Essential Botswana

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-29 yrs
  • max group size 22
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  • Starts Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ends Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Did you know that rhinos come out to play when the sun goes down? Let us prove it to you during a sunset 4WD through the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Try and tell the difference between your buddy’s snores and the sound of wild hippos while camping in the heart of the Okavango wilderness.
  • There's nothing more relaxing than feeling the African sun on your face as you lie back in a mokoro, eyes closed while your expert poler propels you through the Okavango Delta.
  • Elephants never forget, and you won’t forget them either. Cruise down the river in Chobe National Park, home of the world's highest concentration of African elephants.
Start in Johannesburg and end in Victoria Falls, the Essential Botswana trip is a guided adventure tour that takes 9 days. You will visit Caprivi Strip, Maun, Johannesburg and 5 other destinations in 4 different countries. Essential Botswana is a group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Time to break out your best Attenborough impression – we’re going safari. This trip doesn’t skimp on the savannah, but it mainly follows the rivers and watering holes that sustain life (human and wild) throughout Africa. Drive across the sands of the Kalahari Desert in search of rhinos, then spot elephants and warthogs while you cruise down the Okavango Delta in a dugout mokoro canoe. Camp on the shore of the Kovongo River and take a guided exploration of nearby villages, and watch the sun set over the Guma Lagoon.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 103 reviews
  • Eric
  • From USA
  • On Dec 31 2019
5 - Excellent
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“Excellent”
  • Astrid
  • From Austria
  • On Jan 12 2020
5 - Excellent
Astrid's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
  • Hui
  • From Singapore
  • On Jul 05 2018
4 - Very Good
Hui's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Very Good”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Johannesburg
  • Day 2: Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Day 3: Maun
  • Day 4: Okavango Delta
  • Day 5: Okavango Delta
  • Day 6: Caprivi Strip
  • Day 7: Kwando Camp
  • Day 8: Chobe National Park
  • Day 9: Victoria Falls
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (6 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Hotel (1 night)
Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland vehicle , Open safari vehicle , Mokoro
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro Safari & Nature Walk
  • Ngepi - Village visit
  • Victoria Falls - Leader-led orientation walk
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Johannesburg and from Victoria Falls are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Essential Botswana tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential Botswana tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 06 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 06 July 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Essential Botswana tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Essential Botswana tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • The African wilds often come alive at sunrise, so there will be some early starts on this tour. The thrill of spotting your first lion or rhino is well worth any loss of sleep.
  • This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent, occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of the ‘Big Five’. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/africa/overland
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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