Botswana Adventure

10 Days | Brave the wilds of Botswana in style on an exhilarating adventure with lashings of comfort

4.5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews submitted.
USD $4,125
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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.

Trip overview

Map of Botswana Adventure including Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe
Windhoek, Namibia
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Overland, Wildlife
Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 13
Trip code
This trip generates 38.25 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking Okavango wilderness by spending two nights on a houseboat. Listening to the enchanting melodies of the African wildlife as the sun sets and night descends is something you'll never forget.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable sunset cruise in Chobe National Park. Spot African elephants and other wildlife while enjoying a sundowner and breathtaking views.
  • Venture out on an exhilarating morning game drive in open 4WDs through Chobe National Park, home to an impressive concentration of African wildlife. You may encounter elephants, buffalo, giraffes, antelope, and many other fascinating animals that thrive here.
  • Discover the Makgadikgadi Pans, one of the largest salt flats in the world, and keep your eyes peeled for adorable meerkats and majestic elephants. Take an excursion in open 4WDs to enjoy refreshments in the wild while watching the sunset over baobab trees.
  • Experience the awe-inspiring force of Victoria Falls and savour a taste of the local brew after. Take advantage of your free time to participate in a multitude of optional activities.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent (unless you’re on an Original or Comfort style trip), occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of the ‘big five’. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page:
  • This itinerary includes 2 nights on a houseboat at the Okavango Delta Panhandle. Cabins are very small and basic with shared facilities.
  • 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. 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 information' section of the Essential Trip Information 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.
  • You may also want to check out our Amazing Southern Africa trip if you have longer time to explore in southern Africa.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Botswana Adventure including Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe



9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners


Overland vehicle, Mokoro, Open Safari Vehicle, Boat


Hotel (3 nights), Houseboat (2 nights), Lodge (4 nights)

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Okavango Delta - Speedboat Cruise
  • Central Kalahari - Bush Walk
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta - Nature Walk
  • Makgadikgadi Pans - Meerkat Pan Experience
  • Chobe National Park - River Safari Cruise
  • Chobe National Park - Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Victoria Falls - Entrance & Visit
  • Victoria Falls - Brewery Tour and Tasting
Add on activities
  • Okavango Delta - Plane Scenic Flight - From USD100-USD390 - USD390
  • Victoria Falls - Whitewater rafting (Seasonal - excludes USD10 NP Fee) - USD126
  • Victoria Falls - Jet Boat (Seasonal - excludes USD10 NP Fee) - USD110
  • Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flight (25 mins - Excludes US$30 fuel surcharge and NP fees) - USD284
  • Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flight of the Angels (12 mins - Excludes US$25 fuel surcharge and NP fees) - USD150
  • Victoria Falls - River Song Sunset Cruise (excludes USD10 NP Fee) - USD75
  • Victoria Falls - Standard Sunset Cruise (excludes USD10 NP Fee) - USD45
  • Victoria Falls - Bridge Tour - USD68
  • Victoria Falls - Traditional Village Tour - USD55
  • Victoria Falls - Bridge Swing - USD168
  • Victoria Falls - Flying Fox / Bridge Slide / Zipline - USD48

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Important notes

1.A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 3 & 4 (Houseboat) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
3. The weight of baggage that can be brought on this tour is limited by the packing space and weight restrictions of the truck. The weight limit for luggage on all of our trucks is a maximum of 15-20kgs per person, plus a maximum of 5kgs for your day pack. Backpacks shouldn’t have an external frame unless it can easily be removed and stored separately to avoid damaging other people’s luggage. We strongly advise passengers to travel with a backpack or a duffel bag, and it is essential that no hard suitcases be brought on tour. For valuables, like passports, we offer a safe on each vehicle that is shared by all passengers to keep their documentation safe during their journey.
4. Our operator has advised that customers with the J&J vaccine and no booster may have difficulty crossing the border into Botswana (and potentially Zimbabwe) without a negative test result. This information conflicts with various government travel advice websites. We recommend you check with your local consulate before travel to ensure you have the most up to date information.
5. Border crossing delays in the region have been sporadic and difficult to predict as travel rebounds. What takes an hour one day may take four hours the next. This may affect the order of activities in the itinerary. We understand this uncertainty can be frustrating, and we strongly recommend packing a bit of patience and flexibility.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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4.5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews submitted.
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Fraser · Traveled June 2023
An amazing trip where you will have some magnificent safari experiences! Be ready for long travel days and early starts - and cold mornings in July! Would recommend spending an extra night or two in Windhoek and booking extra activities there, as the itinerary is a bit of a slow burner. Good accommodation and great group leader.
Review submitted 12 Jul 2023

Amanda · Traveled June 2023
An excellent opportunity to tick off some bucket list items, Okavango Delta, Chobe N. P. and the big highlight Victoria Falls. By chhoosingt Comfort level still travelled in the overland truck and had a prepared room at the end of each day. A great experience.
Review submitted 11 Jun 2023

John · Traveled April 2023
Excellent guide and driver
Review submitted 27 Apr 2023

John · Traveled April 2023
Review submitted 08 Jun 2023

Sue · Traveled November 2022
The Botswana Adventure is a great, relatively short tour through Botswana, ending up at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The two main areas in Botswana that are covered are the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. Both were great experiences and the variety of wildlife seen amazing. We went in the rainy season so there was more ground cover but we still saw lots of animals. If you want to see lots of wild animals in their natural habitats, this is for you! Also a paradise for bird-spotters. Highly recommend!
Review submitted 29 Nov 2022
Botswana Adventure
USD $4,125