14 Days Botswana & Zimbabwe Combined.

Start and end in Maun! With this 14 Days Botswana and Zimbabwe combined safari, you will travel through Maun in Botswana and seven other destinations in Southern Africa. Glide in traditional makoros along the Okavango Delta and view lots of flora and fauna within Makgadikgadi Pans national park.Search for Africa’s emblematic wildlife on the Savuti Marsh and the Moremi Game Reserve.

Take to the Chobe River, known for having the highest concentration of elephants anywhere. Finally discover why David Livingstone referred to Victoria Falls as ‘scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.’

Summary for 14 Days Botswana & Zimbabwe Combined.

Day 1: Arrival in Maun and Transfer to Camp/Lodge.

Day 2: Transfer to Okavango Delta.

Day 3: Morning nature walk & Sunset canoe ride on the Okavango Delta.

Day 4: Transfer Back to Maun

Day 5: Visit Makgadikgadi Salt Pan.

Day 6: Transfer to Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls.

Day 7: Free day for optional activities at Victoria Falls.

Day 8: Visit Victoria Falls & Transfer to Chobe National Park; with optional boat trip.

Day 9: Morning Game Drive & Transfer to Savuti Game Reserve.

Day 10: Full day game drive on the Savuti Marsh.

Day 11: Transfer to Moremi Game Reserve.

Day 12: Full day safari in Moremi Game Reserve.

Day 13: Morning game drive & Drive to Maun.

Day 14:  Departure.

Detailed Itinerary for 14 Days Botswana & Zimbabwe Combined.

Day 1: Arrival in Maun and Transfer to Camp/Lodge.

 Arrive in Maun and embark on a 30 mintue drive to your campsite/lodge located on the banks of the Thamalakane River. The campsite has hot showers, bar, swimming pool, and the restaurant is known for its good food and ambience. It’s a great place for those looking to camp. If you are not interested in camping, you can spend the night at the Thamalakane River Lodge which is just 19kms from Maun en route to the famous Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. Dinner and overnight at Audi Camp/Thamalakane River Lodge.

Day 2: Transfer to Okavango Delta.

After breakfast in the morning, transfer into the Okavango Delta. At the ‘polers’ station’ you will meet a new team of local staff from a nearby village who will look after us during our stay in the delta. You will then travel in a Mokoro deep into the Okavango Delta.  Have lunch at your campsite on the banks of the river, and in the late afternoon head out on our first game walk.  Return to camp before sunset and enjoy our first meal in the African bush. Dinner and overnight at Okavango Delta Wild Camp.

Day 3: Morning nature walk & Sunset canoe ride on the Okavango Delta.

Wake up early this morning for a game walk with a guide from the poling team. There are never any guarantees with wildlife, but there is the chance of seeing elephant, buffalo, and other smaller game.  Return to camp for a well-deserved brunch and some time to relax.  Later in the afternoon you will take a short mokoro trip on the river to view the sunset before returning to camp. Dinner and overnight same as above.

Day 4: Transfer Back to Maun

After having breakfast in the morning, you will board mokoros for the trip back to the polers’ station. You will meet your guide and transfer back into Maun for the night where you will purchase supplies for the days ahead. The afternoon is free to relax by the pool or take an optional scenic flight over the Delta. Dinner and overnight at Audi Camp.

Day 5: Visit Makgadikgadi Salt Pan.

After a relaxed breakfast we head east to the vast Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Depending on the season or if the pans are wet, you will camp wild on the pan or one of the campsites nearby. The Makgadikgadi Salt Pan national park covers an area over 16,000 square kilometers and forms the bed of an ancient lake – now dried up. The sunsets on the pan are truly spectacular. Dinner and overnight at Gweta Lodge/ Jack’s Camp/Makgadikgadi Pan wild camp.

Day 6: Transfer to Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls.

