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16 Day Botswana Overland Adventure

Why book this trip?

The Botswana Overland Adventure takes you to the Okavango Delta which is known for its wonderful waterways, exotic islands and abundant flora and fauna. The vast Kalahari holds many secrets and fascinating wildlife. Add to that 4×4 journeys through well-known National Parks and nights under the african skies and you have an invigorating and adventurous tour.

This tour does involve long travelling days, the days are filled with activities and is evened out by relaxing days and not to mention, everything in the itinerary is included, so that means there is no extra charge for the Okavango Experience, the walk with bushman, the National Park 4 night excursion, Chobe boat cruise and the Victoria Falls trip is included!

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Tour Style Camping Small Group Top Seller
Countries Visited South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Starts Johannesburg
Ends Johannesburg
Group Size Max 17
Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
 

 

16 Day Botswana Overland Adventure Tour Overview

Departing from Johannesburg
Ends in
Johannesburg

On this Botswana Overland Adventure you will experience the north of Botswana which is home to the Okavango Delta known for its waterways, and abundant flora and fauna that leads into the Kalahari Desert. Almost a quarter of this country is devoted to wildlife sanctuaries and these remote and unspoilt wilderness areas are widely acknowledged for offering the finest game viewing in Africa. This tour by theory is a camping tour, so you will need to bring your own sleeping bag if you do choose to join this tour. But what is even better about this tour is, it is a combination of camping and accommodation (6 nights in beds and 9 nights in tents where 4 of those nights your tents will be put up for you). This is one of our best-selling Botswana tours as the value for experience is brilliant. While you are in the National Parks of Botswana (Moremi and Savuti National Park) you will be in an 7 seater open safari vehicle for that time, the rest of the time you will use the truck which sits high up making it easier for game viewing.

Highlights

  • Kalahari - Bushmen walk
  • Okavango Delta private camp
  • Okavango Boat trip and Mekoro
  • Game Walks
  • National Parks
  • Open-vehicle Game Drives in National Parks
  • Wild Remote Camping
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Chobe River Boat Cruise
  • Victoria Falls National Park

Included

  • Kalahari - Bushmen walk
  • Okavango Delta private camp
  • Okavango Boat trip and Mekoro
  • Game Walks
  • National Parks
  • Open-vehicle Game Drives in National Parks
  • Wild Remote Camping
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Chobe River Boat Cruise
  • Victoria Falls National Park

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

SKU: CAS0307
 

16 Day Botswana Overland Adventure Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg – Kalahari, Botswana

This Botswana Overland departs at 06h30 from the Johannesburg Lodge and we make our way to the border of Botswana. Various customs and immigration formalities will have to be completed before we set out into the vast Kalahari Plains. A lot of distance will be covered today before reaching our campsite Jwaneng – the richest diamond mine in the world. We will enjoy a short bush walk and then a catered dinner (own expense) while the guide elaborates on the itinerary.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner at own expense
Distance: 720km
Accommodation: Kalahari Rest Camp

Day 2: Kalahari Bushmen, Botswana

We enjoy a sumptuous camp breakfast before continuing to Ghanzi, where we will meet the Kalahari Bushmen and enjoy learning about their ways. Ghanzi is home to the last of the traditional bushmen, so this is a unique experience. We will go on a guided bush walk to learn about the wilderness before resting for the night on a tract of land managed by the locals.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Distance: 250km
Accommodation: Dqae Qare San Lodge

Days 3 – 5: Okavango Delta, Botswana

We will begin our journey into the centre of the Delta by  motorised boat and then by the traditional form of transport, a mokoro. After a few hours travelling through the narrow waterways of the Delta to our exclusive wild island camp  in the middle of the wilderness. We will stay here for the next three nights and discover nature by foot and by mokoro. Here we can enjoy the calm and tranquil area far away from any civilisation.

The Okavango is an enormous river leading into the sandy scenery of the Kalahari Desert, forming the world’s largest inland delta. This delta forms a unique ecosystem that contains a wide variety of animal life and vegetation. The sight of a nervous Lechwe pounding across a flooded plain, the Jacana striding delicately amongst the flowering lilies, the Bee Eater diving to prey on an unsuspecting insect, and of course the familiar cry of the African Fish Eagle all combine to create one of nature’s most incredible masterpieces.

Meals: Breakfast x3, Lunch x3 and Dinner x3
Distance: 390km
Accommodation: Tented units on a Private Island

Day 6: Okavango Delta – Maun, Botswana

We head out early for the town of Maun via motorboat weaving our way through the waterways. We will get back to our vehicle and reach Maun in the afternoon where we will get some fresh supplies. Our accommodation this evening is at the Maun Lodge which is located on the Boteti River and has a swimming pool, bar and restaurant. You will have an opportunity to take an optional flight over the Okavango Delta (for a different view).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Days 7-10: Flexible Game Reserve Schedule (Moremi/ Savuti), Botswana

We will prepare ourselves for a game viewing trip using our vehicle to get into the wilderness, passing remote villages along the way. These 5 days will be spent in different game reserves as we follow in the footsteps of the migrating animals.

