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Zimbabwe and Botswana Game Tracker
Zimbabwe - Botswana

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Zimbabwe and Botswana Game Tracker

16
Days
Mini Group Tour
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Custom-made Sunway Safari trucks with 12 seats facing in the direction of travel.
The Great Zimbabwe Ruins are one of the largest and oldest stone buildings in southern Africa.
In Vic Falls, we stop at “Thundering Smoke.”
All accommodation and lodges are of a high standard.
Chobe - Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert in Botswana offer pure nature.

Travel details

Overview

In cooperation with our partner Sunway Tours:

On this trip, you have the opportunity to experience the best game viewing and cultural experiences across three countries.
This complete tour offers adventures at an affordable price in good accommodation and lodges.

Highlights

  • Kruger National Park — Game Drives
  • Zimbabwe ruins — guided tour
  • Matobos— game drive
  • Hwange — Open Vehicle Game Drives
  • Victoria Falls — adventure activities
  • Chobe National Park — sunset boat safari
  • Okavango Delta — Mokoro Excursion

Can also be booked as a shortened tour with departure in Vic Falls or Maun, or as a camping tour.

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Traveling with a small group
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Individual trip - booked especially for you
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Accommodation in Hotels & Lodges
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camping
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Mixed accommodation in hotels & lodges and camping
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Round trip in a rental car
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Round trip with a rental off-road vehicle
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Round trip in a minibus
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Round trip in a special safari bus
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Round trip with a driver in a car
Icon Beteiligung erwünscht
You should take part in this trip, for example when preparing food or doing the dishes
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No involvement in set-up, meal preparation, etc. is expected during this trip.
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This trip includes a course or training

Departure

Johannesburg

Termination

Johannesburg (Optional: Vic Falls or Maun — feel free to ask for separate prices!)

Map

Map of tour

Lodgings

Kruger National Park log cabin — Letaba - 1 night
Awelani Lodge — Pafuri region/Kruger — 1 night
Great Zimbabwe Hotel — Great Zimbabwe — 1 night
Hermit's Peak — Matobo National Park— 2 nights
Miombo Safari Lodge — Hwange National Park — 2 nights
PheZulu GuestLodge — Vic Falls — 2 nights
Thebe RiversaFaris — Chobe National Park — 1 night
Nata Lodge — Chobe National Park — 1 night
Tented camp — Okavango Delta — 2 nights
Island SafariLodge — Okavango Delta — 1 night
Khama RhinoSanctuary — Khama — 1 night

A comfortable safari with accommodation in fixed chalets and guest houses and 2 nights in a fixed tent, 15 nights.

Rates

Travel prices 2024:
€2,780, - per person in a double room + on-site payment of USD $300, -

Single supplement: €670, -

Travel prices 2025:
€2.980, - per person in a double room + on-site payment of USD $300, -

Single supplement: €680, -


Solo travelers Sunway offers to share rooms with travelers of the same gender. There are no additional costs.  Alternatively, you can book a single room for an additional fee.

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Included in the tour price

Overnight: We spend 13 nights of safari in small lodges with en-suite facilities; 12 nights are en-suite, 1 night in Khama in a self-catering chalet, with 2 twin rooms sharing a bathroom, and 2 nights in a tented camp in Okavango. Each tent has 2 single camp beds with covers and an en-suite chemical toilet. A bucket shower (either hot or cold) surrounded by a tent tarp is built by the team, which is shared with the group.

 

Meals: 15 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 11 dinners are included, of which 8 breakfasts and 4 dinners are prepared by the accommodations. The remaining inclusive meals are prepared on the Sunway truck by the Sunway crew, which can be enjoyed around the campfire.

 

Transportation We use custom-made Sunway Safari Trucks with 12 seats facing in the direction of travel, or (on 40% of our tours) Mercedes Sprinter with 12 seats facing in the direction of travel and air conditioning.

For game drives in Chobe, Hwange, Matobos and transfers to Okavango, we use open four-wheel drive vehicles with local guides.

Limited participation: An essential part of the safari is the involvement of guests. From carrying your own luggage, cleaning the windows, to packing the vehicle in the morning, everything is part of the adventure and the involvement of guests is necessary to make everything run smoothly. On days when the tour guides are preparing meals, help (in rotation), such as washing up, is required.

Not included in the tour price

  • flights
  • Personal expenses
  • drinks
  • gratuities
  • unmentioned admissions and trips
  • travel insurance

It is urgently recommended to take out international health insurance that also covers repatriation to your home country.
We offer you through our partner Travelsecure.de appropriate insurance policies cheaply.

