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Land Journey

Botswana, South Africa & Zambia

All Departures Small Groups Averaging 20 Tauck Guests

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Cities & Landmarks
Cape Town, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Salt Pan, Livingstone
Botswana South Africa Zambia Safari
Okavango Delta Botswana

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

A welcome dinner rail journey through Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park aboard a vintage 1920s steam train, in elegantly restored Pullman lounge and dining cars, gourmet dinner included

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

On-Tour Air (4 flights)

 

Intimate safari groups average just 20 Tauck guests; 6-passenger, safari vehicles with window seats for everyone on game drives led by expert safari guides!

 

Visit to a village of San Bushmen in Botswana for a close-up look at their life and culture

 

Visit to a rhino sanctuary to see rhinos in their natural habitats & a Meerkat colony in Makgadikgadi Pans

 

SEE WHAT YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

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Consistently robust – very full and active days, extended travel times, use of different modes of local transport, and a possibility of early starts.

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Experiences of a lifetime

Go where the wild things are... and you will find yourself in Southern Africa... specifically the national parks of Botswana and Zambia, which together hold the largest concentrations of unspoiled wilderness and wildlife on the planet... and if you want to get closer... then you’ve come to the right place. 

On safari, explore some of the continent’s most spectacular wildlife reserves; stay in luxury tented camps and five-star luxury hotels, view the Okavango Delta by mokoro canoe and helicopter, enjoy sundowners under a blazing African sunset, dine at private homes, in elegant hotels and under the stars in the bushveld... this is the Africa you’ve been looking for. Siya namkela nonke! (Welcome!)   Read Less

The Okavango Delta by helicopter and canoe

Day 6

One of the world's great wildlife habitats...

Listen to the gentle, rhythmic splash as you are poled along and then attune your ears to other sounds. Long reed frogs will be out enjoying the sun: tiny as your fingertip, they emit extraordinarily loud croaks that resemble Oriental wind chimes. Spiders spin glistening webs above the water; luminous dragonflies hover with whirring wings; game such as red lechwe antelope, reed bucks and giraffes come to drink. But for many, it is the birds of this ornithological paradise that dazzle. Stately egrets, storks, cormorants and even fishing eagles swoop overhead... but for pure drama, the magnificent malachite kingfisher steals the show.

Spend two nights in the Makgadikgadi Pans

Days 7 and 8

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, largest salt flats in the world

Watching the sun set in the heart of one of the most remote regions of the Kalahari Desert is one of those life-changing experiences – the silence is golden, the spectacle of the panoramic sky nothing short of inspirational. A fitting finale to the day is a sundowner, of course, and dinner.

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Nights 5 and 6

A modern, sophisticated sanctuary on a private island at the heart of the Okavango Delta...

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge brings timeless luxury to the Botswana wetlands. High-ceilinged tented rooms flood with light; each has a plunge pool and oversized bed with views of the Delta...

This trip was so special, it was all wonderful... sleeping under the stars at the salt pans was amazing.

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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

One Upfront Price

Get what you pay for and then some – about 100 cost components are included on every trip. From fine hotels in prime locations to all luggage handling, most taxes, airport transfers upon arrival and departure, unique travel experiences and more. Because we believe that when you travel, just about everything should be included.

Book Your Air

Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

Protect Your Travel Investment

Guest Protection Product

Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; you'll also find deposit details and information should you have to cancel. Truly peace of mind travel at its best!
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Fabulous- that's all I can say. Tauck did an amazing job. At the last minute, literally, my husband could not come, so I went myself. Had the best time ever. June was a great time to go - cool mornings and evenings and nice days. Water levels high. No worries about water, bugs, vaccinations, etc. Bring a camera (telephoto) that you know.

Most Memorable Moment:

Hard to say. Sleeping under the stars in the Kalahari- Seeing the Delta by canoe, speedboat and helicopter- amazing. George (the elephant) and his friends roaming the grounds near our tents. The people on our trip, our tour guide and people I met along the way - faboulous.


Our Special Occasion trip to Zambia, Botswana and South Africa was made even more special by the wonderful people we met along the way and our incredible Tauck Tour Director. We never expected how emotionally moving this trip would be. Sitting in complete silence, surrounded by mama elephants and their babies was simply magical!

Most Memorable Moment:

I have three favorite moments from this trip (which also land in my top ten of all time!): Seeing the Matriarch elephant lead her herd to the edge of the Chobe brought me to tears! Watching the Milky Way move across the desert sky left me speechless. And having a meerkat perch on my head while the babies scampered by my side filled me with joy!


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