Explore Southern Africa

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5 Based on 1 Review
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-3655
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ends Johannesburg, South Africa
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Track rhinos on foot with an expert local guide in Matobo National Park and support local conservation efforts with a visit to Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient culture of the Venda people during a village homestay in South Africa's Limpopo province.
  • Camping on a remote island in the heart of the Okavango wilderness is an experience you’ll never forget. As the sun sets and night falls, the sounds of Africa come alive.
  • Explore the magnificent Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, some of the largest salt flats in the world. These mind-bending plains make for some magical photography.
  • Marvel at the unforgettable views of Blyde River Canyon. This spectacular gorge is up there with the world's largest and probably the greenest.
The "Explore Southern Africa" tour starts and ends in Johannesburg. The "Explore Southern Africa" tour is a road tour that takes 18 days. You will travel through Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana and visit Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Moremi Gorge, Nata and 9 other destinations. This is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover Southern Africa's waterways, national parks and the wildlife that calls them home on this 18-day adventure. Canoe down the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta, watch hippos wallowing along the shores of the Chobe River, safari in the vast parks of Hwange, Kruger and Matobo and sleep under the stars in campsites, a bush camp on the Delta, and a village homestay. Join an adventure through southern Africa’s most beautiful landscapes in search of elephants, lions, rhinos, warthogs and leopards.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Johannesburg
  • Day 2: Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Day 3: Maun
  • Day 4: Okavango Delta
  • Day 5: Okavango Delta
  • Day 6: Maun
  • Day 7: Nata
  • Day 8: Chobe National Park
  • Day 9: Victoria Falls
  • Day 10: Victoria Falls
  • Day 11: Hwange National Park
  • Day 12: Matobo National Park
  • Day 13: Matobo National Park
  • Day 14: Tshipise
  • Day 15: Makushu Village
  • Day 16: Greater Kruger National Park - Black Mambas HQ
  • Day 17: Kruger National Park
  • Day 18: Johannesburg
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (13 nights), Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Hotel (1 night), Homestay (1 night)
Meals
  • 16 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 14 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland vehicle , Open safari vehicle , Mokoro
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Sunset Game Drive Open Vehicle
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta - Sunrise Walk
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta - Brewery Tour
  • Nata - Makgadikgadi Salt Pans 4x4 Excursion
  • Chobe National Park - River Cruise
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Hwange National Park - Guided 4x4 Game Drive
  • Hwange - Painted Dog Conservation visit
  • Matobo National Park - Rhino Tracking
  • Matobo National Park - San Rock Paintings
  • Makushu Homestay - Beading, Cooking or Dancing
  • Black Mambas HQ - Dinner by Lantern Light
  • Black Mambas HQ - Campfire Story Time
  • Black Mambas HQ - Snare Walk
  • Kruger National Park - Night Game Drive
  • Kruger National Park - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive
  • Panorama Route - Bourke's Luck Potholes
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Johannesburg are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Explore Southern Africa tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Piyumi Balasooriya Lekamlage
  • From Australia
  • On Sep 07 2019
5 - Excellent
Amazing trip
I had an amazing time. Highlights were Kruger national park and the Delta and the nighlty camp fires under the stars. It was a well planned trip mainly due to our tour leader Thabang, Lizzie our cook and Vincent our driver. There... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Explore Southern Africa tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 19 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 August 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Explore Southern Africa tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Explore Southern Africa tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent, occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of Africa's iconic wildlife. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows, which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/africa/overland
  • 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.
  • Camping out in the amazing Okavango wilderness means digging a bush toilet and going without a shower. It's all part of the delta experience.
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
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