San Bushmen | Botswana | Africa
FROM: CAD $1,295 pp

Kick off at Victoria Falls, get up close to the wildlife rich Chobe National Parks, head into the Okavango Delta in a mokoro and finish your safari in beautiful Namibia.

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Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Chobe National Park - camp in the African bush and enjoy the night-time noises of the local wildlife
Okavango Delta - manoeuvre through the world's largest inland delta on traditional mokoro canoes
Victoria Falls - gaze at the stunning UNESCO-listed Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world
Windhoek - enjoy free time to explore the small but historical capital of Namibia

Included

Arrival transfer from Vic Falls Airport on day 1
8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners
A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives
Park Entry and Game drive Chobe NP. Park Entry - Victoria Falls NP
All road taxes and tolls
1st night dorm/camping in Victoria Falls and 8 nights camping. Tents and sleeping mats provided
All camping fees and appropriate equipment
Services of 3 person crew (leader, driver, cook)
2 day/1 night Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Local Payment: $500pp, paid in USD
Sleeping bag - please bring your own
Optional activities

Itinerary

Day 1

Victoria Falls

Saturday. Welcome to Victoria Falls! We’ll be there to collect you at Victoria Falls Airport and transfer you to our campsite. Today there will be a pre departure meeting at 17.00 when you will be your fellow travellers and tour leader.
Overnight: Victoria Falls

Day 2

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. 1700 metres wide and around 100 metres high, this is the world’s largest sheet of falling water and a memorable sight of any African Safari, and this morning is ours to explore. The afternoon is spent at leisure enjoying the plethora of activities available from white water rafting, horse back safaris, gorge swings to boat cruises.
Overnight: Victoria Falls

Days 3-4

Chobe National Park

Victoria Falls - Chobe - Kasane (Botswana). Leaving Zimbabwe, we cross the border into Botswana and make our way to Kasane, where we have some free time. After lunch we depart for our Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile excursion – an overnight experience in the wilds of the Chobe National Park - 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. 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 to partake in some optional activities available, perhaps enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River?
Overnight: Chobe (1), Kasane (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 5

Maun

Kasane - Maun. Heading out early, we cross the western end of the Chobe National Park area along the main route in a south-westerly direction to the southern reaches of the Okavango Delta and our destination, Maun. Maun is the starting point for travel into the Delta.
Overnight: Maun  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 6-7

Okavango Delta

Maun - Okavango Delta - Maun. 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  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 8-9

Ghanzi & Windhoek

Maun - Ghanzi - Windhoek (Namibia). Day 8 will be our last day in Botswana will be spent in the small village of Ghanzi, home to the San/Bushman. Here we have the opportunity to learn about more about their way of life in an optional Bushman Experience, offered at the campsite.

We spend the following day driving through small rural towns and soaking up scenic landscapes until we reach Windhoek, Namibia’s capital nestled between the hills. This rather small capital city has many places of historical interest for us to explore this afternoon as we enjoy some free time. Why not visit a local museum or haggle with vendors at the side street markets.
Overnight: Ghanzi (1), Windhoek(1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 1

Day 10

Windhoek

This morning we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime!
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. Single travellers will be paired up in tents with another person of the same gender.

Local payment - $500pp, paid in USD

Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.

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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Shearwater Explorers Village, Victoria Falls

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Camp

Situated in the bohemian town of Victoria Falls, and 400m from the Falls themselves, the affordable accommodation at the Shearwater Explorers Village consists of 5 campsites with modern bathroom facilities, and 16 chalets with en-suite showers and A/C. Shearwater operates a range of activities at the Falls, from bungee jumping to river rafting - and when the day is over, guests can wind down with Wi-Fi in the lounge areas, a drink by the pool, or even a back rub in the massage tent.

