• Victoria Falls and Botswana Highlights

Combine awe-inspiring Victoria Falls with two top safari destinations in Botswana

Days: 10 | From: $9,990/per person

  • Includes accommodation at best in class hotels and lodges
  • A range of unique, optional safari activities included at each lodge
  • Two world class safari destinations for ultimate game viewing

Wander in the mists of the mighty Victoria Falls and cruise the Zambezi River at sunset, then safari in Chobe National Park, known for its abundant elephant population. Finish your trip in the famous Okavango Delta for a safari on land and water.

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At a glance

  • Johannesburg
    1 night: Discover South Africa's largest city, brimming with art and culture
  • Victoria Falls
    3 nights: Experience the world's largest curtain of water at the mighty Victoria Falls, explore the Zambezi by boat, and take in an awe inspiring sunset from your lodge on the river
  • Chobe National Park
    2 nights: Safari in Chobe and watch the elephants frolic and play at the river’s edge
  • Okavango Delta
    3 nights: Glide through the reeds in a traditional Mokoro canoe, and reconnect with nature as you spot wildlife with your expert guide

  • All itineraries are fully customizable. We will send you a personalized variation that reflects your interests and travel dates at no extra cost. Call to discuss your travel plans with one of our Specialists who know this region firsthand.

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Sample itinerary

Day 1:

Welcome to Africa!

Arrive to Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub. This city bursts with art, history, and culture and is a great place to add some extra time to explore. Joburg combines a modern, metropolitan sophistication with historic townships, creating an ambience that has given life to some of South Africa’s greatest icons and creative minds. Your private guide will be waiting to transfer you to your boutique hotel set in the lush, upmarket suburbs of town.

Accommodations: Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa

Set among lush acres of landscaped gardens you'll find Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, an urban sanctuary right in the heart of Johannesburg.
With close attention to detail and exceptional service, Fairlawns creates an intimate atmosphere where some of the globe’s most vibrant personalities converge. The array of chic, upscale suites are individually decorated in varying themes ranging from Eastern influence to French provincial, each featuring every desired modern amenity. The hotel also caters to a variety of culinary tastes with an array of elegant dining experiences to choose from.

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 2:

The Adventure Begins: Journey to Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Sunrise

Fly to the mighty Victoria Falls. Known in a local language as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “The Smoke That Thunders,” Victoria Falls straddles the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe and plummets some 354 feet into the gorge below. At over five thousand feet wide, it is the world’s largest falling sheet of water. Your secluded lodge is on a private section of riverbank, just a short distance from the falls themselves. Over the next three nights you can enjoy a range of activities at your Relais & Chateaux lodge, including a tour of the falls, sunset river cruises, canoeing, birding, and gourmet dining experiences that highlight everything Zambian.

Accommodations: Royal Chundu River Lodge, 3 nights

Royal Chundu, the "meeting place of the Chief", is a destination of absolute solitude and unspoiled beauty.

This breathtaking lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, overlooking the majestic river and surrounding bushveld. Incredibly, Royal Chundu is positioned on a piece of untamed Africa with rapids protecting it up and downstream. The sights and sounds of Africa serve to invigorate the senses and enhance the blissful solitude.

Spacious suites and lounging areas masterfully blend colonial elegance and African charm, offering 10 villas beautifully applitend along the banks of the river.

*Includes: All Inclusive

Day 3:

The Smoke that Thunders: Victoria Falls

Experience one of nature’s supreme masterpieces. No photograph can truly prepare you for the immensity of Victoria Falls. Walk through the rainforest with your private guide, who will tell you about the history of Victoria Falls and introduce you to the surrounding flora and fauna.

In the afternoon, enjoy some leisure time at your lodge, indulge in a spa treatment or gaze out at the river from the edge of the pool.

Accommodations: Royal Chundu River Lodge, 3 nights

*Includes: All Inclusive

Day 4:

Explore Victoria Falls and Cruise the Zambezi River

Get to know this remarkable area with an activity on offer at your lodge, or let us arrange something a little more adventurous, such as rafting, a helicopter ride, or a microlight flight. You may also choose to spend time visiting a local community project, canoeing with a private guide, trying your hand at some catch-and-release tiger fishing, or visiting a local rhino sanctuary.

In the evening, set out for a sunset cruise along the mighty Zambezi River, one of Africa’s largest river systems. Watch the sun sink behind the trees as you keep an eye out for the abundant birdlife along the shore and wildlife coming down for a drink. Enjoy canapes and drinks as you celebrate your time in Africa.

Accommodations: Royal Chundu River Lodge, 3 nights

*Includes: All Inclusive

Day 5:

Journey to Chobe National Park

Cumulonimbus storm clouds building up behind a group of African Elephants who are drinking and bathing in marshy ground during the rainy season in Chobe National Park, northern Botswana, southern Africa.

