Ultimate Wildlife Explorer

Southern Africa is an astonishingly diverse region fused by its prolific wildlife, breath-taking landscapes and remnants of ancient culture. During this epic 19-day adventure tour, we will explore some of the less travelled national parks and reserves of central-southern Africa. Heading off the beaten track and away from well-trodden tourist routes, we explore the spectacular wild regions of Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. We will visit some their most prominent wildlife areas, camp wild in the national parks and get in touch with nature. From kayaking on the Zambezi River to cruising through the Okavango Delta; rhino trekking in Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park; and enjoying safaris in Kafue, Matobo, Hwange, Chobe National Parks and finishing in Victoria Falls.

Safari in Africa

19 days / 19 nights

Livingstone - Livingstone

Uganda camping tour

€2995.00 per person

(Mixed accommodation - camping and lodges)

Breakfast x 19
Lunch x 15
Dinner x 14

Min - 4 passengers
Max - 11 passengers

Big 5 safari

What's Included:

  • Pre-tour accommodation (Livingstone, Zambia)
  • Airport transfers (Livingstone)
  • Transport (in a fully equipped 13 seater overland truck)
  • All Accommodation (between camping and lodges)
  • Meals: 19x breakfast, 15x lunch, 14x dinner
  • Professional & experienced tour guide
  • All national park entrance fees
  • Drinking Water
  • Footsteps welcome package
Safari in Zambia

Included Highlights:

  • Victoria Falls
  • 2 days Kafue National Park with game drives
  • Lower Zambezi National Park – overnight canoe trip
  • Lake Kariba with boat cruise
  • 2 nights Hwange National Park
  • Full day Hwange National Park game drive
  • 2 nights Matopos National Park
  • Rhino Trekking
  • Matopo Hills bushman paintings
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • 2 nights Okavango Delta
  • 2x Makoro trips
  • Bush walk
  • Caprivi Strip National Park
  • Chobe National Park game drive
  • Chobe River boat cruise
Makgadikgadi salt pans, Botswana

Additional Expenses:

  • Personal drinks/snacks (other than water)
  • International flights
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visas
  • Any optional activities
  • Gratuities/tips for guides used along the way (tipping guideline will be provided)
Best safari in Zambia

Route:

  • Livingstone, pre tour (1 night)
  • Livingstone – Kafue National Park, south (1 night)
  • Kafue National Park, south – Kafue National Park, north (2 nights)
  • Kafue National Park – Lower Zambezi National park (3 nights)
  • Lower Zambezi - Lake Kariba (1 night)
  • Lake Kariba – Hwange National Park (2 nights)
  • Hwange National Park – Matobo (2 nights)
  • Matobo – Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (1 night)
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Maun (1 night)
  • Maun – Okavango Delta (2 nights)
  • Okavango Delta – Caprivi strip (1 night)
  • Caprivi Strip – Kasane, Chobe National Park (2 nights)
  • Kasane – Livingstone (TOUR END)
Day to day itinerary

Dates & Availability

Livingstone - Livingstone
8 Seats available
Uganda camping tour

€2995.00
(Mixed accommodation - camping and lodges)


Livingstone - Livingstone
Fully booked
Uganda camping tour

€2995.00
(Mixed accommodation - camping and lodges)

Day to Day Itinerary

Victoria falls

Today will be your chance to meet your fellow travellers and get ready for the adventure ahead! On the evening of your pre-night, you will be met by your guide for the tour and get a detailed briefing about the day-to-day operations of the trip. Meals today will be at your own expense.

Accommodation: Lodge – Victoria Falls Waterfront

Zambia safari

An action packed first day of tour as we head north to our first National Park of the trip – Kafue, but not before visiting the mighty Victoria Falls! An early start to the day to reach the Vic Falls viewpoint at first light. Here, we will spend 2 hours marveling over the power of nature as the Zambezi River crashes through the gorge of the world’s largest waterfall. From there, we hop into our vehicle and start making our way North to Kafue National Park.
Covering more than 22,500km squared, Kafue National Park is the largest in Zambia and one of the largest in the world. With terrain ranging from the lush riverine forest of the Kafue River to the vast grassland of the Busanga Plains, this park rewards you with some of the best wildlife sightings.
We will arrive at our first campsite on the banks of Lake Itezhi in the southern part of the park in the late afternoon, enjoying our first safari en-route to camp.

