ARRIVAL IN JOHANNESBURG
As you touch down in Johannesburg, a warm welcome awaits you! Look out for our friendly representative, who will assist with your luggage and lead you across the road to your conveniently located hotel. Unwind and rest easy for the night before the adventure starts tomorrow.
Overnight InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
Day 2 - 4
Your journey to Khwai Leadwood begins with a short flight from Johannesburg. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted with the sight of the camp nestled among the trees on the edge of the Khwai River, within the Khwai Concession of the Okavango Delta.
Make yourself at home in the heart of the African savannah, and let the sounds of nature be your soundtrack for the next three nights.
With only six standard tents and one family unit, the camp offers an intimate experience. Immerse yourself in nature without sacrificing comfort in the elegantly designed tents that effortlessly fuse modern elements with authentic African style.
The camp offers a variety of activities during the day, including game drives, walking safaris, and mokoro safaris (water levels permitting). Khwai Leadwood's greatest appeal is the bountiful and exceptional wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo, and giraffe. In addition to daytime safaris, you can join night drives to spot some of Africa's more elusive nocturnal animals up close and personal.
At the end of each day, unwind with a refreshing sundowner, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Khwai River.
Overnight Khwai Leadwood
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before bidding farewell to Khwai Leadwood. Take a charter flight to Kasane and a transfer to the stunning Thorntree River Lodge in Zambia. Thorntree River Lodge sits in an optimal location, offering a spectacular view of the majestic Victoria Falls.
Experience the natural wonder of Victoria Falls with daily excursions to the Zambian side (and Zimbabwean side in the dry season), take private river cruises, cultural visits, fishing expeditions, canoeing, rhino tracking and game drives, all of which are included in your stay. For those seeking even more thrills, optional external activities such as guided rainforest walks, bungee jumping, and helicopter flights over 'The Smoke that Thunders' can be arranged for an additional cost.
Overnight Thorntree River Lodge
Day 6 - 8
LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK
Begin your journey to Lolebezi with a transfer to the airport for a quick flight. Nestled in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia, Lolebezi offers a charming retreat amidst a wild backdrop. The lodge sits on five hectares of protected land and has been thoughtfully crafted to utilize its half-mile of private river frontage. Wake each morning to the magnificent Zambezi River flowing right outside your doorstep.
Experience some of the best wildlife sightings in the world at Lower Zambezi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to an abundance of leopard and elephant populations, there's no better way to see the area than on foot with an expert guide.
At Lolebezi, indulge in the luxury of your own private plunge pool, an oasis in the warm African sun. In the evenings, unwind with a refreshing sundowner and watch the Zambezi River flow by at a leisurely pace. If you're looking for extra pampering, head to the on-site spa, where skilled treatment specialists will knead your cares away. For a truly tranquil experience, make your way to the yoga deck, where you can stretch your limbs and soothe your soul.
Spend your time at the lodge taking game drives and walking safaris, where the wildlife sightings will make your heart race. For a more tranquil experience, embark on a peaceful river cruise or cast your line for a fishing expedition.
But it's not just about the fun and games at Lolebezi. The lodge takes pride in its eco-conscious approach, and sustainability is a core part of its design. By staying here, you'll enjoy a luxurious safari experience and contribute to protecting the environment. Lolebezi is truly raising the bar for luxury safari travel in Africa.
Today you'll travel back to Thorntree River Lodge, where adventure and relaxation await. Whether you're a thrill-seeker aspiring to tick off some must-do activities or a peace-seeker yearning for some much-needed rest and relaxation, the choice is yours. With myriad activities on offer, you can join in exhilarating game drives, venture out on cultural visits, take a refreshing dip in the infinity pool, or unwind with a good book as you soak up the sun.
At the end of the day, sip your drink of choice and admire the picturesque African sunset while sharing your safari tales with fellow guests around the warm glow of the sunken boma. Wrap up the day with an exquisite fine-dining experience celebrating African-inspired cuisine.
Overnight Thorntree River Lodge
Day 10 - 12
MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK
This morning, depart for Victoria Falls Airport for a flight to Mana Main. From there, you will be transferred to Nyamatusi Camp in Zimbabwe.
Set in one of the most remote parts of Africa, right on the banks of the Zambezi, Nyamatusi Camp offers a luxurious wilderness escape. This property blends comfort and sustainability with its fully solar-powered and all-natural construction.
Spend the next few days enjoying outdoor adventures, from traversing the rugged terrain on exciting game drives to gliding through the tranquil waters on a canoe safari. For those who seek a more peaceful experience, birding safaris offer a chance to connect with the natural world on a deeper level. All these activities are included in your stay and are led by knowledgeable and passionate guides eager to share their love of the bush with you.
Overnight Nyamatusi Camp
Your private driver will escort you to the charter flight, seamlessly connecting you to your international flight home, ending an unforgettable trip to Africa!