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Explore Southern Africa

From £1760 for 18 days
Trip Overview
Discover southern Africa's waterways and national parks – plus the wildlife that call them home – on this 18-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. 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 and village homestays. Join Intrepid and Lonely Planet on an adventure through southern Africa’s most beautiful landscapes in search of elephants, lions, rhinos, warthogs and leopards.
Essential Info
Starts: Johannesburg
Ends: Johannesburg
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Wildlife
Trip Code: IUBOQC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
What's Included


17 Breakfasts included
11 Lunches included
14 Dinners included


Overland vehicle,Open safari vehicle,Mokoro


Camping (with facilities) (12 nights),Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights),Homestay (2 nights),Hotel (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   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!

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 4th Dec 2020
Returning: 21st Dec 2020
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Departing: 11th Dec 2020
Returning: 28th Dec 2020
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Departing: 18th Dec 2020
Returning: 4th Jan 2021
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Departing: 25th Dec 2020
Returning: 11th Jan 2021
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Departing: 1st Jan 2021
Returning: 18th Jan 2021
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Departing: 15th Jan 2021
Returning: 1st Feb 2021
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Departing: 22nd Jan 2021
Returning: 8th Feb 2021
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Departing: 29th Jan 2021
Returning: 15th Feb 2021
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Departing: 12th Feb 2021
Returning: 1st Mar 2021
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Itinerary & Notes
Sawubona – welcome to South Africa! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. If you arrive early, get out and explore Johannesburg; the country’s largest city. Perhaps visit the cultural hotspots of Newtown, Braamfontein or Maboneng. Otherwise, the sobering Apartheid Museum is well worth your time. After your important meeting this evening, why not head out for an optional group dinner and get to know your newfound travel crew – your local leader will point you in the right direction with bar and restaurant recommendations.
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Accurate information given. Everything went to plan. Sarah very helpful. Great adventure. Fantastic time in Southern Africa.

It was a very well organised trip with a very helpful and thoughtful team leader, a great cook, a fantastic driver and a really good team of fellow travellers. We saw and did so much. An unforgettable experience.

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