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Rock My Botswana & Victoria Falls Adventure

Tour Highlights

 Travel through the heart of Botswana & into Zambia on a magical safari and immersive journey. Botswana is home to the best safari destinations in the world, so you won’t be disappointed.

We’ll start in Victoria Falls town, the adventure capital of Africa and home to one of the seven wonders of the natural world, before crossing into Botswana and exploring the incredible Chobe National Park.

From there we’ll visit the famous Elephant Sands lodge, spend time with curious meerkats and sleep out under the stars on the Makgadikgadi Pan.

Next, we’ll explore Khwai village and go on safari in the Moremi Game Reserve and the world-famous Okavango Delta.

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

Victoria Falls Tour

Victoria Falls

Chobe National Park

Elephant Sands

Makgadikgadi Pan

Meerkats

Okavango Delta Botswana Group Tour

Okavango Delta

Khwai Concession

Moremi Game Reserve Botswana Group Tour - Rock My Adventure

Moremi Game Reserve

Tour Overview

 

Tour Dates

Cost – £3,595

  • Payment Plan:
    • Deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
    • 2nd Payment: £2,695 (due 62 days before the departure date)
    • 3rd Payment: $500 (local payment, paid on arrival)

What’s Included

  • 12 Nights Accommodation
  • 13 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, and 12 Dinners
  • Rock My Adventure Group Leader & Local Guides
  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information
  • Most In-Country Transport
  • Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi River Cruise
  • Chobe River Safari Boat Cruise
  • Chobe Safari
  • Bush Camping
  • National Park Safari
  • Elephant Waterhole
  • Quad Biking on the Makgadikgadi Pan
  • Fly Camping on the Makgadikgadi Pan
  • Meerkat Visit
  • Village Walk
  • Baobab Forest Walk & Sundowner
  • Traditional Mokoro Safari in the Okavango Delta
  • Walking Safari in the Okavango Delta
  • Swimming in the Okavango Delta
  • Khwai Village Visit
  • Safari in Moremi Game Reserve

Please Note

  • This trip is a mix of lodges, comfortable, luxury camping and one-night fly camping under the stars on the Makadikadi Pans.
  • Whilst on safari, we stay in mobile bush camps, deep in the heart of the African bush. We have a full-time safari guide/driver, a cook, and a support crew. The trip is non-participatory, so the tents and camp will be set up by the crew. There will be 2 people in a tent and you will sleep on cot beds with mattresses, bedding & towels provided. The tents have an ensuite bathroom with a toilet and warm shower every evening. We’ll eat together in a ‘mess’ tent and meals will be provided by the crew (the food is amazing, with homemade fresh bread most days). You’ll love it!
Botswana Group Tour
Zambia - Devil's Pool

Photo Credit: Claire Mogford One Girl and Her Pack 

“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: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Arrive in Victoria Falls 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!

*  Victoria Falls is easily accessible by air from Johannesburg. We can also easily arrange a pick-ups from Livingstone, Zambia, or Kasane, Botswana, which are both a short drive away.

 

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None

 

Day 2: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After breakfast, we’ll visit the stunningly beautiful Victoria Falls. There will be time to wander the paths, explore, and be wowed by this wonder of the natural world.

The afternoon is free to explore Victoria Falls, or take part in one of the activities on offer (see day 3 for some ideas). You can even pop over to Zambia to see the ‘other’ side of the falls.

In the evening, we’ll arrange dinner at a great local restaurant.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Victoria Falls

 

Day 3: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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

These include white water rafting, swimming in ‘Angel’s or Devil’s Pool (in Zambia, seasonal), microlighting over the falls (highly recommended), swimming under the falls (seasonal), bungee jumping, rhino trekking, or canoeing.

Or, if you’re feeling slightly less adventurous you may just want to chill by the pool, go on a bicycle tour or visit a local market – it’s up to you!

In the evening we’ll have dinner and drinks on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Zambezi River Sunset Cruise (dinner & drinks included)

    Day 4: Chobe National Park, Botswana

    Today is an exciting day as we’re heading to Botswana (a 45- minute drive from Livingstone) and the amazing Chobe National Park, which is home to up to 120,000 elephants!

    When we arrive, we’ll go on a 3-hour boat cruise along the river and after lunch, we’ll go on a game drive through the park.

    In the evening, we’ll head to our bush camp where our crew will prepare dinner and we will spend the night chatting around the campfire, watching the stars, and listening to the sounds of the African bush.

     

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping (All Camping Equipment & Bedding Provided)
    • Activities: Chobe River Safari Boat Cruise, Chobe Safari, Bush Camping

      Day 5: Elephant Sands, Botswana

      After a light breakfast, we’ll enjoy a game drive as we leave the park. The animals are usually most active in the morning and this is an especially good time to spot lions and leopards –  so keep your eyes peeled and your fingers crossed.

