Botswana Adventure Simbabwe · Botswana · Namibia

Botswana Adventure

  • Das koloniale Windhoek
  • Auf einem Hausboot im Okavango Delta
  • Das Leben in der Wüste mit den San Buschmännern
  • Auf Safari im Chobe Nationalpark
  • Naturspektakel Viktoria Fälle
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen

10 Tage Simbabwe · Botswana · Namibia

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Elefanten im Chobe Nationalpark, die Wasserwege des Okavango Deltas und die Makgadigadi Salzpfannen - Entdecke Afrikas bestgehütete Geheimnisse! Du startest in der ehemaligen Kolonialstadt Windhoek und überquerst die Grenze nach Botswana. Dort erkundest du die Kalahari, eine der größten Sandwüsten der Welt, und erhälst Einblick in das Leben der Buschmänner. Im Anschluss erkundest du im traditionellen Mokoro die verschlungenen Wasserwege des Okavango Deltas und übernachten an Bord eines komfortablen Hausboots. Nach einem Tag in Maun kannst du die größten zusammenhängenden Salzpfannen der Welt bestaunen. Im tierreichen Chobe Nationalpark hälst du vom Jeep und vom Boot aus Ausschau nach Elefanten, Löwen und anderen Wildtieren. Die tosenden Wassermassen der Victoria Fälle bilden den Abschluss deiner Komfort-Reise.

1. Tag: Windhoek
Wilhelminische Kolonialbauten wie der Tintenpalast stehen in der Hauptstadt Namibias neben modernen Wolkenkratzern und Einkaufszentren. Vielleicht hast du vor Reisebeginn noch Zeit für einen Streifzug auf eigene Faust.

2. Tag: Ghanzi/Kalahari
Wir überqueren die Grenze nach Botswana und erreichen die Kalahari, eine der größten Sandwüsten der Welt. In Ghanzi erhälst du einen Einblick in das Leben der als Buschmänner bekannten San.

3.-4. Tag: Okavango Delta
Das größte Binnendelta der Erde ist die Lebensader der Kalahari. Unzählige Tiere wie Elefanten, Löwen, Giraffen und die behäbigen Flusspferde tummeln sich rund um die weitverzweigten Wasserwege. Wir erkunden dieses Naturwunder mit dem "Mokoro", einem traditionellen Einbaum-Kanu, und auf einem Nature Walk mit lokalen Guides. Übernachtet wird an Bord eines komfortablen Hausboots.

5. Tag: Maun
Per Speedboot verlassen wir unser Domizil und legen einen Zwischenstopp in Maun, dem touristischen Zentrum Botswanas, ein. Optional wird ein Rundflug angeboten, um das Delta aus der Vogelperspektive zu betrachten.

6. Tag: Makgadikgadi Salzpfannen
Im Nordosten Botswanas liegen mitten in der Savanne die größten zusammenhängenden Salzpfannen der Welt. Ein Teilstück der Nata Pfanne entdecken wir auf einer Exkursion.

7.-8. Tag: Chobe Nationalpark
Über sandige Pisten durch ausgedehnte Graslandschaften bahnt sich unser Safari-Jeep seinen Weg. Die größte Elefantenpopulation der Erde ist hier zuhause, ebenso wie riesige Büffelherden und zahlreiche Löwenrudel.

9.-10. Tag: Victoria Falls
Mosi oa tunya, donnernder Rauch, werden die Viktoria Fälle im Grenzgebiet zwischen Sambia und Simbabwe von den Einheimischen genannt. Die Wassermassen des Sambesi stürzen sich hier über 100m in die Tiefe. Ein unglaubliches Naturschauspiel, das sicher in Erinnerung bleibt.

Leistungen enthalten

  • Afrika Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterbringung und Verpflegung gemäß Programm
  • Ausflüge, Besichtigungen und Aktivitäten wie im Tourverlauf beschrieben:
    • Flughafentransfer an Tag 1 der Tour
    • Kulturelle Erfahrung bei den San
    • Speedboatfahrt, Mokorosafari und Naturspaziergang im Okavango Delta
    • Besuch der Meerkat Pfanne
    • Eintritt und Boma Abendessen in Victoria Falls

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Visumgebühren
  • Reiseversicherungen
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten

Unterbringung

4x Lodge
3x Komfort-Hotel
2x Hausboot

Die Unterbringung erfolgt im Doppelzimmer. Alleinreisende werden mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht. Auf Wunsch ist gegen Aufpreis auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer buchbar (vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit, keine Einzelunterbringung auf dem Hausboot und in Ghanzi möglich). EZ-Zuschlag bitte anfragen.

Verpflegung


9x Frühstück
6x Mittagessen
8x Abendessen

Für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten und Getränke solltest du zusätzlich etwa USD260 einplanen. Dies soll dir die Möglichkeit geben, selbst zu entscheiden was, wo und mit wem du essen willst. Nutze die Gelegenheit, um einen Einblick in die einheimische Küche zu erhalten. Vegetarier und Teilnehmer mit speziellen Diätanforderungen teilen uns dies bitte rechtzeitig bei Buchung mit.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachige Reiseleitung und Fahrer.

Hinter jeder Reise steht ein großartiger Reiseleiter. Der Enthusiasmus und das fast unschlagbare Wissen unserer einheimischen und englischsprachigen Reiseleiter werden deine Reise unvergesslich machen. Mit Rat und Tat stehen sie den Reisenden zur Seite. Vom Anfang bis zum Ende der Tour sind sie vor Ort für die Gruppe da, wissen nicht nur, in welchen Restaurants man gut isst und wo die besten Shops zu finden sind, sondern zeigen den Reisenden mit Kompetenz und voller Begeisterung ihre Heimat.

Transportarten

Einbaumboot (Mokoro), Overland-Truck

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

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Flughafentransfer

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Day 1: Windhoek
On arrival in Windhoek, you will be met by an Intrepid representative and transferred to your hotel. Please arrive in time for the important welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place.

The old German colonial town of Windhoek has been blended into a modern city. The German architecture of the older buildings lends the town a historic atmosphere. Good examples of this German architecture can be seen in a number of buildings, but the best are the Tintenpalast (Ink Palace), the Christuskirche (church), the gymnasium and the Genossenschaftshaus.
This evening you may wish to join the rest of the group for an optional welcome dinner.

If you're interested in seeing a little more of Namibia before you head off on your Botswana Adventure, why not consider our Namibia Dunes Shortbreak (UBAS-C). The shortbreak starts and finishes in Windoek and gives you an opportunity to discover one of the most incredible landscapes in Namibia when you pay a visit to the barren dunes of Soussusvlei.

Special Information: An airport arrival transfer is included. This transfer is valid if arriving on day 1 or if you have booked pre-trip accommodation through us. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel.

Included Activities:
- Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2: Ghanzi/Central Kalahari
Cross the border into Botswana and travel to Ghanzi, known as the "Capital of the Kalahari" (560km approximately 8hrs).
Accommodation tonight is at a lodge just outside the small cattle ranching town of Ghanzi and a bit more basic than what you will encounter throughout your journey, however the concept and experience of will be well worth it. The lodge is situated in the Kalahari region of Botswana that is inhabited by a large portion of Botswanas’ San/Bushman community. Unemployment is one of the main social issues that affect the San community, who have become an increasingly marginalized minority is Southern Africa . The lodge helps empower the community through employment. A traditional San/Southern African meal will be served in the communal lounge and dining area. There is also an bar with wine, beer and soft drinks available to buy.
Later this evening we will be treated to a real cultural experience and interaction with the local Bushmen. Around the campfire, you will experience the ancient dance rituals of the San/Bushman, with a chance to chat afterwards. On special occasions this could be a healing or trance dance, which can continue all night, and is an intense spiritual experience for both participants and visitors alike.

