Uncover the natural beauty of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe
Discover the allure of southern Africa as you roam from the golden plains of the world-famous Kruger National Park and the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls to the watery wonderland of the Okavango Delta and the teeming game parks of Botswana. Whether it's spotting the Big Five, relaxing by dreamy lagoons, experiencing tribal village life or cavorting near raging waterfalls, this adventure tour will fill your memories with the wonders of the African south.
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Stay two nights at Victoria Falls – enough time for just a glimpse of everything this amazing destination offers.
Get your paddles out and navigate a mokoro through the Okavango Delta.
Try and spot the famous elephants of Chobe National Park swimming in the river – which boast the largest concentration of African elephants in the world.
Track rhinoceros’s on foot with a local expert guide in Matabos National Park - an exhilarating way to experience the wildlife of Zimbabwe.
Immerse yourself in the culture and way of life of the Hananwa people. You will enjoy a cultural dinner cooked by the locals while listening to your hosts tell stories of this fascinating community.
Camp under an Africa sky within Kruger National Park. You can’t get much closer to nature than that!
Camping on a remote island in the heart of the Okavango wilderness is an experience you’ll never forget. However, there are no facilities. Dig a bush toilet and go without a shower, it's all part of the Delta experience.
The Limpopo Province stay, where you will meet and interact with the Hananwa people and their traditions, is a heavily culture-based activity. This is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the local way of life – so keep an open mind.
Wildlife viewing requires some sacrifice, like getting up before day break for dawn game drives. However, the lack of sleep is worth it for the exhilaration and excitement of spotting your first lion or rhino!
We use our purpose-built overland vehicles for the duration of this trip. This multi-purpose truck allows for great game viewing with large sliding windows. As such the trucks do not have air-conditioning and conditions can be dusty and hot.
The going can be slow over the long distances and often bumpy roads. A little bit of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of this beautiful land.
This is a participatory camping trip. You will be expected to set up and take down you own tent as well as assist with food preparation and cleaning.
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 see your booking agent for more information.
2. This is a combination trip made up of two shorter trips. This means the composition of your group may change in Victoria Falls as some group members leave and new ones join you.
3. This trip finishes upon arrival in Johannesburg on Day 18. Please do not book any flights until after 10pm this evening.
Our Explore Southern Africa trips score an average of 4.61 out of 5 based on 107 reviews in the last year.
The overal experience was incredible. One thing I noticed and I feel it impacted our time, was that our driver did not at all help with any other duties besides driving. Danny was never to be seen from the time we arrived until we needed to leave the next day. He never helped with any clean up or packing or setting up of tents. Kevin and David had been left to do it all themselves, which then had us help out. As a team we didn’t mind, but Kevin would be up early to make us food and up late cleaning up with David. We all noticed this early on so we all helped out and it worked well. But I do feel Danny doesn’t know what a TEAM means and felt he didn’t have to help at all. The food provided to us and the preparation and the meals given to us, 10/10 Kevin provided delicious meals and surprised us every day with a new meal. He has some real cooking skills and is amazing. Together David and Kevin provided me with a tour I will never forget and will recommend this trip to everyone I know. A real team effort with Kevin, David and the 21 of us in the tour for the first 9 days, then 11 of us for the next 9 days.
Review submitted 17 Jul 2018
This trip was definitely a great experience for those who are interested in Africa and its wildlife. We came with zero expectations and got more than what we asked for. Met so many amazing people on this trip, including the Intrepid crew, who made the 18 days feel so enjoyable. Especially loved the 2 nights spent in the delta and would do it all over again if I could! The guides for each activity and game drive were knowledgeable and fun to be with. Thanks Intrepid for the great experience in Africa!
Review submitted 01 Jul 2018