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Okavango Experience - Intrepid Travel
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Jeremy "My wife and I had an incredible experience on this trip. The staff were the perfect mix of Professional and personable. Friendly, kind, and enjoyable to spend time with. Also very knowledgeable and helpful. Especially when we had a hiccup with our travel documents. They made every effort to help us sort it out and get our trip back on track. The tour was fantastic. Going into it I was hoping to s..."
Excellent
25 reviews
Starts
Johannesburg
+5 Destinations
Okavango
Ends
Victoria Falls
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Highlights

  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Cruise the waterways in Maun in a Mokoro
  • Explore the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan
  • Visit the magnificent Victoria Falls
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping
Max Group Size
22
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Overland truck, Safari, Wildlife
Start in Johannesburg and end in Victoria Falls! With the overland truck tour Okavango Experience, you have a 10 day tour package taking you from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and through Johannesburg, South Africa and 5 other destinations in Africa. Okavango Experience includes accommodation in a hotel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

25 Reviews

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  • SH
    Written on September 17, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Very happy with the tour, Jays information, sense of humour and assistance made everything run smoothly. Sandile the driver assisted in so many ways other than driving, and Lizzy and Nosipho made delicious meals every day. Thank you all for a great experience.
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  • Okavango Experience reviewer 2
    Written on August 30, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    A brilliant, wonderful, adventure. Saw amazing wildlife, met incredible people. Not for the lovers of creature comforts - by camping they mean camping. If that doesn't phase you the it's a great to get away from it all.
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  • DB
    Written on March 1, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had a great experience with Intrepid in the Okavango Delta. Would highly recommend!
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi David, Thank you for sharing your experience in Africa with us. This trip really packs in some incredible highlights in a short time, doesn’t it? Receiving feedback from our passengers is great as it helps us to know where we’re meeting or hopefully even exceeding expectations. We’re delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you on another trip again soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • AM
    Written on August 10, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was pretty much what I expected. The close up encounters with wildlife was above my expectations. The transport was more comfortable than I expected. Camping was pretty much what I expected with a good mix of remote and basic camping with more comfortable camping with excellent facilities. A good mix of camping experiences. The guide, cook and driver were all very professional. While the group size was big (22) we meshed well with only one person in the group being a little difficult at times and not enough to warrant discussing with the guide who had made it clear to do this if needed. I would recommend this tour to others.
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  • MM
    Written on August 7, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    Overall it has been a great trip, but I feel that there are some things that could be improved in the future. We had three guides but we felt like there was only one, and not very approachable. I think that in such a trip where lots of hours are going to be shared with other fellow travellers, it is important to create a group feeling and help the travellers to bond with one another with some ice-breaking activities and so on. While the guide did implement them, he didn't really made much of an effort and went over it like over a boring task at the office. The other guides were the driver and the cook. The driver was nice, but he didn't do much other than driving and the cook was not very good.
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  • MM
    Written on August 7, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    Overall it has been a great trip, but I feel that there are some things that could be improved in the future. We had three guides but we felt like there was only one, and not very approachable. I think that in such a trip where lots of hours are going to be shared with other fellow travellers, it is important to create a group feeling and help the travellers to bond with one another with some ice-breaking activities and so on. While the guide did implement them, he didn't really made much of an effort and went over it like over a boring task at the office. The other guides were the driver and the cook. The driver was nice, but he didn't do much other than driving and the cook was not very good.
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  • Okavango Experience reviewer 7
    Written on July 7, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    In short amazing: great guide, great tour. One gets to see so much of Africa in only 10days
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  • JK
    Written on June 28, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    My wife and I had an incredible experience on this trip. The staff were the perfect mix of Professional and personable. Friendly, kind, and enjoyable to spend time with. Also very knowledgeable and helpful. Especially when we had a hiccup with our travel documents. They made every effort to help us sort it out and get our trip back on track. The tour was fantastic. Going into it I was hoping to see lots of wildlife, but was well aware that nature doesn't always co-operate and told myself that I'd be happy as long as I saw an elephant. My mind was blown by how much wild life we did get to see, both variety and quantity. The seclusion of camping in the middle of the Delta, completely surrounded by wild Africa, and spending time with the local polers was a unique experience we'll never forget. Even the long days traveling in the bus were enjoyable as we got to know our travel companions, it was a diverse group from all over the globe, and we quickly made a bus load of new friends. We took advantage of the optional tours offered. A fly over tour of the delta shows you how vast and populated it is, in a way that is difficult to comprehend from the ground. And the game drive through Chobe national park, before the river tour that night. Both of these extras were well worth the money. I would encourage peoples budget to include these add-ons. It is a basics tour, so plush accommodations are not to be expected. The heavy canvas tents, and sleeping matts provided were an adequate place to sleep, but my wife found the sleeping mats are to thin. I recommend to anybody not used to camping, bring an extra sleeping mat.
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  • SE
    Written on March 14, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was AMAZING! Everything was well planned, and super exciting and adventurous.
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  • Okavango Experience reviewer 10
    Written on February 28, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The guide was an African. So It was good to brighten up the local matter. And also he was a nice person who was kind, well informed, responsible, and good at cooking. The trucking trip was good because I had tried it before. And road condition was also good. Camp life was better than I thought. But it was inconvenient because it was rainy day many times. So I upgraded to hotel for several days.
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Johannesburg
  2. Day 2: Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  3. Day 3: Maun
  4. Day 4: Okavango Delta
  5. Day 5: Okavango Delta
  6. Day 6: Maun
  7. Day 7: Nata
  8. Day 8: Chobe National Park
  9. Day 9: Victoria Falls
  10. Day 10: Victoria Falls

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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

      Cancellation Policy - If you cancel some or all portions of your booking cancellation fees will apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation.
      If you cancel a trip:
      - 56 days or more prior to departure, we will retain the deposit;
      - between 31 and 55 days prior to departure, we will retain the deposit or 50% of the total booking cost; whichever is greater, and
      - 30 days or less prior to departure, we will retain 100% paid by you in connection with the booking.

      Note that different cancellation conditions including higher charges apply to some styles of trips and additional services including Polar bookings. Your booking consultant will advise if differences apply and details can be found in the Essential Trip Information relating to your trip.

    • Is there an additional charge for solo travellers?

      For travelling solo, there wont be any additional charge if you are happy to share a room with another solo traveller. But, if you would like to have a room of your own then there will be an additional charges. Please contact us to arrange this.

    • Can we please have an itinerary for the Okavango Experience tour leaving the 18th of November? We are interested in looking at animals in their natural habitat.

      You can see the itinerary on our site: http://www.tourradar.com/t/4018#details. This is an awesome tour to see wildlife!

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    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for South Africa and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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    Location
    Johannesburg is the starting point and Victoria Falls is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 November 2018 the full payment of $1,119 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1119 for Okavango Experience, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,411 km.
    • Johannesburg (South Africa)
    • 463 km
    • Khama Rhino Sanctuary (Botswana)
    • 422 km
    • Maun (Botswana)
    • 89 km
    • Okavango Delta (Botswana)
    • 89 km
    • Maun (Botswana)
    • 176 km
    • Chobe National Park (Botswana)
    • 172 km
    • Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

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