9D Okavango Wilderness Trail

Tour Overview 

The Okavango Wilderness Trail offers a comprehensive week long small group adventure to some of the best highlights of Botswana. This tour offers incredible value with new and exciting experiences each day, connecting you to the grass roots of Africa. Following your arrival in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, your journey takes you through a variety of breath-taking views and a wildlife experiences including a visit to the Victoria Falls themselves, Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. This trip will leave you with unforgettable memories of close encounters in Chobe with elephants, stunning waterways of the Okavango and endangered Rhino in Khama Sanctuary.

Tour Details

TOUR START/END Start at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe | End at Johannesburg, South Africa
PASSENGERS Suitable for ages 8 to 65 years | Minimum 2 and maximum 12 travellers per tour

Selected budget lodges with en-suite facilities and one night (Okavango Delta) at a tented camp with basic en-suite facilities; most lodges have a pool, restaurant and bar

MEALS 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 6 Dinners
VEHICLES Minibus, overland vehicle, 4x4 open safari vehicle, river cruise boat, Mokoro (note: vehicles are non-air conditioned)
HIGHLIGHTS Zambezi River Cruise, Victoria Falls Visit, Chobe NP Fish Eagle Cruise, Chobe NP Game Drive, Okavango Delta Excursion, Khama Rhino Sanctuary Entrance & Game Drive

2018 Departure Dates

21 5 2 6 4 1 13
28 12 9 13 11 8 27
  19 16 20 18 15  
  26 23 27 25 22  
    30     29  

2019 Departure Dates

10 7 7 4 2 13 4 1 5 3
24 21 21 18 16 20 11 8 12 10
        30 27 18 15 19 17
            25 22 26 24
              29   31

JUNE 2018 - OCTOBER 2019

2018 - 13, 20Sep / 28, 25Oct / 1,15Nov / 13, 27Dec 

2018 - 21, 28Jun / 26Jul / 16, 30Aug 

TWIN 3,158 2,988^ 2,918^

^ Prices stated subject to changes

ARRIVAL AIRPORT TRANSFER SGD 48 per person (one-way)
DEPARTURE AIRPORT TRANSFER SGD 48 per person (one-way)
PRE-ACCOMMODATION at Spayview, Victoria Fall or similar Twin: SGD 178/person/night  Single: SGD 258/person/night 

POST-ACCOMMODATION at Safari Club, Johannesburg or similar           (Departure transfer is included with post-accommodation)

Twin: SGD 118/person/night Single: SGD 158/person/night 
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT SGD 428/person/trip 



Tour highlights, transport, accommodation, meals as indicated, and services of an English speaking driver
/tour leader


Flights, airport transfers, travel insurance, optional activities, laundry, gratuities, passport & visa
fees, items of a personal nature

Payment information:
Deposit (non-refundable) of S$500 per person; balance payment to be made at least 60 days prior to  scheduled departure

Arrive Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Important notes: This tour departs Victoria Falls early on Day 1; we strongly recommend therefore that you plan to arrive the day before departure to overcome any jet-lag and acclimatise to Africa. 

Your guide will meet you at the hotel reception at approximately 3pm where you will be offered the opportunity to enjoy an activity briefing and book activities for your free time in Victoria Falls. This afternoon we enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, a few kilometres above the mighty Victoria Falls themselves. With binoculars and cameras at the ready we have a good chance of spotting hippo, crocodile, various species of antelope as well as elephants that come down to the water’s edge to drink before sunset. The cruise starts between 3pm–4pm (you will be collected at the hotel), so if you are arriving on
this day, please ensure that your flight arrives in plenty of time to enjoy this experience!

Accommodation: Sprayview Hotel or similar - Twin share room with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Nil
Optional Activities: Nil

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Today we visit the Victoria Falls National Park itself to witness one of Africa’s most enduring sights. Please take care when wandering along the pathways inside the reserve - the Falls are almost 100 metres deep and the drops are sheer! The afternoon you have the choice of joining activities or simply relax in our beautiful
surroundings. Popular activities include scenic flights for a birds-eye view of the falls, bungy jumping off the Livingstone Bridge, gorge swinging, jet boating, game drives and cultural excursions to name a few. 

Note: The pre-departure meeting will be held this evening at 18:00 for all joining passengers on the Okavango Wilderness Trail – 7-day tour.

Accommodation: Sprayview Hotel or similar - Twin share room with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast
Optional Activities (prices in USD are guide only): Bungee Jumping US$160, Gorge Swing $95, Helicopter Flights from US$150 White water rafting $120, Full day canoe $145, Game walk $75, Jet boating $120, Birding ½ day $75, Bike tour – 3 hours $65

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Chobe National Park, Botswana

Distance travelled: +/- 90 Km
Approx driving time: 2 Hours

From Victoria Falls we travel the short distance to the Botswana border and cross into the small town of Kasane, and on to our lodge. This afternoon we head out onto a game drive and boat cruise in the Chobe National Park. Chobe is widely known for its populations of elephant, but the park also contains lion, leopard, hyena, giraffe and a host of antelope and birdlife. The Chobe floodplains and Chobe River provide a sensitive eco system which attracts much of the wildlife of the region especially in the dry season when it is not uncommon to see between 500 and 2000 elephants on the floodplains at one time. One highlight of Chobe is the combination of wildlife, birdlife and reptiles seen along the banks of the Chobe River. We take the afternoon cruise for a unique perspective of riverside wildlife. This evening we relax and overnight at the

