Botswana Lodge Explorer


$ 2,950.00

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Duration: 1 - 2 Weeks
Country(s): Botswana, Zimbabwe

Experience the stunning beauty, unimaginable vastness, and open plains of the Nxai Pan, the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve and Khwai River Area and the untamed wildlife of the Chobe River and Chobe National Park. Your journey then takes you to Hwange National Park before ending at the spectacular Victoria Falls.


Small-group lodge safari from/to Victoria Falls through Botswana &  Zimbabwe – 11 days

Tour Highlights:

Nxai Pan National Park –  The Nxai Pan National Park is a fascinating Botswana Safari destination due to the ample and varied animal life, as well as the Baobabs that lie scattered around the Nxai Pan.

Moremi National Park – Moremi has been described as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa, with a great diversity of plant and animal life – making it a ‘must see’ for any Botswana Safari.

Chobe National Park – Chobe National Park is well known for the beautiful Savuti region, a definite highlight on our safari in Botswana.  On our Chobe National Park safari, you will experience one of many natural phenomena, such as witnessing one of the largest elephant herds in the world, or possibly the annual zebra migration.

Hwange National Park – Situated on the main road between Bulawayo and the world famous Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife and over 100 species of birds. Hwange carries 105 mammal species, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores. The big five can all be found in Hwange, as well as many other predators.

Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls has been called “the greatest known curtain of falling water” – and it is a truly spectacular site to see. Victoria Falls borders on Zambia and Zimbabwe and can be viewed from vast distances from both sides.

Included / Excluded


  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • All transport
  • Game drives and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Experienced local guide


  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios and tips
  • Travel insurance and visas


We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in national parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps with en-suite bathrooms. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools, restaurants and/or bar areas.
Day 1: Thamalakane River or similar
Day 2: Planet Baobab or similar
Day 3: Planet Baobab or similar
Day 4 & 5: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Day 6: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Day 7 & 8 : Sable Sands or similar
Day 9 & 10: Ilala Lodge or similar

Pre Tour Prep

Transport: Jenman African Safaris uses fully equipped Toyota Land Cruisers, Sprinters,12-seater 4×4 safari vehicles or other appropriate vehicles with comfortable seating, large windows for game viewing, a music and PA system and air-conditioning to be determined by the company. All luggage, besides hand luggage and photo equipment, is carried on the vehicle or trailer roof racks to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle. Some game drives may be conducted in open-sided safari vehicles. For transfers between Kasane and Victoria Falls (or vice versa), 2×4 vehicles may be utilised.

Travelling Time & Distances: All travelling times are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a lot of distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.

Visas: The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit Botswana & Zimbabwe prior to departure. Please note that travellers entering Botswana will be required to present a valid international health certificate of vaccination for yellow fever should they originate from or have travelled through countries which have been declared yellow fever infected areas within the preceding 6 months.

Travel Insurance: Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.

Making your Travels Meaningful: The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris and Hideaways. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.

Your booking makes a difference: With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation. Click here to see the projects your booking is.

We are also proud members of Pack for a Purpose, a global initiative that allows you to make a lasting impact on the communities you visit. Use your excess luggage allowance to pack supplies needed by the Dingani Primary School in Zimbabwe. We’ll then make sure it gets delivered to them. Click hereto view Dingani’s current needs list.

Private Guided Tours

From 6 clients US$ 3635 / €2909
Single Supplement US$745/ €649

Interactive Itinerary

Click here to view the Interactive Itinerary.

3 reviews for Botswana Lodge Explorer

  1. Joan Reardon

    In one word – fantastic. It actually exceeded my expectations. I loved almost every minute of it and the ones I didn’t love had nothing to do with anything we, you or the tour had any control over. The guides were great, we were picked up on time at all airports and hotels and the tour guide in Botswana in particular was amazing. Our guide Owen who was with us the whole time was diligent and worked very hard but was a bit serious, maybe through a lack of experience. Our group comprised of Wendy, myself, an Australian couple, a German and Danish lady who roomed together to save the single supplement and an Australian family of 5. Nothing was going to ruin this trip for me and it didn’t. I loved the various types of accommodation from tents beside a river with no electricity to the luxury of |Elephants Eye which was simply one of the most amazing places I have ever been. I know others have complained about a lot of driving but I don’t know how you would ever get to see so much without that. Even when we were not looking for animals we were seeing the villages and people and just the landscape so I was never bored. Thanks for all of your help .I would definitely recommend Jenman for someone looking for an affordable safari. We also really enjoyed Capetown and had 2 excellent tours there while staying at the Cape Milnor which was very nice. We had enough time on our own to shop and look around although we probably could have used another day there as there is so much to see and it took a long time to get there. Joan

  2. Jaime Diehl

    To whom it may concern, I’m writing in about a trip to Botswana and Zimbabwe from September 10th – 19th.

    I wanted to let the JENMAN team know how incredible our guide, Dexter, was. While the trip and the countries were amazing, Dexter’s knowledge of the land, people and animals was outstanding. Dexter is so patient and knowledgeable and it was an absolute pleasure to spend time with him. He made the whole experience amazing and I feel very lucky to have gotten him as our guide.

    I would like to HIGHLY recommend him.

    Thank you so much,
    Jaime Diehl

  3. Shaz

    Botswana Lodge Explorer – 10 days. These were 10 of the best days I have ever had where every day was a great day. Our tour started in Botswana and ended in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. This tour had a perfect mix of game drives, boat cruises and scenic walks and flights. Accommodation was excellent and varied from deluxe chalets and lodges to bush camp semi-permanent tents all with ensuites. The meals were great everywhere we stayed. I was particularly impressed with the meals provided at the Bedouin Bush Camp as they have limited facilities to work with. They managed to bake a lovely cake for my partners birthday and present it with a wonderful song and dance routine. I was surprised with the quality, variety and freshness of the food everywhere.

    We had the most amazing tour guide Lucky Mafana. Everything ran very smoothly due to his careful organisation in the background. We really didn’t have to organize or worry about anything. He is very passionate about his country, culture and wildlife and it was wonderful to have him impart that knowledge on us. Both myself and my partner would happily go on any tour he was running. He was very happy, friendly and helpful and just a pleasure to be with. We were also fortunate to have Rati as our driver for the first few days and she was also lovely, very knowledgeable and great at avoiding potholes on the Botswana roads.

    There were so many highlights on this tour. I’ll never forget first spotting elephants, giraffe, zebra, ostrich and steenbok on the side of the road heading to our first nights accommodation. Being so close to these amazing creatures and more continued throughout the tour. Sitting by the fire at the Elephants Eye and having over 45 elephants head towards us and the eco friendly pool for a drink, then having them at the bottom of our chalet stairs later that night. Seeing a cheetah mum early one morning with all her cubs out playing was a wonderful sight. Victoria Falls was spectacular both by foot and helicopter. So many wonderful memories and photos.

    I would highly recommend Jenman African Safaris. I was so impressed and would happily do this tour over again. Loved it so much. Thanks Jenman for providing the perfect holiday and tour guide.

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