Offering only the finest accommodation in some of most iconic landscapes on earth, the Savute, Delta, and Makgadikgadi package is the jewel in our African crown. The deep green and blues of the Delta viewed from above… the perfect stillness of the Makgadikgadi Pans… the evocative charm of the Savute… These are some of Botswana’s … Lire la suiteReceive the Royal Treatment in Botswana
Botswana is certainly one of the top safari destinations. The country has some of the best national parks and game reserves in Africa and the diversity of wildlife on offer is astounding. As the seasons in Botswana change, so do the safari highlights. From when the Okavango is flooded full with water from Angola after … Lire la suiteSeaons of Botswana
Botswana is home to one of the most unique species of antelope found on the African landscape, the Red Lechwe, one of the only two places where the rare type of buck is found. In the Okavango Delta, these reddish, stout little bucks are often seen frolicking through the marshes in great numbers and have … Lire la suiteUnique Buck of Botswana
Jenman African Safaris offers a range of Guided Group Safaris throughout Southern Africa, East Africa, and Madagascar. These tours with set departures are expertly designed for travellers who want to see the highlights of a country, or in some cases even more than one country, whilst having an exceptional guide provide valuable insight along the way. These … Lire la suiteOur Best Guided Group Tours
Botswana is an unspoiled land of breathtaking beauty and varied attractions. Not only is the country known for its impressive wildlife, captivating deserts, and vibrant green grasslands but it is also home to one of the oldest cultures in the world – the San Bushmen. Plus, this African country has a dedicated focus on sustainable … Lire la suiteDiscover our Brilliant Botswana Guided Group Tours
Get to know the magnificent attractions and offerings of Botswana and Zimbabwe, intimately. The two countries are excellent partners for providing a full scope of wildlife activities and diverse landscapes in Southern Africa. From the mighty Vic Falls and the massive Kariba Dam in Zimbabwe to the lush Okavango Delta and other worldly Makgadikgadi Pans … Lire la suiteThe Amazing Highlights of our Botswana and Zimbabwe Encounter
Jenman African Safaris’ Northern / Southern Experience tour showcases the best of southern Africa, sandwiching all the highlights of Namibia and Botswana between the top tourist destinations of Cape Town and Victoria Falls. Travellers can choose whether they would like to start in Cape Town and end in Victoria Falls, this is the Northern Experience. Or … Lire la suiteReasons Why the Southern Experience is a Terrible No Good Very Bad Idea
In May our marketing specialist Pierce Synnott went on an agent familiarization trip to Zimbabwe and Namibia to explore the exciting wildlife and activities on offer in the region, below he tells us about his incredible trip: We arrived into Vic Falls airport with slight queues going through customs and immigration but all went well. … Lire la suiteExperience Zimbabwe and Namibia with Jenman African Safaris
We have just returned from a trip that we had long awaited and it was wonderful. We also added 4 new countries to our bucket list, bringing the total to 49 and covering all 7 continents. Diana will turn 75 this year and Cliff will be 79. This did not stop these seniors from booking … Lire la suiteSenior Travel: Pack your bag and go somewhere!
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to spend a day on safari? Sandra Jenman opens her diary to our readers on her recent family trip to Zimbabwe and Botswana. Monday May 21, 2016 The end of the second perfect day at Mashatu! We arrived yesterday to a beautiful lunch and one of the best … Lire la suiteA day in the life of a Safari goer
Retired Diana and Cliff Cunningham are visiting South Africa as part of their bucket list. After 9 months of planning, we were surprised when they contacted us to tell us they handmade 155 pencil cases for the Dingani Primary School students in Zimbabwe. As part of our responsible tourism initiative Grow Africa, all our guests … Lire la suiteSafari guests give back to a Zimbabwean school
We have compiled a list of our favourite lodges that makes travelling with your family a fun affair. There are some things you need to look out for when you go on a safari with your family, so make sure to read this first. Our favourite malaria-free lodges: Lodges in this area that are malaria-free are … Lire la suiteOur Favourite Family Friendly Lodges
Botswana is known to many as the most beautiful country in Africa. The sunsets in the South are nothing short of spectacular and anyone who’s taken a trip on the Okavango Delta can testify to the vast splendour of green planes interwoven with beautiful streams found in the North. Filled to the brim with wildlife … Lire la suiteTop 10 Lodges of Botswana
If you’re ever lucky enough to find yourself in beautiful Botswana – perhaps upon the Trans-Kalahari Lodge Explorer Tour – then you might want to consider adding Jenman’s 3-Day Chobe Package to your itinerary. With two nights spent at the gorgeous Chobe Marina Lodge, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of … Lire la suiteWinding down on the 3-Day Chobe Package
Here we are; after having explored the famous Reserve Moremi, Botswana and the Greater Khwai our group of 6 (German, Swiss and Australian, what a lovely mix) are heading to the next highlight on our itinerary, the Central Kalahari.
Just before my trip while I was packing my bags, I got this familiar feeling of butterflies in my tummy. I was preparing for my long journey ahead through Le Botswana to Zimbabwe for the next 16 days.
So off I went and joined the Jenman tour called the Botswana Untouched, as I waited in anticipation for that highlight of my trip that I knew would make my whole trip worth it.
Little did I know I would enjoy so many things on my trip. I just have to share this with everyone.
