Incredible Zambia and Botswana Safari
Experience three different but equally incredible safari destinations in two countries with stays in luxurious lodges and an overnight in Johannesburg
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- All accommodation including breakfast (some hotels may include further meals and activities)
- All internal flights
- All private ground transfers
- All safari activities in the itinerary description
At a glance
Your extraordinary trip beings in Johannesburg, your gateway to Southern Africa. You’ll spend one night in this exciting city in an elegant, luxury boutique hotel.
Next, you’ll venture north for a week of Zambia‘s finest wildlife viewing. Your week will be divided between stays in the South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi National Parks, where you’ll enjoy spetacular safari activities by day and the comforts of your luxury lodges by night.
From here, you’ll fly to Botswana for a stay in one of Linyanti’s most magnificent lodges and days on safari on the edge of the legendary Okavango Delta.
Example Trip Itinerary
On arrival at Johannesburg airport you will be met airside by a Jacada representative as you enter the terminal building. You will be fast-tracked through immigration, assisted with baggage collection and assisted to your onward arrangements.
Private transfer from Johannesburg airport to your hotel in the city
Accommodation in Johannesburg
- 24 suites
- Swimming Pool
The Saxon is the most elegant mix of class, quiet gardens, history and luxury service. Even though this hotel is known for being Nelson Mandela’s home whilst he penned his ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ autobiography after being released from prison, it has been made famous by its attentive staff, excellent Spa, chic African style and for being an intimately smart sanctuary in this busy city. Located in the upmarket business district of Sandhurst, the Saxon’s 24 suites are contemporary with definitive African influences and impressions throughout. The overall effect is a deluxe boutique one which never fails to remind you of the vibrant character and culture around you.
Enjoy your evening in this lively metropolitan city. You'll have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of your stay.
Private transfer from hotel to Johannesburg airport
Flight from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe airport
Lodges and Camps in South Luangwa
- 6 villas each with private plunge pool (one of which is designed for a family of five)
- Cooled sleeping areas
- Main dining and bar area
- Yoga and exercise area
A more contemporary and certainly deluxe addition to the safari lodges of South Luangwa, Chinzombo is an ambitious property that cleverly maintains its authenticity on a secluded bend of the Luangwa river. Within sixty acres of private land, its six standalone and geometrically-designed villas are incredibly spacious and brings together modern innovation with the atmospheric style of camping. One of the villas can accommodate a family of five, and these are all connected by a winding path lined with Msikzi trees leading you towards the main lounge and dining area complete with firepit, spa facilities, yoga and exercise areas. Enjoy day and evening game drives in this pristine wilderness, along with the signature walking safaris.
Spend day's exploring the reserve and its wildlife with a particularly talented team of guides and trackers. This is quite a unique, intimate and niche type of safari that contrasts well with the expansive Maasai Mara.
Flight from Mfuwe airport to Lusaka
Flight from Lusaka to Lower Zambezi's Royal airstrip
Lodges and Camps in the Lower Zambezi
- 4 Large En-Suite Bedrooms
- Swimming Pool
- Massive Dining Room
Chongwe River House sleeps eight in four spacious ensuite bedrooms, making an ideal safari base for a family or a group of friends wanting a private safari. It stands on the banks of the magical Chongwe River, close to the Zambezi, and with a sensational view of the dramatic mountainous escarpment beyond. Many animals come to the Chongwe River to drink and from the deck the game viewing can be as good as any safari activity. The property comes fully staffed with a guide, house manager and private chef – all of whom will tailor your private safari. The four bedroomed house has been built around a frame of wild wood with ferro walls following the natural lines of the branches. All the furniture in the sitting room has been carved from a single fallen winterthorn tree and coloured pebbles from the river decorate the ceilings. Nature has been brought into the house. The bedrooms all have kingsized plus beds under waves of netting. From each bed there is a stunning view of the bush or the escarpment. The bathrooms have waterfall showers and exquisite basins carved from wood and white marble by the Zambian artist Eddie Mumba. From your outside baths you can lie and gaze out across the bush. Sitting on the deck, under a huge winterthorn tree and next to the large pool, your view across the Zambezi escarpment is magnificent. In the foreground the Chongwe River, a magnet to wildlife, passes by.
