9 Days Luxury Tour From Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
A short but jam-packed journey from Victoria Falls via the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park – to Johannesburg, “City of Gold”.
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 – 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 traveler 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 2 – Victoria Falls to Kasane
After breakfast we travel the short distance to the Botswana border, crossing into Botswana we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River. Lunch will be served from the truck and the afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. For those who have purchased the Activity Package, we begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many Elephants that frequent the Chobe riverfront in the afternoons. The afternoon ends with a leisurely Boat Cruise and a meal served around the campfire. Day 3 – Nata Leaving Kasane early, we set of for Nata where we will overnight. Those who would like to can join an optional excursion to the Pans this afternoon. This evening we will prepare for our journey to Maun, packing smaller bags for our journey into the Okavango Delta.
Day 4 – Okavango Delta
Our journey today takes us across the northern reaches of the Makgadigadi Pans and the road to Maun is lined with majestic examples of the iconic Baobab tree. Upon arrival in Maun, we say farewell to our truck and begin our Delta excursion. The seasonality of the flood waters lends the Delta its ever-changing character and 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 unspoilt wilderness areas in the world today.
Day 6 – Maun
Leaving the Delta behind us this morning we make our way to our overnight stop in the bustling town of Maun. This afternoon you may have the opportunity to participate in an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (weather permitting). Re-united, we enjoy an evening together at the campfire reflecting on our Delta experiences.
Day 7 – Maun to Central Kalahari
This morning presents the opportunity for an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta before we travel to the Ghanzi district in the central Kalahari and tonight we get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance, and story-telling.
Day 8 – Kalahari Region
We begin the day with a guided walk with our San guides who 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 in their lifestyle. We carry some of this knowledge with us this afternoon as we travel south on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop.
Day 9 – Kang to Johannesburg
A long day awaits us as we continue our journey south to Johannesburg and South Africa. Leaving the Kalahari behind we cross the North-West Province, arriving at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon. All travellers are invited to join us tonight for an optional traditional meal, this can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared and tonight presents an opportunity to join fellow travellers in celebrating the many wonders of African travel.