With some of the world’s greatest wildlife, Botswana and Zimbabwe are perfect partners for a safari. Enjoy our guides’ expertise and knowledge of both countries, and get to explore two of Southern Africa’s most enigmatic countries with its endangered wild dogs, rhino tracking, iconic Victoria Falls and among others, a traditional canoe trip.

Day 1: Victoria Falls

On arrival into Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon may be spent at leisure enjoying one of the many activities available in Victoria Falls. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group at the lodge at 18h00 for your pre-departure meeting.

Day 2: Chobe

After breakfast your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya – “the smoke that thunders”. We then travel to Kasane in Botswana, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Chobe, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square km, has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent. The afternoon is at leisure to partake in optional activities or to relax by the pool.

Day 3: Chobe

Start your morning with a hopefully spectacular game drive in Chobe National Park. You will return to the lodge for a late breakfast and relaxation until our boat cruise on the Chobe River starts around 3pm. Here we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds, making for excellent up close photo opportunities.

Day 4 - 5: Hwange

This morning we make our way across the border into Zimbabwe and to our lodge situated in a private concession near Hwange National Park. Over the following two days, we will have plenty of time to explore this vast wilderness on game drives. Hwange National Park is one of Africa’s finest havens for wildlife and is home to great herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus varied birdlife. On arrival, we will visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre to witness the work that is done to protect this endangered species. If time allows, you can partake in an optional game drive on the concession in the afternoon. The whole of the next day is spent exploring this magnificent area on a full day game drive in Hwange National Park.

Day 6 - 7: Mashonaland West

Today we head off to Binga located on the south eastern shore of Lake Kariba, where we will board a luxury houseboat for a relaxing two-night trip. Nested in mountains, Lake Kariba is a man-made inland sea guarded by enormous reserves of game and made beautiful and savage by sun and storm, earth and water. Our voyage takes us to the Sengwe River for afternoon wildlife activities and sunset, followed by drinks and dinner on board. In the morning we set out early for some leisurely fishing, guided walks or game viewing depending on your preference. When we return, brunch will be served whilst cruising to Elephant Bay where we will moor at one of the islands with a sandy beach. Watch the sunset over lake, relaxing around a camp fire and enjoying a beach barbecue under the starry sky.

Day 8 - 9: Matobo Hills

We end our houseboat experience with some morning game viewing activities on Lake Kariba and cruise back to Binga where our voyage started. After disembarking we travel southwards to the majestic Matobo Hills, an area of exquisite beauty, steeped in tribal history, ancient mystery and dramatic rock landscapes. The national park has been given UNESCO World Heritage status and is home to both white and black rhinoceros, sable antelope and the world’s densest population of leopard. Birdlife is prolific and includes the highest concentration of black eagles in the world. Once the home of the San (Bushman), this area contains the richest source of the rock art found anywhere. Not only is it here that the Ndebele people buried their great king, Mzilikazi, but Cecil John Rhodes was also laid to rest on the “Hill of the Benevolent Spirit” or “World’s View” as named by him. We spend the next day in the national park, starting our morning with tracking rhino spoor by vehicle and foot. In the afternoon we further explore the scenery and wildlife of the park on game drives, ending with a visit to Rhodes’ grave.

Day 10: Nata

We leave Matobo Hills and drive through the savannas of southern Matebeleland en-route to Botswana. In the afternoon we visit the Nata Bird Sanctuary, where we will have the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view over the Sowa pan which is part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans. (Please note a visit to the pans is subject to the road conditions and water levels as well as time constraints.) We arrive at our lodge in the late afternoon.

Day 11: Makgadikgadi

A very early morning departure leads us to Planet Baobab near Gweta, from where we embark on an expedition to Ntwetwe Pan to encounter some of Botswana’s distinctive landscapes and extraordinary creatures. NTWETWE PAN EXCURSION:The Ntwetwe Pan is one of the two major pans that make up the Makgadikgadi Pans, and is amongst the largest saltpans in the world. The pan was fed by the Boteti River until it was left permanently dry following the construction of the Mopipi Dam, which provides water for the diamond mines in Orapa. The waters may have returned to the river but Ntwetwe is now famous for its extraordinary lunar landscape, particularly the rocky outcrops, dunes, islets, and channels found along the western shore. We explore the area, in search of uniquely adapted desert species such as bat eared foxes, springbuck, kori bustards, and some of the Kalahari’s most fascinating inhabitants, the meerkats. By spending quality time with these incredibly social, superbly adapted animals, you will be able to see how they interact with each other and their environment. Due to an ongoing habituation programme it’s possible to get up-close and personal with these captivating creatures. After lunch we have the opportunity to explore a nearby village to experience modern African village culture. Learn about the history and traditions of the Batswana people from a local guide whose knowledge has been inherited from their forefathers. Visit the local primary school, ‘Sekolo’ with its outdoor classes and meet the children, visit the Kgotla – a traditional court that governs the village and get a glimpse of rural Botswana life.In the late afternoon we take a stroll with our guide through an impressive baobab grove, as he explains the local ecology, geology and the unique biology of the baobabs, which are in fact not trees but the largest succulents in the world.

Day 12: Maun

Today we travel to Maun, a bustling safari town which serves as the gateway to the Okavango Delta. The name Maun is derived from the San word “maung”, which means “the place of short reeds”. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book an optional scenic flight over the delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and truly glorious oasis.

