·      Embark on a journey through the exotic landscapes of South Africa, Zambia, & Botswana. Experience the culture, wildlife, and stunning scenery of three of Africa's most picturesque countries with visits to breathtaking locations, such as Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, and the Okavango Delta. You’ll feel close to the heart of the savanna while staying in some of Africa’s most luxurious safari lodges.


 

Trip Summary: Botswana & Zambia | 9 Days

Trip Dates:  Year Round

Group Size: Max 16 participants

Prices From: $3800 per person


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This is an all-inclusive package including accommodation for all nights, all in-country transport, instruction from our expert guides, & all meals and activities as listed on the itinerary. *International Airfare and Visa Fees are not included, but we do offer group rates and assistance. 


Expedition Route:

This Acanela Expedition © is the perfect fusion between comfort & adventure. Embark on this small group exploration and have hands-on encounters with the wildlife and cultures of Africa, while experiencing all the historical and culinary highlights along the way.


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Trip Highlights:

  • Hike Victoria Falls, one of the the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
  • Ride on safari game drives to get up close and personal with exotic animals
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Ride in a traditional mokoro canoe
  • Bird watch in the Okavango Delta
  • Spot meerkats in the Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Experience the beauty of Africa in ways you never thought possible

Itinerary | 9 Days:

Day 1: After a pleasant flight routing through Johannesburg, we’ll meet in Livingstone—a city on Zambia’s southern border that’s brimming with rich history. We’ll check in to the hotel and adjust to the time change with an introduction to the countries we’ll be exploring and photography skills we’ll be learning throughout the trip. Afterwards, we’ll set out to explore the bustling city, visit the vibrant markets, and enjoy a traditional welcome dinner. Accommodation: safari lodge

Day 2: Rise with the sun and fuel up on a buffet breakfast before traveling via private bus to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. We’ll spend the day capturing these magnificent falls on camera, spending time in both Zimbabwe and Zambia to catch different angles and try our luck at spotting local wildlife. You’ll have the option to participate in popular activities, such as bungee jumping and gorge swinging from the famous Victoria Falls Bridge. On our way back to Livingstone, we’ll visit a remote Zambian village. Through this unique opportunity you’ll meet local villagers, learn about the tribal culture, and utilize your photography skills to capture the unforgettable encounter. Accommodation: safari lodge

Days 3 – 8: It’s time to say goodbye to Livingstone as we head deep into the southern savanna. While riding in comfortable private Jeeps, we’ll venture into the wilderness and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. We’ll spend the next five days exploring the unfathomable beauty of Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta, and the Makgadikgadi Pans; scour the safari for its abundant wildlife, canoe in traditional wood-carved boats through narrow channels, and immerse yourself in the local culture of remote tribes. After busy days, gaze upon breathtaking, fiery sunsets before gathering round the campsite to share your adventures under a sky full of stars. Accommodation: safari tent or lodge

Day 9: It’s time to say goodbye to Africa’s bewitching beauty. We’ll travel onwards to Maun to catch our flights back home; if you’re not ready to leave just yet, continue on to your next magical destination (see extension packages below).

Optional 4-day extension to Makgadikgadi Pans, Kalahari Desert: Visit some of the Kalahari’s most fascinating sights including Chapman's Baobab, the infamous salt pans, and the desert’s playful inhabitant—the meerkat. Get up close and personal with the meerkats, learning how they live, hunt, and communicate with those around them. You’ll also get to meet the Zu/‘hoasi tribe, who still lead a semi-traditional lifestyle. They’ll share their hunting and food-gathering skills, as well as how they make the necessary equipment. Get a glimpse of the past with their established way of life, and learn about the region’s history and culture.

Optional 4-day extension to Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia: We’ll depart Windhoek bright and early in private 4x4 jeeps, exploring the incomparable Namib Desert and admiring the rust-colored dunes glowing under the morning sun. This desert is home to some of the tallest sand dunes on the planet and provides views like no other. Over the next three days, we’ll visit the towering Sossusvlei Dunes, photograph the surreal Deadvlei with its scorched, contorted trees protruding from a blinding white floor, climb the challenging Dune 45, venture into the narrow Sesriem Canyon, and learn about Namibian conservation at Naankuse. At night, we’ll camp in en suite rooms or luxury tents, each with a stunning view of the mountains and deserts of the Namib area. Accommodation: safari tent or lodge