18-to-Thirtysomethings: Southern Africa Encompassed (DAJJ)
Countries Visited: Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 22, Avg 18.
Meals Included: 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 10 dinners
Accommodations: Simple hotels (2 nts), participation camping (11 nts), basic bush camp (1 nt).
Spot the Big Five in Kruger National Park, gaze out across Victoria Falls, track rhinos on foot in Matobo National Park, feel the pulse of a continent at a dancing demonstration, discover three diverse countries, explore the Okavango Delta the traditional way on a mokoro canoe
When it comes to raw, in-your-face wildness, South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe are incredible - and from the vantage of our rugged overland adventure vehicle (OAV), even more spectacular. Witness traditional dancing, explore the Okavango Delta with a wildlife walk and bush camping, track rhinos on foot in Zimbabwe's Matobo National Park, and capture the Big Five (with your camera, of course) in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Camping will keep you close to the incomparable scenery. This quick tour isnt simply a taste of Africa; its a full-course meal - with seconds.
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|Day 1||Johannesburg||Day 1 Johannesburg|
If you arrive a day or two early, we recommended booking an excursion to Soweto or the Apartheid Museum. Additional Notes: Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to make sure you have all visas you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain visas upon arrival at the border. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Serowe||Day 2 Johannesburg/Serowe (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Todays travel takes us through a very desolate part of central-eastern Botswana. We cross into Botswana and finish the day at a campsite within the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a unique community-based initiative in wildlife conservation. Barring delays along the way, we will arrive in time for an optional rhino wildlife safari drive. Transport: Lando (8.00 hour(s), 524km)
|Day 3||Maun||Day 3 Serowe/Maun (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Leave Khama Rhino Sanctuary and head to Maun. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta. Additional Notes: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, todays likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation when it will take place, as it is subject to change. Transport: Lando (6.00-7.00 hours, 524km)
|Day 4||Okavango Delta||Day 4 Maun/Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Begin an exciting 2-day/1-night excursion into the delta on a safari vehicle to the "dock" where we hop into a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, that will take us deep into the delta. After a couple of hours in a mokoro, we arrive at our basic bush camp. Additional Notes: Pack a small bag for this overnight excursion; well leave our big bags with the overland vehicle. Please note that there are no showers or running water for toilets. Bring along 5 litres of water for both drinking and cleaning. Included Activities: Okavango Delta Excursion Transport: Safari vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)
|Day 5||Gweta||Day 5 Okavango Delta/Gweta (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy sunrise over the delta, then get up early to cruise back down the crystal clear channels of the Okavango Delta. We return to Maun with some time to freshen up before we continue our journey to Gweta. Additional Notes: Enjoy the towering baobab trees found around tonights campsite and go for a dip in the pool if you need to cool off. Transport: Mokoro (1.50-2.50 hours) Safari vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Lando (6.00 hour(s), 420km)
|Day 6||Kasane||Day 6 Gweta/Kasane (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Today we journey to Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in southern Africa. The best way to appreciate one of Botswanas national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos is on an optional sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. You may also choose to embark on a open vehicle safari drive in search of lions, antelope, and, of course, elephants. Transport: Lando (6.00 hour(s), 410km)
|Day 7||Victoria Falls||Day 7 Kasane/Victoria Falls (1B, 1L)|
Cross the border into Zimbabwe, then continue on to the town of Victoria Falls. Get up close (and wet from the spray) to the awesome Victoria Falls, opt to raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or bungee jump (with Victoria Falls in sight). Additional Notes: Your accommodation is in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and NOT Livingstone (Zambia). Please make sure you have the necessary visa. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Botswana - Zimbabwe) Victoria Falls Visit Transport: Lando (0.75 hour(s), 20km) Lando (1.50-2.00 hours, 65km)
|Day 8||Victoria Falls||Day 8 Victoria Falls (1B)|
The town of Victoria Falls is a great base to see both natural wonders and take part in some exciting activities. Get up close (and wet from the spray) while awing at the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, and for the more adventurous, bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view. Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner. Additional Notes: Want to do more with your tours Pre-book any two of the following activities: Zambezi Whitewater Rafting, Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride, or the Zambezi River Sunset Cruise. Any optional activities listed on this day can also be booked upon arrival in Victoria Falls.
|Day 9||Matobo National Park||Day 9 Victoria Falls/Matobo National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Rise early to start the long but scenic drive to Matobo National Park. Transport: Lando (6.00 hour(s), 475km)
|Day 10||Matobo National Park||Day 10 Matobo National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Walk with rhinos and enjoy an open vehicle wildlife safari drive in Matobo National Park. Included Activities: Guided Rhino Walk Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive
|Day 11||Tshipise||Day 11 Matobo National Park/Tshipise (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Cross the border into South Africa, and relax in the hot springs at our campsite. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Zimbabwe - South Africa) Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s), 600km)
|Day 12||Kruger National Park||Day 12 Tshipise/Kruger National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Welcome to wildlife country! The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Search for lions, elephants, rhinos, and many other animals in one of Africa's greatest wildlife areas on a full-day wildlife safari drive. Included Activities: Kruger Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Lando (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 13||Greater Kruger Area||Day 13 Kruger National Park/Greater Kruger Area (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a traditional dinner and local dancing in the evening. Included Activities: Kruger Wildlife Safari Drive Traditional Dinner and Local Dancing Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s), 200km)
|Day 14||Johannesburg||Day 14 Greater Kruger Area/Johannesburg (1B, 1L)|
Continue to Johannesburg, the economic heart of South Africa and the largest city in the country. Transport: Lando (8.00 hour(s), 407km)
|Day 15||Johannesburg||Day 15 Johannesburg (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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