Lionesse on a tree in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Southern Africa Safaris & Tours

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A combination of the lush wetlands of Botswana’s Okavango Delta and the famous plains of South Africa’s Kruger National Park only brush the surface of the iconic experiences you can have on a custom Southern Africa Safari from Zicasso. Ultimate luxuries, serene remoteness, and breathtaking wildlife will accompany you on a trip to remember in this fascinating region. Explore the range of experiences to be had in the inspirational itineraries below.

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Cable car to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

Best of Southern Africa in 12 Days

12 Day Custom Tour

From $6,715

Fascinating indigenous wildlife, spectacular unspoiled sceneries, and immersive historic culture sweep large regions and underpin many communities peppering South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. For 12 days, explore the best of these countries and embrace the opportunities to spot beautiful flora and fauna, gaze across iconic African safari spectacles, and delve into the cultures of the local people. The southern slice of Africa is a dream to be discovered.

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Tourists on mokoro boat safari observing an elephant in the Okavango Delta

Exceptional South Africa and Botswana: Sabi Sands to Okavango Delta

12 Day Custom Tour

From $10,795

Seek out the sensational experiences sweeping South Africa and Botswana on this handcrafted 12-day tour beginning in the impressive wildlife sanctuary of Sabi Sands Game Reserve. You will indulge in the country’s iconic safari scenes before immersing yourself in Cape culture and sipping on sumptuous wines in Cape Town and Franschhoek. Heading for Botswana thereafter, the majesty of the untouched Okavango Delta will await your exploration.

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Baobab trees under the night sky in the Makgadikgadi Pan

African Grandeur: Botswana and Zimbabwe

9 Day Custom Tour

From $5,395

Discover the grandeur of an African safari on this customizable 9-day tour of Botswana and Zimbabwe, leading from the sweeping Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to the Okavango Delta floodplains and culminating at the jaw-dropping Victoria Falls. Along the way, embrace the spectacular scenery of each of these destinations, including flourishing environments and sparse savannas teeming with diverse wildlife indigenous to Africa.

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Pride of lions in Selinda Reserve, Botswana

Luxury Botswana Classic: Waterways and Landscapes

10 Day Custom Tour

From $10,995

Revel in the luxuries of Botswana’s immaculate safari resorts and cherish encounters with the wondrous wildlife inhabiting the country’s untouched reserves on this glamorous ten-day adventure along the Chobe River, within the Selinda Reserve, and across the Duba Plains Private Reserve. Every destination and activity is tailored to sharing opulence within the wilderness and will unveil the beauty of this beloved country.

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Herd of springbok antelopes in South Africa

10-Day Classic South Africa Safari for First-Timers

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,295

Let Cape Town’s cosmopolitan charm and cultural allure dazzle you, Franschhoek’s deep-rooted history and wine-making heritage entice you, and Sabi Sands Game Reserve’s gorgeous green grasslands and abundant wildlife enchant you on this 10-day classic South African tour and safari. With guided experiences and time at leisure allowing you to experience the best of these destinations, the stage is set for a spectacular stay.

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The Dhow Bar on the beach at andBeyond Benguerra Island.

Bush and Beach: South Africa and Mozambique in 10 Days

10 Day Custom Tour

From $7,995

From the brilliant bushveld of South Africa’s renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve to the breathtaking beaches of Mozambique’s beloved Benguerra Island, this tailored 10-day luxe bush and beach vacation shows off the spellbinding sensations sweeping Africa’s captivating coastal castaways and island escapes. Discover fascinating indigenous game, soak up the luxuries of seaside living, and embrace the beauty of untamed Africa during this tour.

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Franschhoek winelands in Western Cape, South Africa

21-Day South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe Adventure

21 Day Custom Tour

From $12,595

In South Africa, Cape Town shines a spotlight on the country’s remarkable history and shares exquisite tastes of the Western Cape’s famous wines. In Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls lives up to its status as a Natural World Wonder. And in Botswana, the wilderness beckons visitors to embrace its endless beauty. These are Africa’s pinnacle destinations you may discover during this unforgettable 21-day vacation from the Cape to Moremi Game Reserve.

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Young leopard drinking from a watering hole in Sabi Sands, South Africa

Boundless Beauty: 17-Day South Africa and Mozambique

17 Day Custom Tour

From $11,470

From the dazzling suburbs of the city of gold, Johannesburg, to the sweeping lush plains of Sabi Sands Game Reserve and from the bustling districts and gorgeous coastline of Cape Town to the pristine beaches of Ponta Mamoli, this 17-day tour is tailored to showcasing what makes South Africa and Mozambique must-visit destinations. Embrace their boundless beauty, from the untouched wilderness to the immaculate coastlines during your stay.

