10 Days Bush & Beyond Zimbabwe and Botswana Safari

Wild Safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe

Experience wild Africa at its best on this safe 10-day safari from Botswana to Zimbabwe. You will go to the incredible Makgadikgadi Pans and Chobe National Park to the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Then, you will head back to Botswana for a visit to the Okavango Delta, Maun, Khama Rhino Sanctuary, and Palapye before returning to the bright lights of Johannesburg. Take this chance that your future self will thank you for!

Highlights

  • Game drive sessions
  • Chobe River boat cruise
  • The Okavango Delta exploration
  • Elephant Sands and Victoria Falls visits
  • Trip to Makgadikgadi Pan & bird sanctuary
  • Services of a qualified guide
  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily meals

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9 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: OR Tambo International Airport

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Accommodation

During this safari vacation, you can choose either to be accommodated at a lodge or in a dome tent with mattresses provided at a camp. Your overnight stay on day 2 will be at Nata camp.

Program

Day 1

You will depart from the jungle of Johannesburg at 05:00 from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) or your lodge / hotel nearby and make your way through the bushveld with its baobab trees via Martin’s Drift border post to Palapye.Then, you will stop for en-route breakfast and lunch which can be savored at your own expense. At Martin’s Drift border post, you will be able to change money. Then, you will book into your respective camp or lodge followed by having dinner at the restaurant or around the campfire.

  • Meals: Dinner

Day 2

As the day breaks, you will leave Palapye to Francistown where you will enjoy breakfast en-route. From here, you will make your way to Nata where you will stop again en-route for having lunch before booking your stay at Nata camp. At 16:30, you will go to a Makgadikgadi Pan trip as well as a bird sanctuary and see if you can spot the flamingos and other wildlife. After enjoying the pan trip, you will enjoy hearty dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3

You will rise on an early morning as you will already have to have breakfast at 07:00. Then, you will leave Nata Lodge at 08:00 and make your way to the north of Botswana. Thereafter, you will have a quick stop at Pandamatenga before carrying on to Kasane where you will enjoy lunch. At 15:00, you will go on a boat cruise on the mighty Chobe River to spot some wildlife in the Chobe National Park. After enjoying this experience, you will book into your camp or lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4

You can wake up at 05:00 to go on a morning game drive to Chobe National Park at 06:00. On your return at around 09:00, you will leave after brunch for Victoria Falls. After setting in at the campsite or chalets, you will leave to explore the magnificent Victoria Falls before heading back for dinner at a restaurant.

  • Meals: Brunch and dinner

Day 5

After having breakfast, time will be spent on your own leisure today with all the optional activities that you have booked. Later, you will enjoy nice dinner in the evening at the restaurant.

  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6

As the sun rises, you will have breakfast at 07:00 and then make your way via Kasane border post to Elephant Sands. Thereafter, you will stop en-route for having lunch. Here, you will have dinner while overlooking the elephant waterhole.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7

With the trumped of the elephants, you will have breakfast at 07:00 before starting your way to the Okavango Delta. Then, you will have lunch in Maun in the afternoon. Thereafter, you will book into your campsite and have dinner.

  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 8

After having breakfast, you will explore the biggest inland delta in Botswana. Then, you will explore the Okavango Delta on magoros for the day. By returning, you will enjoy dinner at the restaurant.

  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9

After having breakfast, you will leave for Serowe to Khama Rhino Sanctuary. In Khama Rhino Sanctuary, you will go on an open vehicle game drive with park rangers. After that, you will return to enjoy a traditional barbecue as well as spend the evening around the campfire.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 10

On day 10, you can wake up at 05:00 to leave Serowe at 06:00 for the border at Martin’s Drift. Then, you will make your way to Potgietersrus where you will enjoy brunch before leaving to Johannesburg. There, you will say goodbyes at 18:00 at O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) or your lodge / hotel nearby.

  • Meals: Brunch

Note: Your safari vehicle will either be a truck or microbus.

Included excursions

  • Trip to Makgadikgadi Pan
  • The Okavango Delta exploration on magoros
  • Visit to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Guides

Piet
Piet is a co-owner and tour leader at Jobovic Safaris.
Mariette
Mariette is a co-owner and tour leader at Jobovic Safaris.

Location

This safari will take place in Botswana and Zimbabwe. Specifically, this vacation will cover several places including Palapye, Francistown, Kasane, Maun, Serowe, Potgietersrus, Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Makgadikgadi Pan, Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Elephant Sands, and Victoria Falls.

Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a wildlife project established to assist in saving the vanishing rhinoceros. In this Kalahari sand veld, the sanctuary provides a prime habitat for white and black rhinos as well as other animal species. Meanwhile, Elephant Sands is the place where the elephant rules. At Elephant Sands, people can spot up to 800 elephants per day at the waterhole in the dry season.

Food

During this safari vacation, you will be prepared with 7 breakfasts, 2 brunches, 5 lunches, and 9 dinners. In addition, you will have breakfast en-route in Francistown on day 2, lunch in Kasane on day 3, dinner at a restaurant on day 4 and 5 as well as overlooking the elephant waterhole on day 6, lunch in Maun on day 7, and brunch in Potgetrsrus on day 10.

You will also enjoy a traditional barbecue on day 9. Moreover, Jobovic Safaris always tries to accommodate you on your dietary preferences. They do cater for vegetarians and also for halal food. Please let Jobovic Safaris know during your booking request of any preferences.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Hallal
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can have the opportunity to take an optional flight over the Okavango Delta on day 7.

What's included

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 brunches, 5 lunches, and 9 dinners
  • Boat cruise on Chobe River
  • Open vehicle game drives in Chobe National Park and Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Services of a qualified guide
  • The Okavango Delta exploration on magoros
  • Transportation cost
  • Trip to Makgadikgadi Pan and bird sanctuary
  • Visit to Elephant Sands
  • Visit to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

What's not included

  • Air tickets to and from Johannesburg
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • All visas for Botswana and Zimbabwe
  • Optional activities
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Jobovic Safaris will pick you up at 05:00 from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). The pick-up is included in the price.

Airport: OR Tambo International Airport Airport transfer included: OR Tambo International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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