Southern Africa offers stunning scenery, some of the World’s best safaris, unique and luxurious lodges, and memories that are sure to last a lifetime. We warn you to be careful as Southern Africa is addictive. You might find yourself going back over and over again.

Botswana offers some of the best and most private game viewing in all of Africa. The Okavango Delta has been the focus of numerous wildlife documentaries due to the outstanding game viewing, safaris, and unique camps. In addition to terrific wildlife, Botswana sets itself apart by regulating the number of camps that are built. The exclusive game drives and lodges offer stunning animal sightings with very few people.

Namibia has some of the most wild, desolate, and uninhabited areas in Africa – it is stunningly beautiful. The World’s largest sand dunes, the beautiful Skeleton Coast, and unique game viewing all make Namibia a wonderful destination. Namibia can be toured as a destination by itself or combined with Botswana and/or South Africa.

South Africa is home to the stunning beauty of Cape Town, tasty wine regions, Johannesburg, terrific game viewing and amazing lodges in Kruger National Park and the surrounding Sabi Sands area. Many of the best hotels and game lodges are located in South Africa.

Zambia is home to Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders of the World. Victoria Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the World and is located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe along the Zambezi River. There are excellent hotels and lodges on the Zambian side as well as a tremendous amount of activities. Zambia also offers terrific game viewing and beautiful accommodation. Zambia is quickly growing in popularity as a great safari destination.

Malawi is home to Lake Malawi, one of the most picturesque lakes in the World. Kaya Mawa Lodge located on Likoma Island on Lake Malawi is a popular spot to finish off a safari as the beaches are beautiful, people are terrific, and the location is pristine.

Chances are your international flight will land in Johannesburg or Cape Town. There are flights to South Africa that arrive from Atlanta, New York, Washington D.C., London, Paris, Dubai, and a number of other cities in Europe, Asia, and Australia. From South Africa, it is very easy to fly to Botswana, Namibia, Victoria Falls, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique.
The time of year to visit Southern Africa depends on where you want to go and what you want to do. Most of Southern Africa is great year-round; however, if there is a specific activity you desire, please contact one of our Southern Africa specialists who can assist you with more information.
South Africa is a great safari destination for first-time safaris, honeymoons, and for travelers wanting a mix of city, wine and food, and safari. Safari lodges are very luxurious and often easier to access. When a lion roars, you hear it in Botswana. Many of the camps and lodges are built to put you into the middle of nature. Botswana is remote, but the quality of animal viewing is outstanding. Namibia is great for safari addicts. You don’t see as many animals in Namibia, but the variety of experiences are more varied with huge sand dunes, skeleton coast, local Himba people, and animals viewing. Zambia offers great value for money on safari and you get more for your money in terms of the overall luxury and animal viewing experience than in some other destinations. Zambia is also well-known for walking safaris.
A day on safari is amazing, fun, long, and a great all-around experience. Wake up early, grab a cup of coffee or tea and go out for a few hours on a game drive. Come back for brunch, relax, nap, maybe an early afternoon activity, and then go on an afternoon game drive, returning for dinner. In South Africa, you see animals close up and often in smaller quantities. Botswana has larger herds of animals, especially elephants and being uncrowded makes Botswana feel more intimate. Zambia sees a variety of animals and can mix in walking safaris. Namibia is a multi-experience destination with massive sand dunes, the famed Skeleton Coast, local Himba tribes, and animal viewing. Excursions include game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, mokoros (dug-out canoes), boating, walking safaris, night drives, hot-air ballooning, cultural excursions, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, horse riding, and more.


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South Africa Itinerary

Great for romance and travelers on safari for the first time!