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
Activities: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife
Guide (Language): english
Start City: Windhoek, Namibia
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: 2 - Light
Trip Rating: 80.0%
Trip ID: 126928
End City: Livingstone, Zambia
|Duration: 8 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife||Physical rating: 2 - Light|
|Accommodation standard: Budget%||Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 126928|
|Starts: Windhoek, Namibia||Finishes: Livingstone, Zambia|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
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.
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.
Border Crossing (Namibia - Botswana)
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 470km)
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.
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.
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 330km)
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.
Okavango Delta Excursion
4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours)
Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)
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.
Accommodation here are chalets with en suite bathrooms. There is a pool and restaurant/bar.
Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)
4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s), 340km)
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.
Accommodation here has en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and a restaurant/bar.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 255km)
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.
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.
Border Crossing (Botswana - Zambia)
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Ferry (0.25 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Depart at any time.
We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience everything Livingstone and the Zambezi area has to offer.
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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!Overall Rating
Overall the trip was a good experience. The guide was great and the amount we saw was amazing in 9 days.Overall Rating
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!Overall Rating
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!Overall Rating
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.Overall Rating
Very interesting, varied, well organized, well-paced.Overall Rating
There are not enough superlatives to describe our experience on this tour. Everything exceeded our expectations. We had a fabulous time.Overall Rating
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.Overall Rating
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.Overall Rating
Well organized,I liked the fact it was a small group,Our leaders knowledge of the of the tour was impressive.Overall Rating
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.Overall Rating
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!Overall Rating
excellent variety of sites and experiencesOverall Rating
very good trip and Paul was an excellent guide.Overall Rating
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.Overall Rating
Trip Name: Botswana & Victoria Falls Adventure
Duration: 8 Days
From Price: 1999
Trip Code: 126928
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