An Epic Journey
Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia
For a truly immersive experience, Alluring Africa offers a 42-night private trip through Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. A trip of this length can be taxing, but with three nights at each luxury accommodation (many have only opened in the past two years) and private charters between them, it strikes the balance between relaxation and packing in as much as possible. The itinerary comprises multiple game drives, of course, offering myriad chances to observe wildlife, including the Big Five in Singita Pamushana Lodge in Zimbabwe, as well as a host of unique properties and experiences, such as hot-air balloon rides over the Busanga Plains and sleeping outdoors under the endless, impossibly bright stars. King Lewanika Lodge, the only permanent camp in Zambia’s Liuwa Plain National Park, is far from the crowds, making it a photographer’s dream. Little Ruckomechi in Zimbabwe is located on a private concession where elephants frequently come into the camp and can be seen from your private plunge pool. Midway through the journey, a stop at Victoria Falls River Lodge on the private Kandahar Island allows you to stay in treehouse suites with butler service on your way to one of the seven natural wonders of the world. In Botswana, the Okavango Delta is home to leopards, lions, hyenas, buffalo, elephants, zebras, and tons of spectacular birds. After lush Botswana, the alien landscape of Namibia is a stark contrast. The world’s oldest desert has Mars-like features including vast stretches of red sand and stunning rock formations and boasts a rich array of desert-adapted wildlife.