4.4
12 reviews
Essential Botswana - Intrepid Travel
9 days

Essential Botswana

From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
22
Age range:
18 to 29
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
92945
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$1,450
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US $1,305
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Itinerary

Start in Johannesburg and end in Victoria Falls! With the overland truck tour Essential Botswana, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Johannesburg, South Africa and 7 other destinations in Africa. Essential Botswana includes accommodation in a hotel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  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: Caprivi Strip
  7. Day 7: Kwando Camp
  8. Day 8: Chobe National Park
  9. Day 9: Victoria Falls
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
1 night
Camping
8 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Itinerary
    Good
    3.5
  • Guide
    Good
    3.5
  • Transport
    Good
    3.9
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.5
  • 4.6
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  • OK
    · January 13, 2020
    I've never camped for that long before and it was an incredible experience! So glad I got to see so much of Botswana and still Namibia and Zimbabwe as well.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks so much Omar!
    Trip date: December 2019
  • Essential Botswana reviewer 2
    · December 06, 2019
    Intrepid tour problems: Day 6 and leader still doesn't know that there are 3 veggies for dinner. Leader doesn't know the ending of the trip or what's included. Leader wastes so much time at stores / petrol stops - leader should come out separately when... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Great food, lots of assistance from the guides. Learnt a lot from everyone working on this tour including jay, earnest doc and evens - they were all so great to travel with and made everything smooth
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    As a travel agent, knowing first-hand how genuine the experience is to local culture & sustainable travel/tourism. Knowing local trip leaders are also being given a shot is also a great perk.
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    It was everything that we wanted out of a Africa Safari trip. The team that we had was great everyone was friendly excellent food and service. Jay had so much knowledge on the area and a good bloke.
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Having guides such as Doc really gave a sense of authenticity.He does not only come from south Africa but knows 11 languages of the areas visited. He was a trainee, however, he was able to provide addition info to Jay's knowledge.Doc knew stories that... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Overall a really great trip, loved the small group size and itinerary.
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    The itinerary packed in so much within the limited days and the guides David and Gift were fantastic always willing to answer questions and go out of their way to ensure we have a good time.
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    David and gift we’re amazing they made the trip so fun and I never felt unsafe or dissatisfied with anything Africa was an amazing experience and a lot of it was thanks to their work in making sure that the group was well looked after.
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Good trip. Saw a lot. Lot of driving which was expected. A couple stops seemed like just to waste time. No WiFi on truck.
    Trip date: January 2019
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Dates & Availability

9 days
Essential Botswana
From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
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Good to Know

  • About the countries

    Currencies

    R
    Rand
    South Africa
    P
    Pula
    Botswana
    $
    Dollar
    Namibia and Zimbabwe

    Plugs & Adapters

    South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and ZimbabweZimbabwe

    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccines

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Namibia 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, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 1 month before travel.
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