Overview

Leaving Johannesburg we make our way to visit the Khama Rhino Sanctuary before heading to Maun in Botswana to prepare for our Okavango Delta experience. Photograph hippos and crocodiles from your Mokoro (dugout canoe) before heading up to Chobe National Park. In Chobe, we take a river cruise where you can sip on an ice cold sundowner while watching elephants playing in and crossing the river only metres away. Finish up the tour with endless activities in Victoria Falls. You can also choose to do this tour from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg, or combine it with our 5 Day Best of Zimbabwe tour.

Featured Highlights

Not all highlights are included in the tour price and form part of the Activity Package. Ideally we would include all activities, but not everyone can afford this. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased or bought through your guide on day 1 of your tour.

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Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

Nomad can book accommodation before and after your tour.

Pre Tour Accommodation - Johannesburg

From R675
  Airport Transfer Available Belvedere Estate

Recently purchased by Nomad Adventure Tours, Belvedere Estate is a 4 star establishment with 15 en-suite, fully equipped, self-catering rooms, a sparkling swimming pool, braai boma, two lounges, dining area, snooker room, bar and friendly, welcoming staff. With a range of snacks, lunch and dining options, we welcome you as … Read More

Post Tour Accommodation - Victoria Falls

From R1,700
  Airport Transfer Available Elephant Hills

The Elephant Hills Inter Continental Hotel is a 276 room resort hotel. The rooms are designed to meet guests’ every need. All rooms are fully air conditioned and en suite with bath and shower. Every room also has a private balcony with views of the Zambezi River or 18-hole golf … Read More

Itinerary

Our tours come with an Activity Package. This is an optional additional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours and therefore this itinerary has been written with these items included in the day-by-day itinerary. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this.

Day 01

Botswana - Palapye

We depart Johannesburg heading north to Botswana to cross the border and spend our first night in Palapye, located on the banks of the Lotsane River.

Distance
±565km
Route
Johannesburg to Palapye
Places
Palapye
Day 02

Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Maun

The Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a community based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino. This morning we go on a guided game drive through the Sanctuary before departing for Maun. Upon arrival in Maun, we will prepare for the Okavango Delta.

Distance
±620km
Route
Palapye to Maun
Optional Activities
Scenic Flight over Okavango Delta (7 seat plane – time permitting)
Activity Package
Khama Rhino Sanctuary Game Drive
Day 03

Okavango Delta

During your time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We travel into the Delta on a large 4×4 vehicle – in high water season boats are used. We join up with some of the local people and set up our bush camp for the next 2 nights. We go on nature walks and explore the Delta by mokoro traditional canoe (water level dependant). The Delta is truly spectacular and an unforgettable experience as the wild animals here are not used to people. Simply sitting and relaxing often results in rewarding bird or game viewing.
Please note: if you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite in Maun for the following 2 days.

Route
Maun to Okavango Delta
Activity Package
3 Day Delta Drive In (camping)
Day 03

Okavango Delta

In the morning we board our planes and head into the Delta. After a wonderful scenic flight we arrive at our base for the next two days. During your time in the Delta we enjoy the best nature has to offer. We go on nature walks and explore the Delta by mokoro traditional canoe (water level dependant). The Delta is truly spectacular and an unforgettable experience as the wild animals here are not used to people. Simply sitting and relaxing often results in rewarding bird or game viewing.
Please note: if you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Maun for the following 2 days.

Distance
±30 min flightkm
Route
Maun to Okavango Delta
Activity Package
3 Day Delta Fly In (Accommodated)
Day 04

Okavango Delta

Today we spend our time in the Okavango Delta, exploring the waterways by traditional mokoro (traditional canoe) and also explore the Delta on foot with our nature walk.

Optional Activities
Tips for Polers
Day 04

Okavango Delta

Today we will continue exploring the Okavango Delta by mokoro (traditional canoe) and a enjoy a nature walk.

Optional Activities
Tips for Polers
Day 05

Nata

We leave the Delta behind us and travel east towards the town of Nata, near the Makgadikgadi Pans. The shady tree canopy surrounding the lodge is a hive of activity, with a bird feeding area and active water feature providing the bird watcher with the opportunity of viewing a variety of species from the comfort of the pool deck. The Helmeted Guineafowl, Crested Francolin, Yellow Hornbill, Pied and Arrowmarked Babblers, Glossy Starling, Meyers Parrot and Paradise Whydah are just some of the species you may encounter during your stay at the lodge.

Distance
±230km
Route
Maun to Nata
Places
Nata
Day 05

Nata

We leave the Delta behind us and travel east towards the town of Nata, near the Makgadikgadi Pans. The shady tree canopy surrounding the lodge is a hive of activity, with a bird feeding area and active water feature providing the bird watcher with the opportunity of viewing a variety of species from the comfort of the pool deck. The Helmeted Guineafowl, Crested Francolin, Yellow Hornbill, Pied and Arrowmarked Babblers, Glossy Starling, Meyers Parrot and Paradise Whydah are just some of the species you may encounter during your stay at the lodge.

Distance
±230km
Route
Maun to Nata
Places
Nata
Optional Activities
Scenic Flight over Okavango Delta (7 seat plane – time permitting)
Day 06

Kasane - Chobe National Park

Today we head north to Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River. The afternoon is spent game viewing on a river cruise, into the renowned Chobe NP. This is an excellent opportunity to view some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife.

Distance
±310km
Route
Nata to Kasane
Activity Package
Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
Day 07

Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls

On arrival in Victoria Falls we have time to plan the next day’s adventure activities before we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and experience the thundering of the mighty Zambezi as it drops over 100m into the gorge below.

Distance
±100km
Route
Kasane to Victoria Falls
Optional Activities
Chobe National Park Game Drive
Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Dinner out
Activity Package
Vic Falls National Park Entry
Day 08

Victoria Falls

Although your tour officially ends after breakfast, most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting activities so we recommend you add a post-tour night here.

Optional Activities
Full Day Low/High Water River boarding
Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Bungee Jump – Solo
Lion Encounter
Elephant Encounter
Helicopter Flights
Full Day White Water Rafting

Activity Package

Below are all highlights that are part of the Activity Package. This is an optional additional payment that covers what we consider to be 'essential activities' on our tours. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed under the itinerary of the tour and in our pre departure information document.

  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary Game Drive
  • 3 Day Delta Drive In (camping)
  • 3 Day Delta Fly In (Accommodated)
  • Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
  • Vic Falls National Park Entry

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