B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping – Hippo Bay Campsite
Mileage: 310 km

Highlights of the day:
Kafue National Park with safari

Zambia safari

Rising with the sun on the morning of day two, we will enjoy a quick breakfast, pack up camp and hop back into our vehicle as we head on a lengthy morning game drive through the park to reach our second campsite further north – on the banks of the Kafue River. The northern section of the park is where all the action happens and here is where we will spend the following 2 nights exploring untouched nature at its best – in search of the ‘Big 5’.

B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping – Kasabushi Campsite
Mileage: 80 km

Highlights of the day:
Kafue National Park
Multiple safaris

Zambezi River Safari

Today takes us to the southeast corner of Zambia and to the banks of the mighty Zambezi River! Here is where we will depart for our epic journey, canoeing down the Zambezi River, navigating around the large hippo pods that rules the waters. We will arrive at camp mid-afternoon and get ready for the adventure ahead!

B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping – Gwabi River Lodge
Mileage: 400 km

Highlights of the day:
Zambezi River

Best safari in Zambia

Canoeing down the Zambezi is a privilege not many people get to experience and one you will never forget! With an early start to get onto the water, we will begin our 70km paddle down this mighty river that cuts right across the African continent. While paddling, we carefully navigate our canoes around the pods of hippos taking up the shallower water as we weave deeper into the National Park. Watch in awe as herds of elephant come down to the water’s edge for a drink and the crocodiles bask in the sun on the banks. Tonight, we camp wild on one of the river’s many islands, falling asleep to the sounds of lions roaring and hippos grunting before heading further down the river the following morning.

Day 5: B/L/D
Day 6: B/L
Accommodation:  Camping – wild, Lower Zambezi National Park

Highlights of the day:
Canoeing in Lower Zambezi National Park
Wild camping

Day six takes us on the short drive to Zimbabwe and to the world’s largest man-made lake – Lake Kariba. Originally built in the 1950s as a hydroelectric dam, Kariba is now recognised as a fantastic holiday spot for avid fisherman, bird watchers and photographers. At 5400km squared, this beautiful lake is home to thousands of hippos and crocodiles, an incredible diversity of birds, and is surrounded by protected national park area, bringing in wildlife of all kinds. Here, we will enjoy a boat cruise exploring the lake, spending the night camping on the lake’s shore.

B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping – Warthogs Bush Camp
Mileage: 90 km

Highlights of the day:
Lake Kariba boat cruise

Big 5 safari

Off to an early start and a long day on the road ahead of us! Today, we cut across from the eastern corner to the western border of Zimbabwe as we head to Hwange National Park, where we will have a break from camping and enjoy the comfort of a lodge for our two nights here. We will arrive at our lodge this evening with time to settle in and have a quiet night before exploring the park the following day.
B/L/D
Accommodation: Lodge – Hwange Main Camp (or similar)
Mileage: 610 km

Big 5 safari in Botswana

Hwange National Park, being Zimbabwe’s largest national park, has a ridiculous amount of wildlife with over 400 species of bird and 107 mammal species, including lions, giraffes, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and wild dogs. But what really defines Hwange is the elephant populations. We will spend our day on a full day game drive, going deep into the park and off the main tourist trails, truly discovering what this area has to offer.
B/L/D
Accommodation: Lodge – Hwange main camp (or similar)

Highlights of the day:
Hwange National Park
Full-day game drive

Chobe National Park Safari

From one of Zimbabwe’s treasures to the next – today we head further south to the mesmerising granite hills of Motobo National Park. After a relaxed start, we hop back into our overland truck and begin our journey south. We will arrive at our campsite, situated right at the entrance to the park, around mid-afternoon with plenty of time to set up camp and make ourselves at home before starting up the fire and enjoying a classic African ‘braai’ (cooking meat over open coals)

B/L/D
Accommodation: Matobo Hills Camp
Mileage: 340km

Safari in Zimbabwe

Home to some of the most beautiful granite scenery in the world, the Matobo National Park is one of the lesser known highlights of Zimbabwe. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a stunning landscape of giant granite rocks unfeasibly balancing on top of one another. When you see it, it’s easy to understand why Matobo is considered the spiritual home of Zimbabwe. We will spend a full day exploring this unique area of Zimbabwe, from the ancient rock art in the high-lying granite rocks to the great rhino population in the flat lands below, where we will enjoy an epic rhino trekking experience.
B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping – Motobo Hills Campsite