Minimum number of participants

4

Dates

Garantierte Abfahrten in Fett

2024

Saturday Sunday

6:30 AM 18:00 PM

 

06-Jan-24 21-Jan-24

13-Jan-24 28-Jan-24

03-Feb-24 18-Feb-24

10-Feb-24 25-Feb-24

24-Feb-24 10-Mar-24  

16-Mar-24 31-Mar-24 German

23-Mar-24 07-Apr-24  

06-Apr-24 21-Apr-24

13-Apr-24 28-Apr-24

27-Apr-24 12-May-24

04-May-24 19-May-24  

11-May-24 26-May-24

18-May-24 02-Jun-24

01-Jun-24 16-Jun-24

08-Jun-24 23-Jun-24

15-Jun-24 30-Jun-24 German

22-Jun-24 07-Jul-24  

29-Jun-24 14-Jul-24  

06-Jul-24 21-Jul-24  

13-Jul-24 28-Jul-24  

20-Jul-24 04-Aug-24  

27-Jul-24 11-Aug-24  

03-Aug-24 18-Aug-24

10-Aug-24 25-Aug-24  

17-Aug-24 01-Sep-24

24-Aug-24 08-Sep-24

31-Aug-24 15-Sep-24 German

07-Sep-24 22-Sep-24

14-Sep-24 29-Sep-24

21-Sep-24 06-Oct-24

28-Sep-24 13-Oct-24

05-Oct-24 20-Oct-24 German

12-Oct-24 27-Oct-24

19-Oct-24 03-Nov-24  

26-Oct-24 10-Nov-24  

02-Nov-24 17-Nov-24

09-Nov-24 24-Nov-24  

16-Nov-24 01-Dec-24

23-Nov-24 08-Dec-24

14-Dec-24 29-Dec-24

* Dates in bold are guaranteed departures, all other dates are guaranteed for 4 or more customers.

* (German) This tour is accompanied by an English-speaking expedition leader with a translator or by a local German-speaking expedition leader.

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Zimbabwe and Botswana Game Tracker

Synopsis

· A true African experience — wild and free!

· This package tour includes, cultural encounters, adventure and wilderness.

· Kruger National Park, Zimbabwe Ruins, Matobos National Park, Hwange National Park, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park & Okavango Delta.

 

Why travel with Sunway Safaris?

We know that you have multiple options when choosing your Africa safari. We also know that you want to make as informed a decision as possible about your safari, what you'll get, what's included, and what you'll see and experience. So these are just a few of Sunway's qualities and facts:

 

small groups — Small travel groups of up to 12 participants make it possible to experience Africa and experience this wonderful continent and its people. This is the key to our success. Our trips appeal to all ages. The average age is 37 — most are between 25 and 60. The variety of participants makes for a special safari experience.

 

2 Sunway Expedition Leaders — Group guides are the key to any safari. On a Sunway safari, you will be traveling with 2 qualified and registered field guides (FGASA) (nature guides) who make up the crew. That means maximum knowledge, informative and interesting travel. Our expedition leaders are passionate about Africa, its people, and wildlife, and they love sharing their knowledge with our guests.

 

Guaranteed departures — Departures in “bold” (in bold) are guaranteed departures. All other departures are guaranteed for a minimum of 4 people.

 

package price — When we plan the Sunway routes, we make sure that each route includes the best highlights. On a trip to Botswana, for example, you should definitely have visited the national parks in an open four-wheel drive vehicle, that is the essence of the Botswana wilderness. When traveling to Zambia, be sure to visit South Luangwa National Park and take a walk through the wilderness with a local scout. When booking a Sunway Safari, all entrance fees, a variety of activities and food are included. We have included all highlights in our tours so that you can see and experience the highlights without having to pay on site. There are therefore no hidden costs. So this should be an important aspect of your decision to book Sunway Safari.

 

surety — Our vehicles are all custom-made. We ensure comfortable and safe travel. Each vehicle was designed by an officially approved passenger vehicle manufacturer in accordance with the latest safety requirements, it has a safety housing and every seat is fitted with a seatbelt. This gives you peace of mind when you travel on the often demanding roads with Sunway Safaris.

Good2Go - Our commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism is reflected in our environmentally friendly travel style, where we only take photos and only leave footprints. As an African company, we have the right contacts to significantly change the lives of the people whose area we visit. In every itinerary in the brochure, you'll find this symbol, which highlights just one of the many sustainable travel initiatives we support.

