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Rock My Botswana & Victoria Falls Adventure

Travel through the heart of Botswana & Zimbabwe on an magical safari and immersive cultural journey. 

Starting in Maun, this trip takes in all the major highlights of Botswana including Chobe National Park, Savuti, Moremi Game Reserve, the Okavango Delta and Elephant Sands. We’ll also spend time with the San people, before finishing at the world famous Victoria Falls, one of the wonders of the natural world!

This Botswana tour will blow your mind and take you back to nature like no other!

Starting in Maun, Botswana, we’ll begin by spending time with the San people also known as the ‘Bushmen’ due to their incredible knowledge of the plants, animals and their surroundings. We’ll spend the day with them, visiting their village and learning about their culture, traditions and survival skills.

From there we’ll head into the Okavango Delta by traditional canoe, where we’ll spend the next two nights. Whilst there we’ll have the chance to go on mokoro rides through the waterways, and take walking safaris on the islands and you’ll take an incredible scenic flight over the Delta itself.

Next up is a 4-day safari into the Botswana bush, starting with Moremi Game Reserve, where you will find a vast number of animals including elephants, giraffe, lion, cheetah, hyena, buffalo, wild dogs and around 500 species of bird. From Moremi, we’ll enter Savuti, an area of Chobe National Park known for its incredible and unusual elephant hunting lions. We’ll spend 2 night here in the heart of the bush. There’s nothing quite like a Botswana safari!

From there we’ll spend the night at the incredible Elephant Sands, a lodge with a waterhole that attracts elephants on a daily basis, allowing you to see the elephants up close from the pool, the bar or your room! Magical!

Next, we’re heading back to Chobe for one final safari. We’ll explore the river by boat and have a high chance of seeing large groups of elephants drinking and playing in the river.

Our last stop is Victoria Falls town, the adventure capital of Africa and home to the mighty Victoria Falls waterfall! Here there will be time to take part in some of the fantastic activities on offer, such as microlighting over the falls, bungee jumping, helicopter rides and white water rafting, to name but a few.

 

Let Us Rock Your Adventure!

Dates: 

  • 6 – 20 August 2019

Please Note:

  • This trip is a mix of mid-range lodges and comfortable camping.
  • This is the first rock My Botswana & Victoria Falls trip and therefore running at a discounted rate.

 

Cost: 

  • £2,895
  • Includes £400 non-refundable deposit

 

Come with us on the adventure of a lifetime!

“The trip exceeded my expectations and it was exactly what I had hoped it would be! It’s given me the travelling experience I felt I missed out on by not having a gap year when I was younger and has also given me the confidence to have adventures of my own! I absolutely loved visiting Sierra Leone with Rock My Adventure and I would definitely recommend any of the tours to my friends! Having never done any travel in Africa before and having only ever travelled with people I already knew, to say I was anxious at the start of the trip was a complete understatement. However, within a few hours I couldn’t have been happier and by the end of the trip not only had my confidence grown immeasurably but I had also made 6 friends for life. This trip exceeded all my expectations by far and I have made the most incredible memories that I definitely won’t forget! The hardest thing now is how to decide which tour to book next…”

DEBBIE / UK / ROCK MY SIERRA LEONE ADVENTURE 2019

Tour Highlights

  • Spend time with the San Bushmen, one of the oldest (if not the oldest) ethnic groups on earth.
  • Learn about and take part in the San culture and hunter, gatherer traditions.
  • Enjoy a San storytelling, trance dance and healing ceremony around the campfire.
  • Take a mokoro (traditional canoe) ride through the waterways of wonderful Okavango Delta.
  • Go on a true into the wild Botswana safari and camp overnight on an island inside the world famous and stunning Okavango Delta where you have the chance to go on further mokoro rides and walking safaris.
  • Take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta to get an incredible birds eye view of the waterways and the animals who inhabit this unusual place.
  • Enjoy the laid-back Maun nightlife, home to a vast number of animals including elephants, giraffe, lion, cheetah, hyena, buffalo, wild dogs and around 500 species of bird.
  • Look for endangered wild dogs and other animals on a 2-day safari through the Moremi Game Reserve.
  • Enjoy evenings around the campfire with your guides and fellow travellers.
  • Enjoy a 2-day safari through Savuti, known for high numbers of predators, including leopards, hyenas, wild dogs and the unusual elephant hunting lions.
  • Enjoy your digital detox as you get totally back to nature.
  • Watch elephants and other animals drinking from the waterhole at super cool Elephant Sands whilst you’re chilling at the bar, in the pool or on your balcony! Everywhere has a front row seat!
  • Overnight in the Chobe Riverfront area and take a boat ride safari for more chances to spot your favourite safari animals including lots and lots of elephants, something Chobe National Park is famous for.
  • Take part in some of the amazing activities on offer in Vic Falls (the adventure capital of Africa) including, microlighting or helicopter rides over the falls, the Angels/Devil’s Pool (seasonal), bungee jumping, gorge swinging, zip lining, white water rafting, kayaking and canoeing to name but a few.
  • See the wonder that is the Victoria Falls! You will be able to visit both the Zimbabwe side (included) and Zimbabwe (extra cost) side of the falls!
  • Enjoy the great Vic Falls nightlife.
  • Say goodbye on a fabulous sunset cruise along the Zambezi River.

Botswana & Victoria Falls

Itinerary

Day 1: Maun

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!

*  If you have the time and can arrive earlier, I can help to organise any other activities you wish to do in and around Maun. Additional accommodation and activities charged separately.

