Explore Southern Africa

There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View later Explore Southern Africa.

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  • 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31

Uncover the natural beauty of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe

Discover the allure of southern Africa as you roam from the golden plains of the world-famous Kruger National Park and the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls to the watery wonderland of the Okavango Delta and the teeming game parks of Botswana. Whether it's spotting the Big Five, relaxing by dreamy lagoons, experiencing tribal village life or cavorting near raging waterfalls, this adventure tour will fill your memories with the wonders of the African south.

  • Embark on a game drive through Elephant Sands
  • Cruise the waterways of the Okavango Delta
  • Admire sweeping views of the Blyde River Canyon
  • Be blown away by the power of Victoria Falls
  • Safari through the savanna of Kruger National Park
  • Travel along the Chobe River at sunset
  • Enjoy a game drive on the fringe of the Kalahari Desert
  • Spot rhinos in the Khama Rhino Sanctuary

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Day 1 Johannesburg

It doesn't always have the best reputation, but Johannesburg has fascinating, vibrant places to explore like Soweto, Alexandra, Rosebank Flea Market and its wonderful museums.

Day 2 Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Dedicated to saving the endangered rhino and helping improve the area's animal numbers, Khamo Rhino Sanctuary's young yet beautiful park is flourishing with wildlife.

Day 3 Maun

Maun is a small town in Botswana that's the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Despite its touristy veneer, it still retains its rural feel.

Days 4-5 Okavango Delta

Full of animals, islands and unforgettable scenery, the Okavango Delta is the world's largest inland delta and is best explored by mokoro (dugout canoe).

Day 6 Maun

With donkeys competing with cars on the streets and cattle sellers operating alongside Delta tour operators, Maun has more on offer than the spectacular Okavango Delta.

Day 7 Chobe National Park

A private conservancy in northern Botswana, Elephant Sands is not only home to elephants, but also lions, giraffes, zebras and hundreds of different bird species.

Days 8-9 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a town on the Zimbabwean side of the falls, with spectacular views and a reputation as the adventure capital of Zimbabwe.

Day 10 Hwange National Park

With a diverse range of ecosystems, a humungous number of elephants and the largest concentration of game found in Africa, Chobe National Park is safari heaven.

Days 11-12 Matobos National Park/Bulawayo

Nata is a small town located close to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans - some of the largest salt flats in the world, covering around 12,000 sq km.

Day 13 Nata

Created to control diminishing animal numbers due to hunting, Kruger National Park became official in 1926 and is now deservedly one of Africa's premier safari parks.

Day 14 Blouberg

Head towards Blouberg and camp in South Africa's Limpopo Province, an area that offers a unique cultural experience. Meet villagers and enjoy an authentic local meal at a village tavern.

Day 15 Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a sprawling city of remarkable contrasts: mansions stand alongside tin shacks and there are as many green parks as there are conglomerations of concrete.