Highlights of the day:
Matobo National Park
Rhino trekking
Bushman paintings

Camping safari in Africa

Crossing out of Zimbabwe and into Botswana – the adventure continues! Today we will head into the middle of the magnificent Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – the largest of their kind in the world! Tonight, we will be camping wild on these beautiful white pans stretching as far as the eye can see. We will arrive at our camp in the late afternoon with time to set up camp, explore, and admire the gorgeous amber sunset as it goes down over the vast emptiness of the pans

B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping – One Tree Island
Mileage: 310 km

Highlights of the day:
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

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After enjoying the magnificent sunrise over these salt pans with a hot cup of coffee, we will have a nice, hearty, English breakfast before getting back on the road. Today, we head to Maun – the tourism headquarters of Botswana. We will arrive at our stunning campsite situated on the banks of the powerful Boteti River in time for lunch. Once we have made ourselves at home at our new camp, we will take the short drive into town to stock up on supplies for the Okavango Delta. We will spend the rest of this afternoon relaxing at our campsite and getting ready for our upcoming adventure in the heart of the Okavango.
B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping: Drifters Campsite (or similar)
Mileage: 250 km

Okavango Delta, Botswana

One of Africa’s absolute must-do’s – visiting the Okavango Delta! This is what we will do for the next two days. We drive east, from Maun to the edge of the Delta’s panhandle, where we will be spending two nights in the comfort of a stunning lodge on the banks of the Delta, showcasing all that it has to offer in terms of wildlife, scenery and activities, nestled in the middle of the giant marula and ficus trees at the water’s edge, with views over the Delta. During our time here, we will bounce between bush walks, mokoro cruises (a mokoro is a traditional dug out wooden canoe), and relaxing at the viewpoints at our lodge, watching in awe as the bush in front of us comes to life.
B/L/D
Accommodation: Lodge – Guma Lagoon (or similar)
Mileage: 320 km

Highlights of the day:
Okavango Delta
Mokoro trips
Bush walks

Gonarezhou safari

After a magical time in one of Africa’s most sought-after destinations, we will head Namibia’s Zambezi Region, formerly known as the no-man’s-land of the ‘Caprivi Strip’. After decades of war damage and poaching, the region’s wildlife is slowly returning to the area with some of the rarer antelope species such as sable and roan featuring especially well. We will cross into Namibia for one quick night, camping on banks of the Zambezi River, en route to Chobe National Park.
B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping – Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge
Mileage: 380 km

Highlights of the day:
Namibia’s Zambezi Region

Built along the banks of the Chobe River, Kasane is the gateway to the famous Chobe National Park. We will arrive at our lodge in time for lunch and will spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing before exploring park by boat and by vehicle the following day. We will enjoy dinner tonight at the lodge’s inhouse restaurant.
B/L
Accommodation: Camping – Thebe River Safaris
Mileage: 120 km

Big 5 safari

Today will take us on our last safari of the tour in one of Africa’s most prestigious National Parks – Chobe. Rising with the sun, we set off on our morning game drive, the start of the day exploring Chobe’s popular riverfront. Famed for the world’s largest herds of elephants, Chobe National Park in Botswana’s far northeastern corner is one of the great wildlife destinations of Africa. After our morning drive, we return to camp for some down time – kick back and relax! This afternoon we head to the waters as we embark on an evening boat cruise through the National Park. We will enjoy dinner tonight at the lodge’s in house restaurant.
B/L
Accommodation: Camping – Thebe River Safaris

Highlights of the day:
Chobe National Park
Chobe game drive
Chobe river boat cruise

Victoria falls

After a wild and adventurous time in Southern Africa’s most epic wildlife destinations, it’s time to head back to civilisation in Livingstone where, sadly, the tour will come to an end. We will arrive in Livingstone in the late morning.
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Highlights of the day:
Victoria Falls

Optional Activities:
White water rafting,
Helicopter flight,
Sunset cruise,
Canoeing,
Bungee jumping
Horseback safari
and more…