This safari is customized to take advantage of the best opportunities for the season to observe the diverse wildlife in extremely rich habitat areas. Your camps are in private concession areas where you have access to exclusive wilderness, off-road driving, night drives, walking, and boating. These areas have a small number of guests traversing extremely large areas ensuring exclusive game viewing without the interference of hordes of other vehicles. The ability to go off-road creates opportunities for incredibly close viewing of predators. The camps selected enhance the game-viewing experience through their emphasis on top quality guides and trackers, which greatly increases your chance of finding unique wildlife sightings. The areas are beautiful with great variety of habitats and species, you will likely see between 30 and 35 different mammal species along with a spectacular array of birds and other wildlife.
Northern Botswana is considered by many to be the premier safari destination. Wildlife sightings are astounding, camps are set in magical locations, service is supreme and the standard of guiding is very high. Due to the remote and wild nature of the camps you will have short flights between locations, an incredibly scenic way to travel as you take in the scenery and can often spot wildlife below.
Zambia is often referred to as The Real Africa. Of course all other safari areas are very real too but Zambian safaris are rightfully distinguished by the expedition of old adventure that they deliver under the care of exceptional guides in out of the way wilderness areas teeming with wildlife. The atmosphere carries back to the camps as well, unlike other Southern Africa destinations there is still a preponderance of bushcamps, small and intimate, roughly half the size of a typical Botswana luxury camp which are considered small anywhere other than Zambia. They retain a rustic charm yet still deliver extreme comfort and pampering service while maintaining a wonderful on the ground connection to the wilderness areas where they are placed. Zambian guiding standards are rivaled only by Zimbabwe. Problems in Zimbabwe actually led to many guides moving over to Zambia and the result has been exceptional skills being cultivated in the local Zambian guides. South Luangwa is the birthplace of walking safaris and it is a rare treat to walk in areas where animals are habituated to humans on foot. The area also offers outstanding game drives, both day and night. South Luangwa is without doubt one of Africa’s most game rich parks but unlike most National Parks there are satellite bushcamps where you can have the entire park to yourself and the rules allow the freedom of both walking safaris and night drives.
This park is a valley formed by the South Luangwa River, which teems with hippos and crocodiles. The park is the birthplace of walking safaris, pioneered in the 1950’s and the area remains the ideal location for a safari on foot. Placing your feet on the ground provides a connection to the African wilderness that is just not possible riding in a vehicle. You will be in big game areas and expect to view from foot the large mega fauna species such as elephant, buffalo, giraffe, and possibly lion as well as discover the small delights that are missed on game drives. This region is also stellar for game drives and the quality is unbeatable because you will not typically see another vehicle having all sightings to yourself. Having a private guide and vehicle allows you to take the time to observe wildlife behavior and stick with sightings as long as you want. This area is famed for its night drives when the spotlight often finds the secretive nocturnal creatures and the area is especially known for its leopard sightings.
Accommodation and Destinations
FI: Fully Inclusive
FB+: Full Board and Activities
15 Days / 14 Nights