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Delta & Falls Overland (Eastbound)
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Feel the splash of the Okavango Delta from a dugout "mokoro" canoe and the mists of majestic Victoria Fallsdescribed 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: Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 131950
Starts: Windhoek, Namibia Finishes: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
You will Visit
  • Windhoek
  • Victoria Falls

Itinerary

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Day 1: Windhoek

Arrive at any time.

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 know which visas you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa upon arrival at the border.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Windhoek/Ghanzi (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Namibia - Botswana)

Transport:
Lando (8.00 hour(s), 580km)

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Day 3: Ghanzi/Maun (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Additional Notes:
After arrival in Maun, pick up supplies to prepare for the one night/two day excursion into the Okavango Delta. We recommend each person brings a 5 litre bottle of water to take into the Delta; this should be sufficient for both drinking water and cleaning purposes.

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:
Lando (4.00 hour(s), 280km)

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Day 4: Maun/Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)

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 game 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!


Additional Notes:
Please note that there is no shower and only a dig-out bush toilet, as our camp is very basic and in the wild – but it is all worth it due to the incredible landscape and wildlife!

Included Activities:
Okavango Delta Excursion

Transport:
Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)
Safari vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

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Day 5: Okavango Delta/Gweta (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy the sunrise on an early game 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.

Transport:
Mokoro (2.00 hour(s))
Lando (4.00 hour(s), 240km)
Safari vehicle

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Day 6: Gweta/Kasane (1B, 1L, 1D)

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 game drive in search of lions, antelope, and of course, elephants.

Additional Notes:
We arrive to Kasane around lunchtime and the optional sunset cruise starts in the late afternoon. It's best to book the optional sunset cruise on the day of our arrival and then save the optional game drive for the morning of the following day.


Transport:
Lando (6.00 hour(s), 420km)

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Day 7: Kasane/Victoria Falls (1B, 1L)

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.

Additional Notes:
Your accommodation is in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and NOT Livingstone (Zambia). Please make sure you have the necessary visa.

Note that this trip combines with other tours, and some tours will be finishing in Victoria Falls, while others will be continuing on. Many of our groups opt to book their final evening together aboard a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River with game-viewing, great scenery and an open bar.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Botswana - Zimbabwe)

Transport:
Lando (0.75 hour(s))
Lando (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 8: Victoria Falls (1B)

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.

Additional Notes:
Want to do more with your tour? Pre-book any two of the following activities: Zambezi Whitewater Rafting, Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride, or the Zambezi River Sunset Cruise.

Any optional activities listed on this day can also be booked upon arrival in Victoria Falls.

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Day 9: Victoria Falls (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
    • Victoria Falls stay
    • 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