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Tour Overview

Embark on the ultimate safari adventure to uncover breathtaking wonders on land and water in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. Designed for a maximum group size of 16 travelers, this is an exclusive and immersive journey unlike any other! Begin by diving into rich history and culture in Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city. Next, fly to Botswana and cruise to Namibia’s Impalila Island, where we settle into our luxurious bungalow accommodations that provide easy access to Chobe National Park’s spectacular wilderness. Enjoy a thrilling game drive and water safari, a visit to authentic Namibian villages, and a private boat ride through the marshes of Sedudu Island. We then have the plane to ourselves on a flight to Kariba and step aboard the award-winning CroisiEurope Cruises Zimbabwean Dream for a privately chartered three-night cruise on Lake Kariba. From our luxurious ship, enjoy an exhilarating safari drive in stunning Matusadona National Park and small boat excursions along the Gache Gache River and Palm Bay. While on board, savor regional cuisine, swim in the pool, sightsee on the upper deck with complementary binoculars, and take in breathtaking sunsets from the sun deck. Disembarking the ship, we board another private flight to world-famous Victoria Falls. Explore the area with a Zambezi River luncheon cruise, a walking tour along the falls’ rim, and a thrilling helicopter ride over this natural wonder before we return home.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book
Tour Highlights
Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night in Johannesburg
  • 3 nights at Cascades Island Safari Lodge on Impalila Island (Namibia)
  • 1 night in Victoria Falls
  • aboard our privately chartered African Dream ship
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Johannesburg guided city tour feat. Apartheid Museum
  • Private boat rides to Impalila & Sedudu Islands
  • Authentic Namibian villages
  • Chobe National Park water & land safaris
  • Private flights to Kariba & Victoria Falls
  • Matusadona National Park water & land safaris
  • Gache Gache River & Palm Bay pontoon excursion
  • Lake Kariba
  • Kariba Dam
  • Victoria Falls guided walking tour & flightseeing excursion
Meals

-9999 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Welcome Dinner in Johannesburg
  • Lunch at The Raft Floating Restaurant in Chobe National Park
  • All meals included aboard the Zimbabwean Dream
  • Zambezi River luncheon cruise
  • Farewell Dinner in Victoria Falls
Tour Date & Pricing

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

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Double French Balcony Cabin

$12099

Book Now

Double Private Terrace Cabin

$14399

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Single French Balcony Cabin

$19349

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Single Private Terrace Cabin

$23949

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Final Payment Date: 04/28/2025

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to South Africa

Our journey begins with an overnight flight across the Atlantic.

Day 2 : Arrive in Johannesburg

We land in South Africa’s largest city today, Johannesburg, known for its diverse culture and ancient attractions. Rest up for the adventures ahead in our five-star accommodations.

Day 3 : Apartheid Museum & City Tour

Enjoy a leisurely morning before our visit to the world-famous Apartheid Museum, where we learn about the rise and fall of the 20th-century South African Apartheid. Afterwards, we explore the city with a guide to see iconic attractions, such as Nelson Mandela Square, the Old Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and the Union Buildings designed by Sir Herbert Baker. Tonight, we get to know fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Botswana & Impalila Island

Today, we fly to Kasane, Botswana for a private boat ride. Watch for birds, hippos, and crocodiles as we glide through flooded flatlands to our exclusive accommodations near Chobe National Park, providing tranquility in the heart of the wilderness. Settle into your luxurious bungalow with a spacious bedroom and bathroom, plus a private terrace and pool. 

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 : Chobe National Park

Embark on a thrilling safari drive in beautiful Chobe National Park today! This area is home to nearly half of the country’s elephant population. Our local guide expertly navigates the terrain as we seek out the Big Five of Africa – buffalo, lions, leopards, elephants, and rhinos! Afterwards, savor a one-of-a-kind lunch experience in a two-story “floating restaurant” on the Chobe River. Then, take a private boat ride to the marshes of Sedudu Island for more wildlife sightings, such as the African marsh owl, before returning to our bungalows.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Namibian Village & Zambezi River

This morning, we are immersed in local culture with a visit to authentic Namibian villages. Learn about the customs that have been passed down for generations and meet friendly villagers who share a glimpse into their way of life. Afterwards, you may choose to relax at the lodge or embark on a leisurely boat adventure down the Zambezi River to fish or simply take in the scenery. Tonight, we listen to fascinating stories of the island during dinner. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Water Safari & Set Sail

