Trip to Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe

9 Day Chobe Trail and Okavango – North

Ref: PAJV

Tour

Come with us on this adventure exploring the real Africa, along the way you will found beautiful landscapes, local tribes and even the Big 5.

  • 8 Breakfast
  • 9 Lunch / 8 Dinner
  • Adventure Truck
  • Dates on Request
  • 1 English Guide
  • South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe
  • Start in Johannesbug & Ending in Victoria Falls

Camping

Price

R19250

Single Supplement

R750

Accommodated

Price

R24750

Single Supplement

R3500


Itinerary

Day 1 – Johannesburg to Kalahari Gateway

Leaving behind the city of Johannesburg, we travel through the North-West Province to the Botswana border. After completing border formalities we continue on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
  • Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions

Route: Johannesburg to Kang

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 –Kalahari Gatewayto Ghanzi

After breakfast we venture deeper into the Central Kalahari and our camp in the Ghanzi district, here we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people. This afternoon we will join our San guides for a guided walk that 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. This evening we will get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance and story-telling.

Accommodation Facilities    

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
  • Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Kang to Ghanzi

Included Highlight: San Guided Walk (late afternoon)/San Evening Dance Performance

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 – Maun

This morning we bid farewell to the San and make our way to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. There will be time this afternoon for those who wish to enjoy an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Your guides will brief you this evening on what you will need for the upcoming Delta excursions.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
  • Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Optional Activity: Scenic Flight over Okavango Delta

Route: Nata to Maun

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 – Okavango Delta

The most rewarding and enjoyable way to explore and experience the beauty and serenity of this intricate system of lily covered channels and lagoons, is by mokoro.  Heading out early, we will be transferred by safari vehicle to the poling station (approximately 1 hour transfer) where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta.  The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons.  Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your poler.  After the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the mooring station.  While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game viewing activity, a variety of game may be encountered in this pristine wilderness area including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra.

Those guests who have pre-purchased the 2-night package – will be transferred into the Delta this morning and will re-join the group on the morning of day 6.  Please speak to your consultant for a copy of the programme for your Okavango Delta Excursion.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
  • Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Maun – Okavango Delta – Maun

Included Highlight: Okavango Delta Full Day Excursion

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Optional Activity: 2-Night Okavango Delta Excursion

Day 5 – Maun (Moremi Game Reserve)

For those guests who have purchased the activity package, you will be collected from the hotel before first light and we will drive to the South gate to enter Moremi Game Reserve.  As the lagoons and channels form a vital section of the Okavango Delta eco-system, sightings of bird and animal populations become more frequent as the day progresses. The game viewing routes chosen on the day by the professional guide may vary especially when high floods are experienced as certain roads may be closed or impassable. Those guests who have not purchased the activity package have the day to relax at the accommodation establishment.

Those guests who have purchased the 2-Night Okavango Delta excursion will not participate in the Moremi Game Reserve game drive.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
  • Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Included Highlight: Moremi Game Reserve full day excursion

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 – Nata

Leaving Maun behind us this morning we make our way towards the town of Nata. We will spend most of the day in our truck as we journey across the northern reaches of the Makgadikgadi Pans. On arrival at our destination in Nata, you have the opportunity to enjoy an optional afternoon guided game drive to the Makgadikgadi Pans, which forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
  • Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Maun to Nata

Optional Activity: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (Nata Sanctuary)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 – 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 with an optional game drive in 4×4 vehicles and our afternoon ends with a leisurely boat cruise which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
  • Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Nata to Kasane

Included Highlight: Chobe National Park Boat Cruise

Optional Activity: Chobe National Park Game Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 – Kasane – Victoria Falls

With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border to Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline and upon arrival you will have the chance to book these various  activities. 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.

Accommodation Facilities:

  • Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
  • Camping: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom

Route: Kasane to Victoria Falls

Optional Activity: Visit to the Victoria Falls, Bungee Jump, Gorge Swing, Sunset Cruise, Helicopter Flights, Boma Dinner Experience

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 –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 scenic flight over the falls below, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls.

Optional Activity: Visit to the Victoria Falls, Bungee Jump, Gorge Swing, Sunset Cruise, Helicopter Flights, Boma Dinner Experience

Meals: Breakfast

Terms

What’s included

  • Meals (Breakfast x 8 / Lunch x 9 / Dinner x 8)
  • Accommodation
  • Qualified Crew
  • Transport in a personalized truck for tourism
  • Included highlights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to National Parks.

What’s excluded

  • Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, bottled water, soft drinks, tips)
  • Entrance fees (associated with optional activities)
  • Souvenirs
  • Optional activities

Maximum Number of Passengers – 20

Arrival / Departure

Please be sure to arrive 1 day before your tour is due to depart. This will avoid any unforeseen problems. We also highly recommend that you book your flights to depart the day after the tour officially ends to allow for delays and changes.

Tour departure point

07:00 am 83 Belvedere Road, Glen Austin,Midrand, South Africa
Please ensure you arrive at the departure point at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Tour ending point

278 Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Countries Visited

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe

 

All information provided in this tour dossier is subject to change without prior notice.  Changes would always be in consideration of your safety first and a better quality experience where possible.  Overnight accommodation stops can change without prior notification, depending on road or weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the properties listed in this dossier, these are to be used as a guideline only. We recommend that you download the most up to date version of this tour dossier one week prior to your tour departure date, however, changes are possible within 7 days prior to your tour departure.

Partaking in an adventure tour in Africa involves covering hundreds if not thousands of kilometres and our tours are as much about this journey as they are about the destinations we visit. Use your time during these drives to talk to your fellow travellers, have a drink and take note of the world passing by your window. Some roads you travel on will be smooth and easy while others could take up to an hour to cover 1 kilometre. There is just no telling what could happen with road, weather, traffic and other conditions that may exist that will either increase or decrease the amount of time you spend on the road so take your watch off, put your iPad away, turn off your phone and just relax. An average day could take anything from 5 to 14 hours, it all depends on the day… and that’s only an “average”!

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Accommodation

Price per person - Terrestrial

Camping

Season Room type Value
until 31/12/2020 Twin Share R 19250
Single R 20000


Accommodated

Season Room type Value
until 31/12/2020 Twin Share R 24750
Single R 28250


Okavango Delta Excursion

Included in the tour price is a full day excursion into the Okavango Delta.  A 2-night package is available for purchase, should you wish to spend 2 nights in the Okavango Delta.

  • Accommodated Upgrade: from R15.460.00  per person sharing (consult us for more information)

This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package must be pre-booked along with your tour booking.  We cannot always guarantee availability of the activities if you only book on the morning of your tour departure.

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