9 Days Luxury Tour From Johannesburg To Victoria Fall
This trip is a wonderful chance to explore some of Africa’s best wilderness areas in a short space of time: Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park & Victoria Falls. Chobe and the Okavango Delta teem with big game and are in stark contrast with the Kalahari Desert which is silent, secret and vast.
Meals (Breakfast x 8 / Lunch x 7 / Dinner x 7) (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the Nomad truck) / accommodation / qualified crew/transport in the Nomad truck / included highlights as per the itinerary/entrance fees to National Parks.
Items of a personal nature, Optional extra activities, International flights, Holiday or personal insurance, Staff gratuities
Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel, Thebe River Safaris, Pelican Lodge, Mopiri, Sedia Hotel, Dqae Qare San Lodge, Kang Ultra Stop.
Day 1 – Johannesburg to Kalahari Gateway
Leaving behind the city of Johannesburg, we travel through the North-West Province to the Botswana border. After completing border formalities we continue on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop.
Day 2 – Kalahari Gateway to Kalahari
After breakfast, we venture deeper into the Central Kalahari and our camp in the Ghazni district, here we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people. After lunch, we will join our San guides for a guided walk that will introduce us to the many secrets of their survival in the Kalahari Desert. The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part of their lifestyle. This evening we will get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance, and story-telling.
Day 3 – Kalahari to Maun
This morning we bid farewell to the San and make our way to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. There will be time this afternoon for those who wish to enjoy an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Your guides will brief you this evening on what you will need for the upcoming Delta excursions, please note that baggage restrictions apply for transfers to our camps so a small daypack or similar is advisable.
Day 4 – Okavango Delta
This morning we embark on our exploration of the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s great wilderness areas. This unique and unusual ecosystem sees the annual flood waters of the Okavango River fan out into the sands of the Kalahari Basin. The seasonality of the flood waters lends the Delta its ever-changing character. While water levels may fluctuate the tranquillity of this wilderness area remains constant.
Day 5 – Okavango Delta
A full day is set aside to enjoy the activities on offer in the Delta, while the programme of activities is flexible to accommodate the seasonal changes in water levels, you will have the opportunity to enjoy amongst other activities traditional mokoro rides and natures walks. The Okavango Delta is not only a natural wonder but represents one of the last unspoiled wilderness areas in the world today.
Day 6 – Nata
Our journey today takes us across the northern reaches of the Makgadigadi Pans, the road to Nata is lined with majestic examples of the iconic Baobab tree. While we will pause to experience a finger of the pan on our journey from Maun, those who would like to can join an optional excursion to the Pans this afternoon.
Day 7 – Chobe National Park
We rise early this morning as we continue north to our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons. The afternoon ends with a leisurely boat cruise and a meal served around the campfire.
Day 8 – Kasane – Victoria Falls
With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border to Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below, the bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Tonight we enjoy an optional dinner out, your guide will assist you to decide on the many options available.
Day 9 – Victoria Falls
Your tour comes to an end after breakfast this morning. With the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a scenic flight over the falls below, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls.