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Okavango Experience

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Okavango Experience - Intrepid Travel
Okavango Experience - Intrepid Travel
Federico "It was my first time with Intrepid and with this kind of organized tour in general. I am use to travel a lot on my own to far destinations, mainly with 1-2 friends, however being this time alone I decided to give a try with Intrepid. Well, I have to say I can tell that my expectations have been all fullfilled or even by far exceeded! :) Meshack has been a great guide, as well as Danny as driver...."
Excellent
26 reviews
Starts
Johannesburg
Destinations
+5
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 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping
Max Group Size
22
Physical Rating
Active
Start in Johannesburg and end in Victoria Falls! With the in-depth cultural 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.

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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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  • Okavango Experience reviewer 2
    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 5
    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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  • LH
    Written on May 6, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    This trip exceeded my expectations - I had not expected to be as besotted by the scenery of Southern Africa as much as I was. Great leader who did everything in his power to ensure the group got the best experience possible. The truck was super-comfy with big windows to give us the best chance to catch view of the wildlife and landscape. Okavango Delta should be on every traveller's bucket list.
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  • Okavango Experience reviewer 7
    Written on June 10, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was my first time with Intrepid and with this kind of organized tour in general. I am use to travel a lot on my own to far destinations, mainly with 1-2 friends, however being this time alone I decided to give a try with Intrepid. Well, I have to say I can tell that my expectations have been all fullfilled or even by far exceeded! :) Meshack has been a great guide, as well as Danny as driver. Both very professional, with sense of Humor and super organized. We had a very tight schedule as every day we had to drive between 3 to 7hrs to the next destination, however we have never been late or missed something. All activities planned very were very well organized and allowed us really to do and see an impressive amount of places and wild animals in a very short amount of days. I would say the average age of the people was around 30, half couples and half friends/lonely travelers, most people were from countries were english is the mother tongue (mainly UK, Canada, Australia). The mood has been great for most of the trip and we never had any kind of fight or discussion within the group. If you are very indipendent, you might sometimes miss the freedom of organizing everything on your own, however there are some optional activities that allow for some flexibility and what to say, this is a group tour, so it's something you have to take into account from the beginning. That being said, the itinerary planned was great, the people and guide too and even being quite a wild and lonely traveler I barely missed that flexibility. So to sum up, I definetively liked this trip and recommend this tour to everybody, it has been a great experience. Suggest also to plan 1-2 days more before and after the tour to properly explore Johannesburg/Soweto and the Victoria Falls area.
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  • Okavango Experience reviewer 8
    Written on October 28, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

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  • A
    Written on January 13, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had a great time! Great guides! Top trip!

  • A
    Written on January 12, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    As you will see the attached poem below explains our experience that I know that we will never forget.

Itinerary

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

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Questions & Answers

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

    • December 1, 2016

      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.

    • December 1, 2016

      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.

    • June 16, 2016

      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 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 15 December 2017 the full payment of $1,103 is necessary.
      Cancellation policy
      No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1103 for Okavango Experience, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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      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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