After having your breakfast, take a long drive north before crossing into Zimbabwe to the town of Victoria Falls situated minutes from the Victoria waterfalls. At the Kasangula border we complete the border formalities and continue to our accommodation for the next two nights. The falls themselves are over 1,700m wide and 100m tall making them the largest waterfalls in the world and are one of Africa’s most famous highlights. You will have the opportunity to find out more about the various activities on offer available for tomorrow. Dinner and overnight at Premier Lodge/ Pamusha Lodge/ Penny Wise Cottages.

Day 7: Free day for optional activities at Victoria Falls.

Today is a free day to partake in one of the many optional activities on offer ranging from white water rafting to flights over the falls and various others. Dinner and overnight same as above.

Day 8: Visit Victoria Falls & Transfer to Chobe National Park; with optional boat trip.

After having your morning breakfast, drive to the bridge where you will walk to view Victoria Falls themselves from the Zimbabwean side. From here you will drive back to Botswana.  Take a short drive from the border to the town of Kasane where you will camp on the banks of the Thebe River- a tributary of the mighty Zambezi. The afternoon is free, with an option to view game on the famous Chobe Waterfront by taking an exciting river cruise on the Chobe River. This is widely regarded as one of the best game cruises in Africa with a very good chance of seeing the elephant herds coming down to the river to drink before the sun sets.  Dinner and overnight at Ihaha Camp/ Bokamoso Safari Lodge/ Thebe River Camp.

Day 9: Morning Game Drive & Transfer to Savuti Game Reserve.

 After breakfast, take an early morning game drive back to the Chobe Waterfront area. Chobe National Park is famous for its large population of elephants, but is also home to plenty of other exciting game including lion and wild dog. After exploring the northern part of Chobe national park, you will head south into remote and rugged terrain, passing in and out of the national park. Finally reach the Savuti area at the southern edge of the national park. The Savuti Marsh, often dry, is fed by the Savuti river channel which alternately flows and then dries up for years at a time. Recent flooding has given this area new life. The area is also home to plenty of game, but is especially well known for its lions, and the large numbers of elephant that walk enormous distances to find fodder.  Dinner and overnight at Zwei-Zwei lodge/ Savuti Wild Camp.

Day 10: Full day game drive on the Savuti Marsh.

Today you will take morning and afternoon game drives on the Savuti Marsh. There is a good chance to see lion, cheetah and hyena that follow the seasonal zebra migration through this area. Large secretary birds and Kori bustards are often seen strutting around the Savuti marsh and small red-billed francolins provide a noisy morning wake up call. Dinner and overnight same as above.

Day 11: Transfer to Moremi Game Reserve.

After breakfast in the morning, you will drive all the way to Moremi Game Reserve. You will pass through a variety of habitats including the Mbabe depression, Mopani forest and past great Acacia trees before arriving at Khwai village and the North Gate entrance of Moremi Game Reserve. Moremi National Park in Botswana is one of the top wildlife viewing destinations in the country. Protecting much of the northern part of the Okavango Delta, it is made up of waterways, marshes, islands and open grasslands.  Dinner and overnight at Moremi Wild Camp/Camp Xakanaxa.

Day 12: Full day safari in Moremi Game Reserve.

Wake in the morning and have a delightful breakfast meal. You will then meet up with  your guide and go on morning and afternoon game drives through this beautiful protected area, trying to find the large variety of animals that live here. Despite its wet reputation, there is plenty of dry land in Moremi, which allows our game drives to cover significant distances while spotting game in the sometimes dense vegetation. As well as elephant and lion, Moremi is a good place to spot leopard and cheetah, and the red lechwe, a water dwelling antelope, often seen grazing amongst the lilies. Dinner and overnight same as above.

Day 13: Morning game drive & Drive to Maun.

After having breakfast, you will go on a final game drive through the park this morning before travelling back to Maun, and back to our riverside campsite. You can enjoy the swimming pool before our last dinner at the campsite restaurant. Dinner and overnight  at Audi Camp.

Day 14:  Departure.

Wake up at leisure and have breakfast. You will then be will be driven to the airport in time for your flight home. End of Tour.

