A wildebeest rest under a tree

The Complete Southern Africa Safari for First Timer: Namibia, Botswana & South Africa

Ratings of Zicasso's Service

Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Namibia, South Africa, Botswana

Places Visited

Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta, Kruger National Park

Suggested Duration

12 Days

Torn between safari destinations? Want to discover all Southern Africa's wonders in under two weeks? Combining the continent's premier national parks and its most intimate experiences, this unique itinerary is a bubbling pot of excitement and enchantment. From galloping herds to tracking rhinos on foot, waking to lion roars and canoeing past hippos, this is the evocative and comprehensive safari experience.

Customizable Itinerary

Expand All

Trip Highlights

  • Visit three countries and immerse yourself in their number one safari destination; then add on as assortment of private game reserves for intimate and inimitable experiences
  • Take thrilling walking safaris through the teeming plains of Sabi Sands, the full Big Five available in cinematic high definition from your lodge
  • Track rhinos on foot in the Ongava Game Reserve, your tentative footsteps offering a stunning proximity to their endangered elegance
  • Forget simplistic notions of spotting “the Big Five” as you spend 11 days on safari, each day providing ongoing enchantment with all of Africa's finest mammals
  • Canoe alongside hippos and watch elephant herds surround your lodge in Botswana's Okavango Delta, the excitement intensified by abundant cats and hunting scenes
  • Open your curtains to rhinos and keep spotting the predators in South Africa's Kruger National Park
  • Be baffled and bewildered by the landscapes of Damaraland, Namibia providing rest and relaxation in the most unique of settings
  • Discover the spectacular world of Etosha National Park, a haven for all of Namibia's indelible wild game

Starting Price

$11,395 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.

Reviews of Zicasso's Referral Service

4.95 stars based on 22 reviews.

Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, & Zambia...
"Great trip, everything went very smooth."

Reviewed By Randy S.

Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa & Botswana Review: Couple's...
"Our agent's planning and hard work allowed me to have an...

Reviewed By Michael B.

South Africa, Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe Africa Safari...
"Our first trip to Africa and we were so pleased with all...

Reviewed By kathleen C.

Travel Review: South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, & Botswana...
"They were extremely helpful in tailoring an itinerary to...

Reviewed By Kim H.

Luxury Namibia, South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe Review:...
"[Our trip planner's]planning was impeccable, her follow-up...

Reviewed By Rebecca J.

Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe Luxury Family...
"The lodging, food, service, and guides were uniformly excellent..."

Reviewed By Fred S.

Your Dream Vacation

in 3 simple steps

  1. 1

    Describe your dream trip

  2. 2

    Get matched with top travel specialists

  3. 3

    Book the trip

Free service - no credit card required