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12 Day Okavango Delta and Chobe Adventure (Comfort)

R19,200

+ Single Supplement (Optional) ZAR 4480

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  • Chobe National Park Safari
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Tour Style Accommodated Small Group
Countries Visited Botswana, South Africa, Zambia
Starts Johannesburg
Ends Johannesburg
Group Size Min 2 Max 12
Age Range All Ages

This Okavango Delta and Chobe Adventure takes you through Victoria Falls, Botswana and the natural wetland of the Okavango Delta.

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Johannesburg
Ends in
Johannesburg

This Okavango Delta and Chobe Adventure tour is a small group (no more than 12 people) accommodated budget safari tour. The tour starts and ends in Johannesburg. It visits the spectacular locations of Livingstone, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Makgadikadi Pans and Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

Highlights

*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass

Included

  • All tour highlights stated
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • National Park Fees
  • Road tolls and taxes
  • Meals as indicated
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • Services of the crew
     

Excluded

  • Visa's
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Tips
  • Optional activities
  • Items of personal use
 

SKU: ACS2502
 

Itinerary

Day 1 - 3

Johannesburg – Polokwane – Bulawayo – Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

Day 1 Depart Johannesburg at 10 am by shuttle transfer to Polokwane where you meet up with the rest of the group. Afternoon Game Walk in Polokwane Reserve. The pre departure briefing will occur this afternoon before the walk or after dinner.

Day 2 we embarking on an enjoyable road trip north to the border where we cross into Zimbabwe and travel to Bulawayo, a tranquil city with luscious trees and clear spaces. Accommodation this evening is situated in the city, should time allow, feel free to explore the city of Zimbabwe.  The following day we pay a visit to a geological and natural heritage site.

Day 3 After a good night’s sleep, starting the day early we jump into a 4×4 vehicle for a game drive into the Matobo National Park. Situated just a brief distance outside of Bulawayo lies the Matobos National Park where you will be led by an expert guide through the stunning reserve. The Matobo Hills are sculpted by the strong winds in the area and are the site of various exquisite Bushman paintings. This place contains an exceptional cultural and spiritual significance to the indigenous people who populating this region. This reserve contains the highest population of leopard and black eagle in the world, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these magnificent animals. We also try our best to spot giraffe, zebra, and ostrich, as well as a wide assortment of antelope and buck species.

Trip Highlights: Johannesburg, rural South Africa and Botswana, Limpopo River,  roaming wildlife,.
Accommodation: Boma in the Bush and Travellers Guest House or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast X2,  Lunch x2 Dinner x3
Distance Covered: Day 1 320 KM Day 2 +/- 600 kms Day  3 Game Drive and Wilderness Walk (half day)
Approximate Driving Time: 4 and 10 hours

Day 4

Bulawayo – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Departing from Bulawayo, we make our way to Victoria Falls. Upon arrival, you will briefed with the following adventures and excursions available to you for the next day. We pay a visit to the Victoria Falls in the afternoon and at various times of the year, the spray from this mighty waterfall can be seen from up to 30 kilometres away, hence the local name Mosi au Tunya meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River before making your way back to camp for the evening. The following day is free for you to explore this magical destination.

Trip Highlights: Free day to choose many activities
Accommodation: Sprayview Hotel or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 450kms
Approximate Driving Time:8 hours
Optional Activities: Bungee jumping US$160, Full day abseil US$180, gorge swing US$95, Zambezi jet boat and cable car US$120, Full day canoe US$110, Full day white water rafting US$160, Helicopter flights From US$170, half day fishing US$145, Bridge Tour US$65, Bike Tour US$65.

Day 5

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

We have today free to spend time exploring and enjoying all that this incredible place has to offer. The Zambezi has one of the world’s most highly revered rivers for the adrenaline-filled sport of white river rafting due to the advanced and beginner rapids it consists of. Other options for you to partake in include the David Livingstone museum (which offers comprehensive historical insights that date back to the discovery of the Falls), exploring the colonial town by foot, and paying a visit to some of the colourful local markets. Some of your fellow travellers might decide to cross the border for the day in order to pay a visit to the adjacent Zimbabwean town. Victoria Falls is a fantastic place to take a literal leap of faith as you bravely bungee jump to the base of the Falls. An elephant back safari is a beautiful manner in which to get close to these magnificent animals and a thrilling way to experience a guided journey. From game treks, helicopter flights or jet boating, Livingstone is sure to enchant you.

