Classic: Botswana & Victoria Falls Adventure (DADF)

Countries Visited: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 18, avg 14.
    Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
    Accommodations: Hotels (2 nts), bushmen hut (1 nt), lodge/chalet (2 nts), basic camping (1 nt), participating camping (1 nt).

    Highlights
    Witness the immense Kalahari Desert and Victoria Falls, experience wildlife walks and wilderness camping, float past hippos in a dugout canoe, learn about the San Bushmen, search for wildlife.

    Description
    This Classic trip showcases some of the best that Africa has to offer. Journey from Namibia, across Botswana and on to Zimbabwe on an authentic African adventure that includes the elephants of Chobe National Park. Meet San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari and explore the Okavango Delta by dugout mokoro canoe. A knowledgeable CEO will ensure your accommodation will provide the most authentic travel experience possible, including an overnight in bushmen huts for a bedtime youll never forget.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    8 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1WindhoekDay 1 Windhoek
    There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Kalahari DesertDay 2 Windhoek/Kalahari Desert (1B, 1D)
    Continue through the eastern part of Namibia and cross into Botswana before travelling into the heart of the Kalahari. Arrive in the late afternoon and camp close to Ghanzi. Opt for a "bushman walk and dance". Enjoy a local meal before settling in for the night. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Namibia - Botswana) Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 470km)
    Day 3MaunDay 3 Kalahari Desert/Maun (1B)
    Travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day - this is a severely arid and barren landscape, though very beautiful. After arrival in Maun, the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area, pick up any supplies needed and prepare for the journey into the Okavango Delta. In the evening, watch a traditional dance group performance on the poolside terrace. Additional Notes: If you pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, you will be flying today. Included Activities: Dikgantshwane Performance Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 330km)
    Day 4Okavango DeltaDay 4 Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)
    The excursion begins with a drive in customized safari vehicles for about 1-2 hrs to the "dock" to board a mokoro (a dugout canoe) that takes us deep into the delta. After a 1-2 hrs in the mokoro, arrive to the camp. Included Activities: Okavango Delta Excursion Transport: 4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours) Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)
    Day 5NataDay 5 Okavango Delta/Nata (1B, 1D)
    Enjoy one last sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. Stop in Maun, pick up your luggage, have lunch, and continue to Nata. Transport: Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours) 4x4 (1.00-2.00 hours) Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s), 340km)
    Day 6KasaneDay 6 Nata/Kasane (1B)
    Travel to Kasane outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa. Opt for an evening boat cruise or wildlife safari drive. For photography enthusiasts, this place is heaven with hippos, elephants, and crocodiles all living by the river. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 255km)
    Day 7Victoria FallsDay 7 Kasane/Victoria Falls (1B)
    Opt for a sunrise wildlife safari drive for one last chance to see the Big Five. Cross the border to enter into Zimbabwe and continue on to Victoria Falls, arriving in the early afternoon. This is a great base to see natural wonders and take part in some adventure activities. Opt to get up close (and wet from the spray) while visiting the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or, for the more adventurous, bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view. Additional Notes: Your accommodation is in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and NOT Livingstone (Zambia). Please make sure you have the necessary visa. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Botswana - Zimbabwe) Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 8Victoria FallsDay 8 Victoria Falls (1B)
    Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience everything Victoria Falls and the Zambezi area has to offer.
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    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

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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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