Botswana, South Africa & Zambia 2025

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One of our most popular South Africa tours takes you on a celebration of Southern Africa's natural world. It features an amazing safari through the national parks of Botswana and Zambia along with three nights in South Africa's Cape Town.
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

    • Go where the wild things are...and you will find yourself in Southern Africa... specifically the national parks of Botswana and Zambia
    • which together hold the largest concentrations of unspoiled wilderness and wildlife on the planet... and if you want to get closer... then you've come to the right place.On safari
    • explore some of the continent's most spectacular wildlife reserves; stay in luxury tented camps and five-star luxury hotels
    • view the Okavango Delta by mokoro canoe and helicopter
    • enjoy sundowners under a blazing African sunset
    • dine at private homes
    • in elegant hotels and under the stars in the bushveld... this is the Africa you've been looking for. Siya namkela nonke! (Welcome!)

What's this trip about?

    One of our most popular South Africa tours takes you on a celebration of Southern Africa's natural world. It features an amazing safari through the national parks of Botswana and Zambia along with three nights in South Africa's Cape Town.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City Livingstone, Zambia
End CityCape Town

Travel Themes

  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Zambia
  • South Africa
  • Botswana

Attractions

  • Cape Town
  • Livingstone
  • Okavango Delta

Activities

  • Culture

Trip includes

    • A walking safari with Zu/'hoasi San Bushmen in Botswana offers a close-up look at their legendary survival skills, daily life and culture On the edge of the Kalahari Desert, embark on a 4x4 vehicle adventure on the Makgadikgadi Pans and visit with the region's delightful meerkats as they go about their daily business out on the pans On-Tour Air (5 flights) Intimate safari groups average just 20 Tauck guests; 6-passenger, safari vehicles with window seats for everyone on game drives led by expert safari guides! Visit to a rhino sanctuary to see rhinos in their natural habitats

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Welcome to Zambia

Tour begins: 4:00 PM, The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara.
Transfers are included from Livingstone Airport to The Royal Livingstone in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Livingstone, Zambia; the hotel is named for 19th-century missionary and explorer, Dr. David Livingstone, who was the first European to document the region. Settle i...
Day 2 Rhino sanctuary, Zambezi River and Victoria Falls

A guided walking safari through a rhino sanctuary provides an opportunity to see the great horned animals in their natural habitat, followed by a luncheon cruise along the Zambezi River for wildlife spotting. Then follow the sound o...

Day 3 Across the Zambezi to Botswana

A ferry transports you across the Zambezi River from Zambia to Botswana this morning, where you'll embark on a private, motorboat safari on the Chobe River. After lunch, hop a flight to a game reserve on the Okavango River, in the w...

Day 4 On Safari in Moremi Game Reserve

Between morning and afternoon game drives in the bush for even more exciting wildlife viewing today, return to camp for lunch and leisure. Enjoy the spa, or watch the passing parade of wildlife on the floodplains from the comfort of...

Day 5 The Heart of the Okavango Delta

Begin the day with a game drive and an optional walking safari. Today you'll fly from Khwai further into the Okavango Delta to Eagle Island Camp; situated on remote Xaxaba Island among a web of waterways and lush vegetation, it over...

Day 6 Okavango Delta by Canoe & Helicopter

First up this morning – a game drive exploring the Okavango Delta by motorboat – and helicopter. The parallel views you'll experience by helicopter are truly stunning; hovering over the delta, you'll be treated to amazing wildlife s...

Day 7 Makgadikgadi Pans / The San Bushmen

Fly from Okavango to Makgadikgadi Pans, the salt plains at the edge of the Kalahari Desert, and arrive at Camp Kalahari. A parched wasteland most of the year, seasonally the plains come alive with water and grass, drawing spectacula...

Please note:
Camp Kalahari is a classic, traditional safari camp where air conditioning, Internet and cell phone service are not available; illumination is provided by gas lanterns, and showers are heated by solar power. While there are no electrical outlets in the tents, a charging ...
Day 8 Meet the Meerkats / Salt Pan Adventure

"Meerkat" is Dutch for "lake cat," which seems odd, since the meerkat is not a cat and it lives in a desert. But you'll find the name somehow suits these hyperactive, charming creatures as you encounter them on their daily routine, ...

Day 9 Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Fly today from the Makgadikgadi airstrip to Maun, then on to Cape Town, South Africa, where you'll spend three nights at the One&Only Cape Town. Your aptly-named hotel is one of a kind, an urban oasis designed around a series of...

Day 10 Cape Town is where it's happening

Cape Town nestles in a setting of spectacular natural beauty, between the crashing tides of an azure sea and towering Table Mountain. But its real fascination is in its contrasts – modern towers beside ornate colonial architecture, ...

Day 11 Seals, Sharks & The Cape of Good Hope

This morning, arrive at Cape Point Nature Reserve – home to antelope, zebra, ostrich, baboons, and breathtaking seascapes; later, a funicular will carry you up to the Old Lighthouse that watches over the ironically-named Cape of Goo...

Day 12 Journey home

Tour ends: Cape Town.
Fly home anytime. Transfers to Cape Town International Airport from One&Only Cape Town are included. Allow at least 3 hours for flight check-in.

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PORTOFCALL : Cape Town, South Africa

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Dates & Availability

Price From $14,790
Price per day$1,233
Last Updated: 4/15/2024
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19 Apr 2025
01 May 2025
$14,790
$17,595
03 May 2025
15 May 2025
$16,690
$19,838
17 May 2025
29 May 2025
$16,690
$19,838
31 May 2025
12 Jun 2025
$16,690
$19,838
14 Jun 2025
26 Jun 2025
$16,690
$19,838
28 Jun 2025
10 Jul 2025
$16,690
$19,838
12 Jul 2025
24 Jul 2025
$16,690
$19,838
26 Jul 2025
07 Aug 2025
$16,690
$19,838
09 Aug 2025
21 Aug 2025
$16,690
$19,838
21 Aug 2025
02 Sep 2025
$16,690
$19,838

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It's easy to see the world's sights. To stand in long lines, push through the crowds, and generally have the same standard-issue vacation as everyone else. But that's not good enough for us, and it's not good enough for you. We believe that travel should be easy. It should be fun. It should be worth your time and the price you paid. It should re-energize and transform. And above all else, it should be beyond the ordinary. Because how you see the world matters.

In 1882, Herman Tauck arrived in New York City from Germany in search of the American dream. His determination and values were passed on to his son, Arthur Tauck, who would realize that dream. With ingenuity and an innovative spirit, Arthur started Tauck Motor Tours, a travel company that would give birth to a new industry. The first tour, through the back roads of New England, was created by this 27-year-old in 1925. It embodied the same successful formula used by Tauck today: do the right thing. Craft a life-enriching travel experience; provide it at a single all-inclusive price; ensure there is great value for money; and rely on recommendations of satisfied customers to build a following and grow the business.

Two elements that did change over the next 90+ years – and three generations of Taucks – were the scope of destinations served and the variety of modes of travel used. Today Tauck delivers life-enriching travel experiences to every corner of the globe, incorporating small cruise ships, premium riverboats, trains, helicopters and more. What started as a New England motor coach tour company has truly evolved into an extraordinary global travel company. The fourth generation of Taucks is now involved in the company. While remarkable in any business, this seamless continuity across generations speaks to shared vision and values.

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