Southern Africa
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7 days

Jo’burg, Madikwe and Timbavati

Johannesburg | Pilanesberg National Park | Madikwe Game Reserve | Hoedspruit | Timbavati Game Reserve
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4 days

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi and Phinda Game Reserve

Durban | Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve | Phinda Game Reserve | iSimangaliso Wetland Park
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9 days

Jo’burg, Kruger and Sabi Sands

Johannesburg | Nelspruit | Kruger National Park |Thornybush Game Reserve | Manyeleti Game Reserve | Sabi Sands Game Reserve
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4 days

Leopard spotting in South Luangwa

Seeing Zambia’s famous big cat
Lusaka South Luangwa National Park (4) Lusaka
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4 days

Lower Zambezi safari

Safaris on land and water
Lusaka Lower Zambezi National Park (4) Lusaka
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6 days

Kafue National Park safari and Victoria Falls

Wildlife, waterfalls and wilderness
Lusaka Kafue National Park (4) Livingstone (1) Victoria Falls (1) Livingstone
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7 days

South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi safari

See both sides of Zambia
Lusaka South Luangwa National Park (4) Lower Zambezi National Park (2) Lusaka (1)
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7 days

South Luangwa and Victoria Falls safari

Tour Zambia’s highlights
Lusaka South Luangwa National Park (4) Victoria Falls (1) Livingstone (2)
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10 days

Victoria Falls and Zambia’s wildlife

Wildlife sanctuaries and powerful waterfalls
Lusaka Lower Zambezi National Park (3) South Luangwa National Park (3) Livingstone (1) Victoria Falls (2) Livingstone (1)
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  • Botswana

    Botswana

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  • South Africa

    South Africa

    Safari and beyond in the Rainbow Nation
    The Rainbow Nation has really come of age as a tourism destination and is perfect if you've not explored this mighty continent before...
  • Zambia

    Zambia

    Discover Zambia, experience Africa
    It’s ironic that landlocked Zambia is best known for its waterways...

Where to go in Southern Africa

Our recommended places

South Africa

South Africa

The Rainbow Nation has really come of age as a tourism destination and is perfect if you've not explored this mighty continent before. It's got all of Africa's good stuff with far fewer of the discomforts. You get the amazing wildlife, exuberant culture and epic scenery coupled with a highly developed transport and accommodation infrastructure.

Of course, South Africa offers unmatched safari too. In places like Kruger, Tembe and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, game is plentiful and guides top notch. And its ocean wildlife shouldn't be overlooked. Along the coastline, dolphins and turtles play just offshore and whales breach on the horizon. There's sophistication too. Cape Town has moving museums, fine dining and buzzing nightlife — all to a backdrop of spectacular Table Mountain.

Zambia

Zambia

It’s ironic that landlocked Zambia is best known for its waterways. Three great rivers – the Kafue, the Luangwa and the mighty Zambezi – course through Zambia, with the Zambezi ending in the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls on the border with Zimbabwe. This is a place full of stunning views, whether it’s sunsets reflecting over rivers, roaring waterfalls or leopards lounging in the shade of a tree.

Safaris in Zambia are a world away from the crowds of Kenya and Tanzania. There is a diversity of wildlife to match anywhere in Africa, but without the crowds. Visitors can see lions in all of Zambia’s major parks, while hippos gather in groups of 50 or more along riverfronts, honking and feeding. If leopards are more your thing, head to South Luangwa for a night drive safari to experience the nocturnal world of this big cat.

Zambia’s relative lack of visitors means that its infrastructure is less developed than other African countries. Its large size and poor road network can make travelling between destinations a challenge, but visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome when they get there.

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