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Botswana & Zimbabwe Safari (National Geographic Journey)
10 days with G Adventures  |  See Prices

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Botswana Storytelling and Traditional Dinner, Maun
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Okavango Wilderness Project Research Camp, Okavango Delta
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Painted Dog Conservation, Hwange National Park

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Day 1 Victoria Falls
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Victoria Falls/Hwange National Park 
Enjoy free time in the morning and opt to visit the falls. Later, visit the Painted Dog (Wild Dog) conservancy and meet with a conservationist to learn about the work being done to rehabilitate injured animals as a result of poaching. After, travel to Hwange, Zimbabwe's largest national park and enjoy a safari drive on the lodge concession, in search of wildlife. This evening, arrive at the lodge, located just outside the park entrance and enjoy dinner. (1B, 1D)

Day 3 Hwange National Park 
Take a full day wildlife safari drive in the park which is home to large elephant herds, lions and the rare African wild dog. This evening, relax on the sun deck with a cool drink, keeping an eye out for local wildlife who visit the lodge's watering hole. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 4 Hwange/Chobe NP 
Depart Hwange and head north, crossing the border into Botswana, and arriving in Kasane, gateway to stunning Chobe National Park. This afternoon, enjoy a boat safari on the Chobe River in search of bathing elephants, hippos and crocodiles. (1B, 1D)

Day 5 Chobe NP 
In the morning, continue our wildlife viewing with a safari drive along the banks of the Chobe River. In the afternoon, opt to take a photography river safari on a specialized photography boat. (1B)

Day 6 Kasane/Okavango Delta 
Catch a flight into the “Panhandle” area of the Okavango Delta and check into the remote camp in the wilderness. Enjoy lunch before taking a walk to the research camps of the National Geographic funded Okavango Wilderness Project. Meet with someone from the research team and learn about their work and projects in the area. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 7 Okavango Delta 
Explore the stunning Delta Panhandle with expert local guides to enjoy wildlife viewing from mokoros, African dugout canoes, and on bush walks; also visit a fish monitoring station and a local village. This evening, we will enjoy a unique stay in a bush camp on one of the remote Islands within the Delta. Here we enjoy a 3 course meal around a roaring camp fire, sitting back and listening to the night calls of the Delta wildlife. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 8 Okavango Delta 
Depart from our island camp and continue wildlife viewing on foot and by mokoro with our expert local guides. Return to the main camp later this afternoon and opt to relax or have a swim. This evening enjoy the deck overlooking the lagoon with hidden seating areas and a fire pit, perfect for stargazing. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 9 Okavango Delta/Maun 
Transfer to the frontier town of Maun and enjoy an evening of culture and traditional foods with celebrated author Bonty Botumile and the Thari-E-Ntsho Storytellers. This local enterprise is dedicated to preserving Botswana’s heritage and providing youth with employment opportunities in the arts. Option to take a scenic flight over the delta. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 10 Maun 
Depart at any time. (1B)
Experience the ultimate wildlife adventure with this ten-day trip through some of the best wildlife reserves you'll ever see. Keep your camera at the ready to capture the lions and elephants of Hwange National Park, fly to the panhandle of the Okavango Delta for a wildlife walk with a local researcher, and cruise along the banks of the Chobe River to watch the elephants drink along its banks. Make memories to last a lifetime among the incredible animals and landscapes of southern Africa.
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Painted Dog Conservation, Hwange National Park National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Okavango Wilderness Project Research Camp, Okavango Delta National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Botswana Storytelling and Traditional Dinner, Maun
  • Arrival transfer
  • Open-vehicle wildlife safari drives in Hwange and Chobe National Parks
  • Chobe boat safari
  • Wildlife excursions by boat and foot in the Okavango Panhandle
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (2 nts), safari lodges/camp (6 nts), bush camp (1 nt).
  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners.
  • Transportation: Private vehicle, 4x4, walking, boat, mokoro, plane.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 14
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.