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

 

Day 2: Dkar

We’ll have a relaxed morning in Maun, as you recover from the long flight and get your bearings in Botswana.

From Maun, we’ll make our way to the Dkar in the Kalahari region, the traditional home of the San people, also known as the Bushmen and one of the oldest (if not the oldest) ethnic groups on earth.

We’ll spend a lovely evening at the San run lodge, under the beautiful starry skies.

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

 

Day 3: Dkar

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

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

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)
  • Activities: Bush Walk, San Village & Activities, Storytelling & Healing Ceremony
Day 4 - 5: The Okavango Delta

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.

‘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.

The Delta 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 the bush, whilst enjoying the peace and tranquillity of this incredibly unique part of the world.

In the evening we’ll tell stories, chat, toast marshmallows and have a few drinks around the campfire at our comfortable bush camp set up by our expert guides.

 

  • Meals: All Meals
  • Accommodation: Twin Occupancy (Camping)
  • Activities: Mokoro Rides, Walking Safaris in the Okavango Delta
Day 6: Maun

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

In the afternoon, we’ll take an incredibly scenic flight (weather dependent) over the 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 camp or you may want to head out to one of the restaurants in town to enjoy dinner and drinks.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Twin Occupancy (Lodge)
  • Activities: Scenic Flight Over the Okavango Delta
Day 7 - 8: 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 full days in Moremi Game Reserve in the eastern part where we’ll have the chance to really get up close with the animals.

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

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.

Our guides and support crew will enjoy we have an awesome, safe and enjoyable experience.

 

  • Meals: All Meals
  • Accommodation: Twin Occupancy (Camping)
  • Activities: Safaris in Moremi Game Reserve
Day 9 - 10: Chobe National Park (Savuti Area)

We’ll continue through the parks, next moving on to the remote, raw and wild Savuti region of Chobe National Park. 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.

Savuti is also known for high numbers of predators, including lions, leopards, 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: All Meals
  • Accommodation: Twin Occupancy (Camping)
  • Activities: Safaris in Chobe National Park (Savuti)
Day 11: Elephant Sands

After another spectacular sunrise and hearty breakfast, we’ll pack up and spend the morning on safari, driving out of the national park towards the town of Nata.

When we reach our destination, Elephant Sands, it’s time to relax and enjoy the view.

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.

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: All Meals
  • Accommodation: Twin Occupancy (Tented Lodge)
  • Activities: Elephants Sands Waterhole Viewing
Day 12: Chobe Riverfront

Leaving Elephant Sands behind, we’ll make our way back towards magical Chobe National Park.

Chobe is home to an estimated 120,000 elephants, once of the most concentrated populations of elephants in all of Africa. In the afternoon 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 late afternoon/early evening we’ll chat, drink sundowners and enjoy the sunset before enjoying an evening around the campfire, reflecting on an amazing 12 days in Botswana.

 

  • Meals: All Meals
  • Accommodation: Twin Occupancy (Tented Lodge)
  • Activities: Chobe River Safari
Day 13: Victoria Falls

In the morning we’ll have a short safari as we make our way out of Chobe National Park, through Kasane and towards the Kazungula border post.

Crossing the border, we’ll head to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe where we’ll spend our last two nights.

Victoria Falls town is just a short walk from the absolutely incredible Victoria Falls, known locally as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ (the Smoke That Thunders), one of the most beautiful and iconic destinations in all of Africa. In the afternoon, we’ll take a trip to the falls and you will be absolutely wowed by the incredible sight before you.

Get your camera ready, you’ll have the chance to take some incredible pictures!

The evening is free to dress up and explore the town. There are plenty of bars and restaurants and we’re staying right in the heart of the action so you won’t have far to go!

 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Twin Occupancy (Flashpacker Hostel)
  • Activities: Victoria Falls
Day 14: Victoria Falls

Today is a completely free so that you can 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 (seasonal), microlighting over the falls, swimming under the falls (seasonal), bungee jumping and jet boating (to name but a few)!

Or, if you’re feeling slightly less adventurous you may just want to chill by the pool, get clothes made or visit a local market – it’s up to you! For a list of current activities click here.

We can book any activities you wish to do. Just please be aware that a lot of activities need to be booked in advance, so please let us know if there is anything specific you would like to do.

In the evening we’ll say goodbye over a light dinner and drinks on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River where we have a good chance to spot animals such as elephants, hippos and giraffes.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Twin Occupancy (Flashpacker Hostel)
  • Activities: Zambezi River Sunset Cruise (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 Victoria Falls International 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!

If you would like to extend your stay, you can join us for the last few days of the Rock My Malawi, Zambia & Botswana Adventure before catching a flight to join this tour on the morning of day 2, or you can stay longer in Victoria Falls at the end of the trip. Contact us for details and prices.

 

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

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: 

  • 6 – 20 August 2019 

Start: Maun, Botswana

Finish: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Maximum Group Size: 10 people

Minimum Age: 18

Physical Level: Moderate

Cost: £2,895

Deposit: £400 (included in the above price, non-refundable)

Support

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

Meals

  • 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners.

Accommodation

  • 14 nights accommodation in good quality safari camps, hostels, hotels and guesthouses. Includes 6 nights bush camping in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve & Savuti (thick mattress and bedding provided).

Transport

  • All transport within Botswana & Zimbabwe 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
  • Scenic Flight Over the Okavango Delta
  • Safaris in Moremi Game Reserve
  • Safaris in Chobe National Park (Savuti)
  • Elephant Sands Waterhole
  • Chobe Boating Safari
  • Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise (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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