Journey across the border to Botswana and your next safari destination. Though most famous for its huge concentration of elephants, Chobe National Park is one of the most biologically diverse parks in Africa and is home to an impressive wealth of animal life. There is no better place to watch elephants frolic and swim in the water as they come down to the banks of the Chobe River to play. Buffalo, zebra, hippos, lion, wild dog, leopard and cheetah, as well as hundreds of bird species, are all spotted regularly here. Game drives and boat cruises are on offer as this park showcases its huge herds and diverse wildlife. This afternoon, head out for your first game drive in this exceptional national park.

Accommodations: Chobe Chilwero Lodge, 2 nights

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious retreat in the heart of the bush, located on the edge of Chobe National Park, the second largest national park in Botswana, where some 80,000 elephants roam. From the lodge’s hilltop position, guests can enjoy far reaching panoramic views over the Chobe River and floodplain below. The main public area includes a lounge, library and dining room, which are linked to outdoor viewing patios. Guests are able to relax in the split-level swimming pool or unwind with a pampering session in the full-service spa complete with a treetop treatment room.

*Includes: All Inclusive

Day 6:

Safari in Chobe National Park

large plain with trees in the background

Set out with your expert safari guide in search of iconic African wildlife. Animals are most active in the early morning and late afternoon hours, and your game drives will center around these prime times of day. Learn about the complexity and interconnectedness of the bush as you venture through the park in an open Landcruiser, immersing yourself in the safari experience.

Accommodations: Chobe Chilwero Lodge, 2 nights

*Includes: All Inclusive

Day 7:

Fly to the Okavango Delta

Two elephants with sunset behind. There is a large orange sun behind them.

After another spectacular sunrise game drive in Chobe, head to Kasane to board your safari flight to the Okavango Delta. There is nothing more evocative about a safari than touching down at the airstrip of your next luxury lodge and knowing you are someplace truly remote.

Once you’ve settled in at the lodge, head out into the wilds of the Okavango Delta on your first game excursion, where you may cruise the vast network of waterways or hop in a custom safari vehicle for a game drive. Your expert guide will lead you to the wildlife and natural wonders of this region.

Accommodations: Tuludi Camp, 3 nights

Tuludi is a sophisticated, intimate safari camp and with every detail attended to, this camp offers an iconic Okavango Delta experience in the most refined of surroundings. Enjoy the space and serenity of an exclusive private reserve on the fringes of the Okavango Delta with only a handful of camps in over 200,000 hectares as you set out for game drives, walking safaris and fantastic water-based game viewing during each day of your stay. Spend afternoons relaxing in camp, with a large swimming pool at the main area, a plunge pool in your private deck, and a treehouse library, there are plenty of spaces for a spot of chill out time.

*Includes: All Inclusive

Day 8:

Safari in the Khwai Private Reserve: Okavango Delta

A wild leopard spotted on the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

Explore the Okavango Delta, a unique natural phenomenon. The Khwai Concession is a pristine private reserve, nestled in the heart of the Okavango and bordering the famous Moremi Game Reserve. It is a paradise of grasslands, floodplains, lagoons and forests, and a focal point of the area is the Khwai River, which attracts an unparalleled amount of wildlife.

Large elephant herds roam the reserve, along with sable and roan antelope, kudu, wildebeest, and zebra, as well as those that prey on them: lions, hyenas and wild dogs. Hundreds of bird species also make their home here. As this is a private reserve, you will have the option to do a night drive, offering you the added benefit of seeing the nocturnal animals which keep a low profile during the daylight hours.

Accommodations: Tuludi Camp, 3 nights

*Includes: All Inclusive

Day 9:

Another Day on Safari in the Okavango

Taken in the Okavango, Botswana

Enjoy another day in the wild, participating in an exciting game drive or in some of the water activities for which this region is famous. Explore the crystal-clear waterways of the Okavango Delta while silently gliding in a traditional Mokoro Canoe, or get a little further afield aboard a small flat-bottomed motorboat. Spotting smaller creatures in the reeds, enjoying the peaceful tranquility of this unique landscape, and cruising through the endless network of channels to spot larger game is one of the joys of a safari in Botswana.

In the heat of the day, indulge in some relaxation in camp with a dip in the pool, or an armchair safari from your private deck.

Accommodations: Tuludi Camp, 3 nights

*Includes: All Inclusive

Day 10:

Farewell Africa

Enjoy a final morning at your lodge before saying goodbye to the bush. Transfer to the airstrip and fly to Maun and then to Johannesburg, where you can connect with your international flight home or continue your onward journey. If you have a long layover, we are happy to arrange a tour in the city, or a day room to relax before your flight.

*Includes: Breakfast

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Popular Ways to Customize This Itinerary

  • Choose from a selection of carefully curated lodges and hotels to ensure this trip fits your exact travel style.

  • Add a night or two in Johannesburg at the start or end of your trip, and dive into this vibrant city with a private Vaya guide.

  • Select a third safari location in Botswana for a more in-depth look at this remarkable country.

  • Get an unforgettable birds-eye view of Victoria Falls on the “Flight of the Angels” helicopter overflight.

  • Add a beach extension and spend some relaxing downtime on the pristine white sand of the Indian Ocean. Mauritius, Seychelles and neighboring Mozambique are just a short flight away.

  • Contact us to learn about more options for designing and customizing your trip.

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