A big herd of wild elephants in Botswana, Africa

Best Elephant Safaris

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From trundling through the forest to splashing in remote riverbanks, elephants are one of the most fascinating animals to see while on an African safari. Watching a single bull or a herd with calves can keep you interested all day, as you observe their intelligent, sociable, and communicative behavior. You can revel in the beauty and unparalleled experience of witnessing these gentle giants in their natural habitat during a custom elephant safari by speaking with a Zicasso travel specialist or by finding inspiration in one of our available sample trips.

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Elephant herd on the run

The Great Elephant Migration Across Zambia & Botswana Safari

11 Day Custom Tour

From $10,885

Exclusively handcrafted, this 11-day safari celebrates the beauty of the world’s largest land mammal. You will follow the biggest elephant migration, be surrounded by Africa’s largest elephant population, and enjoy an astonishing intimacy with tens of thousands of pachyderms. Exploring Zambia and Botswana, you will trace the giants on a surreal mix of game drives, nighttime drives, walking safaris and boat trips for the world’s ultimate elephant adventure. Of all of the safari options, this itinerary will keep your attention on the amazing elephants while also giving you a chance to enjoy the full cast of African wildlife.

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Rhinos at a watering hole, Namibia, South Africa

Namibia Walking Safari: Desert Rhino & Elephants

8 Day Custom Tour

From $5,995

This journey is a unique adventure that has, at its heart, a focus on the truly remote and the pristine. It also offers an opportunity to accompany a group of conservationists on a remarkable effort to raise awareness for, and protect, some of the world’s greatest creatures. The Save the Rhino Team will take you on an unforgettable foray into the Namibian wilderness, teaching you invaluable tracking and bush skills and demonstrating the precarious nature of the existing populations of rhinos and elephants in this area. In addition to this experience, you will explore areas of Namibia that are inaccessible by vehicle and thus reserved for the privileged few to witness on foot while supported by a camel train. This trip is about the wildlife and people of Namibia, and the unbreakable bonds that you will undoubtedly forge with both.

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Elephants roam by the river in Chobe National Park.

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

14 Day Custom Tour

From $9,655

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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Herd of elephants in Chobe National Park

Luxury Botswana Safari for Seniors: Following the Elephants

9 Day Custom Tour

From $9,625

Elephants have good taste. Almost 100,000 of them march around Northern Botswana, their path coinciding with some of the continent’s best accommodations and most elegant safari experiences. This unique 9-day itinerary follows the natural movement of elephants, combining unique nature with the style and comfort demanded by the most discerning traveler. And it’s not just about elephants. Get ready for big cats, hippo pods, thunderous waterfalls, and opulent river cruises.

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An elephant gives himself a dust bath at the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa.

Immaculate South Africa 10-Day Tour for First Timers

10 Day Custom Tour

From $3,995

Immersed yourself in the real Africa with this ultimate 10-day South Africa safari for first timers. Showcasing the continent’s sublime wildlife, the first seven days will offer tailor-made big-game safari in Phinda and Sabi Sands, exceptional private reserves that offer animal intimacy and abundance. Then end in Cape Town, where penguins complement your big-five-and-more experience.

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The edge of Victoria Falls with the waterfall's mist rising into view | Zambia, Africa

Classic Southern African Safari

12 Day Custom Tour

From $5,791

Experience the diversity and grandeur of South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia during your  12-day classic southern African safari. You will lounge in luxury accommodations and indulge in majestic moments found in intimate safari excursions. From exhilarating guided walks to canoeing down lush canals, viewing the power of Victoria Falls to sipping wine with captivating views, you can enjoy searching for the Big Five amid the colorful wilderness and wildlife.

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