Day 13: Khwai River

After breakfast we take a drive to the mokoro station. From here, we will float in dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast. After this spectacular excursion and lunch, we make our way to our camp, which is situated in a private concession in the Greater Moremi area. After settling into our camp, we will enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive in the concession – a fantastic opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult to encounter during the day.

Day 14: Khwai River

Today we head into the famous Moremi Game Reserve known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife. The full day is spent in the unspoiled nature of the Moremi Game Reserve.

Departure Day

Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Maun Airport in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures!

Start Date:End Date:Price Sharing:Single Add:Park Fees:
14 Mar 202128 Mar 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
26 Mar 202109 Apr 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
02 Apr 202116 Apr 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
19 Apr 202103 May 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
07 May 202121 May 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
16 May 202130 May 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
21 May 202104 Jun 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
31 May 202114 Jun 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
04 Jun 202118 Jun 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
18 Jun 202102 Jul 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
21 Jun 202105 Jul 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
25 Jun 202109 Jul 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
02 Jul 202116 Jul 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
09 Jul 202123 Jul 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
16 Jul 202130 Jul 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
19 Jul 202102 Aug 2021 USD $4569 USD $1495 USD $250
02 Aug 202116 Aug 2021 USD $4859 USD $1580 USD $250
13 Aug 202127 Aug 2021 USD $4859 USD $1580 USD $250
21 Aug 202104 Sep 2021 USD $4859 USD $1580 USD $250
27 Aug 202110 Sep 2021 USD $4859 USD $1580 USD $250
06 Sep 202120 Sep 2021 USD $4859 USD $1580 USD $250
17 Sep 202101 Oct 2021 USD $4859 USD $1580 USD $250
25 Sep 202109 Oct 2021 USD $4859 USD $1580 USD $250
10 Oct 202124 Oct 2021 USD $4859 USD $1580 USD $250
15 Oct 202129 Oct 2021 USD $4859 USD $1580 USD $250
25 Oct 202108 Nov 2021 USD $4859 USD $1580 USD $250
05 Nov 202119 Nov 2021 USD $4859 USD $1580 USD $250
08 Nov 202122 Nov 2021 USD $4859 USD $1580 USD $250

Price Includes:

Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, all transport in appropriate vehicle, game drives as mentioned, meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary, park entrance fees, experienced local guide.

Price Excludes:

Flights, airport taxes, visa costs, all lunches & dinners where not specified, optional excursions, drinks, mineral water, gratuities and personal expenses.

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Covid-19 Flexible Booking – Jenman Safaris

Discount Information: COVID-19 Flexible Policy
Conditions: Book with confidence!
This trip features flexible COVID19 cancelation terms that can allow for a full future travel credit up to 30 days before your trip departure date should you experience COVID19 related travel issues.
You will be covered by this policy should one or more of the following conditions apply:
• The World Health Organization has not revised the Pandemic status.
• The government in the guest’s country of residence restricts all but essential travel.
• The destinations the guest is travelling to are under official government sanctioned lockdown that prohibits guest from traveling.
• If some but not all of the destinations are impacted the guest will be offered the option to re-route into other destinations, refunded or held as a credit according to the revised policy.
• The destinations have no formal lock-down but have closed their border either to international travellers or to travellers from the guest’s country of residence.
• International flights are cancelled with no alternative routing available for guest to use to reach the destinations in the itinerary.
• A mandatory quarantine period is imposed by your destination(s), or on return to the guest’s country of residence.
• If the guest has contracted COVID-19, and is in quarantine or under medical treatment, up to 48 hours prior to travel.
• If the guest has been subject to contact tracing and has been asked to self-isolate by officials for a period which extends into their travel plans.
• Supportive documentation to one of the conditions above may be required in order to process your refund.
Please note this policy does not apply in the event a client does not feel comfortable traveling in the absence of any of the above conditions.
This policy applies to new bookings only.

Covid-19 Flexible Booking – Jenman Safaris

Discount Information: COVID-19 Flexible Policy
Conditions: Book with confidence!
This trip features flexible COVID19 cancelation terms that can allow for a full future travel credit up to 30 days before your trip departure date should you experience COVID19 related travel issues.
You will be covered by this policy should one or more of the following conditions apply:
• The World Health Organization has not revised the Pandemic status.
• The government in the guest’s country of residence restricts all but essential travel.
• The destinations the guest is travelling to are under official government sanctioned lockdown that prohibits guest from traveling.
• If some but not all of the destinations are impacted the guest will be offered the option to re-route into other destinations, refunded or held as a credit according to the revised policy.
• The destinations have no formal lock-down but have closed their border either to international travellers or to travellers from the guest’s country of residence.
• International flights are cancelled with no alternative routing available for guest to use to reach the destinations in the itinerary.
• A mandatory quarantine period is imposed by your destination(s), or on return to the guest’s country of residence.
• If the guest has contracted COVID-19, and is in quarantine or under medical treatment, up to 48 hours prior to travel.
• If the guest has been subject to contact tracing and has been asked to self-isolate by officials for a period which extends into their travel plans.
• Supportive documentation to one of the conditions above may be required in order to process your refund.
Please note this policy does not apply in the event a client does not feel comfortable traveling in the absence of any of the above conditions.
This policy applies to new bookings only.