Trip Highlights: Free day to choose many activities
Accommodation: Sprayview Hotel or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast
Optional Activities: See list on day 3

Day 6

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Chobe National Park, Botswana

We journey a brief distance from Victoria Falls to the border, cross from Zimbabwe into Botswana. Arriving in the tiny town of Kasane, we settle in at our accommodation for the evening and begin preparing for our optional outing into magnificent Chobe National Park. After lunch you can unwind by the pool or participate in an optional open 4X4 game drive and begin the search for lion, leopard, hyena, elephant, giraffe and a variety of antelope and birdlife whilst winding through dusty roads and rough landscapes. Chobe National Park was Botswana’s first protected wildlife reserve to be constructed, and is the biggest park in the entire country, containing one of Africa’s most exquisite rivers – The Chobe River, which supports a massive concentration of wildlife. We enter the Chobe once more in the late afternoon, this time on a river cruise that offers us incredible views of the animals searching for water as the sun sets. Satisfied with a lovely day of game viewing and such, we unwind beneath the star-speckled African sky.

Trip Highlights: Chobe National Park, game drive, Chobe River sunset river cruise
Accommodation: Thebe Safari Lodge or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 90 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 2 hours
Optional Activities: Chobe National Park 4×4 Game Drive US$40

Day 7

Chobe National Park – Gweta, Botswana

Once we’ve all enjoyed a hearty breakfast we start our relaxing journey toward Gweta, widely considered the gateway to the Makgadikgadi Pans and Nxai Pans, which are home to expansive salt pans. Driving down we could encounter elephants or buffalo relaxing next to the highway as there are no fences. You have time to enjoy lunch in Nata before arriving at your destination for the evening. Spend the evening at the stunning Gweta Lodge.

Trip Highlights: Rural Botswana, Local Villages, roaming wildlife
Accommodation: Gweta Lodge or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 450 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 6.5 hours
Optional Activities: Nxai Pans Sundowner 4×4 trip US$60, Baobab Forest Sundowners US$35

Day 8

Gweta – Maun, Botswana

In the morning we join the local guide on a walk through the Tswana village and see how what goes on at the schools, local doctors and stores. We make our way up to Maun to embark on the wildest and remote location of the Okavango Delta. Accommodation this evening is set at a relaxing bush camp just out of town.

Trip Highlights: Rural Botswana, Local Villages
Accommodation: Sitatunga or similar (Twin share rooms with en-suite facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 250 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 4 hours

Day 9

Maun – Okavango Delta, Botswana

With our bags and supplies packed and ready to go, we climb aboard our 4X4 vehicle armed with sunblock and hats, ready to discover the marvels of the Okavango Delta. This stunning area is a natural wetland system, extending over approximately 1.6 million hectares of northern Botswana, formed by rivers flowing south from Angola and dividing repetitively on the flat Botswana plains to create a complex network of channels and an inland delta (the only one of its kind in the world!) Following a leisurely drive along rough and snaking terrains, we make our way across the ‘Buffalo’ fence that exposes us to the true wilderness of Africa. We locate the water’s edge and meet up with our local expert guides who help us into their mokoros (traditional dugout canoes) and softly ‘pole’ us out onto the calm waterway. Moving smoothly over glimmering ponds whilst snaking through lush, green bulrushes and gorgeous lilies, we set up camp beneath the cool shade and enjoy a tasty lunch.

Our afternoon is spent either game walking with our guide, observing hippo from your Mokoro, or just taking some time to unwind at camp. Our evenings are spent listening to the calming sounds of wild animals in the far-off distance whilst we gather around a warm campfire and cheer for our guides to perform some of the traditional Tswana songs for us all.

