Highlights of Botswana and Zambia

12 days/11 nights
Departs daily ex Lusaka

Tour Cost
Prices on request

Combine the best of Zambia’s National Parks with Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park.

This epic safari combines Zambia’s impressive Victoria Falls and unspoilt South Luangwa National Park with Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta and elephant-rich Chobe National Park. The diverse and wild landscapes you cover on this trip allow for explorations on foot, by vehicle and by boat.

This is not a group tour but a recommended sample itinerary. We can easily extend or shorten the itinerary to include more or fewer nights in an area, and can mix and match the accommodation to suit.

Tour Details


Highlights of Botswana and Zambia

12 days/11 nights

Days 1-3

South Luangwa National Park

Fly from Lusaka to Mfuwe. On arrival, transfer into the South Luangwa National Park, famous for its walking safaris and up-close wildlife encounters. Overnight at Chinzombo Camp, an architecturally splendid property with 6 sublime villas, bringing a level of luxury unseen previously in the region. Game drives and walking safaris uncover the abundant game this area is famous for, including large herds of elephant and buffalo as well as antelope, giraffe, lion, leopard and wild dog. LD (Day 1) / BLD (Days 2/3)

Days 4-6


Fly to Livingstone. On arrival, you are picked up and driven to Toka Leya, which has 12 air-conditioned guest tents facing the mighty Zambezi River. On Day 5, take a guided tour of the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. Also known by its official name, Mosi-oa-Tunya – “The Smoke That Thunders”, the falls create columns of spray that can be seen from miles away. Later, you have time to choose from a range of optional activities including helicopter flightseeing and sunset cruises. BLD

Days 7/8

Chobe National Park

Transfer by road and boat to Ngoma Safari Lodge, set within the Chobe Forest Reserve, which offers accommodation in 8 river-facing rooms. Go on game drives in Chobe National Park, famous for its massive herds of elephant and rich concentrations of game. Other activities you may enjoy include a river cruise on the Chobe River and walks with an armed guide. BLD

Days 9-11

Okavango Delta

Today you will be transferred by light aircraft to Duke’s Camp, situated in a remote wilderness on the northern fringes of the Okavango Delta. An intimate camp with just 8 tented rooms, Duke’s Camp is named in honour of Sarefo ‘Duke’ Sarefo, the custodian of this part of the Okavango Delta. Over the next three nights, enjoy activities including game drives, mokoro and boat excursions (water level dependant). For an additional cost, guests can enjoy a helicopter flight (30 minutes) to the incredible Tsodilo Hills, a fascinating World Heritage Site that has been home to the Bushmen for thousands of years. It is a treasure trove of ancient rock art with over 4,500 individual paintings. BLD

Day 12

Tour ends Maun

Light aircraft transfer back to Maun. Tour ends. B

B = Breakfast  |  L = Lunch  |  D = Dinner

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Zambia Overview

Why should I travel to Zambia?
Apart from being the site of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambia also offers game-rich wildlife parks that are relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. For the more adventurous, there are walking safaris and canoeing trips along the Zambezi River.

What is the climate like in Zambia?
There are 3 distinct seasons – cool and dry from May-July (23°-25°C) but cold at night, hot and dry from August-October (30°-40°C), and warm and wet from November-April (28°-35°C).

What can I combine Zambia with?
Zambia is best combined with its closest neighbours such as Botswana and Zimbabwe – which both offer amazing scenery and wildlife. South Africa is another option, where you can explore picturesque Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands.

How to get to Zambia?
There are regular flights daily from Johannesburg in South Africa to the Zambian capital of Lusaka, where you can board connecting flights to a range of safari camps. There are also regular flights from Johannesburg into Livingstone, a large town close to the Victoria Falls.

USA – There are no direct flights to Lusaka from the United States. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.

UK/EU – Again there are no direct flights into Lusaka from anywhere in Europe. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.

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