Brave the wilds of Botswana in style on an exhilarating adventure with lashings of comfort
Visit Africa and travel through Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe on a tour from Windhoek to Victoria Falls. Embark on a journey through bountiful Botswana, rich in natural beauty, thrilling wildlife encounters and fun local interaction. Experience exciting game drives, enjoy life aboard a houseboat, see ancient rock art and feel the power of Victoria Falls. Botswana is a captivating country full of vibrant energy and welcoming people; with slices of Namibia and Zimbabwe also included, this comfortable trip is a nature-lover's dream.
Spend 2 nights on a houseboat as your base for exploring the Okavango Delta
Drive through the Elephant Highway between Nata & Kasane
Relax on a sunset cruise along the Chobe River spotting bird life and hippos and watch the sunset with a sundowner in hand
Feel the raw power of mighty Victoria Falls
Learn more about the Kalahari from the knowledgeable San people as they sing and dance by the campfire
Head out on a morning game drive in open 4x4's in the Chobe National Park
Explore the Makgadikgadi Pans; scenery, sundowners, Baobabs and Meerkats!
This itinerary includes 2 nights on a house boat at the Okavango Delta. Cabins are very small and basic with shared facilities.
We use our purpose-built overland vehicles for the duration of this trip. It is important to note that while our vehicles are not air-conditioned, all windows do open to allow for fresh air. But please be aware that road travel in Africa comes with its fair share of dust, so while curtains are fitted to minimize the sun shine, it can get hot and windy.
This itinerary features some long travel days which can be exacerbated by bumpy African roads.
Our overland safaris do not necessitate exceptional fitness levels, but a general level of physical movement is required. For example, you need to judge yourself physically fit enough to handle entering and exiting our vehicles several times a day and must be prepared for some long travel days.
Some passengers on this trip will have been travelling together prior to the start of your trip. To see what you're missing out on check out our Amazing Southern Africa trip.
Botswana temperatures rise in the hot dry period of September and October before the rains hit and temperatures can get as high as 34-38°C. Not all accommodation will have air-conditioning ( especially the Houseboat and San Bushmen Lodge ). This is quite common across Africa, particularly in remote locations where lodges or camps operate on solar power or generators.
Botswana is a very seasonal destination. What you see and experience can differ quite dramatically depending on the time of year you visit. Please consider this before you choose your departure date. See the 'Climate and Seasonal' section for more details.
As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. This does not apply to the nights spent on the Houseboat (2 nights) and Ghanzi (1 night). Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel.
Our Botswana Adventure trips score an average of 4.6 out of 5 based on 48 reviews in the last year.
We are attracted to Intrepid because of the smaller groups, the good interaction with local people and opportunities to learn about different cultures, well chosen features to see and the feeling of adventure always paramount...truly amazing.
Review submitted 30 Apr 2018
The Amazing Southern Africa trip was great. Whilst there were many long days on dusty bumpy roads they all ended in interesting and fun activities and great accomodation. I was concerned about 22 days but the variety of sights and activities made the time go very fast. Our trip was at the end of the rainy season and it was harder to find some animals. In the end we saw four of the big five but not in the numbers you might see them at another time of the year. Victoria Falls at this time of the year were amazing.
Review submitted 29 Apr 2018