Ultimate Africa: Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe Safari

A herd of gazelle run through water and tall grass on safari - Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana OAT Overseas Adventure Travel

*This tour has multiple departure dates

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Shrouded in the grasslands, a crouching lion awaits its next move … The distant trumpet of an elephant reverberates through the open wilderness … Ethereal birdsong emanates from the depths of the wooded plains … What will you witness on an Overseas Adventure Travel safari?

Connecting You with True Experts

O.A.T. was originally founded as a safari company, and with 40 years of experience leading small groups in Africa, we know the importance of staffing wildlife experts who know the continent like the back of their hands. So much of Africa’s wild beauty remains undetected by the untrained eye. But in the company of a local Trip Experience Leader, naturalist driver-guides, and expertly hospitable lodge staff—all of whom have extensive knowledge of Africa’s wildlife and cultures—the O.A.T. safari experience reveals a world of wonders.

While on an O.A.T. safari, your local Trip Experience Leader is your go-to for all your daily needs—questions, concerns, conversation (whether commonplace or controversial)—you name it. Plus, they are native to the countries they lead trips in, so they have an excellent command of local tribal lore, history, botany, marine life, birds, mammals, and more.

With their expertise in animal behavior, weather patterns, and ecology, your naturalist driver-guides hold the keys to unlocking nature’s biggest secrets. Wondering where lions and cheetahs retreat to when it rains? Or how you can follow a herd of animals closely enough to see them without scaring them away? Follow your resident driver-guide’s lead and find yourself awestruck by the spectacle of nature at its most pure.

In between game-viewing drives, or when retiring to our lodges each evening, the learning and discovery doesn’t stop. The lodge and camp staff are a critical part of the O.A.T. safari experience. From their paramount hospitality to the authentic cuisine, camaraderie, and firsthand knowledge they offer, they are there to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.

In addition to the staff, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the impact the lodges themselves have on the overall O.A.T. safari experience. Staying in tented camps and lodges deep in the heart of the African bush, our travelers enjoy panoramic views right from their campsites, fall asleep and wake up to the sounds of nature, and truly experience what it feels like to live in the remote wilderness.

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