Botswana, South Africa, and Victoria Falls

Special Event!

A special variation of this itinerary is part of our Namibia: A Vision for Wildlife Symposium and Safari Program in April 2019.


We’ve combined three extraordinary destinations for this wonderfully varied safari. In South Africa, we’ll be on the trail of the Big Five on the vast savannas of Timbavati, an exclusive private reserve in the renowned ecosystem of Greater Kruger National Park. In Zambia, we marvel at the roaring spectacle of mighty Victoria Falls and take a sunset cruise on the great Zambezi River (expect hippos!). Our adventure concludes with a flourish as we explore Botswana’s legendary Chobe National Park, a true wildlife paradise famed for its massive herds of elephant, and the wildlife Eden of the Okavango Delta.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-3
Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa

From our atmospheric lodge, we head off-road in open-sided vehicles for up-close views of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard. Special activities here include night drives to look for elusive genet and leopard on the hunt.

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Days 4-6
Johannesburg / Victoria Falls, Zambia

We get astounding views as we hike along the escarpment directly across from famous Victoria Falls, and later, with a sundowner in hand, we cruise the Zambezi at sunset to look for wildlife and listen to the cries of African fish eagles.

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Days 7-8
Savuti / Chobe National Park, Botswana

One of the best-known wildlife regions of Chobe, the Savuti area is 1,900 square miles of prime game viewing territory. We track lion, leopard, hyena, and their prey, including large herds of giraffe, zebra, and antelope, and savor unparalleled elephant viewing, with herds numbering in the thousands.

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Days 9-11
Okavango Delta

Flying right to our remote water lodge on a private island in the Okavango Delta, we head out to view game by mokoro (canoe) in lily-filled waterways and enjoy open-air dining and crimson sunsets over the Delta. At night, listen to hippo sounds from the nearby lagoon. Depart on Day 11 via Maun.

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Our safari guide’s incredible knowledge of and passion for Africa’s wildlife
The best game viewing in Southern Africa
Delightful safari lodges that keep you close to the wildlife


Length: 11 days
Cost From: $8995  
Arrive: Johannesburg, South Africa
Depart: Maun, Botswana
Lodging: 9 nights game lodges and deluxe camps, 1 night hotel
Meals: All meals included (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Safaris, Wildlife & Natural History
Trip Level:

Game viewing by 4WD vehicle, boat, and mokoro (canoe), optional bush walks