13 Day Zambia, Botswana & South Africa Adventure
Air & Land
|Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo||Johannesburg|
|The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa||Livingstone|
|Chobe Bush Lodge||Kasane|
|Pepperclub Hotel & Spa||Cape Town|
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|2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $950|
Land only price does not include the departure transfer in Cape Town but does include the arrival transfer in Johannesburg and flights Johannesburg-Livingstone, Kasane-Okavango Delta, Okavango Delta-Maun and Maun-Cape Town.
Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided duffel bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used. Due to the use of light aircraft flights (4 or 5 seat small planes), there is a weight restriction for luggage of 44 pounds per person (including hand luggage), and maximum size for duffel bags of 24 inches long by 12 inches wide by 10 inches high.
Please note, all passport holders should have four or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Click here for more information.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
- Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
- Flights New York-Johannesburg, Cape Town-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- All intra-flights: Johannesburg-Livingstone, Kasane-Okavango Delta, Okavango Delta-Maun & Maun-Cape Town
- 11 nights First Class safari lodges and hotel accommodations
- 1 night Johannesburg
- 2 nights Livingstone
- 2 nights Chobe
- 2 nights Okavango Delta
- 4 nights Cape Town
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 24 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners (including 1 home hosted lunch, and welcome & farewell dinners)
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
- Active itinerary with unique cultural features
- National Park Fees
*Light aircraft (4 or 5 seat planes) are used for flights to and from the Okavango Delta
Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.
- Experience the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world with its astounding vistas
- Walking safari through the exquisite rainforest at Victoria Falls, stopping to see the statue of David Livingstone, the missionary explorer who discovered the Falls
- At Chobe National Park in Botswana, board a motorized boat for a magnificent sunset safari cruise
- Watch the game up-close at the source of the Savute in Chobe with its plentiful wildlife and over 460 different species of birds
- Travel to the lush, green Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta with its huge concentration of animals and birds, designated a World Heritage Site
- Twice-daily game activities in the untouched freshwater wetland of the Okavango Delta, at the heart of Botswana’s arid Kalahari desert.
- Ascend to the top of legendary Table Mountain to see the astonishing panoramic views of the city and beaches below
- Enjoy a unique interaction and experience the cultural diversity of the Cape Malay community
- Travel through the fertile valleys of South Africa's picturesque wine country, with its magnificent Cape Dutch architecture, stopping for tastings at major vineyards by Wine Tram.
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
Is This Trip Right for You?
This is an active trip. Our small group covers a lot of ground each day. Expect to spend most of your time driving over roads that are often rough and bumpy. Game drives will be performed in small safari vehicles or boats that cannot be air-conditioned. Only "bush toilets" are available during game drives. Some of the tours require walking or stairs between huts or tents. Small boats, a mokoro canoe, and our safari vehicles require agility to embark and disembark. Some of the accommodations in the Okavango Delta are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable. We have many early mornings. Visitors to Zambia and Botswana are encouraged to consult their health-care providers regarding malaria prophylaxis. We suggest you check with your health-care provider before signing up for this tour. During this tour, you may come into proximity of wild animals whose actions can be unpredictable. Certain inherent risks are involved which should be considered at your own discretion. This is a Small Group program. For more information, click here.
Discovery Tours itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
This first class hotel is located in Kempton Park.Hotel Details
This first class lodge overlooks the Zambezi River and the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.Hotel Details
This first class lodge is located nearby the Chobe River.Hotel Details
This first class lodge is located on a palm fringed island surrounded by the Moremi's game-rich seasonal floodplains.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
I went on the 13 day Ecuador/Galapagos trip from 11/16/21-11/28/21. Our tour guide, Daniel was fabulous! He was so knowledgeable about the culture, history and customs of every place we visited. He was enthusiastic, had a great sense of humor and really went over and above anything I expected. The trip itself was great, and Daniel made it so enjoyable. The local guides, Pedro in Galapagos and Joel in Coca, were also excellent. I would definitely recommend this trip to others. Thank you for giving me such a memorable vacation!Elizabeth S.
