Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park
8 Day Overland Tour, Accommodated
To: Victoria Falls
Number of Participants: 4-20
Tour Price: from 1,060 EUR
Activity Package: from 100 EUR
Single Supplement: from 160 EUR
On this 8-day accommodated overland tour you will fly into the Okavango delta in Botswana, which you will explore on foot and by mokoro – traditional wooden canoe. After another scenic air-transfer back to Maun, you will travel in a northerly direction to Kasane. You will enjoy a sunset cruise on the Chobe River and see elephants, hippos and buffaloes. Last but not the least you will visit the breath-taking Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site.
Day 1 - 6 | Botswana
- Ghanzi: Traditional Bushman dancing
- Okavango Delta: Flight into the Okavango delta, nature walk, guided boat cruise, mokoro excursion
- Gweta: Baobab bush walk (optional)
- Chobe National Park: Sunset boat cruise
Day 7 | Zimbabwe
- Victoria Falls: Sunset boat cruise, white water rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing, elephant ride, scenic flights (all optional)
Day 1 | Windhoek, Namibia - Ghanzi, Botswana
Distance approx. 600 km; driving time approx. 8-9h
After meeting your guides you leave Windhoek and Namibia to cross the border to Botswana. After arriving at the lodge in Ghanzi you will be entertained local San community’s traditional tribal dancing. Book a Bushman walk or do a game drive (optional activities, not included in the rate) to learn more about the San people (also called Bushmen).
Lunch | Dinner
Day 2-4 | Ghanzi, Botswana - Maun, Botswana - Okavango Delta, Maun, Botswana
Distance on day 2 approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4-5h
Maun is the ‘gateway’ to the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta. You spend one night in this contrasting town of modern buildings and mud huts. The next day small airplanes fly you over this amazing delta area to the tented camp at Moremi Crossing. Here you will join a nature walk with a local guide and a guided afternoon boat cruise. If the water levels allow, there will also be a traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) trip.
3 x Breakfast | 3 x Lunch | 3 x Dinner
Day 5 | Okavango Delta, Maun, Botswana - Gweta, Botswana
Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 4h
A second scenic air-transfer will return you to Maun. You then continue to the quirky Planet Baobab where your evening accommodation is set between the majestic Baobab trees. An optional Baobab bush walk is available (time permitting).
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 6 | Gweta, Botswana - Chobe National Park, Kasane, Botswana
Distance approx. 400 km; driving time approx. 7-8h
After continuing north to Kasane, you end the day with a sunset river cruise on the Chobe River the where animals such as hippos, buffalo and elephants gather for evening drinks at the water’s edge.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 7 | Chobe National Park, Kasane, Botswana - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Distance approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 2h
After an optional early morning game drive (not included in the rate) you travel to Zimbabwe where you are briefed on all the activities that are available here. In the much-anticipated Victoria Falls National Park you can experience the might of the great Zambezi River on an optional river rafting expedition. Officially your tour finishes the next day after breakfast but most people spend the day bungee jumping, rafting or exploring, so we recommend an additional night there.
Breakfast | Lunch
Day 8 | Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Officially your tour finishes after breakfast, however, there are many other exciting activities on offer: from swimming in the Devil’s Pool to seeing the abundant wildlife in the national park.
Different options for the return journey from Victoria Falls are available: You can either fly back home via Johannesburg or embark on a 2-day road trip and travel to Johannesburg (approx. 1300 km) by overland truck.
For more information please contact the Elefant-Tours team.
- Overland tour according to the itinerary
- 7 nights accommodation in guesthouses, chalets, bungalows, camps or lodges as indicated in the itinerary
- Transport in an overland truck
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Coffee and tea with breakfast
- National parks fees
- Flights (international and domestic)
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water)
- Optional activities
- Visa, tips, personal expenses, travel insurance
How big is the group and where are my fellow travellers from?
- Group sizes vary however there is a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 20 travellers per group.
- Some departure dates are set aside for small group departures with a maximum of 12 travellers per group (see “Departure and Rates”).
- Travellers are from all over the world and from all walks of life.
Is there an age limit on tour?
- Generally the age limit is 16 to 65 years. But please feel free to contact us if you are a youngster travelling with your parents or if you are over the age of 65 years and we will gladly contact the local tour operator to see if we can’t work out something for you.
Where does the group overnight while on tour?
- 7 nights are spent in twin rooms / permanent tents / chalets at nice camps / guesthouses / lodges.
What mode of transport is used on tour?
- We make use of safari trucks that have been reconstructed in order to cope with the demanding African conditions. Big windows guarantee first-class game and nature viewing and a spacious interior with comfortable seats offer a high travel comfort. The back part of the vehicle is used for luggage, food and other equipment.
- Transfers in to the delta are arranged with light aircrafts, carrying no more than 6 or 13 people.
What meals are included and what food can be expected on tour?
- Meals are included as indicated in the itinerary.
- Breakfast usually consists of cereals, toast and jam. Light lunches like salads and sandwiches are prepared en-route while for dinner the guide prepares stews, BBQs, vegetables and different pasta or rice dishes.
How much extra money do I have to take along?
- We recommend that you take along some extra cash for drinks, snacks and souvenirs. 10-15 USD per day is usually sufficient (depending on your spending habits). In addition you should allow some extra money for the optional activities you might want to participate in.
Do I need visa for this tour?
- Citizens of all nationalities need to contact the respective embassies of their travel destination to check the visa regulations.
- In general European citizens do not require a visa for Namibia and Botswana. For Zimbabwe a visa is usually required.
- It is the sole responsibility of every traveller to be in possession of the required documents and visa that allows them to enter their holiday destination.
Do I need vaccinations for this tour?
- As Botswana and Victoria Falls are situated within a malaria area, we would recommend some precautions. Please speak to your doctor or travel clinic about the different prophylaxis and their effects and side effects.
- Although none of the countries visited on tour require proof of immunization against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A & B, we nevertheless recommend those vaccinations.