Botswana & Zimbabwe Safari G Adventures

Botswana & Zimbabwe Safari

National Geographic Journeys

Immerse yourself in an epic adventure on a Botswana & Zimbabwe Safari tour. Begin your journey in Victoria Falls and visit Hwange National Park, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta and Maun. Look for Africa's iconic wildlife, stay in a remote bush camp, learn about conservation efforts, cruise on the Chobe River and more.

When spectacular Victoria Falls can be among the first things you see upon arrival, you know you're in for a travel treat. At the headquarters of Painted Dog Conservation learn about various threats to this unique and endangered species. Embark on a safari through an important elephant sanctuary and track resident buffalo and elephant herds. Watch the nearby watering hole from the deck of your lodge to see who stops by for a refreshing evening drink. While sailing on the Chobe River perks may include witnessing crocodiles sunning on the banks, hippos rising up from the depths, and bathing elephants. Gain insight into conservation projects in the area in and around Okavango Delta and cruise along its winding channels in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe. Campfire stories, nature hikes and lessons in cultural history are among additional highlights.


10 Daysfr. $5,599

  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Painted Dog Conservation, Hwange National Park
  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Okavango Wilderness Project Experience, Okavango Delta
  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Botswana Storytelling and Traditional Dinner
  • WILDLIFE SAFARI DRIVES in Hwange and Chobe National Parks
  • BOAT SAFARI Chobe River
  • BOAT & FOOT wildlife excursions in Okavango Panhandle
  • STAY a night in a bush camp in the Delta
  • EXPLORE Victoria Falls at leisure
  • TRACK Hwange Park's resident elephant and buffalo herds
  • LOOK for Africa's "big five," other predators, and over 300 bird species
  • WITNESS spectacular fiery sunset
  • TRAVEL in open-backed, open-seated safari vehicle
  • LEARN about wildlife and delta conservation
  • PARTICIPATE in bush walks
  • ENJOY three-course meal around a roaring campfire accompanied by natural sounds of the delta
  • SEARCH FOR submerged hippos, basking crocodiles, bathing elephants, Chobe bushbuck and puku antelope
  • EVENING OF STORYTELLING AND traditional foods with celebrated local author Bonty Botumile
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Private vehicle, 4x4, walking, boat, mokoro, plane
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides
  • AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+: All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ: Allow USD$120-$160 for meals not included
  • Cresta Sprayview in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (1 night)
  • Ivory Safari Lodge & Khulu Lodge in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe (2 nights)
  • Chobe Safari Lodge in Chobe National Park, Botswana (2 nights)
  • Mopiri Camp in Okavango Delta, Botswana (3 nights)
  • Cresta Maun in Maun, Botswana (1 night)

VICTORIA FALLS Location Information Description

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.

Cresta Sprayview

VICTORIA FALLS/HWANGE NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Explore Victoria Falls at leisure this morning, and opt to take a guided tour of this thundering natural wonder and UNESCO World Heritage site.

Location Information Description

Hwange, Zimbabwe

Later, transfer to the headquarters of Painted Dog Conservation. Learn about this non-profit organization’s work to protect and rehabilitate injured painted dogs (also known as African wild dogs), and hear from a conservationist about the threats to these endangered animals.

Afterward, venture out on safari in Hwange National Park, one of Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife reserves and an important elephant sanctuary.

Breakfast, Dinner

Ivory Safari Lodge & Khulu Lodge

HWANGE NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Hwange, Zimbabwe

Set out on a full-day safari through the sweeping grasslands of Hwange National Park. Track the park’s resident elephant and buffalo herds, as well as giraffes, lions, zebras, and the rare African wild dog.

This evening, relax on the deck of your lodge, keeping an eye out for the wild creatures that visit the lodge’s watering hole.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ivory Safari Lodge & Khulu Lodge

HWANGE/CHOBE NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Depart Hwange and head north, crossing the border into Botswana and arriving in Kasane—the gateway to the stunning Chobe National Park. Settle into your lodge and embark on a boat safari on the Chobe River, the lifeline of the park.

