Botswana & Zambia Luxury Safari

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Why You Should Go

A Botswana and Zambia luxury safari combination is an ideal choice for families looking for a high-end wildlife safari experience, coupled with a stopover at Zambia’s iconic Victoria Falls! Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta serves as a protected wildlife area and oasis attracting a multitude of species, both permanent and migrational inhabitants to the region. With a meticulously constructed conservation program, the Okavango Delta is perhaps the best region in Africa to see the likes of African bush elephants, black and white rhinos, spotted hyenas, and the African wild dog to name a few. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma’s unique location on the Zambezi River allows for ample wildlife viewing, fishing, and, of course, a hike or helicopter fly-over at the stunning Victoria Falls!

Best Travel Time: Spring Summer

Hippopotamus in Okavango Delta – Moremi National Park
Hippos in the Moremi Game Reserve

Sample Itinerary

9 Days

Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client. This itinerary is a sample. Our Sister Company, TRAVNET, may provide assistance with mileage points conversion. Do not hesitate to call Randy to create your custom tour.

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Day 1

Fly to Johannesburg
Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assist with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

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A lioness and her cubs in the Okavango Delta
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Day 2

Arrive Johannesburg + Fly Johannesburg/Maun/Moremi Game Reserve
Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will be assisted in connecting to your onward flight to Maun. In Maun, you will be assisted in boarding your light aircraft to the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, and subsequently driven to Sanctuary Chief’s Camp.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

Africa; Botswana; Okavango Delta; Sanctuary Chief’s Camp
Chief's Camp
3 – 5

Day 3 – 5

Wildlife Viewing at Chief’s Camp
Expert guides will share their extensive wildlife knowledge while providing you with the awe-inspiring opportunity to view roaming lions, antelope, zebras, buffalo, and wild dogs. You will even get to enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the Moremi Game Reserve!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

Africa; Botswana; Okavango Delta; Sanctuary Chief’s Camp
Wild dog in the Moremi Game Reserve
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Day 6

Fly Moremi Game Reserve/Kasane + Transfer to Livingstone
Following breakfast and, time permitting, one last wildlife drive at Chief’s, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Maun. In Maun, you will be assisted with boarding your short flight to Kasane. Upon arrival, you will be privately transferred to Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, located on the Zambezi River in Zambia!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

Africa, Zambia, Sanctuary Sussi & Shuma
Aerial view of Sussi & Chuma on the Zambezi River
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Day 7 – 8

Activities at Sussi & Chuma
Our favorite activity here is a combination of a hike to Victoria Falls with a walk across the bridge, followed by a helicopter ride over the magnificent falls to capture a view unlike any other. Other activities here include wildlife drives and walking safaris, as well as canoeing and fishing on the Zambezi River! The fishing season here is from March to December. If interested in a community visit, you may see the local village of Nakantindi. In particular, we love the Chipego Bike Shop that provides bicycles and mechanical support for local healthcare workers, students, and the surrounding community.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
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Day 9

Fly Livingstone/Johannesburg/Home
Following breakfast, you will be transferred to Livingstone for your flight to Johannesburg, where you will be assisted in connecting to your onward flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

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Wildlife along the Zambezi River floodplain

Hotels

Chief’s Camp is yet another example of the many luxury safari camps to choose from in the predator-rich Okavango Delta. Set in the Moremi Game Reserve, Chief’s Camp is made up of 101,500 sq. feet of luxury bush pavilions and one suite, all with private decks with plunge pools, as well as indoor and outdoor showers (using the outdoor showers in this remote, pristine environment is truly exhilarating!) We particularly like the pavilion’s polished teakwood floors, insect-proof netted windows and colorful batik fabrics. Other amenities include a new spa treatment room, a small pool, and picturesque dining area/observation deck. Based on the Chief’s location overlooking a large lagoon on the northwest tip of Chief’s Island, many mokoro (canoe/boat) game excursions are a continuing fun activity in the summer! Chief’s extraordinary location and wildlife-rich Moremi Island allows for game-viewing to include all of the “Big 5” (African lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, and rhino) hence, our choice as a prime family safari site. Chief’s renovation includes 10 luxury bush pavilions (in effect like small cottages), all with private terrace plunge pools, 462 sq. feet!

