The Pride of South Africa - Chobe River Safari Aboard Zambezi Queen

February 26–March 11, 2015

Few experiences can match this exclusive, in-depth itinerary and once‑in‑a‑lifetime opportunity to travel the breadth of southern Africa. A highlight of your journey is a three‑night river safari aboard the Five‑Star m.s. Zambezi Queen. On the legendary Chobe River in Namibia, enjoy naturalist‑guided excursions by small watercraft, a unique alternative to traditional land safaris and an exceptional perspective from which to observe the magnificent wildlife along the Chobe’s shores. Your itinerary also includes the classic land safari—enjoy superb game-viewing aboard four‑wheel‑drive safari vehicles in seldom-visited Botswana, a haven for nearly all of the southern African mammal species, and in MalaMala Private Game Reserve, an extension of South Africa’s renowned Kruger National Park.

Study Leader Information

John Meffert, consultant on Heritage Conservation Services, has a long tradition with the National Trust. He has served as the Director for our Southern Office and was the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the oldest nonprofit organization in the United States, responsible for preserving the historic resources of Charleston, S.C. John has delighted many study tour groups with his lectures and insights on preservation, and receives rave reviews as study leader.

Tour Itinerary


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