Victoria Falls Rest Camp, Victoria Falls

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Located a stone’s throw away from the Artist village & Elephant Walk Shopping is the Victoria Falls Rest Camp. Offering camping and dorm room accommodation, this camp features a year-round outdoor pool and barbecue facilities. Daily continental or cooked breakfast is served at the in-house restaurant, which also offers a variety of local African dishes. Wi-fi is available and some units feature equipped kitchens.

Delta Rain Bushcamp, Okavango Delta

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

This unique campsite is located in the heart of the Okavango Delta, as part of the Delta Rain safari experience. Accommodation consists of dome tents with twin beds, and "bush en-suite" bathrooms with a long-drop toilet and bucket shower. After settling in, guests can relax in the mess tent, partake in game viewing trips, or go on guided walks, while admiring the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Urban Camp, Windhoek

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Centrally located in Windhoek (a short walk from the legendary Joe's Beerhouse restaurant), Urban Camp is a comfortable campground combining city convenience with a quiet getaway. Free Wi-Fi, a sparkling pool, and private bathrooms all contribute to an oasis of calm in campsites housing up to 18 people. Nearby is a small shopping centre for amenities, and for sightseers looking to explore the history and architecture of Windhoek, the city centre is less than 2km away.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.67 out of 5 based on 6 recent reviews

Just to say the tour was superb - mainly due to the Crew Tabisha, Jacob (driver) and Ben (cook). They were first rate.

I have lived and worked in East Africa, mainly Kenya, for many years. During this time I have traveled extensively with friends and independently. I didn’t know what to expect from the overland experience.

I loved it and can’t wait to continue to explore - hopefully next time through Namibia.

Thank you again to your amazing staff on the ground.

• Submitted 27 Jan 2020
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Astra at OTG was efficient and congenial and kept us informed of progress / changes. Great team, well organised and friendly

Good combination of included and optional activities Loved the mixed group (different countries) Good food

• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
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This tour was amazing, it has exceeded my expectations. The camping places were really nice, we could have a shower almost every day and the sites were big. The food was delicious, our chef, Jared, did an excellent job preparing us amazing dinners. Our guides, Linda and Nick were super friendly, and they were always there to help us when needed, and to make sure that everything was going smoothly. You could tell that they really enjoy their job. I am looking forward doing another tour as soon as I can!

• Submitted 06 Sep 2019
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McKenzie was great, he used his knowledge and group organisation skills well. He would then place us in the care of local guides for other smaller tours or activities at various locations which was good.

• Submitted 22 May 2019
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Great tour, amazing destination, great guide! Vacations are always too short! If possible, I would have extended this tour.

Just be prepared for some days where there are long drives between key attractions.

• Submitted 27 Feb 2018
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We had a great tour, it was amazing to see all the animals and to camp out under the stars. I would have preferred a group introduction on day 1. We were given the introductory talk, and then advised we would be meeting up 2 days later. We truly enjoyed our time on tour, and would definitely do it again.

• Submitted 15 Feb 2018
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Victoria Falls
Ends
Windhoek
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 30
Hotel Rating
Camping
Local Payment
$500pp, paid in USD
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 8, Lunch: 7, Dinner: 6
Visiting
Countries
Aerial view of the dazzling blue water of Victoria Falls
Baby elephant following adult elephant across the dirt road at Chobe National Park
Maun Highlight - Web Ready
Mokoro boat gliding along the Okavango River
Church in Windhoek with palm trees and bright blue sky

Extra Tour Info

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About Overland Safaris
Information on travelling in Africa on an overland safari
Updated
16th December 2019

Just to say the tour was superb - mainly due to the Crew Tabisha, Jacob (driver) and Ben (cook). They were first rate.

I have lived and worked in East Africa, mainly Kenya, for many years. During this time I have traveled extensively with friends and independently. I didn’t know what to expect from the overland experience.

I loved it and can’t wait to continue to explore - hopefully next time through Namibia.

Thank you again to your amazing staff on the ground.

Shelagh Illingworth
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