Accommodation: Thebe Safari Lodge or similar - Twin share room with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Activities: Nil

Chobe National Park – Gweta

Distance travelled: +/- 450 Km
Approx driving time: 6.5 Hours

Following breakfast, we depart for Gweta. Driving south we may be lucky to encounter elephant or buffalo alongside (or on) the road, often strays to the migratory herds which roam freely throughout the area in search of pasture and water. We stop in the small settlement of Nata for lunch or snack before continuing to Gweta where you have theopportunity of exploring the Salt Pans in an optional 4x4 safari. Alternatively try the (also optional) Baobab Forest tour. The night is spent at the lodge.

Accommodation: Gweta Lodge or similar - Twin share chalet with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Activities in USD: Nxai Pans Sundowner 4x4 Trip US$60, Baobab Forest Sundowners US$35

Gweta - Maun

Distance travelled: +/- 250 Km
Approx driving time: 4 Hours

After an early breakfast we join a guided walk through a local Tswana village to learn something of the life of the community, from schools and doctors to trading and traditions. We then depart and head west to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Maun has experienced rapid growth in recent years and is a bustling provincial centre. Options here include scenic flights, but our first priority is to prepare for our excursion into the Okavango Delta. Our accommodation in Maun is simple guesthouse/ lodge/hotel. The afternoon is at leisure to relax with a cool beverage and pack for the Delta excursion for the following day.

Accommodation: Delta Rain’s Sitatunga Camp or similar -Twin share chalet with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Activities: Nil

Maun –Okavango Delta

Distance travelled: +/- 60 Km
Approximate driving time: 2 Hours

Heading out early after breakfast we begin our excursion into the Okavango Delta. The first part of the journey is by 4x4 over rough sandy paths to the ‘mokoro’ station, where the river level reaches. Here we are introduced to the local Tswana ‘polers’, our guides for the excursion and transfer our luggage and equipment to the makoros (dug-out canoes). We travel by these shallow canoes amongst giant lily pads, tall grasses and labyrinthine channels to our camp on the edge of the Okavango. From our camp we venture out on guided walk in search of some of the prolific birdlife and larger mammals that inhabit the reserve. The whole
area is a natural wetland spreading over some 1,600,000ha of northern Botswana offering a perfect habitat for the wildlife that roams here freely. The Okavango River rises in Angola (far to the north) and flows south dividing repeatedly to form an intricate floodplain of channels and swamps which then spreads out into a broad flat inland delta – the only one of its kind in the world. We enjoy the afternoon wilderness experience and for many people the feeling of being at camp overnight is an unforgettable experience.

Accommodation: Elephant Camp – Twin share pre-erected tents with en-suite facilities (basic-style bucket shower & toilet)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Nil

Okavango Delta – Maun

Distance Travelled +/- 60 Km
Approximate driving time: 2 Hours

This morning we explore the surrounds on a nature walk where you have the thrilling experience of being out in the natural wilderness. This is a great way to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the wilderness and enjoy nature as it wakes for the day. After the bush we enjoy breakfast and then pack up again onto our mokoros, leaving nothing behind but footprints. Returning to our 4x4 and bidding our polers farewell, we return to Maun. The afternoon offers the opportunity to join the guide for a trip into town for a little shopping. Another popular activity here is an optional scenic flight over the ‘Delta’ for a bird’s eye view of the
wilderness you have just explored by makoro and on foot. Prices depend on number of people interested but seeing the vastness of the Okavango from the air gives a further appreciation of the beauty of this part of Africa. We return to our lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Delta Rain’s Sitatunga Camp or similar -Twin share chalet with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities in USD: Okavango Delta scenic flight per 5-seater plane – 45 min flight time from US$650

Maun – Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Distance travelled: +/- 700 Km
Approx driving time: 11-12 Hours

Another early rise for our long journey skirting the greater Kalahari, where we may glimpse in the distance the vast salt pans of central Botswana to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary which we normally reach by late afternoon. In 1989 a group of local people wished to convert the Serowe Pan, previously a hunting area, into a conservation region for the rhino that inhabited the area. The ‘Pan’ was chosen because of its rhino-friendly habitat (and for its proximity to the Botswana Defence Force base for 24-hour protection against poachers). Khama is a prime habitat for white rhino, zebra, wildebeest and giraffe and with its community based wildlife project, allows the local people to benefit from tourism. We take a game drive to catch sight of some of the rhino with guides often pointing up interesting facts about the local fauna and flora. Our last night on safari is spent at a nearby hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Kwa Nokeng or similar - Twin share room with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Nil

Martins Drift – Johannesburg, South Africa

Distance travelled: +/- 400 Km
Approx driving time: 6 Hours

Our last morning sees us joining the main route along Martin’s Drift border post. Crossing the mighty Limpopo River into South Africa, we take in the scenic views and notice changes to vegetation, infrastructure and populated areas. We arrive in Johannesburg where our tour ends normally by mid to late afternoon.

Accommodation: Not Included. 
Meals included: Breakfast

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