Botswana and Falls Adventure
8 days with G Adventures Rating:
Restricted to Ages 18-39
Day 1 Johannesburg
Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your group on your first night out together in Johannesburg. After your welcome meeting at the hotel choose to enjoy an Amarula cocktail at the bar or go to Emperors Palace with a wide array of restaurants and bars to choose from. Sit back, relax, eat some grub, sip a cocktail, and get to know your fellow travel buddies as the adventure begins.
If you arrive a day or two early, we recommended booking an excursion to Soweto or the Apartheid Museum.
Day 2 Johannesburg/Serowe
Cross the border into Botswana and travel to the campsite at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
Today's travel takes us through a very desolate part of central-eastern Botswana. We cross into Botswana and finish the day at a campsite within the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a unique community-based initiative in wildlife conservation. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Serowe/Maun
Enjoy a drive in Khama Rhino Sanctuary before heading to Maun. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta. (B, L)
Day 4 Maun/Okavango Delta
Enjoy a wildlife walk, traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) excursion, and birding. View wildlife up close. Sing and dance around the campfire with the locals.
Begin an exciting 2-day/1-night excursion into the delta on a safari vehicle to the "dock" where we hop into a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, that will take us deep into the delta. After a couple of hours in a mokoro, we arrive at our basic bush camp. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Okavango Delta/Gweta
Relax on a mokoro ride out of the delta, then camp under under massive baobab trees for the night.
Enjoy sunrise over the delta, then get up early to cruise back down the crystal clear channels of the Okavango Delta. We return to Maun with some time to freshen up before we continue our journey to Gweta. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Gweta/Kasane
Hop on an optional wildlife viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River in Chobe National Park.
Today we journey to Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in southern Africa. The best way to appreciate one of Botswana's national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos is on an optional sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. You can pre-book this on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent. You may also choose to embark on a open vehicle safari drive in search of lions, antelope, and, of course, elephants. (B, L)
Day 7 Kasane/Victoria Falls
Start your visit to Zimbabwe with traditional lunch prepared by the G Adventures supported Lusumpuko Women's Club.
Opt to prebook the Chobe National Park Safari Drive and head out early into the park before crossing crossing the border into Zimbabwe, then continue on to the town of Victoria Falls. Opt to get up close (and wet from the spray) to the awesome Victoria Falls, or bungee jump (with Victoria Falls in sight). (B, L)
Day 8 Victoria Falls
Depart at any time.
All This Included
This trip offers a fully immersive, unyieldingly African experience in a compact eight-day package. Soak up the wildlife and vibrant colours and scenery of Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa, with wildlife walks and plenty of options for wildlife safari drives. Your rugged Lando (overland adventure vehicle), will get you to the sites safely and camping will allow you to fall asleep to the sounds of the wild underneath big African skies. Camp under the stars of the Okavango Delta and marvel at Victoria Falls, the adrenaline capital of the region.
Simple hotel (1 nt)
Johannesburg: Airport Game Lodge (or similar)
Participation camping (5 nts)
Serowe: Khama Rhino Sanctuary Camp (or similar)
Kasane: Thebe River Safaris Camping (or similar)
Maun: Sedia Riverside Camping (or similar)
Gweta: Planet Baobab (or similar)
Victoria Falls: Explorers Village Camping (or similar)
Bush camping (1 nt)
Okavango Swamps: Okavango Delta Camping (or similar)
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