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Delta, Rivers and Falls

Botswana Zambia & Victoria Falls

10 days from $16,495 per person

* Based on double occupancy, incl. taxes & fuel surcharges, restrictions apply.

1 Night Lusaka 3 Nights Lower Zambezi National Park 2 Nights Livingstone 3 Nights Okavango Delta

Staggeringly beautiful, Botswana and Zambia beckon with a tradition of top-level safari tourism, offering unparalleled wildlife safaris that redefine the meaning of awe. Prepare to be whisked away into a realm where untamed landscapes and opulent comforts converge, all while your journey carries a purpose far greater than indulgence alone.

 

How Your Trip Matters

Stay at camps that support education of local children, community empowerment and conservation.


Highlights

Explore Africa's contemporary art scene, where curated works by locals unveil the spirit of the land. Immerse yourself in galleries that resonate with stories untold, or connect with fellow travelers in socializing dens and bars that foster genuine connections. Let the vibrant energy of the art world and the warmth of human interaction be your guide through this cultural adventure.

Discover the Okavango Delta from a new perspective as you arrive at your luxury lodge via a scenic helicopter flight. Behold the intricate tapestry of channels and lush landscapes below, gaining an aerial appreciation for the delta's vastness. This unique vantage point unveils the hidden wonders of the delta, a prelude to the experiences that await on the ground.

Experience heart-stirring vistas of wild Africa as you embark on a private boat cruise down the Zambezi River. Let the cries of African fish eagles and the comical chortling of hippos serenade you on this aquatic safari. Feel the pulse of the river beneath you and the untamed rhythm of the land as you glide through nature's grandeur.

Enjoy the expertise of experienced guides as you set out on captivating game drives. With an insider's knowledge, your guide will lead you to the hidden spots where wildlife thrives. Let each game drive be a journey of anticipation and discovery, as you witness the unfolding drama of the wild in its natural habitat.

 

 

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious travel experiences chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have both on their communities, and on those who experience them: our guests. You can identify these experiences across our trips by locating the MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience seal.

Accommodations

1. Latitude 15°

Lusaka, Zambia

Situated in Lusaka on a tree-lined avenue near the National Assembly of Zambia, the cosmopolitan boutique hotel with 18 rooms prides itself on its attention to detail and support of emerging local talent.   Statement interiors are created by local communities using recycled, upcycled and sustainable materials.  Soothing stylish bedrooms offer sumptuous beds, walk-in showers, full-sized baths, inviting sofas, flat-screen TV’s, Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary still and sparkling mineral water, and free Wi-Fi.

There is a restaurant, bar, lounge, poolside terrace and a private members’ club – The Other Side – which offers all hotel guests a separate dining, drinking, networking and socializing den, a heated pool, a gym, and spa.

2. Lolebezi

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

The eco-friendly Lolebezi is perfectly situated deep in the untouched wilds of the Lower Zambezi National Park. Exuding a modest elegance and simplicity, the lodge is designed to maximize the view along its private riverfront. Spacious, air-conditioned suites feature ensuite bathrooms with indoor/outdoor showers, and private plunge pools, perfect for whiling away the sunny African afternoons. Lodge facilities include a pool, full bar, boma and boutique shop. Exceptional chefs bring together a mixture of traditional African, European and Asian dishes to create a menu that is almost as amazing as the wildlife and views. Enjoy your days on morning and afternoon game viewing activities, which include game drives, walking safaris led by professional ranger guides, bird watching, catch & release fishing, canoeing, boating safaris and sunset cruises. Relax at the spa, gym or enjoy yoga in a magical place.

3. Thorntree River Lodge

Zambia, Livingstone

Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls. Featuring an environmentally conscious, modern design, the lodge draws inspiration from local cultures. Each tented suite includes an indoor and outdoor bathroom and private plunge pool. The main lodge consists of a lounge with an open dining area and cellar stocked with the finest wines. A gym and spa overlook the mighty Zambezi River, and there is a small library with Wi-Fi to check in with the world. The communal deck set along the river is home to a sunken boma and infinity pool. Additional wooden decking floats on the edge of the river and moves with the water level to create the illusion of sailing. Activities include visits to Victoria Falls, rhino trekking on foot and game drives in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, cultural village visits, sunset river cruises (on the lodge’s own private boat), fishing, and visits to the Livingstone Museum. 

