South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe

Visiting South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe allows you to experience the full range of exciting adventures southern Africa has to offer. From safaris to cities to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, this combination gives you the ultimate African vacation.

South Africa boasts fantastic wildlife viewing, beautiful beaches, trendy cities, and so much more. Kruger National Park is a flagship park where you can see the Big 5 on safari. Those looking for something more cosmopolitan can visit the buzzing city of Cape Town, and foodies and wine lovers will be spoiled in the many luxurious, boutique accommodations available in the Cape Winelands.

Home to some of the greatest wildlife displays on earth, Botswana is one of the top safari destinations in Africa. There are more elephants in Botswana than any other country, lions roam free, and everything from endangered African wild dogs to antelopes roam the magnificent plains. And with their rhinos making a comeback, plus the abundant birdlife at every turn, this country is a perfect destination for a safari full of unique wildlife experiences.

In Zimbabwe, see a wonderful collection of natural features, from balancing boulders and flaming msasa trees to the lush Eastern highlands mountains. For many visitors, a trip to Victoria Falls (one of the Seven Wonders) is a highlight of their time in Zimbabwe.

Sample Vacations

13 days

Rivers & Rails: Luxury South Africa Cruises with Safari

Embark on southern Africa’s most sought-after river cruise on Chobe River, which is famed for its large elephant population. Explore Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park, then sit back and watch the beautiful scenery roll by aboard the Rovos Rail, South Africa’s premier luxury rail service.