Our trip was one of the best we have ever been on. Our guide Benson, really did make the whole trip wonderful. I can't imagine a better guide. We do not have a single complaint, except maybe it wasn't long enough!Grace H. Ortonville, MI
One of my best trips ever (one of a kind). We had the most "wonderful " tour leader Paul, people from Uganda made us feel at home, excellent food and a fantastic group of people traveling with us. Thanks Gate 1.Maria R. Odessa, FL
Our trip to Kenyon and Tanzania for 19 days was wonderful. We had 8 days in Kenya and saw the big "5" . Also in Tanzania it was the same. We had amazing game drives and saw so many different animals. Elephants, zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs, cape buffalo, giraffes, warthogs, rhinos, hyenas, birds and many more. Our guides were terrific and it was great with only 6 to a jeep. We also lucked out and only had 4 in ours. The hotels and tented camps were lovely and food was very good. We were very pleased with Gate 1/Discovery Tours - we were well taken care of. We are recovering from 36 hours traveling home but it was all worth it. We can't wait until our next Gate 1/ Discovery Tour.Marlene A. Delta, British Columbia
Outstanding! Absolutely the best! Loved every minute of it.Donna K. Greenville, NC
Trip was fantastic! Great people, great accommodations, great guides and of course great viewing .... All in all, it ranks up there with our best all time trips. Highly recommend!Joann D. Spring Lake, NJ
The trip to Tanzania was fabulous! It was a well planned trip, and one of our best. Our guide, Phillip, was fantastic. Everything was organized, he took good care of us when there was a problem, he made sure we had a lovely experience and saw many animals, and he is a kind, caring man that all carried over to how he ran our tour. Gate 1 needs to take good care of Phillip, give him a raise and/or a promotion. He is one of the best guides we have ever had on a Gate 1 tour.Candy W. Sarasota, FL
We had an amazing time. We thought this trip was exceptional value for what was offered. The accommodations were wonderful, the meals were good, and logistically, all details were considered (rest stops, day hotel room on departure day, etc.). I anticipated a great trip prior to our departure and shared our trip with many of our friends. I will now share our experience with them along with some amazing pictures. Our guides, James, David and Sam were all wonderful. We rode with David and James took care of the overall tour as well as drive another vehicle. These guys are the best. I will look into Gate 1 Discovery Tours again in the future. It was a really great experience.Lisa and Chuck J. El Segundo, CA
Our trip was AMAZING!! It exceeded our expectations by far. Belinda was such an attentive tour guide and so much fun. Okavango Delta was the experience of a lifetime—at one point we had 5 lionesses on the left side of our Jeep and a mother with 4 cubs on the right side. 10 lions at once and no other jeeps! We also saw 3 leopards in one day in Chobe. Unbelievable and it was due to the talented guides and locations. The accommodations were excellent, the food was great—even the kids enjoyed all the meals. I can’t tell you how many friends and family have told us they wish they had gone after hearing about the trip and seeing the photos. Thank you for all your help organizing this and thanks to Gate 1 for the trip of a lifetime! Most importantly our Zambian son smiled the entire time.Aliisa S. Mequon, WI
The trip was great and memorable! Hotel choices was excellent except for Tarangire Sopa Lodge and Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. My favorite stay were Lake Manyara Kilimanmoja Lodge and Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp. I would come back and stay anytime. Our tour guide Adam was wonderful. He was full of energy, fun and with a positive altitude. We already missed him.Anntuyet N. Missouri City, TX
The Namibia trip was very enjoyable! Lots of beautiful scenery, both inland in the deserts and along the coast. We saw lots of wildlife in Etosha National Park and I took some amazing pictures of both the animals and the desert scenery. All in all, a great trip.Louis C. Phoenix, AZ
The trip was magnificent. Easily the most physically demanding trip I have ever taken (jungle treks) ... I am 72 years old and in good health but the porters made the gorilla trek possible! The Ugandan people seem naturally friendly and outgoing. I love them. Morris 1 and Morris 2 are exceptional guides and just great guys. I recommend this trip to anyone and everyone. All of my Gate 1 trips have been super. My wife and I have always been taken care of extremely well. We go with another couple ... A great time for us to get together and have a great time. Thanks Gate 1 for another fantastic adventure.James A. Shreveport, LA
It was wonderful! What a surprise Uganda was. The gorilla tracking was harder than I expected (and I am pretty athletic) but I survived.Ella S. Treasure Island, FL
I loved Namibia! Belinda shared her love for her country. The country is beautiful, new looks around every corner. Keegan our driver handled all the bumps with ease and there were lots of bumps on the roads. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see a beautiful unspoiled country.Susan W. Outlook, WA
