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12 Day | Big Five Safari to Southern Africa

Countries Botswana South Africa Zambia
Theme Active - Moderate
Time of Year January-December High Season: Jun-Oct Savings Season (Jan-Mar)
Budget From $8,250
Duration 12 Days

This safari offers exciting and fantastic game viewing opportunities in eastern Botswana, a Sabi Sands private game reserve in South Africa, and end with two nights in Livingstone, Zambia. Activities include day and night game drives plus optional 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 (subject to availability)

Day 01+02


Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Johannesburg. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your airport hotel. Overnight Southern Sun O. R. Tambo International Airport Hotel.

Day 03-05


Board the scheduled inter-Africa flight to Polokwane. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your camp located on the Mashatu Game Reserve. Enjoy days of morning and night game drives and optional activities. 3 nights Mashatu Tented Camp or Mashatu Lodge or Mashatu Euphorbia.

Day 06-08

Mashatu Game Reserve/MalaMala Game Reserve

Enjoy a morning game drive and brunch in camp. This afternoon transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to MalaMala Game Reserve and enjoy an afternoon game drive. Experience two full days of game viewing. 3 nights MalaMala Camp.

Day 09+10

Game Reserve/Mpumalanga/Livingstone

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, such as a visit to Victoria Falls on the Zambian side. 2 nights Tongabezi or Thorntree River Lodge.

Day 11+12


Following breakfast, transfer to the Livingstone Airport for your scheduled inter-Africa flight to Johannesburg. Onward connecting international flight. WELCOME HOME!

Safari Pricing Details

2021 Land Arrangements: Based on Mashatu Tented Camp & Tongabezi (Cottage)

Apr / Oct

per person sharing

From $8,250


per person sharing

From $8,495

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