With the break of dawn in Windhoek, the air buzzes with anticipation as you gather alongside your fellow adventurers and seasoned guides, all brimming with excitement. Our eyes are set on the horizon, where Botswana lies awaiting our arrival. Prepare to embark on our thrilling 9-day Delta and Chobe Trail expedition, a journey many seasoned globe-trotters deem the pinnacle of African safaris. Our initial overnight stay brings us to the doorstep ofEtosha National Park, where we’re embraced by the sheer magic of the wilderness. The park’s campsites nestle on the brink of waterholes, creating tranquil evenings spent in the comforting glow of the setting sun, with the symphony of thirsty animals making their way to the waterhole. We’ll navigate through Etosha’s terrain on a full-day exploration in our Nomad truck, grazing the edges of the Etosha Pan, in search of the bountiful wildlife that the park safeguards. From Etosha, we overnight on the Kavango River before we steer towards the Botswana border. As our expedition unwinds, each mile through Botswana further reveals the stunning beauty, boundless landscapes and enthralling experiences the southern African country tenderly cradles in its heart. The journey brings us face to face with one of Earth’s most exquisite natural wonders, the Okavango Delta in Botswana. With a brief pit stop in Maun to replenish supplies, you seize the opportunity to admire the breathtaking Okavango Delta from the skies. Leaving the comforts of our truck behind, we then swap asphalt for raw wilderness aboard 4×4 safari viewing vehicles, setting our sights on the Khwai Conservation Area. Khwai’s location, on the northern fringe of the Okavango Delta, is our gateway to exploring the sweeping plains for its diverse wildlife. Hitching rides on mokoros (traditional canoes), we follow the underwater trails left behind by hippos and embark on guided nature walks through the unspoiled islands dotting the Okavango Delta. From Khwai, we indulge in a full day of game driving, meandering through the legendary Moremi Game Reserve and finding ourselves on the verdant banks of the Chobe National Park. An afternoon safari cruise down the Chobe River offers a new perspective to view and appreciate the fauna. Chobe National Park’s undeniable charm and abundant wildlife make it Botswana’s most treasured and visited nature reserve. However, all good things must come to an end, and as we bid adieu to Botswana, we cross the frontier into Zimbabwe, aiming for the nearby town of Victoria Falls. Here, you get to marvel at the world’s largest curtain of cascading water or immerse in the plethora of activities that this remarkable destination has to offer.
Day 1 – Etosha National Park
This morning, you will be met at the departure point by a representative who will be transferring you to your first overnight stop, Etosha National Park. The shuttle service is expected to take between 4 – 5 hours. The shuttle service is offered exclusively to Nomad guests and the number of travellers is dependant on the number of guests booked. Sit back, relax and enjoy the drive to Etosha National Park. Upon arrival in Etosha National Park, you will be met at the Okaukuejo Rest Camp by your Nomad Tour Leader who orientate you with the tour, your truck and fellow travellers. After lunch, we board our truck and enjoy an afternoon game drive.
Day 2 – Etosha to Divundu
We leave the white sands of Etosha behind and venture towards the Kavango River for our overnight stop in Divundu.
Day 3 – Divundu to Maun
Prior to departing for Maun, we enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on the beautiful Kavango River. We then cross the border into Botswana and head towards the gateway to the Okavango Delta, the town of Maun. We overnight in Maun before heading for our next adventure – The Okavango Delta.
Day 4 – Khwai Conservation Area
You will be separated from your Nomad truck for the next 2 nights and it is therefore important that you pack/gather your personal belongings which you may need, before we depart Maun. Please pack lightly and only take what you need for the following two nights. Today we make our way towards the Okavango Delta. Early risers will have the opportunity to go on an optional scenic flight over the Delta (time and weather permitting). After your optional flight, you will be collected from Maun and will be transferred to the Khwai Conservation area in smaller safari type vehicles. Our guide will prepare us on what to expect for our afternoon mokoro excursion into the Okavango Delta.
Day 5 – Moremi Game Reserve
Today is a full day game drive as we spend most of our day on safari in the Moremi Game Reserve in search of the species that roam the plains. Expect some bumpy roads as we traverse this wilderness area in our 4×4 vehicles. Offering habitats from wetland, open water to the grasslands and Savannah woodland, we hope to see as many species of fauna and flora possible. This evening we arrive back at Khwai to share and compare all the amazing sightings while on safari.
Day 6 – Khwai to Nata
Today’s journey from Khwai to Nata passes the Botswanan salt pans. You will pack up camp and depart at first light on the open 4×4 safari vehicles before meeting the Nomad truck in Maun. The scenic drive from Maun to Nata showcases some of Botswana’s breathtaking landscapes and the rich cultural heritage. Keep an eye open as there is always a chance of a wildlife encounter or two before reaching your overnight destination in Nata. This afternoon, after our arrival in Nata, we enjoy a guided drive to the Nata pans, which forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands (birds dependant on seasonal migratory patterns).
Day 7 – Nata to Kasane – Chobe National Park
We journey from Kalahari sands of Nata to Kasane and arrive in time for lunch and a quick siesta before we head out in the afternoon to explore the Chobe National Park from the river, enjoying a leisurely boat cruise which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons.
Day 8 – Zimbabwe -Victoria Falls
With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border into Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. Today you will have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls at your leisure, 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 and coffee shops on offer as well.
Day 9 – Victoria Falls
Your tour comes to an end after breakfast and with the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suites your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the Falls, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls.
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