Coming to Namibia has been a dream come true, and experiencing the beauty of its landscapes, wildlife, people and culture is all more than I could ever expect. Much thanks to our wonderful guide, David and our driver, Mojari - she was so fantastic, given the challenging roads throughout our trip. We were all so well taken care of every minute along the way. I am grateful for the warm hospitality everywhere we went, the many opportunities to learn about Namibia's history, the tribesmen's way of life, marvel at the stunning sand dunes, watching the gorgeous African sunsets every day...can't wait to share this amazing country with everyone back home!Jingying C. Singapore, SG
Incredible doesn’t begin to describe it! From the moment we were met at the airport until the moment we left it just kept getting better. The accommodations were outstanding. The highlight though of course were the game drives. All of our drivers were so extremely knowledgeable which allowed us to track and see all of the Big 5. Don was our tour manager and he just made everything seem so effortless although I know there was a lot of coordination going on in the background. It won’t be our last visit to Africa or our last trip with Gate 1....thanks for the trip of a lifetime!Margaret M. Ontario, Canada
Our trip was fantastic, everything went smoothly, all of the connections, transfers, etc. were perfect. I cannot say enough positive things about Gate 1 and the travel guides for both tours. We are looking forward to our next tour and will be contacting you sometime early next year.Thomas L. Florence, SC
I have traveled a lot but never with a tour. Our trip to Kenya was spectacular and unlike any place I have ever been. Our guide was Yusuf. We could not have had a better guide ... Yusef is a very special man who made the trip even more amazing. I fell in love with the people and their spirit, the land was so beautiful and wild, and of course the animals were so up close and free. This experience will be the one that will thrill me for a lifetime. The experience could not have been better. Thank you Gate 1 for just the greatest experience. Also thanks to our booking agent Donna for advice on the time of year to make the trip and invaluable tips. And thanks to Yusuf for teaching us the language, educating us on the animals and of Kenya, and for his gracious company and friendship.Nancy H. Lexington, KY
We had such a wonderful experience on the Kenya Tanzania Safari ... Especially I want to extol the wonders and praises of our driver guides ... All the while they are safely and carefully negotiating the rutted roads in the conservation areas and national parks ... noticing all those subtle signs that indicate wildlife that my eyes would never see. They have so much knowledge and understanding of the animals, the vegetation, the ecosystems, the interactions between animals! I especially commend Yusuf in Kenya and Nurdin Mohammed in Tanzania. Not only do they know the biology and zoology, they are completely conscientious about all of us as passengers and clients ... I want to make sure the company understands what treasures the driver/guides are and how important they are to your customers’ feeling of safety and comfort, but also they obviously enjoy the natural environment and the thrill of showing us these wonders of nature in their homeland. And as we drove through the villages and towns they were able to explain much about the local customs and people. This wonderful experience was made even more wonderful because of Yusuf and Nurdin!Janell L. Nashville, TN
Kenya and Zanzibar were spectacular! It was a great way to relax after the many amazing game drives through Kenya. Our guide, Daniel, was friendly, funny and knowledgeable. He explained the culture of Kenyans, the landscape of Kenya along with the habits and habitats of the many animals during the game drives. The itinerary was well planned (time/place), the Land Cruisers were perfect for the drives, the hotels and the "tent hotels" and food was excellent. Zanzibar is an idyllic island with its own history and culture, a learning experience. I would highly recommend this trip, but wait for the direct flights into Nairobi.Constance I. Brooklyn, NY
Hi Caitlin, Our Adventure to Uganda was awesome! Thank you!! We had a great time, everything went really well. Visiting gorillas in the rainforests of Bwindi was of course THE highlight of the trip. We saw chimps as well in their forests and that was thrilling! Our guides Morris and Jonah were exceptional, they took such good care of all of us. Thank you again Gate 1 for an another amazing trip!!! Looking forward to another destination with you guys!!!Larry K. Westmount, QC, CA
Our trip was fantastic - much better than we ever imagined. Our tour manager Belinda was exceptionally informed and accommodating to all of our needs. Can't wait to take off again.Morris S. Bala Cynwyd, PA
We had a terrific trip. Very well organized and paced, which we have come to expect of Gate 1. Botswana, particularly the Okavanga Delta was a real highlight. We may be back for Namibia.Lois Olcott P. Kennett Sq, PA
Outstanding. Very well organized from beginning to end. Excellent accommodations and facilities. Very personable and efficient guides. Very happy with the overall experience.Fred E. Newton, MA