Highlight 1: Marakele au sanctuaire de rhino de khama, Botswana
As we made our way from Johannesbourg, Afrique du Sud to Serowe within 3 days, we visited the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. I truly found peace in my heart for the Rhino’s. I didn’t realize how strong I felt about the rhinos and the protection of rhinos until I came here and saw them healthy, and in their own space. Our group sat in that vehicle in awe to witness the peace and the protected environment the rhino’s are in.
When people think of Le Botswana, there are a number of things that come to mind. These things include the countries wide open plains that stretch seemingly unending into the distance; or its range of wildlife that hunt, live and breed in the beauty and safety of its national parks; or even the unique opportunity offered to all who visit Le Botswana to immerse themselves into its culture, wildness and diversity.
Many people travel to the ancient sacred sites and mystical locations of the world to experience the almost magnetic pull that radiates around them. In Africa, there are few places that radiate as powerful a spiritual aura as the Tsodilo Hills, located in north-western Botswana. Roughly arranged in a straight line, the UNESCO World Heritage … Lire la suiteThe Mystery of the Gods’ Hills
One of the best experiences during travelling is to get to know other cultures, customs and traditions. A good way to start with these experiences is through trying the cuisine of the different countries. Botswana is renown for their rich range of wildlife. But only a minority of people know that the cuisine is exceptionally good and must most certainly be tried. Despite beans and maize, Le Botswana is also “famous” for the high quality of its local beef. Many tourists only eat the upmarket cuisine at the lodges. So why don’t you go beyond the average traveller and try the traditional dishes of Le Botswana?
The idea of living on the inside of a tree is something that many of us will only ever hear about in fairy tales or fantasy novels. But in Southern Africa and Madagascar there is a tree that grows so large it enables people to do just that. The Boabab tree can grow to 11m in diameter, the length of an average truck, and has been known to reach heights greater than a 10 story building. Definitely big enough to live in!
It’s the tree of life because…
To many African people, it is capable of looking after basic needs. It is hollow on the inside like a cave, allowing people to build rooms within it, the bark is fire resistant, the fruit is rich in Vitamin C and the trunk can store up to 30 000 gallons of water. In recent years, people have been known to host shops and bars in these trees as seen below
This is my motto when traveling. Whilst I usually like to have some plans in place I’m not the kind of traveler who meticulously pre-plans every last detail of my travels. I believe you need to have time when you travel – time to learn a few things about the environment or culture you find … Lire la suiteSo does your Insurance cover animals that steal?
Exploring Victoria Falls, Hwange and Chobe was the recent objective of a Family put together by Jenman Safaris, for Bench International of Australia… and what an adventure it turned out to be! Eager agents were invited by Bench to join them in experiencing the hospitality of the Peermont Metcourt Suites Hotel, the Victoria Falls Safari … Lire la suiteBench International Fam Trip
I knew that it was going be a hot and humid stay in Zimbabwe, but “oh my word”…. nothing could prepare me for the heat! Despite the humid conditions we had so many amazing game viewing opportunities that with all of the excitement, I forgot about the heat! On our first 3 nights in Zimbabwe, we stayed at “Elephant’s Eye, Hwange”- this was such an amazing experience for me… the lodge is in the middle of the bush making me feel very close to nature… especially watching the elephants come down to the waterhole every evening to cool down and have a drink.
The Kalahari Desert is one of those beautiful and majestic areas that is often featured in travel documentaries, discovery programs and documentaries about Africa…. a lovely place that is less often visited compared to other areas in Botswana due to its rough terrain, but worth a journey in every way. This year we (Jenman African … Lire la suiteIntroducing our Trans-Kalahari Lodge Explorer
It was with much excitement that my wife and I decided that the time had come for us to do a three week trip to Le Botswana. I had been to the Kgalagadi (KTP) as a child and have always wanted to visit the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park (CNP). Unfortunately, after having made the decision to go, was the same time my frustrations (blood pressure) started to skyrocket.
I took part in a Jenman Safari from Cape Town to Victoria Falls commencing April 7 & concluding on April 28. It was the trip of a lifetime for me, made more special by the intelligence, professionalism and friendliness of the two guides – Charles & Sam.
We were a small group of 7 at the beginning of the safari, comprised of 5 Australians and 2 Germans…
I can honestly say that my Jenman Safaris Northern Experience overland tour has been for me a once in a lifetime dream come true! It made me see and discover amazing countries, explore so many breath-taking sites and experience beautiful cultures!
By travelling on a safari 4×4 truck, it allowed me to go to incredible remote places that I wouldn’t have been able to see any other way. Every day was a new adventure which developed in me a sense of curiosity as I looked forward to the daily activities.
Garth Jenman, founder of Jenman Safaris, used to travel into Africa during varsity breaks and return with loads of curios which he traded for pocket money.
He never tired of travel and after completion of his studies continued his journeys further afield to Europe and beyond. Upon his return he started a diving school and while this enterprise proved successful during the summer month, his clientele disappeared with the summer sun during the winter. “This was in the early nineties,” remembers Garth, “and before the influx of foreign tourists we have now.” So, in order to supplement his income, Garth would travel to Zimbabwe where he stayed in a friend’s lodge and collected jerseys to peddle back in South Africa.
Working as a guide for Jenman African Safaris for many years now, it is always one of my goals on each trip that my guests see a good amount of wildlife on safari.
Sometimes we are lucky and see many species in one day… other times we only see one or two, and occasionally it’s so quiet that we see nothing, and just have to try again the following day. And then there are those occasions that you see everything and more – those days only come once in a while.