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Zambia, Botswana and South Africa Itinerary
This is an example of the Zambia, Botswana and South Africa itinerary.
Remember: We are very happy to customize this itinerary to accommodate your group specific interests. We can make it longer or shorter and adjust the cost to fit different budgets.
Day 1 Arrival in Livingstone, Zambia
Arrivals. Group dinner and orientation at Lodge over Zambezi River.
Day 2 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Trip to Victoria Falls. Cross border to Zimbabwe, walk along with different points of Victoria Falls (guided tour).
Special event: Elegant dinner in the savannah.
Day 3 Chobe Safari, Botswana
Departure to Botswana’s famous safari park – Chobe Safari for the whole day, both driving through the land and then switching to the boat.
Day 4 Livingstone, Zambia
Visit the Mukuni Village that was founded around the 13th Century.
Free time for local markets or Devil Pool swims at Victoria Falls.
Day 5 Cape Town, South Africa
Departure for flight to Cape Town.
Special event: At the museum, discuss the local and African history.
Day 6 Cape of Good Hope, Simon’s Town, Boulders Beach
Meet in the hotel lobby and depart for Cape of Good Hope. There, visit:
Day 7 Robben Island
Explore the Robben Island cruise – a place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
Day 8 Culture in Woodstock
Cape Town’s oldest suburb, Woodstock is one of the city’s most vibrant, hipster neighborhoods. We will explore:
- Do Graffiti Tours
- Visit Boutique stores and markets.
Special event: Special dinner.
Day 9 Cape town
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Day 9 Cape town
Visit the Table mountains, one of the world’s oldest mountains. Do Hiking through the mountain, full of native floral and fauna. To come back, take the cable car.
Day 10 Cape town
Go to the Muizenberg beach with its iconic colorful beach boxes and pumping surf. Watch the sunset.
Special event: Goodbye dinner.
Day 11 Cape town
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Emergency Telephone Numbers
Zambia – Country Code+260 | Police 999/991 | American Embassy: (+260) 21 1357000 Address: Eastern end of Kabulonga Road, Lusaka, Zambia
South Africa – Country Code+27 | Police 10111/10177 | American Embassy: (+27) 21 702 7300 Address: 877 Pretorius St, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083, South Africa
Livingstone central hospital Zambia Youth Ave, Livingstone, Zambia
Cape town Mediclinic +27 21 464 550
$1 US equals about 10 Zambian kwacha
$1 US equals about 14 South African rand
If possible purchase Univisa sticker after landing in Zambia-50 US in cash. If UniVisa is not available, regular entry visa is ok.
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Essential Travel Information
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visa requirements, health, currency and more
▹ Visa requirements for Zambia, Botswana and South Africa tours
ZAMBIA: Citizens of the US requires a visa to enter Zambia. Visas are available at the point of entry. If you plan no purchase your visa on arrival you will need USD in cash. The Visa costs about 50 USD and is valid for 90 days. Visa cost can change.
BOTSWANA AND SOUTH AFRICA: There are no special visa requirements for U.S. citizens entering Botswana and South Africa for less than 90 days. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least another 6 months and has empty pages.
▹ Health, Vaccinations
✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ You are required to provide proof of a yellow fever vaccination (often referred to as a yellow card) or a statement of medical exemption from the vaccine. Please ask your doctor about malaria medication.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays ( we recommend additional 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing imodium as well.
Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.
✔︎ Botswana operates on 230 volts and uses a Type G, and M plugs with three large, flat pins and two small, round pins and one larger round pin, respectively.
✔︎ South Africa operates on 220-230 volts and uses a Type M plug with two small round pins and one larger round pin.
✔︎ Zambia operates on 230 volts and uses a Type C, D, and G plugs with two small round pins, three round pins in a triangular pattern and three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern, respectively.
▹ Connectivity, Internet
✔︎ The Internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges and plans.
▹ Time zones
✔︎ Zambia, Botswana and South Africa are 6 hours ahead Eastern Time (ET).
✔︎ 12pm in New York is 7pm the same day in Zambia, Botswana and South Africa from November through March and 6pm from April through October.
▹ Currency, cash, credit cards
✔︎ The currency in Zambia is Zambian Kwacha, in Botswana is Botswanan pula – but U.S. dollars are widely accepted, and in South Africa is South African rand.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas.
✔︎ ATMs are available in all major towns and cities and credit cards are generally available in tourist shops and restaurants. Visa and MasterCard are better than American Express, Diners. Smaller venues accept cash only.
▹ Baggage allowance
✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents and a set of clothes, pijamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays. ber of your first hotel printed out.
✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.
Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.
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