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KALAHARI VASBYT 2018

Only for Gr 10 and 11 boys of 2018

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PROGRAM FOR THE KALAHARI VASBYT 2018

We leave on 1 January 2018 from O.R. Tambo International Airport.  If purchase your plane ticket well in advance, you will be saving a considerable amount of money.  We will meet at O.R. Tambo at 12h00.
It must be taken into account at all times that the Vasbyt is not a tourist outing.  The Vasbyt is an extremely difficult course where you will be learning various life-skills.  We strive to choose the perfect destinations where you will be able to appreciate the nature of this tour. 

In 2 out 6 January. We will stay in a rural school with limited facilities and in the bush near Victoria Falls. here we will do a basic photograph and field guiding course aamong others.

White Water Rafting
Bungee Vic Falls

In 4 out 6 January 2018:  Victoria Falls – we visit the waterfalls and tackle the bungee jumping.  During the Vasbyt your phobias will become a thing of the past and you will be ready to tackle the 110m bungee jumpBloukrans may be the highest jump, but Victoria Falls is so much more exciting.  The narrow kloof, gushing water and the mist from the waterfall ensures that the bungee jumping will never be forgotten.  Although there was an incident in the past where someone was slightly injured, we have been assured that the new safety measures are more than adequate.

In 6 out 7 January 2018:  Victoria Falls to Chobe.  We start the day off with great excitement - adrenaline will running high from yesterday’s experience. We will tackle the rapids under the Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls is the highest waterfall in the world.  The white water rafting is always the highlight on the Kalahari Vasbyt.  We will then be going to the Chobe National Park which is near Kasane in Botswana.  This is indeed a beautiful area and we will stay over for 1 night to prepare ourselves and to have some free time.

Sonsondergang by Chobe
Leeu Savuti

In 7 out 9 January 2018:  Savuti – we will firstly be doing a wildlife drive along the river before leaving for Savuti.  Savuti is certainly one of the places in Southern-Africa where the most game can be viewed.

In 9 out 11 January 2018:  Khwai river. This is in the actual Okavango Delta.  Khwai is my favourite camp and accordingly why we spend 2 nights here.

In 11 out 12 January 2018:  Maun – In Maun we stock up on provisions for the rest of the safari.

Joha Smit Ontspanne in die Kalahari
Giraffe

In 12 out 15 January 2018:  Central-Kalahari National Park – Our first day in the Central-Kalahari.  Without a doubt, this is the highlight of the Vasbyt. You are most likely to encounter most wild animals in this area. This is not only physical, but you will realise what it means to live in harmony with the Creator and his creations.  From December to April thousands of animals (mammals) travel together from Deception Valley, followed by large numbers of lions and other predators.  At night while fellow Vasbyters’ are sleeping, 1 will be standing guard.  This is how we build confidence in each other as well as appreciating nature.

roetemars gasbottel
Slaap in veld


14 Jan: Route March - Die route march is die culmination of every Vasbyt course and if you are not fit or emotionally prepared and motivated, you will not make it. This does not mean you have to be superman. You will have enough water and the right food to succeed. In the past, even those that did not take part in sport before, have succeeded in this extremely difficult adventure because they trusted and believed in their own capacity for endurance and their own abilities.

Sembad
Stoei by Khama

In 15 and out 16 Jan: Rakops; It is a short distance to Rakops – time to wash away the grit from the Kalahari and to relax after the extremely difficult “route march”.  We will prepare ourselves for the last session of PT and the “route march”. 

In 16 and out 17 Jan:  Khama Rhino Sanctuary.  We will be staying at the campsite. We’ll do our final session of PT, make sure everything is clean and tidy and do our last qualifying PT.

17 Jan: Klein Kariba:  The rules stipulate that we must complete the final time triles tonight.  After that we can relax in the warmbaths.  The slippery slide is very popular – no fun here after midnight though.

18 Jan: O.R. Tambo International Airport where you will fly home or to your school.  The return flight is included in the tour price.