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Delta & Falls Overland (Eastbound)
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

Feel the splash of the Okavango Delta from a dugout "mokoro" canoe and the mists of majestic Victoria Falls—described by the local Kololo people as "the smoke that thunders." Experience the colours, culture and scenery of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe on this well-packed 9-day adventure. Meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert and the elephants of Chobe National Park. With a knowledgeable CEO leading the way, travel aboard our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) is well-paced and wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action. Prepare yourself for an utterly unique African experience.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, River & Canal Cruising, Safari, Sightseeing, Walking Tour, Wildlife
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DNFO.A/201549
  • Starts: Windhoek, Namibia
  • Finishes: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
You will Visit
  • Windhoek
  • Ghanzi
  • Maun
  • Okavango Delta
  • Gweta
  • Kasane
  • Victoria Falls

Itinerary

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Day 1: Windhoek

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Windhoek/Ghanzi

Visit the Kalahari Desert, and meet the local San/Bushmen. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals.
Leave in the morning and continue through the eastern part of Namibia and cross into Botswana, travelling into the heart of the Kalahari.
 


Arrive at the campsite, approximately 10km (6 mi) outside Ghanzi, in the early evening, just in time for an optional 'Bushman Walk'. 
Around the campfire at night, experience the ancient dance rituals of the San/Bushmen.

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Day 3: Ghanzi/Maun

Opt to take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta to get a birds-eye view of the area.
Drive across Botswana and travel from the Kalahari towards Maun. Leave Ghanzi in the morning and arrive in Maun around lunch time.

In the afternoon, opt to get a sneak peek of the Okavango Delta from above on an hour-long flight in a small plane. See a variety of wildlife and marvel at the vast delta basin.

Those not opting for the flight can kick back and relax at the campsite.

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Day 4: Maun/Okavango Delta

Enjoy wildlife walks, a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) and birding on an overnight excursion into the Okavango Delta.
After leaving some luggage in Maun, we hop into safari vehicles and travel for about an hour to a river before pairing off and sitting down in mokoros, traditional dugout canoes, that take us deep into the delta.

After a couple hours in the mokoro, we arrive to our basic bush camp in time for lunch. Set up tents and get used to the surroundings. 
In the afternoon, set off on a wildlife walk. In the evening, count the shooting stars, sing with the locals or just unwind with a sundowner around the campfire.

 The polers will join us around the campfire tonight and usually love to sing and dance… join in!

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Day 5: Okavango Delta/Gweta

Camp under ancient baobab trees.
Enjoy the sunrise on an early wildlife walk then return to Maun, first by mokoro, then safari vehicle, and arrive around lunch time. Pack up the truck, then hit the road to ancient baobab trees of Gweta. We will arrive to our campsite mid- to late afternoon. Have a walk around, take pictures of the baobabs, swim in the pool and enjoy a proper shower after the night in the bush.

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Day 6: Gweta/Kasane

Opt to embark on a wildlife-viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River or take an open safari vehicle wildlife safari drive inside Chobe National Park.
Journey to the area of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa. The best way to appreciate the area's thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles and hippos, is with an optional sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. You may instead opt to embark on a wildlife safari drive in search of lions, antelope, and of course, elephants.

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Day 7: Kasane/Victoria Falls

Cross the border into Zimbabwe, home of the mighty Victoria Falls.
Cross the border from Botswana to Zimbabwe at the Kazungula border post.

Continue on to Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls is a great base to see both natural wonders and take part in some exciting activities.

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Day 8: Victoria Falls

Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.
Victoria Falls is a great base to see both natural wonders and take part in some exciting activities. Get up close (and wet from the spray) while awing at the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, and for the more adventurous, bungee jump with the Victoria Falls in view.

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Day 9: Victoria Falls

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Participation camping (6 nts), basic bush camping (1 nt), permanent tent (1 nt)
    • 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), mokoro, walking, safari vehicle
    Group Leader
    • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Meet the San Bushmen on the fringes of the Kalahari Desert
  • Get into the wild with dugout canoe rides and bush camping in the Okavango Delta
  • Cruise the Chobe River at sunset
  • Feel the mist of the mighty Victoria Falls