Our morning kicks off with a water safari in Chobe National Park, where we get another chance to see crocodiles and hippos lurking in the water or antelope grazing near the riverbank. After lunch along the water, we take a private flight and see the rugged wilderness from thousands of feet above. Arriving in Kariba, our privately chartered Zimbabwean Dream ship awaits with spacious rooms featuring a French balcony or private terrace. Head to the sun deck for unbeatable views as we set sail on the world’s largest manmade body of water, Lake Kariba, nestled between Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Gache Gache River & Palm Bay

As the sun rises, we transfer onto a covered pontoon boat and glide along Gache Gache River, bordering Matusadona National Park. See local communities, drowned trees peeking out, and wildlife, such as herons and various large mammals. Afterwards, spend time relaxing on board. We arrive in Palm Bay at sunset for a peaceful small boat ride to admire the sky’s colorful hues reflecting off the water, then step back aboard the ship.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Matusadona National Park

Our day begins with a small boat excursion to Matusadona National Park for an exhilarating land safari. Bordered by the Sanyati and Ume Rivers, this area is the epitome of true wilderness and home to countless species. Afterwards, we return to our floating home to indulge in regional cuisine, like freshly caught tilapia, and attend a round table to learn about Lake Kariba.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 : Victoria Falls

We disembark in Kariba today to see its remarkable dam, the source of electric power for over half of the country. Next, we take a private flight to Victoria Falls, a natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Enjoy a Zambezi River luncheon cruise, followed by a walking tour along the rim for impressive views of the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Then, get a birds-eye view of the falls on a flightseeing adventure above the cascading waters! Tonight, we check in to our accommodations and enjoy a celebratory Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 : Journey to the States

After breakfast, we fly to Johannesburg before our overnight flight back to the United States.

Breakfast

Day 12 : Arrive Home

We return home today with cherished memories of our time exploring Southern Africa’s unique landscapes and majestic wildlife.

Tour Map

Tour Map

Tour Map for Southern Africa's Wild Wonders: Land & Water Safari
Departure Cities

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas National Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International Airport

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee International Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City International Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Boston Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Detroit - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Billings - Billings-Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula Montana Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cleveland - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport

Choose Your Departure Year:

Southern Africa's Wild Wonders: Land & Water Safari

Embark on the ultimate safari adventure to uncover breathtaking wonders on land and water in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. Designed for a maximum group size of 16 travelers, this is an exclusive and immersive journey unlike any other! Begin by diving into rich history and culture in Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city. Next, fly to Botswana and cruise to Namibia’s Impalila Island, where we settle into our luxurious bungalow accommodations that provide easy access to Chobe National Park’s spectacular wilderness. Enjoy a thrilling game drive and water safari, a visit to authentic Namibian villages, and a private boat ride through the marshes of Sedudu Island. We then have the plane to ourselves on a flight to Kariba and step aboard the award-winning CroisiEurope Cruises Zimbabwean Dream for a privately chartered three-night cruise on Lake Kariba. From our luxurious ship, enjoy an exhilarating safari drive in stunning Matusadona National Park and small boat excursions along the Gache Gache River and Palm Bay. While on board, savor regional cuisine, swim in the pool, sightsee on the upper deck with complementary binoculars, and take in breathtaking sunsets from the sun deck. Disembarking the ship, we board another private flight to world-famous Victoria Falls. Explore the area with a Zambezi River luncheon cruise, a walking tour along the falls’ rim, and a thrilling helicopter ride over this natural wonder before we return home.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
View Dates & Book Online Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book
Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night in Johannesburg
  • 3 nights at Cascades Island Safari Lodge on Impalila Island (Namibia)
  • 1 night in Victoria Falls
  • aboard our privately chartered African Dream ship
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Johannesburg guided city tour feat. Apartheid Museum
  • Private boat rides to Impalila & Sedudu Islands
  • Authentic Namibian villages
  • Chobe National Park water & land safaris
  • Private flights to Kariba & Victoria Falls
  • Matusadona National Park water & land safaris
  • Gache Gache River & Palm Bay pontoon excursion
  • Lake Kariba
  • Kariba Dam
  • Victoria Falls guided walking tour & flightseeing excursion
Meals

-9999 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Welcome Dinner in Johannesburg
  • Lunch at The Raft Floating Restaurant in Chobe National Park
  • All meals included aboard the Zimbabwean Dream
  • Zambezi River luncheon cruise
  • Farewell Dinner in Victoria Falls

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Book Now

Double French Balcony Cabin

$12099

Double Private Terrace Cabin

$14399

Single French Balcony Cabin

$19349

Single Private Terrace Cabin

$23949

Final Payment Date: 04/28/2025

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to South Africa

Our journey begins with an overnight flight across the Atlantic.

