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Southern Africa Wildlife Odyssey—Custom Safari

From South Africa's Kruger to Botswana's Okavango Delta, on to Victoria Falls...and More!
13 Days Custom Pricing From $9995 (+air)
The wildlife wonders of Southern Africa are so many, and so diverse, that only a grand survey of the region will begin to reveal them. That’s what’s in store on this epic private safari that combines highlights of South Africa and Botswana, plus a stop at Victoria Falls in Zambia. Begin in one of the continent’s richest wildlife realms, the Sabi Sand Reserve, home to the famous Big Five and much more. Track lion and leopard, photograph huge elephants, look for elusive rhinos. In the emerald reaches of the Okavango Delta, keep watch for crocodiles and hippos as you watch abundant game on dry islands. Stand in the crashing spray of Victoria Falls. It’s all here, as you discover the best wildlife viewing in Southern Africa on a matchless safari odyssey.

About Custom Southern Africa Safaris with Nat Hab

If time constraints—or your travel style—prevent you from fitting into one of our scheduled Africa journeys, consider a Private Custom Safari. With more than three decades of experience in safari service, we are exceptionally well qualified to craft personalized itineraries. We know Africa! With our professional assistance, you and your chosen traveling companions can select your dates, safari activities and accommodations from our carefully chosen collection of small luxury safari camps—you won't find large, impersonal lodges in our portfolio! The camps we offer are placed in the most remote locales in close proximity to wildlife, providing our guests with a classic African safari experience reminiscent of days gone by.
    African wild dogs, Linyanti Reserve, BotswanaHippopotamus, Savuti Channel, BotswanaAfrican elephant and Angolan giraffe, Savuti Channel, BotswanaSouthwest African lion, Okavango Delta, BotswanaFlap-necked chameleon, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South AfricaVictoria Falls, Livingstone, ZambiaAngolan giraffe, Linyanti Reserve, BotswanaSundowner, Linyanti Reserve, BotswanaWhite rhino, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South AfricaOkavango Delta, BotswanaBurchell's zebra, Linyanti Reserve, BotswanaChalkley tree house, Lion Sands Game Reserve, South AfricaBush lunch, Okavango Delta, BotswanaBurchell's starling, Okavango Delta, BotswanaKwetsani Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Trip Highlights

  • Outstanding Wildlife ViewingExplore a spectacular combination of “Big Five” country in South Africa's legendary Sabi Sand and the expansive wilderness areas of Botswana
  • Widely Varied Safari SettingsExperience diverse wildlife in three distinct ecosystems: the lowveld bush of the Kruger, the Linyanti savannas, and the world's largest inland delta—the Okavango
  • Experience Mighty Victoria FallsStand before the thunder of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Experience More of Southern Africa's Wildlife with NHA

Search for the Big Five, experience the Okavango Delta and stand in the spray of Victoria Falls on a custom safari through Southern Africa. With our extensive experience and focus on personalized wildlife encounters, we are experts at developing custom itineraries that utilize smaller, remote camps to show you this spellbinding wilderness in an intimate way. Here's how we ensure that your custom Southern African adventure will be exceptional:

  1. Our Exclusive Itinerary is Custom-Crafted by Season
    Unlike most safari operators that run the same itinerary regardless of seasonal variations in weather and wildlife migration patterns, we build and adjust our safari itineraries, camp selections and activities around the seasons and wildlife movements to make sure we are in a particular place at the best time to be there.
  2. An Unusually Diverse Exploration
    Most Southern Africa safaris concentrate on Kruger National Park, known for legendary wildlife, but a well-rounded itinerary reveals so much more to this region. Capitalize on excellent odds to see the Big Five in Sabi Sand, learn about the mysterious ebb and flow of the Savuti Channel, search for elusive wild dogs and seasonal elephant herds in the Linyanti Reserve, and look for rare red lechwe and sitatunga in the Okavango Delta. Compare itineraries: few if any are as comprehensive as this one!
  3. Special Activities & Secluded Accommodations Away from Crowds
    Many safaris stay at large, commercialized lodges. In contrast, we feature small, intimate camps located in private wildlife reserves known for the best animal viewing. On private reserves we can participate in exclusive activities not permitted in public parks, including night game drives, walking safaris and picnic meals in the bush. And in such settings, typically no more than one to three vehicles are allowed near an animal sighting, whereas in more heavily frequented areas on public land, there may be 15 or 20 vehicles surrounding one lion. Camps located inside national parks and game reserves must follow park rules, so typically no walks or night drives are allowed.
  4. Flying Maximizes Your Time in Wildlife Areas Rather than Airports
    We skip long, dusty drives with our seamless, circular flight route from the Kruger area to Victoria Falls and into Botswana’s remote wildlife regions, so you avoid retracing steps and spending forced overnights in Johannesburg. By utilizing the best plane schedules and routings, we make sure your travel is as efficient and comfortable as possible.
  5. A Window Seat for Every Traveler
    On wildlife drives, we guarantee each guest a window seat in the open-sided vehicles we use, which feature stadium-style, graduated seating. Many safari operators use crowded mini buses or utilize each space, squeezing passengers into middle seats. The camps we use will limit the number of guests to no more than seven in a 10-seat safari vehicle, allowing for maximum comfort, extra space, unimpeded views and better photos.
  6. Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superior Safari Experience
    When you travel with Natural Habitat Adventures, you receive our exclusive guarantee, clearly stating that we will meet the lofty expectations we set in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
  7. Feel Good About Your Carbon-Neutral Journey
    We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset—including your round-trip flights from home. Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company.
  8. Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
    Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organization—has named Natural Habitat Adventures as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
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