- 8 tents (all with large en-suite bathrooms and private verandas)
- Swimming Pool
- 2 tented suites the Albida Suite and Cassia Suite– occupy prime position at the confluence of the Chongwe with the Zambezi, 2 offering a completely private, butler-serviced accommodation and dining option)
This camp sits in a stunning location, on the confluence of the main Zambezi and Chongwe Rivers, offering a rustic but comfortable option for those that want to experience Africa in a similar pioneering style as the courageous explorer Dr David Livingstone, 150 years ago. We recommend Chongwe Camp for travelers wanting to encounter one of Africa’s remotest areas, and the animals of the relatively undiscovered wilderness that is the Lower Zambezi. Chongwe River Camp is the sister to the Chongwe River House, and offers a more informal and adventurous experience that allows guests to get closer to Zambia’s wild and pristine tranquility. Each of the eight river facing tents is secluded in the shade of a large grove of old Winterthorn trees, ensuring the tents stay cool in the heat of the midday sun. The camp also gives you uninterrupted views of the river and the wildlife that comes there to drink or cool down. A range of guided activities can be tailored to meet specific interests to ensure your time here is truly memorable. Also part of the camp are the Chongwe suites which offer sublime luxury and service against a beautifully wild setting. Nestled under ancient winterthorn trees at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers are the Cassia suite (one bedroom) and the Albida suite (two bedrooms). The suites are perfect for honeymooners or families and friends travelling together. Both have butler service, plunge pools overlooking the river and private dining options. Also included are private game viewing activities.
The Lower Zambezi National Park borders Zimbabwe in the south eastern corner of Zambia. The park itself covers an area of 4092km², with most of the game concentrated on the valley floor. Huge herds of elephants, sometimes numbering up to a hundred members, are often seen at the river’s edge. Another member of the Big Five, the buffalo, also roams between the banks in vast numbers. All but inaccessible by road, it remains a remote wilderness with just a few guests.
Private transfer from your lodge to Royal airstrip
Flight from Lower Zambezi's Royal airstrip to to Selinda Airstrip via Lusaka, Livingstone and Kasane.
Lodges and Camps in Linyanti
- Exclusive-use camp
- Four en-suite tents
- Traditional boma
Linyanti Tented Camp overlooks the Linyanti marsh and floodplain, and with easy access to a range of habitats including open savannah and woodland, this is a great place for game viewing. The camp operates on an exclusive-use basis and consists of four large en-suite tents, designed to evoke the spirit of the early explorers. The main area of the camp is built on a slightly raised desk and offers impressive views of the landscape and its inhabitants. After a day in the wilderness, come back to camp to relax around the crackling fire or in the traditional boma. As well as game drives, guests can head out on a nature walk, visit the log pile hide and head out after dark to see a variety of animals that stay hidden during the day.
- 10 Luxury Tents
- Star Bed
- Swimming Pool
- Animal Hides
DumaTau – meaning ‘roar of the lion’ – is a luxury camp located in the private 125,000-hectare Linyanti Wildlife Reserve which borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. It is situated close to the source of the Savute Channel on one of the many lagoons within the Linyanti Swamp system, which makes for varied and wildlife rich safari experience. The camp itself sits raised at the edge of a hippo-filled lagoon under a shady grove of trees, raised off the ground. There are 10 spacious tents, two of which are family units, under canvas with sliding doors and windows that allow for wide-angled views. There is an airy, expansive dining and lounge area and a pool, all looking out to the water. DumaTau has a very light carbon footprint and runs on solar energy. For a really special night in the wilderness, a 45-minute drive brings you to DumaTau’s Star Bed. Overlooking the game-rich Zibadianja lagoon, spend a evening watching wildlife congregate in a truly pristine area shared with no one else. The region has all the habitat diversity to make it a haven for wildlife, and is well-known for its elephant concentrations as they congregate along the waterways and lagoons during the dry winter months. General wildlife viewing is excellent year round including impala, wildebeest, red lechwe, Burchell’s zebra, giraffe, Cape buffalo, chacma baboon, vervet monkey, and warthog. Predator sightings of lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyaena are good. As well as day and night game drives, you can explore on nature walks or take to the water on motorboats or the river barge (depending on water levels).
Sitting north of the Okavango, the Linyanti is home to some of Botswana's most exclusive lodges and camp. Due to the fact that the reserve is private, there are no limitations to the activities on offer as in the National Park, so it is possible to do game drives at day and at night, as well as walking safaris, boating, fishing and sleepouts in the reserve’s various hides.
Light aircraft flight from Selinda airstrip to Kasane Airport
Flight from Kasane to Johannesburg
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