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Rock My Botswana & Victoria Falls Adventure

Trip Locations

  • Okavango Delta
  • D’kar
  • Savuti National Park
  • Khwai Concession
  • Chobe National Park
  • Livingstone & Victoria Falls

Travel through the heart of Botswana & Zambia on a magical safari and immersive cultural journey. Starting in Maun, Botswana, this epic and wild safari adventure takes in all the major highlights of Botswana including Chobe National Park, Savuti, Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta.

We’ll also spend time with the wonderful San people in the Kalahari region, before finishing in Livingstone, Zambia, the adventure capital of Africa and home to the amazing Victoria Falls – one of the wonders of the natural world!

Tour Overview

 

Tour Dates

Cost

  • £3,495 + $1,000 (local payment, paid on arrival).
  • Includes £500 non-refundable deposit.
  • £100 OFF bookings made on or before 1st March 2020.

What’s Included

  • 14 Nights Accommodation.
  • 11 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 11 Dinners.
  • Rock My Adventure Group Leader & Local Guides.
  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information.
  • Most In-Country Transport.
  • San Bush Walk.
  • San Village & Activities.
  • Storytelling & Healing Ceremony.
  • Traditional Mokoro Rides in the Okavango Delta.
  • Walking Safaris in the Okavango Delta.
  • Swimming in the Okavango Delta.
  • Safari in Khwai Concession.
  • Khwai Village Visit.
  • Safari Moremi Game Reserve.
  • Safari in Chobe National Park (Savuti).
  • Boat safari in Chobe National Park (Riverfront area).
  • Victoria Falls.
  • Cycling Tour.
  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise (light dinner & drinks included).

Please Note

  • This trip is a mix of lodges and comfortable, luxury camping.
  • What is comfortable, luxury camping, I hear you ask? Whilst on safari, we stay in mobile bush camps, deep in the heart of Botswana. We have a guide, cook and support crew. The trip is non-participatory, so the tents and camp will be set up by our awesome crew. There will be 2 people to a tent and you will sleep on cot beds with mattresses, bedding & towels provided. The tents have an ensuite bathroom with pit toilet and warm bucket shower every evening. We’ll eat all together in a ‘mess’ tent and all meals will be provided by the crew (the food is amazing, with homemade fresh bread most days). You’ll love it!

£100 OFF BOOKINGS MADE ON OR BEFORE 1ST MARCH 2020!

LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

“This trip simply blew my mind. Never before have I encountered so much wildlife close up. Seeing a lioness peacefully nursing her cubs right in front of our eyes and a leopard ripping open a rather ripe Elephant carcass a few meters from us were just a couple of the highlights. We must either have had a lucky charm or our talented guide can take all the credit for the incredible wildlife sightings: two cheetas resting in the shade, hyenas fighting over the spoils of an Elephant calf and comically the black backed jackals butting in and outsmarting them. From the bone dry Kalahari to the rich waters of the Delta, the green savanna of Moremi to the sandy, stormy desert of Savuti, on to Chobe and to the breathtaking rainbows over Victoria Falls, this trip just had it all. The highlights kept coming! Daily we saw large herds of Elephants, and were collectively cooing over the baby Elephants running around, learning to use their trunks. Having initially felt somewhat apprehensive about camping, it turned out to be my favourite part of the trip. Being so completely immersed in nature, falling asleep to the sound of hippos close to the tent and watching the mist rise from the river in the early morning light, made us feel incredibly alive. We explored the landscape by car, canoe, on foot, by plane and boat and every time there was more to see, more to learn, more to enjoy. This trip is a treat for all animal lovers that you cannot effort to miss.”

KATJA / GERMANY / ROCK MY BOTSWANA & VICTORIA FALLS ADVENTURE 2019

Itinerary

 

 

Day 1: Maun, Botswana

Arrive in Maun and transfer to your accommodation.

Relax and get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome meal and a beer or two! Your Rock My Botswana & Victoria Falls Adventure starts here!

*  Maun is easily accessible by air from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Gaborone and Kasane. There are also some charter flights from Livingstone & Vic Falls if booked early enough. We can also easily arrange a transfer from Livingstone or Victoria Falls to Kasane for your connecting flight. 

 

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Twin Occupancy (Lodge, Ensuite)
  • Activities: None

 

Day 2: D’kar, Botswana

After a leisurely morning in Maun, we’ll make our way to the D’kar in the Kalahari region, the traditional home of the San people, one of the oldest (if not the oldest) ethnic groups on earth.

