South Africa, Botswana and Victoria Falls July 2020 ...Only four spots remaining!

South Africa, Botswana and Victoria Falls July 2020 ...Only four spots remaining!

Guided by Dr. Ryan & Liza Snider, this 11-day socially responsible safari follows the footsteps of the famous explorer, David Livingstone, by combining an eco-award winning safari lodge in South Africa, with some boat safaris on the Chobe River, followed by a relaxing stay within metres of the famous Victoria Falls.


July 20,21: Flight to Johannesburg, South Africa

A comfortable international flight takes you to Johannesburg, South Africa (arriving on July 21). Upon arrival, Ryan & Liza will welcome and transfer you to the nearby City Lodge Hotel for the night.

July 22, 23, 24: Madikwe Wildlife Reserve, South Africa

After a delicious breakfast, hop on your charter flight (included) over the breathtaking landscape to the (malaria free!!) Madikwe Wildlife Reserve. Here you will enjoy day and night safari drives in open-roofed vehicles providing you with the chance to photograph the full range of African wildlife. In fact, this is one of the best places in all of South Africa to see the Big 5 up close! Spend three nights at the eco-award winning Thakadu River Safari Camp featuring luxurious accommodations with en-suite bathrooms, hot showers, and solar electricity.

July 25, 26: Chobe River, Botswana

Drive across the border into Botswana, and board your airplane (not included) from Gabarone to Kasane, Botswana. Upon arrival, our drivers will collect and drive us into the Chobe National Park where we will spend the next two nights at the Chobe Game Lodge located on the banks of the beautiful Chobe River. This park is well-known for it huge herds of elephants that come down to the river each day to drink. Enjoy river-boat and land-based wildlife safaris, bird watching excursions, tiger-fishing expeditions, and the option to visit with indigenous communities along the way.

July 27, 28: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After a final morning game drive, our drivers will take us across the border (1 hour drive) to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe -- home of the magnificent Victoria Falls!! Spend the next two days relaxing at the beautiful Ilala Lodge, located only 100 metres from the top of the Falls. Set under the shade of acacia trees on the banks of the river, enjoy pristine views of the famous river and the “smoke that thunders”. Lunch is served ‘alfresco’ on the veranda overlooking the rolling lawns and the Zambezi River, while dinner is served in a fine à la carte restaurant offering a delightful mixture of modern sophistication and old-world style.

July 29, 30: Departure Flights

Spend some time souvenir shopping in town, before transferrin to the newly constructed Victoria Falls Airport for your international flight to Johannesburg (not included). Transfer through the modern airport and catch your international flight home (arriving July 30), with memories that will last a lifetime!


Included for this safari:

  • All en-suite accommodations (based on double occupancy).
  • Meals: South Africa (B,L,D) and Botswana (B,L,D) and Victoria Falls (B,L) as per itinerary.
  • Exclusive transport in 4x4 safari vehicles with open sides for viewing wildlife.
  • Services of exceptional English-speaking guides, knowledgeable of the region and culture.
  • Long-range radio communication (and access to mobile phone) for the duration of the trip.
  • Complimentary bottled drinking water.
  • Daily safari briefings.
  • All park fees, conservation fees, entrance fees, airport transfers, and departure taxes.
  • Guided safari walks, school/orphanage visits, and cultural excursions as per the itinerary.
  • All gratuities for porters, waiters, and room stewards.
  • Leadership in ethical, socially responsible practices.
  • Complete pre-departure information including packing lists, trip itinerary, and flight details.

Not included:

  • International airfare to South Africa.
  • International airfare from Gabarone-Kasane and Victoria Falls-Johannesburg (to be ‘bundled’ with your international air ticket).
  • Travel/medical/cancellation/interruption insurance.
  • Dinners in Victoria Falls (pay for what your order in restaurants of your choice)
  • Passport fees, inoculations, and Tourist Entry Visas.
  • Gratuities for drivers and any optional excursions.
  • Souvenirs, bar beverages, laundry, email, phone, and items of a personal nature.
You will visit the following places:
South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. It is the 25th-largest country in the world by land area, and with close to 53 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. It is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution's recognition of 11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world. With golden beaches, jagged mountains and national parks overflowing with wildlife, South Africa is the Africa you’ve always imagined. While memories of a troubled past remain, the republic is well on the way to regaining its throne as the holiday capital of Africa, visited by nearly 10 million people every year.

Botswana

Botswana

Botswana is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. As a tourist destination, it is popular for its wildlife, areas like the Chobe National Park, Moremi National Park in the Okavango Deltaand the Central Kalahari Game Reserve have a very high concentration of game. 

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a town in the western portion of Zimbabwe, across the border from Livingstone, Zambia, and near Botswana. The town lies immediately next to the falls. They are the major attraction, but this popular tourist destination offers both adventure seekers and sightseers plenty of opportunities for a longer stay. Tourist numbers are now back to historical levels, with many package tour operators adding Vic Falls back to their itineraries, and this is easily Zimbabwe's busiest tourist destination. In response, there is a lot of a cartelisation and price fixing, with prices for accommodation and activities suspiciously high, even though the hotels are not full and activity operators not operating at full capacity. This destination is now considerably more expensive than other destinations in Zimbabwe.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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