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Delta & Falls Discoverer

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Tour style - Wildlife & Nature, Culture & History

8 days

Journey from Zambia and Botswana and across Namibia on a classic African adventure that includes the elephants of Chobe National Park and the mists of thundering Victoria Falls. Meet San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari and explore the Okavango Delta by dug-out mokoro canoe. With a knowledgeable CEO ensuring your accommodation provides the most authentic travel experience possible, you’ll overnight in bushmen huts and tents for an utterly unique experience. This tour is the trip of a lifetime.
  • Day 1 Livingstone

    Arrive at any time. There's loads to do in Livingstone. Book pre-accommodation and visit our local G help desk at the Livingstone hotel for info and to book optional activities.

  • Day 2 Chobe Area (1B)

    Cross the Zambezi River by ferry (10 mins) to enter into Botswana and continue to the Kasane area, outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa. Opt to appreciate one of Botswana's national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocs and hippos on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. There are options here for a casual cruise to enjoy the scenery with a cocktail or a photo-safari by boat, with the opportunity to capture some great shots with instruction, a professional camera and zoom lens. You may also choose to embark on a game drive in search of lions, antelope and, of course, elephants. We’ll arrive to Kasane around lunch time and the optional cruises start around 3 or 4pm. For anyone looking to do both a boat cruise and a game drive, we recommend the boat cruise the first afternoon and the game drive early the next morning. Kasane is situated on the banks of the Chobe River, near its mouth. This is where the Chobe and Zambezi rivers meet, creating a border area of four countries – Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ?Chobe National Park is Botswana’s first national park and is situated along the Chobe River. It has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa and one of the world's last remaining sizeable wilderness areas. By size, this is the third largest park (11,000 sq km) of the country, though it is definitely the most diverse and spectacular. ?The park is probably best known for its spectacular elephant population: with over 120,000 it has the highest elephant concentration of Africa. Accommodation here has en-suite bathrooms, air-con and a restaurant/bar. Approximate distance: 80 km Estimated travel time: 3 hrs (depending on border crossing)

  • Day 3 Nata Area (1B, 1D)

    Today we make our way to the Nata Area, this is our last stop before our journey into the Okavango Delta. Enjoy a sunset visit to the salt pans of Makgadikgadi in dry season. Watch the elephants drink from the camp's watering hole at night. Opt for a bushwalk Our accommodation here are chalets with en-suite bathrooms. There is a pool and restaurant/bar. Approximate distance: 500 km Estimated travel time: 6 hrs

  • Day 4 Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)

    This morning we stop in Maun, drop off your luggage, have lunch, and pick up any supplies we may need to prepare for your 2-day/1-night journey into the Okavango Delta. Learn the ways of the bush from the local polers and enjoy game walks, traditional mokoro excursions and birding. Main luggage will be stored in Maun and you can travel into the delta with only a small overnight bag. The fantastic 2-day/1-night excursion into the delta begins with a drive in customized safari vehicles for about 1-2 hrs to the "dock" where we hop into a mokoro (a dug-out canoe) that takes us deep into the delta. After a 1-2 hr mokoro trip, arrive to our basic bush camp. For 1.5 days, enjoy game walks, mokoro trips (occasionally unavailable due to seasonality), birdlife and game viewing in the pristine wilderness area of the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta. In the evenings count the shooting stars, sing with the locals or just unwind and enjoy your sundowner and sit around the campfire.?? The polers will join you around the campfire tonight and usually love to sing with and for you. Accommodation here is camping with tents erected for you. Please note that there will be no shower tonight and only a dug-out bush toilet, as our camp is very basic in the wild. You will be compensated by the incredible landscape and wildlife! ??There is time to relax in the afternoons so we recommend bringing a book in your overnight bag. Approximate distance: 340 km Estimated travel time: 3.5 hrs

  • Day 5 Maun (1B)

    Enjoy one last sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. After we pick up our luggage, we continue to Maun, the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area. Enjoy a sunset boat cruise in Maun. NOTE: If you pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, you will be flying today. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and enjoys the reputation of being Botswana’s frontier town. Today it is one of the fastest growing towns in Africa. Enjoy a guided afternoon on a birdwatching walk through the peaceful hotel grounds, covering 7 hectares and stretches down to the Thamalakane River. Enjoy a beverage will be offered before or after taking a sunset boat cruise (water levels permitting) on the Thamalakane. (150 species of birds have been spotted to date within the hotel grounds and river frontage to date). In the evening, a traditional dance group, Dikgantshwane, will perform traditional welcome dances on the poolside terrace. The performance will include an introduction, explanation and meaning of the songs performed. Accommodation here is a hotel with en-suite bathrooms. There is air-con, a pool and a restaurant/bar. Estimated travel time: 3 hrs

  • Day 6 Greater Kalahari (Ghanzi) (1B)

    Today we travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day – this is a severely arid and barren landscapes, though completely beautiful. Here, we stay at a campsite close to Ghanzi, arriving in later afternoon. Opt for a “bushman walk” after getting settled. Get a glimpse of how the San tribe adapted to the Kalahari Desert and learn some fascinating wilderness survival skills from these local bushmen. The hunter-gatherer life of the San bushmen has all but disappeared. There are few remaining who still retain the survival skills of their ancient way of life.? During the walk, your local San guides, through an interpreter, will share their rich heritage of accumulated knowledge that makes them masters of this harsh environment. The walk is a slow meander through the bushveld, for about an hour and a half, of not more than four kilometers. In the evening, opt to experience the ancient dance rituals of the San bushmen around the campfire. On special occasions this could be a healing or trance dance, which can continue all night, and is an intense spiritual experience for both participants and visitors alike. Accommodation here is in traditional-style bushmen huts, made to similar specifications of the real thing. In each hut there are cots with mattresses, lights and mosquito nets. The campground has shared ablutions with flush toilets and note showers. There is also a gift shop and bar area. There is no internet access here. Approximate distance: 330 km Estimated travel time: 5 hrs (including lunch stops)

  • Day 7 Windhoek (1B)

    We depart from the heart of the Kalahari and head through the eastern part of Namibia. The capital of Namibia has a population of 230,000, an altitude of 1654m and heavy German influence. Windhoek was originally the centre of a Nama leader, Jan Jonker Afrikaner, who defeated the Herero inhabitants of the region in the mid-19th century. Windhoek became the seat of colonial rule in 1892, as the capital of the colony of South-West Africa (Deutsch-Südwestafrika). They built a fort that eventually spanned a town that grew under its protection. During World War I, Windhoek was captured by South African troops and became a British dominion. Until the independence of Namibia was inaugurated in 1990, Windhoek was recognized as the capital of South West Africa as administered by the South African government. Accommodation here is a hotel with en-suite bathrooms. The hotel offers air-con, swimming pool, internet access and a restaurant. Approximate distance: 470 km Estimated travel time: 5 hrs

  • Day 8 Windhoek (1B)

    Depart at anytime.

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