Explore the wild heart of Africa as you drive through some of its most spectacular landscapes! You begin at the thundering Victoria Falls, where you can explore the region at your own pace. Next door at Chobe National Park, you will see hundreds of thousands of elephants on game drives and boat safaris. This is also the starting point of your overland adventure: armed with your own safari vehicle, set off the explore Botswana at your own pace!
Make your way to the haunting Kalahari Salt Pans where you can enjoy quad biking and bush walks and visit the Nata Bird Sanctuary. Driving along the palm-lined country roads towards Maun, stop for a game drive at the Nxai Pans to see huge herds of zebra, wildebeest, and more. The final stop on your overland adventure is the enchanting Okavango Delta. Explore this unique wetland ecosystem on day and night game drives, leisurely mokoro boat rides, and bushwalks with experienced naturalists and guides.
Do you wish to explore more of Africa or customize this sample itinerary to suit your preferences? Get in touch with us and we will be happy to create a tailor-made trip just for you!
Angels in their flight! This is how David Livingstone described the breathtaking Victoria Falls, where five million cubic meters of water cascade over every minute during wet season.
Explore Victoria Falls on your own Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Falls and its unique ecosystem on your own. Set off from your hotel for the Victoria Falls Rainforest and as you get closer to the Falls, see how the landscape changes! Arrive at the stunning spectacle of the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The Victoria Falls thunders from a height of more than one hundred meters over a width of nearly two kilometers – all the while pouring more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute down the gorge on Zambezi River. If you are lucky, you may be able to view the Falls enveloped in misty rainbows created by the effect of sunlight on the perpetual spray of water. After taking photos from the most dramatic vantage points, stroll around the site and enjoy its pristine beauty until it is time to head back to your hotel. (Duration: 2-3 hrs; No guide; No transfers; Entrance fees and meals are not included. Please wear appropriate footwear; Rain Coat recommendable between March and May).
Explore Botswana’s first national park! Once inhabited by the San bushmen, Chobe National Park is unique with its San paintings that were carved into the rocks.
The Old House: Game Drives, Boat Safaris Experience exciting game drives and feel awed by the beauty of Africa on wonderful boat safaris on the majestic Chobe River. Marvel at the beautiful afternoon light and the reflection of the sun as you peacefully glide over the river while enjoying your favorite drink and observing hundreds of elephants along the shores of the river – bathing, drinking, playing, and cajoling. This is one of the most memorable safari experiences you will ever have!
Chobe Bush Lodge: Game Drives, Boat Cruises Experience exciting game drives at the Chobe National Park and relaxed river cruises along the Chobe River during your stay at the Chobe Safari Lodge. Your stay will include two game drives and two boat cruises. The Chobe National Park is part of the mythic Okavango Delta sprawled across northern Botswana. The Park is extremely rich in game and bird species. Expect to spot huge herds of elephants and Cape buffalo, lions, hippos, antelopes and migrating zebras on thrilling game drives! Marvel at the wild beauty of the majestic Chobe River on leisurely boat safaris. Watch large elephant herds bathing, drinking, and cavorting by the riverbank, as you peacefully glide over the tranquil waters. Expect to see huge buffalo herds drinking by the river as well as groups of hippos and crocs. The Chobe River is a paradise for bird lovers too, with the opportunity to spot numerous exotic species. (Duration: 3 hrs, Time of Day: Early Morning and Afternoon for Game Drives, Afternoon for Boat Cruise; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring sunglasses, hats, binoculars and don’t forget your cameras).
Meet with a meerkat! The largest saltpans in the world, Makgadikgadi Pans will offer you a unique safari experience.
Planet Baobab: Excursions to Salt Pans, Bush Walks, Interaction with Meerkats, Quad Biking (seasonal) Explore the striking landscapes of the Kalahari Salt Pans and its wildlife on game drives and scenic excursions. To stretch your legs and discover the small wonders of nature, experience wonderful bush walks with an experienced Bushmen guide who will also give you a glimpse into the secrets for survival in this harsh and dramatic land. A visit of habituated Meerkats who will happily climb on top of you as a vantage point to enjoy the early morning son will leave you thoroughly enchanted and during dry season, you have the opportunity to spend a night on one of the salt pans directly under the incredibly clear sky – an experience you will likely never forget!
Visit Nata Bird Sanctuary on your own On your way to the Kalahari Salt Pans, make an enchanting stopover at the Nata Bird Sanctuary. Spend a few hours exploring this wildlife reserve at your own pace. Although you will spot herds of antelope, zebras, jackals and plenty of primates, it is actually a paradise for bird lovers. The sanctuary is home to more than 150 species of birdlife. In the wet season, you can even spot great flocks of flamingos, pelicans and teals. Return to the main highway after an enjoyable birding trip. (Duration: 2 hrs; Self-guided Activity; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear sunblock, sunhat, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes; Entrance Fees at your own account).
Drive to Maun - Along the flat countryside with lush grass and palm trees you are traveling west to the tourism capital of Botswana - a town with an eclectic mix of modern buildings and native huts (2-3 hrs)
Follow in the footsteps of early explorers! Maun has been the start of expeditions into Botswana’s wildlife areas since the turn of the century, and is the gateway to the Okavango Delta.