 

solo travelers — Traveling alone won't weigh on your wallet, as the reservation staff will accommodate you of the same gender in a room to make the trip more affordable. Nevertheless, you have the option to book a single room or tent for a small additional charge.

experience — Sunway Safari has been planning trips through southern Africa for 28 years now. As a result, the routes have been perfected over many years. This guarantees the smooth running of a tour. We visit many highlights of southern Africa, but assure that we don't follow the busy tourist trail. Our guides have extensive experience in Africa and all over the world.

 

Based in Africa — Sunway Safari is an African travel agency, which means we live in Africa, we travel in Africa and our passion belongs to this wonderful continent. That makes Sunway Safari the best travel option.

 

age limit - On all scheduled tours, we accept children aged 12 to 17 accompanied by an adult. We have no upper age limit. Guests who are over 65 years of age at the time of travel need a medical certificate showing that the guest is fit and healthy to join an adventure group trip. We have lots of travelers over 65 who are perfectly able to enjoy every aspect of a Sunway tour, both lodging and camping. For further details, please contact info@ajimba.com.

 

SOS tree project — Okavango Botswana

For hundreds of years, locals and nearby residents of the Okavango Delta in Botswana have been using the wood of the liver sausage tree to make their traditional “mokoros” (floating dugout trees). This knowledge has been passed on across all generations and has been a permanent source of income for them up to now. The number of visitors to the Okavango Delta is increasing year by year. This means that more “Mokoros” are needed and therefore more trees are cut down. Due to growth in tourism, liver sausage trees are unfortunately disappearing from this region. Traditional “mokoros” must be replaced after 5 years. This puts additional pressure on the dwindling number of liver sausage trees.

Against this background, Sunway Safaris has founded a project to convince “Polers” (Mokoro drivers) in the region to buy replicas made of fiber glass. These replicas last 10 years, are much more stable and are manufactured without any negative effect on the environment. Project implementation is currently still struggling to finance these replicas. Although some of our tour costs are already being spent on this project, further support is still needed. We also give our guests the opportunity to help solve this problem. For more information about the SOS tree project or if you would like to make a donation, please contact our partner Ajimba African Tours. It is something that is close to our hearts and we hope for a successful project.

 

Local Payment

A suburban payment is required for this safari and is collected by the tour guide upon departure. The suburban payment is a proportion of your total travel costs and must therefore be considered when you book your safari. The local payment is used by the tour guide to cover expenses incurred on the safari.

Sunway pays most costs via bank transfer. In some cases, cash is the only option: certain destinations we visit only accept cash. For example: most national parks, some campgrounds and also local food markets (and sometimes shops) only accept cash. Furthermore, every Sunway vehicle has a gas station card, but these are only accepted in South Africa and parts of Namibia. Diesel must therefore be paid in cash. The local payment system allows us to manage tour funds effectively, as some departure points are very remote. The efficiency of this system helps to keep tour costs low in general.

For these reasons, it is necessary for Sunway to collect a local payment. In addition, it is ensured that part of the tour costs directly benefit the country you are visiting. It benefits local communities and helps protect the areas we visit. It's all part of Sunway Safari's ongoing efforts to deliver sustainable and environmentally friendly safaris that make a real difference.

 

Recommended reading

Before you travel, you might want to read the following books. These books aren't specific to Sunways' tours, but give a good background and understanding of the countries you'll be traveling to.

· A Falcon Flies by Wilbur Smith (Fictional story of life in pre-colonial Rhodesia/Zimbabwe)

· Wankie by Davidson Ted (a story about Hwange National Park)

· Selou Scout's Top Secret War by Ron Reid-Daly (an account of the Zimbabwe War of Independence)

· How I found Livingstone by Henry M. Stanley (a factual account of Stanley's Travels in Africa)

· #1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (Fictional story of life in Botswana)

· Trees of the Okavango by Veronica Roodt (A reference book withtraditional uses and myths)

· Okavango: Jewel of the Kalahari by Karen Ross (A Comprehensive Description of the Delta Ecology)

· Don't run whatever you do by Peter Allison (A guide's perspective ofBotswana lodge life)

· Okavango: Africa's Last Eden by Frans Lanting (A coffee table book of photography)

· Newman's Birds of Southern Africa by Kenneth Newman

· Sasol Birds of Southern Africa by Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, and W.R.Tarboton

· The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates by Richard D. Estes and Daniel Otte

· Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Field Guides) by Braam Van Wyk, Keith Coates Palgrav, and Piet Van Wyk

Shopping

The best place to buy souvenirs such as carvings, tie-dye paintings and clothing is at its best at Victoria Falls, where you'll find a wide selection. There are beautiful fabrics to buy in Botswana, but markets are rare and therefore usually only available in stores.