Day 2 : Arrive in Johannesburg

We land in South Africa’s largest city today, Johannesburg, known for its diverse culture and ancient attractions. Rest up for the adventures ahead in our five-star accommodations.

Day 3 : Apartheid Museum & City Tour

Enjoy a leisurely morning before our visit to the world-famous Apartheid Museum, where we learn about the rise and fall of the 20th-century South African Apartheid. Afterwards, we explore the city with a guide to see iconic attractions, such as Nelson Mandela Square, the Old Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and the Union Buildings designed by Sir Herbert Baker. Tonight, we get to know fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Botswana & Impalila Island

Today, we fly to Kasane, Botswana for a private boat ride. Watch for birds, hippos, and crocodiles as we glide through flooded flatlands to our exclusive accommodations near Chobe National Park, providing tranquility in the heart of the wilderness. Settle into your luxurious bungalow with a spacious bedroom and bathroom, plus a private terrace and pool. 

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 : Chobe National Park

Embark on a thrilling safari drive in beautiful Chobe National Park today! This area is home to nearly half of the country’s elephant population. Our local guide expertly navigates the terrain as we seek out the Big Five of Africa – buffalo, lions, leopards, elephants, and rhinos! Afterwards, savor a one-of-a-kind lunch experience in a two-story “floating restaurant” on the Chobe River. Then, take a private boat ride to the marshes of Sedudu Island for more wildlife sightings, such as the African marsh owl, before returning to our bungalows.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Namibian Village & Zambezi River

This morning, we are immersed in local culture with a visit to authentic Namibian villages. Learn about the customs that have been passed down for generations and meet friendly villagers who share a glimpse into their way of life. Afterwards, you may choose to relax at the lodge or embark on a leisurely boat adventure down the Zambezi River to fish or simply take in the scenery. Tonight, we listen to fascinating stories of the island during dinner. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Water Safari & Set Sail

Our morning kicks off with a water safari in Chobe National Park, where we get another chance to see crocodiles and hippos lurking in the water or antelope grazing near the riverbank. After lunch along the water, we take a private flight and see the rugged wilderness from thousands of feet above. Arriving in Kariba, our privately chartered Zimbabwean Dream ship awaits with spacious rooms featuring a French balcony or private terrace. Head to the sun deck for unbeatable views as we set sail on the world’s largest manmade body of water, Lake Kariba, nestled between Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Gache Gache River & Palm Bay

As the sun rises, we transfer onto a covered pontoon boat and glide along Gache Gache River, bordering Matusadona National Park. See local communities, drowned trees peeking out, and wildlife, such as herons and various large mammals. Afterwards, spend time relaxing on board. We arrive in Palm Bay at sunset for a peaceful small boat ride to admire the sky’s colorful hues reflecting off the water, then step back aboard the ship.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Matusadona National Park

Our day begins with a small boat excursion to Matusadona National Park for an exhilarating land safari. Bordered by the Sanyati and Ume Rivers, this area is the epitome of true wilderness and home to countless species. Afterwards, we return to our floating home to indulge in regional cuisine, like freshly caught tilapia, and attend a round table to learn about Lake Kariba.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 : Victoria Falls

We disembark in Kariba today to see its remarkable dam, the source of electric power for over half of the country. Next, we take a private flight to Victoria Falls, a natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Enjoy a Zambezi River luncheon cruise, followed by a walking tour along the rim for impressive views of the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Then, get a birds-eye view of the falls on a flightseeing adventure above the cascading waters! Tonight, we check in to our accommodations and enjoy a celebratory Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 : Journey to the States

After breakfast, we fly to Johannesburg before our overnight flight back to the United States.

Breakfast

Day 12 : Arrive Home

We return home today with cherished memories of our time exploring Southern Africa’s unique landscapes and majestic wildlife.

Tour Map

Tour Map for Southern Africa's Wild Wonders: Land & Water Safari

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas National Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International Airport

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee International Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City International Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Boston Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Detroit - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Billings - Billings-Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula Montana Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cleveland - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport

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