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Okavango and Chobe Trail - 9 Days 8 Nights

Journey from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls with stops in Kasane, Maun and the Kalahari region!

Johannesburg, South Africa
DurationDuration9 Days / 8 Nights
Max Group SizeMax Group Size20
Minimum AgeMinimum Age12 years
LanguagesLanguagesEnglish and German
4 Wheel Drive4 Wheel DriveAdventure Truck

What's Included

  • 2 Crew
  • All transport 
  • Meals: 8 Breakfast, 5 Lunch, 6 Dinner
  • Accommodation (camping or 2 person room) 


  • Kalahari Gateway
  • Ghanzi
  • Maun
  • Okavango Delta
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Nata
  • Chobe National Park
  • Kasane
  • Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi River

What's Excluded

  • Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, bottled water, soft drinks, tips)
  • Entrance fees (associated with optional activities)
  • Souvenirs

What to Expect

This 9-day tour will take you from Johannesburg into the heart of the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and Victoria Falls.

You'll venture deep into the Central Kalahari and spend time getting to know the fascinating San people. Then, head off to Maun in Botswana to prepare for your Okavango Delta experience. Exploring this incredible area is a must for any tourist. Oh, and don’t forget to photograph hippos and crocodiles from your Mokoro (dugout canoe) as you go!

You'll also witness elephants in the wid at Chobe National Park and will even get to try rafting on the mighty Zambezi River!

Day 1: Johannesburg to Kalahari Gateway

Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom - Kang Ultra Stop
Camping: Campsite with shared washrooms - Kang Ultra Stop

Leaving behind the city of Johannesburg, we travel through the North-West Province to the Botswana border. After completing border formalities we continue on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop.

Day 2: Kalahari Gateway to Kalahari
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom - Dqae Qare San Lodge or Ghanzi Trail Blazers 
Camping: Campsite with shared washrooms
After breakfast, venture deeper into the Central Kalahari and our camp in the Ghanzi district, here we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people. After lunch we will join our San guides for a guided walk that will introduce us to the many secrets of their survival in the Kalahari Desert. The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part in their lifestyle. This evening we will get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance, and story-telling.
Day 3: Kalahari to Maun
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom - Sedia Riverside Lodge or Sitatunga
Camping: Campsite with shared washrooms
This morning we bid farewell to the San and make our way to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. There will be time this afternoon for those who wish to enjoy an optional Scenic Flight over the Okavango Delta. Your guides will brief you this evening on what you will need for the upcoming Delta Excursions, please note that baggage restrictions apply for transfers to our camps so a small daypack or similar is advisable.
Day 4: Okavango Delta
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom - Sedia Riverside Lodge or Sitatunga
Camping: Campsite with shared washrooms
This morning we embark on our exploration of the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s great wilderness areas. This unique and unusual ecosystem sees the annual flood waters of the Okavango River fan out into the sands of the Kalahari Basin. The seasonality of the flood waters lends the Delta its ever-changing character. While water levels may fluctuate the tranquillity of this wilderness area remains constant.
Day 5: Maun (Moremi Game Reserve)
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with shared washrooms
This morning, you'll be collected from the hotel before first light and drive to the South gate to enter Moremi Game Reserve. As the lagoons and channels form a vital section of the Okavango Delta eco-system, sightings of bird and animal populations become more frequent as the day progresses. The game viewing routes chosen on the day by the professional guide may vary especially when high floods are experienced as certain roads may be closed or impassable. 
Day 6: Nata
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom - Pelican Lodge
Camping: Campsite with shared washrooms

Our journey today takes us across the northern reaches of the Makgadigadi Pans, the road to Nata is lined with majestic examples of the iconic Baobab tree. While we will pause to experience a finger of the pan on our journey from Maun, those who would like to can join an optional excursion to the Pans this afternoon.
Day 7: Chobe National Park
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom - Thebe River Safaris
Camping: Campsite with shared washrooms
We rise early this morning as we continue north to our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons. The afternoon ends with a leisurely boat cruise and a meal served around the campfire.
Day 8: Kasane – Victoria Falls
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom - Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel
Camping: Campsite with shared washrooms
With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border to Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below, the bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Tonight we enjoy an optional dinner out, your guide will assist you to decide on the many options available.
Day 9: Victoria Falls
Organise own accommodation for tonight.
With the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a scenic flight over the falls below, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls. Please note, the cost of activities in Victoria Falls are not included in the tour price. You may choose to partake in activites today at your own expense. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please be sure to arrive 1 day before your tour is due to depart. This will avoid any unforeseen problems.

Meals listed on the itinerary are included. Vegetarians can be catered for and we do our best to offer a varied menu. Our guides can produce miracles on a camp-stove but please remember that they are cooking for the whole group on two gas burners. Special dietary requirements can be catered for, but only by special request. In East Africa it is more difficult to cater to certain requirements.

On our camping tours you will be staying in two-man dome tents. We supply a mattress and you supply your own sleeping bag.
The accommodated tours stay in traditional huts, permanent tented camps and hotel rooms, the majority of these are ensuite.

Please ensure you have the relevant vaccinations. Proof of inoculation is required on certain tours.


Terms & Conditions:
  • Nomad will accept a maximum of two children between the ages of 13 to 15 years on any tour without requesting permission from agents or clients. If more children want to join a tour once the maximum has been reached, this will be allowed on a request basis.
  • Children between the ages of 8 – 12 years will be accepted to travel with Nomad on a request basis only.
  • No children under 8 years of age may travel on Nomad’s scheduled tours.
  • Passengers can bring one bag (backpack or soft bag, and not a suitcase) that weighs not more than 20 kilograms, and a daypack.
Cancellation Policy:
  • Should a client cancel a booking 60 days or less prior to the date of departure of the tour for any reason (except due to death or hospitalization), the client shall be liable to pay a cancellation penalty. The cancellation penalty is calculated by having regard to the nature of the booking, length of notice of cancellation and reasonable potential to find alternative customers. 
  • More than 60 Days: No fee applies
  • 30 - 60 Days: 50% of the tour price 
  • 10 - 29 Days: 75% of the tour price
  • 0 - 09 Days: 90% of the tour price

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