The tour will be quite flexible, but here is an example of what we will do: Start in Moremi where we will camp near the popular 3rd Bridge and fall asleep to the howling of the hyena or the roaring of a lion (which will most likely wake you up!). Then we will head off to Xakanaxa for a night of camping near North Gate. Plenty of game drives will allow you to explore this area. Then we will head to Savuti for more game drives and close encounters with game. We advise you to keep your fruit well hidden from roaming elephants, and the mean from hungry hyenas. You will find that the vegetation constantly changes and we will go from open plains to marshland and dense mopane and acacia trees. We may also take a turn into the Central Kalahari Reserve or the Makgadikgadi Pans.

Our camps will be in lovely private sites where we make sure we only leave our footsteps behind. A support vehicle will be going ahead of us to set up camp so that you have more time to enjoy your surroundings.

Meals: Breakfast x4, Lunch x4, Dinner x4
Distance: 125km
Accommodation: Wild Camping

Day 11: Maun, Botswana

We leave the National Parks and make our way back to our Lodge in Maun on a leisurely game drive. In Maun we can take a walk around town and enjoy an own expense lunch. At the lodge you can spend the day relaxing by the pool before indulging in a catered meal and a comfortable night’s sleep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at own expense, Dinner
Distance: 225km
Accommodation: Maun Lodge

Day 12: Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

We have a leisurely start to the day where you can read a book by the pool or chat to your fellow travellers. Brunch will be served and then we will head east to the spectacular and stark Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The Makgadikgadi Pans has spectacular dry scenery, famous for its abundant birdlife and other desert-adapted animals it attracts.

Our camp for the day is in a remote area where you can enjoy the isolation and tranquility of the area. Our tents will be set up under the stars and because there is no artificial lighting you can see distant constellations which will be explained to you by our guides. An alternative campsite may be needed if it is inaccessible.

Meals: Brunch and Dinner
Distance: 250km
Accommodation: Wild Camping

Day 13: Chobe – Victoria Falls, Livingstone

Travelling North to Chobe, known for its large population of elephant which gather on the floodplains. This afternoon we will enjoy an extensive boat cruise which enables us to get up close and personal with the hippos and elephants on the waters edge. We then cross the border to spend the night in luxury at the Victoria Falls lodge which is within walking distance of the falls.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 400km
Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge Victoria Falls

Day 14: Victoria Falls, Zambia

This morning we will wake up in the adventure capital of Africa, and after a good night’s sleep, we will discover the amazing Victoria Falls, known by the local people as Mosi-oa-Tunya – ‘The smoke that thunders’. We will take our time to enjoy the unforgettable falls and afterwards we will visit the tribal village, the big tree, the curio market and the crocodile farm. You can also participate in an aircraft flip over the falls or a boat trip on the Zambezi River, white water rafting, bungee jumping, or an Elephant-back Safari, to complete your experience of a lifetime. Keep in mind that all these activities will be done at your own expense. We will stay for two nights at the Victoria Falls lodge, which will give us the chance to discover the area on foot or by bicycle.

Tonight we will have dinner at a local restaurant (own expense). Relax to the sound of the African night and the distant roar of the falls and drink farewell toasts to your adventure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at own expense

Day 15: Victoria Falls – Francistown, Botswana

The people who depart on the 15-day tour will do so here and the other travellers will go back to Botswana and complete long drive back to Francistown. We camp for the last time and share a delicious catered meal.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 568km
Accommodation: Camping at Woodlands Stopover

Day 16: Francistown – Johannesburg, South Africa

Today we are returning to South Africa after crossing the Limpopo River. We arrive at the Johannesburg Lodge in the early evening.

Post Tour accommodation and Transfers can be booked through us.

Meals: Breakfast

Onward Travel Plans

Due to on the road variable beyond our control (such as border crossings, traffic, delays, etc) on the tours. The end time on the last day can’t be guaranteed and therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

 

16 Day Botswana Overland Adventure Activities

Included highlights

  • Kalahari - Bushmen walk
  • Okavango Delta private camp
  • Okavango Boat trip and Mekoro
  • Game Walks
  • National Parks
  • Open-vehicle Game Drives in National Parks
  • Wild Remote Camping
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Chobe River Boat Cruise
  • Victoria Falls National Park


Other Activities

  • White Water Rafting – Low water USD 150
  • White Water Rafting – High water USD 140
  • Gorge Swing USD 95
  • Tandem – Gorge Swing USD 140
  • Zip line USD 70
  • Flying Fox USD 45
  • Sundowner Boat Cruise USD 50
  • Horse Riding Safari USD 85

 

16 Day Botswana Overland Adventure Dates

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+ Single Supplement EUR 110 (optional)

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