Rating in Zimbabwe
$ 45

Okavango and Chobe Trail - South 2018

Multi
Multi
min $ 45
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Victoria Falls, Kasane, Okavango Delta, Maun Airport, Kalahari Desert, Johannesburg
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 45
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary

Overview

This 9 day tour will take you from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
The Okavango and Chobe Trail tour begins in Victoria Falls where you can try whitewater rafting, bungee jumping or visit the markets and enjoy the spectacular views of Victoria Falls National Park. We head to Chobe National Park in Botswana where we take a river cruise to watch elephants playing in and crossing the river only meters away. This evening, take the opportunity to pack a small bag for your Okavango Delta experience. This unique and unusual ecosystem sees the annual flood waters of the Okavango River fan out into the sands of the Kalahari Basin. The seasonality of the flood waters lends the Delta its ever changing character. While water levels may fluctuate the tranquillity of this wilderness area remains constant. In the Delta you can photograph hippos and crocodiles from your Mokoro (dugout canoe) before we head to Khama Rhino Sanctuary where we will partake in a game drive. Befour our tour ends in Johannesburg, we make a visit to the Kalahari Desert, home to the San people. Our stay here will present us with the opportunity to learn more about these fascinating people and how they survive in the Kalahari Desert. You can also choose to do this tour from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls.

Itinerary

Our tours come with an "Optional Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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  Camping     Accommodated   This tour also leaves from Johannesburg
> View this tour Day 01

Victoria Falls

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Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below, the bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Tonight we enjoy an optional dinner out, your guide will assist you to decide on the many options available.

Day 02

Victoria Falls to Kasane

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After breakfast we travel the short distance to the Botswana border, crossing into Botswana we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. Lunch will be served from the truck and the afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. For those who have purchased the Activity Package we begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many Elephants that frequent the Chobe riverfront in the afternoons. The afternoon ends with a leisurely Boat Cruise and a meal served around the campfire.

Day 03

Nata

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Leaving Kasane early, we set of for Nata where we will overnight.  Those who would like to can join an optional excursion to the Pans this afternoon.   This evening we will prepare for our journey to Maun, packing smaller bags for our journey into the Okavango Delta.

Day 04

Okavango Delta

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Our journey today takes us across the northern reaches of the Makgadigadi Pans and the road to Maun is lined with majestic examples of the iconic Baobab tree.  Upon arrival in Maun, we say farewell to our truck and begin our Delta excursion.  The seasonality of the flood waters lends the Delta its ever changing character and while water levels may fluctuate the tranquillity of this wilderness area remains constant.

 

During your time in the Delta, our camping and accommodated guests will be staying in different locations.  If you have chosen the accommodated Okavango Delta excursion, you will be taken to the Maun airport to board your flight into the Okavango Delta.  For those that have opted for the camping Okavango Delta excursion, you will be transferred into the Okavango Delta by means of land based transport.

 

Please be advised that clients who have not selected the Delta Activity Package will remain in Maun at the base camp with the truck for the next 2 nights, accommodated clients in en-suite rooms and camping clients in the campsite with shared ablutions. Meals are provided by the base camp and optional activities are available.

Day 05

Okavango Delta

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A full day is set aside to enjoy the activities on offer in the Delta, while the programme of activities is flexible to accommodate the seasonal changes in water levels, you will have the opportunity to enjoy amongst other activities traditional mokoro rides and natures walks. The Okavango Delta is not only a natural wonder, but represents one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas in the world today.

Day 06

Maun

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Leaving the Delta behind us this morning we make our way to our overnight stop in the bustling town of Maun. This afternoon you may have the opportunity to participate in an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (weather permitting).  Re-united, we enjoy an evening together at the campfire reflecting on our Delta experiences

 

Day 07

Maun to Central Kalahari

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This morning presents the opportunity for an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta before we travel to the Ghanzi district in the central Kalahari and tonight we get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance and story-telling.

 

Day 08

Central Kalahari to Kang

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We begin the day with a guided walk with our San guides who will introduce us to the many secrets of their survival in the Kalahari Desert. The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part in their lifestyle. We carry some of this knowledge with us this afternoon as we travel south on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop.

Day 09

Kang to Johannesburg

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A long day awaits us as we continue our journey south to Johannesburg and South Africa. Leaving the Kalahari behind we cross the North-West Province, arriving at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon. All travellers are invited to join us tonight for an optional traditional meal, this can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared and tonight presents an opportunity to join fellow travellers in celebrating the many wonders of African travel. Your tour ends upon arrival at Belvedere Estate.

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