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Delta & Falls Discoverer

Journey from Zambia and Botswana and across Namibia on a classic African adventure that includes the elephants of Chobe National Park and the mists of thundering Victoria Falls. Meet San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari and explore the Okavango Delta by dug-out mokoro canoe. With a knowledgeable CEO ensuring your accommodation provides the most authentic travel experience possible, youll overnight in bushmen huts and tents 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: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126413
Starts: Livingstone, Zambia Finishes: Windhoek, Namibia
You will visit
  • Livingstone
  • Windhoek

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Livingstone

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

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.

We advise you book pre-accommodation to be able to enjoy some of the many activities available before your tour starts.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Livingstone/Kasane

Drive 1 hr to the border and cross the Zambezi River by ferry (10 mins). Continue to the Kasane area, outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa.

Opt to check out one of Botswana's national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River.

There are options here for a casual cruise to enjoy the scenery with a cocktail or a photo safari by boat, with the opportunity to capture some great shots with instruction, a professional camera, and zoom lens. Evening is a great time to be on the river.

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

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Zambia - Botswana)

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

03

Day 3: Kasane/Nata (1B, 1D)

Journey to the Nata Area, the last stop before travelling into the Okavango Delta.

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

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

04

Day 4: Nata/Maun (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to 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.

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


Included Activities:
Dikgantshwane Performance

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s), 340km)

05

Day 5: Okavango Delta (1B)

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)

06

Day 6: Maun/Kalahari Desert (1B)

Enjoy one last sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. Travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day – this is a severely arid and barren landscape, though very beautiful.

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.

Transport:
Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)
4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 330km)

07

Day 7: Kalahari Desert/Windhoek (1B)

Depart from the heart of the Kalahari and head through the eastern part of Namibia.

Additional Notes:
Accommodation here is a hotel with en suite bathrooms. The hotel offers air conditioning, a swimming pool, internet access, and a restaurant.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Botswana - Namibia)

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

08

Day 8: Windhoek (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Okavango Delta excursion with entrances, game walks and dug-out canoe trips
    • Kalahari Desert visit
    • Border-crossing support
    • 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, ferry, walking, mokoros
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and driver throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Cruise the Chobe River
  • Explore wilderness on game walks
  • Bush camp and take in dug-out canoe rides in the Okavango Delta
  • Marvel at the Kalahari Desert.