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.

Start
Johannesburg, South Africa
Finish
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Countries
Botswana,
South Africa,
Zimbabwe
Themes
Overland, Wildlife
Code
UBOO
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
513kg pp per trip

Travel through South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe and experience the Okavango Delta


Highlights

  • Learn about local life on a village visit
  • Marvel at the sheer expanse of 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

Itinerary

Begin the journey in Johannesburg, the commercial centre of South Africa and a sprawling city of green parks, towering skyscrapers, gracious mansions and lively townships. Those who arrive early may want to visit the historic township of Soweto or the Apartheid Museum to learn more about South Africa's history.
Cross the border into Botswana to witness the success of the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. This inspirational conservation project was once a hunting area and is now a haven for endangered black and white rhinos. A game drive at dusk may reveal rhinos, wildebeest, zebras and giraffes.
Make tracks to Maun, a small town famed for being the gateway to Botswana's famous Okavanga Delta.
This famous waterway is formed by the Okavango River fanning out into an intricate maze of streams, creating 16,000 sq km of wetlands. With the help of a friendly local, traverse the delta in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe. Camp under the stars in the remote wilderness and rise early for a sunrise walk. Stay alert and try to catch a glimpse of elephants and cape buffalo.
Experience life in a rural village then head back to Maun, perhaps opting for a flight over this amazing area.
Drive out to the small town of Nata and explore the nearby Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Covering some 12,000 sq km, this vast natural landscape will dazzle your senses. Dry and salty for most of the year, the arid terrain can conjure curious heat mirages. In the wet season, migrating birds flock to the area. Take a drive out on the pans and be entranced by this seemingly endless expanse.
Head for the plains and waterways of Chobe National Park. Famous for its elephant herds, Chobe also shelters lions, hippos and African fish eagles. Enjoy a relaxing water safari down the Chobe River in the golden light of the afternoon - this is one of the best ways to see these creatures at close quarters.
Enter Zimbabwe and witness the awesome spectacle that is Victoria Falls. The sight of this enormous raging torrent of white water is a fitting finale to the journey.
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Inclusions

Meals
9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport
Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (4 nights), Camping (with shared facilities) (2 nights), Hotel (1 night)
Included activites
  • Chobe River Cruise
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Game drive
  • Maun - Local village visit
  • Nata Pan Trip

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1. A single supplement is available on this trip.

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