The San are nomadic hunter-gatherers and are also known as the ‘Bushmen’ due to their incredible knowledge of plants, animals and their surroundings.

When we arrive, we’ll spend a relaxed evening at the San run lodge, under beautiful starry skies.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Twin Occupancy (Lodge, Ensuite)
  • Activities: None

 

Day 3: D’kar, Botswana

Today is a great day as we spend time with the San people.

We’ll spend the day with them, visiting their village and learning about their culture, traditions and survival skills. The San are very welcoming people and you will love spending the day with them.

In the evening we’ll enjoy a traditional San storytelling and healing ceremony around the fire. Magical!

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Twin Occupancy (Lodge, Ensuite)
  • Activities: Bush Walk, San Village & Activities, Storytelling & Healing Ceremony

Day 4: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Today we’ll say our goodbyes to Dkar and head into the wilds of the Okavango Delta by mokoro (traditional canoe) to spend the next 2 nights on our first Botswana safari. When we arrive, our camp will be set up ready for us to relax and enjoy our surroundings.

‘The Delta’ is a world`s largest inland delta and a UNESCO World Heritage site, formed when seasonal water flowing from the Angolan highlands creates a flood which produces channels and islands that transform the environment into one of the most unique and beautiful landscapes on earth.

This part of Botswana is home to an abundance of wildlife including, elephants, hippo, lions and zebra and we’ll spend our time enjoying the mokoro rides through the waterways and taking walking safaris through this incredibly unique part of the world.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mobile Tented Camp (Comfortable Camping – Elevated Camp Beds, Ensuite)
  • Activities: Mokoro Ride

Day 5: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Early in the morning, we’ll head out on a bush walk through the Delta with an experienced local guide. This will give you the opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna of the area and there will be chance to see animals such as giraffe, antelope and elephants. Which is a thrilling experience when travelling on foot.

In the afternoon, we’ll swim and explore the waterways further and you will even have chance to try out your mokoro poling skills. 

As the sun sets over the Delta, we’ll take another ride through the waterways where we are likely to see even more animals. Then it’s back to camp for another night around the campfire.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mobile Tented Camp (Comfortable Camping – Elevated Camp Beds, Ensuite)
  • Activities: Walking Safari, Swimming, Mokoro Rides

    Day 6: Maun, Botswana

    After a hearty breakfast, we’ll leave the Delta behind and return to Maun to re-group and wash off the safari dust.

    In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta so you can see this natural phenomenon from the air.

    The flights stay relatively low, so you’ll be completely wowed by the incredible views of the waterways, islands and animals.

    The evening is free to relax at the lodge or you may want to head out to one of the restaurants in town.

     

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
    • Activities: Mokoro Ride

    Day 7: Khwai Concession & Moremi Game Reserve

    This morning, we’re heading back out on safari in our open 4×4 vehicle, making our way through Botswana’s wilderness and most incredible safari destinations. 

    We’ll spend the next 2 days staying on the border between the Khwai Concession and the Moremi Game Reserve which is one of the most beautiful parts of Botswana. This is the beginning of our real ‘into the wild’ adventure.

    We’ll camp in the park, allowing ourselves to be fully immersed in the bush for the next few days and give us the best chance of seeing the animals.

    Once again, our wonderful, comfortable camp will be set up and waiting for us. If it gets chilly, our crew will prepare you a hot water bottle to snuggle up with.

     

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Mobile Tented Camp (Comfortable Camping – Elevated Camp Beds, Ensuite)
    • Activities: Safari, Village Visit

      Day 8: Khwai Concession & Moremi Game Reserve

      After a bush breakfast, we’ll hop into the safari van (with our blankets and hot water bottles) and go back out on safari to look for more incredible animals!

      This area is home to a vast number of animals including elephants, giraffe, lion, cheetah, hyena, buffalo, wild dogs and around 500 species of bird.

      You will love life in the wild and our expert guides and support crew will ensure we have an awesome, safe and enjoyable experience.

       

      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      • Accommodation: Mobile Tented Camp (Comfortable Camping – Elevated Camp Beds, Ensuite)
      • Activities: Safari

      Day 9: Chobe National Park (Savuti Area), Botswana

      We’ll continue through the parks, next moving on to the remote, raw and wild Savuti region of Chobe National Park. One of the BEST places in Africa for safari.

