Botswana & Victoria Falls

* 1 space for single female to share available *

Land safari - no diving
Various safari lodges
May 14 - 27, 2023 

Have you always dreamed of experiencing an African safari adventure? If so then this is the trip for you. Join Ocean First as we explore the majesty of Bostwana from the Kalahari Desert to the Okavango Delta. Our expedition wraps up in stunning Victoria Falls, Zambia!

Trip Leader: Amy Christopher

If you have ever dreamed of going on an African safari this is the expedition for you. There is nothing quite like it and Botswana is one of the most fabulous safari destinations on the continent. Our expedition begins in Johannesburg, South Africa for transit and rest purposes before embarking on the actual safari. We then proceed deep into the Kalahari Desert, to the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans, the largest saltpan in the world. This beautiful, stark landscape is home to a variety of desert-adapted animals who manage to thrive here.

The journey continues to the famed Okavango Delta where we will spend almost a full week exploring two different regions. The Gomoti River is known for large concentrations of wildlife which thrive on the Gomoti plains and waterways. This exclusive area has been a well-kept secret for many years! Phenomenal animal encounters include the African wild dog packs, one of the more challenging animals to find. The second stop is the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta. This area encompasses a wide diversity of habitats ranging from the clear delta waters to open grasslands, mopane woodlands and palm-fringed islands. Just about every animal you hope to see can be found here including hippos, elephants, zebra, impalas, lions and so much more!

The last stop is to stunning Victoria Falls. There is no shortage of exciting excursions here from rhino tracking to bush walks to canoe trips! The setting along the mighty Zambezi river is unbelievably beautiful with one vista outdoing the next. This is bound to be an adventure of a lifetime! Space is limited to only 12 guests.

Trip Inclusions:

  • 2 nights hotel stay in Johannesburg (1 at the beginning and 1 at the end)
  • 2 nights San Camp - Kalahari Desert
  • 3 nights Gomoti Plains Camp - Okanvango Delta
  • 3 nights Kwara Camp - Okavango Delta
  • 3 nights Thorntree River Lodge - Victoria Falls
  • All meals and most beverages
  • All tours, transfers and guide services
  • Light aircraft transfer inbetween lodges
  • Taxes
  • Ocean First trip leader

Not included:

  • Flights from Denver - Johannesburg
  • Flights from Johannesburg - Maun, Botswana and Livingstone, Zambia - Johannesburg ** These flights will be booked by Ocean First but are not included in the trip cost **
  • Guide and hospitality staff gratuities
  • Any park fees or entrance fees for additional excursions not included in the package
  • Baggage fees
  • Any unforeseen cost at the time of booking.
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)

Trip Cost:

  • $17,875 based on double occupancy

Payment Schedule:

  • Non-refundable deposit: $5,175
  • Final payment due February 1, 2023
  • Passport must be valid for 6 months 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Changes made to the reservation may result in additional fees.
  • Cancellation 180 days or more: refund given based on reselling the space, minus the initial deposit.
  • 179 - 120 days: payments made to date are forfeited as well as any vendor fees.
  • 119 days or less or a no-show: no refunds given.

We strongly recommend securing trip cancellation insurance to protect your investment in the unlikely event you need to cancel your trip. Our preferred provider is DAN Trip Insurance.