Luxury African Safari: Botswana and Zambia

Our Luxury African Safari travel package is perfect for anyone who wants to be fully immersed in nature while still traveling in style.

From $11,099
per person
12 days
Includes in-country flights
Based on
2 travelers

We created the Luxury African Safari package for a couple of nature lovers celebrating their 10-year wedding anniversary. They wanted to see the best of African wildlife while still pampering themselves at the top luxury lodges. This trip is perfect for anyone who wants to be fully immersed in nature while still traveling in style. It’s a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The couple started off their Luxury African Safari trip with three nights at &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, an exclusive resort in the Okavango Delta surrounded by wildlife. They were able to explore the area on game drives during the day and relax at night in their open-air lounge and plunge pool overlooking the African bush. Then we flew them to &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge. They saw the Big 5 on a Botswana safari and had plenty of time to relax at the earthy lodge overlooking a seasonal lagoon.

Their next stop was the romantic tented Zarafa Camp, where they continued their African adventure with game drives, bush walks, and a cruise on the lagoon to see the resident hippos up close. They enjoyed the privacy and relaxation of this exclusive camp, which only includes four luxury tents in order to put guests in touch with their beautiful surroundings.

Finally, it was on to their last stop on the Luxury African Safari tour, Tongabezi Lodge. The lodge is in eyesight of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and offers unique accommodations. Our couple chose the Tree House, which blends perfectly with its stunning surroundings and even has a tree growing in the middle of the bedroom. The couple took a bungee jump off the Falls, shopped at the nearby Maramba market, and finally capped off their amazing adventure with a romantic dinner for two on a sampan floating on the Zambezi River.

Day 1
Welcome to Johannesburg! You’ll be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board and assisted through immigration, baggage collection, and customs. Then you’ll be shown to your flight to your wonderful accommodations at &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge. Situated on a private concession in the magnificent Okavango Delta, Sandibe boasts exclusive traversing rights over a vast stretch of land adjacent to the wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve. Inspired by nature and celebrating its stunning setting, the lodge features the best the Delta has to offer in terms of outstanding design, wildlife viewing, and warm local hospitality. Enjoy 3 nights at this luxurious and exciting lodge.
&Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

Day 2 – 3
The next 2 days are yours for the taking! Choose from a plethora of activities including game drives, photography safaris, and scenic helicopter flights.
&Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

Day 4
After breakfast at the lodge, enjoy a light aircraft flight transfer from the lodge to Xudum airstrip, where your luxurious accommodations at &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge await. Overlooking a seasonal lagoon, the earthy glamour of this striking lodge provides the perfect counterpoint to the natural bounty of this game-rich landscape.
&Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge

Day 5 – 6
Spend the next 2 days discovering the natural treasures of the area. Explore the intricate canals, replenished by cyclical rainfalls, by mokoro or traverse the golden grasslands in search of the Big 5 by vehicle, retreating to the contemporary comfort of your suite by night. After a successful Botswana safari, cuddle up in the large outdoor cane lounger and watch the sun go down over the Delta.
&Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge

Day 7
After breakfast at the lodge, enjoy a light aircraft flight transfer from the lodge to Selinda airstrip, where your luxury tent accommodations await at Zarafa Camp. Just 4 magnificent tented villas and a spectacular main area, all raised on decking to take advantage of views over the lagoon, reflect the desire for exclusivity and privacy which inspired Zarafa’s design. Zarafa Camp is located on the far eastern edge of the private, 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana.
Zarafa Camp

Day 8 – 9
Spend the next 2 days at your leisure. Discover the wildlife that calls this area home. Activities at Zarafa Camp include early morning and late afternoon/early evening game viewing in open 4×4 vehicles, guided walks, and lagoon cruises when water levels permit. You can also enjoy the camp’s open-air gym and in-room massages.
Zarafa Camp

Day 10 – 11
After breakfast at the lodge, enjoy a light aircraft flight transfer to Kasane Airport. Upon your arrival, your driver will collect you and your things and transfer you to your accommodations at the luxurious Tongabezi Lodge. Located near Victoria Falls on the banks of the Zambezi River, Tongabezi combines romance and exclusivity with warm and attentive service. Each house and cottage has its own valet who takes care of guests throughout their stay and acts as a private concierge. Enjoy 2 nights in pure bliss. View the majestic Victoria Falls on foot in the national park, from inside the gorge, from Livingstone Island, or from the air, and take advantage of the game drives, bush walks, and boating trips included in the price of your stay.
Tongabezi Lodge

Day 12
After a scrumptious breakfast, your safari adventure comes to an end. Your driver will pick you up from the lodge and transfer you to Livingstone Airport, where you’ll make your connecting flight to Johannesburg and begin your journey home.

  • 3 nights &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari lodge – includes all meals, local brand drinks, and select activities
  • 3 nights &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge – includes all meals, local brand drinks, and select activities
  • 3 nights Zarafa Camp – includes all meals, local brand drinks, and select activities
  • 2 nights Tongabezi Lodge – includes all meals, local brand drinks, and select activities
  • Light aircraft seat-in-plane flights Sandibe/Xudum/Zarafa/Kasane
  • Helicopter transfer Maun/Sandibe
  • Road transfers as specified
  • Activities as specified
  • Taxes as specified

Zarafa Camp

Partner Information

  • Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Safari Camp
  • Comfort Level: Luxury
  • All-inclusive
  • Private verandah and plunge pool for each tent
  • Professional photography equipment and telescope in each tent
  • Library
  • Workout deck
  • Free wi-fi

Things To Do

  • Open-vehicle game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Lagoon cruise
  • In-room massage