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Duration: 1 week
Location: Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa
Price: 2017 Rates from ZAR 12,480 pp plus USD 670 Safari Pass paid locally pp. 2018 Rates from ZAR 14,950 plus USD 740 pp mandatory Safari Pass paid on the day of departure.
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Starts: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Ends: Johannesburg, South Africa

Group size: Max 12

Safari Vehicle Type: Minibus, overland vehicle, 4×4 open safari vehicle, river cruise boat, Mokoro.

Tour Code : AA04

2018 Rates: ZAR 14,950 plus USD 740 pp mandatory Safari Pass paid on the day of departure

Single Supplement : Applicable

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The Okavango Wilderness Trail offers a comprehensive week long small group adventure to some of the best highlights of Botswana. This tour offers incredible value with new and exciting experiences each day, connecting you to the grass roots of Africa. Following your arrival in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, your journey takes you through a variety of breath-taking views and a wildlife experiences including Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. This trip will leave you with unforgettable memories of close encounters in Chobe with elephants, stunning waterways of the Okavango and endangered Rhino in Khama Sanctuary. This seven day adventure tour allows you to touch and embrace the magic of Africa, leaving you with an everlasting desire to discover more of this diverse continent.
  • Highlights of this popular tour includes:
    Chobe National Park Sunset Cruise
    Chobe National Park Game Drive
    Sunset Cruise
    Gweta Village Walk
    Okavango Delta Excursion
    Mokoro/Walking Safari
    Khama Rhino Sanctuary

  • 7 Days Okavango Wilderness Trail Budget Accommodated Adventure:

    Day 1 – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Chobe National Park, Botswana
    Distance travelled:
    +/- 90 Km
    Approx driving time: 2 Hours

    From Victoria Falls we travel the short distance to the Botswana border and cross into the small town of Kasane, and on to our lodge. This afternoon we head out onto a game drive and boat cruise in the Chobe National Park. Chobe is widely known for its populations of elephant, but the park also contains lion, leopard, hyena, giraffe and a host of antelope and birdlife. The Chobe floodplains and Chobe River provide a sensitive eco system which attracts much of the wildlife of the region especially in the dry season when it is not uncommon to see between 500 and 2000 elephants on the floodplains at one time. One highlight of Chobe is the combination of wildlife, birdlife and reptiles seen along the banks of the Chobe River. We take the afternoon cruise for a unique perspective of riverside wildlife. This evening we relax and overnight at the lodge.
    Accommodation: Thebe Safari Lodge or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)
    Meals included: Dinner
    WIFI:
    Yes
    Optional Activities:
    Nil
    *We recommend you come in a few days early so you can visit the Victoria Falls National Park and Zambezi River. See optional activities listed for ideas on things to do in the area.

    Day 2 – Chobe National Park – Gweta
    Distance travelled:
    +/- 450 Km
    Approx driving time:
    6.5 Hours

    Following breakfast, we depart for Gweta. Driving south we may be lucky to encounter elephant or buffalo alongside (or on) the road, often strays to the migratory herds which roam freely throughout the area in search of pasture and water. We stop in the small settlement of Nata for lunch or snack before continuing to Gweta where you have the opportunity of exploring the Salt Pans in an optional 4×4 safari. Alternatively try the (also optional) Baobab Forest tour. The night is spent at the lodge.
    Accommodation: Gweta Lodge or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)
    Meals included:
    Breakfast, Dinner
    WIFI:
    No
    Optional Activities:
    Nxai Pans Sundowner 4×4 trip USD60, Baobab Forest Sundowners USD35

    Day 3 – Gweta – Maun
    Distance travelled:
    +/-250 Km
    Approx driving time:
    4 Hours

    After an early breakfast we join a guided walk through a local Tswana village to learn something of the life of the community, from schools and doctors to trading and traditions. We then depart and head west to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Maun has experienced rapid growth in recent years and is a bustling provincial centre. Options here include scenic flights but our first priority is to prepare for our excursion into the Okavango Delta. Our accommodation in Maun is simple guesthouse/lodge/hotel. The afternoon is at leisure to relax with a cool
    beverage and pack for the Delta excursion for the following
    day.
    Accommodation:
    Delta Rain’s Sitatunga Camp or similar (Twin share rooms with en-suite facilities)
    Meals included:
    Breakfast, Dinner
    WIFI:
    No
    Optional Activities:
    Nil

