This trip is an overland trip run in an overland truck. In addition to paying for your trip, you're require to make a separate payment to your tour leader at the start of the trip, usually in USD. Kitties are flexible and change as prices are updated. Therefore you should check the latest kitty amount on this website before you depart.
A kitty is a group fund which covers all accommodation, meals while camping (not in hotels) and activities listed as included. It's a system unique to overlanding to provide the maximum flexibility and best value on the road (you get everything at cost price!). The kitty is your money, not ours, so any amount left over is divided among the group as a refund.Close
|Trip Code||Start Date||End Date||Currency||Kitty|
|Saturday 26 Apr 2014||Saturday 03 May 2014|
|Saturday 10 May 2014||Saturday 17 May 2014|
|Saturday 24 May 2014||Saturday 31 May 2014|
|Saturday 07 Jun 2014||Saturday 14 Jun 2014|
|Saturday 21 Jun 2014||Saturday 28 Jun 2014|
Journeys of freedom & discovery. Travelling in purpose-built trucks or 4x4s you’ll see all the highlights but also get far off the beaten track. Led by a professional crew or driver, groups help with the cooking & setting up camp, enjoying a real hands on experience.
Our Basic tours offer superb value and are ideal for those who are happy to forgo some creature comforts in favour of an authentic and fun experience. Under the leadership of a fully trained tour leader, you will enjoy all the highlights and freedom of independent travel with the convenience, security and companionship of a small group.
At Imaginative Traveller we always aim to provide accurate information for our travellers. Unfortunately information such as the price of optional activities is occasionally subject to change, and this means that we are constantly revising our trip notes. In order to ensure that you have the most up to date information for your trip we suggest that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure.
Trip code : GABB
Trip valid from : 01/01/2013
Trip valid until : 30/06/2014
Trip length : 10
Trip starts in : Johannesburg
Trip ends in : Victoria Falls
Maximum group size : maximum 22
Take walking and mokoru safaris in the Okavango Delta Enjoy adrenalin-filled activities in Victoria Falls Go game-viewing in Chobe National Park Track Rhinos at the Khama Rhino Sanctuary community conservation centre
Those 'in the know' head to Botswana, a wonderfully untouristy country offering unbelievable wildlife viewing. On this adventure tour you will track rhinos at the fascinating Khama Rhino Sanctuary, travel through the waterways of the Okavango Delta by mokoru (dug-out canoe), enjoying game walks and camping on a remote island surrounded by wildlife and experience incredible safaris in Chobe National Park, known as Africa’s greatest elephant sanctuary. Take an afternoon river cruise to view the enormous herds of elephants found here. And what better way to end any holiday in Southern Africa than with a visit to Victoria Falls - a trip to really get the adrenalin going!
Head out to the Burma flea market for any last minute safari must-haves (t-shirts, hats, books) and grab a bite to eat while you're there. You'll find everything from Indian and Chinese to Turkish and South African food.Arrive at any time you like and enjoy a day at your leisure. A transfer from Johannesburg's O.R Tambo International Airport needs to be pre-booked and is strongly recommended.There is a pre-departure meeting tonight at 6pm. Please note: If you would like to exchange any South African rand, it is advisable to do this today as there will be no time to visit banks tomorrow. The airport is an ideal place to do this with its abundance of ATMs and forex bureaus in the arrival hall.
(Approximate driving time: 7 hours excluding time spent at border; game drive times variable)About 30 rhinos roam around this 400ha community-based reserve. Don't forget your binoculars, or you'll be getting them confused with big rocks. Leaving Pretoria early we travel north to Potgietersrus and then continue northwest to the Martins Drift border post. After exiting South Africa we cross the Limpopo River to enter Botswana before continuing on to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary at Serowe Camp inside the sanctuary at Mokongwo Camp, where each site is set out in the atmospheric shade of large mokongwa trees. Take an afternoon game drive through Khama Rhino Sanctuary, guided by well trained and knowledgeable rangers who are based at the sanctuary
(Approximate driving time: 7 hours)Up early for our really long drive to Maun (pronounced ma-ooon) so pee before you get in the truck. We also offer a free massage service (it's really bumpy). Perhaps enjoy time this afternoon to explore Maun, as well as stock up on supplies Tonight we camp just outside Maun, which is our base to prepare for our upcoming Okavango Delta adventure
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 calm waters... until a hippo grunts. Enjoy a three-day/two-night excursion to the Okavango Delta. Explore the area by mokoro (dugout canoe) and on foot Camping in the wild under the stars of the southern skies. Take an optional sunset flight over the Okavango Delta in a five-seater plane - one of the best flights in Africa. Please Note: For the two nights in the Okavango Delta you will need to pack clothing and other personal items into a smaller overnight bag, as space is limited. There will be no access to showers and you will be away from the safari vehicle.
(Approximate driving time: 2 hours)Traffic on the road to Kasane can be pretty intense. Giraffe, ostrich, zebra, and elephant, however, are all pretty courteous road users. Zip around Chobe in 4WDs, spotting heaps of wildlife and brushing up on your photography skills. Travel to the campsite on the banks of the Chobe RiverPerhaps enjoy an optional sunset boat cruise Two days in the region allows ample opportunity to search for much of the wildlife in the Chobe National Park Explore the park and experience its inhabitants in open 4WD vehicles on game drives, with the help of local site guides
(Approximate driving time: 2 hours excluding time spent at border)Make the most of white-water rafting, bungee jumping, elephant safaris and some more game drives. They'll try and make you wear a yellow poncho at Vic Falls. Don't. This place is far too pretty to have you looking like an idiot in all your photographs. Day 9 Leave Botswana and cross the border into Zimbabwe. Set up camp for two nights in the Victoria Falls township Optional activities here include whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, river boarding and game drives View the falls themselves and to explore the nearby craft markets and the town Enjoy the many restaurants and bars of Victoria Falls township. Day 10 The trip ends today after breakfast
While the information presented here details our planned itinerary, including routes taken, activities included, accommodation and meeting times, please accept that unforseen changes may occur. We are constantly on the lookout to improve our program and further enhance your experience. Naturally, we will keep you up to date with any last minute amendments to your tour.
Overland journeys are all about freedom and discovery. By travelling in a purpose-built truck you’ll see all the must-see highlights but also get far off the beaten track. These are real adventures where itineraries are changeable and the number of nights in hotels or camping can vary. The tours are highly inclusive and very much hands on. Led by professional crew, groups consist of up to 22 adventurous passengers, sharing the cooking, food shopping and setting up camp.
This tour is operated by our partners Geckos Adventures
9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
Most of our travellers like the thought of travelling with a few like-minded souls. There are NO compulsory single supplements on most tours as we simply arrange twin shared accommodation for you and another tour member of the same sex. But don't worry if that doesn't appeal. We do understand there are times when you just want a bit of privacy and 'me' time so we are more than happy to arrange a private room upon request when you book.
The local payment is the final part of your overall tour cost. It MUST be paid in cash, in the currency indicated, to your tour leader at the start of your trip. Having a local payment helps us to pass cost savings on to you. Please note that the Local Payment is non-refundable.
Park entrance fees are included as part of your overall tour cost.
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