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Essential Diversity: River and Desert – Small Group Trip 2024


Safari Cost is $11,850 per person sharing with a single supplement of $1,580

Trip Dates:

June 17-27, 2024

Trip Length:

10 nights / 11 days

Participate in pangolin research. (photo credit: Trevor Kleyn)

Trip Details:

This safari is designed for the safari connoisseur seeking rarity and exclusivity along with the full diversity of wildlife. The itinerary includes private guiding and vehicles for your small group of 8 travelers at both safari camps, offering the ultimate in flexibility and maximizing the opportunities to see wildlife you want to see, while maintaining comfort and luxury.

You will begin in Zambia, exploring the lush diversity of the mighty Zambezi River in the Lower Zambezi National Park. The Lower Zambezi offers a stunning environment and a great variety of safari activities. The river is the draw, as large quantities of animals come to the water in the dry season. The river can be explored by boat, canoe and fishing. The rich Zambezi has also produced the growth of towering woodlands that are open and ideal for walking and game driving in a different environment than most other safari locations. Night drives are also a highlight, creating the opportunity to see the full diversity of wildlife and increasing the chances of seeing rarely spotted nocturnal animals and active predators.

Staying at classic, rustic Chula Island Camp is an experience that will reconnect you with nature and replenish your senses. This is a unique owner-operated safari that specializes in flexibility and making the most of your personalized experience. Chula Island is a luxury fly camp tucked away on a remote island in a prime game viewing area.

After your walk on the wild side in Zambia, you’ll spend a night in Johannesburg before you fly to the exclusive Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve in South Africa. Tswalu is known as the best place to find the lesser seen species such as pangolin, aardvark, meerkats, and brown hyena. Tswalu Kalahari is driven by two ambitions: to create an inspirational experience for its guests, and a conservation vision of restoring the Kalahari. This entails the management of the entire ecological system, including the vegetation and the available water resources to restore vital ecological processes which have disappeared in other parts of the Kalahari, maximizing the diversity of life found in the region. These two goals sit in equilibrium with each guest contributing directly to the sustainability of the reserve.

Tswalu employs researchers that guests can interact with, including a biologist dedicated to researching the rare Pangolin, a project sponsored by The Wild Source Foundation. You will be able to interact with and learn from this researcher during your stay at Tswalu, and make an impact directly on important conservation research.

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