Glimpse a primeval world on this unforgettable safari through some of Southern Africa’s great wildlife sanctuaries in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia. With 24 fellow alumni and friends, encounter one of the planet’s last unspoiled natural refuges — the African savannah.
The adventure begins with sightseeing in Johannesburg’s renowned Soweto district and visits to the homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Leaving urban life behind, spend three nights near Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls. Experience some of the world’s largest falls up close on a guided walk, and take a game drive in search of the elusive black rhino. A “sundowner” Zambezi dinner cruise offers another opportunity to observe wildlife, as well. For a window on local life, visit the town of Victoria Falls and a local grade school. Continuing on to Botswana’s Chobe National Park, which boasts one of Africa’s largest concentrations of wildlife, embark on sensational boat safaris and game drives with three nights here. Then take a privately chartered flight to Zambia for an exclusive tour of unparalleled wildlife at Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia’s newest and least developed preserve, and a UNESCO site. During a relaxing three-night stay at the intimate Royal Zambezi Lodge, enjoy a variety of activities, including open-vehicle game drives, guided canoe trips, bush walks, and boat safaris, before transferring to Lusaka for the flight home. Enrich your adventure with an optional four-day/three-night post-tour extension to discover South Africa’s sparkling “Mother City,” Cape Town. This option also includes a full-day tour of Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, and Winelands. Don’t miss the chance to sing “Varsity” in Africa!