13 days – Self Drive Zimbabwe & Botswana Accommodated 4×4

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13 days
Self Drive
Kasane - Maun
Min Age : N/A
Max People : 4
Tour Details

This is a stunning 4×4 self drive through Zimbabwe and Botswana with endless safaris and game drives. During this tour you will have the opportunity to admire the Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Hwange National Park, Chobe National Park as well as Magkadigadi National Park. The safari destinations that are perfect to combine.  There is the option to extend this tour and include for example Moremi Game Reserve, Nxai Pan or Khwai. 

As we are from this area originally, we know this area intimately and can advise from personal experience.

We choose accommodations that are well situated for visits to the various parks. Since our tours are tailor-made, we would like to hear from you if there are certain facilities you prefer such as a restaurant onsite or pool for example. Or is peace and quiet a pre-requisite? No problem, we will keep this in mind when planning your trip!
If you prefer to camp instead of staying in a lodge, let us know and we can amend the itinerary accordingly.

Car rental
A 4×4 is required to drive in Zimbabwe and Botswana, as their ground clearance is higher, which is more suitable for the areas you cover.

Optional activities
Optional activities can be pre-booked if need be, but most of them can be booked upon arrival. Examples are:

  • Victoria Falls day visit
  • Mokoro excursion in the Okavango delta
  • Flight over the Okavango delta
  • Quad biking in Gweta 
  • Meerkat tour Gweta
  • Boat cruise on the Chobe river


  • This is a tailor-made tour. Extra nights, upgrades and alternative routes are available on request
  • After confirmation you ill be given access to the Travel App, which allows you offline access to your itinerary as well as directions
  • Tip: zoom in on the map in order to see all highlights in the various areas

Detailed Itinerary


Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Hwange National Park, Kazuma Pan National Park, Makgadigadi National Park, Maun


  • This tour is tailor-made, depending on your wishes and preferences. The final price is depending on actual rates at the time of booking, choice of accommodation, the exchange rate, optional extra excursions, the travel dates and availability.
  • This itinerary is based on budget accommodation (2/3 star). We can upgrade to 4 or 5 star or down grade to camping. Talk to us for more information.
  • Rates for multiple travelers or single supplement are available on request

Arrival & Departure

Kasane – Maun

Departure time

To be confirmed


  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in itinerary (Tab ACCOMMODATION)
  • (4x4) Rental car (not equipped for camping) including unlimited mileage, standard insurance, 2 drivers, one way fee
  • Reserveringskosten;
  • Eenrichtingstoeslag huurauto indien van toepassing;
  • Booking costs
  • TravelApp and directions
  • PDF of itinerary and directions
  • Transfer upon arrival and departure
  • Coverage Guarantee Fund
  • 24/7 assistance


  • All flights (can be booked by African Travels)
  • Entrance fees and conservation fees for National Parks and conservation areas
  • Reis- en/of annuleringsverzekering
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional car insurance (reduced access)
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Fuel
  • GPS (incl. Tracks4Africa), Satellite phone;
  • E-toll
  • Cross border fees
  • Meet & Greet service upon arrival
  • Visa


12 nights in small lodges including meals as mentioned in itinerary. These are budget lodges. Upgrades available on request.

Pictures of accommodation


  • Minimum age for car rental is 23


  • Accommodation upgrade
  • Extra nights

Dag 1, 2Chobe National Park

Welcome to Botswana! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the lodge. enjoy the activities that Chobe has to offer. A boat safari on the Chobe river is a must, not only to see the elephants swimming, but a game drive in open 4×4 into the Chobe National Park should be done! Look for the big 5!

Dag 3, 4Victoria Falls

Continue your trip with your rental vehicle. Cross the border into Zimbabwe and visit the majestic Victoria Falls!
A cruise on the Zambezi River is a flight over the Falls are definitely recommended! For the dare devils the river rafting activity is an unforgettable experience!

Dag 5, 6 Eastern Hwange National Park

Travel to Hwange National Park and book some optional activities the lodge offers. The other option is to explore the park with your own vehicle.

Dag 7, 8Western Hwange National Park

Continue to Robins Camp and explore this area. Game drives and bush walks can be booked at the lodge.

Dag 9, 10Kazuma Pan National Park

Travel back to Botswana and spend the next few nights at this lodge.

Dag 11, 12Xhumaga - Makgadigadi National Park

Next stops are the salt pans of Botswana. This terrain is very different to the other parks you have visited thusfar. There are various parks in this area that are worth a visit.

Dag 13Maun - End of itinerary

Time to go home. Travel to Maun airport, where you hand in your rental car, in time for your flight back home.

Optional extras: flight over the Okavango Delta.