4. Atzaró Okavango Camp

Botswana, Okavango Delta

Embrace sustainable luxury amid lush palm islands and vibrant delta vegetation. Immerse yourself in "savanna meets delta" adventures and unforgettable wildlife encounters. Encounter iconic African wildlife year-round, from elephants to lechwes and hippos. Enjoy an exclusive experience, irrespective of group size. Atzaro Okavango harmoniously integrates with nature and embraces local culture. Powered entirely by solar energy, it offers opulent comfort and modern amenities, including air-conditioned tents with private plunge pools and Wi-Fi.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Lusaka, Zambia

Your journey begins with a VIP meet and greet at Lusaka Airport before your luxury transfer to your stylish boutique hotel on a tree-lined avenue. Explore Africa’s contemporary art scene with curated works from locals or connect in socializing dens and bars that stimulate connection. If there’s time, join a local to explore the art gallery and shops.

Latitude 15°

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Day 2. Lusaka / Lower Zambezi National Park

Take flight to your next location, in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site home to some of the best wildlife sightings in the world. Famous for its leopard population and elephant herds, this amazing destination offers a variety of land and water experiences. (BLD)

Lolebezi

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Day 3. Lower Zambezi National Park

Wake to the heart-stirring vistas of wild Africa with the majestic Zambezi River flowing past your room. Your expert guides will share their wealth of knowledge on day and night game drives. Off-grid solar energy powers the lodge and provides a quiet respite between game drives. Relax at the spa or enjoy yoga in a magical place. There is always the private plunge pools, entertainment room, boma and private riverfront views to grab your attention. (BLD)

Lolebezi

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Day 4. Lower Zambezi National Park

Accompanied by your river guide, take a relaxed paddle on Africa’s fourth largest river. Canoe past wading elephants and incredible bird life, or spend the day on a river safari. Try your hand attiger-fishing. Strictly catch and release, the tigerfish is one of the world’s top game fish. (BLD)

Lolebezi

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Day 5. Lower Zambezi National Park / Livingstone

Incredible experiences await as you fly to Livingstone and nearby legendary Victoria Falls. Cruise down one of Africa’s grandest rivers at sunset enjoy wonderful African wildlife sightings in an incredibly romantic setting.(BLD)

Thorntree River Lodge

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Day 6. Livingstone

Daily excursion to see Victoria Falls, river cruises, cultural visits to the local communities, fishing expeditions, canoeing, and game drives are all included. (BLD)

Guests have an opportunity to tour the Maunga clinic, visit a school and participate in a lunch program serving local kids. This MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience includes a donation to support the local community.

Thorntree River Lodge

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Day 7. Livingstone / Okavango Delta

In the morning, transfer by road to Kasane Airport, then enjoy a scenic helicopter flight to Atzaro. The exclusive concession area in the world heritage site national park is wild, rich and abundant, offering a unique nature-connected experience. Discover the delta with the atmosphere and luxury of an authentic safari from a by-gone age. (BLD)

Atzaro Okavango

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Day 8. Okavango Delta

Lead by one of our experienced guides, you’ll see magnificent wildlife indigenous to the area. Your guide will show you the hidden spots best for game viewing and give you an insider’s knowledge. The camp’s experienced guides offer guests unrivaled sightings of elephants, hippos, lions, leopards, gazelles, cheetahs, impala and buffalo. (BLD)

Atzaro Okavango

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Day 9. Okavango Delta

Botswana is haven for birds. Delight in the calls of the Green heron or the African wood owl. Photograph the majestic Ayres’s hawk-eagle and Pel’s fishing owl. Back at camp, guests can take part in sommelier-led wine tastings, elevating their dining experience, while the exotic tearoom serves the finest “high tea.” (BLD)

Atzaro Okavango

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Day 10. Okavango Delta / Depart

Set out on a final game drive before you bid farewell to Africa’s great wildlife and transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jun 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $21,995
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2024 - Nov 30, 2024
Share Twin/Double From On Request
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $16,495
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request

**Surcharges Apply Jan 1-6, Dec 21-31. Restrictions may apply. Please contact a safari consultant with more details or to customize this trip.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Tour flights

Included in Land Arrangements

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