American breakfast (B) daily, 9 lunches (L), and 11 dinners (D); Local Host service in Johannesburg and Victoria Falls; experienced rangers and game trackers in Botswana and Zambia; sightseeing and game activities as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary (inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE).
Day #1 Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa. Welcome to Africa! Check in to your hotel for the night.
Day #2 Johannesburg–Okavango Delta, Botswana. Today, fly to the OKAVANGO DELTA, the largest inland delta in the world and one of the last truly untouched areas for wildlife viewing in all of Africa. Enjoy a GAME ACTIVITY this afternoon. (B,D)
Day #3 Okavango. Enjoy MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES both days. Keep your eyes out for lion, elephant, zebra, hippo, rhino, and many others! The area is also home to the rare African wild dog and over 400 species of birds. (B,L,D daily)
Day #4 Okavango. Enjoy MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES both days. Keep your eyes out for lion, elephant, zebra, hippo, rhino, and many others! The area is also home to the rare African wild dog and over 400 species of birds. (B,L,D daily)
Day #5 Okavango–Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Today, fly to MOREMI WILDLIFE RESERVE on the eastern side of the Okavango. This area features various ecosystems, including wetlands, mopane forest, flood plains, and dry savannah woodland, making it ideal for game viewing. Enjoy an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY. (B,L,D)
Day #6 Moremi. Today features MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES. Spot cheetah, hyena, impala, Cape buffalo, and more. If you are lucky, you might even see the reclusive leopard. (B,L,D)
Day #7 Moremi–Chobe National Park. Today, fly to CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, which features some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Enjoy an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY before settling in for the evening. (B,L,D)
Day #8 Chobe. Enjoy MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES in this stunning land. You may see giraffe, lion, lechwe, and more. There are also huge herds of elephant to be seen. It is said that these are the largest elephants in the world. (B,L,D)
Day #9 Chobe–Livingstone, Zambia –Lower Zambezi National Park. Transfer by road to Livingstone to catch your flight via Lusaka to LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK, a new park that is still mostly untouched and undeveloped. Enjoy a GAME DRIVE this afternoon. (B,D)
Day #10 Lower Zambezi. Today, enjoy MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. You have the chance to spot elephant, lion, leopard, zebra, waterbuck, baboon, hyena, and more! (B,L,D)
Day #11 Lower Zambezi–South Luangwa National Park. This morning, rise early for one last GAME DRIVE in Lower Zambezi. After breakfast, fly to SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK (via Lusaka). Enjoy a GAME DRIVE this afternoon. (B,L,D)
Day #12 South Luangwa. Today, enjoy MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Life here revolves around the water, so you have the chance to spot hippo and crocodile in large numbers along with Thornicroft’s giraffe and 14 different species of antelope. The park is also home to lion, elephant, leopard, and much more including over 400 species of birds. (B,L,D)
Day #13 Luangwa–Johannesburg–Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Fly to Livingstone (via Lusaka) and then transfer by road to Zimbabwe. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day #14 Victoria Falls. Today, visit mighty Victoria Falls for an awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a GUIDED WALK, where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna. This evening, enjoy a CRUISE on the Zambezi River, which affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular Africa sunset. (B)NOTE: During the dry season (September-December) and during particularly dry years, water flow to Victoria Falls may be low.
Day #15 Victoria Falls–Johannesburg–Homebound flight. Your vacation ends with a flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm. (B)