Botswana and Zambia

Johannesburg, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe River Front, Victoria Falls (Zambia), South Luangwa National Park and Lower Zambezi

Custom Safari featuring:

  • Permanent water experience high in the Okavango Delta, including boating safaris, mokoro ride and optional nature walk
  • Luxury lodge on the Zambezi near Victoria Falls
  • Game viewing lodges in the South Luangwa
  • Half day hike in the South Luangwa
  • Lodge at the Chongwe/Zambezi confluence


Botswana and Zambia Itinerary

Day 1 - 2

Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace (1-Night)

Spend your first night relaxing after your long flight. 

Day 2 - 5

Setari Camp - Moremi Game Reserve (3-Nights)

Setari Camp is located on a picture-perfect palm island in the very heart of the Okavango. Situated within a private concession of 120,000 acres of unspoilt wilderness, exclusivity and seclusion are guaranteed. Enjoy a pure Delta experience, inhabited by a myriad of birdlife and wildlife unique to this exceptional ecosystem. The area is a birder’s paradise, boasting a huge number of migrant birds, aquatic birds, raptors, a seasonal heronry and to top it all, the hauntingly beautiful Pel’s Fishing Owl.

Setari Camp accommodates 20 guests in 8 light and airy tents and 1 suite designed for families. Each tent cleverly combines understated luxury with an authentic and relaxed home-from-home atmosphere. The camp resembles an enormous tree-house where the entire construction is elevated with wooden walkways linking the impressive sitting and dining areas, pool-with-a-view, gym and curio shop. All of the tents have private decks with spectacular views over the Okavango.

Safari activities available at Setari include bush walking, boating or gliding gently through the waterways in a traditional Mokoro (dug-out canoe). Delicious home-cooked food, super-comfy accommodation and superb guiding all combine to making Setari a hidden treasure in the iconic Okavango Delta.

Moremi Game Reserve

Situated in the east of the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve ranks as one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa. It covers more than 4871 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, and this varied terrain includes savanna, winding waterways, and dense forest.

The diverse ecosystem supports an incredibly wide spectrum of wildlife, ranging from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, to the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope, lion, cheetah and packs of wild dog in the open grasslands. The birdlife is prolific and includes most of the 550 bird species recorded on Botswana’s national bird list. A range of luxury lodges in the reserve offers visitors the perfect base to experience this corner of paradise.

Day 5 - 7

Chobe Elephant Camp - Chobe River Front (2-Nights)

Located high on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River is the newly developed Chobe Elephant Camp. This uniquely designed lodge has been built to take advantage of the incredible views overlooking the sweeping floodplains while offering a comfortable refuge from the harsh African conditions.

Entirely built out of sandbags from the red Kalahari sands that dominate the northern part of Botswana, this eco-friendly lodge presents an original design reminiscent of traditional African farmsteads and can accommodate up to 24 guests in eleven chalets. All rooms are en-suite with both indoor and outdoor showers and have private verandas to fully enjoy the views and surroundings.

The lodge also boasts a large open-plan main area featuring a cosy arrangement of couches, bar, dining area and reading corner, along with a swimming pool with viewing deck onto a private water hole.

Chobe River Front

The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park which is renowned for its diverse and abundant game viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of wildlife including elephant and hippo populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.

A visit to the Chobe River Front guarantees close encounters with an array of African wildlife. Visitors can look forward to a range of exciting activities such as: driving along the game-dotted river banks in a 4WD; cruising along the river in a motorboat, spotting rare birdlife and for a unique, luxury safari experience, hire a houseboat.

Day 7 - 10

The River Club - Victoria Falls (Zambia) (3-Nights)

The River Club is defined by the value we attach to helping family and friends create lasting memories together. Our unpretentious hospitality, the outstanding, exclusive and safe location, the preservation of historic Livingstone, and commitment to the community we live in, all form part of our ethos. We offer a realistic experience by combining the natural heritage of the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls, culturally-extraordinary Livingstone-town as well as visits to Simonga Village, an authentic piece of present-day semi-rural life. 

Our mission is achieved by giving service and synergy to our community, while exceptional attention to detail elevates each stay - turning moments into magic for our guests. 

The River Club offers a hassle-free and gratifying array of experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Eleven spacious, private suites are individually set within the tree line along the edge of the magnificent Zambezi. From their elevated positions, the suites are perfectly situated to gaze across the river to the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe on the opposite bank, home to an array of wildlife and birds in an area of abundant natural beauty. Renowned for their spectacular views and romantic ambience, each suite looks west into the glorious African sunset, idyllically viewed from the privacy of the ball-and-claw bath.

Soaked in ambience and history, the lodge's main building is a well-appointed rebuilt 1940’s homestead with a comfortable lounge, dining room, and library complete with wrap-around veranda and gift shop. Meals are often enjoyed on the veranda, in the Gazebo, around the infinity pool or in the lush gardens beneath the trees.

There are many alternatives for private dining making The River Club relaxed and easy for purposes of social distancing. A secluded deck above the river adds to the infinity pool area which seems part of the river itself. For the energetic, the croquet lawn, the gymnasium, walking/running trail and all-weather tennis court are perfect. A ‘Summerhouse’ and snooker room provide additional areas to enjoy. Beauty treatments are available in the Wellness Centre.

