18-to-Thirtysomethings: Delta & Falls Overland (Westbound) (DZFO)
Countries Visited: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 22, Avg 18
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
Accommodations: Participation camping (6 nts), simple hotel (1 nt), basic bush camp (1 nt).
Meet the San Bushmen on the fringes of the Kalahari Desert, get into the wild with dugout canoe rides and wilderness camping in the Okavango Delta, cruise the Chobe River at sunset, view the mighty Victoria Falls
Feel the splash of the Okavango Delta from a dugout "mokoro" canoe and the mists of majestic Victoria Falls - described by the local Kololo people as "the smoke that thunders." Experience the colours, culture, and scenery of Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia on this well-packed nine-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.
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|Day 1||Victoria Falls||Day 1 Victoria Falls|
Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Your accommodation is in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and NOT Livingstone (Zambia). Please make sure you have the necessary visa. 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 on arrival at the border. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Victoria Falls||Day 2 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) to the awesome Victoria Falls, opt to raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or bungee jump (with Victoria Falls in sight). Additional Notes: Want to do more with your tours 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.
|Day 3||Kasane||Day 3 Victoria Falls/Kasane (1B, 1L, 1D)|
You will stay over just outside of the park near the town of Kasane. This afternoon, take an optional wildlife safari drive in the park or an afternoon sunset boat cruise along the Chobe River - its your best opportunity to view hippos, crocodiles, and many elephants wallowing in the water. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Zimbabwe - Botswana) Transport: Lando (1.50-2.00 hours) Lando (0.75 hour(s), 20km)
|Day 4||Gweta||Day 4 Kasane/Gweta (1B, 1L, 1D)|
When the rain comes, it 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. Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s), 350km)
|Day 5||Maun||Day 5 Gweta/Maun (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Opt to catch a birds-eye view of the delta on a scenic flight. Additional Notes: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, today is 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 (5.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Okavango Delta||Day 6 Maun/Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)|
After leaving some of our luggage in Maun, we begin our exciting excursion into the delta as we drive about 1-2 hrs (depending on which dock we go to) to the "dock". Here, we hop into a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, which will take us deep into the delta. After a couple hours in a mokoro, we arrive to our basic bush camp. Additional Notes: Please note that there will be no shower tonight, as our camp is very basic in the wild - you will be compensated by the incredible landscape and wildlife! Once we are in Maun, you can pick up any supplies and prepare for our excursion into the Okavango Delta. We recommend you buy a 5 litre bottle of water to take with you into the Delta; this should be sufficient to use for drinking and cleaning purposes. Included Activities: Okavango Delta Excursion Transport: Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours) Safari vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 50km)
|Day 7||Ghanzi||Day 7 Maun/Ghanzi (1B, 1L, 1D)|
We continue through the western part of Botswana, the heart of the Kalahari, to Ghanzi. Get a glimpse of how the San adapted to the Kalahari Desert. Learn fascinating wilderness survival skills by local Bushmen on an optional Bushman walk. Transport: Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours) Safari vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Lando (7.00-8.00 hours)
|Day 8||Windhoek||Day 8 Ghanzi/Windhoek (1B, 1L)|
Opt to explore the city centre of Windhoek after a long drive and a border crossing. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Botswana - Namibia) Transport: Lando (8.00 hour(s), 580km)
|Day 9||Windhoek||Day 9 Windhoek (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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