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.
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 Cape Town
6 Cape Town for Robben Island
7 Cape Town
8 Cape Town
9 Cape Town/Fly to Kasane, Botswana/Chobe River, Namibia/Embark Zambezi Queen
10 Chobe River Safari
11 Chobe River Safari
12 Chobe River/Disembark ship/Chobe National Park, Botswana/Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
13 Victoria Falls
14 Victoria Falls/Fly to Johannesburg, South Africa/Depart for the U.S.
15 Arrive in the U.S.
Extend your safari experience with the Pre‑Program Option in the MalaMala Private Game Reserve bordering Kruger National Park.