with shared facilities. Lodge 1 night in standard rooms with en-suite facilities. Adventure Tents 2 nights are spent in simple Dorm/Adventure tents. Rooms are twin or single with shared facilities. Basic Camping (participative, please bring your sleeping bag) 1 night is spent in pitched tents in the Delta with very basic facilities (no shower, dig-out toilet). Tents are twin.

Pricing Per Person

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$2099

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per person

1 guest

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