    Day 4 – Maun –Okavango Delta
    Distance travelled:
    +/- 60 km
    Approx driving time:
    2 Hours

    Heading out early after breakfast we begin our excursion into the Okavango Delta. The first part of the journey is by 4×4 over rough sandy paths to the ‘mokoro’ station, where the river level reaches. Here we are introduced to the local Tswana ‘polers’, our guides for the excursion and transfer our luggage and equipment to the makoros (dug-out canoes). We travel by these shallow canoes amongst giant lily pads, tall grasses and labyrinthine channels to our camp on the edge of the Okavango. From our camp we venture out on guided walk in search of some of the prolific birdlife and larger mammals that inhabit the reserve. The whole area is a natural wetland spreading over some 1,600,000ha of northern Botswana offering a perfect habitat for the wildlife that roams here freely. The Okavango River rises in Angola (far to the north) and flows south dividing repeatedly to form an intricate floodplain of channels and swamps which then spreads out into a broad flat inland delta – the only one of its kind in the world. We enjoy the afternoon wilderness experience and for many people the feeling of being at camp overnight is an unforgettable experience.
    Accommodation:
    Elephant Camp – Twin share pre-erected tents with en-suite facilities (basic-style bucket shower & toilet)
    Meals included:
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    WIFI:
    No
    Optional Activities: Nil

    Day 5 – Okavango Delta – Maun
    Distance Travelled:
    +/-60km
    Approximate driving time:
    2 Hours

    This morning we explore the surrounds on a nature walk where you have the thrilling experience of being out in the natural wilderness. This is a great way to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the wilderness and enjoy nature as it wakes for the day. After the bush we enjoy breakfast and then pack up again onto our mokoros, leaving nothing behind but footprints. Returning to our 4×4 and bidding our polers farewell, we return to Maun. The afternoon offers the opportunity to join the guide for a trip into town for a little shopping. Another popular activity here is an optional scenic flight over the ‘Delta’ for a bird’s eye view of the wilderness you have just explored by makoro and on foot. Prices depend on number of people interested but seeing the vastness of the Okavango from the air gives a further appreciation of the beauty of this part of Africa. We return to our lodge for dinner and overnight.
    Accommodation:
    Delta Rain’s Sitatunga Camp or similar (Twin share rooms with en-suite facilities)
    Meals included:
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    WIFI:
    No
    Optional Activities:
    Okavango Delta scenic flight per 5- seater plane – 45 min flight time USD500

    Day 6 – Bulawayo – Maun – Khama Rhino Sanctuary
    Distance travelled:
    +/-700 Km
    Approx driving time:
    11-12 Hours

    Another early rise for our long journey skirting the greater Kalahari, where we may glimpse in the distance the vast salt pans of central Botswana to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary which we normally reach by late afternoon. In 1989 a group of local people wished to convert the Serowe Pan, previously a hunting area, into a conservation region for the rhino that inhabited the area. The ‘Pan’ was chosen because of its rhino-friendly habitat (and for its proximity to the Botswana Defence Force base for 24 hour protection against poachers). Khama is a prime habitat for white rhino, zebra, wildebeest and giraffe and with its community based wildlife project, allows the local people to benefit from tourism. We take a game drive to catch sight of some of the rhino with guides often pointing up interesting facts about the local fauna and flora. Our last night on safari is spent at a nearby hotel for dinner and overnight.
    Accommodation:
    Kwa Nokeng or similar (Twin share room with en-suite facilities)
    Meals included:
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    WIFI:
    Yes
    Optional Activities:
    Nil

    Day 7 – Martins Drift – Johannesburg, South Africa

    Our last morning sees us joining the main route along Martin’s Drift border post. Crossing the mighty Limpopo River into South Africa, we take in the scenic views and notice changes to vegetation, infrastructure and populated areas. We arrive in Johannesburg where our tour ends normally by mid to late afternoon.
    Accommodation: Not included
    Meals included: Breakfast
    WIFI: Nil
    Optional Activities:
    Nil

    Optional Activities:
    In order to give you maximum flexibility on tour we offer a number of optional activities on the tour. To help budget, approximate prices are listed below (in US$ unless otherwise stated. All prices subject to change.