Enjoy and enroute Game Drive in Nxai Pan National Park on your own En route to Maun, take a half day to enjoy a game drive at the Nxai Pan National Park. Explore the extensive wilds, made up of acacia and baobab forests, savanna woodlands, a fossil lake bed and large open grasslands. Drive through the grasslands, sighting huge herds of zebra, wildebeest, springbok and gemsbok. If you’re lucky, you could even spot a lion or a cheetah stalking its prey! Drive back to the main highway after a satisfying safari experience. (Duration: Half Day; Self-guided Activity; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear sunblock, sunhat, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes; Entrance fees on your own account).
Witness a world of glittering water! A unique wetland system in the middle of the Kalahari Desert, Okavango Delta is one of the largest inland deltas on earth.
Khwai Guest House: Day and Night Game Drives, Mokoro Excursions; Cultural Encounter Enjoy an incredibly diverse safari experience! Explore the Okavango Delta on exciting game drives in the early morning when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon. You can also experience exciting bush walks with an experienced guide to stretch your legs and discover the small wonders of nature. A mokoro excursion will take you along the channels and lagoons of the Delta to view game from another perspective and to experience this tranquil mode of transport.
Sango Safari Camp: Day and Night Game Drives, Mokoro Excursions, Village Visits Enjoy an incredibly diverse safari experience! Explore the Okavango Delta on exciting game drives in the early morning when the animals are very active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon. You can also enjoy wonderful bush walks with an experienced guide to stretch your legs and discover the small wonders of nature. A mokoro excursion will take you along the channels and lagoons of the Delta to view game from another perspective and to experience this tranquil mode of transport.
Visit a Basket Weaver Company enroute and treat your loved ones at home with authentic souvenirs En route to the Okavango Delta, take an hour to drop by a traditional basket weaving workshop in the village of Shorobe. Inform the village’s basket weaving cooperative of your visit in advance to ensure that a local weaver will be available to show you around the workshop. Learn all about the intricate traditional art, watching the village women create their typical Ngamiland-style baskets. Browse through the beautiful wares made by the local women, choosing a few for the folks back at home. Drive back to the highway after your workshop visit. (Duration: 1-2 hrs; Self-guided Activity; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear sunblock, sunhat, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes, Any costs on your own account).
You will be transferred to the airport in a shared vehicle
Price & Inclusions
Option 1 From $ 3,890 /person
Option 2 From $ 5,090 /person
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation in one double room for 10 days / 9 nights.
Meals as indicated
All activities as indicated:
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe: Explore Victoria Falls on your own
Chobe National Park: The Old House: Game drives, Boat Safaris
Chobe National Park: Chobe Bush Lodge: Game drives, boat cruises
Kalahari Salt Pans / Makgadikgadi Pans National Park: Planet Baobab: Excursions to Salt Pans, Bush Walks, Interaction with Meerkats, Quad Biking (seasonal)
Kalahari Salt Pans / Makgadikgadi Pans National Park: Visit Nata Bird Sanctuary on your own
Maun: Enjoy and en route Game Drive in Nxai Pan National Park on your own
Okavango Delta: Khwai Guest House: Day and Night Game Drives, Mokoro Excursions; Cultural Encounter
Okavango Delta: Sango Safari Camp: Day and Night Game Drives, Mokoro Excursions, Village Visits
Okavango Delta: Visit a Basket Weaver Company en route and treat your loved ones at home with authentic souvenirs
Vehicle Type: Toyota Hilux 4×4 Double Cabin Manual (for automatic gear contact your Travel Consultant)
Pick-up: Chobe National Park Hotel on Day of Departure (from 8.00 am)
Drop-off: Maun Hotel on Day of Arrival (until 4.00 pm)
Travel Pack with detailed information
GPS navigation system, Water Tank and Sat Phone
One additional driver
Two spare wheels, Snorkel and Double Battery
Towing charges in the event of mechanical failure
For your rental car we book the best cover possible with the following services:
STLW Super Theft Loss Waiver
SCDW Super Collision Damage Waiver
Tyre and Glass Cover (Water Damage not included)
The general business terms apply
Game drives in high quality and well-maintained safari vehicle with professional English-speaking driver-guide. In case the game drives are booked through your lodge/camp, they will be shared with other guests with a maximum of 9 guests per vehicle
All national park and conservation fees as per your itinerary
All transfers as indicated above
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Fees and taxes
Among other expenses, the following additional costs are not included for rental cars and to be made directly with the car rental company with a Visa or Mastercard:
340 USD deposit for the car
Towing in case of an accident
Fuel (Please drop off the car with a full tank. In case fuel needs to be added, the car rental company will charge you the amount for it)
Please note the minimum age of 21 years for car rental
Botswana: 30 USD tourism levy per person, payable on arrival
Tips, additional meals, and personal expenses
Drinks and meals not specified above: Most of our camps and lodges include a variety of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks on certain meal plans. Depending on the meal plan you are booked for, it is important to note that imported brands like luxury spirits, wines, and champagne are not included.
Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above