Delta & Falls Discoverer
8 days with G Adventures Rating:
Day 1 Victoria Falls
Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Day 2 Victoria Falls/Kasane
Cross the border into Botswana, and stay in Kasane, just outside of Chobe NP. Try to spot the elephants, crocodiles, and hippos this region is famous for during an optional sundowner cruise or photo river safari.
Drive to the border and cross from Zimbabwe into Botswana. Continue to the Kasane area, outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa. Opt to check out one of Botswana's national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. There are options here for a casual cruise to enjoy the scenery with a cocktail or a photo safari by boat, with the opportunity to capture some great shots with instruction, a professional camera, and zoom lens. Evening is a great time to be on the river. (B)
Day 3 Kasane/Nata
Opt to rise early for a sunrise safari on the Chobe River. Travel to Nata. Opt for a bush walk or sunset wildlife safari drive in the area. Watch elephants drink from the camp's watering hole at night.
Prebook the Morning Photo Safari on the Chobe River at sunrise for one last chance to see the "big five". (B, D)
Day 4 Nata/Maun
Prepare for a 1-night/2-day journey into the delta. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta.
Travel to Maun, the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area, pick up any supplies needed, and prepare for the journey into the Okavango Delta. You can pre-book the Okavango Delta Flight extra on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent. In the evening, watch a traditional dance group performance on the poolside terrace. (B)
Day 5 Okavango Delta
Enjoy wildlife walks, traditional mokoro excursions, and birding. Learn the ways of the bush from the local polers.
The excursion begins with a drive in customized safari vehicles for about 1-2 hrs to the "dock" to board a mokoro (canoe) that takes us deep into the delta. After a 1-2 hrs in the mokoro, arrive to the basic bush camp. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Maun/Kalahari Desert
Traverse the Kalahari Desert. Learn fascinating survival skills of the local San Bushmen on an optional walk and choose to enjoy a traditional bushmen dance in the evening.
Enjoy the sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. Travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day – this is a severely arid and barren landscape, though very beautiful. Arrive in the late afternoon and camp close to Ghanzi. Opt for a “bushman walk” and dance. Enjoy a traditional local meal before settling in for the night. (B, D)
Day 7 Kalahari Desert/Windhoek
Travel to Windhoek, the fascinating capital city of Namibia.
Depart from the heart of the Kalahari and head through the eastern part of Namibia. (B)
Day 8 Windhoek
Depart at any time. (B)
All This Included
Journey from Zimbabwe and Botswana and into Namibia on an incredible African adventure that includes the elephants of Chobe National Park and the mist of the thundering Victoria Falls. Meet San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari and explore the Okavango Delta by traditional mokoro canoe. With a knowledgeable CEO at the helm and experiences that reflect local customs and traditions, including overnight stays in community lodges and tents, this tour is the trip of a lifetime.
Hotels (2 nts)
Windhoek, Namibia: Auas City Hotel (or similar)
Maun, Botswana: Sedia Riverside Hotel (or similar)
Ghanzi, Botswana: Ghanzi Trailblazers Chalets (or similar)
Lodge/chalet (4 nts)
Nata, Botswana: Elephant Sands (or similar)
Kasane, Botswana: Thebe River Safaris Lodge (or similar)
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: Explorers Village Lodge (or similar)
Basic camping (1 nt)
Okavango Swamps, Botswana: Okavango Delta Camping (or similar)
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