'Save the Elephants' Safari

9-Day African Safari Itinerary

This unforgettable adventure begins at The Elephant Camp, a refuge for rescued elephants in Zimbabwe near Victoria Falls. Spend two nights in a tented suite overlooking Batoka Gorge, and participate in activities such as a whitewater rafting trip down the Zambezi River and an encounter with Wild Horizon’s Elephants. Transfer via plane to Zarafa Camp in Botswana on the unsullied Zibadianja Lagoon.

The camp is a model for conservation, with a solar farm that fulfills all electrical needs and game vehicles that run on a mix of vegetable oil and diesel fuel. Enjoy twice-daily game drives and short, guided walks where you will experience exhilarating wildlife encounters.

After three nights, travel to the renowned Okavango Delta for three additional days at Abu Campset on a 450,000-acre private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Spend time walking with the herd of elephant and learn their daily rituals and routines. 

Itinerary Highlights

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  • Interact with elephants and learn about these amazing creatures
  • Take in breathtaking views of Victoria Falls
  • Experience game drives and guided bush walks, and cruise on reserve lagoons
  • Venture into the Okavango Delta for bird-watching and interaction with elephants
  • Visit with the orphan children of the Maun school

Trip Overview

Day 1 - 2 : Victoria Falls
Participate in an elephant-interaction activity
Day 3 - 5 : Selinda Private Reserve
Experience game drives and guided wildlife bush walks
Day 6 - 8 : Okavango Delta
Venture into the delta for bird-watching and interactions with elephants
Day 9 : Depart
Depart for home
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Day 1 - 2 : Victoria Falls

Transfer from Victoria Falls International Airport to The Elephant Camp for a two-night stay. Situated on a private concession, the camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls spray and the spectacular gorges that separate Zimbabwe and Zambia

You will have an opportunity to participate in an elephant-interaction activity where you will meet these amazing creatures and learn more about them.

Victoria Falls
Baby elephant

Day 3 - 5 : Selinda Private Reserve

Fly from Kasane International Airport (a two-hour drive) to the 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve (a 45-minute flight). Located on the banks of the Zibadianja Lagoon is the intimate Zarafa Camp. Experience early-morning and late-afternoon game drives, guided wildlife bush walks and boating on the lagoon when water levels permit.

Elephant near an outdoor shower at Zarafa Camp
Lions seen on a Zarafa Camp game drive
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Zarafa Camp

This classically styled safari camp in the 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve overlooks the picturesque Zibadianja Lagoon.

Day 6 - 8 : Okavango Delta

After breakfast, transfer via light-aircraft to the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta and a miracle of nature — it is an oasis of islands and waterways in the middle of the arid Kalahari Desert. Guided dugout-canoe trips take you into the heart of the delta for up-close game-viewing and bird-watching. The traditional boats are not motorized, allowing you to glide silently and see more wildlife.

Spend the next few nights at Abu Campset on a 450,000-acre private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Spend time walking with the herd of elephant and learn their daily rituals and routines. 

Sunrise over the Okavango Delta
Giraffes on the Okavango Delta
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Abu

This camp, known as the preeminent place to interact with African elephants, is set on a 450,000-acre private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

Day 9 : Depart

Board your light aircraft for a flight to Maun International Airport and connecting flights home.

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