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Rock My Botswana & Victoria Falls Adventure

Botswana & Victoria Falls – 14 Nights

Tour Highlights

Travel through the heart of Botswana & Zambia on a magical safari and immersive cultural journey.

Starting in Maun, this 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, the adventure capital of Africa and home to the amazing Victoria Falls!

“If ever I have seen magic, it has been in Africa.” (John Hemingway)

Okavango Delta

Meerkats

Chobe National Park

Victoria Falls

Tour Overview

 

Tour Dates

 

Cost

  • TBC
  • Includes £500 non-refundable deposit.

What’s Included

  • 16 Nights Accommodation.
  • 14 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches and 14 Dinners.
  • Rock My Adventure Group Leader & Local Guides.
  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information.
  • Most In-Country Transport.
  • Elephant Viewing.
  • Village Walk.
  • Quad Biking/Game Drive.
  • Fly Camping.
  • Meerkat Experience.
  • San Bush Walk.
  • San Village & Activities.
  • Storytelling & Healing Ceremony.
  • Traditional Mokoro Safari in the Okavango Delta.
  • Walking Safari in the Okavango Delta.
  • Swimming in the Okavango Delta.
  • Safari in Khwai Concession.
  • Khwai Village Visit.
  • Safari in Moremi Game Reserve.
  • Savari in Chobe National Park (Savuti).
  • Safari in Chobe National Park (Riverfront Area).
  • Victoria Falls.
  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise (light dinner & drinks).

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 full-time safari guide/driver, a cook and a full 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!

“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, so luxurious. 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: Kasane, Botswana

Arrive in Kasane 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!

*  Kasane is easily accessible by air from Johannesburg and Maun. We can also easily arrange a pick up at Livingstone, Zambia, or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, which are both a short drive away.

 

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

 

Day 2: Elephant Sands, Botswana

After breakfast, we’ll leave Kasane to head to Elephant Sands, our first stop on this incredible itinerary.

Elephant Sands is a lodge with a fantastic waterhole that is very popular with the local elephants.

Every day (and night) elephants and other animals visit the lodge to drink. The waterhole is visible from the pool, the bar or your room, so wherever you fancy hanging out, you’ll have a front-row seat.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the view, or take a dip in the pool – your choice!

In the evening we’ll enjoy a big, tasty dinner and afterwards, you can sit at the now floodlit waterhole to watch the nocturnal animals come out to drink.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Twin Occupancy (Tented Lodge, Ensuite)
  • Activities: Elephant Viewing

 

Day 3: Gweta, Botswana

Arriving in Gweta mid-morning, we’ll settle in before heading out on a village walk, learning about the local Batswana culture before enjoying a traditional lunch.

In the afternoon there will be some free time and those who want to can take a Baobab Bushwalk before dinner.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Twin Occupancy (Lodge, Ensuite)
  • Activities: Village Walk

 

Day 4: Makgadikgadi National Park, Botswana

Today we’ll head out to he Makgadikgadi Pan, a salt pan to discover the unique, desert-adapted species that inhabit the lunar-like landscape, such as bat-eared foxes, springbok, kori bustards, and perhaps even the magnificent desert-adapted elephant and lion.

In the evening, we’ll sleep out under the spectacular starry skies in a magical fly camp and enjoy a delicious bush braai.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Twin Occupancy (Fly Camp)
  • Activities: Quad Biking/Game Drive & Fly Camping

 

Day 5: D’kar, Botswana

In the morning, we’ll be up super early to hang out with the coolest residents of the desert, the Kalahari meerkats.

These mischievous creatures are semi- habituated to humans, so don’t be surprised if they climb on your to get a better view over the salt pans.

In the afternoon, we’ll make our way to D’kar, near Ghanzi, in the Kalahari region, 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: Meerkat Experience

 

Day 6: 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 7: Maun, Botswana

After breakfast, we’ll say our goodbyes to the San people and head to Maun to re-group before we venture into the wild. 

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

The planes 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: None

Day 8: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Today we’ll 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 the world`s largest inland delta and a UNESCO World Heritage site, formed when seasonal water flowing from the Angolan highlands creates a flood that 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, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mobile Tented Camp (Comfortable Camping – Elevated Camp Beds, Ensuite)
  • Activities: Mokoro Ride

Day 9: 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 a chance to see animals such as giraffes, 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 10: Khwai Concession & Moremi Game Reserve

    From the Okavango Delta, we’ll transfer to 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. 

    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

      Day 11: 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 12: 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.

      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.

      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 13: 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 14: Livingstone, Zambia

          We’ll safari our way through Savuti as we make our way back towards the Chobe Riverfront area. 

          In the afternoon, we’ll make our way over the border to Livingstone in Zambia, where we’ll spend our last few days together.

          • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
          • Accommodation: Flashpacker Hostel (Ensuite)
          • Activities: Safari 

            Day 15: 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.

            * If you need to leave from Kasane, and you’d prefer not to go to Victoria Falls/Zambia – that’s fine. Just enquire for details. 

             

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

              Day 16: 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 – it’s up to you!

              In the evening we’ll say goodbye over a light dinner and drinks on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

               

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

                Day 17: 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
                  Elephant Sands
                  Elephant Sands
                  Elephant Sands
                  Meerkats in Botswana Tour

                  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: 16 Nights

                  Dates: 

                  Start: Kasane, Botswana

                  Finish: Livingstone, Zambia

                  Maximum Group Size: 8 people

                  Minimum Age: 18

                  Physical Level: Moderate

                  Cost:

                  • TBC
                  • 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

                  • 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 14 dinners.

                  Accommodation

                  • 16 nights accommodation in lodges, 1 night fly camping 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

                   

                  • Elephant Viewing
                  • Village Walk
                  • Quad Biking/Game Drive
                  • Fly Camping
                  • Meerkat Experience
                  • San Bush Walk
                  • San Village & Activities
                  • Storytelling & Healing Ceremony
                  • Traditional Mokoro Safari in the Okavango Delta
                  • Walking Safari in the Okavango Delta
                  • Swimming in the Okavango Delta
                  • Safari in Khwai Concession
                  • Khwai Village Visit
                  • Safari in Moremi Game Reserve
                  • Savari in Chobe National Park (Savuti)
                  • Safari in Chobe National Park (Riverfront Area)
                  • Victoria Falls
                  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise (light dinner & drinks)
                  • 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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