Stay at boutique camps and lodges on this A&K safari journey through phenomenal game areas in the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, as well as stunning Victoria Falls.
Day 1 - Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa
Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to your hotel. Tonight,
enjoy a gourmet welcome dinner prepared with locally sourced
ingredients. A professional photographer joins you to offer tips
for the days ahead.
Day 2 - Livingstone, Zambia
Fly to Livingstone, Zambia, where you are met by your A&K
Resident Tour Director. Continue to Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma,
where you stay in a luxury tree house built into the riverside
canopy. At twilight, cruise the Zambezi River, sipping cocktails
and gazing out across a verdant and teeming vista set against the
boundless African sky, on a memorable Scenic Sundowner.
Day 3 - Livingstone
Begin with a guided walking tour of Victoria Falls from the
Zambian side. Get a closer view of the mighty Zambezi River as
it cascades over a 1.2-mile-wide basalt lip. Afterward, you may
choose to peruse local crafts, including excellent wood carvings,
on a pleasant market visit. Then, gain insight into local
daily life with a visit to a school and clinic supported by A&K
Philanthropy in Nakatindi Village. Return to camp for a cocktail
and a Chef’s Table tasting of traditional Zambian fare, followed
Day 4 - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This morning, drive to Zimbabwe to visit awe-inspiring
Victoria Falls, which plummet 354 feet to cast up the mist that
inspired their original name, Mosi-oa-Tunya (“The Smoke That
Thunders”). Afterward, visit an artist’s village, where you have
the opportunity to meet local artisans and observe them at work.
Enjoy lunch in the town of Victoria Falls before continuing to
Chobe National Park in Botswana, where you settle into your
lodge for unparalleled panoramic views across islands and
floodplains of the Chobe River. This afternoon, set out on a
game drive that includes elephants — a staggering 120,000 live
in the park — along with impalas, buffalo and possibly lions.
Return to the lodge to relax in the comforts of your luxury
accommodations and enjoy a freshly prepared meal. Later, drift
to sleep, serenaded by the sounds of Africa beneath a blanket of
Day 5 - Chobe National Park, Botswana
Set out on a game drive at sunrise to catch the animals at the
start of their day, when they are most active. You may even
glimpse a leopard returning from the hunt. Later, embark
on a Chobe River safari cruise aboard a double-decker boat
and watch for crocodiles and hippos, as well as elephants that
come down to drink and play in the water. The park’s beautiful
wetlands also lure a wealth of birdlife to the region and you may
glimpse any of the 460 species that either live here or migrate
through, including raptors, vultures and waterfowl. When you
return to the lodge this evening, revel in the comforts of your
luxury accommodations, enjoy a freshly prepared meal and
share stories of your day.
Day 7 - Okavango Delta
Fly to your vast private concession in the Okavango Delta, the
largest inland delta in the world. The afternoon is yours to enjoy
at leisure with a choice of game-viewing activities, such as a
seasonal mokoro (dugout canoe) ride on the delta or a nighttime
game-viewing drive, made possible on this private reserve. The
next morning, continue with your choice of activities. Set off on
a thrilling, guided game drive in a customized 4x4 vehicle or
a bush walk in the company of an armed, expert guide, on the
lookout for giraffes, hippos, lions and cheetahs.
Day 8 - Okavango Delta
Fly across the Okavango Delta to your next amazing safari
camp, where you enjoy incredible game drives in or around the
Moremi Game Reserve. Widely acknowledged as the “Predator
Capital of the World,” this area offers some of the most exciting
game viewing in Africa and is one of the best places in Botswana
to see the country’s “Big Five” — lion, leopard, rhino, elephant
and Cape buffalo — drawn here from surrounding regions by
the lush delta. Predators include cheetahs, spotted hyenas and,
at the very top of the food chain, large resident prides of lions.
White and black rhinos are also found here. This afternoon, take
advantage of game-viewing activities led by experienced driver-guides
or enjoy the vistas from your own private viewing deck.
Day 9 - Okavango Delta
Depart on another spectacular early morning game
drive. Beyond predators, the Okavango Delta draws large
concentrations of elephants, buffalo, red lechwes, giraffes
and impalas. Enjoy a seasonal mokoro ride for a rare safari
opportunity across deceptively quiet marshlands alive with
crocodiles, bathing hippos, birds and tiny red reed frogs. If you
opt for an afternoon game drive, listen for roaring lions on the
hunt or spy nocturnal animals as they start out for the night.
After a full day of game viewing, return to your camp to relax
and enjoy a farewell dinner.
Day 10 - Depart Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly to Johannesburg for your flight home. Relax in the Premier
Lounge, compliments of A&K, before your departure.