visit africa like a royal

visit africa like a royal

If you're up early today to watch the Royal Wedding, you might have heard, as part of the color commentary, that Harry and Meghan's third date was a safari to Botswana, where they slept under the stars. If you've not yet been to Africa, you might not realize how incredibly romantic it can be. Apparently, they slept under the stars!

Well, Botswana is a fabulous destination for any traveler who wants to experience Africa. It's got amazing, varied ecosystems for safaris--from the Kalahari Desert to the Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park--you can have a variety of safari experiences in the same trip. And, since it's so close to Victoria Falls, it's easy to build that into your trip, as well. 

Last year, we sent clients on a fantastic itinerary from one of our preferred travel providers. They had a great time, so if you're interested, here's the run-down!

Day 1 Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa
Welcome to South Africa! Check in to your hotel for the night.


Day 2 Johannesburg–Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Today, fly to the CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE (via Maun), the largest game reserve in southern Africa, to start your safari adventure. The Kalahari is a desert climate with a strong population of permanent game, including gemsbok, springbok, cheetah, and leopard. During the summer rains, between December and April, the desert comes alive, and vast numbers of plains game migrate to the area to feed on the short grasses. Enjoy an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE, keeping a lookout for the rare brown hyena and the famed black-maned Kalahari lion.

Day 3 Central Kalahari
Explore the area further during your MORNING GAME DRIVE. This afternoon, enjoy a short GAME DRIVE and a GUIDED WALK with SAN BUSHMEN to learn about their fascinating culture, survival and hunting skills, and their vast knowledge of the desert’s animal and plant life. 


Day 4  Central Kalahari–Okavango Delta
Today, fly to the famed OKAVANGO DELTA. This vast area features various ecosystems—wetlands, mopane forest, floodplains, and dry savannah woodland, making it ideal for game viewing. After settling in, embark on an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY. 

Day 5  Okavango
Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES each day. Spot cheetah, hyena, impala, Cape buffalo, and more. If you are lucky, you might even see the reclusive leopard.


Day 6  Okavango
Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES each day. Spot cheetah, hyena, impala, Cape buffalo, and more. If you are lucky, you might even see the reclusive leopard.

Day 7  Okavango–Chobe National Park Area
Today, fly to CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, featuring some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Partake in an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY before settling in for the evening. 


Day 8  Chobe Area
Explore this stunning land on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES. You may see giraffe, lion, lechwe, and more. Also watch for the huge herds of elephant, which are said to be the largest elephants in the world.

Day 9  Chobe Area–Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
A PRIVATE TRANSFER by road brings you to VICTORIA FALLS. Check in to your hotel and get settled. This evening, a CRUISE on the Zambezi River affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular Africa sunset.

Day 10  Victoria Falls
Today, visit mighty Victoria Falls for an awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED WALK, where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. 


Day 11  Victoria Falls–Johannesburg–Homebound Flight
Your vacation ends with a flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm.

So, what do you think? Want to visit Bostwana like Harry and Meghan? We can plan that for you. Just let us know!

Want to take an incredible trip? Huckleberry Travel can put together the trip of a lifetime that includes tons of unique experiences you might otherwise miss.  Contact us for more information about our travel consultation services.