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Botswana and Falls Overland: Wildlife Walks & Safari Drives

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8 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport
Transport
Lando (overland adventure vehicle), walking, mokoro, safari vehicle.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Simple hotel (1 nt single or twin), participation camping (5 nts), bush camping (1 nt).
Staff
Staff
2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides.

You will visit

JohannesburgAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.SeroweAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.MaunAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Okavango DeltaAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.GwetaAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.KasaneAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Victoria Falls

Trip Comfort

Basic

Age requirement

18 to 39 years old
Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. If you think eight days isn't enough to see southern Africa, you're right. Kinda. We did our very best with this compact, action-packed itinerary that lets you soak up the wildlife, vibrant colours, and scenery of Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa with wildlife walks and plenty of options for safari drives. Your rugged Lando (overland adventure vehicle) will get you to the sites safely and camping lets you to fall asleep to the sounds of the wild underneath big African skies. Actually, maybe eight days is enough.
Botswana and Falls Overland: Wildlife Walks & Safari Drives
Starts
Johannesburg
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8 Days
Ends
Victoria Falls

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your group on your first night out together in Johannesburg. After your welcome meeting at the hotel choose to enjoy an Amarula cocktail at the bar or go to Emperors Palace with a wide array of restaurants and bars to choose from. Sit back, relax, eat some grub, sip a cocktail, and get to know your fellow travel buddies as the adventure begins.
  • Get ready to check another country off those travel lists as you and the group pass across the border into Botswana. We’re not going to lie today will be a lot of driving, but use this opportunity to talk with your group, swap stories, and watch as the landscape changes around you from the desolate scenery of central-eastern Botswana to the wild bush within the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. The group will stop here for the night to set up camp, enjoy each other's company around a fire, and fall peacefully asleep beneath the stars.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • You didn’t think the group was leaving before taking part in a wildlife drive through the Khama Sanctuary did you? Good, because there’s not a chance. Get out there in an open air vehicle with a guide to spot some wildlife. Jump in the Lando and continue on to Maun, scroll through your camera roll checking those pictures while the land outside your window becomes more fertile as you approach the area of the Okavango Delta. You might be looking for something adventurous after a day of travel so choose to take a scenic flight over the delta to get those hearts thumping like the beat of African drums.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Today is going to be busy, but fun and man do we wish we were going with you on this epic adventure. You’ll wake to the sound and smell of the bush around you, later dive right into some nature with a wildlife walk. The cool thing about being on foot is that you will get to learn about tracking the animals and gain insight into their movement patterns and behaviour on a much more intimate level. From there the group will begin an exciting excursion deep into the Okavango delta in a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) to do some birdwatching on the way to our basic bush camp for the evening (get ready to completely unplug). Set up camp, sing with the locals, and simply unwind with a sundowner around the campfire… cheers!
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Africa is home to some of the most beautiful sunrises in the world and today (if the weather is just right) you will get to experience the almost too vibrant colours of that quintessential sunrise that we all picture when we think of going on safari to Africa. Then, tip your heads back, take a deep breath, and feel the mokoro cut through the crystal clear channels as you ride out of the Okavango Delta. The group will take some time to freshen up in Maun (showers everyone!) before embarking in the Lando to Gweta where the group will camp under massive baobab trees for the night.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Travel to Kasane and choose to embark on a river cruise through Chobe NP, home to the largest elephant population in southern Africa. “I bless the rains down in Africaaaaa” ahh we can just hear it now... (and it has never sounded so good!) because surely someone is bound to play this song as you drive through the verdant lands between Gweta and Kasane. Turns out Toto knew what they were talking about because the rains in Africa are no joke. Rain brings life to the pans awakening the dormant fish and aquatic shrimps from the mud. The surrounding grasslands also teem with life and are home to many antelope, which attract a wide variety of predators. Keep your eyes focused as the world passes you by and then reward yourself with a group toast as you camp under the great big African sky.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Buckle those seat belts and cross the border from Botswana to Zimbabwe; home of epic Victoria falls. All that driving is bound to make you hungry and we have a treat for you today! The group will be having a traditional lunch at the G Adventurers supported Lusumpuko Women's Club. With full bellies and even more full hearts get ready to feel the mist in the air as you enter the town of Victoria Falls. Get up close and personal with one of the largest waterfalls in the world. For the adventurous we recommend going whitewater rafting, taking a scenic helicopter flight over the falls (epic selfies anyone?), or taking the plunge (literally) while bungee jumping with Victoria Falls in sight. (Oh man... just thinking of that makes our heads spin and our palms sweat!) Not looking to turn your hair gray today? That’s okay we understand, either way the choice is yours, but remember you’re here now so why not escape those comfort zones?
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Depart anytime. Alas all good things must come to an end... or do they? If you aren't ready to go home just yet talk with your CEO about extending your adventure and get to know more of Zimbabwe or beyond!
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