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South Africa/Zambia/Botswana

Lions, Hippos & Zebras, Oh My! Africa Safari With Your Grandchild

Program No. 14302RJ
Search for animals in their natural habitat, make friends with rescued elephants and learn to track wildlife as you explore South Africa, Botswana and Zambia with your grandchild.

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At a Glance

Picture it: Giraffes quietly grazing on leaves. Zebras basking in the warm sun. Cape buffalo staring at you with curiosity. And a wildlife expert teaching you about it all! Talk about the most amazing classroom of all time!! Alongside your grandchild, you’ll step right into the “Lion King,” as you search for big cats on safaris through protected reserves. From experts, you’ll even learn what it takes to survive in the African wild as you get up close to the largest animal that calls this place home – an elephant!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
I like to spend much of the day exploring. Whether walking through historic neighborhoods at a moderate pace or out and about on a coach, I prefer to keep my days full. Stairs don’t bother me, and I love to keep up with the group.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Test your tracking skills both on foot and on game drives as you search for lions, rhinos, leopards and more.
  • Grab your binoculars and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife during a sunset boat ride on the Zambezi River.
  • Fall in love with Victoria Falls – one of the largest waterfalls on Earth!

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-13 or 14-17, depending on the date. Please refer to the “Travel Information” section on the Road Scholar website, the start/end time listed in your first informational packet or contact the provider if you plan on booking your own flights for correct arrival and departure dates. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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33 Meals
11 Breakfasts
11 Lunches
11 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Jul 09, 2024 - Jul 22, 2024
  • Jul 09, 2024 - Jul 22, 2024
2 nights
The City Lodge Hotel Eastgate, a beautifully appointed, Tuscan-themed hotel, is located only 15 minutes from the Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport in a very secure area. The hotel overlooks a landscaped greenbelt with walking path. The Eastgate Shopping Centre is nearby, hosting many shops and restaurants. There is a shuttle to the shopping center offered between 7:00pm to 10:00pm each evening.
3 nights
Located in an historic area with beautiful mountain scenery, African Hills Safari Lodge offers comfortable accommodations with the chance to view the Big Five (rhino, lion, elephant, buffalo, and leopard, although leopard are hard to spot). Each cottage has a thatch roof and wooden patio, and is equipped with modern amenities. All cottages have an attached bathroom with a Victorian bath and shower. The rooms are furnished with antiques to complement the theme of the entire lodge.
3 nights
An authentic, "Hemingway Safari" tented safari camp is set up at a private site with large mini-meru safari tents positioned with a view of the Chobe flood plain. Each tent has two or three beds with linens, solar bedside lamps and an attached bathroom with a chemical toilet. All meals are taken in casual safari style near the campfire and shaded by many large trees.
3 nights
The David Livingstone Safari Lodge commands prime river-front property on the Zambezi River. The open-air floor plan of the main lodge affords views over the river, while the beautiful teak-wood finishes and doors highlight the lodge throughout. Each room has a lovely, en-suite bathroom and private patio or deck with views of the river. The lodge’s restaurant and lounge offer fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere, with the option of dining on the extensive teak deck along the river.

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