10 Days
Duration
Max 12
Group Size
Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Location
Accommodated
Accommodated Tours

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Travel from Johannesburg, South Africa via Botswana to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe over 10 days.

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Explore the Okavango Delta in an African mokoro (canoe), enjoy the sights of wildlife in Chobe National Park and soak up the incredible views of Victoria Falls.

Over 10 days of adventurous travel from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, this Premium Adventure Tour gives you and your small, guided tour group up close and personal exposure to the wild side of Africa. You’ll explore the Okavango Delta in a mokoro, spot wildlife in Chobe National Park and soak up the incredible views of Victoria Falls.  From the majestic landscape of the Okavango Delta to the breathtaking water views of the Victoria Falls, you’ll experience the many sides of Southern Africa during this trip of a lifetime. Transport in an air-conditioned Premium Overland Safari Vehicle (fitted with 12 Ultimate Safari Seats) ensures that you’ll get close to the land and experience all this fascinating region has to offer.

(On this tour you will have the option to go on a 2-night fly-in Okavango Delta Safari. Please note that this is an optional activity and it is not included in the tour price. Included in the tour is a day excursion into the Delta but no overnight in the Delta.)

Tour Price: US$1850.00
Solo Room Supplement: US$273.00

Optional Extra:
Fly-in 2 Night Delta Pack– Low Season: US$1068.00
Fly-in 2 Night Delta Pack– High Season: US$1254.00 (01/06 – 31/10)
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Group Size: Max 12
Days: 10
Start: Johannesburg
End: Victoria Falls
Distance: 1845km
Transport: Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalows/ Lodges (5 nts), Tented Rooms (3 nts), Basic Hotel (1 nt)
Entrance Fees: Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta
Activities: Okavango Delta Day Trip including Mokoro Trail and Nature Walk, Chobe Boat Cruise, Chobe Game Drive
Crew: 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

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Day1

Johannesburg

Welcome to Johannesburg, also known as Egoli, or The City of Gold, referring to the gold mining history of South Africa’s biggest city. Book a day or two ahead to explore this fast-paced city. A visit to Gold Reef City, the amusement park and museum built on an old mine shaft will give you the opportunity for a ride on the Shaft of Terror, a vertical-drop roller coaster that is known as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Africa due to its sheer 47-metre drop. For the historically inclined there is the ever-popular Soweto tour or just jump on a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus to discover Johannesburg at your own pace. A welcome meeting will be held at 18:00 at your hotel. Your Tour Leader will brief you on the route and provide information on optional activities along the way. Afterwards, you will have the evening free to have dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants the city has to offer.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Explore the City, Craft Market
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day2

Johannesburg to Buyskop (Bela Bela)

The drive is not long today so you will be able to ease into your trip at a nice and slow pace. We will overnight in the Bela Bela area tonight. Formerly known as Warmbaths or Warmbad in Afrikaans. Bela Bela in the local language (Tswana) means the pot that boils, deriving its name from the geothermic hot spring. Buyskop Lodge where we will stay is situated in the beautiful Bushveld and offers various facilities and excellent lodging. Your chalet is situated at a dam where animals such as giraffe, kudu, zebra, impala and bushbuck come to quench their thirst. You might see these animals on one of the hiking trails the lodge offers. There is also a marvellous cold swimming pool in which you can cool off.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Self-Guided Walks, Birdwatching, Relaxing – Spa
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day3

Bela Bela to Serowe Country Hotel

Today you cross from South Africa into Botswana on a long drive in your comfortable Premium Overland Safari Vehicle. We overnight at the Serowe Country Hotel in the town of Serowe. After arrival in the late afternoon, you can just relax next to the pool with a refreshing drink or visit the Khama III Memorial Museum which showcases in detail the history of the influential and often controversial Khama family.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Basic Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Khama III Memorial Museum
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day4

Serowe to Maun

Today we leave early morning for a long drive north-west across the Botswana interior towards Maun, Botswana’s fifth largest town. Once you arrive in Maun you will have the option to get a spectacular birds-eye view of the Okavango Delta from above in a small fixed wing aircraft (weather permitting). Looking down on the Delta from the aircraft, you will get a fair idea of the magnitude of this massive mix of land and water with its intricate system of channels and islands. You might also see families of the elephant, giraffes, and herds of buffalo or even hippos from the air. If you skip the flight, you’ll have the chance to kick back and relax at the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tented Rooms
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Delta Flight PM
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 4: Serowe to Okavango Delta
Today we leave early morning for a long drive north-west across the Botswana interior towards Maun, Botswana’s fifth largest town. Once you arrive in Maun you will have the option to go on a 2-night fly-in safari into the Okavango Delta. This camp is accessible by light aircraft only, a 20-minute flight from Maun. On arrival, you will be met by your personal guide and welcomed to the island. Your camp for the next 2 nights is situated on the edge of Chief’s Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Bushcamp Rooms
Activities Included: Flight from Maun to Delta Camp, Mokoro Trails, Nature Walks
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Okavango Delta

