Botswana, South Africa & Zambia

Visit Makgadikgadi Pans, Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls)


Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

11 nights from £8,890 per person.

ID: TCL-4-202

Description

One of our most compelling trips in Botswana and South Africa tours some of the continent’s most spectacular wildlife reserves. Start with a two-night stay in Livingstone, Zambia – where you'll walk with teenage lions, visit remarkable Victoria Falls, and begin a safari adventure that takes you through the awe-inspiring national parks of Zambia and Botswana, home to some of the largest concentrations of big game on the planet, including Mosi-oa-Tunya, the Okavango Delta, and the Makgadikgadi Pans on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. Your journey concludes with three nights in Cape Town, South Africa, at the continent's southernmost tip – a dazzling metropolis of exotic urban life, art, history, and culture. The landscapes you’ll visit (from rainforests and marshlands to savannahs, salt plains and desert) are as diverse and fascinating as the wild creatures that inhabit them, and the variety of means you have to meet them: including safari vehicle, motorboat, vintage steam train and on foot, in the company of a Bushman guide and tracker. Stay in luxury tented camps and five-star luxury hotels, enjoy sundowners under a blazing African sunset, dine at private homes, in elegant hotels and under the stars in the bushveld. With its range of unforgettable safari experiences and closeness of contact with African wildlife and culture, this is the ultimate in South Africa tours!

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Package Summary
  • A welcome dinner rail journey through Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park aboard a vintage 1920s steam train, in elegantly restored Pullman lounge and dining cars, gourmet dinner included
  • Visit to a village of San Bushmen in Botswana for a close-up look at their life and culture
  • Visit to the African Lion Rehabilitation & Release center in Zambia for interaction with young lions
  • Visit to a Meerkat colony in the Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Three nights in a traditional, authentic safari camp in deluxe tents on the Makgadikgadi Pans
  • A traditional braai (barbecue) dinner with drinks and good company at a private home in Cape Town
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – A rail safari & welcome dinner in Livingstone, Zambia
  • Day 2 – Take an amazing “walk with lions” & a Victoria Falls walking tour
  • Day 3 – On to Botswana & the Okavango Delta
  • Day 4 – Walking safari in the Moremi Game Reserve
  • Day 5 – Game drives in the Okavango Delta
  • Day 6 – Explore the Makgadikgadi Pans at the edge of the Kalahari
  • Day 7 – Meet the meerkats & an ancient baobab in the Kalahari Desert
  • Day 8 – A game drive or walking safari
  • Day 9 – From Botswana to Cape Town via Johannesburg
  • Day 10 – Spend the Day in Cape Town on Africa’s southern tip
  • Day 11 – Seal Island, sharks & the Cape of Good Hope
  • Day 12 – Homeward bound

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