Baobabs & waterfalls
Join a self-drive guided tour from southern Botswana to Victoria Falls with Drive Out Tours, in conjunction with Bhejane 4x4 Adventures.
We meet in the town of Letlhakane and refuel. Then we head out into the bush and onto the vast, flat expanse of Makgadikgadi Pans, where we spend our first night on Kubu Island.
Early birds and keen photographers will relish watching the sun rise over the pans while enjoying coffee and rusks. After breakfast we hike around the island with its fascinating rock formations and baobabs while the logistics team strikes camp. Then it’s time to head north to our overnight camp outside Maun.
We spend the morning in Maun for shopping and fuel. There’s an opportunity for an hour-long flight over the Okavango Delta (not included in the tour price). Then we depart for our next overnight stop on the banks of one of the delta’s main channels. The logistics team will have set up camp and the pots will be simmering.
After a few days’ driving it’s time to relax. We have a late start with a big brunch. The camp is known for birding, including the resident Pel’s fishing owl. In the late afternoon, we explore the waterways of the delta on a cruise in comfortable aluminium speed boats on the waterways of the Okavango Panhandle.
We head north into Namibia via Tsodilo Hills with their magnificent rock art. Here, we visit the museum and enjoy a picnic lunch. Our camp site for the next three nights is a shady spot on the banks of the Okavango.
We enjoy a big brunch and then you’re free to explore on your own or relax in the camp. Go for a game drive in the nearby Bwabwata National Park, do some bird watching, go on a dug-out canoe trip, do a village tour or cast a line in the water. We meet in the late afternoon for a sundowner cruise. ( The cruise is the only activity of the day included in the tour price.)
We visit Mahango Game Reserve, which is known for good numbers of roan and sable antelope.
We break camp and head for the Zambezi Region (Caprivi). Our next camp is just outside Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River. We spend our last three nights in this former war-torn province, now a national park.
We go on a bus trip to Victoria Falls, where we’ll have a picnic lunch and do some sight-seeing and shopping in the village of Victoria Falls. There are a number of adventure activities on offer, such as bungee jumping and helicopter flights (not included in the tour price).
We take a drive in an open gamedrive vehicle through Chobe National Park and a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. We spend our last night around the campfire enjoying the unique bond of friendship that can only be made by fellow travellers who, together, have experienced the magic of the African bush.
It’s time to say our goodbyes and head our separate ways. How long is the tour? 11 days, 10 nights When? 2–12 April; 30 June – 10 July; 4–14 August; 10–12 October 2017 Where does the tour depart from? Letlhakane, just south of Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana. What you need to provide: • Your own vehicle and fuel • Stretchers or mattresses, bedding
and camp chairs • Drinks and snacks • Medical insurance and evacuation
insurance cover • Border- crossing fees and road taxes (Bhejane provides all tents, tables, cutlery and crockery) Where will we sleep? Tents (which Bhejane’s logistics team will pitch and dismantle daily) And the food? Bhejane’s experienced bush chefs make three tasty meals every day Cost? R13 250 per person (half-price for children under 10) The price includes: • All camp and park fees • Three meals per day • The use of two-way radios • The services of a professional tour
leader and guide
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