Total Cost: ~$560 + 30,000 Marriott Rewards Points
- British Airways Johannesburg – Livingstone round trip: $305
- Transportation to and from Livingstone airport: $ 23
- Botswana Day Trip: $185 (could have been a LOT cheaper)
- Entrance to Zambia’s side of Victoria Falls: $20
- Food: $27
Unless money is no object, country counting does require some level of efficiency, e.g. visiting a bunch of countries that are in close proximity to each other. If you look at the map, you’ll see where Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe converge. So with one round-trip flight from Johannesburg, I was able to squeeze in three new countries. It’s not a super awesome way to travel sometimes, but hopefully I’ll get to return to these countries for a more in-depth visit in the future.
23 August 2018: Johannesburg – Livingstone (British Airways/South Africa Airways flies into both Livingstone, Zambia and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, if Victoria Falls is your goal. I picked Livingstone because it has a category 1 Marriott, and it was cheaper). You can read about my obnoxious seatmate here.
25 August 2018: Livingstone, Zambia. The walk took a lot out of me, but you can check out my café review.
26 August 2018: Livingstone, Zambia. I just hung out by Protea Livingstone’s pool. Check out my review of Protea Livingstone, where I spent 5 nights.
28 August 2018: Livingstone – Johannesburg