Okavango Experience Delta, Chobe Park

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Okavango Experience Delta, Chobe Park

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Length of trip:

10 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 1700

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

The Okavango River comes down from Angola. The flatness of the land in Botswana causes it to fan out into an inland delta covering an area of some 16,000 km2. Your trip into the Delta should be regarded as much a cultural experience, as a wildlife one. The majority of the polers who will guide you and the people you will meet in this area are a mixture of baNoka and baYei. Whilst in the Delta the polers are in charge of your day which usually consists of early morning walks, some free time to swim, relax, read a book, explore the bush, followed by an afternoon mokoro and or game walk. The highlights of tour includes the following: - Entrance to Victoria Falls (Zambian side) - Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River - Chobe 4x4 Game Drive - 3 Days Okavango Delta - Maun - Khama Rhino Sanctuary



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Johannesburg

    Nata (Botswana).
    Bus

    Departing Johannesburg, we make our way to the Botswana border. Leaving South Africa we cross into Botswana. This vast, thinly populated country is one of Africa’s few economic success stories, in large part due to the immense mineral wealth that lies beneath its sandy soils. Diamonds being the source of much of its wealth.

    Camping

    We continue northwards to Nata, where our first night is spent camping on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans. (D)

  • Day 2 - Livingstone

    Livingstone - Victoria Falls (Zambia).
    Bus

    This morning we make our way northwards to Livingstone, the town on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls.

    Sightseeing

    We visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, aptly named “the smoke that thunders.

    River or Barge Cruise

    Late afternoon we embark on a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi (Zambian side). As well as enjoying some sundowners on the cruise, you will have the opportunity to see some of the wildlife that inhabits the banks of the river. (B,D)

  • Day 3 - Livingstone

    Livingstone - Victoria Falls.
    Adventure

    Today is free to go white water rafting, canoeing, elephant riding, bungy jumping and more. Victoria Falls is the adrenalin capital of Africa so there is plenty to choose from.

    Sightseeing

    Explore the town, visit the wonderful craft markets or even do a “Flight of the Angels” over the falls! You have the option to cross the bridge into Zimbabwe and the town of Victoria Falls. (B,D)

  • Day 4 - Chobe

    Chobe National Park (Botswana).
    Shopping

    This morning is free to do some last minute shopping at the markets and in town. We then cross into Botswana where we will camp in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River.

    River or Barge Cruise

    In the late afternoon you have the option of a river cruise, where it is not uncommon to see herds of elephant swimming across the river as well as buffalo coming to the water to drink and not to mention the hundreds of hippos inhabiting the river. (B,D)

  • Day 5 - Maun

    Safari

    This morning we do a 4x4 game drive into Chobe National Park, home to some of the large herds of migratory elephants that Botswana is so famous for. A game viewing experience not to be missed. After breakfast we make our way south. On this drive through the Chobe district is is not uncommon to see elephants and other wildlife along the side of the road.

    Adventure

    Late afternoon we arrive in Maun, the gateway to the Delta. You can visit a nearby Crocodile Farm, and we make our preparations for our trip into the Delta. (B,D)

  • Day 6-8 - Botswana

    Okavango Delta (Botswana).
    Adventure

    This morning we venture into the wild bush of Africa, far from any form of civilisation. Our journey begins by 4x4 and once in the Delta, we join local villagers/ guides on mokoros (2 man dug out canoes). We begin our search for abundance of wildlife that inhabits the Delta. Drifting silently through the channels.

    Camping

    We set up camp on islands in the Delta. After a breathtaking sunset, relax around the campfire listening to the magical sounds of the night.

    Safari

    The days are filled with game walks, tracking different species and exploring the waterways of the world renowned Okavango Swamps.

    Food and Dining

    On the last afternoon we return to Maun and enjoy a braai (BBQ). (B,L,D)

  • Day 9 - Botswana

    Khama Rhino Sanctuary (Botswana).
    Safari

    This morning you have the option of a scenic game flight over the Delta giving you the chance to see the entire area as well as spot some game.

    Safari

    After that we head south where we spend our last evening in the Seretse Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a project to re-introduce Rhinos to Botswana. During a game drive see if you can spot the White Rhinoceros in their conservation programme. (B,D)

  • Day 10 - Johannesburg

    Bus

    Departing early from the Rhino Sanctuary we cross the border back into South Africa arriving back in Johannesburg late afternoon. (B)

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