Day 1 Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Welcome to South Africa! Check in to your hotel for the night.
Day 2 Johannesburg–Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana.
Today, fly to the CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE (via Maun), the largest game reserve in southern Africa, to start your safari adventure. The Kalahari is a desert climate with a strong population of permanent game, including gemsbok, springbok, cheetah, and leopard. During the summer rains, between December and April, the desert comes alive, and vast numbers of plains game migrate to the area to feed on the short grasses. Enjoy an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE, keeping a look out for the rare brown hyena and the famed black-maned Kalahari lion. (B,D)
Day 3 Central Kalahari.
Explore the area further during your MORNING GAME DRIVE. This afternoon, enjoy a short GAME DRIVE and a GUIDED WALK with SAN BUSHMEN to learn about their fascinating culture, survival and hunting skills, and their vast knowledge of the desert’s animal and plant life. (B,L,D)NOTE:The guided walk with San Bushmen can move to Day 4 based on the weather/lodge capacity.
Day 4 Central Kalahari–Okavango Delta.
Today, fly to the famed OKAVANGO DELTA. This vast area features various ecosystems—wetlands, mopane forest, flood plains, and dry savannah woodland, making it ideal for game viewing. After settling in, embark on an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY. (B,L,D) NOTE:Game activities in the Okavango vary by lodge/camp and can be land or water based.
Days 5-6 Okavango.
Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES each day. Spot cheetah, hyena, impala, Cape buffalo, and more. If you are lucky, you might even see the reclusive leopard. (B,L,D daily)
Day 7 Okavango–Chobe National Park Area.
Today, fly to CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, featuring some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Partake in an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY before settling in for the evening. (B,L,D) NOTE:Game activities in Chobe vary by lodge, but mainly consist of game drives/boat excursions.
Day 8 Chobe Area.
Explore this stunning land on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES. You may see giraffe, lion, lechwe, and more. Also watch for the huge herds of elephant, which are said to be the largest elephants in the world. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Chobe Area–Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
A PRIVATE TRANSFER by road brings you to VICTORIA FALLS. Check in to your hotel and get settled. This evening, a CRUISE on the Zambezi River affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular Africa sunset. (B)
Day 10 Victoria Falls.
Today, visit mighty Victoria Falls for an awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED WALK, where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)NOTE:During the dry season (September-December) and dry years, water flow to Victoria Falls may be low.
Day 11 Victoria Falls–Johannesburg–Homebound Flight.
Your vacation ends with a flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm. (B)