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10 Day Okavango Experience (Camping)

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Enter an aquatic wonderland through southern Africa's iconic waterfalls, rivers and inland waterways. From the thunderous Victoria Falls to the sprawling Okavango Delta.

An inspiring journey through one of the most recognized wildernesses in Africa, the 10 Day Okavango Experience will give you the full scope of this amazing country, Botswana.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Learn about local life on a village visit
  • Marvel at the sheer expanse of renown Victoria Falls
  • Spot Botswana's rare wildlife in the Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Navigate a mokoro through the Okavango Delta
  • Camp under a sky bursting with stars
  • Explore the magnificent Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Touring Transport and other Options:

  • Budget Adventure Groups Tours by Customised Overland Trucks
  • Small Family Groups by Special-made Trucks or Smaller Busses
  • Scheduled or Tailormade Trips, from Camping to Accommodated.
  • 10 Day Okavango Experience (Camping)
  • 10 Day Okavango Experience (Camping)
  • 10 Day Okavango Experience (Camping)
  • 10 Day Okavango Experience (Camping)

Summary

  • 2+ Crew Members
  • Most Meals Included
  • Min 1 / Max 16 passengers
  • Botswana
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Small Van

ITINERARY

Day 1 Johannesburg
Join us for a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1.
No activities planned for this day. If your flight arrives too late on this day, we recommend that you consider arriving a day early and stay an night prior to the trip to be able to attend the meeting. We'll be collecting your kitty, insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting. Please ensure you this on hand.
Optional Activities: Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City and Heritage mine tour, Museum Africa or Art Gallery
Accommodation - Holiday Inn Sandton or similar

Day 2 Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Today we cross the border into Botswana and travel to Khama Rhino Sanctuary (approx 8-10 hrs).

Located on the edge of the expansive Kalahari Desert, the Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a conservation project built to protect Botswana's only remaining populations of black and white rhinos, as well as other wildlife which have all moved in. This project benefits local communities and contributes to the protection of endangered white rhinoceros.

We head out on a dusk game drive to find rhinos before returning to camp.
Included Activities - Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Game drive
Accommodation - Khama Rhino Sanctuary Camping or similar

Day 3 Maun
We continue on to Maun (approx 7-8 hrs), the gateway to one of the world renown Okavango Delta, formed by the Okavango River which flows from the highlands of Angola to the Kalahari Desert. The river spreads out into thousands of small streams to form a unique and unspoilt wilderness. Filled with a diversity of flora and fauna  including hippos, crocodiles, elephants and the big cats the delta one of the world's most fascinating ecosystems.
We set up camp on the outskirts of town with shared facilities.
Accommodation - Sedia Hotel Campground or similar

Day 4 Okavango Delta
We cross the waterways by mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, navigated by a local 'poler'. A great oppertunity to spot wildlife and prolific birdlife. Explor the maze of lagoons, lakes and streams on foot, led by knowledgeable guides.
Camp is set up on a remote island in the heart of this untamed wilderness. Without toilet facilities, a bush toilet is dug out and showers are not present, all part of the Okavango experience. Listen to the sounds of the bush at night under the African night sky - a true wilderness experience!
Included Activities - Mokoro trips & bushwalks
Accommodation - Bush Camping (without facilities)

Day 5 Okavango Delta
After an early wake we venture out on a sunrise walk for a chance to catch a glimpse of some elephants and Cape buffalo. Return to camp for breakfast afterwards and take the rest of the day to relax. Take a swim or test your poling skills before the next afternoon walk or mokoro trip - the choice is yours.
Included Activities - Mokoro trips & bushwalks
Accommodation - Bush Camping (without facilities)

Day 6 Maun
Travel back to Maun by mokoro and road transfer (approx 2-3 hrs).
Today we visit a local rural villag in the Okavango Delta and camp on the outskirts of town with shared facilities.
Included Activities - Local village visit
Accommodation - Sedia Hotel Campground or similar

Day 7 Nata
We hit the road and continure on to Nata. (approx 8-9 hours).
Nata is a small town close to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans - some of the largest salt flats in the world. You have the opportunity to explore the pans in open vehicles.

The pans are surrounded by the Kalahari Desert and naturally dry and salty for a large part of the year. During the rainy period it become a refuge for migratory birds and animals.  We camp on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
Facilities include a Restaurant, Swimming pool, Gift Shop and Bar/lounge area.
Accommodation - Nata Lodge Camping or similar

Day 8 Chobe National Park
Continue on to Chobe National Park (approx 8-9 hrs).

The first national park in Botswana, Chobe, is best known for its high population of elephants, often seen swimming in the Chobe River. The river attracts hippos, a variety of birdlife, crocodiles, cheetahs and lions.

Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Chobe River.
Accommodation - Thebe River Camp or similar

Days 9-10 Victoria Falls
We reach the Victoria Falls (approx 2-3 hours), crossing the border into Zimbabwe in time for lunch on the banks of the Zambezi. Visit the expansive Victoria Falls.

The Victoria Falls is an gigantic waterfall, about a mile wide, holding the record for the world's largest sheet of falling water. The spray from the falls can often be seen from miles away. It's local name, Mosi oa Tunya, means the 'smoke that thunders'. In the dry season, the view is unobstructed by spray.

The final day is at your own leisure. There are various activities and excursions available -  white water rafting, canoeing, horse riding, abseiling or gorge swinging, among others.

Included Activities - Visit Victoria Falls
Optional Activities - Canoe trail, Flying fox, Gorge swing, Helicopter flight, Helicopter flight (25 mins)
Accommodation - Victoria Falls Rest Camp or similar

Note:
During your visit to the Falls area you may notice businesses offering a 'Walk with the Lions' experience. We recommend that our travellers bypass this activity as we 'actively discourage the participation of activities which exploit animals - wild or domestic.'

Rates quoted per person sharing

10 Day Okavango Experience
(Camping)

Overland trips in Africa traveling from United States, Europe & Worldwide


TOUR RATE    
    IN ZAR    
May - Sep 2016 R15,185    
Oct - Dec 2016 R14,060    
Jan - Mar 2017 R15,185    
Apr - May 2017 R15,790    
Jun - Aur 2017 R16,400    
Oct - Dec 2016 R15,185    
 
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Included:
  • Transport in a 4x4 adventure truck
  • English speaking guide, driver and safari cook
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • Tents, mattresses & all camping equipment
  • All national park fees and road tolls

Excluded:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any  unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.
South Africa
Apartheid Museum  ZAR75
Gold Reef City and Heritage mine tour ZAR360
Museum Africa ZAR40
Art Gallery ZAR60
Victoria Falls
Canoe trail USD140
Flying fox USD40
Gorge swing USD90
Helicopter flight (12 mins) USD140
Helicopter flight (25 mins) USD275
(All prices are approximate)

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