Luxe African adventure

Experience the beauty and wildlife of Africa aboard the privately chartered Chobe Princess riverboat with Natural Habitat Adventure's The Great African River Safari. The 10-day itinerary begins in Livingstone, Zambia followed by three days aboard the Chobe Princess where guests then transfer by air from Namibia to Botswana for the land portion of the trip and ends in Maun, Botswana. On the land portion guests will spend five nights at small luxury camps deep within Botswana's private game reserves that are exclusive to Natural Habitat Adventure guests. “Animals absolutely abound here, and our guests will encounter them in exceptional seclusion on this private adventure,” says Ben Bressler, Natural Habitat Adventure founder and president. Potential wildlife sightings include hippos, enormous herds of elephants (70,000 live in Chobe National Park on the Botswana side of the river alone), buffalo, antelope, crocodiles, and a multitude of water birds. The intimate adventure, limited to just seven guests, also allows for excursions by small skiffs up narrow channels to provide up-close and eye-level wildlife sightings. Departures begin in June 2016 and are scheduled through October 2017 with varying prices dependent on date of departure.