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Large male lion walking through the tall grass on the Okavango Delta, Botswana

7-Day Classic Delta Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

From $4,545

From blazing campfires in Moremi Game Reserve under the starry night sky to safari drives and motorboat cruises across the pearl islands of the Okavango Delta, Botswana's beauty is yours to behold during your adventures over this tailormade 7-day tour. Discover the marvelous wilderness wonders stretching from the heart of the delta to its furthest corners, embracing safari in Botswana like never before.

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Cruising the Chobe river in Botswana aboard the Chobe Princesses by Mantis

Bucket List Botswana: Victoria Falls, Chobe, Moremi and Central Kalahari

11 Day Custom Tour

From $8,630

Visiting the colossal pounding streams of the Victoria Falls and then continuing to Botswana’s breathtaking reserves, this handcrafted 11-day safari tour is bound to share many remarkable encounters with marvelous animals and vivid birdlife, among other spectacular wilderness scenes. From Chobe National Park to the Central Kalahari, explore the phenomenally diverse environments, teeming with beautiful life, that sweep across the country.

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Hippopotamus and crane standing in the grass in Botswana

Safari, Rivers and Waterfalls: 13-Day Zimbabwe & Botswana

13 Day Custom Tour

From $7,795

Leave no stone unturned on this tailor-made 13-day adventure safari from Zimbabwe’s marvelous national parks to the breathtaking reserves of Botswana. Discover the majesty of Matobo, sensational sights speckling the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls, captivating creatures dwelling in Chobe’s diverse environments, and wondrous wildlife sweeping the plains of Moremi Game Reserve through many magnificent safari experiences from the regions’ fully-equipped lodges and campsites.

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Sugarbird hummingbird sitting on the endemic fynbos pincushion protea flower in Cape Town, South Africa

21-Day South Africa: Birding Safari

21 Day Custom Tour

From $12,595

Let South Africa’s cosmopolitan cities seduce you, its vast, rich landscapes inspire you, its iconic animal sightings allure you, and its fabulous colorful birdlife enchant you on this safari and birding exploration from Umhlanga to Cederberg. On the journey, history and culture will come to life as nature awakens within the plains and bushveld surrounding you, an experience that will be richly rewarding.

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Southern Africa Explorer: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia Safari

16 Day Custom Tour

From$7,755

Southern Africa abounds with heavenly landscapes that dance with color and contrast. Bright red sand dunes, hippo-filled wetlands, and elephant-covered plains are all yours to take in. This 16-day tour explores the region’s astonishing natural highlights as you enjoy the best of Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. You will go deep into the wilderness with Bushmen guides to uncover untamed Africa from the ground, the water, and the air. As you consider your destinations, be sure to look through other itineraries and safaris in Zimbabwe to perfect your African safari vacation.

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Adventurous Southern Africa Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From$10,795

Experience the thrill of a lifetime during your 12-day South Africa adventure tour brimming with extreme marvels. Plunge into scenic views with the wind on your cheeks as you paraglide from Table Mountain and witness the ferocious gaze of a great white shark from the safety of a submerged cage. Capture the dizzying feeling of weightlessness during a scenic skydiving excursion and search an opulent game reserve for signs of traipsing rhinoceros or camouflaged leopards. Whether whitewater rafting, kayaking, or relaxing with an award-winning glass of wine, your South Africa tour promises hair-raising thrills and exclusive experiences.

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Southern Africa Safari and Culture Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From$6,995

Africa is an untouched paradise, home to ancient civilizations that existed at the dawn of time. Here is an opportunity to discover Africa’s magic on a 14-day adventure into the wilds. Find out what going on safari is really like as you drive into the bush in special 4x4 vehicles to watch animals going about their daily activities in their natural habitat. Experience what it’s like to dine under the stars in a traditional African boma before heading off for a good night’s sleep in some of Africa’s finest game lodges. Then waken at dawn to enjoy another game drive to view a variety of animals and birds, including the famous Big Five. Your tour guides know the bush intimately, and they will share their knowledge as well as some of Africa’s deepest mysteries with you.

