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BOTSWANA & VICTORIA FALLS ADVENTURE

8 Days, Windhoek to Livingstone
BOTSWANA & VICTORIA FALLS ADVENTURE

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This Classic trip showcases some of the best that Africa has to offer. Journey from Namibia, across Botswana and on to Zambia on an authentic African adventure that inclu read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 07 nights accommodation: Hotels (2 nts), bushmen hut (1 nt), lodge/chalet (2 nts), basic camping (1 nt), adventure tents (1 nt).
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Air-conditioned touring vehicle, walking, mokoro, ferry)
  • Kalahari Desert visit
  • Okavango Delta excursion with entrances, game walks and dug-out canoe trips
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 190-250 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Windhoek
Day 2 Windhoek/Kalahari Desert
Day 3 Kalahari Desert/Maun
Day 4 Okavango Delta
Day 5 Okavango Delta/Nata
Day 6 Nata/Kasane
Day 7 Kasane/Livingstone
Day 8 Livingstone
Departures
  • Jan
    2018
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    2018
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    2018
  • May
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  • Aug
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  • Oct
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  • Nov
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  • Dec
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Sat, 06 Jan '18
  • Sat, 13 Jan '18
  • Sat, 20 Jan '18
  • Sat, 27 Jan '18
  • Sat, 17 Feb '18
  • Sat, 24 Feb '18
  • Sat, 10 Mar '18
  • Sat, 17 Mar '18
  • Sat, 24 Mar '18
  • Sat, 31 Mar '18
  • Sat, 14 Apr '18
  • Sat, 21 Apr '18
  • Sat, 28 Apr '18
  • Sat, 05 May '18
  • Sat, 12 May '18
  • Sat, 19 May '18
  • Sat, 30 Jun '18
  • Sat, 07 Jul '18
  • Sat, 14 Jul '18
  • Sat, 21 Jul '18
  • Sat, 28 Jul '18
  • Sat, 04 Aug '18
  • Sat, 11 Aug '18
  • Sat, 18 Aug '18
  • Sat, 25 Aug '18
  • Sat, 01 Sep '18
  • Sat, 22 Sep '18
  • Sat, 29 Sep '18
  • Sat, 06 Oct '18
  • Sat, 13 Oct '18
  • Sat, 20 Oct '18
  • Sat, 27 Oct '18
  • Sat, 10 Nov '18
  • Sat, 17 Nov '18
  • Sat, 08 Dec '18
  • Sat, 15 Dec '18
  • Sat, 15 Dec '18
  • Sat, 22 Dec '18
  • Sat, 29 Dec '18
  • Sat, 05 Jan '19
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Windhoek
  • Kalahari Desert
  • Maun
  • Okavango Delta
  • Nata Village
  • Kasane
  • Livingstone
  • Windhoek to Livingstone Map
  • DAY 1 Windhoek

    Arrive at any time.
    There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Windhoek/Kalahari Desert

    Explore the Kalahari Desert. Learn fascinating survival skills from the local San Bushmen on an optional walk and choose to enjoy a traditional bushmen dance in the evening.

    Continue through the eastern part of Namibia and cross into Botswana before travelling into the heart of the Kalahari.

    Arrive in the late afternoon and camp close to Ghanzi. Opt for a "bushman walk" after getting settled.

    Private Vehicle (Windhoek - Kalahari Desert 5h 470km)
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Border Crossing (Namibia - Botswana) Buitepos - Mamuno
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Optional Activities
    San Bushmen Walk
    Ghanzi
    Get a glimpse of how the San tribe adapted to the Kalahari Desert and learn about their fascinating wilderness survival skills. The gatherer life of the San/Bushmen has all but disappeared; there are few remaining who retain the survival skills of their ancient way of life. During the walk, San/Bushmen guides will share their knowledge on mastering this harsh environment, helping us learn about the botany of our surroundings. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Kalahari Desert/Maun

    Prepare for a 1-night/2-day journey into the delta. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta.

    Travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day - this is a severely arid and barren landscape, though very beautiful.

    After arrival in Maun, the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area, pick up any supplies needed and prepare for the journey into the Okavango Delta.

    The excursion begins with a drive in customized safari vehicles for about 1-2 hrs to the "dock" to board a mokoro (a dugout canoe) that takes us deep into the delta. After a 1-2 hrs in the mokoro, arrive to the basic bush camp.

    In the evening, watch a traditional dance group performance on the poolside terrace.

    Private Vehicle (Kalahari Desert - Maun 5h 330km)
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    4x4 (Maun - Okavango Delta 1h-2h)
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.

    Mokoro (Okavango Delta 1h-2h)
    Climb into a traditional dugout canoe for a closer view of the shoreline.

    Okavango Delta Excursion
    Okavango Delta
    Enjoy game walks, mokoro trips (occasionally unavailable due to seasonality), birdwatching, and game viewing in the pristine wilderness area of the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta. In the evening, count the shooting stars, sing with the locals, or simply unwind with a sundowner (cheers!) around the campfire.

