Zimbabwe vs Botswana

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Botswana is a high-end safari destination, with a lot of luxury camps and lodges and a policy of low-impact tourism, limiting the number of tourists staying in conservation areas, which means that safaris there can be a bit pricey.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe also has abundant game and beautiful wilderness areas (and a low density of visitors) – but with a lower price tag. Some of Zimbabwe’s parks, such as Hwange, are particularly easy to explore on your own (even in a two-wheel drive vehicle) and offer affordable lodging options, including campsites and self-catering cottages inside the park.


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Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)

day 1 to 2

Welcome to your Botswana safari
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)

day 3 to 4

Track the Big Five
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)

day 5 to 6

Explore the thundering Victoria Falls
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)
  • Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)

day 7

Fly home

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Popular Zimbabwe Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

 | Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe safari (8 days)

Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe safari (8 days)

Spot the Big Five in Thornybush Private Game Reserve and enjoy the majesty of Zimbabwe's roaring Victoria Falls ...

 | Waterfalls and Wildlife: Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park Journey (7 days)

Waterfalls and Wildlife: Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park Journey (7 days)

Experience the smoke that thunders and enjoy spotting elephant, buffalo, lion and hippos on the Chobe River...

 | Affordable Cape Town, Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls Luxury Safari (10 days)

Affordable Cape Town, Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls Luxury Safari (10 days)

Visit the most popular destinations in Southern Africa on this luxury tour for the budget-conscious...

 | Journey through the Highlights of Southern Africa (13 days)

Journey through the Highlights of Southern Africa (13 days)

Exploring these areas of the Southern African continent should on top of your bucket list...

 | Expedition to Zimbabwe and Botswana (8 days)

Expedition to Zimbabwe and Botswana (8 days)

Explore the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and the wildlife wonderland of the Okavango Delta...

 | Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)

Botswana and Zimbabwe's World Wonders (7 days)

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – to the diverse game viewing at the Chobe National Park and ending at the thundering Victoria Falls...

 | Luxurious Cape Town and Victoria Falls Tour (8 days)

Luxurious Cape Town and Victoria Falls Tour (8 days)

Two countries in 8 days may seem like a lot but with this well thought out itinerary you will see some of the regions most iconic destinations without feeling like you are rushing through it…

 | Highlights of Botswana Tour de Force (14 days)

Highlights of Botswana Tour de Force (14 days)

The ideal safari to capture Botswana's unrivalled beauty and abundance of flora and fauna through the lens...

 | Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

Fall under the spell of three prime attractions in Zimbabwe and Zambia – Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and the Mana Pools ...

 | Best of Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls

Best of Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls

Travel from enigmatic red sands and surreal pans to rugged coastline and open plains, before exploring pristine waterways and scenic rivers - Kwando, Chobe and lastly, the mighty Zambezi River...



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