 

Eating and drinking

We are proud to offer our travelers high-quality, delicious and healthy meals three times a day. Exceptions are stated in the itinerary, then we will try out local restaurants.

The tour guide takes care of all shopping and menu planning. He or she will buy fresh groceries for the group whenever and wherever possible.

What you can expect:

Breakfast cereal with milk or bread/toast, jam and fruit with coffee and tea or occasionally English, i.e. hot breakfast.

Lunch cheese, cold meat, fish, fruit, pasta salads and bread

Dinner Stews, barbecues, fried meat or curries prepared over wood fires or gas cookers. We have all cooking utensils as well as plates, cups and cutlery with us.

Of course, we cater to the special needs of vegetarians and people with allergies. Sunway Safaris offers the following drinks: fruit juices for breakfast and tea or coffee for breakfast and dinner. All other drinks must be purchased by yourself. Sunway Safaris does not provide you with bottled drinking water.

 

Difficulty level

Anyone with a good overall health condition will be able to enjoy the tour without any problems. Easy camping in the wild is a real pleasure for nature boys and women. You get a little dusty and sweaty, but that's what makes Africa special!

The itinerary includes a few longer days “on the road”. The roads in remote areas are not in the best condition and the journey can sometimes be slow and dusty. But never forget: The journey is the destination! Take in the diverse, exotic impressions and enjoy the African adventure in moments when things are not moving forward so quickly. Participating is an important part of a safari with Sunway. Loading luggage and equipment in the morning, helping to clean up, preparing food — it's all part of the adventure and when everyone makes their small contribution to the success, the trip goes smoothly. The tour guides prepare all meals themselves, but they ask participants to help with the dishes. Team spirit is fun!

 

What you should know

All entrance fees and fees for national parks, game drives, and the Okavango Delta are included.

In the wild, it is particularly important to follow the instructions of tour guides and local guides. This applies to behavior in the wild, safety in camp and during game drives. To enter Zimbabwe and Botswana and return to South Africa, each participant needs a valid passport and visa

Luggage: Luggage should be brought in a soft sports bag and not weigh more than twelve kilograms. Also think of a small bag or backpack for day trips, which can be easily stored in the vehicle. Bed linen is provided on accommodation adventures and it is not necessary to bring a sleeping bag or pillow. Towels are provided in most accommodations, but it is advisable to bring your own small towel for the pool and beach. On tours that visit the Okavango Delta, please bring your own small towel as towels are not provided there.

Money: We generally recommend bringing euros, US dollars or South African rand. However, be aware that in Botswana, foreign currency is not accepted in shops, restaurants, and markets. Only Botswana pulas are accepted here. In Victoria Falls, individual activities can be paid for with US dollars and credit cards. Traveler checks can be changed in Maun, Kasane and Victoria Falls.

 

Frequently asked questions about this tour

1. What should I bring with me? Comfortable clothes for warm days and cool evenings, hiking boots, a rain jacket, hat/cap and sunglasses, swimming clothes and binoculars. This also includes — handy and essential — a dash of adventurous spirit.

2nd safety? Botswana is considered a relatively safe travel destination. The tour guides know the country well, they show you the most beautiful sides of the country and at the same time keep an eye on your safety. In the wild areas, he will inform you in detail about possible dangers. If you follow these instructions, nothing will usually happen to you. If you are aware of this, nothing stands in the way of an unforgettable trip.

3rd Do I need malaria prophylaxis? Yes, the tour goes through malaria areas. Prophylaxis is highly recommended.

4th Can I buy memory cards for my camera? Memory cards and other photo accessories are available from time to time on the tour. A camera with a zoom lens ranging from wide angle to telephoto lens, 35-200mm, is recommended for landscape and animal photography. Each vehicle is equipped with a 12/24 V cigarette lighter — but you can't rely on being able to charge your batteries there, so we recommend that you bring a second battery. Don't forget that you can always charge your camera when using accommodation (SA 220 V).

5. What should I bring with me? All details are in our general tour information (available at www.sunway-safaris.com) listed. But the basic things are: comfortable clothing for warm days and cold nights, hiking boots, rain jacket, hat and sunglasses, swimming clothes, small binoculars are also very handy and essential — a sense of adventure.

Are there laundry facilities? At Victoria Falls and in Maun, it is possible to wash clothes by hand.

Detailed information

All information about the exact itinerary, accommodation, routes and sights can be found here:
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