I Love Adventures - Delta & Falls Overland

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Feel the splash of the Okavango Delta from a dugout "mokoro" canoe and the mists of majestic Victoria Falls—described by the local Kololo people as "the smoke that thunders." Experience the colours, culture and scenery of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe on this well-packed 9-day adventure. Meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert and the elephants of Chobe National Park. With a knowledgeable CEO leading the way, travel aboard our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) is well-paced and wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action. Prepare yourself for an utterly unique African experience.

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Whats Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Lusumpuko Women's Club Lunch, Victoria Falls Your Discover Moment: Victoria Falls. Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Participation camping (6 nts), basic bush camping (1 nt), permanent tent (1 nt)
  • Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), mokoro, walking, safari vehicle.
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides.
  • 22

Countries Visited

  • Botswana
  • Zimbabwe
  • Namibia

Meet the San Bushmen on the fringes of the Kalahari Desert, get into the wild with dugout canoe rides and bush camping in the Okavango Delta, cruise the Chobe River at sunset, feel the mist of the mighty Victoria Falls

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Days : 9

Price : From AED 4,362*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Basic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 3 - Average

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Full Itinerary

Day 1 Windhoek
Day 2 Windhoek/Ghanzi (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 3 Ghanzi/Maun (1B, 1L)
Day 4 Maun/Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 5 Okavango Delta/Gweta (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 6 Gweta/Kasane (1B, 1L)
Day 7 Kasane/Victoria Falls (1B, 1L)
Day 8 Victoria Falls
Day 9 Victoria Falls (1B)

Trip Advice

Travelers must exercise common sense and caution at all times. Tourists should stick to set travel arrangements and avoid unknown areas. Always keep a photocopy of your passport, airline tickets and a record of your travellers' checks and credit card numbers separate from where you keep the originals. Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe are relatively safe; your guide knows the countries intimately and will endeavor to show you the best parts while looking after you. In the wild areas, your guide will brief you on the necessary precautions, follow this advice and you will be fine. We also recommend that you wear minimal jewellery and that you keep valuable items safely stored.

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labeled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase, or sports bag, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited. Porters are not available, so be prepared to carry your own bags. For our camping style tours you will need to provide your own sleeping bag, small pillow and sleeping sheet (if you would like). We provide the tent and the sleeping pads. Please note that the seasons in Africa is quite extreme. Winters (especially South Africa, Namibia and Botswana) can be really cold and summers will be really hot. If you travel during winter months(May to October) please ensure that you bring warm clothing and a suitable sleeping bag. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

About Accommodation

Camping in Africa is truly an adventure. You will be able to get off the beaten track to get a first-hand experience of the beautiful wilderness and nature. While camping, we stay at designated campsites in national parks and outside towns. Campsite facilities in southern Africa are generally good, but can be basic in certain places. There are generally small restaurants and/or bars, washing facilities and occasionally telephones available. The camps have flush toilets, and showers at some camps are outdoors, having simple reed enclosures for privacy. Additionally, warm water is available at most sites, but it is not guaranteed to always be warm when you take your shower; the warm water may be used up others who also use the camp. We usually set-up camp within close proximity to the toilet facilities, though occasionally to reach them you may to walk a short distance. All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied, including camp mattresses, which are warm and comfortable. We supply dome tents and assembly/disassembly takes only 5 minutes. They are good quality, durable, industry-standard 2-person safari canvas tents. Please note that most adults will not be able to fully stand up inside the tents, though most travellers find these more than adequate, as they have a base area of approximately 4 square meters. These tents are regularly treated with a waterproofing agent, but under certain rainy conditions, the tent fabric may become saturated to the point where seepage or leakage may occur. All tents have built-in mesh insect netting on the windows and doors. We travel with our own portable camp chairs with a comfortable back-rest, and we utilize our own cooking equipment to provide the group good quality camp meals. In camping within the national parks and conservation areas, some camp sites are enclosed for keeping the resident wildlife out. Other camps are open to the natural environment – care must be taken, especially at night, when a torch/flashlight is recommended when walking around the camp area. Your camping experience in the Okavango Delta is fondly called “bush camping”. This will be the most basic two nights of our trip, as there is no running water, no showers, nor toilets facilities. You will be truly camping in the wild, away from civilization and its comforts, and completely surrounded by nature – an unbelievable experience some in fact feel is the highlight of the trip. Despite the challenge that a few days “roughing it” may pose to some, the experience of being that close to nature, camping under the African stars, and seeing incredible wildlife at your tent door-step is not just gratifying but ultimately an experience of a lifetime.

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Meals

As mentioned above, most of the meals on this tour are included in the tour price. When a meal is not included, this is because there are often many options available - we would like to give you the opportunity to explore a bit and test the local cuisine yourself. In these cases, your CEO will be able to suggest some good local restaurants or options for you to choose from. All included meals will be prepared from fresh local produce. The majority of the shopping for foodstuffs will be done before the trip departs, and fresh goods, such as meats, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products, will be bought en route during the trip from supermarkets, local shops and markets. Breakfasts will generally consist of breads and cereals, if time allows a warm breakfast may be prepared. Many lunches will be provided en-route and will be light meals such as sandwiches and/or salads. All evening meals will be freshly-prepared hot meals, and will consist of a variety of continental and local dishes. Our cook will organize the meal preparation and lead the way here, but will prepare a duty schedule for ensuring a fair, rotating participation from you and your group members in the meal preparation and dish washing duties. Vegetarian meals and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival.