    Dikgantshwane Performance
    Maun
    Sit back and enjoy as a group performs traditional welcome dances on the poolside terrace. The performance will include an introduction and explanation of the meaning of the songs performed.

    Optional Activities
    Okavango Delta Flight
    Maun
    Get a fresh perspective on the vast wilderness of Africa with a once-in-a-lifetime view only a select few will ever see. Hop aboard a 5-seater airplane and enjoy the stunning scenery from above. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Okavango Delta

    Enjoy game walks, traditional mokoro excursions, birding, and a sunset boat cruise in Maun (weather dependent). Learn the ways of the bush from the local polers.

    Okavango Delta Excursion
    Okavango Delta
    Enjoy game walks, mokoro trips (occasionally unavailable due to seasonality), birdwatching, and game viewing in the pristine wilderness area of the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta. In the evening, count the shooting stars, sing with the locals, or simply unwind with a sundowner (cheers!) around the campfire. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 5 Okavango Delta/Nata

    Travel to Nata. Opt for a sunset game drive or bush walk in the area. Watch elephants drink from the camp's watering hole at night.

    Enjoy one last sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. Stop in Maun, pick up your luggage, have lunch, and continue to Nata.

    Mokoro (Okavango Delta 1h-2h)
    Climb into a traditional dugout canoe for a closer view of the shoreline.

    4x4 (Okavango Delta - Maun 1h-2h)
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.

    Private Vehicle (Maun - Nata 3h 30m 340km)
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Optional Activities
    Nata Area Bushwalk
    Nata
    Head out into the bush to learn more about the area. Keep your eyes open and your binoculars ready to spot eagles, bustards, flamingoes, and blue-cheeked bee-eaters.

    Nata Area Game Drive
    Nata
    Head out for a game drive to see the flora of the Nata region up close and personal. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Nata/Kasane

    Travel to Kasane. Opt to embark on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River or on an open safari vehicle game drive.

    Travel to Kasane outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa.

    Opt for an evening boat cruise or game drive. For photography enthusiasts, this place is heaven with hippos, elephants, and crocodiles all living by the river.

    Private Vehicle (Nata - Kasane 6h 500km)
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Optional Activities
    Photography River Cruise
    Chobe National Park
    Shoot but don't kill. Photographers help you capture wildlife using a Nikon D7000 camera. Focus and click at elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and birds. This tour includes transfers, park fees, drinks, camera use (Nikon D7000 with 150 - 500 mm Zoom lens), photo permit, and a seat on the boat.

    Chobe River Boat Cruise
    Chobe National Park
    Get a fantastic perspective of one of Botswana's national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. Bring a few drinks and a camera, sit back, and enjoy the view. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Kasane/Livingstone

    Opt for an early morning game drive before boarding a ferry crossing into Zambia. Choose to visit Victoria Falls and enjoy whitewater rafting, canoeing, or a flight over the falls.

    Opt for a sunrise game drive for one last chance to see the Big Five.

    Cross the Zambezi River by ferry (10 mins) to enter into Zambia and continue on to Livingstone. This is a great base to see natural wonders and take part in some adventure activities.

    Opt to get up close (and wet from the spray) while visiting the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or, for the more adventurous, bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view.

    Private Vehicle (Kasane - Kazungula 30m)
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Ferry (Kazungula 15m)
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Border Crossing (Botswana) (Kazungula)
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Private Vehicle (Kazungula - Livingstone 1h)
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Optional Activities
    Zambezi Bungee Jump
    Livingstone
    Get the adrenaline pumping with a bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge over the Zambezi River. Hear the rush of Victoria Falls as you enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.

    Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride
    Livingstone
    Charge up your camera and take flight over the massive Victoria Falls. From above, it's easy to capture the full breadth of the falls and their surroundings.

    Zambezi Whitewater Rafting
    Livingstone
    Tick one off your bucket list! Raft the Class III-V rapids of the Zambezi River, considered by many to be one of the best whitewater rafting rivers in the world. It's exhilarating!

    Victoria Falls Visit
    Livingstone
    One of the seven natural wonders, this waterfall is not the widest or highest, but it produces a horizontal curtain of falling water as it drops more than 152.4m (500 ft) into the gorge below, creating a spray of 396.2m (1,300 ft). If watching isn't enough, when the water levels are low, take a swim at the Devil's Pool at the edge of the falls, or at Angel's Armchair. The falls are visible from 48.2km (30 mi) away. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Livingstone

    Depart at any time. (None (Meals on your own))

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 190-250 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 18 passengers, at an average there are 14 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.


  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, countries, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience. We use a comfortable and safe air-conditioned vehicle for the long drives.

  10. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.

  11. It is compulsory to show a valid Yellow Fever Certificate if you are travelling to Botswana from a Yellow Fever endemic country. Entry into Botswana when travelling from the following countries (but not limited to) will require a Yellow Fever Certificate: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Zambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.


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