Namibia, Botswana & Zambia Active Safari Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $11,199 - $14,049 /person

+$5,300   internal air

9 days

8 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Namibia, Botswana & Zambia Active Safari Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

9 days

8 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: May-Jun 2025: Apr, Jun-Oct

From $11,199 - $14,049 /person

( +$5,300  internal air )

Victoria Falls, Okavango’s Wildlife & Sossusvlei’s Red Dunes

Venture to a land of stunning contrasts. Soaring charter flights lead to down-to-earth hikes, from flame-colored dunes in Namibia to Zambia and Zimbabwe's mist-shrouded Victoria Falls. In Botswana, mighty elephants roam and springbok leap. Luxurious retreats nestle amid raw nature. And impossibly blue skies turn into a blanket of stars.

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Highlights

  • Hike up into Namibia's iconic rust-hued Sossusvlei Dunes, some of the highest—and most beautiful—on the planet
  • Relax and recharge at luxurious lodges set in private game reserves, seamlessly linked by exclusive flights
  • Discover Zambia and Zimbabwe's famous Victoria Falls, a breathtaking explosion of thunder and spray on the Zambezi River
  • Safari amid the Okavango Delta`s stunning maze of waterways and savanna, with the chance to spot the Big Five

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Namibia and Zimbabwe Walking Tour

Namibia, Botswana & Zambia

Start Windhoek, Namibia

End Livingston, Zambia

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Hike the dramatic Namib Desert, with its vivid pink-to-orange dunes • Spot desert wildlife like oryx, springbok and ostrich • Marvel at petrified dunes • Our local San Bushman guide sheds light on the desert's flora and fauna • Extraordinary stargazing awaits in this designated International Dark Sky Place.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Premiere Hotel

A tranquil oasis surrounded by sand dunes and mountains in the Namib Desert. (pool, spa)
 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-4

Description

Climb the bright red-orange Sossusvlei Dunes—among the highest in the world—for sweeping desert views • Gain insight into traditional and contemporary culture on a guided walk • Sip refreshing sundowners and enjoy dinner alfresco • Discover remote Damaraland, a rugged region of arid plains, granite outcrops and deep gorges • Keep a lookout for rare desert elephants, who call this arid landscape home.

Accommodations

Nights 3-4

Mowani Mountain Camp
Twyfelfontein
Premiere Hotel

Sensational views abound at this desert safari camp, nestled amid massive sandstone boulders. (pool) 
 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 5-6

Description

Fly via private charter to the incredible Okavango Delta in Botswana, a World Heritage site • Delve into a vast maze of papyrus-lined waterways and grassland on guided walks and game drives • Chances to spot the Big Five—lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo—abound • Punt along shallow waters in a traditional mokoro canoe • Vacation in a luxury tented camp, serenaded by soothing night sounds.

Accommodations

Nights 5-6

Sanctuary Stanley's Camp
Okavango Delta
Premiere Hotel

Tucked under a canopy of ebony trees, this elegant tented retreat offers expansive views of the Okavango Delta. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 7-9

Description

Behold Zambia and Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls, known in Zambia as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or Smoke That Thunders • On a guided hike, watch the mighty Zambezi surge down a zigzagging chasm • Savor an unforgettable dinner on the riverbank • Cruise a sprawling stretch of the Zambezi, watching for hippos, crocodiles and birdlife • Visit a vibrant local marketplace • Relax under mangosteen trees at our magnificent river abode.

Accommodations

Nights 7-8

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
Premiere Hotel

Set on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River, these airy chalets are enveloped by lush palm and jackalberry trees. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Flights

On this trip we travel by private 10- to 14-passenger turboprop planes to reach the exclusive hotels and activities this destination has to offer while minimizing total travel time.

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+$5,300   internal air

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
NamibRand Nature Reserve

Premiere Hotel

A tranquil oasis surrounded by sand dunes and mountains in the Namib Desert. (pool, spa)
 

Nights 3-4

Mowani Mountain Camp
Twyfelfontein

Premiere Hotel

Sensational views abound at this desert safari camp, nestled amid massive sandstone boulders. (pool) 
 

Nights 5-6

Sanctuary Stanley's Camp
Okavango Delta

Premiere Hotel

Tucked under a canopy of ebony trees, this elegant tented retreat offers expansive views of the Okavango Delta. (pool, spa)

Nights 7-8

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Premiere Hotel

Set on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River, these airy chalets are enveloped by lush palm and jackalberry trees. (pool, spa)

From $11,199 - $14,049 /person

+$5,300   internal air

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