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Wildlife Holidays in Southern Africa

Botswana undoubtedly holds the crown of the safari world and its reputation for outstanding wildlife is well deserved. With a staggering 38 percent of its total land area is devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas – including the wildlife-drenched Okavango Delta – our handcrafted Botswana safaris dominate our Top 10 Wildlife list.

There are incredible wildlife treasures beyond Botswana, too. Namibia is a staggeringly beautiful country offering once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to track desert-adapted black and learn how a variety of special creatures exist in the oldest desert on Earth. And, of course, South Africa has some incredible game-viewing, home to Kruger National Park and the exclusive Sabi Sands. There are rich pickings for wildlife-lover's in Southern Africa; here are Ampersand Top 10 picks:

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A Classic Botswana Circuit – Wildlife & Waterways

Looking for an African wildlife adventure that won’t break the bank? Pack those khakis and binoculars and head off on a thrilling safari in the heart of the Okavango’s watery...

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A Grand Safari Migration – Follow in the Footsteps of Botswana’s Giants

This epic safari will transport you from the mighty Chobe River to the magical waterways of the Okavango and end at the large open moonscapes of the Kalahari Desert. Following...

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A Safari of Discovery - Botswana Off-the-beaten-track

Walking with the Kalahari Bushmen, floating on a viewing hide watching the great African Zebra migration and canoeing or walking on a wilderness expedition along ancient waterways of the Selinda...

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The Perfect Botswana Honeymoon

The Okavango evokes images of still waters, waterlilies with a back drop of elephant and ridiculously beautiful sunsets – a dreamy idyll and the perfect spot in which to indulge...

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Beach, Wildlife & Waterfalls - An epic holiday to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia & Mozambique

If you have time on your hands and are seeking an unforgettable African adventure which leaves no stone unturned, look no further! This bumper-tour begins in the beautiful and bustling city...

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An African Extravaganza – Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique

This once-in-a-lifetime holiday is a celebration of Africa’s most prized hotspots. A sweeping journey from the highest dunes in Africa to the Okavango’s watery magic, home to some of the...

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From Namibia to South Africa - Whales, Dunes, Shipwrecks & Wildlife

Take a spectacular coastal expedition beginning in Namibia at the greatest dunes on Earth in Sossusvlei and ending along the breathtaking Garden Route in South Africa. Your holiday starts with...

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Namibia Off The Beaten Track

Ever dreamt of climbing the world’s highest free-standing dunes, trekking across the moonlike Namib Desert or tracking the rare and elusive black rhino? This is a mere taster of what...

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Namibia: Deserts, Dunes, Wildlife & Coastlines

This sweeping tour of Namibia leaves no stone unturned. From climbing the heady heights of Dune 45 at Sossusvlei to a lucky close encounter with a rhino in Etosha National...

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Best-of-the-Best South Africa - A Short but Exquisite Tour

Being short on time doesn't mean you have to miss out on the best of the best. This itinerary showcases a microcosm of what makes South Africa such an utterly...

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