Delta and Chobe Trail

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Windhoek Namibia
Length: 7 - 14 Days
End: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Large (>12 People)
Countries: Namibia Botswana Zimbabwe

Tour Dates

2019
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From ZAR 12750 pp
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Overview

Meet your guides and the rest of your group in Windhoek before heading to Ghanzi where you will be entertained with local tribal dancing from the San Community. The San people have long been associated with the harsh environment of the Kalahari. You will have the opportunity of joining an optional walk with San guides to learn how they embrace the environment to survive. Prepare to enter one of the world’s most unique wilderness areas, the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Follow the hippo trails in dugout mokoros (traditional canoes) and join your guide on nature walks to discover the islands. We head up to Chobe National Park where you can watch the African sunset from the comfort of your river cruiser, expect a close encounter with hippo and elephants! Our tour ends in Vic Falls where you can take part in a number of adrenaline activities that are available there. The spectacular Victoria Falls, also known by the local name of ‘Mosi-oa Tunya’ (the smoke that thunders), is undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful treasures. Excludes Activity Package; R 18 670 per person and single supplement. 

This tour has a Comfort Option available.

*2019 Tour price excludes the activity package R1 640 per person; and single supplement. 

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Botswana - Ghanzi

Today we travel east and make our way to neighbouring Botswana and the Kalahari Desert. Starkly different to the Namib Desert after which Namibia is named, the Kalahari is no less dramatic and covers over 900?000 square kilometres. The San people have long been associated with this harsh environment and tonight we enjoy a dance evening that provides an insight into their culture of song, dance and story-telling.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

San Tribal dance in evening

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Ghanzi Trail Blazers OR Dqae Qare San Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 - Maun - Okavango Delta

The San people have existed in some of the harshest conditions for thousands of years and this morning you will have the opportunity of joining an optional walk with San guides to learn how they embrace the environment to survive. This afternoon we journey to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta, and our launching pad for the Okavango Delta excursion. Your guide will brief you on what to pack for the Delta excursion, a small daypack or overnight bag will be needed due to space restrictions for our transfers to and from camp.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Island Safari Lodge OR Kamanga OR Sedia Riverfront Hotel

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Bushman walk

Day 3 - Okavango Delta

This morning we board our flight and embark on our Okavango Delta excursion. Our flight departs from Maun and will take us into the Okavango Delta. Once we arrive at the airstrip, we will be transferred by vehicle to the camp. 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. This afternoon we will enjoy a boat cruise and a nature walk to explore the area around us.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Permanent Tents: Okavango Delta Excursion Mopiri OR Oddballs

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Activity Package Okavango Delta Excursion

Day 4 - Okavango Delta

Today is set aside to enjoy the activities on offer in the Delta, while the programme of activities is flexible to accommodate the seasonal changes, we begin with a mokoro ride this morning and after returning to camp for lunch, we will enjoy an afternoon boat cruise.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Permanent Tents: Okavango Delta Excursion Mopiri OR Oddballs

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Nata

Leaving the Delta behind we touch down in Maun this morning after enjoying our flight out of the Okavango Delta and reunite with our truck. Our journey today takes us across the northern reaches of the Makgadigadi Pans, the road to Nata is lined with majestic examples of the iconic Baobab tree and we will catch glimpses of the extensive pans that stretch out to the South. As portion of our route bisects the Nxai Pan and Makgadigadi National Parks, if we are lucky we may encounter some of the wildlife that roams this vast protected area.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Nata Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Chobe National Park

We rise early this morning as we continue north to our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons. The afternoon ends with a leisurely boat cruise and a meal served around the campfire.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Thebe River Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Activity Package Chobe National Park boat cruise, Chobe National Park game drive

Day 7 - Zimbabwe -Victoria Falls

With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border in Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. 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 and coffee shops on offer as well. Tonight we enjoy an optional dinner out, your guide will assist you to decide on the many options available.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

A Zambezi OR Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Activity Package; Vic Falls National Park entry.

Day 8 - Victoria Falls

With the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the Falls, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Own arrangements

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump Solo, Helicopter Flights, White Water Rafting

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