      Leaving Chobe, we’ll head to Elephant Sands, 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: Tented Lodge (Ensuite)
      • Activities: Chobe Safari, Elephant Viewing

       

      Day 6: Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

      Today we’ll make our way to Gweta and the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

      Once we arrive, we’ll head out on quad bikes to explore the Ntwetwe 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 watch the sunset over the pans, enjoy a traditional braai (bbq) and sleep out under the spectacular starry skies in a magical fly camp.

      A magical evening!

       

      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
      • Accommodation: Fly Camp
      • Activities: Quad Biking & Fly Camping

       

      Day 7: Gweta, 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 habituated to humans, so don’t be surprised if they climb on you to get a better view of the landscape.

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

      In the afternoon, we’ll go on a guided walk through the baobab tree forest, allowing us to learn about the ecology and history of these majestic trees.

      We’ll then enjoy a selection of tasty homemade snacks accompanied by a soft drink, wine, or beer of your choice while you watch the sun set on another amazing day in Africa!

       

      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
      • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
      • Activities: Meerkat Visit, Village Walk, Babaob Forest Walk & Sundowner

       

      Day 8: Maun, Botswana

      After breakfast, we’ll 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, additional cost $95 approx.) 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 & Dinner
      • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
      • Activities: None

      Day 9: Okavango Delta, Botswana

      Today we’ll head into the wilds of the Okavango Delta by mokoro (traditional canoe) to spend the next 2 nights. 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 (Elevated Camp Beds, Ensuite)
      • Activities: Mokoro Ride

      Day 10: Okavango Delta, Botswana

      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 be able 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 (Elevated Camp Beds, Ensuite)
      • Activities: Walking Safari, Swimming, Mokoro Rides

      Day 11: Khwai Concession

      From the Okavango Delta, we’ll transfer to 4×4 vehicle, making our way through Botswana’s wilderness to the Khwai Concession.

      In the afternoon we’ll take a village walk. Khwai is a small rural village with around 400 inhabitants, the majority of which are Babukahwe, more generally referred to as “river bushmen”.

      In 2000, the Khwai villagers founded the Khwai Development Trust, empowering the community with the management of the surrounding natural wonders and resources and allowing the community to benefit from and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the development of sustainable tourism.

      The village tour is an authentic experience that allows you to see how the local people grow up and survive living amongst Africa’s wild animals and it also educates the local communities about other cultures as they have the opportunity to interact.

       

      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
      • Accommodation: Guesthouse (Ensuite)
      • Activities: Khwai Village Visit

        Day 12: Maun, Botswana

        In the morning, we’ll take our last safari of the trip in the Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best safari destinations in Botswana.

        This area is home to a vast number of animals including elephants, giraffe, lion, cheetah, hyena, buffalo, wild dogs and around 400 species of bird.

        In the afternoon we’ll transfer back to Maun where we’ll enjoy a farewell meal and toast to an incredible trip through Botswana.

         

        • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
        • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
        • Activities: Moremi Game Reserve Safari

          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 Maun 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: Breakfast
          • Accommodation: None
          • Activities: None
            Zambia
            Malawi, Zambia & Botswana Small Group Tour
            Budget Botswana Safari
            Botswana Group Tour
            Elephant Sands
            Elephant Sands
            Meerkats in Botswana Tour
            Meerkats in Botswana Tour
            Okavango Delta Group Tour
            Budget Botswana Tour
            Botswana Group Tour
            Budget Botswana Tour
            Okavango Delta Botswana Group 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: 12 Nights

            Dates: 

            Start: Livingstone, Zambia

            Finish: Maun, Botswana

            Maximum Group Size: 10 people

            Minimum Age: 18

            Total Cost: £3,595

            Payment Plan:

            • Deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
            • 2nd Payment: £2,695 (due 62 days before the departure date)
            • 3rd Payment: $500 (local payment, paid on arrival)

            Support

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

            Meals

            • 12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, and 12 Dinners

            Accommodation

            • 12 nights accommodation in lodges, hotels, and guest houses, 2-nights non-participatory camping in the Okavango Delta, and 1-night fly camping in Salt Pans.

            Transport

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

            Activities

             

            • Victoria Falls
            • Zambezi River Cruise
            • Chobe River Safari Boat Cruise
            • Chobe Safari
            • Bush Camping
            • National Park Safari
            • Elephant Waterhole
            • Quad Biking on the Makgadikgadi Pan
            • Fly Camping on the Makgadikgadi Pan
            • Meerkat Visit
            • Village Walk
            • Baobab Forest Walk & Sundowner
            • Traditional Mokoro Safari in the Okavango Delta
            • Walking Safari in the Okavango Delta
            • Swimming in the Okavango Delta
            • Khwai Village Visit
            • Safari in Moremi Game Reserve
            • 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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