8 Day Chobe & The Okavango
Victoria Falls to Maun
(Trip Code: VM8- 2011) Departs every 2nd Monday
Rate till 31 Dec 2011 - R4 720 pp + Local payment of US$280 pp Single Supp N/A
Frequently asked questions
This trip starts in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and travels south through Botswana finishing in Maun. This trip will let you experience a few days in the wonders if one of the most famous game parks of southern Africa, as well as the natural beauty of the wetlands known as the Okavango Delta. From one of the seven wonders of the world, Victoria Falls, to the game which abounds in Chobe through to the raw back to nature experience of camping in the Okavango Delta. Between experiencing the game trails on foot and meandering through the tranquil waterways of the Delta in traditional mokoros, you will be awed by the beauty of this pristine area.
Please note that this trip departs Victoria Falls on a Monday, early morning. Should you wish to spend extra time there an earlier arrival should be planned and additional accommodation booked.
Trip Code: VM8
Pre-Departure Meeting: 5.00pm the day before at the departure point
Departure Point: Victoria Falls, Adrenaline Zone, Shop 8 The Bata Centre, Livingstone Way (next door to Wimpy)
Group Size: Minimum of 2
Safari Vehicle: Overland Truck
1700 metres wide and around 100 metres high, this is the world's largest sheet of falling water and a memorable sight of any African Safari. All year round, flights can be taken in a fixed wing aircraft, micro lights, ultra lights or helicopters. On the ground, the fall can be seen from the Victoria Falls National Park with its many viewing points, or from the Zambian side. Each offers fantastic photographic opportunities.
Chobe National Park
DAYS 01: Victoria Falls
The Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world.
White water rafting on the Zambezi is considered to be world class. Besides the excitement of the Grade 5 rapids, there are the "floats" where there is time to admire the scenic cliffs and the occasional wildlife on the riverbanks.
Bungi jumping enthusiasts can take the plunge from the Zambezi Bridge, which connects Zimbabwe and Zambia. There is also the option abseil in the Batoka Gorge, neither activities are for the feint hearted!
Today is spent at your leisure giving you time to enjoy the many activities available
DAYS 02: Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park
This morning we depart Victoria Falls after breakfast and cross the border of Zimbabwe into Botswana. We set up camp for the night. The rest of the day is spent exploring the area and relaxing on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is one of Botswanas premier game parks, renowned for the large herds of elephant around the Chobe River. (B,L,D)
DAYS 03: Chobe National Park
An early morning start sees prepare for our morning game drive in the Chobe National Park. Chobe is one of Botswanas premier game parks, renowned for the large herds of elephant around the Chobe River. Later this afternoon there is an option to partake in a boat dries along the Chobe River. (B,L,D)
DAYS 04: Chobe National Park to Maun
Today we travel in a south-westerly direction to Maun, our base camp before we start our Excursion into the Okavango Delta. Today is a long days drive with lunch on the roadside. (B,L,D)
DAY 05: Okavango Delta
The Delta is a huge expanse of water, which has travelled from the Angolan highlands, spreading out to form the largest inland Delta in the World.
Studded with exotic islands, the Delta is renowned for its incredible variety of bird life as well as many other animals unique to Southern Africa.
We travel approximately 1-2 hours north to the Mokoro polers station. From there we hire mokoros, the local dug out canoes, which are poled by local guides through the winding waterways. Your guides will select a place to set up camp. An afternoon game walk will allow you to experience the Delta wilderness. (B,L,D)
DAYS 06: Okavango Delta
A day of rest, relaxation and Delta experiences await. Today you will have the opportunity to partake in a
number of activities including game walks, mokoro cruises, swimming and even a chance to try your hand
at poling your own mokoro! (B,L,D))
DAYS 07: Okavango Delta to Maun
There is a final opportunity for a morning game walk before packing up camp and setting off back to Maun.
After arriving back in the early afternoon you have the opportunity to complete your picture of the
Okavango Delta by taking an optional sunset scenic flight over the Delta region. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: Maun (Trip Ends) (B)
After breakfast, we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime!
Chobe National Park Boat Cruise & 3-Day Okavango Delta Mokoro Excursion
Victoria Falls - National Park Entry Fee
. . .US$ 20
Victoria Falls - Bungee Jump
. . .US$ 105
Victoria Falls - White Water Rafting on the Zambezi
. . .US$ 110
Chobe National Park - 1 Night Sleep Out
. . .US$125
Chobe National Park - Game Drive
. . .US$ 35
Maun - Scenic Flight over the Okavango Delta
. . .US$ 70
(All prices are approximate and are subject to change)
Local Payment: US$280 pp
Please note: On day 8 the transfer from Maun to Victoria Falls will be done in a separate transfer vehicle from the safari vehicle. This itinerary should be used as a guide only and may vary from day to day depending on road conditions, weather, political situations, and group decisions. Due to new tourism laws in some of the countries we operate in there may be a truck and crew change during the trip. All prices & Local Payments are subject to change with prior notice.
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