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BOTSWANA / ZAMBIA / ZIMBABWE

Wild Africa: Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia

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Program #3645RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The thrill of spotting any member of the Big Five — elephant, leopard, lion, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo — is reason enough to journey to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. But these magnificent creatures aren’t the only ones who inhabit the grasslands and deltas of the region. Hippos, zebras, giraffes and antelope are just a few other residents that can be spotted during game drives along the Okavango Delta or in South Luangwa National Park, while crocodiles and myriad bird species bask in the waters along the Chobe and Zambezi rivers. Join wildlife experts and local residents for an insightful exploration into the habitats and conservation issues surrounding Africa’s natural wonders.


Highlights

• Feel the spray of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls and learn about its discovery by David Livingstone.
• Learn about local conservation efforts as you meet schoolchildren and villagers.
• Camp under the stars in Hemingway-style tents along the Okavango Delta.

Program Notes

Regrettably this program cannot accept single participants wanting to be matched with a roommate. Group size limited to 17. Some dates of this program can be taken back to back with program #19398, South Africa Wildlife Safari and the Garden Route.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Long rides in open-air safari vehicles, requiring stamina and stability getting in/out of vehicles.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Johannesburg (South Africa), 1 night; fly to Maun, (Botswana), drive to Moremi Game Reserve, 3 nights; fly to Chobe National Park, drive to Upper Zambezi River, (Zimbabwe), 3 nights; drive to Livingstone (Zambia), 1 night; fly to South Luangwa Valley, 4 nights; fly via Lusaka to Johannesburg for departure.

Date Notes
10/10/2014
This departure spends two nights on the Upper Zambezi, Zimbabwe and two nights in Livingstone, Zambia. Temperatures in October can reach over 100 degrees during the day and conditions are very dry.11/7/2014
This departure has a good chance of seeing elephants walk through the Mfuwe Lodge lobby in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Temperatures can be over 100 degrees during the day. This departure spends two nights on the Upper Zambezi, Zimbabwe and two nights in Livingstone, Zambia.9/19/2014
This departure spends two nights on the Upper Zambezi, Zimbabwe and two nights in Livingstone, Zambia.

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Included
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12 nights of accommodations
36 meals: 12 breakfasts, 3 brunches, 9 lunches, 12 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
5 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 2 required)

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4.9
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