On Safari in Southern Africa by Private Air

  • 12-day journey through South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia by private air
  • Explore private game reserves, the Okavango Delta, and Victoria Falls.

National Geographic Experts


A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.

Steve Boyes
Biologist, Conservationist, Wildlife Ecologist

Conservationist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Steve Boyes has dedicated his life to preserving Africa’s wilderness areas and the species that depend upon them. A native of South Africa, Steve spent more than five years in the Okavango Delta while doing fieldwork for his doctorate in zoology. He currently runs the Cape Parrot Project with support from the Society’s Conservation Trust. His work takes him all over Africa, studying wildlife rehabilitation and biodiversity, fighting the wild-caught bird trade, and planting thousands of trees in forest restoration projects. Steve is the Scientific Director of the Wild Bird Trust.

Departure Dates
  • Dec 26, 2015 - Jan 06, 2016
  • May 07 - 18, 2016
  • Jul 23 - Aug 03, 2016

Bill Branch

Bill Branch has been a wildlife biologist at the Port Elizabeth Museum in South Africa since 1979 and has undertaken fieldwork from Ethiopia to South Africa and Senegal to Madagascar. Bill is also a general naturalist and keen birder. He has described numerous new species and amphibians, received a grant from National Geographic to help fund his research on African reptiles, and published six books as well as many photographs and scientific articles.

Departure Dates
  • Aug 21 - Sep 01, 2016
  • Sep 24 - Oct 05, 2016
  • Dec 26, 2016 - Jan 06, 2017