    Botswana:

    • Okavango Delta Flight (5-7 Seated plane and 45 game flight time) From USD 5
    • Nxai pans 4×4 sundowners trip USD 60
    • Baobab Forest Sundowners USD 35

    Zimbabwe:

    • Matobo NP full day tour upgrade USD 40
    • Gorge Swing USD 95
    • White water rafting USD 160
    • Full day canoe USD 150
    • 13 Min Helicopter USD 165
    • 3 Hour Bike Tour USD 65
    • Half Day Adrenaline USD 135

     

    IMPORTANT INFROMATION:
    TOUR STYLE: Small Group – Twin Share Accommodated

    WHAT’S INCLUDED: Tour highlights, transport, accommodation, meals as indicated, services of an English speaking driver tour leader.

    WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: Visas, travel insurance, flights, airport transfers, optional activities, laundry, gratuities, passport & visa fees, items of a personal nature.

    SAFARI PASS: This small group tour has a Safari Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour) and forms part of your overall tour cost. This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, which is paid before travel, and is paid in the currency listed on the website (usually US dollars in clean, un-torn post 2006 edition notes). The Safari Pass covers selected park entries, activities and excursions and some accommodation along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier. The purpose of the separate payment is to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

    ACCOMMODATION: Selected lodges with en-suite facilities and one night at a tented camp with basic en-suite facilities in the Okavango Delta. Most lodges are situated in comfortable and picturesque locations with a pool, restaurant and bar..

    TRANSPORT: Minibus, overland vehicle, 4×4 open safari vehicle, river cruise boat, Mokoro. Maximum group size: 12 passengers (please note vehicles are not air conditioned).

  • DATES:
    2017 Dates

    October 2017:

    Departure Date: Price (ZAR):
    07/10/17 12,480
    14/10/17 12,480
    21/10/17 12,480
    28/10/17 12,480

    November 2017:

    Departure Date: Price (ZAR):
    04/11/17 12,480
    11/11/17 12,480
    18/11/17 12,480
    25/11/17 12,480

    Desember 2017:

    Departure Date: Price (ZAR):
    09/12/17 12,480
    16/12/17 12,480
    23/12/17 12,480
    30/21/17 12,480

    2018 Dates

     Start Victoria Falls on  Saturdays  End Johannesburg on Fridays
     13/01/18 19/01/18
    27/01/18 02/02/18
    10/02/18 16/02/18
    24/02/18 02/03/18
    10/03/18 16/03/18
    24/03/18 30/03/18
    07/04/18 13/04/18
    21/04/18 27/04/18
    05/05/18 11/05/18
     19/05/18 25/05/18
    02/06/18 08/06/18
    16/06/18 22/06/18
    23/06/18 29/06/18
    30/06/18 06/07/18
    07/07/18 13/07/18
    14/07/18 20/07/18
    21/07/18 27/07/18
    28/07/18 03/08/18
    04/08/18 10/08/18
    11/08/18 17/08/18
    18/08/18 24/08/18
    25/08/18 31/08/18
    01/09/18 07/09/18
    08/09/18 14/09/18
     15/09/18 21/09/18
    22/09/18 28/09/18
    29/09/18 05/10/18
    06/10/18 12/10/18
    13/10/18 19/10/18
    20/10/18 26/10/18
    27/10/18 02/11/18
    03/11/18 09/11/18
    10/11/18 16/11/18
    17/11/18 23/11/18
    24/11/18 30/11/18
    01/12/18 07/12/18
    15/12/18 21/12/18
    29/12/18 04/01/19

    RATES:
    2017 Rates
    from ZAR 12,480 pp plus USD 670 pp mandatory Safari Pass paid local on the day in USD cash.
    Single supplement: ZAR 2,240 pp

    2018 Rates from ZAR 14,950 pp plus USD 740 pp mandatory Safari Pass paid on the day of departure.
    Single supplement: Applicable

  • This tour starts in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The pre-departure meeting is held at 18:00 on the evening prior to departure. The tour departs at 08:00 on day 1 and ends in Johannesburg on day 7

    Meeting point in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: Sprayview Hotel
    Tour start time: 08:00 on day 1
    Pre-dep. Meeting: 18:00 prior to departure day
    Tour end point: Johannesburg, South Africa
    Tour end time: Late afternoon/early evening on day 7