The perfect African Safari taking you from the stark beauty of the Namib Desert, to Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Zimbabwe’s mighty Victoria Falls.
Experience an unforgettable safari to Africa combining romantic desert sunsets and awe-inspiring waterfalls with the thrill and adventure of a Big Five African safari. Your journey begins at the luxury &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in the heart of the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia, where you’ll be spellbound by the desert’s vast stillness as you gaze up into its star-studded night sky. Desert game drives beckon, with hiking trails and astronomy teachings available for the true Namibian desert experience.
Next, you’ll be transferred to neighbouring Botswana to visit the famed Okavango Delta where you’ll explore Delta channels on traditional mokoros and go on safari game drives in search of Afrca’s Big Five. Your unforgettable journey ends at the luxury Elephant Camp in Zimbabwe on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River in an exclusive game concession, atop the Batoka Gorge. Visit the nearby majestic Victoria Falls – the smoke that thunders – or get your adrenalin racing with a white river rafting excursion and helicopter flip over the Falls.
10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
This itinerary has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences.
DAY 1, 2 & 3: SOSSUSVLEI DESERT LODGE
Upon your arrival at Hosea Kutako (Windhoek) International Airport you will be met by an andBeyond representative who will assist you with your light aircraft transfer to &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.
Unwind for 3 nights at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in a desert villa with an ensuite bathroom and a private veranda. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities and one Sossusvlei excursion per person.
Adventures include scenic drives with an opportunity to encounter a variety of desert-adapted animals such as gemsbok, zebra, springbok, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, caracal and jackal. Guided walks and hiking trails are also available, as are guided quad bike trails on set paths through the dunes. A resident astronomer and high-powered telescope provide breathtaking views of the clear desert night skies.
DAY 4 & 5: NXABEGA OKAVANGO TENTED CAMP
After a delicious breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip, where you will hop abroad a light aircraft for your flight back to Windhoek International Airport. Board your scheduled flight to Maun (scheduled flight not included in costing). Upon arrival at Maun Airport you will be warmly welcomed by a member of the &Beyond team, who will direct you onto your light aircraft transfer to &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp.
Spend two nights at &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp. Accommodation is in an East African-style safari tent, raised on a wooden platform with a private veranda overlooking a floodplain. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, laundry, daily lodge activities and park fees.
Adventures include meandering along the floodplains of the Delta by mokoro (dugout canoe), exploring the deeper channels by motor boat, nature walks accompanied by a professional guide or tracking game in an open 4×4-safari vehicle, in the mopane forests and open grasslands. The added highlight of an early evening, spotlit game drive assures you of an unforgettable wildlife experience in Botswana.
DAY 6 & 7: SANDIBE OKAVANGO SAFARI LODGE
Today you will be flown by helicopter to &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge.
Spend two nights at &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge. Accommodation is in an intimate suite raised above the papyrus like a bird’s nest. The suites feature private plunge pools and cosy fireplaces. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, laundry, daily lodge activities and park fees.
Activities include twice-daily game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles, bush walks, birdwatching and stargazing.
DAY 8 & 9: THE ELEPHANT CAMP
After a mouth-watering breakfast and morning activity, you will be transferred to an airstrip where you will hop on your light aircraft transfer to Kasane Airport. Upon arrival you will be met by &Beyond representative who will transfer you to The Elephant Camp, clearing customs and immigration en route.
Set on a private concession with spectacular views of the mists rising over the majestic Victoria Falls and the steeply carved gorges of the Zambezi River, The Elephant Camp is an intimate luxury lodge under canvas. Within easy reach of Victoria Falls, yet secluded on its own game reserve, the camp offers a fascinating combination of the adrenalin adventures that the area is renowned for with thrilling wildlife encounters, including close interaction with the elephants at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary.
Indulge for two nights at The Elephant Camp in a luxurious tented suite with private viewing deck and plunge pool. Your stay includes all meals, local drinks, complimentary in-room mini bar, two transfers per day to Victoria Falls town, laundry, an opportunity to interact with the elephants at Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, sundowners at the Batoka Gorge as well as nature and bird walks on the concession.
Twelve luxury tented suites boast magnificent views of the rocky gorges. Private viewing decks feature plunge pools just big enough for two, while deep bathtubs look onto breathtaking bush panoramas. Giant four poster beds beckon for a peaceful night’s rest. Shared guest areas include spacious decks, as well as a cosy lounge, bar and dining area. Shady tented spaces lead out onto a sun kissed pool where comfortable loungers gaze onto sweeping vistas of Batoka Gorge.
DAY 10: DEPARTURE
After a mouth-watering breakfast, you will be transferred back to Victoria Falls for your outbound flight.
- Meet and Greet service at Hosea Kutako & Maun International Airports
- Accommodation inclusions as per itinerary above
- All light aircraft transfers:
- Maun / Nxabega & Sandibe / Kasane Airport
- Helicopter transfer
- Nxabega / Sandibe
- Scheduled road transfers:
- Kasane Airport / Elephant Camp / Victoria Falls Airport
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Administration fee
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