2018 Departure Dates Fully Booked. Dates for 2019 Coming Soon
DESTINATION: South Africa, Botswana – Africa
PRICE: coming soon
Following the Great Lions is an exciting handpicked Hosted Journey that will take you throughout Southern Africa. This experience is aimed at giving guests a truly in-depth look at these awe-inspiring animals. Iconic Journeys have obtained the leaders in lion conservation to accompany you on safari, providing you with a specialized look at the lions of these areas.
The 11-day journey focuses on the dwindling lions of the Timbavati, the black maned lions of the Madikwe Game Reserve and the legendary marsh pride of the Okavango Delta.
Starting in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve you will be met with renowned speakers Sam Ferreira and Linda Tucker.
Your next destination will be at the 750 square kilometer Madikwe Game Reserve. This reserve boasts the “Big 5” and even the “magnificent 7” – including cheetah and wild dog. At Madikwe you will be met by Gareth Patterson, an author, environmentalist and an independent wildlife researcher who will provide an in-depth understanding of the black maned lions of the reserve.
The adventure then extends to the Okavango Delta, dubbed “Africa’s Last Eden”. Boarding a private plane, you will be landing at the world famous Duba Expedition Camp. The Okavango Delta is a unique pulsing wetland, or more correctly an alluvial fan. The Delta covers between 6 and 15 000 square kilometers of the Kalahari Desert, in northern Botswana, and owes its existence to the Okavango (Kavango) River – which flows from the Angolan highlands, across Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and into the harsh Kalahari Desert.
At Duba Expedition Camp you will be spending quality time with Dereck and Beverly Joubert. This amazing couple are passionate humanitarians, environmentalists and award-winning filmmakers.
On the last night back in Johannesburg, you will have a private screening of Dereck and Beverly’s world renowned “Last Lions”, a documentary which outlines the plight of lions in Southern Africa.