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14 Days | Venture through the wild heart of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana

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Uncover the true beauty of southern Africa on a 14-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 look out for a wealth of elephants in Chobe National Park. Set out in search of wildlife on a series of game drives, cruise down the Zambezi River, hang out with a family of meerkats at the Ntwetwe Salt Pans and admire the curious beauty of the Makgadikgadi Pans. With expert knowledge from local guides you’ll discover the best of this magnificent part of the world.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Southern Africa In Depth including Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Start
Sandton, South Africa
Finish
Maun, Botswana
Theme
Wildlife
Destinations
Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
UBPKC
This trip generates 93 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
  • Enjoy two magnificent Feature Stays – a perfectly positioned camp on the Namibian banks of the Zambezi River, and a scenic lodge in a private reserve within the Greater Kruger Region.
  • Let Exclusive Experiences take you closer to nature, including a 4x4 drive through the striking Makgadikgadi Pans and a privately catered cruise down the Zambezi River.
  • Spot Chobe National Park's abundant 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.
  • 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.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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

Map of Premium Southern Africa In Depth including Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Inclusions

Meals

12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 13 dinners

Transport

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

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night), Lodge (12 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
  • Kruger National Park - Afternoon Game Drive
  • Kruger National Park - Full Day Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Kruger National Park - Sundowner Drinks
  • Victoria Falls – Zambezi River Dinner Cruise
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe Side
  • Chobe National Park - River cruise
  • Chobe National Park - Morning 4x4 Game Drive
  • Chobe - Welcome Dinner
  • Chobe National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Zambezi River - Morning River Cruise
  • Zambezi River - Afternoon River Cruise
  • Makgadikgadi Pans - Sunset 4x4 Excursion & Sundowner
  • Makgadikgadi Pans - Meerkat Pan Experience
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta - Expert Guided Bush Walk
  • Okavango Delta - Full Day Mokoro
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
  • Chobe National Park - 4x4 Game Drive - BWP580
  • Okavango Delta - Helicopter Scenic Flight - From USD250 - USD280

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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 our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so 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

5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Phill · Traveled September 2023
AN excellent insight into southern Africa. Great for giving you a brief look at different countries and cultures. We will be back for a longer stay next time
Review submitted 20 Sep 2023

Rod · Traveled September 2023
Excellent tour. Well organised. Great accomodation. Not cheap but top class and well worth it especially if you don’t want to camp. Great variety of wildlife seen.
Review submitted 27 Sep 2023

jeff · Traveled July 2023
I would highly recommend this trip. The game drives, including river cruises didn't disappoint. It was thrilling to see the animals in their home and relatively close up. Just remember the accommodations are in the wild and they're not 5 star motels but fun and interesting.
Review submitted 16 Jul 2023

Matthew · Traveled July 2023
We had an amazing trip that exceeded our expectations. Admore Musimbe was an outstanding tour leader whose knowledge and attention to detail made our journey all the more enjoyable.
Review submitted 16 Jul 2023

Ruth · Traveled August 2022
Wonderful adventure!
Review submitted 08 Sep 2022
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