Delta and Falls Overland (Westbound)
8 days with G Adventures Rating:
Restricted to Ages 18-39
Day 1 Victoria Falls
Arrive at any time. Tonight, head out with your CEO and group to further explore together in Victoria Falls. Sip a drink at Shearwater Village after your welcome meeting. Sit back, relax, enjoy the rushing sound of the falls, down a beer, and get to know your fellow travel mates as the adventure begins.
Day 2 Victoria Falls
Get close and personal with one of the largest waterfalls in the world on this free day in Victoria Falls. Feel the strength of the water splashing your skin on the observation deck as you take in the sound of tons of water thundering over the edge of the falls in the distance and make your day as relaxing or hair-raising as you like. For the adventurous we recommend going whitewater rafting, taking a scenic helicopter flight over the falls (epic selfies anyone?), or taking the plunge (literally) while bungee jumping with Victoria Falls in sight. (Oh man... just thinking of that makes our heads spin and our palms sweat!) Not looking to turn your hair gray today? That’s okay you could also enjoy a nice cold beer at a bar overlooking this world wonder. Either way the choice is yours, but remember you’re here now so why not escape those comfort zones?
Victoria Falls is a great base to see both natural wonders and take part in some exciting activities. Get up close (and wet from the spray) to the awesome Victoria Falls, opt to raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or bungee jump (with Victoria Falls in sight).
Day 3 Victoria Falls/Kasane
Buckle those seat belts and as the mist from the falls leaves the air cross the border from Zimbabwe into Botswana. Waste no time and choose to take a wildlife viewing boat cruise along the fertile lands of the Chobe River, or choose to hop on a wildlife safari drive in an open safari vehicle in Chobe National Park (it’s your best bet to see hippos, crocodiles, and elephants wallowing in the water). Then relax and unwind at camp with your group, telling stories, singing songs, and just enjoying one another's company in this serene country.
You will stay over just outside of the park near the town of Kasane. This afternoon, take an optional wildlife safari drive in the park or an afternoon sunset boat cruise along the Chobe River - it's your best opportunity to view hippos, crocodiles, and many elephants wallowing in the water. You can pre-book the Chobe River Sunset Cruise on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent. (B, L)
Day 4 Kasane/Gweta
Rise early to the sounds of nature around you and choose to pre-book the optional morning safari through Chobe NP before travelling south with your group to Gweta. “I bless the rains down in Africaaaaa” ahh we can just hear it now... (and it has never sounded so good!) because surely someone is bound to play this song as you drive through the verdant lands between Kasane and Gweta. Turns out Toto knew what they were talking about because the rains in Africa are no joke. Rain brings life to the pans awakening the dormant fish and aquatic shrimps from the mud. The surrounding grasslands also teem with life and are home to many antelope, which attract a wide variety of predators. Keep your eyes focused as the world passes you by and then reward yourself with a group toast as you camp under the stars shining through the branches of ancient baobab trees. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Gweta/Maun
Wake up to the image of the sun rising behind huge baobab trees and watch as the light turns the landscape varying shades of pinks, oranges, and reds. You can’t help but feel completely isolated from the rest of the world in the middle of nowhere... savour that moment. After rubbing the sleep from your eyes you have two options; enjoy a leisurely morning exploring your surroundings on the ground or take to the air and book a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta for a bird’s-eye view of the fertile lands at your feet. Search for wildlife as you soar through the sky and feel the rush of excitement in your veins. Then it’s time to hit the road to Maun where the adventures continue! Set up camp, unwind with your friends, and as the night settles around search for shooting stars above from the comfort of your sleeping bag.
Book the Okavango Delta Flight extra on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent. (B, L)
Day 6 Maun/Okavango Delta
Today is going to be busy, but fun! Wake to the sound and smell of the bush around you and then dive right into some nature with a wildlife walk. The cool thing about being on foot is that you will get to learn about tracking the animals and gain insight into their movement patterns and behaviour more than if you were just in a vehicle. From there the group will begin an exciting excursion deep into the Okavango delta in a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) to do some birdwatching on the way to our basic bush camp for the evening. Set up camp, sing with the locals, and simply unwind with a sundowner around the campfire. Cheers! (B, L, D)
Day 7 Maun/D'kar
Kiss the shores of the Okavango Delta goodbye and hop into a mokoro with your friends on the way back to Maun. Search for wildlife in the reeds along the river as you make your way back towards civilization. Zoom through the western part of Botswana to D’kar; the heart of the Kalahari. Catch a glimpse of how the local San Bushmen adapted to the Kalahari Desert on an optional bushman walk. They will teach you about wilderness survival skills in a place that seems uninhabitable. Then as the day comes to an end enjoy the warm hospitality of the San Bushmen as the group will be staying at the G Adventures-supported Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp. The best part? You are making a difference in the lives of these people just by enjoying your time at this camp. So sit back allow yourself to become immersed in their history and culture with dance and storytelling around a campfire (can you say best camping spot yet?) as the stars light up the sky above. (B, L, D)
Day 8 D'kar/Windhoek
Stretch those legs, wave farewell to the San Bushmen, and hop in the Lando headed for Windhoek. Laugh, reflect, and listen to each other's stories as you cross the border into Namibia. Check another country off those travel lists and choose to grab one last meal with your travel fam before heading home. Not ready to leave Africa just yet? (Yeah, we don’t blame you) talk with your CEO about extending your adventure and get to know Namibia or beyond! (B, L)
All This Included
Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Eight days and endless adventure await you on this compact yet epic journey through Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. Spot hippos, crocodiles, and elephants wallowing in the water at Chobe National Park, learn about wilderness survival skills from local San Bushmen, and watch the stars light up the sky above as you settle into a wildnerness camp in the heart of the continent. In Africa, the best adventures can come in small packages.
Participation camping (6 nts)
Okavango Swamps, Botswana: Okavango Delta Camping (or similar)
Kasane, Botswana: Thebe River Safaris Camping (or similar)
Maun, Botswana: Sedia Riverside Camping (or similar)
Gweta, Botswana: Planet Baobab (or similar)
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: Explorers Village Camping (or similar)
Basic bush camp (1 nt)
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