Botswana Overland Adventure (Inclusive)

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Camping Small Group Top Pick



+ Single Supplement EURO 150 (optional)

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  • Kalahari - Bushmen walk
  • Okavango Delta private camp
  • Okavango Boat trip and Mokoro excursion
  • Game Walks
  • National Parks (Moremi/Savuti – 5 Days)
  • Open-vehicle Game Drives in National Parks
  • Wild Remote Camping
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Chobe River Boat Cruise
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls National Park and entry fee
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  • Starts: Johannesburg
  • Ends: Johannesburg

Countries Visited

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Why You'll Love this Tour

Pinch yourself; this is the African overland tour you’ve been dreaming about. We’ve put together an action-packed itinerary that hits all the highlights, from camping out in the unfenced wilds, tracking elephants across the Chobe, and hitching a ride in a mokoro to explore the Okavango Delta. Top it off white water rafting, an aircraft flip over the thundering Vic Falls, or bungee jumping to complete your experience of a lifetime.

  • Technically a camping tour, it's a combination of camping and accommodation (6 nights in beds and 9 nights in tents) so you will need to bring your own sleeping bag.While you are in the National Parks of Botswana (Moremi and Savuti National Park) you will be in an 7 seater open safari vehicle, the rest of the time you will use the truck which sits high up making it easier for game viewing.

Tour Style Camping Small Group Top Pick
Countries Visited South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Starts Johannesburg
Ends Johannesburg
Group Size Max 17
Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
Length 16 days
Tour SKU CAS0307

Tour Price

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+ Single Supplement EURO 150 (optional)

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at EUR 2195 High Season (1 July - 31 Dec ) | View 2020 Rates | EUR 2195 Low Season (Jan - June 2020) | EUR 2295 High Season (July -  Dec 2020). Currency fluctuations may occur

Tour Reviews

Review by Henrique Vollmer:

Just thought I’d drop you a note to let you know how the trip had gone…
It was really spectacular! Thanks for your tips and suggestions; i think the Botswana was just right for what I was looking for.

The tour was great; the group was a nice set of people from different nationalities and the guide was awesome (Wayne Westland). He really managed to get us into the whole bush and wildlife scene!

Review by Irene Grimwader who traveled Botswana Overland:

I had a wonderful time! It was a tiny group – just a young couple from Denmark and the guide(s) and myself. The Lodges were all comfortable, the camping very well organized, the guides just great, and we saw all of the big 5 except the rhino – plus African Painted dogs, Sable Antelopes, and so many more. The whole trip was very professionally done, without losing any enthusiasm which we all shared.

Review by Helena D who traveled Botswana Overland:

We just came back to Sweden after a couple of amazing weeks down on your continent. Just wanted to thank you for recommending the Botswana camping safari- those days were some of the most amazing in my life.

Everything was perfect. The tour plan, the guide, etc. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is not TOO afraid of the camping part of it (I do not normally consider myself a camping person). The fact that we stayed in campsites rather than lodges really brought us close to nature. I loved every bit of it. The trip also has a very authentic feel to it- we never felt just part of the big tourist wheel. You can quote me on this :-)

Review by Steve M who traveled Botswana Overland:

This is such an incredible Botswana adventure that allowed us to not only see and experience local culture, but also allowed us to see some of the lessor traveled National Parks that Botswana has. We had some amazing animal sightings that words may not begin to put into perspective. But one of the nice things that you don’t always know about this tour, it is the perfect combination of camping and accommodation, which gave us some more time in the National Parks to do more extensive game drives and let me rest my head on a comfortable bed on certain days throughout the tour… AWESOME!!!!!

Review by Lukas and Klara who traveled Botswana Overland (sourced from operator) :

I would like to give a big thanks to your team! We have been to Botswana wildlife camping tour during Christmas time and it was the lifetime experience for us! We never had a chance to be so close to the wildlife!
Our guide, Paul, was a great guy! Always optimistic with the smile on his face but still very professional. He provided excellent services in terms of driving, cooking, sharing his experiences with wildlife and all other stuff. We had a lot of funny moments with him! It was also a great pleasure for us to meet the other guys who took care of the camping stuff during wildlife camping in National Parks.

Review by Johannes who traveled Botswana Overland (sourced from operator) :

Fantastic tour guide with a brain like a library on animals, nature and history and a lot of love for the local people. We leave him as a friend.

Review by Veronique who traveled Botswana Overland (sourced from operator) :

I enjoyed the adventure very much and thanks to our guide Arnold I now know so much more about Southern Africa. Thank you very much for the memorable tour.




Dates Tour Length: 16 days

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  • Accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • Registered guides
  • Transport per itinerary
  • Kalahari - Guided Bushmen walk
  • Okavango Delta Private Camp
  • Okavango Delta boat trip and mokoro excursion
  • Guided Game Walks in the Delta
  • Sunset Cruise on the Delta
  • Motorboat transfers in and out of the Delta
  • National Parks
  • Open vehicle game drives in National Parks
  • Makgadigadi Salt Pans
  • Chobe River Boat Cruise
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls National Park and entrance
  • Scenic Drive through North West, South Africa
  • Kalahari Desert
  • Boteti River Sunset
  • Visit to Maun
  • Scenic drive from Botswana to South Africa


  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • 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


Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

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 85d


Day 1: Johannesburg – Kalahari, Botswana

This Botswana Overland departs at 06h30 from the Johannesburg Lodge and we make our way across 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 close to the village of Kangrld. We enjoy a catered dinner (own expense) while the guide elaborates on the itinerary.

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

Day 2: Kalahari Bushmen, Botswana

We enjoy a scrumptious 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: 250 km
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: 390 km
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
Distance: 354 km
Accommodation: Maun Lodge – Twin-bedded tented units

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, Zimbabwe

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.

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