On this independent version of our flagship Southern Africa adventure, explore extraordinary game regions, view stunning Victoria Falls and stay in accommodations ranging from classic luxury tents to lavish tree houses.
Day 1 - Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa
Arrive in Johannesburg, where you are met and transferred to your exclusive hotel located in the tranquil suburb of Sandhurst. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Day 2 - Livingstone, Zambia
Fly to Livingstone, Zambia. 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, gazing out across a verdant vista and gliding past pods of hippos.
Day 3 - Livingstone
This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:
Explore 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 Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park to draw near the giants on foot.
Return to your lodge for lunch, followed by an afternoon at leisure, free to take advantage of the activities and amenities on offer. Tonight, dine in camp.
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. 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 any of the 460 species that either live here or migrate through, including raptors, vultures and waterfowl. When you return to the lodge, revel in the comforts of your luxury accommodations and sit down to a gourmet dinner this evening.
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 activities, such as a seasonal mokoro (dug-out 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 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 of the Delta offers some of the most exciting game viewing in Africa and is one of the best places in Botswana to see the 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. This afternoon, take advantage of game-viewing activities led by experienced 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. In season, enjoy a 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.
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.