Africa Summer Land
July 17 - July 30, 2024

Africa’s Wildlife: South Africa, Botswana, Zambia & Victoria Falls

Jonathan Levine
Jonathan Levine, J.N. Allison Professor of Environmental Studies and Department Chair, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Prior to Princeton, Jonathan Levine served as a Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, and at the University of California. Levine’s research has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of biodiversity, and he is most noted for his work on how a wide diversity of species co-occur with one another in nature’s ecosystems. Levine has made important contributions to our understanding of biological invasions, and how climate change alters the interactions between species. In all of these endeavors, he probes how rapid evolutionary change shapes the biodiversity of our planet. Levine’s research is published in the journals Science, Nature, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the recipient of a Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Robert H. MacArthur Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Ecological Society of America.

About the Journey

Experience a paradise of pristine natural habitats on this safari through some of Southern Africa’s great wildlife sanctuaries. Begin in Johannesburg’s renowned Soweto District with visits to Nelson Mandela’s and Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s homes. In Zimbabwe, witness the spectacular Victoria Falls, search for the elusive black rhino, and enjoy a “Sundowner” Zambezi dinner cruise. Continue to Botswana’s Chobe National Park, where you’ll encounter one of Africa’s largest concentrations of wildlife on game drives and unique boat safaris. A highlight of the tour is the unparalleled game viewing in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, where you’ll stay at the intimate, award-winning Mfuwe Lodge. For those wishing to continue the adventure, discover South Africa’s beautiful Cape Town with an optional four-day/three-night post-tour extension.


54 on Bath Johannesburg, South Africa
The contemporary 54 on Bath hotel owns a convenient location in the heart of Johannesburg’s trendy Rosebank suburb, within walking distance of boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries. The 75-room hotel features a restaurant, bar, and lounge; outdoor pool; spa treatments; and laundry and dry-cleaning services.

Pioneers Lodge Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The newly built Pioneers Lodge occupies a beautifully landscaped property in suburban Victoria Falls, just minutes from the famed waterfall. This 50-room lodge runs predominantly off solar power, and includes a restaurant and bar, two outdoor swimming pools, and a day spa.

Chobe Marina Lodge Chobe National Park, Botswana
The Chobe Marina Lodge stands on the south bank of the Chobe River, a short distance from the entrance of Chobe National Park. Along with extensive gardens containing a variety of wildlife, the well-situated 60-room lodge features two restaurants, riverside bar, and pool bar; beauty salon and spa with massage treatments; outdoor pool; and laundry service.

Mfuwe Lodge South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Set around two lagoons and shaded by the canopy of ebony and mahogany trees, Mfuwe Lodge sits within South Luangwa National Park in an area renowned for its excellent wildlife-sighting locations. The open-plan thatched chalets provide a rustic yet comfortable experience, including amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, spa, curio shop, library, photo studio, lounge, dining and bar area, an outdoor gym, and free laundry service.


Please call the Princeton Journeys team at 609-258-8686 to register.

Trip Details

  • Dates
    July 17 - July 30, 2024
  • Activity Level
  • Cost
    $8,895 per person double occupancy (land only) or $10,484 including roundtrip economy airfare from Boston, New York, or Washington DC. Air arrangements from other gateway cities and business class upgrades are available for an additional cost.
  • Deposit
    $1,000 per person
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