A host of activities await young and old, on-property as well as in the nearby area. Located only a short distance from the historic town of Livingstone and the renowned Victoria Falls, The River Club is the perfect retreat for families, friends, couples, honeymooners or those looking to complete a safari circuit in Southern or East Africa. 

Activities available include tours of Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, sundowner cruises, tiger fishing, and visiting a nearby village, museum and market trips, scenic flights over the waterfall, Livingstone Island (where the famous seasonal Devils and Angels Pools are), white water rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing, quad biking and Segway rides. The area is steeped in local history and rich in wildlife; hippo and elephant are seen regularly and birdlife is prolific.

Victoria Falls (Zambia)

Situated along the southern border of Zambia, Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River. It forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and stretches across almost two kilometres into a gorge over one hundred metres below - making it one of the world’s widest waterfalls.

Dubbed ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ by locals, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular tourist destination for those visiting Zambia. It is world-renowned for its sheer beauty and offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in spectacular landscapes inhabited by abundant wildlife.

Visitors can look forward to a wide range of adventure sports such as kayaking, white water rafting, ziplining, bungee jumping and bridge swinging; and those looking for more relaxation can enjoy a sunset boat cruise, game viewing, or browsing through the vibrant local Livingstone Market.

Day 10 - 13

Time + Tide Mchenja - South Luangwa National Park (3-Nights)

Immerse yourself in wilderness and luxurious comfort at this intimate riverside retreat

Mchenja is the local name for ebony, and the camp is tucked into a shady ebony grove beside the Luangwa River in the heart of South Luangwa National Park.

Its five rooms (including a two-bedroom, two-bathroom family suite) are pure, natural elegance with grass walls, soft cushions and light-as-air curtains. Each has a feather-top bed, large picture windows and open air en-suite bathroom with a bath looking out onto the river.

Built around a bent ebony trunk, the main lounge has the feel of a spacious treehouse. At breakfast, listen to a chorus of birdsong and laughing hippos. Between safari activities, relax in the refreshing pool overlooking the river.

Pull yourself away from camp to track big cats through the bush with hushed voices and beating hearts. Night drives are always rewarding, with the bush revealing a different nocturnal surprise every time. At the right time of year, this is one of the best camps in the park for seeing carmine bee-eaters.

South Luangwa National Park

Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven.

The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.

Day 13 - 16

Time + Tide Kakuli - South Luangwa National Park (3-Nights)

Take in spectacular views of the Luangwa River from your perch high above on its bank!

Kakuli, meaning old buffalo bull, was the nickname given by locals to our pioneering founder Norman Carr who began the tradition of walking safari here in South Luangwa National Park.

Its five bright and airy rooms (including a two-bedroom, two-bathroom family suite) are designed to make the most of the panoramic setting. Freshly redesigned in 2018, each offers a feather-top bed, indoor and outdoor showers, and a covered open-air seating area.

The elevated main lounge overlooks the river and a permanent lagoon. Beneath it, a wildlife hide offers up-close views of visitors stopping by for a drink. Take a deep breath and admire the sweeping vista with a refreshing drink of your own before sampling traditional Zambian dishes at dinner.

The camp makes a great base for exploring by vehicle and on foot, with a resident lion pride, a seasonal colony of jewel-like carmine bee-eaters, and the most sightings of leopards in a single drive every year. During the lush emerald ‘secret season’ venture out by boat and on foot to enjoy some of the best opportunities for wildlife and landscape photography.

South Luangwa National Park

Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven.

The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.

Day 16 - 19

Time + Tide Chongwe River Camp - Lower Zambezi (3-Nights)

Enjoy the best views in the Lower Zambezi at this family- and elephant-friendly camp!

Venture to the edge of a mighty river in the shadow of a mountain escarpment, where you'll feel right at home under a shady grove of tress. Wake up from a peaceful nap to the sound of an elephant rubbing against the side of your tent as it lumbers past. 

Dotted along the riverbank, Time + Tide Chongwe is set at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers which wind through the forested valley, creating a haven for wildlife like lions, leopards and wild dog.

Its nine classic tents are designed to make the most of what Mother Nature provided. Each has a panoramic view along the Chongwe River, a spacious open-air bathroom, a porch with comfortable lounge chairs, and features local textiles and handcrafted furniture.

Every day our team serves up satisfying meals, your favourite drinks and big smiles in the relaxed main lounge. The wildlife hide is great for photography, and for spotting rare nocturnal creatures. 

The small number of camps in Lower Zambezi National Park keep it free from overcrowding. The area is best known for its impressive variety of safari activities—enjoy game drives and walking safaris on land, take to the rivers on a boat cruise or canoeing safari, or to try your hand at tiger fishing. 

Lower Zambezi 

Located on the Zimbabwean border in the southern reaches of Zambia, the Lower Zambezi region is best known as the home to the Lower Zambezi National Park which features exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas.

It is renowned for its abundant game and a variety of different wildlife can be spotted such as hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, fish eagles and herds of elephants. The landscape features rugged unspoilt wilderness made up of vast floodplains scattered with indigenous woodlands.

Visitors can look forward to an array of wonderful activities along the Zambezi including game drives, walking safaris, canoe trips and excellent tiger fishing.



From AUD21,969 per person, sharing, not including international flights


  • Accommodation on basis indicated
  • All transfers indicated
  • Charter flights (seat in charter basis) in Botswana with Mack Air
  • Domestic flights in Zambia with Proflight


  • All international flights
  • Anything not mentioned herein
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities