San bushman in the Kalahari

Botswana Holidays & Victoria Falls Tours

August 15, 2015

by — Posted in Africa, Botswana, Itineraries, Uncategorised, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Visit the majestic Okavango Delta, the grand Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park, Botswana is a great holiday destination.

~$3500, 10 days
The amount stated here is an appoximate estimate for a comfortable trip with midrange accomodation, resturants and a few additional activities. The budget for Botswana holidays can be customised to meet your needs.

10 days is a relatively comfortable pace to tour Botswana & Victoria Falls on your holiday.

Day 1-2: Victoria Falls
‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, the Smoke that Thunders is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi River plunges down gorges and raises an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 km away. You will be able to walk on the edge of the waterfalls in Zambia and even swim, on Livingstone island – this experience is not be missed. Other activities you can participate include bush safaris, the luxurious Zambezi cruise along the water, white water rafting, canoeing and bungee jumping.

Day 3-4: Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa and a massive population of elephants, there are 120,000 elephants in the national park! Not to be missed is the cruise on Chobe River – watch hippos, crocodiles and families of elephant and enjoy the spectacular African sunset.

Day 5: Maun
Maun is the tourism capital and the gateway to the Okavango Delta. It is also the tribal capital of the Batawana people. Prepare for the two-day expedition into Okavango by stocking up on necessities in town and packing overnight bags.

Day 6-7: Okavango Delta
The Okavango delta is the largest inland delta in the world. Such a river delta usually leads to the open sea but the Okavango river empties onto open land, flooding the savannah. Wild animals and birds come to the delta for water, making the delta a wildlife stronghold. Explore the delta, on nature walks and by a mokoro, the traditional dugout canoe.

Day 8: Bushman – San People
The San people, also known as Bushmen or Basarwa are the indigenous hunter-gatherers of southern Africa The name ‘San’ comes from the Khoi word sonqua, meaning ‘those without cattle’. They are one of the oldest, if not the oldest, peoples in the world, going back to 60,000 years. They have genetic traces that no one else in the world has, which has put them at the root of the human tree. Learn about their culture and lifestyles, and attempt speaking their language which involves making clicking sounds with your tongues.

Day 9-10: Johannesburg / Windhoek
End your holidays at the destination of Johannesburg, take a tour and visit destinations such as Nelson Mandela’s home.

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