Southern Super Safari

Ultimate Southern Africa Safari
Days 1-2: Travel to Botswana

Days 3-6: Arrival to Nxai Pan

Space is the new luxury and Migration Expeditions offers just that – the unbelievable calm that comes from gazing at the horizon and having space to yourself. Migration Expeditions is African Bush Camps first property situated in Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana. Nxai Pan is one of Makgadikgadi’s natural salt pans and is located on the northern border of the national park.

Open from December till the end of March, Migration Expeditions is accessible by road or helicopter from Maun. The intimate camp is made up of 4 luxury canvas tents set on low decks with en-suite bathrooms and bucket showers, and two main area tents consisting of the lounge and dining areas.

Nxai National Park is significant for Botswana’s iconic zebra migration which brings large herds of zebras and other herbivores into the area. The appearance of the migration brings an increase in predator activity.

Activities include visits to Baines’ Baobabs (a cluster of magnificent upside-down trees situated at the edge of Kudiakam Pan. Daily game drives are also on offer and give safari goers the chance to see fantastic migratory birding opportunities, large elephant bulls, the iconic Kalahari lion, cheetah, spotted hyena and oryx.

Days 7-10:  Kwai Concession

Located along the banks of the Khwai River in the Khwai Concession of Botswana, African Bush Camps is excited to announce the opening of Khwai Lediba, a luxury tented safari camp. The new lodge will accommodate up to 16 guests and will feature environmentally friendly tented accommodations equipped with modern furnishings and amenities. Each of the 6 double rooms and 1 family unit will have an en suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, a private deck, luxurious bedding, and more.

The central camp includes a pool, dining area with an open kitchen, and bar with a sunken lounge. Meals, cocktails, and bubbly will be served indoors or al fresco on a deck surrounded by sycamore and leadwood trees with stunning views across the river.

Khwai Lediba is situated near the Moremi National Park and offers guests a front-row seat to the wildlife action of the oldest protected section of the Okavango Delta, known for its diverse wildlife population, including lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, and more.

Activities at the camp include morning, afternoon, and night game drives, as well as walking and mokoro safaris (depending on water levels). The camp also offers the opportunity to visit the nearby Khwai village preschool as part of the African Bush Camps Foundation's community empowerment projects.

Days 10-13: Linyanti

Linyanti Bush Camp is situated on the banks of Linyanti Marsh in a private reserve which borders the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. The marshes are the only water source for miles around and attract water-adapted and desert-adapted wildlife, plus large numbers of birds.

Linyanti Bush Camp is an intimate camp with 6 luxury tents on the banks of the Linyanti Marsh. The elevated communal area offers a cosy lounge, bar and dining area, as well as a pool, with beautiful views of the unique Linyanti landscape.

Linyanti is best known for its large populations of elephant and buffalo that congregate in vast numbers especially during the dry season. Other wildlife encounters include lion, leopard, wild dog, the rare and elusive sitatunga antelope, hippo and crocodile. The area also offers spectacular birding all year round. The area's relative remoteness makes it a favoured wild safari destination and one of the best sought after areas in Northern Botswana.

Days 13-15:  Victoria Falls Zambia

Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls. Thorntree River Lodge has been completely rebuilt with an environmentally-conscious design. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa.

The lodge boasts 12 twin rooms with 2 sets of interleading units. Each unit has its own indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as a luxurious private plunge pool. The main lodge consists of a lounge with an open dining area, where the fine dining experience of African cuisine will come to life. A gym and spa overlook the mighty Zambezi River, and there is a small library with WIFI for our guests’ convenience. The communal deck is set on the edge of the stunning riverside, and is home to a sunken boma area and an infinity pool. Wooden decking floats on the edge of the river, and moves with the water level to create the illusion of sailing a boat, and help to achieve a seamless feel between river and land.

Days 15-17:  Victoria Falls Zimbabwe (add-on)

Escape to the ultimate luxury retreat at Old Drift Lodge, a haven nestled in the heart of the Zambezi National Park, just upstream from the world-renowned Victoria Falls. Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, the lodge offers a pristine wilderness that spans over 56,000 hectares of natural beauty, teeming with an abundance of wildlife. Whether it’s a game drive, river cruise, or a guided walking safari, guests can explore the park by road, river, or on foot.

Boasting a prime location only 4.5 kilometers from the town of Victoria Falls, Old Drift Lodge offers 10 double suites and 4 family suites, each uniquely designed with stylish furnishings that blend in perfectly with the natural environment. The spacious canvas en-suite rooms offer the perfect blend of modern luxury and authentic safari charm, featuring a private lounge, viewing deck, indoor and outdoor showers, plunge pool, and an outdoor bath with uninterrupted views of the Zambezi.

The main lodge area offers breathtaking 360-degree views, with the north facing onto the Zambezi and the south onto a waterhole, showcasing the lodge’s pristine natural surroundings. Old Drift Lodge is the perfect retreat for those seeking a luxurious safari experience while immersing themselves in the beauty of nature.

Day 17-18 (Mar 1-2)  Vic Falls Zimbabwe

Surrounded by the tranquility of Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve and primely located just 15 minutes from the Falls themselves, Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel invites you to explore or just relax in one of the continent’s most loved destinations. Our hotel’s thoughtful comforts, attentive service, and excellent food enhance your experience by ensuring you are very well taken care of – a hallmark of Stanley & Livingstone. And it is for you to decide how much or little to do…

Day 19 (Mar 2) Departure

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Ultimate Southern Africa Safari
Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe

from $7850.00 per person / double occupancy

EXCLUDES the Zimbabwe portion (Old Drift Lodge, touring & Stanley & Livingstone) as this is an extension. Contact us for all the details. *  This itinerary can be booked for independent travel and customized to fit your travel needs.