Take part in thrilling game drives in search of the elusive “Big Five” and witness the largest concentrations of wildlife and birds in Africa as you journey to South Africa, Botswana, Victoria Falls, and Zambia.

Starting at: $8,284 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Lion on watch  Elephants on the savanna  The powerful and dramatic Victoria Falls  Seeing giraffes on safari  Lion pride. Credit: Smithsonian Journeys Expert Kirt Kempter  Lone cheetah on the watch  African rhino on the savannah. Credit: Smithsonian Journeys Expert Grant Nel  African Buffalo  Elephant viewing from the canoe. Credit: Smithsonian Journeys Expert Don Wilson  Elephant calf with mother. Credit: Smithsonian Journeys Expert Grant Nel  Giraffes on the savanna  Lilac-breasted roller  Flight of an African Fish Eagle in Zambia. Credit: Richard Sooy  Victoria Falls  On safari

African Safari

Featuring South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Victoria Falls

14 days from $8,284 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Take part in thrilling game drives in search of the elusive “Big Five” and witness the largest concentrations of wildlife and birds in Africa as you journey to South Africa, Botswana, Victoria Falls, and Zambia.

or Call 855-330-1542

Tour Details

TOUR BROCHURE

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

This trip far exceeded our lofty expectations. Words alone cannot describe the magic of this experience. 

- Mark S.

Boat cruises on the river with animals on either side were exciting, quiet, peaceful and truly spiritual, all at once! My favorite thing about this tour as a whole was the absence of other tourists. It was private and personal. A totally fabulous experience! 

- Previous Journeys Traveler

Africa and its wonders must be experienced in person! Nature at its best! A photographer's dream come true. 

- Allen S.

Like everyone told me, I returned convinced this was the "Best trip I ever took!" 

- Gwendolyn S.

If Africa is not on your bucket list, you need a new bucket! This trip should not be missed.

- Stewart G.

This journey was a lifetime experience we will always treasure. It was fun, relaxing, elegant, and educational. Our expert, guides, and hotel staff were so wonderful! They made it special.

- Carmen & Tony C.

"The African Safari with Smithsonian Journeys was the trip of a lifetime. Every detail was attended to, before and during the trip - an exceptional experience!"

- Beatrice, C.

JOURNEYS DISPATCHES

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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54 on Bath

Johannesburg, South Africa

Opened in 2012, the contemporary 54 on Bath hotel is conveniently situated in the heart of Johannesburg's trendy Rosebank suburb, within walking distance of boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries. The 75-room hotel features a restaurant, bar, and lounge; outdoor pool; spa treatments; and laundry and dry cleaning services. All air-conditioned guest rooms have a private bath with hair dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Victoria Falls Hotel

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zimbabwe

Located within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, a World Heritage Site, this grand hotel is a gracious refuge of the might Zambezi River and exudes the elegance of an earlier age. Newly refurbished guest rooms provide tranquility while just a short walk away is the spectacular Victoria Falls.

Number of nights: 3

Chobe Marina Lodge

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe Marina Lodge is situated on the south bank of the Chobe River, a short distance from the entrance of Chobe National Park. Along with extensive gardens containing a variety of wildlife, the well-situated 60-room lodge features such amenities as two restaurants, riverside bar, and poolside bar; tennis court; beauty salon and spa with massage treatments; outdoor pool; and Internet access (at a fee). Air-conditioned guest rooms, all with private patios overlooking the river and gardens, have private bath with hair dryer, mosquito netting, in-room safe, tea- and coffee-making facilities, mini-bar (stocked on request), TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3

Royal Zambezi Lodge

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

This recently built (April 2007) luxury lodge sits on the banks of the vast Zambezi at one of its broadest points, bordering the Lower Zambezi National Park and within a protected Game Management Area. Combining creature comforts and elegant hospitality with an unspoiled wilderness experience, the 14-room lodge offers an open-plan dining room and lounge, copper-roofed verandah, wide decks, campfire, outdoor pool, spa facilities, and afternoon tea. Game viewing activities include open-vehicle game drives, night drives, bush walks, boat safaris, and birding, as well as fishing and canoeing. Individual chalets with thatched roofs, positioned for optimal game viewing, have en suite bathroom and private verandahs.

Number of nights: 3



Radisson Blu Lusaka

Lusaka, Zambia

Fully renovated in 2012, the Radisson Blu Lusaka is situated a short drive from Lusaka’s city center and the airport.  The 142-room hotel’s amenities include a restaurant, poolside bar and bar/lounge; fitness center; outdoor pool; and gift shop.  Tastefully appointed guest rooms are air-conditioned and have private bath with hair dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi access, TV, and phone. (Day room)

Number of nights: 1