Best of Zambia & Botswana

9 nights • from $11,099 per person

A Two-river Trip in Southern Africa

Life flourishes along the great Zambezi River, so where better to stay than right on its banks in game-rich Lower Zambezi National Park and again just upriver from Victoria Falls. We then fly into Botswana’s famous Okavango Delta for another top game experience.
9 Nights
4 Destinations
Destination

Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 1-2

Known as Joburg, Jozi, or Egoli ' the City of Gold '; Johannesburg serves as the main international airport when arriving in southern Africa. Spending a night here at the beginning or end of your safari is common, and as South Africa's economic capital, there are plenty of upmarket hotels. While here, do a tour of Soweto, where Mandela and Tutu both lived.

Accommodation

54 On Bath

1 Night

A Johannesburg stopover in this 5-star hotel epitomizes elegant luxury at its best. Enjoy the terrace garden and outdoor pool with city skyline, champagne bar and fitness club. It’s linked to a stylish shopping mall for retail therapy.

Destination

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Day 2-5

The Zambezi River forms the country border, with Lower Zambezi N.P in Zambia facing Mana Pools in Zimbabwe. The river has calmed down after its plunge over Victoria Falls, enabling canoe and power boat excursions, plus walks and game drives. Or watch animals from the deck of your riverside lodge.

Potato Bush Camp

3 Nights

Little sister to nearby Sausage Tree Camp - both taking riverside luxury to new heights - this camp has a dedicated family unit. See big game on day and night game drives, walks, canoe, boat and fishing trips.

Destination

Livingstone, Zambia

Day 5-7

Dare you take a dip in Devil's Pool right on the edge of Victoria Falls? Many do and see the falls from a unique vantage point very close up. Witnessing the magnificence of Victoria Falls is one of those must-sees, made even more appealing by staying in beautiful Zambezi riverside lodges, with sunset cruises to see Mosi-oa-Tunya, 'The Smoke That Thunders'.

Accommodation

Tongabezi Lodge

2 Nights

Your quirky craft-chic room overlooking the Zambezi 12 miles upstream of Victoria Falls, comes with a valet, who soon becomes indispensable! Activities include lunch on a floating sampan, afternoon tea on Livingstone Island (where the great man stood), and sunset cruises.

Destination

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Day 7-10

The allure of the Okavango is its range of habitats, turned into a magical water wonderland by annual floodwaters. This swirl of green on saturated Kalahari sand can be seen from space, and creates an idyllic environment for animals. Incomparable game-viewing options vary from boat, mokoro canoe, 4X4, on foot and an aerial overview from the light aircraft to your lodge.

Little Vumbura

3 Nights

This classic safari camp is shaded by an ancient forest and surrounded by floodplains, and clear water channels, for which the Okavango Delta is famed. Sit in the plunge pool overlooking the floodplains and go game viewing by mokoro canoe.

Destination

Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 10

Depart

Best of Zambia & Botswana

A Two-river Trip in Southern Africa

9 Nights
4 Destinations

From

$11,099 per person

This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual prices and availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations and operators.

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In Our Travelers' Words

At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

The Peacock Family
Multi-Generational Safari

"Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day."

The Ousterhout Family
Family Safari

"My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return."

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper
Active Safari

"This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!"

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