Botswana and Falls Adventure

Botswana and Falls Adventure information and booking

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  • Duration
    8
    Days
  • Camping
  • Difficulty
    Hard

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Highlights

Camp in the Okavango Delta and track exotic wildlife, feel the spray of Victoria Falls, try to steer a mokoro canoe, camp under the stars.

Tour description provided by G Adventures

This trip offers a fully immersive, unyieldingly African experience in a compact 8-day package. Soak up the wildlife and vibrant colours and scenery of Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, with game walks and plenty of options for game drives. Camp under the stars of the Okavango Delta, and marvel at the immense Victoria Falls. Your nimble rugged overland truck will get you to the sites safely and camping will allow you to fall asleep to the sounds of the wild underneath big African skies. You'll end your adventure in Livingstone, where a G Adventures representative is there to assist you as you ease into the relaxed vibe.

Itinerary

Day 1 Johannesburg
If you arrive a day or two early, we recommended booking an excursion to Soweto or the Apartheid Museum. Additional Notes: Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to make sure you have all visas you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain visas upon arrival at the border. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Johannesburg/Serowe (1B, 1L, 1D)
Today's travel takes us through a very desolate part of central-eastern Botswana. We cross into Botswana and finish the day at a campsite within the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a unique community-based initiative in wildlife conservation. Barring delays along the way, we will arrive in time for an optional rhino game drive. Transport: Overland truck (8.00 hour(s), 524km)
Day 3 Serowe/Maun (1B, 1L, 1D)
Leave Khama Rhino Sanctuary and head to Maun. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta. Additional Notes: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, today's likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation when it will take place, as it is subject to change. Transport: Overland truck
Day 4 Maun/Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)
Begin an exciting 2-day/1-night excursion into the delta on a motor boat to the "dock" where we hop into a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, that will take us deep into the delta. After a couple of hours in a mokoro, we arrive at our basic bush camp. Additional Notes: Pack a small bag for this overnight excursion; we'll leave our big bags with the overland vehicle. Please note that there are no showers or running water for toilets. Bring along 5 litres of water for both drinking and cleaning. Included Activities: Okavango Delta Excursion Transport: Motorboat (1.00 hour(s)) Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)
Day 5 Okavango Delta/Gweta (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy sunrise over the delta, then get up early to cruise back down the crystal clear channels of the Okavango Delta. We return to Maun with some time to freshen up before we continue our journey to Gweta. Additional Notes: Enjoy the towering baobab trees found around tonight's campsite and go for a dip in the pool if you need to cool off. Transport: Mokoro (1.50-2.50 hours, 200km) Motorboat (1.00 hour(s)) Overland truck (6.00 hour(s), 420km)
Day 6 Gweta/Kasane (1B, 1L, 1D)
Today we journey to Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in southern Africa. The best way to appreciate one of Botswana's national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos is on an optional sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. You may also choose to embark on a game drive in search of lions, antelope, and, of course, elephants. Transport: Overland truck (6.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Kasane/Livingstone (1B, 1L)
Cross the Zambezi River by ferry to enter Zambia, then continue on to Livingstone. Get up close (and wet from the spray) to the awesome Victoria Falls, opt to raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or bungee jump (with Victoria Falls in sight). Included Activities: Border Crossing (Botswana) Victoria Falls Visit Transport: Overland truck (0.75 hour(s), 20km) Ferry (0.25 hour(s)) Overland truck (1.50-2.00 hours, 65km)
Day 8 Livingstone (1B)
Depart at any time. Additional Notes: Livingstone is frequently used as a base for travellers wishing to participate in the many activities and excursions available in the area. Please contact your booking agent if you would like to book post-tour accommodation. Included Activities: Departure Day