Delta, Chobe and Kruger

Our most popular combination tour will take you on a round trip from Johannesburg to the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls and Kruger National Park.

Tour Code:
NJBK
Depart From:
Johannesburg   |   Ending at: Johannesburg
Departures: Weekly (See date schedule)
Duration: 15 Days
Country: Botswana / Zimbabwe / South Africa
Type: Adventure | Safari | Coach Tours |
Children: Not Allowed 

 






Delta, Chobe and Kruger

Delta, Chobe and Kruger

Delta, Chobe and Kruger

Delta, Chobe and Kruger

Delta, Chobe and Kruger

Delta, Chobe and Kruger

Delta, Chobe and Kruger

 
 

The Delta, Chobe & Kruger combination tour starts and ends in Johannesburg. We make our way into the Kalahari. Here we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people. We make our way to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. We embark on our exploration of the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s great wilderness areas. There you will become an expert at “poling” your mokoro (a dugout canoe) through the waterways. Heading North we visit Chobe National Park for a game viewing boat cruise. We arrive in Victoria Falls where the available activities are limitless. Board the truck for your two day transit to Johannesburg and the start of your Kruger tour. Experience the thrill of being on safari, observing the big five as well as zebras, giraffe and rhinos and be inspired by an authentically African atmosphere. Our return journey to Johannesburg takes us via the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and Blyde River Canyon. Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world and it is a must see on everyone’s travel itinerary, and the viewpoints overlooking the Blyde River and Klein Drakensberg escarpment won’t disappoint.

Arrival / Departure
Please be sure to arrive 1 day before your tour is due to depart. This will avoid any unforeseen problems. As the activities on your tour can be
moved to any day during your tour, we also highly recommend that you book your flights to depart the day after the tour officially ends.

Countries Visited
South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

Health & Clothing
A Yellow Fever Certificate might be required for this tour depending on your nationality.

Malaria prophylactics are required throughout this route.

The African sun is very strong. Please use a factor 30 sunscreen and wear a hat. You should drink at least 3 litres of water per day to avoid dehydration. It can also get very cold during winter months on this route.

Please inform us of any pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or asthma and any prescription medicine you may be taking. We also need to know about any food allergies or physical disabilities that you may have.

Day 1 – Johannesburg to Kalahari Gateway
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 in the small village of Kang, the gateway to the Kalahari.

Accommodation: Kang Ultra Stop
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Route: Johannesburg to Kang

Border Post Botswana Pioneer Gate Tel: +267 533 3992, Open: 06h00 – 24h00
South Africa Skilpadshek Tel: +27 0800 00 7277, Open: 06h00 – 24h00

Day 2 – Kalahari Gateway to Kalahari
After breakfast we 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.

Accommodation: Dqae Qare San Lodge or Ghanzi Trail Blazers
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Route: Kang to Ghanzi
Included Highlight: San Evening Dance Performance
Activity Package: Bush Walk with San Guides

Day 3 – Kalahari to Maun
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.

Accommodation: Island Safari Lodge or Sitatunga
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Tent with Shared Ablutions
Route: Ghanzi to Maun
Optional Activity: Okavango Delta Scenic Flight

Day 4 - Okavango Delta
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.

Accommodation: Okavango Delta Excursion
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Room and En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Tent with Shared Ablutions
Activity Package: Okavango Delta Excursion

Please be advised that clients who have not selected the Okavango Delta Excursion as part of their Activity Package will remain in the base camp with the truck for the next 2 nights, accommodated clients in en-suite rooms and camping clients in the campsite with shared ablutions. Meals are provided by the base camp and optional activities are available.

Day 5 – Okavango Delta
A full day is set aside to enjoy the activities on offer in the Delta, while the programme of activities is flexible to accommodate the seasonal changes in water levels, you will have the opportunity to enjoy amongst other activities traditional Mokoro rides and natures walks. The Okavango Delta is not only a natural wonder, but represents one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas in the world today.

Accommodation: Okavango Delta Excursion
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Room and En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Tent with Shared Ablutions
Activity Package: Okavango Delta Excursion

Day 6 – Okavango Delta to Caprivi Region
Leaving the Delta behind us this morning we make our way across the border into Namibia and travel to the Caprivi Strip, part of our day is spent travelling through wildlife areas and there is always the possibility of a lucky sighting. We overnight a short distance from the Botswana border as we prepare for an exciting day of activities in the Chobe National Park tomorrow.

Accommodation: Camp Chobe
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Route: Okavango Delta to Katima Mulilo

Border Post Namibia: Mohembo Border, Divundi/Bangani, Zambezi (Caprivi), 33km or 40min SE of Divundu, Kavango, Namibia, Tel +264(0)66 259 902, Open: 06:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

Day 7 – Caprivi Region to Kasane
We enjoy our breakfast in Namibia this morning before returning to Botswana and our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. Lunch will be served from the truck and the afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration in 4x4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many Elephants that frequent the Chobe riverfront in the afternoons. The day ends with a leisurely Boat Cruise and a meal served around the campfire.

Accommodation: Thebe River Safaris
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Route: Katima Mulilo to Kasane
Activity Package: Chobe National Park Game Drive and Chobe National Park Boat Cruise

Border Post Namibia: Ngoma Border Post, B8, In Ngoma, Zambezi (Caprivi), +264(0)66 250 601 Open: 07:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

Day 8 – Kasane – Victoria Falls
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.

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Route: Kasane to Victoria Falls
Activity Package: Victoria Falls National Park Entry Fee
Optional Activity: Bungee Jump, Gorge Swing, Sunset Cruise, Helicopter Flights, Boma Dinner Experience, Dinner Cruise and more
Border Post` Zimbabwe: Kazangula Road, Open: 06h00-20h00
Botswana: Kazangula Road, Tel: +267 62 50330, Open: 06h00-20h00

Day 9 – Victoria Falls
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.

