Delta, Chobe & Kruger – Camping
Group Size: Maximum 20 passengers
Departs: Scheduled small group departures throughout the year
The Delta, Chobe & Kruger combination tour starts and ends in Johannesburg. You make your way into the Kalahari spending time getting to know the fascinating San people. Then make your way to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta embarking on your exploration of the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s great wilderness areas. There you will become an expert at “poling” your mokoro (a dugout canoe) through the waterways. Heading North you visit Chobe National Park for a game viewing boat cruise. Arrive in Victoria Falls where the available activities are limitless. Board the truck for your two day transit to Johannesburg and the start of your Kruger tour. Experience the thrill of being on safari, observing the big five as well as zebras, giraffe and rhinos and be inspired by an authentically African atmosphere. Your return journey to Johannesburg takes you via the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and Blyde River Canyon. Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world and it is a must see on everyone’s travel itinerary, and the viewpoints overlooking the Blyde River and Klein Drakensberg escarpment won’t disappoint.
Day 1 - Kang
Route: Johannesburg to Kang – 700km
Leaving behind the city of Johannesburg, travel through the North-West Province to the Botswana border. After completing border formalities continue on the Trans-Kalahari highway to your overnight stop in the small village of Kang, the gateway to the Kalahari. (LD)
Day 2 – Kalahari
Route: Kang to Ghanzi – 310km
After breakfast you venture deeper into the Central Kalahari and your camp in the Ghanzi district, here you will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people. After lunch you will join your San guides for a guided walk that will introduce you to the many secrets of their survival in the Kalahari Desert. The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part in their lifestyle. This evening you will get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance and story-telling. (BLD)
Included Highlight: San Guided Walk (late afternoon), San Evening Dance performance.
Day 3 – Khwai Conservation Area
Route: Ghanzi to Khwai Conservation Area – 450km
You will be separated from your Nomad truck for the next 2 nights and it is therefore important that you pack/gather your personal belongings which you may need, before you depart for Maun today as there is limited time in Maun for re-packing and storing. Please pack lightly and only take what you need for the following two nights.
This morning you rise early and make your way towards Maun, where upon arrival in Maun you will have the opportunity to go on an optional scenic flight over the Delta (time and weather permitting). After your optional flight, you will be collected from Maun and will be transferred to the Khwai Conservation area in smaller safari type vehicles. This evening your guide will prepare you on what to expect for your mokoro excursion into the Okavango Delta and your game drive in Khwai. (BLD)
Optional Activity: Okavango Delta Scenic flight.
Day 4 – Khwai Conservation Area
Heading out early, you transfer by safari vehicle, to the poling station, where you will meet the polers who will be escorting you into the Delta. The polers will steer you through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons. Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your poler and after the walk, you return by mokoro through the channels back to the poling station. While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game viewing activity, a variety of game may be spotted in this pristine wilderness area, including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra. After lunch, you will return to Khwai Conservation area for your afternoon game drive which will be conducted in open 4×4 safari vehicles. The game viewing routes chosen during the afternoon by the professional guide may vary especially when high floods are experienced as certain roads may be closed or impassable. (BLD)
Day 5 – Savuti Game Reserve - Kasane
Today’s journey through the Savuti National Park to reach Kasane is expected to take approximately 10 hours. You will pack up camp and depart at first light on the open 4×4 safari vehicles. The road conditions can best be described as dense sand and depending on the season you are travelling in, could be through thick vegetation. During the winter months (May-September) we strongly suggest layering up on clothing, pack a beanie and/or scarf and thick jacket. Animal sightings can never be guaranteed while we transit/traverse these wilderness areas and any stops for viewing of the wildlife will add to the time spent in the 4×4 safari vehicle. We suggest stocking up on snacks and at least 1 x 5l bottle of water in Maun for the journey as there are no re-supply points until you reach Kasane.
