Chobe, Victoria Falls & The Wild Zambezi

9 nights • From $13,563

Rivers, National Parks and the Victoria Falls

This spectacular safari explores the untamed Chobe and Zambezi rivers, three game-rich national parks, and the thundering Victoria Falls. You’ll see huge herds of elephants, big cats like lion and leopard, masses of hippos and crocodiles, and with luck, rare wild dog.
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

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Day 4-6

The mighty Zambezi plummets some 350 feet, in the widest unbroken curtain of falling water in the world. Known as Mosi-oa-Tunya ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, this powerful spectacle is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It beckons adventurers for white water rafting, bungee jumping and the exhilarating helicopter ‘Flight of Angels’.

Accommodation

Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel

2 Nights

In between scrumptious meals on the terrace, massages, cooling off in the swimming pool and special kids’ activities, you can visit Victoria Falls (7.5 miles away) and do game drives, walks, rhino tracking and horseback safaris in this privately-owned reserve.

Destination

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Day 6-9

Hwange has an atmosphere unlike anywhere else, created by a landscape of grasslands, mopane woodlands, salt-lick pans, and numerous waterholes. There are huge herds of elephants, including big old bull tuskers, predators like lion, leopard and cheetah, and a better-than-average chance of seeing highly endangered wild dog, thanks to Painted Dog Conservation NPO.

Accommodation

Somalisa Camp

3 Nights

You’ll soon see why this was voted Zimbabwe’s Leading Safari Camp and awarded Gold in Zimbabwe’s Green Tourism Certification. Copper baths have views across the plains and close up animal encounters are assured at the well-frequented elephant pool. Children 7+ welcome.

Destination

Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Day 9-12

Mana Pools is wild and photographs are distinctively different, often with a big bull elephant standing on his back legs reaching high into the tree canopy. Elephants love oranges too and you aren't allowed to bring them into this park! Exciting safaris are by canoe and boat on the Zambezi, or on foot or vehicle along the riverine forest.

Accommodation

Ruckomechi

3 Nights

Favorite activities ?' apart from game drives, walks, canoe trips, tiger fishing, and river cruises - are the secret baths-with-a-view, riverside infinity pool, and a night on the ‘Star Bed’ platform. Add some elephants wandering through camp, and you’ve got the perfect safari experience.

Destination

Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 12

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

Ruckomechi

0 Nights

Favorite activities ?' apart from game drives, walks, canoe trips, tiger fishing, and river cruises - are the secret baths-with-a-view, riverside infinity pool, and a night on the ‘Star Bed’ platform. Add some elephants wandering through camp, and you’ve got the perfect safari experience.

Destination

Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 12

Depart

Chobe, Victoria Falls & The Wild Zambezi

Rivers, National Parks and the Victoria Falls

9 Nights
4 Destinations

From

$13,563

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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