Botswana Overland Adventure

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Botswana Overland Adventure

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Length of trip:

15 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 3125 to $ 3250

Best travel dates to go:

Nov 02, 2008 to Nov 16, 2008; Dec 21, 2008 to Jan 04, 2009; Sep 14, 2008 to Sep 28, 2008; Oct 19, 2008 to Nov 02, 2008;


Detailed Description of this trip:

Combine a wild camping experience in the Kalahari Desert with classic game viewing in open 4x4 safari vehicles in Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Meet Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert on a guided walk into a traditional community. Enjoy a mokoro (dugout canoe) excursion in the Okavango Delta area of Moremi, a game viewing cruise on the Chobe River, and two days at the breathtaking Victoria Falls.



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Johannesburg

    Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the Protea Waterfront Hotel, Centurion (or similar) for your overnight stay.

  • Day 2 - Botswana

    Kalahari Desert.
    Private Car Service

    An early departure from your hotel in Johannesburg will take you in the direction of the Botswana border.

    Camping

    Your bush-camp will be installed in the Kalahari Desert, where the evening is spent admiring the bright stars of the southern hemisphere around the campfire. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3 - Ghanzi

    Kalahari (Bushmen Village).
    Camping

    Arriving in Ghanzi for lunch, you will set up camp at Dqae Qare Bushman village in the Kalahari.

    Sightseeing

    The project is owned and run by the local Bushman community, with all proceeds directly benefiting the community. The afternoon is spent observing the traditional Bushman way of life. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 - Maun

    Sightseeing

    In the morning you will have a 1-hour-long guided bush walk, with a local guide, who will explain and show you the many uses of the surrounding environment.

    Private Car Service

    Drive to Maun, the “gateway” to the Okavango Delta.

    Camping

    The evening will be spent relaxing around the campfire and preparing for your 4x4 excursion into Moremi the following morning.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5-6 - Okavango

    Okavango Delta area of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.
    Safari

    Explore Moremi Wildlife Reserve on early morning and late afternoon game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, and spend the day exploring the channels of the Okavango Delta by mokoro.

    Food and Dining

    You will have lunch on an island in the delta and enjoy a game walk (subject to the water level of the delta).
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

  • Day 7-8 - Khwai River Lodge

    Khwai area of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.
    Sightseeing

    The Khwai area is a pure wilderness area of great beauty, with rich green vegetation and palm trees, teeming with bird-life and a vast population of wild animals.

    Safari

    You will enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives exploring the reserve in an open 4x4 safari vehicle.
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

  • Day 9 - Maun

    Moremi/Maun.
    Safari

    Enjoy a final early morning game drive as you leave Moremi, returning to Maun in time for lunch.

    Sightseeing

    An optional scenic flight (booked locally) over the Okavango Delta is possible in the afternoon. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 10 - Chobe

    Chobe River/Chobe National Park.
    National Parks

    Camp will be set up on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe National Park is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets, and abundance of wildlife and bird-life.

    River or Barge Cruise

    Sunset will be enjoyed overlooking the Chobe River and the following morning you will relax on a game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11-12 - Livingstone

    Livingstone, Zambia/Victoria Falls.
    Sightseeing

    Travel across the Zambia border to Livingstone. Victoria Falls is without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa.

    Adventure

    Days are spent at leisure to browse the local markets and to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenaline capital of Africa, including white water rafting, bungee jumping, micro-lighting, airplane or helicopter rides over the falls, rhino walks, elephant back safaris, etc. (All activities are booked locally at own expense).
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

  • Day 13 - Botswana

    Makgadikgadi Pans.
    Camping

    Making your way back into Botswana, you will set up camp at Nata.

    Sightseeing

    Visit the Makgadikgadi Pans (weather permitting) for a truly unforgettable sunset over what remains of an ancient 6,500 km² lake. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 14 - Botswana

    Limpopo Area.
    Camping

    You will install camp for the last night near the mighty Limpopo River, which forms the border of Botswana and South Africa.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 15 - Johannesburg

    Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Sightseeing

    Travel via the “Jacaranda City” of Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa and home of the famous Union Buildings. Your tour ends in Johannesburg around 4:00 p.m.

    Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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