Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari

Duration 10 days Countries Transport Transfers + internal flights included Meals Meals + drinks (local brands only) included Activities Lodge game activities

Excludes: International flights, visas, travel insurance, gratuities


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Discover the finest wildlife areas of Botswana and Zimbabwe on this sensational Southern African safari. Your tour begins in the little-visited Khwai Community Area along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced boundary allowing wildlife to move freely between the woodlands in the wet season when water is plentiful and back to permanent rivers and lagoons in the dry season. Once the natural bounty of Botswana begins to make itself apparent, you'll jet off to the largest inland delta in the world; the Okavango. This flourishing waterlogged oasis features countless meandering waterways and crystal clear lagoons studded with water lilies, as well as fertile floodplains and reeded islands inhabited with abundant wildlife.

You'll end your journey in Hwange National Park, the wildest and largest of Zimbabwe's national parks. Elephants abound here and are certainly not opposed to posing for the perfect snapshot. You'll encounter the endangered African wild dog and enjoy the warm hospitality that Zimbabwe is known for. 

Round this all off with glamorous tented camping and luxury and your journey is complete. 

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Your Itinerary

  • Day 1 - 3

    Khwai Community Area

    You start your fly in safari with a flight from Maun into the Khwai region where you will then be transferred…

    Day 1 - 3

    Khwai Community Area

    You start your fly in safari with a flight from Maun into the Khwai region where you will then be transferred to Machaba Camp which is where you will be spending the first three nights of your safari. The Khwai Concession is a 35 000 hectare reserve situated in the north eastern Okavango adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. Settle into your tent and enjoy your first evening game drive followed by dinner at the camp.

    Two full days to enjoy this increasingly popular area of the Okavango Delta. Enjoy morning and evening game drives, experience a mekoro ride (dug out canoe), walking safari, visit a local community or relax at the pool with incredible views over the Khwai River.

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: Included

    Drinks: Included (local brands only)

    Transport & transfers: Included

    Kids watching Hippos from the Swimming Pool at Machaba Camp
    Machaba Camp Guests on a Game Drive Machaba Camp Game Drive in Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Day 4 - 6

    Okavango Delta

    Today you will enjoy a scenic flight over the Delta towards your next destination, the Gomoti Plains Camp which…

    Day 4 - 6

    Okavango Delta

    Today you will enjoy a scenic flight over the Delta towards your next destination, the Gomoti Plains Camp which is situated on the edge of the Gomoti river system. The area is known for its large concentrations of wildlife which thrive on the Gomoti plains and waterways.

    Enjoy a range of activities on offer by Gomoti Plains Camp such as morning and evening game drives, walking safaris, mekoro safaris as well as boating (water level dependant). The food served at camp is a wonderful mixture of local cuisine flavoured and cooked in good old fashion home style cooking.

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: Included

    Drinks: Included (local brands only)

    Transport & transfers: Included

    Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari
    Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari
  • Day 7 - 9

    Hwange National Park

    Today you sadly depart Botswana but head towards the beautiful country of Zimbabwe to enjoy your safari in a…

    Day 7 - 9

    Hwange National Park

    Today you sadly depart Botswana but head towards the beautiful country of Zimbabwe to enjoy your safari in a different environment. You will be flown to Kasane and then transferred by road across the border to Victoria Falls Airport - the transfer time is approximately 45 minutes. You will then fly to Manga Airstrip in the Hwange National Park ( about a 45 minute flight) and transferred to Verney's Camp - your home for the next 3 nights.

    Verney’s is a private concession area in a remote and little-visited part of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. The tents are tucked perfectly under the shady arms of the teak trees bordering the open waterhole in front of camp. Enjoy morning and evening game drives or a full day drive with a picnic lunch.

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: Included

    Drinks: Included (local brands only)

    Transport & transfers: Included

    Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari
    Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari
  • Day 10

    End of Dream African Safari

    After a leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your connecting…

    Day 10

    End of Dream African Safari

    After a leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your connecting flight home.

    We look forward to planning your next Authentic African Safari experience.

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FAQs about Botswana and Zimbabwe

Safari lodges have guest rooms similar to a hotel with en-suite bathrooms. They are comfortably furnished with all facilities normally associated with a 3-star hotel. Tented lodges have rooms which are tents on a platform and with a roof and also have en-suite facilities with showers, flush toilets and hot as well as cold running water! Like a hotel bathroom. The safari lodges and bigger tented lodges can be more “touristy” and being larger establishment they can be a bit impersonal if you are travelling alone or as s couple. They suit those who prefer to have the infrastructure and facilities of a hotel and most have swimming pools and extensive grounds and gardens. The boutique lodges and camps can be very stylish and smart in terms of design and decor, often with very spacious rooms and even going so far in some cases as having plunge pools for each room. Eco-camps and smaller tented camps have insect-proof tents with en-suite facilities including safari shower and flush toilet. They give a more authentic safari experience but the tents are comfortably furnished with proper beds and you don’t need to bring your own sleeping bag! The emphasis is usually on having excellent guides and great wildlife viewing away from the crowds. Guests often eat together and people travelling alone usually say that they found the atmosphere friendly and enjoyed meeting other like-minded travellers around the campfire in the evening or at dinner. The Adventure Camps are a budget option with guests bringing their own sleeping bags and towels. Accommodation is in small dome tented with a mattress on the floor. Each tent has its own nearby cubicle with a flush toilet, safari shower, and wash basin. The Adventure Camps are suitable only for those who don’t mind “real camping” and can put with some degree of “roughing it”. Apart from the accommodation in simple dome tents, the meals and the guiding are the same standards as the higher quality camps and game drives are in 4x4 safari vehicles. For those on a limited budget, the Adventure Camps are a good alternative to the big tourist lodges and minibus tours for those for whom the safari experience is more important than hotel accommodation.

Zimbabwe has 16 official languages namely: Chewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, Koi-san, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele, Shangani, Shona, Sign Language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa.

However, English, Shona and Ndebele are the most widely spoken languages in the country. Approximately 70% of the population is Shona speaking and speaks ChiShona as their first language. But the official language of Zimbabwe is English.

You are putting yourself in a position where you are exposed to wild animals for which many of them are dangerous. However on a safari every precaution is made to ensure your safety when going on a game drives or walks. This is why it is of absolute importance that you listen to your well trained guide at all times, failure to do so might result in harm, however if you are respectful of your surroundings and the fact that you are in a wild place you will be perfectly safe and have an experience of a lifetime.