Travel the World With The Living Desert

Your Adventure Awaits!

The Living Desert offers extraordinary trips around the world; each is custom-designed to highlight the breathtaking beauty of the destination and get you up close and personal with the amazing flora and fauna of this setting. You will be accompanied by naturalist experts and The Living Desert escorts as your guides.

The Living Desert, along with our travel partners, is dedicated to offering you the unique and awe-inspiring experience of a lifetime. Each trip is limited to a few individuals who value nature and luxury, and are seeking an authentic experience. Your travel dollars also support the conservation efforts of the Zoo, which is dedicated to the preservation of our natural desert landscapes and the plants and animals who call it home.

Boswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe

October 31 – November 12, 2025

This journey through Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe promises an unparalleled adventure led by Graham Johansson, a seasoned guide and wildlife photographer. Travelers will explore the diverse ecosystems of Southern Africa, from the vast salt pans of Makgadikgadi to the wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve and the iconic Chobe National Park, all while enjoying luxurious accommodations and expert guidance. The trip not only offers intimate wildlife encounters but also cultural insights, particularly through a visit to Khumaga Village, enhancing the experience with a blend of natural wonder and local tradition.

  • Witness the Second-largest Animal Migration
  • Enjoy Game Drives, Night Drives, and Boat Cruises
  • Explore Moremi Game Reserve
  • Stay at Camp Xakanaxa
  • Experience Chobe National Park
  • Visit Victoria Falls

This trip is presented by our partners at Classic Escapes.

Botswana Travel Club

Zimbabwe and Zambia

May 20 – June 1, 2025

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Zimbabwe and Zambia. This trip offers an immersive experience, showcasing the breathtaking beauty and rich wildlife of Southern Africa. With expert guidance, luxurious accommodations, and unique cultural interactions, travelers will experience an unforgettable adventure.

  • Explore Hwange National Park
  • Visit Victoria Falls
  • Stay at Camelthorn Lodge
  • Experience the Zambezi River
  • Tour the Ngamo Rhino Sanctuary
  • Discover Local Culture

This trip is presented by our partners at Classic Escapes.


Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands

July 24 – August 4, 2025

This remarkable journey combines the natural wonders of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with the ancient allure of Machu Picchu. Travelers will be immersed in the rich history and biodiversity of Quito, the vibrant markets of Otavalo, and the unique ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands before finally venturing to the iconic ruins of Machu Picchu. Accompanied by expert guides, participants will explore these UNESCO World Heritage Sites, encountering an array of wildlife and cultural treasures, all while enjoying luxurious accommodations and personalized service.

  • Explore Quito’s Colonial City
  • Visit the Otavalo Market
  • Galapagos Islands Adventure
  • Snorkel in Crystal Clear Waters
  • Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Machu Picchu Exploration

This trip is presented by our partners at Classic Escapes.


2026 Trips Coming Soon

Email to receive updates on our 2026 trips:

Tanzania – May 2026

Namibia – Fall 2026

Botswana Travel Club

Interested in Learning More?

Join us for Virtual Travel Nights on Zoom! Learn about upcoming trips with our CEO Allen Monroe. He’ll share what you can expect from these unique experiences with personal photos and entertaining anecdotes. The first Monday of every month at 4:00pm Pacific Time.