overland tours

Okavango & Chobe Trail South

Experience the highlights of Zimbabwe, Botswana and the Okavango Delta. This 8 day overland tour will expose you some of the most stunning wildlife and breathtaking scenery that Africa has to offer, starting off at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe we then travel through to the Okavango Delta where you will see a huge variety of wildlife in the unique environment that only the delta can offer, the tour then finishes in Johannesburg so that’s 3 countries in 8 days on this exciting African overland adventure.

Full Course Details

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Project Type: Overland Tour – 8 Days (AD-07-003)

Location: Victoria Falls, Kasane, Maun, Okavango Delta, Gweta, Palapye, Johannesburg

Pick up Point: Victoria Falls

End City: Johannesburg

Duration: 8 Days

Start Dates: All year round, guaranteed departures on a Sunday

Accommodation: Camping and Backpacked accommodation

Meals: Three meals a day included in tour price

Age Range: N/A

FURTHER INFO

Day 1 & 2 – Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls – Botswana – Kasane

On arrival your guide will brief you on the next few days. Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering sound of the mighty Zambezi before crossing the Botswana boarder to Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River and enjoy a scenic sunset river cruise. As we leave Victoria Falls today it is best to arrive 1-2 days beforehand if you wish to partake in any of the adventure activities such as the world famous White Water Rafting.
Optional Activities (at an additional Charge) – Game drive in Chobe National Park
Meals Included – Breakfast (Only on day 2), Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 – Maun

We drive through to Maun. On Arrival we prepare for our 2 day expedition into the Okavango. The rivers leading to the Okavango Delta have no passage to the ocean and irrigate instead some 15 000 square km’s of Kalahari Desert – forming the world’s largest inland delta.
Optional Activities (at an additional Charge): Crocodile Farm Visit
Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 & 5 – Okavango Delta

During your time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and explore the Delta by mokoro traditional canoe (water level dependant). The Delta is truly spectacular and an unforgettable experience as the wild animals here are not used to people. Simply sitting and relaxing often results in rewarding bird or game viewing. We travel in to the Delta on a large 4×4 vehicle – in high water season boats are used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 nights.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Gweta

We leave the Delta behind us and travel east. This afternoon we drive to Planet Baobab where our accommodation is unique, and a little quirky. Optional Activities (at an additional Charge): Village Tour,
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Khama Rhino Sanctuary – Palapye

We leave Gweta behind us and drive towards Palapye, located on the banks of the tranquil Lotsane River. We visit the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a community based wildlife project, where there is a game drive to view the now protected Rhinos.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 South Africa – Johannesburg

Today we cross the border into South Africa and after quite a long, yet scenic drive we will arrive in Johannesburg. South Africa’s city of gold has much to offer and should not be underestimated as a travel destination. Optional Activity (at an Additional Charge): Dinner.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Location
Where You'll Stay

ACCOMMODATION

Our overland tours have a standing relationship with some of SA’s top backpacker lodges. Known for their flare, all our stops provide unique, clean and professional hospitality with excellent shower / bath ablution facilities with a bar and Internet facilities. All bedding is provided.
Our advertised tour price includes spacious and comfortable dorm accommodation. Bedding is provided but clients have to bring their own towels (not necessary for room upgrades). Dorms are not always just for the group and can be shared with other travellers. Dorm sizes can range from 6 to 12 people sharing, and varies from each backpacker visited. Accommodation upgrades are available, subject to availability.

DESTINATION

Vehicle
Adventure Truck

Malaria
Malaria prophylactics are required throughout this route

Health
Please inform us of any pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or asthma and any prescription medicine you may be

Insurance
All clients require adequate Travel Insurance.

Visas
Please note that these are your responsibility. Some nationalities require visas for Botswana. Most nationalities will require visas for Zimbabwe.

Climate
The African sun is very strong. Please use a factor 30 sunscreen and wear a hat. You should drink at least 3 litres of water per day to avoid dehydration. It can also get very cold during winter months on this route.

Currency
South African Rand and US Dollars are the most widely used currency on this route. Credit Cards cannot always be processed – especially in remote areas. USD Notes printed before 2004 (i.e. the old style notes) will not be accepted and many places will not accept USD100 notes, so make sure to bring small notes. Please see Pre Departure Booklet for detailed information on each country.

Vaccinations
No vaccinations are prescribed by law for the countries being visited on this tour.

Pre and Post Tour Accommodation
If you require accommodation before or after your tour we can arrange this for you.

Arrival
It is best to arrive 1 to 2 days beforehand if you wish to partake in any of the adventure activities.

Departure
Please book your flight to depart the day after the tour officially ends.

TIPPING ON TOUR
Southern Africa: In general tipping in restaurants is generally expected and is around 10% for good service, more if you have received exceptional service, and, feel free not to tip at all if you received poor service.

Tipping taxi drivers etc is really at your own discretion and not always expected. If in doubt please ask your guides. Our guides do work hard, but they are also paid at (and often above) industry levels for this work.

Our Crew can be tipped if you feel that they have done a good job and/or gone above and beyond the call of duty. We recommend USD1 (or about R5) per day per person, per guide as a fair tip. So if you have 3-crew on a tour, we would recommend that 3 envelopes are used and each crew members name written on one. If you do not feel that the crew deserve a tip, please, do not tip them. You must remember that tipping is only for exceptional service and is not at all compulsory or expected.

Gallery Rates

PAYMENT

£200 deposit to secure placement at time of booking, final balance due 8 weeks prior to departure

INCLUDED

Meals as indicated on the itinerary, accommodation, registered guide and transport. We also include some of the highlights as listed under “included highlights” in the tour itinerary.

EXCLUDED

All items of a personal nature, alcohol, snacks, souvenirs, tips and optional activities (see list for an indication of prices).

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