Amazing Southern Africa

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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Explore South Africa, Namibia and Botswana on a tour beginning at Cape Town.

Travel to Africa and jump onboard an exhilarating journey through the magnificent nations of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Southern Africa is bursting with a diverse array of wildlife, culture and landscapes - all waiting to be explored and celebrated. Travel through stunning scenery and watch as lush green landscapes give way to harsh desert dunes and rocky mountain peaks. Take to the water on canoes and in a houseboat, embark on thrilling game drives, be immersed in unique ecosystems and be blown away by the sheer force of Victoria Falls. With welcoming locals and genuine experiences around every corner, this trip is full of surprises.

  • Interact with friendly villagers
  • Sleep soundly on a houseboat
  • See the power of nature channelled through Victoria Falls
  • Spot crocs on the shores of the Chobe River
  • Enjoy fresh seafood in Lamberts Bay
  • Travel to South Africa and be captivated by Cape Town
  • Be thrilled by Southern Africa's wildlife on a game drive
  • Canoe down the Orange River

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Day 1 Cape Town

Dominated by spectacular Table Mountain, Cape Town is a city that keeps on giving with its beautiful coastlines, world-class cuisine, excellent wineries and beautiful architecture.

Day 2 Lamberts Bay/Clanwilliam

Known for its long white beaches, fresh lobster and abundant birdlife, Lamberts Bay is a quaint little fishing town that's easily explored on foot.

Day 3 Orange River

Located on the north bank of the Orange River near the South African border, Noordoewer is a great place to see by canoe.

Day 4 Fish River Canyon

A truly spectacular sight to behold, especially at sunset, Fish River Canyon's orange-pink hues and momentous size are awe-inspiring.

Days 5-6 Sossusvlei

With their magnificent red/orange tones and fascinating shapes, the most spectacular of the Namib Desert's vast dune fields can be found in the Sossusvlei area.

Days 7-8 Swakopmund

Swakopmund sits on Namibia's Atlantic Coast, virtually surrounded by the Namib Desert, and has beautiful colonial architecture and a large array of adventure sports on offer.

Day 9 Windhoek

In Windhoek, it almost feels as if you've stepped out of Africa and into Europe with its Germanic architecture, cosy street cafes and modern malls.

Days 10-11 Damaraland

Home to Namibia's highest peak, ancient rock paintings and petrified forests, the harshly beautiful and sparsely populated Damaraland region is a land of spectacular contrasts.

Days 12-13 Etosha National Park

With excellent game viewing and stunning landscapes, Etosha National Park was established in 1907 and is home to hundreds of animal, reptile and bird species.

Day 14 Rundu

Located across the river from Angola, Rundu is a medium-sized town that is well-known for its wood carving and lively open market.

Days 15-16 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).

Days 17-18 Caprivi Strip

A paradise of flooded plains and swamps, teeming with wildlife, the Caprivi Strip is a long finger of land jutting out from north-eastern Namibia.

Days 19-20 Chobe 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 21-22 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.