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Optional Activity: Whitewater Rafting, Canoe Trips, Game Drives and many more.

Day 10 - Victoria Falls to Francistown
Departing Victoria Falls this morning, we cross into Botswana and travel south to Francistown in central Botswana. We reach our overnight stop on the outskirts of Francistown in the late afternoon. *Please note that it is possible that your crew and truck will change today. Please report to the hotel reception before to meet your crew for your 07:00 departure.

Accommodation: Woodlands Lodge
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared ablutions
Route: Victoria Falls to Francistown

Border Post Zimbabwe: Kazangula Road, Open: 06h00-18h00
Botswana: Kazangula Road, +267 625-0320/1303, Open: 06h00-20h00

Day 11 - Francistown to Johannesburg
Leaving early we continue to the border with South Africa and on to the city of Johannesburg. All travellers are invited to join us for a traditional Braai tonight, this can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared around the braai fires and tonight presents an opportunity to join fellow travellers in celebrating the many wonders of African travel. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Belvedere Estate
Facilities Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Route: Francistown to Johannesburg
Optional Activity: Traditional Braai at Belvedere Estate

Border Post Botswana: Martinsdrift, Tel: +267 4940 254, Open: 08h00-18h00.
South Africa: Groblersbrug, Tel: +27 (0) 14 767 1019, Open: 08h00-18h00

Day 12 – Johannesburg to Kruger National Park
Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. We set up camp at our base for the next three nights and enjoy some local dancing and dinner around the campfire tonight. *Please note that it is possible that your crew and truck will change today. Please report to the hotel reception before to meet your crew for your 07:00 departure.

Accommodation: Nkambeni Safari Camp
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Permanent Tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Route: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park
Included Highlight Local Dinner and Dance

Day 13 – Kruger National Park
As is customary when on Safari, we rise early this morning to enjoy a Guided Bush Walk. Being in the bush on foot offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the smaller details of this great wilderness area. Once refreshed we will board our truck and spend the rest of the day game viewing in the Kruger National Park. The Kruger is home to many species of wildlife and offers the chance of sighting the famed Big-5. We return to camp in the early evening for dinner and a well-deserved rest.

Accommodation: Nkambeni Safari Camp
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Permanent Tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Included Highlight: Kruger Afternoon Game Drive in Nomad Truck
Activity Package: Morning Guided Bush Walk

Day 14 – Kruger National Park
This morning we re-enter the Kruger National Park for a full-day of game viewing. Our activity package offers you the opportunity to explore the park in open game viewing vehicles, giving you access to areas our truck can't always go. We return in the mid-afternoon and end the day with a Sundowner in the African Bush.

Accommodation: Nkambeni Safari Camp
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Permanent Tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Included Highlight: Full-Day Kruger Park Game Drive in Nomad Truck (Clients not doing the Activity Package)
Activity Package: Full-Day Kruger Park Game Drive in 4x4 Vehicles, Sundowner Drive

Day 15 – Kruger National Park to Johannesburg
Our return journey to Johannesburg takes us via the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional Braai tonight, this can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared around the braai fires and tonight presents an opportunity to join fellow travellers in celebrating the many wonders of African travel.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements Route Kruger Park to Johannesburg
Included Highlights: The Panorama Route, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Three Rondavels
Optional Activity: Traditional Braai at Belvedere Estate
This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Accommodated Delta, Chobe and Kruger Valid: 2017-01-01 to 0201-12-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 25850.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR N/A Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

Camping Delta, Chobe and Kruger Valid: 2017-01-01 to 2017-12-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 20150.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR N/A Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

Tour Include
Meals (Breakfast x 12 / Lunch x 10 / Dinner x 10) (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the Nomad truck), accommodation, guides and transport. We also include some of the highlights. These highlights are listed below in the day-by-day descriptions as "included highlights".

Tour Exclude
All items of a personal nature, entrance fees, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, snacks, souvenirs, tips, activity package and optional activities.

Terms & Conditions
If cancelled 28-days or less prior to Date of Departure, the following cancellation fees will apply:
28 Days - 15 Days 50% of Tour Fare
14 Days - 7 Days 75% of Tour Fare
6 Days - 0 Days 100% of Tour Fare

February 16 - March 2, 2017
February 20 - March 6, 2017
March 2 - March 16, 2017
March 6 - March 20, 2017
March 13 - March 27, 2017
March 23 - April 6, 2017
March 30 - April 13, 2017
April 3 - April 17, 2017
April 13 - April 27, 2017
April 17 - May 1, 2017
April 24 - May 8, 2017
May 4 - May 18, 2017
May 11 - May 25, 2017
May 15 - May 29, 2017
May 25 - June 8, 2017
May 29 - June 12, 2017
June 5 - June 19, 2017
June 15 - June 29, 2017
June 22 - July 6, 2017
June 26 - July 10, 2017
July 6 - July 20, 2017
July 10 - July 24, 2017
July 17 - July 31, 2017
July 27 - August 10, 2017
August 3 - August 17, 2017
August 7 - August 21, 2017
August 17 - August 31, 2017
August 21 - September 4, 2017
August 28 - September 11, 2017
September 7 - September 21, 2017
September 14 - September 28, 2017
September 18 - October 2, 2017
September 28 - October 12, 2017
October 2 - October 16, 2017
October 9 - October 23, 2017
October 19 - November 2, 2017
October 26 - November 9, 2017
October 30 - November 13, 2017
November 9 - November 23, 2017
November 13 - November 27, 2017
November 20 - December 4, 2017
November 30 - December 14, 2017
December 7 - December 21, 2017
December 11 - December 25, 2017

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