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.
Devour fresh seafood with great views in Lamberts Bay at an open air restaurant
Canoe along the picturesque Orange River on a half-day excursion
Experience an eerie silence at the Sossusvlei sand dunes from atop of dune 45
Spend 2 nights on a houseboat as your base for exploring the Okavango Delta
Drive through the Elephant Highway between Nata & Kasane
Relax on a sunset cruise along the Chobe River spotting bird life and hippos
The scale of Fish River Canyon is staggering, but stunning African birdlife and a colour-changing sunset makes it so much more than one of the world's largest gorges
Learn more about the Kalahari from the knowledgeable San people as they sing and dance by the campfire
Head out on a morning game drive in open 4x4's in the Chobe National Park
Explore the Makgadikgadi Pans; scenery, sundowners, Baobabs and Meerkats!
This itinerary includes a half-day canoe adventure along the Orange River.
This itinerary includes 2 nights on a house boat at the Okavango Delta. Cabins are very small and basic with shared facilities.
We use our purpose-built overland vehicles for the duration of this trip. It is important to note that while our vehicles are not air-conditioned, all windows do open to allow for fresh air. But please be aware that road travel in Africa comes with its fair share of dust, so while curtains are fitted to minimize the sun shine, it can get hot and windy.
This itinerary features some long travel days which can be exacerbated by bumpy African roads.
Our overland safaris do not necessitate exceptional fitness levels, but a general level of physical movement is required. For example, you need to judge yourself physically fit enough to handle entering and exiting our vehicles several times a day and must be prepared for some long travel days.
Namibia summer ( Nov-Mar ) can be very hot and humid with maximum temperatures around 30-35°C and peaks of over 40°C in the desert.
Botswana temperatures rise in the hot dry period of September and October before the rains hit and temperatures can get as high as 34-38°C.
Botswana is a very seasonal destination. What you see and experience can differ quite dramatically depending on the time of year you visit. Please consider this before you choose your departure date. See the 'Climate and Seasonal' section for more details.
As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper 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.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please note: the single supplement does not apply to the nights spent on the House Boat (2 nights) and in Ghanzi (1 night). Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. An arrival transfer is included. Please advise flight details at time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel.
3. This is a combination trip made up of two shorter trips. This means the composition of your group may change in Windhoek as some group members leave and new ones join you.
Our Amazing Southern Africa trips score an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews in the last year.
Read read read the Intrepid website, intrepid brochures and Intrepid notes! They are extremely valuable. Once we read these our mind was made up! Intrepid's itinerary and value for money has allowed us to undertake the trip of our dreams! Namibia: so diverse, so amazing! Amazing South Africa with Intrepid was mind blowing!
Review submitted 11 Aug 2018
Fabulous destination, the travel days can sometimes be long and dusty but the overall richness of the culture and sensational visual landscapes not to mention the almost surreal animal life make it worth while. If you’re coming in winter the nights and mornings can be very cold so bring warm gear. Practice on your camera before arriving so you can get the best animal shots, so need to be quick get the good ones
Review submitted 14 Jul 2018