14 Days Botswana & Zimbabwe Combined.

Start and end in Maun! With this 14 Days Botswana and Zimbabwe combined safari, you will travel through Maun in Botswana and seven other destinations in Southern Africa. Glide in traditional makoros along the Okavango Delta and view lots of flora and fauna within Makgadikgadi Pans national park.Search for Africa’s emblematic wildlife on the Savuti Marsh and the Moremi Game Reserve.

Take to the Chobe River, known for having the highest concentration of elephants anywhere. Finally discover why David Livingstone referred to Victoria Falls as ‘scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.’

Summary for 14 Days Botswana & Zimbabwe Combined.

Day 1: Arrival in Maun and Transfer to Camp/Lodge.

Day 2: Transfer to Okavango Delta.

Day 3: Morning nature walk & Sunset canoe ride on the Okavango Delta.

Day 4: Transfer Back to Maun

Day 5: Visit Makgadikgadi Salt Pan.

Day 6: Transfer to Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls.

Day 7: Free day for optional activities at Victoria Falls.

Day 8: Visit Victoria Falls & Transfer to Chobe National Park; with optional boat trip.

Day 9: Morning Game Drive & Transfer to Savuti Game Reserve.

Day 10: Full day game drive on the Savuti Marsh.

Day 11: Transfer to Moremi Game Reserve.

Day 12: Full day safari in Moremi Game Reserve.

Day 13: Morning game drive & Drive to Maun.

Day 14:  Departure.

Detailed Itinerary for 14 Days Botswana & Zimbabwe Combined.

Day 1: Arrival in Maun and Transfer to Camp/Lodge.

 Arrive in Maun and embark on a 30 mintue drive to your campsite/lodge located on the banks of the Thamalakane River. The campsite has hot showers, bar, swimming pool, and the restaurant is known for its good food and ambience. It’s a great place for those looking to camp. If you are not interested in camping, you can spend the night at the Thamalakane River Lodge which is just 19kms from Maun en route to the famous Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. Dinner and overnight at Audi Camp/Thamalakane River Lodge.

Day 2: Transfer to Okavango Delta.

After breakfast in the morning, transfer into the Okavango Delta. At the ‘polers’ station’ you will meet a new team of local staff from a nearby village who will look after us during our stay in the delta. You will then travel in a Mokoro deep into the Okavango Delta.  Have lunch at your campsite on the banks of the river, and in the late afternoon head out on our first game walk.  Return to camp before sunset and enjoy our first meal in the African bush. Dinner and overnight at Okavango Delta Wild Camp.

Day 3: Morning nature walk & Sunset canoe ride on the Okavango Delta.

Wake up early this morning for a game walk with a guide from the poling team. There are never any guarantees with wildlife, but there is the chance of seeing elephant, buffalo, and other smaller game.  Return to camp for a well-deserved brunch and some time to relax.  Later in the afternoon you will take a short mokoro trip on the river to view the sunset before returning to camp. Dinner and overnight same as above.

Day 4: Transfer Back to Maun

After having breakfast in the morning, you will board mokoros for the trip back to the polers’ station. You will meet your guide and transfer back into Maun for the night where you will purchase supplies for the days ahead. The afternoon is free to relax by the pool or take an optional scenic flight over the Delta. Dinner and overnight at Audi Camp.

Day 5: Visit Makgadikgadi Salt Pan.

After a relaxed breakfast we head east to the vast Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Depending on the season or if the pans are wet, you will camp wild on the pan or one of the campsites nearby. The Makgadikgadi Salt Pan national park covers an area over 16,000 square kilometers and forms the bed of an ancient lake – now dried up. The sunsets on the pan are truly spectacular. Dinner and overnight at Gweta Lodge/ Jack’s Camp/Makgadikgadi Pan wild camp.

Day 6: Transfer to Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls.

