Windhoek – Ghanzi – Maun – Elephant Sands – Chobe River – Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe
Spend 8 days travelling through Southern Africa, getting up close and personal with the magnificent wildlife including majestic elephants and the endangered black rhinoceros. You will learn about traditional tribes, including their way of life and fascinating culture. Explore the diverse, vast and beautiful landscapes that you can’t see anywhere else. There are plenty of activities for thrill seekers and adventure junkies (surcharges may apply), with options for those who would prefer to take it easy. Travel in comfort, staying in a range of styled accommodation and camping, with English speaking guides.
Day 01: Windhoek (-/-/-)
Explore Windhoek during the day and meet your group and your tour leader in the evening at 18:00 to get acquainted and review your trip details. Windhoek is a tiny capital town but with loads of interesting things to offer. One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Here you can take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel in them. Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings within walking distance around the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.
Day 02: Windhoek – Ghanzi (B/-/D)
Depart Windhoek early for a long drive through the eastern part of Namibia, crossing the border into Botswana and travelling into the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Ghanzi is the farm where the San (Bushmen) live. They still have the knowledge of an ancient lifestyle and are eager to welcome visitors into their almost forgotten world. In the evening enjoy an optional (charges apply) ancient dance ritual performed around a campfire by the San and if the night is clear, enjoy the sparkling, starry skies for which Ghanzi is famous.
Day 03: Ghanzi – Maun (B/-/D)
Enjoy a morning walk with the San (Bushmen) as they display their survival skills that have been passed on from generation to generation before departing Ghanzi and arriving in Maun, Botswana’s fifth largest town, after lunchtime. Once you arrive in Maun you will have the option to get a spectacular birds-eye view of the Okavango Delta from above in a small fixed wing aircraft (weather permitting) *surcharges apply. Looking down on the Delta from the aircraft, you will get a fair idea of the magnitude of this massive mix of land and water with its intricate system of channels and islands. You might also see families of elephant, giraffe, and herds of buffalo or even hippos from the air. If you skip the flight, you will have the chance to kick back and relax at the lodge.
Day 04: Maun (B/-/D)
Today you experience a new way of travelling into the Okavango Delta with a mokoro, the same way as the local people do. A mokoro is a traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people. Your engine is a human being called a poler. The first part of the journey is in a 4×4 vehicle to the “polling station” where the mokoros and polers are waiting. Once you are comfortable and laid back in your mokoro, the slow and tranquil journey into The Delta begins. Gliding along on the quiet water you will have an unlimited source of opportunities to take stunning pictures of your surroundings. How long the mokoro journey will take, will depend on the time of year and water levels of the Delta. You will stop for lunch on an island and enjoy a nature walk of a few hours. Then you head back to Maun again in your mokoro enjoying a last hour or two on the water while the late afternoon sun starts heading for the horizon.
Day 05: Maun – Elephant Sands (B/-/D)
Set out for Elephant Sands, which is close to the Botswanan village of Nata. Elephant Sands is famous for its watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa. Here you can expect to see animals such as wild dogs, different antelope species and of course elephants that walk through the campsite searching for fresh water. This will probably be the closest you will get to these wild animals on foot. With luck on your side, you may have the wonderful and unique experience of sitting in front of your tented room, watching elephants and other animals come and go to quench their thirst at the watering hole while you sip on a sundowner yourself.
Day 06: Elephant Sands – Chobe River (B/-/D)
Continue to the small town of Kasane, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park & Chobe River. Relish the views during your included afternoon sunset boat cruise. Take your own sundowner with you as you look for wildlife on the banks of the Chobe River. Game such as elephant, buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, hippo, giraffe, and sable are commonly seen along the river edge, and it is a birdwatcher’s paradise during the summer months.
Day 07: Chobe River (Kasane) – Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) (B/-/-)
Today you will have time to do some of the optional (charges apply) action-filled activities that the area offers. Bungee jump or gorge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of the Victoria Falls at the same time. This bridge is constructed to carry railway, road, and foot traffic. For an adrenaline activity, closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half day or full day white water rafting adventure. Many of our groups opt to book their final evening together aboard a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River with game-viewing, beautiful scenery, and an open bar. *Surcharges apply
Day 08: Zimbabwe (B/-/-)
Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast, and the end of another incredible tour.
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• International airfares
• Airport transfers
• Styled accommodation & camping
• 7x Breakfast, 5x Dinner
• All transportation, daily tours and admission fees as mentioned
• English speaking tour leader and driver
• English speaking local guides for selected activities
• Travel insurance (Mandatory)
• Personal Expenditures
• Visa fees and requirements
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
• Tipping for guide and driver
• Optional activities/tours
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