      Savuti is famous for a number of reasons… first for the disappearance of the Savuti Channel which dried up in 1981, only to mysteriously reappear in 2008, attracting large numbers of animals who drink from the clear waters.

      As you drift off to sleep, listen for lions roaring and hyenas laughing in the distance.

       

      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      • Accommodation: Mobile Tented Camp (Comfortable Camping – Elevated Camp Beds, Ensuite)
      • Activities: Safari

        Day 10: Chobe National Park (Savuti Area), Botswana

        Today we’re back on another magical safari in Savuti.

        Savuti is also known for high numbers of elephants and predators, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs.

        The lions in Savuti are historically famous for their unusual behaviour and excellent hunting skills. They have been known to hunt and kill elephants which is uncommon in other parts of Africa. This behaviour began when Savuti was dry and still continues today.

        In the evenings, we’ll enjoy dinner and sundowners around the campfire, enjoying some of the most spectacular sunsets you’ve ever seen in your life.

         

        • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
        • Accommodation: Mobile Tented Camp (Comfortable Camping – Elevated Camp Beds, Ensuite)
        • Activities: Safari

          Day 11: Chobe National Park (Riverfront Area), Botswana

          Leaving Savuti, we’ll make our way back towards the Chobe Riverfront area. 

          Chobe National Park is home to an estimated 120,000 elephants, which is one of the most concentrated populations of elephants in all of Africa.

          When we arrive, we’ll take a boating safari along the Chobe River, where we’ll have the chance to see the elephants drinking and bathing in the river.

          In the evening we’ll enjoy a group meal to reflect on an amazing 11 days in Botswana.

           

          • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
          • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
          • Activities: Boat Safari

            Day 12: Livingstone, Zambia

            After breakfast, we’ll pack up and leave Botswana, crossing over the border to Livingstone in Zambia, where we’ll spend our last few days together.

            In the afternoon we’ll visit the stunningly beautiful Victoria Falls, one of the wonders of the natural world. There will be time to wander the paths, explore and be wowed by the site before you.

            The evening is free to do as you please, however you may want to head out with the group to a great local restaurant for dinner and drinks.

             

            • Meals: Breakfast
            • Accommodation: Flashpacker Hostel (Ensuite)
            • Activities: Victoria Falls

              Day 13: Livingstone, Zambia

              Today is a completely free day for you to enjoy some of the amazing activities that Livingstone has to offer.

              These include white water rafting, swimming in ‘Angel’s or Devil’s Pool (seasonal), microlighting over the falls, swimming under the falls (seasonal), bungee jumping, canoeing or jet boating.

              Or, if you’re feeling slightly less adventurous you may just want to chill by the pool, get clothes made, visit a local market or have afternoon tea at The Royal Livingstone Hotel  – it’s up to you!

               

              • Meals: None
              • Accommodation: Flashpacker Hostel (Ensuite)
              • Activities: None

                Day 14: Livingstone, Zambia

                In the morning, we’ll take a cycling tour with a local social enterprise, venturing into the villages that surround the main part of town, where we can see a glimpse of local life, meet some of the people who live there and go to places most other tourists don’t go.

                In the afternoon there will be some free time to relax by the pool or do a bit of last-minute souvenir shopping before we say goodbye over a light dinner and drinks on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

                 

                • Meals: Light Dinner
                • Accommodation: Flashpacker Hostel (Ensuite)
                • Activities: Cycling Tour, Zambezi River Sunset Cruise (light dinner & drinks included)

                  Day 15: Departure Day

                  Today is always a sad day as we say goodbye to our new friends, but the memories and shared experiences will last a lifetime.

                  We can arrange the transfer to Livingstone Airport or you can continue your Africa travels from there.

                  If you need any support with your pre or post-tour Africa travels, please don’t hesitate to contact us. It’s all part of the Rock My Adventure service!

                   

                  • Meals: None
                  • Accommodation: None
                  • Activities: None

                    £100 OFF BOOKINGS MADE ON OR BEFORE 1ST MARCH 2020!

                    LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

                    Please bear in mind that the itinerary is subject to minor changes, ‘This is Africa’! But whatever happens, we’ll ensure you have an amazing trip!!

                    Have a question? Feel free contact us here or take a look at our FAQ’s page.

