Your journey begins with a Big Five safari in the Kruger National Park. Next it’s off to thundering Victoria Falls, where you’ll stay upstream at Zambia’s only Relais & Chateaux lodge. Finally a magical river safari on board a luxury houseboat in Botswana’s renowned Chobe National Park.
Jock Safari Lodge lies at the confluence of two rivers, in one of the most scenic areas of the Kruger National Park. This excellent location gives the option of game drives along the roads and dry riverbeds of Jock’s exclusive-use concession or deeper into the national park itself, so there’s a huge area to explore.
Game viewing at Jock Safari Lodge is superb and most guests see all of Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) along with a host of other creatures. You also have the option of a morning on a guided walking safari, and at night the absence of artificial light makes for phenomenal star gazing.
The main lodge at Jock is built around a 400-year old Jackalberry tree, and the 12 luxurious (and air-conditioned) suites each open onto their own private deck. Between game drives there’s always time to relax by the pool, have a massage at the spa, or a nap on your daybed overlooking the riverbed.
Royal Chundu is the first lodge in Zambia to become a member of Relais & Chateaux, a hand-picked collection of the world’s best luxury hotels. The lodge has a beautiful setting on the Zambian bank of the Zambezi River an easy hour’s drive from Victoria Falls, but far enough removed to ensure a peaceful stay.
Go on a day tour to Victoria Falls and, after exploring the paths that wind close to this thundering waterfall, pick from many other activities on offer: helicopter and microlight flights, horse riding, elephant-back safaris or white-water rafting. Back at the lodge there is also plenty to do including tiger fishing, private picnics, sunset cruises or a visit to the local village.
Royal Chundu River Lodge has 10 spacious suites, all of which have uninterrupted Zambezi River views. The service is five-star, and food is a culinary delight with dishes made from organically grown produce picked fresh from the lodge vegetable gardens.
Cruise the Chobe River in style on board the Zambezi Queen. This luxurious houseboat has 14 air-conditioned suites, each with a private balcony and magical river views. Pull back the shutters and look for wildlife at the water’s edge or watch a fish eagle take flight – all from the comfort of your king-size bed.
The Chobe River is a magnet for the park’s wildlife and, during Botswana’s dry season, herds of up to a hundred elephant gather on the riverbank along with buffalo, hippo, crocodile, giraffe and (occasionally) lion. Tender boats get you up close to the animals, and the area is a true birder’s paradise.
Other activities include fishing for tiger fish, one of the greatest fighting fish in the world; while photographers will lover their custom-designed photographic safari boat (available on request). Being on holiday you may simply prefer to take in the views from the pool deck, ordering another drink as Chobe River slips slowly by.
Tailor-Made Tours, Safaris & Holidays
39 Years In the Travel Business
Award-Winning Luxury Tour Operator
Best Rates in the market - Guaranteed
24/7 Support With Destination Expert
Bonded Security with our partner SATSA