Look out for submerged hippos, basking crocodiles, bathing elephants, and an abundance of birdlife from the boat’s deck, and witness a spectacular fiery sunset over the river. Keep an eye out for Chobe bushbuck and puku antelope, which are found only in this part of Botswana. The Chobe River is home to the world’s largest elephant herds; buffalo, hippos, and lions can also be seen here.

Breakfast, Dinner

Chobe Safari Lodge

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Chobe National Park, Botswana

This morning, continue your exploration of Chobe National Park, home to one of Africa’s largest elephant populations. On a safari along the banks of the Chobe River, keep an eye out for elephants, buffalo, lions, zebra, and rare semi-aquatic antelope, as well as an incredible variety of birds.

In the afternoon, opt to take a photography river safari on a specialized photography boat. Opt into the photo wildlife safari on the Chobe River at sunset; you’ll be accompanied by an expert wildlife photographer and guide who will help you get the perfect shot.

Breakfast, Dinner

Chobe Safari Lodge

KASANE/OKAVANGO DELTA Location Information Description

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Catch a flight to the Okavango Panhandle in Botswana, the narrow arm of the Okavango River that feeds into the famed Okavango Delta. Check in to your remote lodge, and enjoy a boat cruise on the winding waterways.

This evening, hear about National Geographic’s Okavango Wilderness Project, a multi-year collaboration between international and local experts to survey the Okavango watershed’s biodiversity and ensure its future protection. Watch the National Geographic documentary “Into the Okavango,” and learn about delta conservation projects in the area.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mopiri Camp

OKAVANGO DELTA Location Information Description

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Explore the breathtaking Okavango Panhandle with expert local guides. Navigate the wildlife-rich channels of the Okavango River aboard a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, and spot all manner of bird life on bush walks.

Settle into your tent in your remote bush camp this evening. Enjoy a three-course meal around a roaring campfire while listening to the night calls of the delta.

Tonight enjoy a unique and adventurous stay in a remote bush camp (known locally as a fly camp). Accommodations will be in simple dome tents on cots, and facilities are wash basins and out house/long drop toilette (simple but clean) which are shared amongst your group. There is no electricity and lighting in the evenings is by lantern, so please bring a flashlight. While basic, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself into the wilds of Africa. Your local guides and staff add some comfortable touches, excellent food and spin some fantastic campfire stories.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mopiri Camp

OKAVANGO DELTA Location Information Description

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Continue exploring the Okavango Delta’s untamed habitat on foot and by mokoro, spotting herons, storks, egrets, and other wading birds. Return to your camp later this afternoon and opt to relax by an open fire, or take a swim.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mopiri Camp

OKAVANGO DELTA/MAUN Location Information Description

Maun, Botswana

Fly to the frontier town of Maun for an evening of storytelling and traditional foods with celebrated local author Bonty Botumile. Born in Maun, Bonty’s work is dedicated to preserving Botswana’s literary heritage and providing youth with employment opportunities in the arts. Listen as she shares her in-depth knowledge of the region’s cultural history, and cap off the night with a delicious meal and colorful stories around a warm fire.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cresta Maun

MAUN Location Information Description

Maun, Botswana

Depart at any time.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Nov 14, 2021
$5,899.00
Sun, Dec 19, 2021
$6,199.00
Sun, Jan 16, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Feb 20, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Mar 06, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Mar 20, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Apr 10, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Apr 24, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, May 01, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, May 15, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, May 29, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Jun 05, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Jun 19, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Jun 26, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Jul 03, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Jul 17, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Jul 24, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Jul 31, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Aug 07, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Aug 14, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Aug 21, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Sep 04, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Sep 18, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Sep 25, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Oct 02, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Oct 16, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Oct 30, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Nov 06, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Nov 20, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Nov 27, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Dec 18, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Dec 25, 2022
$5,599.00
Sun, Jan 01, 2023
$5,599.00

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