OverviewConsistently rated among Smithsonian's top 10 tours, our extraordinary African Safari to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia is truly the trip of a lifetime as our travelers enjoy thrilling game drives in search of the elusive "Big Five," accompanied by a top Smithsonian Expert. Join us to see one of the largest concentrations of birds and wildlife in Africa, marvel at extraordinary Victoria Falls, and discover Lower Zambezi National Park by guided canoe trips and sunset river cruises. Plus, enjoy the safari comforts of staying at deluxe lodges.
During two days in Johannesburg, see the homes of Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela and visit the Hector Pieterson Museum on Apartheid. Then spend three days at magnificent Victoria Falls, where you’ll stay at a deluxe hotel located in the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve. Botswana’s Chobe National Park boasts one of the largest concentrations of birds and wildlife in all of Africa. Enjoy sensational game drives and boat safaris during three days in the park. Then travel to Zambia for a special highlight — wildlife viewing at Lower Zambezi National Park. Embark on a variety of safari activities, including open-vehicle game drives, guided canoe trips, and sunset river cruises, spending a relaxing three-night stay at the intimate Royal Zambezi Lodge.
Special ValueThis tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.
Smithsonian ExpertsThroughout this tour, travel in the company of an exceptional Smithsonian Study Leader. David Clapp is a respected naturalist and teacher who worked extensively in land conservation and habitat management. David will lead the September 8, 2013 departure. Grant Nel holds a BSc (Hon) degree in Zoology, has worked in the African wild for two decades and has also traveled widely internationally. Grant will lead the August 4 and October 27, 2013 departures. A popular and respected naturalist, Patricia Hostiuck has led over 50 trips with Smithsonian Journeys. Patty will lead the June 2013 departure. Robyn Keene-Young is a widely published travel and nature writer on southern Africa. Robyn will lead the May 5, 2013 departure.
Special HighlightsTour spectacular Victoria Falls.Search for the “Big Five” in the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve.Discover Chobe National Park’s diverse and abundant game on early morning game drives and afternoon boat safaris.Explore remote Lower Zambezi National Park during a three-night stay at the unique Royal Zambezi Lodge.
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