Yolo: Botswana & Falls Adventure (DAJL)

Countries Visited: Botswana, South Africa, Zambia
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Camping
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout
  • Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
    Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 22, avg 18.
    Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
    Accommodations: Simple hotel (1 nt), participation camping (5 nts), bush camping (1 nt).

    Highlights
    Camp in the Okavango Delta and track exotic wildlife, view the mighty Victoria Falls, try to steer a mokoro canoe, camp under the stars.

    Description
    This trip offers a fully immersive, unyieldingly African experience in a compact eight-day package. Soak up the wildlife and vibrant colours and scenery of Zambia, Botswana, and South Africa, with game walks and plenty of options for game drives. Camp under the stars of the Okavango Delta and marvel at the immense Victoria Falls. Your rugged overland adventure vehicle (OAV) will get you to the sites safely and camping will allow you to fall asleep to the sounds of the wild underneath big African skies. Youll end your adventure in Livingstone, where a G Adventures representative is there to assist you as you ease into the relaxed vibe.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    8 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1JohannesburgDay 1 Johannesburg
    If you arrive a day or two early, we recommended booking an excursion to Soweto or the Apartheid Museum. Additional Notes: Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to make sure you have all visas you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain visas upon arrival at the border. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2SeroweDay 2 Johannesburg/Serowe (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Todays travel takes us through a very desolate part of central-eastern Botswana. We cross into Botswana and finish the day at a campsite within the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a unique community-based initiative in wildlife conservation. Barring delays along the way, we will arrive in time for an optional rhino game drive. Transport: Lando (8.00 hour(s), 524km)
    Day 3MaunDay 3 Serowe/Maun (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Leave Khama Rhino Sanctuary and head to Maun. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta. Additional Notes: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, todays likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation when it will take place, as it is subject to change. Transport: Lando (6.00-7.00 hours)
    Day 4Okavango DeltaDay 4 Maun/Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Begin an exciting 2-day/1-night excursion into the delta on a safari vehicle to the "dock" where we hop into a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, that will take us deep into the delta. After a couple of hours in a mokoro, we arrive at our basic bush camp. Additional Notes: Pack a small bag for this overnight excursion; well leave our big bags with the overland vehicle. Please note that there are no showers or running water for toilets. Bring along 5 litres of water for both drinking and cleaning. Included Activities: Okavango Delta Excursion Transport: Safari vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)
    Day 5GwetaDay 5 Okavango Delta/Gweta (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy sunrise over the delta, then get up early to cruise back down the crystal clear channels of the Okavango Delta. We return to Maun with some time to freshen up before we continue our journey to Gweta. Additional Notes: Enjoy the towering baobab trees found around tonights campsite and go for a dip in the pool if you need to cool off. Transport: Mokoro (1.50-2.50 hours) Safari vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Lando (6.00 hour(s), 420km)
    Day 6KasaneDay 6 Gweta/Kasane (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Today we journey to Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in southern Africa. The best way to appreciate one of Botswanas national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos is on an optional sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. You may also choose to embark on a game drive in search of lions, antelope, and, of course, elephants. Transport: Lando (6.00 hour(s))
    Day 7LivingstoneDay 7 Kasane/Livingstone (1B, 1L)
    Cross the Zambezi River by ferry to enter Zambia, then continue on to Livingstone. Get up close (and wet from the spray) to the awesome Victoria Falls, opt to raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or bungee jump (with Victoria Falls in sight). Included Activities: Border Crossing (Botswana - Zambia) Victoria Falls Visit (Zambia) Transport: Lando (0.75 hour(s), 20km) Ferry (0.25 hour(s)) Lando (1.50-2.00 hours, 65km)
    Day 8LivingstoneDay 8 Livingstone (1B)
    Depart at any time. Additional Notes: Livingstone is frequently used as a base for travellers wishing to participate in the many activities and excursions available in the area. Please contact your booking agent if you would like to book post-tour accommodation. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing

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    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    July 01, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,299.00* (USD)Quote
    July 08, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 10; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,299.00* (USD)Quote
    July 22, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 20; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,299.00* (USD)Quote
    August 05, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,299.00* (USD)Quote
    August 12, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 21; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,299.00* (USD)Quote
    August 26, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 18; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,299.00* (USD)Quote
    September 09, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,249.00* (USD)Quote
    September 23, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 18; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,249.00* (USD)Quote
    October 07, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 20; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,249.00* (USD)Quote
    October 14, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 18; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,249.00* (USD)Quote
    October 21, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 22; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,249.00* (USD)Quote
    November 11, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 22; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,249.00* (USD)Quote
    November 18, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 21; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,249.00* (USD)Quote
    December 02, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 18; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,199.00* (USD)Quote
    December 16, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 22; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,199.00* (USD)Quote
    December 23, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 22; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,199.00* (USD)Quote
    January 13, 2018Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 22; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,199.00* (USD)Quote
    February 03, 2018Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 22; Minimum Age: 18; 1 Adult$1,199.00* (USD)Quote
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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

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