Included Activities:
- Central Kalahari - San Cultural Experience

Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Okavango Delta
Before breakfast this morning there will be a chance to go out on an optional walk with a Bushman. The San People are renowned as the most skillful trackers on Earth and have an extraordinary knowledge of the Kalahari for both plants and animal tracking. Here you will be shown the wide variety of both edible and medicinal plants, while also tracking a variety of animals and learning about their habits. Of course, you will also spend quality time with your guide to understand their very different world view.
Head to the Okavango Delta (400km approximately 7hrs), where we board speedboats that will take us to your home for the next two nights, a houseboat in the middle of the Okavango Delta. Please note you will need to pack a small bag or backpack for this trip as we won't be taking all of our luggage with us.
Your floating home for the next 2 nights is the most incredibly peaceful way to experience the delta. The houseboat has twin-share cabins with bedding, towels and mosquito nets provided (no single supplement is available on these nights). Cabins are very small and basic with shared facilities however we don't expect you'll be spending much time in there. There is also a dining area on the deck, tea/coffee making facilities and a small collection of books and board games.
This evening head to the deck where your captain will serve dinner, enjoy a sundowner, and listen to the sound of the Hippos along the waters edge.

Please note that on occasions our houseboat won't be available due to regular servicing and maintenance requirements. If this occurs the program will be replaced with alternate land arrangements.

Included Activities:
- Okavango Delta - Speedboat Cruise

Optional Activities:
- Central Kalahari - Bush Walk BWP80

Accommodation: Houseboat (with shared facilitites)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Okavango Delta
After breakfast we take a speedboat and 4x4 to a nearby poling station. From here you have the opportunity to experience the myriad waterways in traditional dugout canoes (mokoros) with a local guide. Your guide will take you on a nature walk around one of the many Islands in the Delta.
After a picnic lunch, return to the houseboat where you're free to relax, read a book or do some fishing. This evening grab a sundowner, pull up a chair and witness the often breathtaking sunset.

Included Activities:
- Okavango Delta - Speedboat Cruise
- Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
- Okavango Delta - Nature Walk

Accommodation: Houseboat (with shared facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Maun
After breakfast, we leave our houseboat behind, and again board the speedboats to take us back to our truck, and then on towards Maun - the gateway of the Okavango Delta (350km approximately 6hrs).
For those wanting more adventure, there's an opportunity to fly over the delta in a small plane for a bird's-eye view - a great way to appreciate the immensity of this watery world. Your leader can give you more information on this activity and how to book.
Otherwise the afternoon is free to sit by the pool, catch up on emails and laundry.

Included Activities:
- Okavango Delta - Speedboat Cruise

Optional Activities:
- Okavango Delta - Plane Scenic Flight - From USD75 - USD390

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Makgadikgadi Pans
We depart from our lodge after breakfast and head towards north-east Botswana (210km approximately 4hrs). Our next stop is the Makgadikgadi Pans; a large salt pan situation in the middle of the dry savanna is located. This pan is now all that remains of the former Lake Makgadikgadi.
Our accommodation tonight is located on the edge of the pans. Sit by the pool or relax in the lounge area and take in your surroundings after a long day.
Head out to the Makgadikgadi Pans for an afternoon excursion in open 4x4's to one of the largest salt flats in the world. Here you’ll sit out in the wild enjoy sundowners and snacks while observing the amazing scenery. With the aid of trackers you may have the opportunity to spend some time in the company of the local meerkat colony, and look out for elephants that meander their way down to the watering hole to quench their thirst. Soak in this incredible place while the sun sets behind the old beautiful baobab.

Special Information: Accommodation tonight is simple but comfortable rondavels which are equipped with ceiling fans, tea and coffee facilities, mosquito nets and outdoor enclosed shower & toilet.
During the wetter months the pan sometimes floods and the Meerkat Experience activity may not be available. In these instance this activity will be replaced with an afternoon game drive at Chobe National Park the following day.