                    Essential Info

                    Duration: 14 Nights

                    Dates: 

                    Start: Maun, Botswana

                    Finish: Livingstone, Zambia

                    Maximum Group Size: 8 people

                    Minimum Age: 18

                    Physical Level: Moderate

                    Cost:

                    • £3,495 + $1,000 (local payment, paid on arrival) 
                    • Includes £500 non-refundable deposit

                    Deposit: £500 (included in the above price, non-refundable)

                    Support

                    • Rock My Adventure Group Leader, comprehensive pre-departure information & planning advice.

                    Meals

                    • 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 11 dinners.

                    Accommodation

                    • 14 nights accommodation in lodges and comfortable, luxury camping in wild bush camps. 
                    • What is comfortable, luxury camping, I hear you ask? Whilst on safari, we stay in mobile bush camps, deep in the heart of Botswana. We have a guide, cook and support crew. The trip is non-participatory, so the tents and camp will be set up by our awesome crew. There will be 2 people to a tent and you will sleep on cot beds with mattresses, bedding & towels provided. The tents have an ensuite bathroom with pit toilet and warm bucket shower every evening. We’ll eat all together in a ‘mess’ tent and all meals will be provided by the crew (the food is amazing, with homemade fresh bread most days). You’ll love it!

                    Transport

                    • All transport within Botswana & Zambia to and from included excursions and between the main destinations on the tour.

                    Activities

                     

                    • San Bush Walk
                    • San Village & Activities
                    • Storytelling & Healing Ceremony
                    • Traditional Mokoro Rides in the Okavango Delta
                    • Walking Safaris in the Okavango Delta
                    • Swimming in the Okavango Delta
                    • Safari in Khwai Concession
                    • Khwai Village Visit
                    • Safari Moremi Game Reserve
                    • Safari in Chobe National Park (Savuti)
                    • Boat safari in Chobe National Park (Riverfront area)
                    • Victoria Falls
                    • Cycling Tour
                    • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise (light dinner & drinks included)
                    • Flights.
                    • Airport transfers (however we can arrange these for you).
                    • Visas (if needed).
                    • Medications, antimalarials or vaccinations.
                    • Travel/health insurance (required).
                    • Drinks & meals not mentioned.
                    • Optional activities.
                    • Tips for local guides.

                    You will make 3 payments:

                    • Deposit: Paid in GBP upon booking.
                    • Balance: The remainder of the GBP balance (minus deposit) paid 62 days before arrival.
                    • Local Payment (IF REQUIRED): Paid on arrival to your Tour Leader in Africa

                    The local payment is separate from the initial price you pay prior to the trip. You pay the local payment to your Tour Leader in US Dollars upon arrival in Africa.

                    This includes the on tour expenses that we cannot pay prior to arrival, such as national park entry fees, food, local transport and some activities.

                    Travel insurance is essential for ALL Rock My Adventure trips.

                    Your health and safety when travelling is of the utmost importance, so it is vital that you have travel insurance policy that covers you for your trip to Africa. Adequate travel insurance is a condition of your contract with us and you will not be able to join a trip without it.

                    You must be satisfied that your insurance fully covers all your personal requirements including cancellation charges, theft, medical expenses and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. 

                    Your insurance should also cover you for any adventurous activities that you wish to do – this includes the ‘included’ activities on the tour and any ‘optional’ activities.

                    Please be aware that some hazardous activities such as (but not limited to) white water rafting on grade 5 rapids, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, safari walks, bungee jumping and sky diving may not be covered by all policies, so you may have to take out a higher level of cover.

                    Medical care is not free in Africa and even the cost of getting to hospital can be super expensive, so you need to be covered in case of a medical emergency, including air ambulance evacuation and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. For example, if your appendix bursts whilst we are in the Serengeti, you will need to be evacuated by helicopter to Nairobi. Without insurance you would need to pay for that out of your own pocket. 

                    If you are bringing along any electrical equipment such as cameras and laptops, you should also ensure your insurance covers those items too. Some policies only have this as an add-on. 

                    If you are travelling to an area that is subject to foreign office warnings, this may void your travel insurance, so you may need to take out an additional policy for the days you are in the danger zones. 

                    Please always read the small print.

                    Your tour leader will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip, so please have the following information ready for them:

                    • Name of insurance provider.
                    • Your policy number.
                    • The telephone number to call in the event of an emergency.
                    • Your next of kin name and number.

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