Explore Southern Africa Itinerary

Travel to South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe and uncover their natural wonders. From the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls, to safaris in Kruger National Park.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,300
      CAD $1,320
      AUD $1,370
      EUR €925
      GBP £820
      NZD $1,620
      ZAR R12,465
      CHF FR1,140
    • Kitty tool tip
      ZAR R8,090
      Extras tool tip
      USD $95 Matopos - 4x4 Game Drive
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,155*
      CAD $2,247*
      AUD $2,283*
      EUR €1,550*
      GBP £1,332*
      NZD $2,632*
      ZAR R21,565*
      CHF FR1,897*
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    • Overland, Wildlife
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Explore Southern Africa.
Okavando Delta

Crocodile, Chobe National Park

Zebra, Botswana

Okavango Delta

White Rhino, Botswana

Blyde River Canyon

Giraffe, Kruger National Park

Day 1 Johannesburg

Begin the journey in Johannesburg, the commercial centre of South Africa and a sprawling city of green parks, towering skyscrapers, gracious mansions and lively townships. Those who arrive early may want to visit the historic township of Soweto or the Apartheid Museum to learn more about South Africa's history.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Cross the border into Botswana to witness the success of the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. This inspirational conservation project was once a hunting area and is now a haven for endangered black and white rhinos. A game drive at dusk may reveal rhinos, wildebeest, zebras and giraffes.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 3 Maun

Make tracks to Maun, a small town famed for being the gateway to Botswana's famous Okavanga Delta.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 4-5 Okavango Delta

This famous waterway is formed by the Okavango River fanning out into an intricate maze of streams, creating 16,000 sq km of wetlands. With the help of a friendly local, traverse the delta in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe. Camp under the stars in the remote wilderness and rise early for a sunrise walk. Stay alert and try to catch a glimpse of elephants and cape buffalo.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2

Day 6 Maun

Experience life in a rural village then head back to Maun, perhaps opting for a flight over this amazing area.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 7 Chobe National Park

Head for the plains and waterways of Chobe National Park. Famous for its elephant herds, Chobe also shelters lions, hippos and African fish eagles. Enjoy a relaxing water safari down the Chobe River in the golden light of the afternoon - this is one of the best ways to see these creatures at close quarters.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 8-9 Victoria Falls

Admire the incredible torrent of white water at Victoria Falls, where spray shoots hundreds of metres into the air. Explore the falls more closely or perhaps try some of the adventure activities on offer such as whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling and canyoning.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 10 Hwange National Park

Set out for a 4x4 game drive through the plains and wetlands of Zimbabwe's largest game reserve. Once the royal hunting grounds of Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi, the park is now home to approximately 400 bird and 100 mammal species.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 11-12 Matobos National Park/Bulawayo

Explore the country's second largest city before heading out to track black and white rhinos in Matobos National Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 13 Nata

Journey on to Nata and set up camp on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. When the wet season arrives, the pans become a haven for native birds and animals, making for some exceptional wildlife spotting opportunities.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 14 Blouberg

Head towards Blouberg and camp in South Africa's Limpopo Province, an area that offers a unique and exciting cultural experience. Pursue paths along the base of the Blouberg Mountains and hear stories of the fascinating local community, who still lead a very traditional lifestyle. Later, enjoy authentic local meals such as Thopi and Malana at a village tavern.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 15-16 Kruger National Park

Travel through the expansive savanna and rolling hills of the spectacular Kruger National Park, keeping an eye out for the unusual white rhinos, giraffes, zebras, lions and elands. Choose to go on an optional night game drive to see nocturnal predators spring into action, or even set off on an optional early morning nature walk with a guide.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 17 Johannesburg

Take in stunning panoramas from the viewpoint over the incredible Blyde River Canyon. On arrival in Johannesburg, perhaps set out for some last-minute souvenir shopping or just rest those well-travelled feet at a local bar or cafe.