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Botswana & Victoria Falls Adventure
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This Classic trip showcases some of the best that Africa has to offer. Journey from Namibia, across Botswana and on to Zambia on an authentic African adventure that includes the elephants of Chobe National Park. Meet San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari and explore the Okavango Delta by dug-out mokoro canoe. A knowledgeable CEO will ensure your accommodation will provide the most authentic travel experience possible, including an overnight in bushmen huts for an utterly unique experience. This tour is the trip of a lifetime.


Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126928
Starts: Windhoek, Namibia Finishes: Livingstone, Zambia
You will visit
  • Windhoek
  • Livingstone

Itinerary

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Day 1: Windhoek

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Windhoek/Kalahari Desert (1B)

Continue through the eastern part of Namibia and cross into Botswana before travelling into the heart of the Kalahari.

Arrive in the late afternoon and camp close to Ghanzi. Opt for a “bushman walk” after getting settled.

Additional Notes:
Accommodation is in traditional-style bushmen huts, made to similar specifications of the real thing. In each hut there are cots with mattresses, lights, and mosquito nets. The campground has shared ablutions with flush toilets and hot showers. There is also a gift shop and bar area. There is no internet access here.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Namibia - Botswana)

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 470km)

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Day 3: Kalahari Desert/Maun (1B)

Travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day – this is a severely arid and barren landscape, though very beautiful.

After arrival in Maun, the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area, pick up any supplies needed and prepare for the journey into the Okavango Delta.

In the evening, watch a traditional dance group performance on the poolside terrace.

Additional Notes:
Accommodation here is a hotel with en suite bathrooms. There is air conditioning, a pool, and a restaurant/bar. Main luggage will be stored in Maun so prepare to journey to the delta with an overnight bag only.

If you pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, you will be flying today.

Included Activities:
Dikgantshwane Performance

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 330km)

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Day 4: Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)

The excursion begins with a drive in customized safari vehicles for about 1-2 hrs to the "dock" to board a mokoro (a dugout canoe) that takes us deep into the delta. After a 1-2 hrs in the mokoro, arrive to the basic bush camp.


Included Activities:
Okavango Delta Excursion

Transport:
4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours)
Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)

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Day 5: Okavango Delta/Nata (1B, 1D)

Enjoy one last sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. Stop in Maun, pick up your luggage, have lunch, and continue to Nata.

Additional Notes:
Accommodation here are chalets with en suite bathrooms. There is a pool and restaurant/bar.

Transport:
Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)
4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s), 340km)

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Day 6: Nata/Kasane (1B)

Travel to Kasane outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa.

Opt for an evening boat cruise or game drive. For photography enthusiasts, this place is heaven with hippos, elephants, and crocodiles all living by the river.

Additional Notes:
Accommodation here has en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and a restaurant/bar.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 255km)

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Day 7: Kasane/Livingstone (1B)

Opt for a sunrise game drive for one last chance to see the Big Five.

Cross the Zambezi River by ferry (10 mins) to enter into Zambia and continue on to Livingstone. This is a great base to see natural wonders and take part in some adventure activities.

Opt to get up close (and wet from the spray) while visiting the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or, for the more adventurous, bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view.

Additional Notes:
Our accommodation here in Livingstone is ideally located, with a gorgeous setting and easy access to Victoria Falls and the many activities in the area. We stay in well appointed Chalets or Safari Tents, with en-suite bathrooms and mosquito nets. There is a central dining area and bar overlooking a beautiful pool.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Botswana - Zambia)

Transport:
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Ferry (0.25 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

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Day 8: Livingstone

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes:
We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience everything Livingstone and the Zambezi area has to offer.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Kalahari Desert visit
    • Okavango Delta excursion with entrances, game walks and dug-out canoe trips
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (2 nts), bushmen hut (1 nt), lodge/chalet (2 nts), basic camping (1 nt), adventure tents (1 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned touring vehicle, walking, mokoro, ferry
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Witness the immense Kalahari Desert and Victoria Falls
  • Experience game walks and wilderness camping
  • Float past hippos in a dug-out canoe
  • Learn about the San Bushmen
  • Search for the Big Five


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Penny S. Posted on: 

A great balance of comfort yet still staying a unique and original trip! and meeting all the local people was amazing! great tour and would do it again anytime!

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Sarah J. Posted on: 

Overall the trip was a good experience. The guide was great and the amount we saw was amazing in 9 days.

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Kimberley S. Posted on: 

This tour was a quick way to discover parts of Africa, immerse myself into a culture, experience a part of the world unknown to me and taste different foods!

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Melodie D. Posted on: 

This was a fantastic tour! It entails a lot more driving than I'd realized but with the great group we had and the outstanding guide it made for a very pleasant trip! As we traveled after this tour, we began to realize how much we'd learned from the guides in each country - especially the Okavanga Delta. We didn't see "lots" of animals there but we learned a great deal about them and that information helped us out on the second trip. We learned a lot!

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Jonathan Z. Posted on: 

I booked my G Adventures trip to Africa with the expectation that my highlights would be seeing African animals and hiking through the countries we visited. What I did not know is that the tour guides (Gerard and Gerda) as well as the fun with the people in my group, would be the experience of the tour I will fondly remember the most.

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Niall H. Posted on: 

Very interesting, varied, well organized, well-paced.

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Marcia U. Posted on: 

There are not enough superlatives to describe our experience on this tour. Everything exceeded our expectations. We had a fabulous time.

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Raphael E. Posted on: 

The tour guide, Paul Roos, really made the tour with his caring, expertise and good nature. He was always cheerful and friendly, and in the Okavango proved himself to be a superb organizer and a wonderful cook. It was a pleasure being in his group.

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Horst A. Posted on: 

Thank you for having the best trip of my life. It was amazing to traveling with Paul and Rupert. We had so much fun, saw the big five so close to us, it was very good organized. All I can say is thank you and I miss my group.

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Donna P. Posted on: 

Well organized,I liked the fact it was a small group,Our leaders knowledge of the of the tour was impressive.

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Donna P. Posted on: 

It was a terrific experience. Our guide, Guts, ensured that every detail was looked after, while ensuring that we experienced all the "off the beaten path" locations and activities along our route.

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Sara G. Posted on: 

My expectations were very very high on this tour. On the other hand, 2 weeks from departure I got to understand that it was not the best time of the year to see game and to see the falls, and so I got a little disappointed. Now that the tour has finished I have to honestly say that my greatest expectations were more than fulfilled, and for me it was definitely the best time to go! I enjoyed every second of it!

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Evan W. Posted on: 

excellent variety of sites and experiences

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Pascal K. Posted on: 

very good trip and Paul was an excellent guide.

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Barbara B. Posted on: 

Overall this trip was fantastic. The Delta, Chobe National Park and Vic Falls definite highlights. We fell in love with Africa, and are now keen to do more discovery of this great country. The 10 days were a great opportunity to cover a lot in a short amount of time.

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