Included Activities:
- Makgadikgadi Pans - Meerkat Pan Experience

Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Chobe National Park
This morning we make tracks after breakfast and travel towards Kasane on the edge of Chobe National Park (410km approximately 7hrs).
The stretch of road between Nata and Kasane is known as the 'Elephant Highway'. With no fences elephants are free to move between Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe and Botswana. So keep your eyes peeled for roadside elephants.
Botswana's first national park, Chobe, is perhaps best known for its high concentration of elephants. You will spend the next two nights in a lodge near the Chobe River.

Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Chobe National Park
This morning we wake early and take a dawn game drive in Chobe National Park, where you may see elephants drinking at the waters' edge, large herds of cape buffaloes and many impala within the park.
In the afternoon you’ll take a breathtaking cruise on the Chobe River, ideal for spotting bird life such as saddle-billed storks, malachite kingfishers, fish eagles and beautiful bee-eaters as well as hippos, crocodiles and large families of elephants. The boat trip will be a shared activity with other travellers. There will be an opportunity to have a sundowner drink and watch the sunset over the river.

Accommodation: Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Victoria Falls
Travel on to Victoria Falls, crossing the border into Zimbabwe in time to have lunch on the banks of the Zambezi (100km approximately 2hrs depending on border formalities). These falls are one of the natural wonders of the world and, when in full flow, form the largest sheet of falling water.
Your leader will take you to a local activity centre where a range of activities will be on offer. We have not risk assessed all activities and only those listed in our trip notes are recommended. It is against company policy for leaders to facilitate the booking of any activities that have not been risk assessed or do not adhere to our company’s Responsible Travel policy and ethos. This includes organising transport to and from these activities in our vehicles.
A unique dinner at Boma restaurant is included, which specialises in Zimbabwean barbecue, is the perfect way to spend your evening.

Special Information: You may notice businesses offering an optional 'Walk with the Lions' experience. We ask all our travellers to avoid this activity as it is contrary to our Responsible Travel policy. While wildlife viewing is a big part of many of our itineraries, we strive to only view animals in their natural habitats and to do so with the greatest level of respect. The lion walking industry directly contributes to the captive breeding and canned hunting of lions.
Read more about animal welfare and our ‘Born to Live Wild’ pledge here: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/animal-welfare

Included Activities:
- Victoria Falls - Entrance
- Victoria Falls - The Boma Dinner & Experience

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Victoria Falls
Your adventure will come to an end after breakfast this morning.
No accommodation is included for tonight, but can be requested at your own expense.

Optional Activities:
- Victoria Falls - Sunset cruise on the Zambezi river - USD50
- Victoria Falls - Village & township tour - USD50
- Chobe National Park - Morning Game Drive in 4X4 vehicle - BWP210
- Victoria Falls - Helicopter flight (12 mins) - USD175
- Victoria Falls - Helicopter flight (25 mins) - USD334
- Victoria Falls - Whitewater rafting (half day) - USD140
- Victoria Falls - Whitewater rafting (full day) - USD140

Meals Included: Breakfast
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Hinweis
Der Flughafentransfer bei Ankunft ist inklusive. Bitte teile uns deine Flugdaten mit.

Tourstil
Wenn du es etwas bequemer liebst, bist du mit diesem Tourstil genau richtig unterwegs. Reisen mit der perfekten Mischung aus Komfort und spannenden Erlebnissen für Entdecker und Genießer. Viele Aktivitäten und Mahlzeiten sind im Preis inbegriffen. Mehr Inklusivleistungen, höhere Hotelstandards und mehr Komfort bei den Transportmitteln erwarten dich auf unseren Komfort-Touren. Übernachtet wird in kleinen, privat geführten Hotels, die charakteristisch für die bereiste Region sind. Die Zimmer sind komfortabel ausgestattet. Unterwegs sind wir vor allem in privaten Fahrzeugen. Lokale Transportmittel werden nur genutzt, um etwas Besonderes zu erleben.
Wenn du auf deinem Afrika Trip nicht auf ein bequemes Bett und eine heiße Dusche verzichten möchtest, sind die Comfort Touren genau richtig für dich. Gemütliche Lodges und komfortable Hotels warten am Ende eines ereignisreichen Tages auf dich.