"Royal Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls" is the ultimate journey from Great Safaris
You'll begin your 12 day journey with a night in the culturally rich city of Johannesburg before winging it to Victoria Falls, which the locals call “Smoke that Thunders." Your time here will be spent touring the Falls and sailing the famed Zambezi River on a sunset boat cruise.
From there, you'll head across the border to Botswana, known as “Old Africa’s Last Refuge” – a never-never land where the beasts roam free as they have done for millennia. The landlocked nation is blessedly underdeveloped, thanks to the severe Kalahari desert that blankets half the country under wind-blown sands. With a small human population (including some of the last remaining Bushmen), Botswana is truly a ‘wild’ safari destination.
Excitement starts immediately as your bush pilot maneuvers the light aircraft over the vast Botswana wilderness at an altitude that allows for aerial game viewing.
Three nights each will be spent at two distinctly different Botswana lodges that are unique in design and personality and are located in specific ecological enclaves that offer a smorgasbord of activities. The fauna focus is birdlife, hippo, crocodiles and other wetland species. The lodges are seriously into the pursuit of the big land mammals. Open 4×4 vehicles allow you to get so close to the wildlife that you can leave your zoom lenses behind!
If you have more time to explore, consider adding Cape Town or Kruger Park to your regal sojourn.
Itinerary at a glance:
Day 1. Depart USA
An overnight flight to South Africa … and the excitement begins.
Day 2. Johannesburg (1 night)
Welcome to Africa! Relax at your airport hotel and fall asleep under African stars.
Where you'll stay: Intercontinental Johannesburg Airport
Day 3-4. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (2 nights)
Enjoy a multi-hued sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, watching out for crocodile and inquisitive hippos. Explore the impressive Falls on a guided walking tour through the rainforest.
Where you'll stay: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Day 5-7. Chobe National Park, Botswana (3 nights)
Encounter huge herds of buffalo, elephant and zebra – favorite prey for hungry lions, cheetah and leopard. Witness survival of the fittest on daily game drives in open safari vehicles, conducted by professional safari guides. At night, exciting game drives are assisted by powerful spotlights. The evenings draw to a close with sumptuous feasts under starred heavens, serenaded by the night-time bush calls.
Where you'll stay: Chobe Chilwero Lodge
Day 8-10. Moremi Wildlife Reserve (3 nights)
Early morning game drives take you out into a wild landscape. Expect to see a huge range of creatures, from big cats to rhino, antelope, and buffalo. Equally atmospheric and exciting are evening drives. Animals and birds emerge from their siesta, and suddenly the bush is alive with sights and sounds. For a truly unique experience, venture into the night on a guided tour using state-of-the-art night vision technology.
Where you'll stay: Sanctuary Baines Camp
Day 11. Fly to Johannesburg – Depart
Shake off the bush dust, wing back to Johannesburg and board your departure flight.
Day 12. Arrive USA
Get ready to share your unforgettable safari memories with your friends and family!
Premier Level Pricing:
Per Person, per share:
March 5 - 31, 2018: $5,295
April 1 - June 14, 2018: $5,995
June 15 - 30, 2018: $9,495
July 1 - August 31, 2019: $9,995
September 1 - October 31, 2018: $9,495
June 15 - 30, 2018: $3,295
July 1 - August 31, 2019: $3,695
September 1 - October 31, 2018: $3,295
Holiday/Seasonal Supplements may apply.
Included meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners.
Individual departures: Daily
Intra-Africa Airfare routing: Johannesburg - Victoria Falls; Maun - Johannesburg, is additional. (International airfares available from most major North American cities)
- Bush flights between Botswana camps included
- Swimming pools at all facilities
- Internet access, even away from main public areas
- Al fresco dining with views of the parks in Botswana
- Traditional Boma for dinners and local performances in Botswana
- Meals include selected alcoholic drinks in Botswana
- Included same day laundry service in Botswana
To have one of our friendly, talented travel planners put together your Royal Botswana with Victoria Falls itinerary by Great Safaris, just get in touch!