Chobe River
 
Botswana
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Facts
Area:
581,730 km²
Population:
1,520,000 (1997)
Capital:
Gaborone
Languages:
English, Setswana
Religions:
Christian 50%, traditional beliefs 49%
Currency:
1 pula = 100 thebe

 

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Our Thoughts

Like any other, the Okavango River should flow into the ocean. Instead it takes a wrong turn and ends up lost in the interior of Botswana where it creates the world's largest inland delta. It costs a fortune to hire a guide and explore the delta unless you hire one of the local cooperatives. Botswana safari companies charge more than ones in neighboring countries.

Highlight: The Okavango Delta is considered to be one of the premier wildlife spots in the world.

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Itinerary
Trip 2001 Overland Trip: Cape Town - Vic Falls
October 3 From Namibia, Enter Botswana.
October 4 Drive to Maun and camp on edge of Okavango Delta.
October 5-7 Enter Okavango Delta. Canoe the intricate waterways, watch for wildlife, explore delta islands by walking safaris, camp among the wildlife.
October 8 Return to Maun.
October 9 Drive along the Linyanti river to Chobe Nat'l Park. Camp at Kasane.
October 10 Explore Chobe Nat'l Park.
October 11 Leave Botswana, Enter Zimbabwe.
  Re-enter Botswana for another Safari
October 12-15 Depart on scheduled flight Vic Falls to Maun Onward charter flight to first camp 4 nights mobile tenting in Okavango Delta Private Concession - game drives (day and night) and walks
October 16-19 Onward charter flight to second camp 3 nights mobile tenting in Moremi Game Reserve - game drives
October 19-21 Drive to Maun and connect with scheduled flight Maun To Vic Falls Sefofane charter to Hwange, Zimbabwe
   
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