Highlights
  • Cruise the chobe river
  • Explore wilderness on wildlife walks
  • Bush camp and take in dugout canoe rides in the okavango delta
  • Marvel at the kalahari desert

Journey from Zimbabwe and Botswana and into Namibia on a classic African adventure that includes the elephants of Chobe National Park and the mist of thundering Victoria Falls. Meet San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari and explore the Okavango Delta by dug-out mokoro canoe. With a knowledgeable CEO ensuring your accommodation provides the most authentic travel experience possible, you’ll overnight in local lodges and tents for an utterly unique experience. This tour is the trip of a lifetime.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Victoria Falls

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: Your accommodation is in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and NOT Livingstone (Zambia). Please make sure you have the necessary visa. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Victoria Falls/Kasane (1B)

Drive to the border and cross from Zimbabwe into Botswana. Continue to the Kasane area, outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa. Opt to check out one of Botswana's national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. There are options here for a casual cruise to enjoy the scenery with a cocktail or a photo safari by boat, with the opportunity to capture some great shots with instruction, a professional camera, and zoom lens. Evening is a great time to be on the river. Additional Notes: Travellers have the option to prebook either the Evening Photo Safari on the Chobe River, OR Chobe Sunset Cruise for this evening. Please note that the Morning Photo Safari on the Chobe River is also pre-bookable the following morning at sunrise. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Zimbabwe - Botswana) Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))

Day 3 Kasane/Nata (1B, 1D)

Opt to rise early for a sunrise safari on the Chobe River. Travel to Nata. Opt for a bush walk or sunset wildlife safari drive in the area. Watch elephants drink from the camp's watering hole at night. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 255km)

Day 4 Nata/Maun (1B)

Travel to Maun, the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area, pick up any supplies needed, and prepare for the journey into the Okavango Delta. In the evening, watch a traditional dance group performance on the poolside terrace. Additional Notes: If you pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, you will be flying today. Included Activities: Dikgantshwane Performance Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s), 340km)

Day 5 Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)

The excursion begins with a drive in customized safari vehicles for about 1-2 hrs to the "dock" to board a mokoro (a dugout canoe) that takes us deep into the delta. After a 1-2 hrs in the mokoro, arrive to the basic bush camp. Included Activities: Okavango Delta Excursion Transport: 4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours) Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)

Day 6 Maun/Kalahari Desert (1B, 1D)

Enjoy one last sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. Travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day – this is a severely arid and barren landscape, though very beautiful. Arrive in the late afternoon and camp close to Ghanzi. Opt for a “bushman walk” and dance. Enjoy a traditional local meal before settling in for the night. Transport: Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours) 4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours) Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 330km)

Day 7 Kalahari Desert/Windhoek (1B)

Depart from the heart of the Kalahari and head through the eastern part of Namibia. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Botswana - Namibia) Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 470km)

Day 8 Windhoek (1B)

