This 11 day adventure through Botswana, the heart of Southern Africa, is a showcase of the beauty of this magical place. Botswana is a country where in certain places time seems to have stood still and traditional ways of living are still very much in tact. There is also a strong connection to the earth as many of its people rely on it for subsistence. Botswana has no fences around many of its national parks and nature is allowed to roam freely which further reflects this connection with the earth. This is an adventure to touch the soul and one that will make stories and memories for a lifetime.
This tour is lead by our travel photographer Ché Overmeyer. He is ready to assist you in getting the best shots on your journey.
How difficult is it?
This tour is rated a medium to low difficulty. There is some hiking however all provisions are made for your comfort throughout the tour.
What does this include?
All accommodation on the tour
Tour of Johannesburg City
Tour of Gaberone city and sunset game drive
Entrance to Domboshaba ruins
2 night Okavango Camping trip. Meals are included on this trip.
Flight over the Delta
Flight from Maun to Kasane
Chobe park Game Drive
1x entrance to Victoria Falls
Namibia Cultural Tour
Flight from Kasane to Johannesburg
transfer to your lodgings once in Johannesburg
Spacious vehicle for transport between activities
Ché is the lead photographer guide and founder of Journey On. He has a background in Mechanical engineering and applies the same meticulous attention to detail in the work he does on tour. Ché is a passionate adventurer, he has crossed the Indian Ocean on sails and budget backpacked through Malawi. He is ready to take you off the main roads to explore places less traveled and untouched.
Day 1 Johannesburg City Tour
Collection from the airport and transfer to the accommodation
Once everyone is together we head out on a short tour of Johannesburg and Sandton City
Return to the lodge and prepare for the next day
Day 2 Gaberone - the Capital city of Botswana
We leave Joburg in the morning and cross the border to arrive in Gaberone before lunch
After lunch a tour of Gaberone city
And end off the day with a sunset game drive
Day 3 Gaberone to Francistown - the second largest city in Botswana
After an interesting journey along the rural highways of Botswana we arrive in Francistown before lunch
After lunch we take a tour of the city - This is a city which has been rapidly developing over the last years
guided tour of Domboshaba ruins of the Great Zimbabwe period between 1250 - 1450 AD
Day 4 Francistown to Maun - A town situated at the foot of the Okavango Delta
After breakfast we leave Francistown to arrive in Maun early afternoon.
We can take this time to relax and cool off at the pool to prepare for the adventure the next day
Day 5 Into the Delta
After breakfast we take a series of boat and 4x4 trips through the Okavango Delta to arrive at our camp for the next 2 nights
Once at camp and after unpacking we set out on a guided boat tour into the Delta - This is an unfenced big 5 nature reserve
After the activities meals are prepared around the campfire and stories are shared
Day 6 Your wildest walk ever!
We wake up to an Okavango sunrise with a prepared camping breakfast
After breakfast we go on the wildest walk ever. A guided walk through the Delta. This walk is lead by guides who live and have grown up in the Delta and are experienced trackers.
We return for lunch and some time to rest the legs
Another evening boat trip to soak up the last of the magic if the Delta
We end our stay here with a special farewell dinner at the campfire and a traditional dance theatrical
Day 7 Okavango Delta Flyover
After breakfast we leave camp to arrive back in Maun
You then take a flight over the Okavango to experience where you have just been from the air
Take some time to rest and take it all in before we continue
Day 8 Flight to Kasane - The main town bordering the Chobe national park and the Chobe River
In the morning you will hop on a flight to Kasane where the next accommodation will collect you from the airport and take you to the lodge.
You will then be collected to enjoy a game drive in the Chobe national park.
After lunch at the lodge you will meet up with your driver who will take you on a tour of Kasane city and suggest good places for local cuisine and activities
The afternoon and evening are yours and the driver will drop and collect you from the activities of your choice.
Day 9 Victoria Falls
After breakfast we cross the Zimbabwe border and take a short drive to the town of Victoria Falls.
We take a guided walk along the longest curtain of falling water on the planet. You have the option of taking a helicopter trip to see the falls from above or if you are feeling adventurous there is white water rafting as well as an insane bungee jump off the Victoria Falls bridge
Extra activities are paid for on the day
After a long day we return to Kasane to relax at the lodge
Day 10 Namibia Cultural tour
After breakfast we meet a boat, at the jetty, waiting to take you up the Chobe river, across the border into Namibia.
In Namibia you will visit a cultural village and experience life on the river first hand.
On return you will have the option of booking an evening activity or relaxing at the lodge
We have a farewell dinner for our final night
Day 11 Flight back to Johannesburg
After our final breakfast together you will hop onto a flight from Kasane international airport to Johannesburg
If needed a transfer will be waiting to take you to your next accommodation