Trip Highlights: Okavango Delta, mokoro excursion, game walk, swimming, Island camping
Accommodation: : Elephant Camp – Twin share pre-erected tents with en-suite facilities (basic-style bucket shower & toilet)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 60kms
Approximate Driving Time: 2 hours

Day 10

Okavango Delta – Maun, Botswana

Following a final game walk in the morning and a delicious breakfast, we gather our things and pack them into our mokoros, leaving behind only our footprints. We smoothly glide over the quiet waterways and make our way back to the poler’s station where our 4X4 awaits us. Once we’ve said our goodbyes to our polers, we cross the buffalo fence and head back into civilization once more, where we delight in hot showers, a tasty lunch and a refreshing dip in the swimming pool. Feeling fresh and invigorated, this afternoon we are given a chance to join the guide for an outing into town where you are free to browse the shopping area and markets peppered around the central business district. A well-loved activity here is a flight over the Delta that gives you a fantastic aerial view of your enormous and magnificent surroundings. From the sky you will gain an entirely new perspective of the Delta and, subsequently, a better appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounded you for the past few days. Heading back to camp, we delight in a swim and a hearty supper that brings the night to an end, beneath the star-studded African sky.

Trip Highlights: Okavango Delta, mokoro excursion, game walk, swimming, Maun
Accommodation: Sitatunga or similar (Twin share rooms with en-suite facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 60kms
Approximate Driving Time: Mokoro safari out of the Okavango Delta
Optional Activities: Okavango Delta scenic flight per 5- seater plane – 45 min flight time US$470

Day 11

Maun – Khama Rhino Sanctuary – Serowe Lodge, Botswana

We awake early to a hearty breakfast and depart from Maun journeying through the greater Kalahari area via Mopipi, spotting enormous salt pans in the distance. Though it is a pleasant and beautiful drive, Mopipi does not boast a large population at all, and is in fact considered the least visited area in the whole of Botswana. We reach the Khama Rhino Sanctuary in the late morning and set up camp. In 1989, a few locals wanted to transform the Serowe Pan (formerly a hunting region) into a conservation area for the rhino that have made this place their home. The Pan was decided upon due to its rhino-friendly environment and its close proximity to a Botswana Defence Force base which keeps the area guarded 24/7. Situated on the edge of the massive Kalahari Desert, Khama is a perfect environment for white rhino, zebra, wildebeest and giraffe.

Khama is a wildlife project run by the community that helps in saving perishing rhinoceroses, as well as teaches the significance of protecting these magnificent animals. At noon we are treated to an open game drive, accompanied by an expert local ranger. During this outing we are educated about the surrounding wildlife and are taught fascinating facts about the animals we spot, as well as the abundant flora. Our final evening on this tour is spent gathered around an open fire where we bond with each other over shared experiences and the sheer beauty of Mother Africa.

Accommodation: Camp Itumela or similar (Twin share room with en-suite facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 530kms
Approximate Driving Time: 8 hours

Day 12

Serowe – Johannesburg, South Africa

On our last day of the tour, we journey to the tiny mining town of Serowe prior to connecting with the main route south that leads us to the border post at Martin’s Drift. Crossing the impressive Limpopo River into South Africa, we are treated to picturesque sights as we observe the transition from abundant plant life to populated civilization. Making our way via Mokopane where we stop for lunch, we journey into Gauteng and reach Johannesburg in the early evening, where our adventure with each other comes to an end.

Accommodation: Not Included
Meals Included: Breakfast
Distance Covered: +/- 560kms
Approximate Driving Time: 12 hours

 

Activities

Included in Adventure Activity Package Pass:

  • Matobo National Park Entrance & Game Drive
  • Chobe National Park Fish Eagle Cruise
  • Okavango Delta Excursion
  • Victoria Falls National Park Entrance
  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary Entrance & Game Drive
*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass


Other Activities

Botswana

  • Okavango Delta Flight (5-7 Seated plane and 45 game flight time) From $425
  • Nxai pans 4x4 sundowners trip $60
  • Baobab Forest Sundowners $35
  • Chobe game drive $32
Zimbabwe
  • Matobo NP full day tour upgrade $40
  • Gorge Swing $95
  • White water rafting $160
  • Full day canoe $150
  • 13 Min Helicopter $165
  • 3 Hour Bike Tour $65
  • Half Day Adrenaline $135
Subject to change in price

 

Dates

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Highlights

Highlights

*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass

 

Price

R19,200

+ Single Supplement (Optional) ZAR 4480





R19,200

+ Single Supplement (Optional) ZAR 4480

+ Activity Package (Compulsory) USD 1230

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