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Hidden Southern Africa: A Luxury Overland Safari Through Zimbabwe

14 Day Custom Tour

From$10,915

Delight in all the intimate details with an overland journey through the heart of Southern Africa. Crossing famous wildernesses and connecting the highlights of Zimbabwe, this private adventure plots a course to the essence of the African experience. Spot rhinos on foot, discover over a hundred mammal species, explore exotic ecosystems and feel the beauty of an untouched land. From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, this 2-week journey is what Africa is all about.

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Signature Southern Africa: Cape Town Tour, Kruger Safari & Victoria Falls Itinerary

11 Day Custom Tour

From$5,055

Evocative and exclusive, this signature safari unravels the colors and charms of Southern Africa. Every day takes you on a journey through surprise and wonder: walking with rhinos, hidden vineyards, prowling lions, watching elephants from a private pool, a helicopter ride above Victoria Falls. With handpicked lodges and privately guided safari activities, it’s a 2-week adventure that blends the icons of a region, with the treats that only the insiders know about.

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Icons of Southern Africa: Botswana Safari, Victoria Falls & Cape Town

12 Day Custom Tour

From$8,635

Southern Africa's icons sound like myths doused in the tales of legend on this 12-day safari itinerary. A desert oasis larger than many European countries, 100,000 elephants in the forest, vertical mountains high above oceans and city, and cascades that defy notions of scale. With six days of Botswana safari as its centerpiece, this luxury itinerary envelops you in the icons of Southern Africa, unraveling the fictitious images to provide an intimate connection with the best of the continent.

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Best of Okavango & Southern Africa Safari by Private Plane

12 Day Custom Tour

From$12,715

The natural wonders of Southern Africa come alive when seen from the air as the beautiful expressions of the wild blur into each other with a primitive charm. Private air charters showcase the region's wonders from an inspiring angle, and when you touch down, the thrills of the Big Five ensure an exciting safari adventure. This 12-day aerial safari will connect Southern Africa's highlights, from the Kruger savannah to the Kalahari desert and the sublime Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls.

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Enchanting Couples Escape: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Seychelles

14 Day Custom Tour

From$8,395

Victoria Falls is a Natural World Wonder that is more magnificent than words can describe, Cape Town is a vibrant cosmopolitan cityscape that shares rich South African heritage, Lion Sands Game Reserve is an untamed wildlife sanctuary in the Greater Kruger National Park, and Mahe Island is a pristine seascape getaway in the Seychelles archipelago. For 14 days, explore these world-famous destinations with your partner on an enchanting couples escape.

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Weeklong Safari Adventure in Botswana and Zimbabwe

8 Day Custom Tour

From$7,195

Wilderness reigns across Zimbabwe and Botswana, and you will explore these breathtaking destinations during this immersive 8-day safari experience from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park, and ending in Moremi Game Reserve. Each destination is teeming with wildlife you will discover while partaking in stunning safari activities, from soaring helicopter tours over the staggering Victoria Falls to enchanting boat cruises across the Okavango Delta.

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5 Star Safari: South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe

13 Day Custom Tour

From$14,295

Botswana’s wilderness beauty is boundless, spreading well beyond the flourishing wetlands and sprawling plains of the Okavango Delta. Neighboring countries also share the majesty of Africa, and this tailored five-star tour from South Africa to Botswana and concluding in Zimbabwe will provide unforgettable experiences within immaculate wilderness environments. Extravagant accommodations, enchanting game sightings, and emblematic African scenes await discerning travelers on this luxurious vacation.

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Self-Drive 16-Day Adventure: Botswana and Namibia

16 Day Custom Tour

From$9,595

From sweeping canary-colored savannas to flourishing teal wetlands to rolling jade-hued grasslands, Botswana’s safari getaways share the country’s exquisitely diverse environments, and this tailored tour is designed to spotlight the remarkable wilderness inhabiting these untouched sanctuaries. Whether fishing in the great wetlands of the Okavango Delta, enjoying boating safaris across the Zambezi River, or sightseeing at the world-famous Victoria Falls, discover Botswana’s breathtaking trail.

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Botswana and Zimbabwe: 11-Day Diverse Habitats

11 Day Custom Tour

From$6,595

From the jaw-dropping wildlife paradise that is Hwange National Park to the otherworldly spectacles of Victoria Falls and the sweeping scenes encompassing Chobe National Park to the breathtaking wildlife discoveries of Moremi Game Reserve, appreciate the immaculately diverse habitats spreading across Zimbabwe and Botswana on this riveting 11-day African safari. The stage is set to spotlight the continent’s rich tapestry of wilderness environments through iconic African safari experiences.

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