Botswana and Falls Overland: Wildlife Walks & Safari Drives

Botswana and Falls Overland: Wildlife Walks & Safari Drives
Botswana and Falls Overland: Wildlife Walks & Safari Drives
Botswana and Falls Overland: Wildlife Walks & Safari Drives
Botswana and Falls Overland: Wildlife Walks & Safari Drives
Botswana and Falls Overland: Wildlife Walks & Safari Drives
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Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. If you think eight days isn't enough to see southern Africa, you're right. Kinda. We did our very best with this compact, action-packed itinerary that lets you soak up the wildlife, vibrant colours, and scenery of Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa with wildlife walks and plenty of options for safari drives. Your rugged Lando (overland adventure vehicle) will get you to the sites safely and camping lets you to fall asleep to the sounds of the wild underneath big African skies. Actually, maybe eight days is enough.

Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. If you think eight days isn't enough to see southern Africa, you're right. Kinda. We did our very best with this compact, action-packed itinerary that lets you soak up the wildlife, vibrant colours, and scenery of Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa with wildlife walks and plenty of options for safari drives. Your rugged Lando (overland adventure vehicle) will get you to the sites safely and camping lets you to fall asleep to the sounds of the wild underneath big African skies. Actually, maybe eight days is enough.

Highlights
  • Camp in the Okavango Delta and track exotic wildlife
  • view the mighty Victoria Falls
  • try to steer a mokoro canoe
  • camp under the stars
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Accommodation
Simple hotel (1 nt single or twin), participation camping (5 nts), bush camping (1 nt).
Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends. Khama Rhino Sanctuary Drive. Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Your G for Good Moment: Lusumpuko Women's Club Lunch, Victoria Falls Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
Your G for Good Moment: Lusumpuko Women's Club Lunch, Victoria Falls
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Transport
Lando (overland adventure vehicle), walking, mokoro, safari vehicle.
Meals Included
6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
Khama Rhino Sanctuary Drive
Destinations
  • Botswana
  • Zimbabwe
  • South Africa
  • Africa
Tour Types
  • Planeterra Project
  • Adventure
  • 18-30 somethings
  • Camping
  • 3 - Average
  • Staff Picks
  • Small Group
  • Safaris
  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings
Day 1: Johannesburg

Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your group on your first night out together in Johannesburg. After your welcome meeting at the hotel choose to enjoy an Amarula cocktail at the bar or go to Emperors Palace with a wide array of restaurants and bars to choose from. Sit back, relax, eat some grub, sip a cocktail, and get to know your fellow travel buddies as the adventure begins.

If you arrive a day or two early, we recommended booking an excursion to Soweto or the Apartheid Museum.

Day 2: Johannesburg/Serowe

Get ready to check another country off those travel lists as you and the group pass across the border into Botswana. We’re not going to lie today will be a lot of driving, but use this opportunity to talk with your group, swap stories, and watch as the landscape changes around you from the desolate scenery of central-eastern Botswana to the wild bush within the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. The group will stop here for the night to set up camp, enjoy each other's company around a fire, and fall peacefully asleep beneath the stars.

Today's travel takes us through a very desolate part of central-eastern Botswana. We cross into Botswana and finish the day at a campsite within the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a unique community-based initiative in wildlife conservation.

Day 3: Serowe/Maun

You didn’t think the group was leaving before taking part in a wildlife drive through the Khama Rhino Sanctuary did you? Good, because there’s not a chance. Get out there in an open air vehicle with a guide to spot some of these beautiful creatures. Bump along as the light turns everything gold before your eyes and be on the lookout for rhinos, zebras, and ostriches before returning to your campsite. Jump in the Lando and continue on to Maun, scroll through your camera roll checking those pictures while the land outside your window becomes more fertile as you approach the area of the Okavango Delta. You might be looking for something adventurous after a day of travel so choose to take a scenic flight over the delta to get those hearts thumping like the beat of African drums.

Day 4: Maun/Okavango Delta

Today is going to be busy, but fun and man do we wish we were going with you on this epic adventure. You’ll wake to the sound and smell of the bush around you and then dive right into some nature with a wildlife walk. The cool thing about being on foot is that you will get to learn about tracking the animals and gain insight into their movement patterns and behaviour on a much more intimate level. From there the group will begin an exciting excursion deep into the Okavango delta in a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) to do some birdwatching on the way to our basic bush camp for the evening (get ready to completely unplug). Set up camp, sing with the locals, and simply unwind with a sundowner around the campfire… cheers!

Day 5: Okavango Delta/Gweta

Africa is home to some of the most beautiful sunrises in the world and today (if the weather is just right) you will get to experience the almost too vibrant colours of that quintessential sunrise that we all picture when we think of going on safari to Africa. Then, tip your heads back, take a deep breath, and feel the mokoro cut through the crystal clear channels as you ride out of the Okavango Delta. The group will take some time to freshen up in Maun (showers everyone!) before embarking in the Lando to Gweta where the group will camp under massive baobab trees for the night.

Day 6: Gweta/Kasane

Rise early to the sounds of nature around you and choose to embark on a morning safari or river cruise through Chobe NP (home to the largest elephant population in southern Africa) before travelling north with your group to Kasane. “I bless the rains down in Africaaaaa” ahh we can just hear it now... (and it has never sounded so good!) because surely someone is bound to play this song as you drive through the verdant lands between Gweta and Kasane. Turns out Toto knew what they were talking about because the rains in Africa are no joke. Rain brings life to the pans awakening the dormant fish and aquatic shrimps from the mud. The surrounding grasslands also teem with life and are home to many antelope, which attract a wide variety of predators. Keep your eyes focused as the world passes you by and then reward yourself with a group toast as you camp under the great big African sky.

Today we journey to Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in southern Africa. The best way to appreciate one of Botswana's national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos is on an optional sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. You can pre-book this on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent. You may also choose to embark on a open vehicle safari drive in search of lions, antelope, and, of course, elephants.

Day 7: Kasane/Victoria Falls

Buckle those seat belts and cross the border from Botswana to Zimbabwe; home of epic Victoria falls. All that driving is bound to make you hungry and we have a treat for you today! The group will be having a traditional lunch at the G Adventurers supported Lusumpuko Women's Club. With full bellies and even more full hearts get ready to feel the mist in the air as you enter the town of Victoria Falls. Get up close and personal with one of the largest waterfalls in the world. For the adventurous we recommend going whitewater rafting, taking a scenic helicopter flight over the falls (epic selfies anyone?), or taking the plunge (literally) while bungee jumping with Victoria Falls in sight. (Oh man... just thinking of that makes our heads spin and our palms sweat!) Not looking to turn your hair gray today? That’s okay we understand, you could also enjoy a nice cold beer at a bar overlooking this world wonder. Either way the choice is yours, but remember you’re here now so why not escape those comfort zones?

Opt to prebook the Chobe National Park Safari Drive and head out early into the park before crossing crossing the border into Zimbabwe, then continue on to the town of Victoria Falls. Opt to get up close (and wet from the spray) to the awesome Victoria Falls, or bungee jump (with Victoria Falls in sight).

Day 8: Victoria Falls

Depart anytime. Alas all good things must come to an end... or do they? If you aren't ready to go home just yet talk with your CEO about extending your adventure and get to know more of Zimbabwe or beyond!

  • Your G for Good Moment: Lusumpuko Women's Club Lunch, Victoria Falls Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary Drive
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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Group Size:1 - 22
Suitable For: Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.
Accommodation:Simple hotel (1 nt single or twin), participation camping (5 nts), bush camping (1 nt).
Difficulty:3 - Average
Meals:6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
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