Okavango Wilderness Trail (Accommodated)

Tour Code 17OWT7A. Small Group Safaris
7 days from
$1'140 USD
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Plus 670 USD mandatory Safari Pass
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Suitable for Ages: 8 to 65. Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 12

Delight in the wilderness of Botswana on this great group tour...

Departing from Victoria Falls, this popular accommodated expedition includes breathtakingly tranquil views and a variety of territories from the fascinating discovery of daily life within the vast wonders from Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Close encounters with elephants; exploring the waterways of the Okavango in a mokoro; cruising the Chobe River and Rhino brushing past your vehicle in Khama Sanctuary.

Extend this tour starting in Johannesburg on the Southern African Magic 14 day tour or the Delta & Chobe Waterways 12 day tour

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Day 1. Victoria Falls to Kasane, Botswana Highlights. Chobe Fish Eagle Cruise, Botswana. Chobe National Park, Botswana. Accommodation. Thebe River Lodge.

We leave Victoria Falls early this morning and head for Kasane, Botswana. It is a short drive to the border and then on to Kasane, the gateway for the Chobe National Park. After lunch there is time for an optional game drive in the Chobe National Park before the Fish Eagle Cruise on the Chobe River.

Day 2. Kasane to Gweta Highlights. Gweta Village Walk, Botswana. Accommodation. Gweta Lodge, Gweta, Botswana.

Leaving Kasane after breakfast we head south for the town of Gweta on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans.

Day 3. Gweta to Maun Highlights. Maun, Botswana. Accommodation. Sitatunga Camp, Maun.

We take an early morning guided walk in the local Tswana village to learn a little about everyday life in the region before continuing on to Maun and the gateway to the Okavango Delta.

Day 4. Maun to Okavango Delta Highlights. Okavango Delta, Botswana. Accommodation. Elephant Bush Camp, Okavango Delta.

Transferring into the wilderness area of the vast Okavango Delta this morning on 4x4 truck we then meet our local guides in the traditional Mokoro (dugout canoe) who will be with us for the excursion.

We spend the day exploring the islands and waterways of this tranquil area.

Our comfortable tented camp is home for the night.

Day 5. Okavango Delta to Maun Highlights. Maun, Botswana. Accommodation. Sitatunga Camp, Maun.

After a morning exploring the area on foot with a variety of nature walks we pack up and return to the base in Maun.

After lunch we have the opportunity to take a flight over the Delta to give us an alternative perspective on the area we have been exploring.

Day 6. Maun to Khama Rhino Sanctuary Highlights. Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana. Accommodation. Kwa Nogeng.

Travelling through the greater Kalahari region via the small outpost of Mopipi with views of vast salt pans in the distance we eventually reach the Khama Rhino Sanctuary in the Serowe Area. The Sanctuary was set up in order to try and conserve endangered rhino's and now benefits all the local community.

We enjoy an afternoon game drive with the experienced rangers

Day 7. Khama Rhino Sanctuary to Johannesburg

With an early morning departure, we cross the mighty Limpopo River into South Africa and continue our journey to Johannesburg where our tour ends late this afternoon.

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls

A lovely hotel right in Victoria Falls town is the perfect place from which to start or finish your holiday. Recently refurbished, the hotel is set on spacious grounds with views of the spray off the Victoria Falls. Facilities include a large swimming pool, al fresco dining, bar, and in room tv and Wi-Fi. Rooms include double, twin or family configurations

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
Safari Club SA

Safari Club SA is a lodge located in Johannesburg, South Africa only 25 mins from OR Tambo International Airport. This country style lodge has a luxurious yet homely ambiance with comfortable private rooms, en-suite showers, air conditioning and mulit-channel flat screen TV. When you step outside your room you will find yourself in the well maintainted garden where you can relax at one of the outside tables or by the pool to cool off during the hot African summer.

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

PRE TOUR ACCOMMODATION:
This tour departs Victoria Falls early on Day 1; we strongly recommend therefore that you plan to arrive the day before departure to overcome any jet-lag and acclimatise to Africa. We would be happy to book pre-tour accommodation for you – please call or email us (or speak to your agent) with your arrival details and accommodation requirements.

However please book early to avoid disappointment and the risk of having to find more expensive (or less convenient) lodgings.
If time allows, we also suggest planning a night or two extra (after your tour) to make the most of Johannesburg and the surrounding area. See below for a guide to extra accommodation costs.

ACCOMMODATION:
Selected lodges with en-suite facilities and one night at a tented camp with basic en-suite facilities in the Okavango Delta. Most lodges are situated in comfortable and picturesque locations with a pool, restaurant and bar.

Please note that whilst every effort has been made to select accommodation of a consistent standard throughout the tour there are areas where this is difficult to achieve. We have not designed or costed this tour with international standard hotels but have instead sourced privately owned properties more suited to the environment. For that reason accommodation, hotel facilities and service levels may vary between countries and from area to area within each country. To a degree this is a reflection of local infrastructure, tourism development, and of the communities whose areas we are visiting. At times you may find any lapse in service frustrating but we ask your patience and that you consider it a part of the African experience.

TRANSPORT: Minibus, overland vehicle, 4x4 open safari vehicle, river cruise boat, Mokoro. Maximum group size: 12 passengers

Meals
6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 6 Dinners

Accommodation
Twin share rooms with en-suite facilities (5 nts), Twin share pre-erected tent with en-suite facilities(1 nts)

Includes.
All tour highlights
Transport
Accommodation
Park fees
Road tolls and taxes
Meals as indicated
Cooking equipment
Services of driver/ tour leader

Included Highlights:
Chobe NP, Sunset Cruise
Gweta Village Walk
Okavango Delta Excursion, Mokoro/Walking Safari
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Excludes.
Visas
Travel insurance
Flights
Departure taxes
Airport transfers
Tips, drinks, optional activities Items of a personal nature
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Safari Pass

Each small group tour, Short Safari & Trek, Short Break and City Stay has a Safari Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

670 USD or 750 USD * (If prepaid)

* This pass is a compulsory add-on for this tour.

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