The Savuti Game Reserve is a unique area bordered by the Okavango Delta to west and Chobe National Park to the east. Savuti is renowned as a big game area and known for having the largest concentrations of wildlife in Southern Africa. Today is a long day as you spend most of your day travelling through the Savuti Game Reserve in search of the species that roam the plains. Expect some bumpy roads as you traverse this wilderness area in your 4×4 vehicles. Offering habitats from wetland, open water to the grasslands and Savannah woodland, you hope to see as many species of fauna and flora possible. This afternoon you arrive on the banks of the Chobe River and will be re-united with your Nomad truck in the town of Kasane. (BLD)
Included Highlight: Full day game drive through Savuti Game Reserve in 4X4 safari vehicle.
Day 6 – Chobe National Park - Kasane
For those that opt to participate in the optional game drive in Chobe National Park, you will be collected early from camp and will venture out in open 4×4 safari type vehicles. You will return to camp in time for lunch and a quick siesta before you head out in the afternoon to explore the Chobe National Park from the river, enjoying a leisurely boat cruise which allows you an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons. (BLD)
Included Highlight: Chobe National Park Boat Cruise.
Optional Activity: Chobe National Park Game Drive.
Day 7 – Victoria Falls
Route: Kasane to Victoria Falls – 90km
With the memories of your wildlife encounters firmly etched in your minds, cross the border to Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. Today you will 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 to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Tonight you can enjoy an optional dinner out, your guide will assist you to decide on the many options available. (BLD)
Optional Activity: Visit to the Victoria Falls, Bungee Jump, Gorge Swing, Sunset Cruise, Helicopter Flights.
Day 8 - Victoria Falls
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 scenic flight over the falls below, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls. (BLD)
Optional Activity: White water rafting, Canoe trips, Game drives and more.
Day 9 – Francistown
Route: Victoria Falls to Francistown – 500km
Departing Victoria Falls this morning, you cross into Botswana and travel south to Francistown in central Botswana. You will reach your overnight stop on the outskirts of Francistown in the late afternoon.(BLD)
Day 10 – Johannesburg
Route: Francistown to Johannesburg – 690km
An early departure you continue to the border with South Africa and on to the city of Johannesburg. All travellers are invited to join together for a traditional Braai tonight, this can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared around the braai fires and tonight presents an opportunity to join fellow travellers in celebrating the many wonders of African travel. You arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon. (BLD)
Day 11 - Greater Kruger National Park
Route: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park – 410km
Please note that during the next few days (while you are visiting Kruger National Park), the order of activities could change without prior notice and a degree of flexibility is needed. This is to allow for maximum game viewing opportunities and experiences.
Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind you make your way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Your journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. You set up camp at your base for the next three nights and enjoy a sundowner drive. (BLD)
Included Highlight: Sundowner Game Drive.
Day 12 - Kruger National Park
This morning you enter the Kruger National Park for a full-day of game viewing. You have the opportunity to explore the park in open game viewing vehicles, giving you access to areas the Nomad’s truck can’t always go.(BLD)
Included Highlight: Full day Kruger Park game drive in 4X4 vehicle.
Day 13 - Kruger National Park
As is customary when on safari, you will have the opportunity to rise early and enjoy a guided bush walk. Being in the bush on foot offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the smaller details of this great wilderness area. After your walk, you exit the park and journey along the scenic Panorama Route where you will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. Returning to camp in the evening to enjoy a lovely local dinner and dance. (BLD)
Included Highlights: The Panorama Route (God’s Window, Burke’s Luck Potholes and Three Rondavels).
Optional Activity: Morning guided bush walk.
Day 14 - End of Delta, Chobe & Kruger Tour
Route: Kruger National Park to Johannesburg – 410km
Enjoy your last drive through the park before setting off to Belvedere Estate. Arriving at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. This can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel. (BL)
Included Highlight: Half-Day Morning Game Drive in Nomad Truck (4 hours)
Optional Activity: Traditional meal Belvedere Estate
Dates and Pricing
- 03 Jun 23 - 31 Dec 23 $4,195 $4,505
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.
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