Day 1 - Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa
Arrive in Johannesburg, where you are met and transferred
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. On arrival, continue overland
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, gazing out across a verdant
vista and gliding past pods of hippos, on a memorable Scenic
Day 3 - Livingstone
This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.
Tour Victoria Falls from the Zambia Side to watch the
Zambezi River cascade over a 1.2-mile-wide lip of basalt.
Visit Nakatindi Village to see a bike shop, school and
clinic supported by A&K Philanthropy, and then cycle
back to the lodge for an active way to view the area.
Walk Close to Rhinos, pausing on a game drive in Mosioa-Tunya National Park to draw near the giants on foot.
Return to camp for lunch and the rest of your afternoon at
leisure. Tonight, enjoy a cocktail and a Chef’s Table tasting
of traditional Zambian fare, followed by dinner.
Day 4 - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This morning, drive to Zimbabwe to join your private
guide on an awe-inspiring exploration of Victoria Falls,
which plummet 354 feet to cast up the mist that inspired
their original name, Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke That
Thunders). Enjoy lunch in the town of Victoria Falls before
continuing to Chobe National Park in Botswana to settle
into your lodge for unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains of the Chobe River. This afternoon,
set out on a river cruise or game drive that includes the
opportunity to see 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 stars.
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. Visit the village of Kasane to see how the Dipetsana Women’s Bike Shop, a project supported by A&K Philanthropy, benefits the local community, for an insightful A&K exclusive experience. Later, embark on a Chobe River safari cruise 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 many 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, gather for dinner and share stories of your day.
Day 7 - Okavango Delta
Fly to a 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 activities, such as a Ride
Like a Local by seasonal mokoro (dugout canoe) 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 Africa’s smaller denizens
among the unique flora.
Day 8 - Okavango Delta
Fly across the Okavango Delta to your next amazing
safari camp. 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 Big Five — lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants 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. This
afternoon, take advantage of game-viewing activities led by
experienced guides or enjoy the vistas from your own private
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