Few experiences can match this exclusive, in-depth itinerary traveling the breadth of southern Africa, where nature’s spectacle is at its most dramatic, history is rich, culture is diverse and “Big Five” game viewing is extraordinary. Follow Nelson Mandela’s long road to freedom in South Africa, “the rainbow nation.” Enjoy a three‑night river safari aboard the exclusively chartered, 28-passenger, Five‑Star Zambezi Queen on Namibia’s legendary Chobe River. Your itinerary also includes the classic land safari, with superb game viewing aboard four-wheel-drive safari vehicles in the renowned MalaMala Private Game Reserve.
Local guides will lead you on impressive game-viewing river safaris aboard small, custom-built, private excursion boats. Visit a native village along the river to experience the local culture firsthand.
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Johannesburg for Pretoria
4 Johannesburg for Soweto
5 Johannesburg/Fly to Skukuza/MalaMala Private Game Reserve
7 MalaMala/Skukuza/Fly to Cape Town
8 Cape Town for Robben Island
9 Cape Town
10 Cape Town
11 Cape Town/Fly to Kasane, Botswana/Chobe River, Namibia/
Embark Zambezi Queen
12 Chobe River Safari
13 Chobe River Safari
14 Chobe River/Disembark ship/Chobe National Park, Botswana/
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
15 Victoria Falls
16 Victoria Falls/Fly to Johannesburg, South Africa/Depart for the U.S.
17 Arrive in the U.S.