Botswana Lodge Explorer (10 days)

Our Botswana Lodge Explorer Safari is an exclusive adventure taking you through Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia, starting & ending in Victoria Falls, one of the absolute highlights of the tour.

On this safari, you will be able to experience the unsurpassed wildlife sightings of the Chobe National Park, as well as unbelievable bird sightings along the Chobe River. We will also take you to the vast open plans of the Nxai Pan as well as the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve and the Greater Khwai area to mention just a few highlights… All of these attractions boast amazing safari experiences and exciting memories. This lodge safari has been specially designed to spoil you with animal sightings, amaze you with comfortable lodgings and surprise you with safari experiences – something not to be missed.

Our Botswana Lodge Safari Highlights: Victoria Falls, sunset cruise on the Chobe River, Planet Baobab, Nxai Pan, game drives in Moremi National Park, the Greater Khwai area and in Chobe National Park.

  • Botswana Lodge Explorer:

    2018 Price
    USD 2635 / EUR 2290
    (per person sharing)
    Single Supplement: USD 729 / EUR 635

    Flight Khwai to Kasane: USD 365 / EUR 355

*All rates are per person rates
*If you are a single traveller, a single supplement may apply
*Please note all rates are subject to change according to rate of exchange fluctuations

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Botswana Lodge Explorer itinerary
  • All transport in fully kitted 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Game drives as mentioned
  • Meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Experienced local guide.

Not Included in the price:

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Telephone calls
  • Gratuities
  • Curios and all personal expenses.
  • Day 1
    Planet Baobab, Botswana

    On arrival into Maun Airport, you will be met by your guide and continue onto the area of the Makgadikgadi Pans. After settling into our accommodation, we take a stroll with our guide through the surrounding baobab grove, as he explains the local ecology, geology and the unique biology of the baobabs, which are in fact not trees but the largest succulents in the world.

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    Accommodation: Planet Baobab or similar (Bakalanga huts with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar)

  • Day 2
    Planet Baobab, Botswana

    After breakfast, we depart for either Nxai Pan or Ntwetwe Pan. These excursions are seasonal based on wildlife sightings and road conditions. Both pans form part of the greater Makgadikgadi system.

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    Accommodation: Planet Baobab or similar (Bakalanga huts with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar)

  • Day 3
    Makgadikgadi Pan to Khwai River, Botswana

    This morning we travel via Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta, to our camp, which is situated in a private concession in the Khwai River region. This large area is renowned for its concentration of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife during just one game drive. Game viewing is seasonal; depending on the time of the year you may see different species in different areas. The best time for game viewing is the end of the dry season or spring from August to November. During this season, in order for us to offer the best game viewing possible, extra driving may be required due to the animals migrating closer to the river. In the summer, birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors. After dinner, we will explore the concession on a night game drive.

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    Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms). Please note that there is no electricity at camp. 

  • Day 4
    Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

    Today we head into the famous Moremi Game Reserve known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife. The full day is spent in the unspoiled nature of the Moremi Game Reserve.

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    Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms). Please note that there is no electricity at camp.

  • Day 5
    Chobe, Botswana

    You will be transferred to Khwai Airstrip for your flight to Kasane (For your own account). On arrival you will be met and transferred to your lodge. We enjoy a boat cruise on the Chobe River in the afternoon from where we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds without having to reach for our binoculars – you’ll be near enough for close-up photographs, as well as having the chance to witness a spectacular African sunset.

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    Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant.

  • Day 6-7
    Chobe to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

    This morning we depart Chobe and make our way to our lodge in a private concession near to Hwange National Park. The next two days are spent exploring this wildlife rich area.  This afternoon you can partake in an optional game drive if time allows. On the following day, we will have plenty of time to explore this vast wilderness on a game drive. Hwange National Park is one of Africa’s finest havens for wildlife and is home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus varied birdlife. We will also visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre to witness the work that is done to protect these endangered species.

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    Accommodation: Sable Sands or similar (chalets with en-suite bathroom, swimming pool & bar area)

  • Day 8-9
    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Today we travel to Victoria Falls, full of real African experiences. We visit the Victoria Falls on a guided tour and then have the rest of the day and the next day at leisure or to partake in one of the many optional activities. (For own expense).

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    Accommodation: Ilala Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)

  • Day 10
    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Sadly, after breakfast the tour ends. We will take you to the airport for your returning flight & hope to welcome you back to Africa soon.

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Elaine and her family (UK)

September 2013

Your support and interest in our holiday has added to the very special feeling about the whole experience


The family and I kept a journal during the holiday as there were so many experiences we did not want to forget. Every day brought something else.


Can I ask you to pass on to jenman safaris the highest praise for our guide duane rankine? The guide is key and he was an absolute rock during the holiday.

Nothing phased him. Everything was managed calmly and professionally and his knowledge of animals, places and people was stunning. Wikipedia in the driving seat. In addition he was a very pleasant and fun dinner companion.


All the very best


Elaine

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