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

4.7 out of 5 based on 24 reviews submitted.
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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 Kruger National Park, 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
Sandton, South Africa
Finish
Kasane, Botswana
Theme
Wildlife
Destinations
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
UBPK
This trip generates 143 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 within Kruger National Park. The Mdluli Safari Lodge is dedicated to sustainability and conservation, with their very own anti-poaching unit and partnership with the local Mdluli Community.
  • Enjoy a small and intimate sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi River, a Premium Exclusive Experience. A private chef will prepare dinner 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?
  • 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 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
  • 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
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. 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

4.7 out of 5 based on 24 reviews submitted.
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Robert · Traveled June 2024
The Intrepid Premium Southern Africa tour was just superb. Beautiful accommodation, wonderful guide, great itinerary. And those magnificent animals! We will never forget our time in Africa with Intrepid.
Review submitted 02 Jul 2024

Steven · Traveled May 2024
Trepid to the spectacular job organizing every detail of our trip. Tsen completely spelled out each adventure, and what the accommodations and food would be during the trip. Everyone did their job and was on time for the pick up and drop off. We had the rockstar drivers on the rockstar Safari.
Review submitted 03 Jun 2024

Marilee · Traveled May 2024
My husband and I had an amazing trip to South Africa. If you are looking for a well organized trip with wonderful accommodations and incredibly knowledgeable guides, you should definitely choose Intrepid!!!
Review submitted 30 May 2024

LINDA CLARK · Traveled May 2024
Our trip to southern Africa, Botswana, and Victoria Falls made our memories for lifetime. Seeing the animals, such as the big five in their natural settings, totally relax, and unthreatened was incredible. The mother hyena, feeding her newborn; the elephant casually walking across the road, the baboons playing with each other in total abandon, the rhinos swimmingwith each other—incredible and unbelievable! Cherish the memories.
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Jeanette · Traveled April 2024
Wonderful trip with multiple opportunities for fabulous wildlife viewing Accommodation was excellent and trip organisation was excellent. Great way to get an appreciation of southern Africa.
Review submitted 13 Apr 2024
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