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Mar-30-2019Apr-06-2019$ 1,999YesSold Out Reserve
Apr-20-2019Apr-27-2019$ 1,999YesSold Out Reserve
May-11-2019May-18-2019$ 2,099YesSold Out Reserve
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Jun-22-2019Jun-29-2019$ 1,679Yes5 spots left Reserve
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Apr-25-2020May-02-2020$ 1,999Yes17 spots left Reserve
May-16-2020May-23-2020$ 2,099Yes18 spots left Reserve
May-30-2020Jun-06-2020$ 2,099Yes18 spots left Reserve
Jun-06-2020Jun-13-2020$ 2,099Yes18 spots left Reserve
Jun-20-2020Jun-27-2020$ 2,099Yes18 spots left Reserve
Jul-04-2020Jul-11-2020$ 2,099Yes18 spots left Reserve
Jul-18-2020Jul-25-2020$ 2,099Yes18 spots left Reserve
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Aug-01-2020Aug-08-2020$ 2,199Yes18 spots left Reserve
Aug-08-2020Aug-15-2020$ 2,199Yes18 spots left Reserve
Aug-29-2020Sep-05-2020$ 2,199Yes18 spots left Reserve
Sep-05-2020Sep-12-2020$ 2,199Yes18 spots left Reserve
Sep-12-2020Sep-19-2020$ 2,199Yes18 spots left Reserve
Oct-03-2020Oct-10-2020$ 2,099Yes18 spots left Reserve
Oct-10-2020Oct-17-2020$ 2,099Yes18 spots left Reserve
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Oct-24-2020Oct-31-2020$ 2,099Yes18 spots left Reserve
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Dec-12-2020Dec-19-2020$ 1,999Yes18 spots left Reserve
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Jan-16-2021Jan-23-2021$ 1,999Yes18 spots left Reserve
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Details
Trip Includes
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • Kalahari Desert visit and traditional meal
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportAir-conditioned touring vehicle, safari vehicle, walking, mokoros.For all of our standard class trips in southern Africa, including this tour, we use a private local bus for the journey. With air conditioning, and sliding windows, this style of transportation is a comfortable way to travel through the region. In addition, even with a full group of 18 travellers, there will be extra space for the benefit of the group. Having our own private vehicle throughout the tour allows us the flexibility of making stops when needed. In addition, we are able to travel to out-of-the-way locations where public transportation does not reach. Road conditions in the region can range from good to very poor. As such, we slow our traveling speed in the rough spots and enjoy some sand and bumps en route – something which is of course part of the adventure of traveling in Africa! In the Okavango Delta, we leave our bus behind and explore in the area in mokoros – traditional dug-out canoes. The mokoros usually seat 2 people and are handled by ‘polers’ – so named as they move the mokoro forward by using a very long pole pushed into the ground under the water. This is a relaxing and peaceful way to take in the fascinating environment and wonderful scenery of the delta.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 18
Max 18, Avg 14

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Hotels (2 nts), lodge/chalet (4 nts), basic camping (1 nt).
Hotel 2 nights in comfortable twin rooms with en suite or shared facilities. Lodge 1 night in standard rooms with en-suite facilities. Chalets/Bungalow 3 nights are spent in Chalets/Bungalows. Rooms are Twin, Triple or Quad with en suite or shared facilities. Basic Camping (participative, please bring your sleeping bag and towel) 1 night are spent in pitched tents in the Delta with very basic facilities. Tents are twin share.
Start City
Victoria Falls
End City
Windhoek
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and driver throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. TRANSPORTATION This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, countries, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience. We use a comfortable and safe air-conditioned touring vehicle for the long drives. 2. COMBO TRIP Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes. 3. YELLOW FEVER According to the WHO and CDC, there is no risk of yellow fever in Botswana. It is compulsory to show a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate if you are travelling to Botswana from a Yellow Fever endemic country, or have recently travelled to a Yellow Fever endemic country (with entry stamps in your passport), including the following countries (but not limited to): Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Zambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela. **We advise all travelers to Botswana who are coming from one of the above countries, or who have visited them in the last 10 years, to be prepared with a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate or letter from your doctor with proof of vaccination. Yellow Fever inoculations need to be administered at least 10 days prior to your entry into the country. Border officials in Botswana have been strictly enforcing these requirements. Travelers without the correct documentation run the risk of being denied entry, and will not be able to continue with the tour. (Any additional travel expenses will be on your own account.) ** 4. MONEY EXCHANGE We strongly advise that you bring ZAR or USD from your home country or exchange money before the start of the tour, to avoid delays on tour. Please see the Money Exchange section for more details. 5. DRONES The use of drones in national parks in Southern Africa is prohibited.

Meals

Eating is a big part of travelling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available in southern Africa. On this tour, we provide only a few meals for you and your group members, so as to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility in you choices. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though - while in the larger centres, your group leader will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Your tour leader prepare the meals included in the Okavango Delta, arranging to purchase the foodstuffs before our bush camping excursion begins. Breakfasts will generally be cereals, if time allows a warm breakfast may be prepared. Lunches will be light meals such as sandwiches and/or salads. All evening meals will be freshly-prepared hot meals, and will consist of a variety of continental and local dishes. For the included meals, vegetarian meal requests and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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