Travel through South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe and experience the Okavango Delta
Enter an aquatic wonderland on this adventure through south-east Africa's iconic waterfalls, rivers and inland waterways. Marvel at the crashing white water of Victoria Falls, the unique, sprawling Okavango Delta and the tranquillity of the natural waterholes in the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Pack a camera and an eye for adventure because these lush pockets of wilderness will reward travellers with exciting animal encounters, awesome photography opportunities and sweet memories to last a lifetime.
Support local conservation by visiting the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, the only place left in Botswana where both black and white rhinos reside
Camping on a remote island in the heart of the Okavango wilderness is an experience you’ll never forget. As night falls, the sounds of the African bush are like nothing else
Get acquainted with the fine art of 'poling' as you ride a traditional dugout canoe through the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta
Explore the magnificent Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, some of the largest salt flats in the world. These mind-bending plains make for some magical photography
Go wildlife-spotting along the river at Chobe National Park, home of the world's highest concentration of African elephants
With two nights at Victoria Falls, you'll get a proper view of this thundering spectacle, with additional time for optional adventures
Camping out in the Okavango wilderness means digging a bush toilet and going without a shower. For most travellers this is a small price to pay for such a gorgeous remote island location.
The African wild comes alive at sunrise, so there will be some early starts. The thrill of spotting your first lion or rhino is well worth any loss of sleep.
Purpose-built overland trucks allow for excellent game viewing, equipped with large sliding windows. This means they don't have air-conditioning, however, so they can get dusty and hot.
The going can be slow over the long distances and often bumpy roads. A little bit of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of this beautiful land.
This is a participatory camping trip, so team spirit is key. You'll be helping out with camp setup, food preparation and cleaning.
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.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
Our Okavango Experience trips score an average of 4.76 out of 5 based on 427 reviews in the last year.
From Joburg to Zimbabwe, or from Johannesburg to Victoria Fall is an extraordinary journey. The beauty of the Okavanga Delta, the vastness of Chobe Park and everything in between is a world that often resembles a dream, a film like the Lion King when on an early evening you witness the amazing sky and only the sounds of nature, and animals waking from their daylong rest. I loved Botswana, and was very impressed by Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We basically crossed the entire (northern?) part of Botswana with a specially equipped Intrepid bus which carried all of our luggage, tents, cooking materials and food, and spend nights in camps and sanctuaries along the way. Probably the two night stay on an island in the Okavanga Delta surrounded and assisted by local villagers was the most dramatic, and fun. We trekked through the bush spotting animals guided by a village guide, riding the makoro, a traditional dugout canoe I adored, ate delicious food, sang songs, laughed and danced with our village hosts and used a bush toilet without a fuss. It was amazing, beyond description, beautiful especially the views afforded while floating on a makoro guided by our village poler witnessing amazing sunsets, a family of hippos and African animal life awakening to their evening's routines. This was just one of the many experiences that will stay in my heart and mind for a very long time. To the guides, and people of Botswana and Zimbabwe, thank you!
Review submitted 21 Sep 2018