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Intimate Botswana and Zimbabwe Encounter
From: $ 4,480.00 per person
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.
A small-group lodge safari, from Victoria Falls through Botswana & Zimbabwe ending in Maun – 15 Days
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. Columns of spray can be felt from miles away as 546 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge.
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.
Lake Kariba – Lake Kariba was filled between 1958 and 1963 following the completion of the Kariba Dam. The dam wall was built across the Kariba Gorge to harness the river’s flow to generate hydroelectric power. This endeavour displaced about 57,000 local tribes-people, and over 5000 wild animals.
Matobo National Park – Part of the Matobo National Park is set aside as a game park, which has been stocked with game including black and white rhinoceros. This covers some 100 km² of beautiful scenery including some amazing balancing rocks and impressive views along the Mpopoma river valley.
Nata Bird Sanctuary – The Nata Bird Sanctuary is home to many species of African mammal wildlife and birdlife; in fact, most of the animals in this protected area are African birds. Coming to the Nata Bird Sanctuary on Botswana Safari will bring you to the homing grounds for so many birds, including Flamingos, Pelicans, Ducks, Geese, Ostriches, Kingfisher Eagles, Spoon Bills and more.
Makgadikgadi Pans – The Makgadikgadi Pans make for a hauntingly beautiful vacation, particularly during the rainy season (January – April). As the rain arrives, herds of zebra, wildebeest and other antelope make their way northwards to the Nxai Pan and are followed closely by the migration of predators, such as lion, cheetah and hyena.
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. The mainland part forms only about thirty percent of the reserve – the remaining area being part of the Okavango Delta.
Okavango Delta – The Okavango Delta is both a permanent and seasonal home to hundreds of species of animals and birds. It supports a vast array of animal and plant life that would have otherwise been a dry Kalahari savanna.
2019 Tour Departure Dates
2020 Tour Departure Dates
Departure not guaranteed
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- All transport in fully kitted vehicle
- Game drives and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
- Park entrance fees
- Experienced local guide
- Pre and post tour accommodation
- Optional activities
- All drinks
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios and tips
- Travel insurance and visas
Park Fees & Activities
This fee will be payable prior to travel together with the main tour fee. The fee is used to pay for some of the day-to-day operational costs that are incurred while groups are on the road. Examples include fees at most of the national parks, entrance fees to some attractions, local guides and any food markets we visit to stock up on fresh produce during the tour.
Park Fees & Activities: US$ 250 / € 240 Per person
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. All of them have a private bathroom with a shower or bath and a toilet. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and/or bar areas.
Day 1: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar
Day 2 & 3: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Day 4 & 5: Sable Sands or similar
Day 6 & 7: Zambezi Cruise Safaris or similar
Day 8 & 9: Camp Amalinda or similar
Day 10: Nata Lodge or similar
Day 11: Planet Baobab or similar
Day 12: Thamalakane River Lodgeor or similar
Day 13 & 14: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar
Departure: The Intimate Botswana and Zimbabwe Encounter departs from A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar in Victoria Falls.
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, trailer or roof racks to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle. For transfers between Victoria Falls and Hwange (or vice versa), 2×4 vehicles may be utilised.
Travelling Times and 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.
Meals: Where included most breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed in the restaurants of the various accommodation establishments, however, on certain nights, the guide will provide an authentic meal for the group, which will be enjoyed together in the evening, often around a campfire. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.
Visas: The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit Botswana and Zimbabwe prior to departure. Kindly remember that clients would require a multiple entry visa for Botswana and Zimbabwe should they partake in the Intimate Botswana and Zimbabwe Encounter guided group safari. 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 and Masongora Primary School in Uganda. We’ll then make sure it gets delivered to them. Click hereto view the schools current needs list.
From 6 Clients US$5545/ €4710
Single Supplement US$ 1479/ €1329