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Botswana and Victoria Falls Adventure

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Windhoek
Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2 Windhoek/Kalahari Desert
Explore the Kalahari Desert. Learn fascinating survival skills from the local San Bushmen on an optional walk and choose to enjoy a traditional bushmen dance in the evening.

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. (B, D)

Day 3 Kalahari Desert/Maun
Prepare for a 1-night/2-day journey into the Okavango Delta. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta.

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. Opt to fly over the delta by pre-booking the Okavango Delta Flight when booking your tour. In the evening, watch a traditional dance group performance on the poolside terrace. (B)

Day 4 Okavango Delta
Enjoy wildlife walks, birding and traditional mokoro excursions in the Okavango Delta. 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 camp. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Okavango Delta/Nata
Travel to Nata. Opt for a sunset wildlife safari drive or bush walk in the area. Watch elephants drink from the camp's watering hole at night.

Enjoy the sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. Stop in Maun, pick up your luggage, have lunch, and continue to Nata. (B, D)

Day 6 Nata/Kasane
Travel to Kasane. Opt to embark on a sunset boat cruise or photo wildlife safari on the Chobe River.

Travel to Kasane outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa. Opt for an Chobe River Sunset Cruise or Evening Photo Safari on Chobe River. For photography enthusiasts, this place is heaven with hippos, elephants, and crocodiles all living by the river. You can pre-book the Chobe River Sunset Cruise on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent. (B)

Day 7 Kasane/Victoria Falls
Opt for an early morning safari on the Chobe river, before crossing into Zimbabwe. Choose to enjoy a visit to Victoria Falls, or try a helicopter flight over them.

Pre-book the Morning Photo Safari on the Chobe River at sunrise 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. (B)

Day 8 Victoria Falls
Depart at any time. (B)
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All This Included
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 mokoro canoe. A knowledgeable CEO (Chief Experience Officer) will ensure your accommodation will provide the most authentic travel experience possible, including a night camping in the Delta, for a bedtime you'll never forget.
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Traditional dinner
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (2 nts)
    Lodge/chalet (4 nts)
    Basic camping (1 nt)
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners.
  • Transportation: Air-conditioned touring vehicle, walking, mokoro, safari vehicle.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver throughout, local guides.
Highlights
  • Witness the immense Kalahari Desert and Victoria Falls
  • Experience game walks and wilderness camping
  • Float past hippos in a dug-out canoe
  • Learn about the San Bushmen
  • Search for the Big Five
Accommodations
Hotels (2 nts)
Windhoek: Auas City Hotel (or similar)
Maun: Sedia Riverside Hotel (or similar)

Bushmen hut (1 nt)

Lodge/chalet (3 nts)
Nata: Elephant Sands (or similar)
Kasane: Thebe River Safaris Lodge (or similar)
Victoria Falls: Explorers Village Lodge (or similar)
Ghanzi: Ghanzi Trailblazers Chalets (or similar)

Basic camping (1 nt)
Okavango Swamps: Okavango Delta Camping (or similar)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 14.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.

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