Our 8 day tour beings as we leave behind the bright city lights of Johannesburg and head north and travel to the greater Kalahari region. Venturing deeper into the Central Kalahari, we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people in the small local town of Ghanzi and we will get an insight into their way of living and how they survived in the harsh environment of the Kalahari. During our short stop in Maun, you will have the opportunity to book a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, spotting animals from above is always entertaining and the sheer vastness of the plains will leave you in awe. Those that opt to stay in Maun will have the chance to stock up on essentials or take the opportunity to write a postcard or two. Exploring the Okavango Delta is a must for any tourist visiting Botswana and our next two nights have been designed to give you the best opportunity to view the wildlife. Boarding our open 4×4 game viewing vehicles, we set off from Maun and head to our base located close to the Moremi Game Reserve South Gate camp. Don’t forget to photograph hippos and crocodiles from your Mokoro (dugout canoe) as the polers glide your mokoro through the waterways of the Okavango Delta. After our game drive through Moremi National Park, we spend the final night at our South Gate camp before heading through the Savuti National Park for a full day of game viewing, before reaching the banks of the Chobe River. In Chobe National Park, we enjoy an afternoon river cruise where you can sip on an ice cold sundowner while watching elephants playing in and crossing the river only metres away. With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border to Zimbabwe and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. 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.
Pre & Post Tour Accommodation
Nomad can book accommodation before and after your tour.
Airport Transfer Available Belvedere Estate
Belvedere Estate is situated in the upmarket suburb of Midrand, 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 part of the Nomad … Read More
Airport Transfer Available Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel
Rainbow Hotel is situated 4km from the town centre of Victoria Falls, far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of the bush, but close enough to get into town quite easily if required. There is a complimentary shuttle that operates between the hotel and the town of Vic … Read More
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.
Kalahari Gateway to Ghanzi
After breakfast we venture deeper into the Central Kalahari and our camp in the Ghanzi district, here we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people. The San people have long been associated with this harsh environment and this tonight we enjoy a dance evening that provides an insight into their culture of song, dance and story-telling.
Greater Moremi Game Reserve Area
As we will be travelling on smaller vehicles for the next 3 days, it is recommended that you pack a smaller overnight bag with essentials as space is limited. You main luggage item will be placed in a locker on the Nomad truck, which you will be able to access on day 4.
Today you will meet your crew and fellow travellers and will have the opportunity to participate in an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (weather permitting). After your optional scenic flight, you will board the 4×4 type safari vehicles will be head towards the Greater Moremi Game Reserve Area. This evening our guide will prepare us on what to expect for our mokoro excursion into the Okavango Delta and our game drive in Moremi Game Reserve.
Greater Moremi Game Reserve Area
Heading out early, we transfer by safari vehicle, to the poling station, where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta. The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons. Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your pole and after the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the poling station. While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game viewing activity, a variety of game may be spotted in this pristine wilderness area, including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra. After lunch, we will return to Moremi Game Reserve for our afternoon game drive which will be conducted in open 4×4 safari vehicles. The game viewing routes chosen during the afternoon by the professional guide may vary especially when high floods are experienced as certain roads may be closed or impassable.
Savuti Game Reserve
The Savuti Game Reserve is a unique area bordered by the Okavango Delta to west and Chobe National Park to the east. Savuti is renowned as a big game area and known for having the largest concentrations of wildlife in Southern Africa. Today we will spend most of our day travelling through the Savuti Game Reserve in search of the species that roam the plains. 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 afternoon we arrive on the banks of the Chobe River and will be re-united with our Nomad truck in the town of Kasane.
Chobe National Park
For those that opt to participate in the optional game drive in Chobe National Park, you will be collected early from camp and will venture out in open 4×4 safari type vehicles. You will return to camp 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.
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 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.
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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