Day5

Maun

Today you will experience a new way of travelling – to go into the Okavango Delta with a mokoro, the same way as the local people do. You will be transferred to the ‘’polling’’ station either with a motorized boat or a 4×4 vehicle depending on the water levels of the Delta.
A mokoro is a traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people. The mokoro is steered by a ‘’poler” standing at the back, manoeuvring the mokoro downstream with a pole, very much like the gondoliers in Venice.
Once you are comfortable and laid back in your mokoro, the slow and tranquil journey into The Delta begins. Gliding along on the quiet water you will have an unlimited source of opportunities to take exquisite photos of your surroundings. The duration of the mokoro trail depends on the time of year and water levels of the Delta. You will stop for lunch at an island and enjoy a nature walk of a few hours. Then you head back to Maun, again in your mokoro enjoying the last hour or two on the water while the late afternoon sun starts heading for the horizon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tented Rooms
Activities Included: Okavango Delta Day Trip – Mokoro Trail, Nature Walk
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Okavango Delta

Day 5: Okavango Delta
Rise early for a nature walk with your own professional guide (a maximum of two guests per guide), returning for a late breakfast. Relax at camp reading a book or cooling down from the midday heat in the fresh waters of the Delta (under the watchful eye of your guide). In the afternoon after the midday heat has dissipated, you will venture out again into nature in search of birds and possibly some wildlife. Should you wish to explore for the whole day, we’ll be happy to pack you a picnic lunch. You will also get a chance to go to the nearby islands in a mokoro, the traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people. Your engine is a human being called a poler. Spend your last night in the heart of the Delta and African bush and fall asleep to the sound of hippos grunting. Early the next morning you will fly back to Maun to meet up with your group again.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Bush Camp Rooms
Activities Included: Mokoro Trail, Guided Nature Walks
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Okavango Delta

Day6

Maun to Elephant Sands

Set out for Elephant Sands, which is close to the Botswanan village of Nata. Elephant Sands is famous for its watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa. At this watering hole, you can expect to see animals such as wild dogs, different antelope species and of course elephants that walk through the campsite searching for fresh water. This will probably be the closest you will get to these wild animals on foot. With luck on your side, you may have the wonderful and unique experience of sitting in front of your tented room, watching elephants and other animals come and go to quench their thirst at the watering hole while you sip on a sundowner yourself.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tented Rooms
Activities Included: Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 6: Okavango Delta to Elephant Sands
After an early breakfast, you will catch your flight back to Maun where you will meet up with the rest of the group. Set out for Elephant Sands, which is close to the Botswanan village of Nata. Elephant Sands is famous for its watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa. At this watering hole, you can expect to see animals such as wild dogs, different antelope species and of course elephants that walk through the campsite searching for fresh water. This will probably be the closest you will get to these wild animals on foot. With luck on your side, you may have the wonderful and unique experience of sitting in front of your tented room, watching elephants and other animals come and go to quench their thirst at the watering hole while you sip on a sundowner yourself.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tented Rooms
Activities Included: Flight from Delta Camp to Maun, Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day7

Elephant Sands to Chobe River (Kasane)

Continue to the small town of Kasane, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park & Chobe River. Relish the views during your included afternoon sunset boat cruise. Seeing animals on the banks of the river while you are sitting in a boat gives a totally unique perspective on the wildlife. Game like elephant, buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, hippo, giraffe and sable are commonly seen along the river edge, and it’s a birdwatcher’s paradise during the summer months. (You have an opportunity to go on an optional photo safari at your own expense, however, you would forfeit the included afternoon sunset boat cruise).
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Chobe Boat Cruise
Activities Optional: Photo Boat Safari
Entrance Fees Included: Chobe National Park

Day8

Chobe River (Kasane) to Victoria Falls

You can’t ask for a better way to start your day in search of wild animals on your included game drive in Chobe National Park. Afterwards, cross into Zimbabwe and enjoy a short drive to the magnificent Victoria Falls and its charming little town. This is your home base for the next two nights. The Victoria Falls is not the widest or highest falls but is regarded as the world’s biggest. It produces a breath-taking curtain of falling water as it drops into the gorge below. See why it’s considered among one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Chobe National Park, Game Drive with Open Safari Vehicles
Activities Optional: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: Chobe National Park

Day9

Victoria Falls

Today you will have time to do some of the action-filled activities that the area offers. Bungee jump or gorge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of the Victoria Falls at the same time. This bridge is constructed to carry railway, road and foot traffic. For an adrenaline activity, closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half day or full day white water rafting adventure. Many of our groups opt to book their final evening together aboard a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River with game-viewing, beautiful scenery and an open bar.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day10

Victoria Falls

Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

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We have designed this itinerary to ensure that you get the best possible experience from this tour and region. Please note that if the itinerary on your trip differs slightly from the online itinerary or brochure, be assured that any change has been made after careful consideration and with the goal to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Changes considered necessary will usually be due to change in service levels, road conditions, recommendations from past clients etc. The goal of any change will be to give an improved experience. You will be informed in writing of any major changes before your trip starts to keep you informed at all times and discuss any concerns you might have.

Some changes might also be totally out of our control, like changes in visa fees and procedures, available activities etc. and might differ to what we have advised on our website. If changes take place while you are on the road, our adventure crew will be informed immediately and this information will be conveyed to you. The adventure crew will give you all possible assistance to manage these changes.

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