We curated the experiences and lodges in the 3 top safari destinations of Southern Africa. In just under two weeks, you’ll explore the much-loved city of Cape Town, Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta. Add a couple of days of the floodplains of Botswana’s beautiful Linyanti Region, and a few more on the moon-like Makgadikgadi Pans – and you’ve got a diverse safari with luxurious accommodation, unforgettable activities and plenty of big game too. Have you packed your bags yet?
Perfect for first timers to Africa, classic safaris are tailor-made to let you experience the best of Southern and East Africa. Whichever destination you choose, we source the most luxurious properties, best game viewing, top guides and experiential moments. A classic safari is an unforgettable snapshot of Africa’s most exquisite wildlife and landscapes.
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Exclusive East Africa Safari
Unveiling our most luxurious East Africa safari, this itinerary combines top luxury lodges, exclusive reserves and phenomenal wildlife. Devoted to showcasing the best spots in East Africa, this 12-day itinerary includes stays at the famous Giraffe Manor, Angama Mara, Singita’s Faru Faru Lodge and the Ngorongoro Crater. Days are spent on game drives getting up close to Africa’s predators and vast herds, and nights sitting down to gourmet meals served under a star-filled sky.
Zimbabwe & Botswana Highlights
Explore the most beautiful places in Zimbabwe and Botswana, experiencing safari lodges and a luxury houseboat. This 10-day African safari covers three important areas in Botswana, you will see the lush Khwai and Linyanti area – famous for its predator-prey interactions. Then you’ll meander down Botswana’s Chobe River on a houseboat for two nights for exceptional river game viewing. Ending of your at the impressive Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Zambia is an exceptional safari destination with around 30% of the country protected by parks or reserves. It’s remote and wild, famous for its luxury lodges. Zambia shares a border with Zimbabwe, so your journey will start with seeing the Victoria Falls – and then you’ll be off to see Africa’s wild animals in South Luangwa National Park.
Ultimate Luxury in Southern Africa
Indulge in the best that Southern Africa has to offer on this tailor-made 14-day luxury safari. This superior itinerary will let you experience beautiful scenery and incredible experiences as you journey from Cape Town to the Cape Winelands, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Escape the hustle and bustle of life – and delight in an exclusive safari experience.
Magical Zimbabwe & Victoria Falls
Experience the sights and sounds of Zimbabwe on this 10-day African safari. You’ll start your trip off in Zimbabwe’s most remote national park, Mana Pools National Park, before heading to the country’s biggest park, Hwange National Park, for fantastic game viewing. Your journey will end in Livingstone with the wet spray of the mighty Victoria Falls.
Luxurious Sabi Sand Safari & River Adventure
This is truly ‘Old Meets New’ as the pioneering days of the African wilderness meet the luxurious exclusivity of a private lodge in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. This 8-day safari then continues to Livingstone, where you’ll experience Victoria Falls and the Chobe River in Botswana.
Botswana Mobile Camping Experience
andBeyond brings you the best of Botswana: the maze of water channels of the Okavango Delta, the large elephant herds in Chobe National Park, and the Savute Channel that floods and dries up unpredictably. This 9-day expedition meanders through Botswana’s most spectacular reserves: the Chobe National Park, Savute and the Okavango Delta. The mobile camping adventure is barefoot luxury with a wonderful combination of land and water activities (such as game drives, private boat cruises and mokoro excursions). As an added delight, you also have the option to include the Victoria Falls onto your itinerary.
Best of Southern Africa
This Southern Africa safari delivers on beautiful beaches, Big Five game viewing and a city-to-bush experience. Kick off your 11-day stay at the Waterfront in Cape Town before heading into the bush to the famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Timbavati shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park, and game drives are mesmerising. From the Lowveld, your journey ends off on a high note at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
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The Chobe River supports the largest concentration of elephant found anywhere in Africa and it is not uncommon to encounter herds in excess of a hundred animals. Forming the northern border of the park, Chobe River is lined with lush plains and dense forests where you’ll also find plenty of…
Botswana is home to the world’s largest inland river delta, the Okavango. The maze of lagoons and winding channels is beautiful and captivating, contrasting with the surrounding arid regions. Botswana has made a commitment to conservation with nearly a fifth of the country protected by national parks.
Spectacular Victoria Falls is the widest sheet of falling water in the world! When the Zambezi River is in full flood, watching it crash 100 metres into a steep gorge is best described by the Falls local name of Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘The Smoke That Thunders’. Especially on the Zambian side…
The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that with is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards. Within the crater rim a daily wildlife drama is played out as large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby lions, leopards, elephants and black rhinos. Outside of…
South Africa’s largest reserve, the Kruger National Park spans nearly two million hectares (roughly the size of Israel or Wales!). To the west of the park lies the Sabi Sands and other privately owned Kruger reserves, while within the park are exclusive-use areas such as the Singita concession.
The Sabi Sand Reserve borders the southwestern part of the Kruger National Park and is arguably South Africa’s most exclusive private reserve. There are no restricting fences between this 65,000-hectare reserve and the Kruger National Park, allowing the game to roam freely between the two.
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An hour’s drive northeast of Cape Town is an expanse of the most beautiful countryside in South Africa, with jagged mountain peaks and lush valleys lined with vineyards. Historic towns, quaint villages and gracious Cape Dutch homesteads are to be found in the Cape Winelands.
Stellenbosch is South…
Cape Town is one of the world’s best loved and most beautiful cities. Set against the instantly recognisable backdrop of Table Mountain, this laidback seaside town has something for everyone: mountains, beaches, buzzing outdoor markets, world-class restaurants, a fascinating mix of cultures and plenty of adventure activities.