Victoria Falls, Okavango’s Wildlife & Sossusvlei’s Red Dunes

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Venture to a land of stunning contrasts. Soaring charter flights lead to down-to-earth hikes, from flame-colored dunes in Namibia to Zambia and Zimbabwe's mist-shrouded Victoria Falls. In Botswana, mighty elephants roam and springbok leap. Luxurious retreats nestle amid raw nature. And impossibly blue skies turn into a blanket of stars. 9 Days | Premiere Hotels

Days 1 and 2 – Hike the Dramatic Namib Desert

Hike the dramatic Namib Desert, with its vivid pink-to-orange dunes | Spot desert wildlife like oryx, springbok and ostrich | Marvel at petrified dunes | Our local San Bushman guide sheds light on the desert's flora and fauna | Join an astronomer for an extraordinary night of stargazing.

Days 3 and 4 – Climb the Sossusvlei Dunes

Climb the bright red-orange Sossusvlei Dunes—among the highest in the world—for sweeping desert views | Gain insight into traditional and contemporary culture on a guided twilight walk | Sip refreshing sundowners and enjoy dinner alfresco | Discover remote Damaraland, a rugged region of arid plains, granite outcrops and deep gorges.

Days 5 and 6 – Fly to Okavango Delta

Fly via private charter to the incredible Okavango Delta in Botswana, a World Heritage site | Delve into a vast maze of papyrus-lined waterways and grassland on guided walks and game drives | Chances to spot the Big Five—lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo—abound | Punt along shallow waters in a traditional mokoro canoe | Vacation in a luxury tented camp, serenaded by soothing night sounds.

Days 7 through 9 – the Zambezi and Victoria Falls

Behold Zambia and Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls, known in Zambia as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or Smoke That Thunders | On a guided hike on the Zimbabwean side of the river, watch the mighty Zambezi surge down a zigzagging chasm | Savor an unforgettable dinner on the riverbank | Cruise a sprawling stretch of the Zambezi, watching for hippos, crocodiles and birdlife | Visit a vibrant local marketplace | Relax under mangosteen trees at our magnificent river abode.

Trip Highlights

       • Hike up into Namibia's iconic rust-hued Sossusvlei Dunes, some of the highest—and most beautiful—on the planet

• Relax and recharge at luxurious lodges set in private game reserves, seamlessly linked by exclusive flights

• Discover Zambia and Zimbabwe's famous Victoria Falls, a breathtaking explosion of thunder and spray on the Zambezi River

• Safari amid the Okavango Delta`s stunning maze of waterways and savanna, with the chance to spot the Big Five