After having your breakfast, take a long drive north before crossing into Zimbabwe to the town of Victoria Falls situated minutes from the Victoria waterfalls. At the Kasangula border we complete the border formalities and continue to our accommodation for the next two nights. The falls themselves are over 1,700m wide and 100m tall making them the largest waterfalls in the world and are one of Africa’s most famous highlights. You will have the opportunity to find out more about the various activities on offer available for tomorrow. Dinner and overnight at Premier Lodge/ Pamusha Lodge/ Penny Wise Cottages.

Day 7: Free day for optional activities at Victoria Falls.

Today is a free day to partake in one of the many optional activities on offer ranging from white water rafting to flights over the falls and various others. Dinner and overnight same as above.

Day 8: Visit Victoria Falls & Transfer to Chobe National Park; with optional boat trip.

After having your morning breakfast, drive to the bridge where you will walk to view Victoria Falls themselves from the Zimbabwean side. From here you will drive back to Botswana.  Take a short drive from the border to the town of Kasane where you will camp on the banks of the Thebe River- a tributary of the mighty Zambezi. The afternoon is free, with an option to view game on the famous Chobe Waterfront by taking an exciting river cruise on the Chobe River. This is widely regarded as one of the best game cruises in Africa with a very good chance of seeing the elephant herds coming down to the river to drink before the sun sets.  Dinner and overnight at Ihaha Camp/ Bokamoso Safari Lodge/ Thebe River Camp.

Day 9: Morning Game Drive & Transfer to Savuti Game Reserve.

 After breakfast, take an early morning game drive back to the Chobe Waterfront area. Chobe National Park is famous for its large population of elephants, but is also home to plenty of other exciting game including lion and wild dog. After exploring the northern part of Chobe national park, you will head south into remote and rugged terrain, passing in and out of the national park. Finally reach the Savuti area at the southern edge of the national park. The Savuti Marsh, often dry, is fed by the Savuti river channel which alternately flows and then dries up for years at a time. Recent flooding has given this area new life. The area is also home to plenty of game, but is especially well known for its lions, and the large numbers of elephant that walk enormous distances to find fodder.  Dinner and overnight at Zwei-Zwei lodge/ Savuti Wild Camp.

Day 10: Full day game drive on the Savuti Marsh.

Today you will take morning and afternoon game drives on the Savuti Marsh. There is a good chance to see lion, cheetah and hyena that follow the seasonal zebra migration through this area. Large secretary birds and Kori bustards are often seen strutting around the Savuti marsh and small red-billed francolins provide a noisy morning wake up call. Dinner and overnight same as above.

Day 11: Transfer to Moremi Game Reserve.

After breakfast in the morning, you will drive all the way to Moremi Game Reserve. You will pass through a variety of habitats including the Mbabe depression, Mopani forest and past great Acacia trees before arriving at Khwai village and the North Gate entrance of Moremi Game Reserve. Moremi National Park in Botswana is one of the top wildlife viewing destinations in the country. Protecting much of the northern part of the Okavango Delta, it is made up of waterways, marshes, islands and open grasslands.  Dinner and overnight at Moremi Wild Camp/Camp Xakanaxa.

Day 12: Full day safari in Moremi Game Reserve.

Wake in the morning and have a delightful breakfast meal. You will then meet up with  your guide and go on morning and afternoon game drives through this beautiful protected area, trying to find the large variety of animals that live here. Despite its wet reputation, there is plenty of dry land in Moremi, which allows our game drives to cover significant distances while spotting game in the sometimes dense vegetation. As well as elephant and lion, Moremi is a good place to spot leopard and cheetah, and the red lechwe, a water dwelling antelope, often seen grazing amongst the lilies. Dinner and overnight same as above.

Day 13: Morning game drive & Drive to Maun.

After having breakfast, you will go on a final game drive through the park this morning before travelling back to Maun, and back to our riverside campsite. You can enjoy the swimming pool before our last dinner at the campsite restaurant. Dinner and overnight  at Audi Camp.

Day 14:  Departure.

Wake up at leisure and have breakfast. You will then be will be driven to the airport in time for your flight home. End of Tour.