Experience some of the world’s best wildlife as you go on an unforgettable journey to Southern Africa. Soar above the region’s most spectacular landscapes as you journey by private air. Visit private reserves and spot the wildlife that thrives including lions, cheetahs, elephants and giraffe. Sty in some of the regions most stunning lodges and choose from a variety of excursions including seeing Victoria Falls by air, canoe safaris and bush walks.
Enjoy exclusive safaris far from the crowds as we soar among game reserves in our own charter aircraft.
A National Geographic expert provides insight on ecosystems like the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls.
Visit the Motloutse Ruins with an archaeologist, and examine pottery shards and trading beads that date back thousands of years.
Itinerary - 10 Days
1 Johannesburg, South Africa/Malamala Game Reserve
Arrive in Johannesburg and board our aircraft for a scenic flight to MalaMala Game Reserve, a private reserve in greater Kruger National Park. The distinctive habitat of the Lowveld region is full of big game, including lions, leopards, and white rhinos. Settle into our luxury safari lodge, situated on the leafy banks of the Sand River, and take your first game drive before our welcome dinner tonight.
MalaMala Main Camp or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge (D)
2 Malamala Game Reserve
Set off on an early-morning safari in open vehicles and observe wildlife at one of its most active times with naturalist guides. Enjoy time to relax and take advantage of the camp’s amenities before lunch. During our late-afternoon game drive, stop for sundowners in the bush. Continue exploring as night falls, searching for nocturnal predators on the prowl. Gather for dinner around a large campfire in a reed-enclosed boma.
MalaMala Main Camp or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge (B/L/D)
3- 5 Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Our private aircraft takes us directly to Mashatu Game Reserve, an enormous private reserve located in the remote eastern corner of Botswana that comprises a diverse wilderness of savannah, riverine forests, marshlands, open plains, and sandstone outcrops. Take morning and evening game drives accompanied by expert guides, and choose two of the following activities: go on a bush walk, join a photographer in a hide to capture close-ups of wildlife (select departures), take a game drive, or mountain bike along elephant trails. Visit the Motloutse Ruins, a significant archaeological site, in the company of South African archaeologist Grant Hall.
Mashatu Lodge (B/L/D)
6-7 Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta
Our next flight takes us soaring over the magnificent wetlands of the Okavango Delta to a tented camp in Moremi Game Reserve. Spend two days discovering this untamed habitat by land and water. Explore by open safari vehicle, and take a trip to Gadikwe Island by flat-bottom boat to see hippos and breeding colonies of herons, egrets, pelicans, storks, and cormorants.
Camp Xakanaxa (B/L/D)
8-9 Chobe National Park/Livingstone, Zambia
Board our aircraft for a flight to Chobe National Park, known for its many elephant families. On a wildlife river cruise, watch for elephants frolicking at the water’s edge and using their trunks like snorkels as they swim. Then fly along the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers to Livingstone, and check in to the luxurious Royal Livingstone Hotel, just steps from Victoria Falls. Design your morning according to your interests: visit a local village or the Livingstone Museum, or head into the Maramba market. Take a canoe safari, or experience the falls from a thrilling perspective on an optional flight-seeing excursion. Explore the falls with a local guide this afternoon, venturing into the mists along suspended walkways. This evening, enjoy a festive farewell dinner.
Royal Livingstone Hotel (Day 8: B/L; Day 9: B/D)
10 Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly to Johannesburg and connect with your return flight home. (B)
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