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12-Day | “Big Five” Safari to South Africa and Zambia

Countries South Africa Southern Africa Combo Zambia
Theme Photography | City Touring | Active - Moderate
Time of Year April - October | High Season: May - Sep | Savings Season: Apr & Oct
Budget From $7,495
Duration 12 Days

Itinerary Description

This safari offers exciting and fantastic game viewing opportunities in a Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve in South Africa, two nights in Livingstone and ends with three nights in the Lower Zambezi, Zambia. Activities include day and night game drives plus adventures such as walking safaris, mountain biking, horseback riding and village visits. In Livingstone, enjoy a variety of activities from your luxury lodge located directly on the Zambezi River.

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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01+02

USA/Johannesburg

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Johannesburg. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your airport hotel. Overnight African Rock Hotel.

Day 03

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

This morning you will be transferred back to the airport for your scheduled flight to the Skukuza Airport. On arrival you will be transferred to the Savanna Private Game Reserve. Enjoy an afternoon game drive. Overnight Savanna Lodge.

Day 04+05

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Enjoy two full days of game viewing. A typical day begins at around 5:45 am with early morning tea or coffee, followed by a game drive. Return to camp for a hearty brunch or breakfast. Relax by the pool or in your comfortable lodge until afternoon tea. This is then followed by a late afternoon drive continuing into a night game drive, when you begin the search for nocturnal creatures. Dinner usually takes place in the boma around a camp fire under the stars where you can talk about your wildlife sightings of the day. 2 nights Savanna Lodge.

Day 06+07

Victoria Falls (Zambia)

This morning you will transfer to the Skukuza Airport for your scheduled inter-Africa flight to Mpumalanga Airport and onward flight to Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your lodge. Enjoy two days of activities. There are so many exciting activities included in your stay: Sunrise & sunset boat cruises, visit to the Zambian side of the Falls (visit to the Zimbabwean side of the Falls in low water season excluding visa fees), canoeing safari, rhino walk, game drives in MosiMosi-oa -Tunya National Park, catch & release fishing (not available in December due to breeding season), gym and spa (additional fees apply). 2 nights Thorntree River Lodge.

Day 08

Lower Zambezi

Today you will transferred to the Livingstone Airport for your scheduled inter-Africa flight to Lusaka. Onward scheduled inter-Africa flight to the Jeki airstrip. On arrival you will be met and transferred to camp. Enjoy an afternoon/night game drive. Overnight Lolebezi.

Day 9+10

Lower Zambezi

Enjoy two days of activities which include morning and afternoon game drives, canoeing safari, walking safaris, catch & release shore fishing, boating, spa (additional fees apply) and yoga deck. Enjoy two days of game viewing activities. 2 nights Lolebezi.

Day 11+12

Lower Zambezi/Lusaka/Johannesburg/USA

Following breakfast, transfer to the Jeki airstrip. Board your scheduled scheduled inter-Africa flight to Lusaka and onward connecting flight to Johannesburg. Onward connecting international flight. Welcome Home!

Safari Pricing Details

2023 Land Arrangements

All rates are per person sharing a room

Per Person Sharing

Jan-Mar / Dec

From $7,495

Apr-May / Nov

From $10,595

Jun-Oct

From $11,350

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#1 Africa-Only Travel Company

Industry Leaders in Customizable Safaris

The Africa Adventure Company was one of the first boutique travel agencies to offer customizable Africa travel itineraries. Together we can create a trip that includes the experiences and destinations most important to you, your family, or your group.

Value-Added
Adventures

Many travelers expect private and independent safaris to be unaffordable, but our clients are delighted to discover they do not have to join a group of strangers in order to experience a customized safari adventure.

Security &
Safety-Focused

We work with people who will take care of you. Our guides, travel consultants, and tour operators understand the complicated and complex nature of travel in Africa and have decades of experience to ensure your safety at every leg of your trip.

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