14 DAY SELF DRIVE: JOHANNESBURG-BOTSWANA-ZIMBABWE

Botswana safari holidays offer a unique experience for travellers looking to explore in remote wilderness areas where other visitors are limited and wildlife watching is exceptional.

Itinerary Highlights

Day 1

GABORONE

KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY

An early departure from Johannesburg signals the start of your safari adventure as you drive north across the border from South Africa and into Botswana.

En-route to your first overnight campsite you’ll pass by the trading town of Serowe before taking your first wildlife safari within the Khama Rhino Sanctuary which is a game reserve spread across the veldt landscapes of the Kalahari.

This will be your first opportunity to spot zebras, wildebeest and white rhinos within the pans of Malema and Serowe prior to settling down for the evening and your first meal around the campfire.

Overnight at Khama Rhino Sanctuary Campsite- breakfast and dinner

Optional Upgrade: Khama Rhino Sanctuary Chalets.

 

 

Day 2

MAUN

Your first full day in Botswana continues the drive across the Kalahari as you travel to the township of Maun and the entrance to the incredible Okavango Delta.

Maun is an exciting riverside town geared up for safari travellers. Upon arrival at Maun International Airpot, guests will collect a 4WD Land Cruiser and receive an orientation on the vehicle, and drive to the lodge.

Crocodile Camp Safari and Spa is located on the banks of the Thamalakane River, a few kilometers from the airpot.

Overnight at Crocodile Camp Safari and Spa- Dinner and breakfast

(other accommodation options available)

Day 3-4

MOREMI GAME RESERVE

Guests travel under own arrangements from Maun to Xakanaka Campsite. Located along the edge of the Okavango Delta, in the Moremi Game Reserve and overlooking the Khwai River, this beautiful campsite is a perfect base for wildlife enthusiasts.

The site has an ablution block, showers, hand basins and flush toilets. The area is surrounded by marsh and is in a prime location for enjoying the abundant wildlife in Moremi Game Reserve.

Overnight at Xakanaka Campsite(meals-own arrangements).

Optional Upgrade: Xakanaka Camp-Dinner, breakfast and lunch

 

Day 5-6

KHWAI CONCESSION

Depart and drive from Xakanaka to the Khwai Campsite, near the Khwai Concession. Located in a shaded area under trees on the banks of the Khwai River, the campsite is perfectly placed for great views of the diverse wildlife from the comfort of the chair.

The Khwai Campsite comes complete with hot and cold showers, flush toilets, and fireplaces all for camping pleasure. North Gate is a perfect area for game viewing, brid watching, and photography. The area is predator hotspot.

Overnight at Khwai Campsite(meals-own arrangement)

Day 7-8

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Guests depart Khwai to Savuti at leisure, an area that forms part of the Chobe National Park.

Savuti Campsite is the ultimate campsite for the safari enthusiasts. Located along the Savute Channel, it is also in the south of Chobe National Park, a prime game viewing area of the park. The site is complete with ablution blocks with solar lights, hot and cold running showers, and flushing toilets.

Overnight at Savuti Campsite(meals-own arrangements)

Optional Upgrade: Savuti Safari Lodge- Dinner, breakfast and lunch.

Day 9-10

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Guests depart and drive from Savuti to Ihaha.

Located in the Chobe National Park, on the Chobe River, Ihaha Campsite offers stunning views of the river and Namibia beyond. Home to the concentration of elephants in Africa. Watching these majestic animals come down to the river to drink and play is extraordinary.

Overnight at Ihaha Campsite(meals-own arrangements)

Optional Upgrade: Muchenje Safari Lodge- Dinner, breakfast and lunch.

Day 11

KASANE

Guests take a journey at leisure through the park to the town of Kasane. Upon arrival at Chobe Safari Lodge, they return the rental 4WD vehicle. Enjoy a full day at leisure.

Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane right on the banks of the Chobe River, sharing a border with the Cobe National Park. The lodge is a safari paradise for any wildlife enthusiast and offers a host of facilities including a swimming pool, river bar, well-known restaurant, and beauty salon. The main bar and dining area overlook the stunning Chobe River, providing picturesque sunsets each evening.

Accommodation offered to guests is in en-suite rooms or chalets or self catering campsites equipped with modern ablution facilities and electrical points, all overlooking the river.

Activities at the lodge include game drives as well as tranquil boat cruises in the Chobe River (on own account).

Day 12-13

VICTORIA FALLS

Today guests cross the border into Zimbabwe. The rental car is required to be returned in Botswana and can be collected at the lodge by prior arrangement. Enjoy a scheduled transfer by road to Victoria Falls.

Situated within the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort estate, Lokuthula is surrounded by 80 000 hectares of unspoilt African bush and borders the unfenced Zambezi National Park.

A nearby waterhole facilitates free passage of wildlife, including buffalo, elephant, hyena and a variety of plain game between the park and the lodges. The resort provides a complimentary shuttle bus into town centre as well as to the rainforest, where the entrance to Victoria Falls is situated.

A stay at Lokuthula is not complete without a visit to the famous Boma Restaurant-Dinner and Drum Show, which is on-site-advance bookings are necessary.

Overnight at Lokuthula Lodge-Breakfast.

Optional Upgrade: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge-Breakfast

 

Day 14

DEPARTURE

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, guests are transferred to Victoria Falls International Airpot(own account) in time for international flight or onward arrangement.