About our Transportation

We use a custom built 24 seat overland adventure vehicle (OAV) named the Lando, to criss-cross through Southern Africa. The Lando allows the entire group, including your CEO, to travel together, and because of its height, is great for wildlife viewing and for enjoying the scenic landscape. Road conditions can run the full gamut from new to being in very poor condition. This style of travel is by no means luxury but it allows us the flexibility of making stops when needed, and reaching some out-of-the way parts in Africa where the traditional safari crowd would not dare to go. Here’s a quick look at the unique features of the well-equipped G Adventures overland adventure vehicle (OAV): - Storage for your main luggage is accessible from inside the vehicle - Day packs can be stored at your feet or on the luggage shelf above - Onboard safety box for valuables - Front viewing windows and large sliding windows, both great for wildlife viewing - Reclining seats - Fully equipped mobile kitchen - Access to a 250L tank of drinking water - Air-conditioning - Charging station, when available in camp (South African plug - 220-240V) - USB charging ports for every traveller at their seat - Wifi in selected countries, depending on the network reception Please note that our Landos do not have on-board bathrooms. This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Please take note of the travel times and distances in the above itinerary, and consider that this is often on poor quality, bumpy roads. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience.

Group Leader Description

On this tour, you will be accompanied by two Chief Experience Officers (CEOs). The Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will be the group manager and leader, cook and driver. They will provide information on the places where we are travelling, offer suggestions for things to do and see and introduce you to our local friends. He/she will take care of the small things so you can concentrate on enjoying your adventure. All of our CEOs in southern Africa are experienced group leaders, with a broad knowledge base of the region’s history, cultures, and wildlife. Most of our leaders in the region are from South Africa, though it may be possible that you’ll have a leader from another country in the southern African region. All of our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) drivers are experienced in the routes travelled, and highly skilled in dealing with different terrains. All of our cooks will organize and lead the meal preparation, and have experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. We also use local guides for some included activities where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting.

Check List

Additional Items: • Sleeping bag and liner (Seasonally appropriate) Cold Weather: • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater • Scarf • Warm gloves • Warm hat • Warm layers Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear Note: Seasons in Southern Africa are quite extreme. Winters can be really cold and summers will be really hot. If you travel during winter months (May to October) please ensure that you bring warm clothing and a suitable sleeping bag.

Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2018-12-21 - 2018-12-29the tour is only available on a request-basis AED 4806
2018-12-28 - 2019-01-05The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking AED 4806
2019-01-04 - 2019-01-12Available AED 5176
2019-01-18 - 2019-01-26Available AED 4400
2019-01-25 - 2019-02-02Available AED 4400
2019-02-01 - 2019-02-09Available AED 4180
2019-02-08 - 2019-02-16Available AED 4180
2019-02-15 - 2019-02-23Available AED 4180
2019-03-01 - 2019-03-09Available AED 4180
2019-03-08 - 2019-03-16Available AED 3934
2019-03-15 - 2019-03-23Available AED 4180
2019-03-22 - 2019-03-30Available AED 3934
2019-03-29 - 2019-04-06Available AED 3934
2019-04-12 - 2019-04-20Available AED 5176
2019-04-19 - 2019-04-27Available AED 5176
2019-04-26 - 2019-05-04Available AED 4141
2019-05-10 - 2019-05-18Available AED 5176
2019-05-24 - 2019-06-01Available AED 5176
2019-05-31 - 2019-06-08Available AED 5176
2019-06-07 - 2019-06-15Available AED 5176
2019-06-14 - 2019-06-22Available AED 5176
2019-06-21 - 2019-06-29Available AED 5176
2019-07-05 - 2019-07-13Available AED 5472
2019-07-12 - 2019-07-20Available AED 5472
2019-07-19 - 2019-07-27Available AED 5472
2019-07-26 - 2019-08-03Available AED 5472
2019-08-02 - 2019-08-10Available AED 5472
2019-08-09 - 2019-08-17Available AED 5472
2019-08-16 - 2019-08-24Available AED 5472
2019-08-23 - 2019-08-31Available AED 5472
2019-08-30 - 2019-09-07Available AED 5472
2019-09-06 - 2019-09-14Available AED 5472
2019-09-20 - 2019-09-28Available AED 5472
2019-09-27 - 2019-10-05Available AED 5472
2019-10-04 - 2019-10-12Available AED 5176
2019-10-11 - 2019-10-19Available AED 5176
2019-10-18 - 2019-10-26Available AED 5176
2019-10-25 - 2019-11-02Available AED 5176
2019-11-01 - 2019-11-09Available AED 5176
2019-11-15 - 2019-11-23Available AED 5176
2019-11-22 - 2019-11-30Available AED 5176
2019-11-29 - 2019-12-07Available AED 5176
2019-12-13 - 2019-12-21Available AED 5176
2019-12-20 - 2019-12-28Available AED 5176
2019-12-27 - 2020-01-04Available AED 5176