Observing elephant migration from a safari vehicle in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Following the Elephants: A Multi-Country Safari to Zambia and Botswana

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Countries Visited

Botswana, Zambia

Places Visited

Lusaka, South Luangwa National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambezi River...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

Zambia and Botswana radiate authenticity and celebrate the remarkable diversity of big-game Africa. This handcrafted safari reveals the best of both countries, starting in Zambia with drives and walks on the South Luangwa savannah, then canoeing and exploring the Lower Zambezi wetland. Stop at Victoria Falls, then follow the elephants into Botswana and the Chobe woodland, before completing the journey on the world’s largest salt pan, guided by Zu/’hoasi Bushmen from the Kalahari.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the rich bounty of one of Africa’s greatest savannas, leopards and wild dogs just the start of the encounters in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park
  • Uncover the secrets of the wetlands by canoeing into the narrow canals of Lower Zambezi National Park, then continue the adventure with game drives and walks
  • Immerse yourself in thick woodland and join the 100,000 elephants that roam in and around Botswana’s Chobe National Park
  • Surround yourself with the silence of the world’s largest salt pans, the Makgadikgadi, where you discover the beauty of desert-adapted species
  • Feel the power of Victoria Falls, and spend two days relaxing on the banks of the Zambezi River, an idyllic interlude to the safari adventure
  • Tune your senses into the drama of nature with a walking safari in South Luangwa, the park that pioneered walking safaris in Africa
  • Learn how to track wild animals and survive in the bush by spending a day with Zu/’hoasi Bushmen
  • Continually adjust the safari program to your interests, as this 2-week adventure incorporates game drives, nighttime drives, big-game walks, and various activities on the water

Starting Price

$12,553 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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