8 Days  – Water the Jewel of the Okavango

The singing of the cicadas, chirping of the crickets or even the croaking of the frogs are sounds of the African nights. Animals breathe heavy, call or clatter across the ground, memories that are not made every day. The wilderness on the edge of the delta, an experience right in the heart of Botswana. Mosi-oa-Tunya, the thunderous smoke can be seen from far. The Victoria Falls are a fascinating natural spectacle that attracts many people from all over the world.

Day 1: Windhoek – Region Botswana Border

From Windhoek we head towards the east to Gobabis via Witvlei, into the middle of the 'Cattle Country'. Most of the cattle are bred here. At our accommodation close to the Botswana border we have enough time to relax and enjoy the silence. We close off the day with a drive across the bush savannah.

Dinner/ Accommodation/ Breakfast at Guest Farm Zelda.

Day 2: Botswana Border – Maun

We cross the border post into Botswana and travel across endless bush landscapes via Tshootsha (formerly Kalkfontein), Ghanzi and Toteng to Maun. On our way we come across our first Baobab Trees, standing strikingly from the ground. In Maun, an interesting city in a fascinating location that is characterised by a mixture between traditional life and western style, we have the possibility to book an optional flight across the Okavango Delta. This certainly is worth seeing.

Dinner/ Accommodation/ Breakfast at the Maun Lodge.

Day 3: Maun – Okavango Delta

After an early breakfast we take the vehicle from a nearby lodge and drive across the slopes of the wilderness. Our destination is a private concession on the banks of the Khwai River at the end of the Moremi Game Reserve. This area is home to elephants, hippos, wild dogs, giraffes, leopards, lions and many other types of game, as well as a wide variety of bird species. For the next few days we will be immersed in the sounds of this incredible place in nature. Game drives are offered in the morning, afternoon and at night, as well as guided hikes.

Accommodation/ Full Board at Mogotlho Safari Lodge incl. all activities / Mankwe Bush Lodge / Tuskers Bush Camp.

Day 4: Mogotlho Safari Lodge

This day, too, will be quite an experience at the edge of the Delta, this world heritage site. Other activities are included, such as game drives and hikes.

Accommodation/ Full Board at Mogotlho Safari Lodge incl. all activities / Mankwe Bush Lodge / Tuskers Bush Camp.

Day 5: Mogotlho Safari Lodge – Maun – Nata

Full of impressions of African nature we return to Maun. From there we make our way to Nata, across Motopi, past the Nxai Pan Park, the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and via Gweta. In the afternoon we will do a nature drive with a 4×4 vehicle across the surrounding pan area, with a magnificent view into the great distance. In the rainy season, when the pan holds water, this is an important breeding ground for birds.

Dinner/ Accommodation/ Breakfast at Pelican Lodge.

Day 6: Nata – Kasane

Our journey goes on and we head north and cross through the Sibuyu Forest Reserve, the Kazuma Forest Reserve and the Kasane Forest Reserve-Extension and reach our destination Kasane. Here we have some time to relax. In the late afternoon we will take a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River to watch the wildlife. Here, too, the water draws an infinite variety of animals. Hippos, elephants and buffalos are bathing in the river. We can delight in the colourful world of birds.

Dinner/ Accommodation/ Breakfast at the Chobe Safari Lodge or Zovu Elephant Lodge.

Day 7: Chobe National Park

The morning is spent on a game drive through Chobe National Park with a 4×4 vehicle. We pass through forests, open plains until we reach the river. Baboons, meercats, swamp antelopes, moor antelopes, kudus and waterbucks often roam the riverbank forests. With a bit of luck we will see some lions and leopards. In the afternoon we will do another boat cruise on the Chobe River. The call of the proud African Fish Eagle is remarkable and can often be heard through the air.

Dinner/ Accommodation/ Breakfast at the Chobe Safari Lodge or Zovu Elephant Lodge.

Day 8: Kasane – Victoria Falls

Today our trip takes us to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, via the Kazungula border post. Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) is what the famous falls are called in the local language. From the Zambezi the water thunders into the long, narrow gorge. We visit the falls and see this natural phenomenon, the spray clouds and rainbows that rise from the valley, with our own eyes. After a short city tour this spectacular day ends in an accommodation of your choice.

SERVICES AND PRICES

Booking Reference: SWAS 8, Minimum: 4 pax, Maximum: 10 pax

Included Services:

Overland trips and all sightseeing according to the itinerary.

Accommodation in double rooms with bath and/ or shower and toilets in lodges and on a guest farm.

Breakfast and dinner throughout the entire trip.

On days 3+4 lunch is included, as well as the activities.

English speaking Tour Guide (Possibly multilingual tour guide)

Not included:

Personal expenses, such as lunch, except on day 3 + 4, drinks, laundry service, tip in restaurants, as well as for the tour guide. Visa fees for Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Departure:

By prior arrangements, collection from various hotels.

Departure Dates 2019:

Feb – 09           Jul – 13

Mar – 16/30    Aug – 10

May – 11          Sep – 07

Jun – 01

Prices:

Per Person in double room

Low Season: (01/11/2018 until 31/03/2019) N$ 44.700,00 
single room supplement  N$ 13.300,00 
High Season: (01/04/2019 until 31/10/2019) N$ 47.400,00 
single room supplement N$ 14.340,00

We can also offer you this as a self-drive tour.