Meals (Breakfast x 7 / Lunch x 6 / Dinner x 6) (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the Nomad truck) / accommodation / qualified crew/transport in the Nomad truck / included highlights as per the itinerary/entrance fees to National Parks.
Items of a personal nature, Optional extra activities, International flights, Holiday or personal insurance, Staff gratuities
Ghanzi Trail Blazers, Permanent Tents: Okavango Delta Excursion, Sedia Riverfront Hotel, Nata Lodge, Thebe River Lodge, A’Zambez.
Day 1 – Botswana
Ghanzi Today we travel east and make our way to neighboring Botswana and the Kalahari Desert. Starkly different from the Namib Desert after which Namibia is named, the Kalahari is no less dramatic and covers over 900 000 square kilometers. The San people have long been associated with this harsh environment and tonight we enjoy a dance evening that provides an insight into their culture of song, dance, and story-telling.
Day 2 – Okavango Delta
The San people have existed in some of the harshest conditions for thousands of years and this morning you will have the opportunity of joining an optional walk with San guides to learn how they embrace the environment to survive. This afternoon we journey to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Upon arrival in Maun, your guide will drop you off at Maun airport, where we will board small planes which will transfer us into the Okavango Delta for our 2-night excursion. It is advisable to pack a small daypack or overnight bag which will be needed due to space restrictions for our transfers to and from camp.
Day 3 – Okavango Delta
The unique and unusual ecosystem of the Delta sees the annual flood waters of the Okavango River fan out into the sands of the Kalahari Basin. The seasonality of the flood waters lends the Delta its ever-changing character. Today is set aside to enjoy the activities on offer in the Delta, while the programme of activities is flexible to accommodate the seasonal changes, we begin with a mokoro ride this morning and after returning to camp for lunch, we will enjoy an afternoon boat cruise. While water levels may fluctuate – the tranquillity of this wilderness area remains constant.
Day 4 – Maun
Leaving the Delta behind we touch down in Maun this morning after enjoying our flight out of the Okavango Delta and reunite with our truck.
Day 5 – Nata
Our journey today takes us across the northern reaches of the Makgadigadi Pans, the road to Nata is lined with majestic examples of the iconic Baobab tree and we will catch glimpses of the extensive pans that stretch out to the South. A portion of our route bisects the Nxai Pan and Makgadigadi National Parks if we are lucky we may encounter some of the wildlife that roams this vast protected area.
Day 6 – Chobe National Park We rise early this morning as we continue north to our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons. The afternoon ends with a leisurely boat cruise and a meal served around the campfire.
Day 7 – Zimbabwe -Victoria Falls
With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border in Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, 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 8 – Victoria Falls
Your tour comes to an end after breakfast. With the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits 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.