Active Days, Rustic Nights

Elephants & Falls

9 days  |  Vic Falls to Maun  |  from USD $1,389  |   Guaranteed Departures 

Have some adrenaline fueled fun at Victoria Falls, go wild in Chobe National Park and mosey on down to Maun. Top off your adventure with some mokoro magic on the Okavango Delta!
Countries Visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe

Prices & Dates


Day 1

Victoria Falls

Saturday. Welcome to Victoria Falls! We’ll be there to collect you at Victoria Falls Airport and transferred to the Shearwater Explorer Village. There will be a pre departure meeting at 17:00.
Overnight: Victoria Falls

Day 2

Victoria Falls

Today is spent relaxing or participating in a myriad of optional excursions. At 1700 metres wide and around 100 metres high, Victoria Falls are one of the most memorable sights on this African safari. The falls can be seen from many viewing points within Victoria Falls National Park, all offer fantastic photographic opportunities. Optional Excursions include elephant back safaris, horseback safaris, walking with lions, a visit to the crocodile ranch, boat cruises and golf at The Elephant Hills Resort. Adrenalin junkies can bungee from the Victoria Falls Bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia or abseil down the Batoka Gorge - neither activity is for the faint hearted! All year round, flights in fixed wing, micro light and ultra light aircraft or helicopters provide an aerial perspective over this magnificent World Heritage Site. White water rafting on the Zambezi is world class. Beside the excitement of the Grade 5 rapids, there are the "floats," where there is time to admire the scenic cliffs and the occasional wildlife on the riverbanks.
Overnight: Victoria Falls

Day 3

Chobe National Park

Victoria Falls - Chobe. After breakfast we cross the border into Botswana and head to Kasane where we have a chance to explore the town of Kasane. After lunch, once we are packed and prepared, we leave for our Chobe National Park overnight mobile excursion – an overnight experience in the wilds of the Chobe National park. Chobe is one of Botswana’s premier game parks, renowned for its large elephant herds. Spend the afternoon in search of wildlife while we game drive to our camp within the park where we spend the evening surrounded by the night-time noises of the local wildlife. Look out for the rare Sable and Roan Antelope on your game drive, with their majestic backward slanting horns, or try keep a count of the Lilac Breasted Roller’s that swoop by!
Overnight: Chobe National Park  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Chobe River Cruise

Chobe - Kasane. After our night in the bush, we head out early to continue our search for wildlife, before packing up the camp and heading back to Kasane. Once we're back at camp, we have some free time to relax and after lunch; we head off on a boat cruise along the Chobe River. The Chobe River forms a natural border between Botswana, Namibia and Zambia and is the main water source to the Chobe National Park. Elephant, hippo and many bird species can be viewed from the boat while we watch a glorious African sunset. (Please note, from Jan 2014 onwards, the Chobe River Cruise will be an optional excursion, payable locally).
Overnight: Kasane  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5


Kasane - Maun. Heading out early, we cross the western end of the Chobe National Park to the southern reaches of the Okavango Delta and our destination, Maun. Maun is the starting point for our Okavango Delta excursion.
Overnight: Maun  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 6-7

Okavango Delta

Maun - Okavango Delta. On day 6 we take the included overnight excursion into the Delta. After an early rise, we pack our expedition vehicle and from Maun we drive north for a couple of hours to reach the mokoro poler’s station. The Delta region is studded with many local villages where many families live in a traditional way. Some of the villages are very remote and can only be reached by the traditional mode of transport – the Mokoro. Mokoros are dugout canoes manoeuvred through the waterways by local guides who “pole” them through the reeds. At the Mokoro station, we meet our ‘Polers’ and pack our supplies before heading out into the waterways. After a couple of hours along the waterways, we arrive at our mobile tented camp situated in the heart of the Okavango. On arrival you will meet the local staff who will be your host during your stay. A brief introduction to the camp will show you your dome tent with twin beds and a bush en-suite bathroom – long drop toilet and a bucket shower. Relax in the tent with a cold drink or take a paddle in the Delta in a canoe. The activities at the camp include Mokoro trails and guided walking. The following morning affords us a final opportunity for a game walk before packing up and setting off back to Maun. After our Mokoro ride and vehicle transfer, we arrive back around lunch time and have the chance to complete our picture of the Okavango Delta by taking an optional scenic flight over The Delta (dependent on weather conditions & availability).
Overnight: Okavango Delta (1) Maun (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 8


Maun. Today is a free day at the campsite in Maun.
Overnight: Maun  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9


Sunday. After breakfast, we part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime!

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. Single travellers will be paired up in tents with another person of the same sex.

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons.

Local payment - USD$450, paid in USD
Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.
4+ places available
Limited places
Sold out
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Single Supp.
USD $1389
USD $1389

Trip Highlights

UNESCO - Victoria Falls
Chobe River & resident wildlife
Okavango Delta
Kasane & Chobe National Park
Maun (Gateway to the Okavango Delta)


Arrival transfer from Vic Falls Airport on day 1
A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives
All camping fees and appropriate equipment
Okavango Delta 2 day / 1 night excursion
All road taxes and tolls
1st night dormitory accommodation at Victoria Shearwater Explorers Village, 7 nights camping
Services of crew (leader, driver, cook)
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
Chobe National Park - park entrance and game drive

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Sleeping bag - please bring your own
Optional activities
Tour Details
Vic Falls
Hotel Rating
Local Payment
USD$450, paid in USD
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 6, Dinner: 6
Extra Tour Info
Tourist Visas
Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa
Spotting Africa's Big 5
Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5
About Overland Safaris
Information on travelling in Africa on an overland safari

Marika was AWESOME! She was attentive to all of the people on the trip -- even with different start dates and end dates. Marika did an excellent job checking in with people each night about the next day's plans, and was completely transparent about what was coming next.

Emily Cornet
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