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8 Days | Embark on a wild adventure through southern Africa's finest scenery

4.6 out of 5 based on 18 reviews submitted.
Wildlife
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AUD $8,337
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Experience an abundance of wilderness, wildlife and waterfalls on an eight-day Premium adventure through South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Spend three unforgettable days in the Greater Kruger region, cruise down the Zambezi River at sunset, marvel at the showstopping Victoria Falls and search for a wealth of elephants in Chobe National Park. From exhilarating game drives to nights spent under the stars, the glorious south of Africa has so much to fall in love with.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Southern Africa including Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Start
Johannesburg, South Africa
Finish
Kasane, Botswana
Theme
Wildlife
Destinations
Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
UBPK
This trip generates 102.36 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Seek out the Big Five of Africa – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino with two full days in South Africa’s biggest reserve, Kruger National Park, in 4x4s with an expert local guide.
  • Visit the thundering Victoria Falls, one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders. Admire their power then return to your comfortable lodge boasting magnificent views of uninterrupted wilderness.
  • Spot Chobe National Park's abundance of wildlife and the world’s highest concentration of elephants from multiple vantage points with an early morning 4x4 Game Drive, and an afternoon boat cruise along the picturesque Chobe River.
  • Spend three spectacular nights in touch with nature at your lodge Feature Stay in a private reserve within the Greater Kruger Region. Sleep in comfortable chalets with outdoor showers, and private terraces connected by wooden pathways through the bush.
  • Enjoy a small and intimate sunset river cruise on the Zambezi River, a Premium Exclusive Experience. A private chef will prepare canapes and drinks as your boat navigates the islands above the thundering Victoria Falls.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Helping Rhinos. Donations support their all-female ranger program in South Africa, which specialises in fighting wildlife crimes and protecting rhinos, and other critically endangered animals, from poachers.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Our lodge is located in the Guernsey Private Game Reserve which is located within the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem. It’s about a 40-minute drive to Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate. On this itinerary you will have Game Drives in both the Kruger National Park and neighbouring Private Game Reserves.
  • As the early bird catches the worm, the early riser sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
  • The Game Drive's in Chobe National Park and Kruger National Park are in an open 4WD vehicle, and it can be quite cold in morning and evening. It's important to bring some warm clothes with you.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Premium Southern Africa including Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Open 4x4 Safari Vehicle, Private vehicle, Plane, Riverboat

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night), Lodge (6 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Johannesburg - Welcome Dinner
  • Private Game Reserve - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Kruger National Park - Full Day Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Greater Kruger - Private Alfresco Dinner on the viewing Deck
  • Victoria Falls – Zambezi River Premium Sunset Cruise
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe Side
  • Chobe National Park - River cruise
  • Chobe National Park - Morning 4x4 Game Drive
  • Complimentary Departure Transfer
Add on activities
  • Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flight (25 mins - Excludes US$30 fuel surcharge and NP fees) - USD284
  • Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flight of the Angels (12 mins - Excludes US$25 fuel surcharge and NP fees) - USD150

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. This trip includes a flight.The luggage allowance is 23kg for check in luggage and 8kg for carry on.
4. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.
5. Border crossing delays in the region have been sporadic and difficult to predict. What takes an hour one day may take four hours the next. This may affect the order of activities in the itinerary. We understand this uncertainty can be frustrating, and we strongly recommend packing a bit of patience and flexibility.

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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 18 reviews submitted.
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Kim · Traveled October 2023
This adventure is worth every penny you pay! It can be rustic at times and it is strenuous at times! Very helpful staff and people leading us along the way! Everyone was helpful and friendly! It is a trip of a life time! Would love to come back one day!
Review submitted 11 Nov 2023

Susan · Traveled October 2023
Review submitted 05 Nov 2023

Douglas · Traveled September 2023
This is our 8th Intrepid Trip!! Great itinerary. The guide , Admore exceeded all expectations on this trip!! Highly knowledgeable, approachable and had a great sense of humor! We saw and learned so much from our guide!! Looking forward to our next Intrepid Adventure!!
Review submitted 23 Sep 2023

Emily · Traveled August 2023
Overall a good trip with excellent activities included. It’s a busy itinerary, so don’t expect much downtime, however you do see a lot! I opted to do the optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls and would say to anyone who’s also looking to do it, save your money & book the shorter 12 minute flight, the longer one doesn’t show you more of the Falls, just further up the river. I was disappointed with some of the accommodation & food provided as they didn’t seem to match the premium description given by Intrepid. However, our guide, Shimane, was incredible and so knowledgeable about everywhere we visited. This trip is a great way to explore southern Africa however I’m not entirely convinced the price tag was worth the experience I had.
Review submitted 03 Sep 2023

Arlene · Traveled July 2023
This was a trip of a lifetime. Every aspect met our expectations; the game drives in which we saw lions, elephants, giraffe, zebras, buffalo, impalas, warthogs and much more, the accommodations were excellent, the river boat rides were exceptional and most of all our guide, Papy, could not have been better. I highly recommend this trip!
Review submitted 08 Aug 2023
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