These two Southern African nations represent some of the best remaining opportunities to discover the essence, the spirit of Africa. In these lands of exceptional wildlife and dazzling scenery, one of the last great adventures of Africa was pioneered – the walking safari. There is no better opportunity to engage the African wilderness than on foot, face to face. One of the world’s most legendary rivers, the Zambezi, provides endless opportunities for exploration by canoe, boat or whitewater rafting. The river becomes the roaring Mosi-oa-Tunya, “Smoke that Thunders,” and shared by both countries. Named Victoria Falls by David Livingstone in 1855, this extraordinary wall of water is simply breathtaking as it crashes over cliffs and down into deep gorges before traveling on into Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Two of Zambia’s finest national parks, South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi, have abundant wildlife. But the star is still Kafue National Park, the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks, established in the 1950s. Kafuewildlife includes Cape buffalo, crocodile, elephant, giraffe, hippo, hyena, impala, leopard, lion, warthog, waterbuck and zebra, as well as hundreds of species of birds. The park is regarded as one of the best places in Africa to encounter leopard. Zimbabwe has a growing reputation for its national parks. Its largest park is Hwange, covering an area of over 14,500 square kilometers/5,599 square miles bordering with Botswana. Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the least developed national parks in Southern Africa. Lake Kariba’s shoreline is home to large concentrations of buffalo, waterbuck, impala, zebra and elephant. The region also has been inhabited for many thousands of years by migrating tribes of hunter-gatherer societies. Archaeological sites around the falls have yielded stone artifacts dating back three million years. This rich heritage is reflected in the rich folk art and tribal traditions. Accommodations run from luxurious lodges to secluded private tented safari camps. For those eager for a truly personal safari experience in a pristine environment, Southern Africa represents the ultimate African encounter.
South Africa & Zimbabwe 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safaris, Adventure Travel, Family Travel
Starting Price: $13,950
South Africa and Zimbabwe make for the perfect city/country adventure with safaris on private game reserves in search of the big five – lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant; and exceptional cusiine and accommodations from safari lodges to luxurious hotels.
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These two Southern African nations, with their phenomenal wildlife, represent some of the finest remaining opportunities to go on a classic safari. Here you have the chance to experience one of the last great adventures of Africa... the walking safari. Savor one of the seven wonders of the natural world, Victoria Falls.
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Starting Price: $20,250
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