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Departing from Victoria Falls, this popular accommodated expedition includes breathtakingly tranquil views and a variety of territories from the fascinating discovery of daily life within the vast wonders from Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Close encounters with elephants; exploring the waterways of the Okavango in a mokoro; cruising the Chobe River and Rhino brushing past your vehicle in Khama Sanctuary.
Extend this tour starting in Johannesburg on the Southern African Magic 14 day tour or the Delta & Chobe Waterways 12 day tour
Day 1. Victoria Falls to Kasane, Botswana Highlights. Chobe Fish Eagle Cruise, Botswana. Chobe National Park Game Drive, Botswana. Chobe National Park, Botswana. Accommodation. Thebe River Lodge.We leave Victoria Falls early this morning and head for Kasane, Botswana. It is a short drive to the border and then on to Kasane, the gateway for the Chobe National Park. After lunch we head into the Chobe National Park for game drive to seek out the land based wildlife, before heading out onto the water for the Fish Eagle Cruise on the Chobe River.
The Chobe National Park is fed by the Chobe River which supplies the lifeline of water to many of the wildlife, reptile and bird species in the area. A firm favourite with 'twitchers' and animal enthusiasts alike - you'll enjoy the day out exploring! 7 images Chobe Fish Eagle Cruise, Botswana 5 images Chobe National Park Game Drive, Botswana 4 images Chobe National Park, Botswana 7 images Thebe River Lodge
Day 2. Kasane to Gweta Accommodation. Gweta Lodge, Gweta, Botswana.Leaving Kasane after breakfast we head south for the town of Gweta on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans.
Our base is located in the midst of a region where mighty Baobab trees can be seen. You'll have the option to head out onto the pans on an optional 4x4 safari (seasonal) or visit the baobab forest on a guided tour. 4 images Gweta Lodge, Gweta, Botswana
Day 3. Gweta to Maun Highlights. Gweta Village Walk, Botswana. Maun, Botswana. Accommodation. Sitatunga Camp, Maun.We take an early morning guided walk in the local Tswana village to learn a little about everyday life in the region before continuing on to Maun and the gateway to the Okavango Delta.
6 images Sitatunga Camp, Maun
Day 4. Maun to Okavango Delta Highlights. Okavango Delta, Botswana. Accommodation. Elephant Bush Camp, Okavango Delta.Transferring into the wilderness area of the vast Okavango Delta this morning on 4x4 truck we then meet our local guides in the traditional Mokoro (dugout canoe) who will be with us for the excursion.
We spend the day exploring the islands and waterways of this tranquil area.
Our comfortable tented camp is home for the night. 4 images Okavango Delta, Botswana 5 images Elephant Bush Camp, Okavango Delta
Day 5. Okavango Delta to Maun Highlights. Maun, Botswana. Accommodation. Sitatunga Camp, Maun.After a morning exploring the area on foot with a variety of nature walks we pack up and return to the base in Maun.
After lunch we have the opportunity to take a flight over the Delta to give us an alternative perspective on the area we have been exploring. 6 images Sitatunga Camp, Maun
Day 6. Maun to Khama Rhino Sanctuary Highlights. Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana. Accommodation. Kwa Nokeng.Travelling through the greater Kalahari region via the small outpost of Mopipi with views of vast salt pans in the distance we eventually reach the Khama Rhino Sanctuary in the Serowe Area. The Sanctuary was set up in order to try and conserve endangered rhino's and now benefits all the local community.
We enjoy an afternoon game drive with the experienced rangers 3 images Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana 1 images Kwa Nokeng
Day 7. Khama Rhino Sanctuary to JohannesburgWith an early morning departure, we cross the mighty Limpopo River into South Africa and continue our journey to Johannesburg where our tour ends late this afternoon. Show more...
Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls
A lovely hotel right in Victoria Falls town is the perfect place from which to start or finish your holiday. Recently refurbished, the hotel is set on spacious grounds with views of the spray off the Victoria Falls. Facilities include a large swimming pool, al fresco dining, bar, and in room tv and Wi-Fi. Rooms include double, twin or family configurations
* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation. Safari Club SA
Safari Club SA is a lodge located in Johannesburg, South Africa only 25 mins from OR Tambo International Airport. This country style lodge has a luxurious yet homely ambiance with comfortable private rooms, en-suite showers, air conditioning and mulit-channel flat screen TV. When you step outside your room you will find yourself in the well maintainted garden where you can relax at one of the outside tables or by the pool to cool off during the hot African summer.
* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.
PRE TOUR ACCOMMODATION:
This tour departs Victoria Falls early on Day 1; we strongly recommend therefore that you plan to arrive the day before departure to overcome any jet-lag and acclimatise to Africa. We would be happy to book pre-tour accommodation for you – please call or email us (or speak to your agent) with your arrival details and accommodation requirements.
However please book early to avoid disappointment and the risk of having to find more expensive (or less convenient) lodgings.
If time allows, we also suggest planning a night or two extra (after your tour) to make the most of Johannesburg and the surrounding area. See below for a guide to extra accommodation costs.
Selected lodges with en-suite facilities and one night at a tented camp with basic en-suite facilities in the Okavango Delta. Most lodges are situated in comfortable and picturesque locations with a pool, restaurant and bar.
Please note that whilst every effort has been made to select accommodation of a consistent standard throughout the tour there are areas where this is difficult to achieve. We have not designed or costed this tour with international standard hotels but have instead sourced privately owned properties more suited to the environment. For that reason accommodation, hotel facilities and service levels may vary between countries and from area to area within each country. To a degree this is a reflection of local infrastructure, tourism development, and of the communities whose areas we are visiting. At times you may find any lapse in service frustrating but we ask your patience and that you consider it a part of the African experience.
TRANSPORT: Minibus, overland vehicle, 4x4 open safari vehicle, river cruise boat, Mokoro. Maximum group size: 12 passengers
6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Twin share rooms with en-suite facilities (5 nts), Twin share pre-erected tent with en-suite facilities(1 nts)
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Road tolls and taxes
Meals as indicated
Services of driver/ tour leader
Chobe NP, Sunset Cruise
Gweta Village Walk
Okavango Delta Excursion, Mokoro/Walking Safari
Khama Rhino Sanctuary Excludes.
Tips, drinks, optional activities Items of a personal nature