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

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Chief’s Camp is yet another example of the many luxury safari camps to choose from in the predator-rich Okavango Delta. Set in the Moremi Game Reserve, Chief’s Camp is made up of 101,500 sq. feet of luxury bush pavilions and one suite, all with private decks with plunge pools, as well as indoor and outdoor showers (using the outdoor showers in this remote, pristine environment is truly exhilarating!) We particularly like the pavilion’s polished teakwood floors, insect-proof netted windows and colorful batik fabrics. Other amenities include a new spa treatment room, a small pool, and picturesque dining area/observation deck. Based on the Chief’s location overlooking a large lagoon on the northwest tip of Chief’s Island, many mokoro (canoe/boat) game excursions are a continuing fun activity in the summer! Chief’s extraordinary location and wildlife-rich Moremi Island allows for game-viewing to include all of the “Big 5” (African lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, and rhino) hence, our choice as a prime family safari site. Chief’s renovation includes 10 luxury bush pavilions (in effect like small cottages), all with private terrace plunge pools, 462 sq. feet!

Reopened in April 2018 following a complete renovation and refurbishment, this camp is named after Dr. Livingstone’s loyal servants who carried his body to the British authorities in eastern Tanzania following his death. Though we also like the 5-star Royal Chundu further down the river, we feel Sussi & Chuma offers a more authentic Africa river/safari experience versus the more Western-style Royal Chundu.  Comprised of 12 thatched treehouse luxury villas, the lodge is nestled on a 90° bend along the historic Zambezi River, eight miles upstream from Victoria Falls. All the villa treehouses are designed in an open-style plan, including air conditioning, very nice soaking baths, glass-enclosed walk-in showers, and colorful local tribal artwork. Though small, Sussi’s river-edge pool offers a wonderful Zambezi picture. In addition to amazing food and personal service, the list of fun activities is impressive: walking safaris, wildlife drives, canoeing, private catch-and-release fishing on the Zambezi (March through November), and, of course, Victoria Falls! We feel the “Flight of Angels” helicopter ride over the Falls is a truly unique experience. Sussi & Chuma’s special location on the Zambezi makes it a perfect geographic contrast to the semi-arid landscape and wildlife of the Okavango Delta.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

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Reopened in April 2018 following a complete renovation and refurbishment, this camp is named after Dr. Livingstone’s loyal servants who carried his body to the British authorities in eastern Tanzania following his death. Though we also like the 5-star Royal Chundu further down the river, we feel Sussi & Chuma offers a more authentic Africa river/safari experience versus the more Western-style Royal Chundu.  Comprised of 12 thatched treehouse luxury villas, the lodge is nestled on a 90° bend along the historic Zambezi River, eight miles upstream from Victoria Falls. All the villa treehouses are designed in an open-style plan, including air conditioning, very nice soaking baths, glass-enclosed walk-in showers, and colorful local tribal artwork. Though small, Sussi’s river-edge pool offers a wonderful Zambezi picture. In addition to amazing food and personal service, the list of fun activities is impressive: walking safaris, wildlife drives, canoeing, private catch-and-release fishing on the Zambezi (March through November), and, of course, Victoria Falls! We feel the “Flight of Angels” helicopter ride over the Falls is a truly unique experience. Sussi & Chuma’s special location on the Zambezi makes it a perfect geographic contrast to the semi-arid landscape and wildlife of the Okavango Delta.

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Location

Overview

Botswana
Temperature
Highs: Low 90’s
Lows: Mid 60’s
Area
581,730 SQ KM
224,607 SQ MILES
Capital
Gaborone
Population
2.3 Million
Language
English & Setswana
Currency
Pula
Zambia
Temperature
Highs: Low 80’s
Lows: Low 60’s
Area
752,614 SQ KM
290,586 SQ MILES
Capital
Lusaka
Population
16.5 Million
Language
English (official), Bemba, Lozi, Nyanja & Tonga
Currency
Kwacha

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