Southern Africa Highlights

21 days*
From 62090 SEK
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Overview
Embark on three weeks of discovery amid some of sub-Saharan Africa's most amazing attractions. Scan the landscapes of Kruger National Park for elephants and big cats, take in the otherworldly desertscapes of Namibia, and feel the power of Victoria Falls with all your senses. The wonders of Africa don’t get much closer than this.

Overview

  • Departs/Ends: Cape Town to Victoria Falls
  • Travel style: National Geographic Journeys
  • Physical rating: 2
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 16, avg 14.

What you get

  • Accomodation: Guest house (2 nts), hotel/lodge (14 nt), comfortable safari camp (2 nt), comfortable tent or chalets (2 nts).
  • Transport: Air-conditioned touring vehicle, 4x4, open safari vehicle, plane, walking.
  • Meals: 20 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 13 dinners
  • Team leader: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) for Kruger & Namibia, local CEO in Cape Town and Victoria Falls, local guides/rangers.

Extras

  • The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price. Allow USD390-510 for meals not included.

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 Cape Town
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Cape Town
Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden with an expert guide on a tour exclusively designed for our groups — the garden has been named one of the top gardens in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine. Continue on to explore vibrant Cape Town and Cape Point, with a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach. Meals included: breakfast
Day 3 Cape Town
Enjoy a day of leisure and choose from a variety of optional activities including a visit to Table Mountain or a Stellenbosch wine tour. Meals included: breakfast
Day 4 Cape Town/Johannesburg
Fly to Johannesburg, then visit Soweto, the former home of Nelson Mandela. In the evening, enjoy a traditional South African Braai (barbecue) for dinner with your local CEO and fellow travellers. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 5 Johannesburg/Greater Kruger Area
Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window. Continue to our tented camp located near the Kruger National Park and this evening enjoy a delicious South African dinner in the boma. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 6 Kruger National Park
Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive through Kruger National Park in an open vehicle. Take in views of the abundant wildlife including elephants, lions, and giraffe. In the late afternoon, return to the lodge where you can relax on the deck with views of the surrounding area. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 7 Greater Kruger Area/Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area. This afternoon, meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project who will share information about their efforts to protect cheetahs and other carnivores. This National Geographic-sponsored project is part of the Big Cats Initiative. After, the researcher will join us on our evening wildlife safari drive. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 8 Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Enjoy early morning and afternoon safari drives with our local guides, searching for buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos – Africa's famed "big five". In our down time, relax at the camp, take a walk around the grounds, or enjoy a cool drink on the deck. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 9 Karongwe Private Game Reserve/Johannesburg
After one last wildlife safari drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy dinner at our local guest house. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 10 Johannesburg/Windhoek
Fly to Windhoek and transfer to the hotel. Free time to explore Windhoek in the afternoon and then meet your CEO and the rest of the group in the evening. Meals included: breakfast
Day 11 Windhoek/Sesriem
Enjoy the dramatic Namibian landscapes as we drive to the desert area of Sesriem, gateway to Namib-Naukluft National Park. Settle in to our desert lodge, relax at the pool, or enjoy a cool drink watching the stunning sunset over the desertscape. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 12 Sesriem
Embark on a scenic excursion into the national park to explore the Namib Desert. Visit Sossusvlei and Deadvlei — clay pans covered in a crust of salt-rich sand surrounded by burnt orange and red towering dunes. It's considered one of the most stunning desert landscapes in Africa. After, visit Sesriem Canyon, a natural gorge carved out by the Tsauchab River. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 13 Sesriem/Swakopmund
Continue through changing desert landscapes, keeping an eye out for free-roaming zebra, kudu, springbok, and oryx. Stop in the quirky town of Solitaire for a break before heading out into the countryside. Here we meet a local to this remote region who takes us on a drive and talks about the survival strategies of ancient bushmen who lived in the area. We also search out smaller animal life that manages to survive in these harsh conditions such as snakes, geckos, spiders, and insects to learn how they have adapted to this arid region. After, continue to Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 14 Swakopmund
Enjoy a free morning. Opt to go sandboarding, or just take a walk in town. This afternoon, explore the township of Mondesa with a local guide, learning about its people and history. Visit the local market for an introduction to traditional food including wild spinach, mopane worms, and dried kapenta fish. Also visit an art and craft shop, meet with some locals, then visit a family-run establishment for dinner and local entertainment. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 15 Swakopmund/Palmwag
Continue on to Twyfelfontein where we visit the ancient petroglyphs which were named Namibia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site is thought to hold the largest concentrations of Bushman engravings in Africa, with over 2500 figures, ranging from 2000-5000 years old. Finish the day on the Palmwag Concession, in northwest Damaraland. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 16 Palmwag/Etosha National Park Area
Enjoy a relaxed morning at the lodge, or opt for a guided nature walk in the Palmwag Concession. In the afternoon we continue to our lodge located in the Etosha National Park area, considered the greatest wildlife sanctuary in Namibia. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 17 Etosha National Park Area
Embark on a full day open vehicle safari drive in the national park with a local guide. There is abundant wildlife that congregate around the waterholes, so keep your cameras at the ready for elephants, lions, endangered black rhinos, and even leopards. Over lunch, you have time to relax at one of the rest camps, take a swim, or sit back and watch the animals as the come to the waterhole. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 18 Etosha National Park Area/Windhoek
After breakfast, visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund, a global field research and education facility founded by Dr. Laurie Marker whose research has been supported by National Geographic. Tour the facility to learn about the important research, conservation, and community outreach work they do as one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. Meet with a researcher for a lecture to learn about the various projects in the works, then enjoy a cheetah drive to view some of these amazing creatures up close. After, enjoy lunch on the veranda overlooking the magnificent Waterberg Plateau. Continue on to Windhoek for our final evening. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 19 Windhoek/Victoria Falls
Fly to Zimbabwe. Gain insight into what life is like in Africa with a walk through a local market and dinner at a family homestead. Meet the family, learn their history, and share stories as you help prepare a traditional Zimbabwean dinner. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 20 Victoria Falls
Enjoy a morning tour of the beautiful Victoria Falls, then the rest of the day is free to explore the area. Take part in a river safari, cultural tours, whitewater rafting, canoeing, or a helicopter ride over the falls. Opt to take a day trip to the wildlife haven of Chobe National Park. Meals included: breakfast
Day 21 Victoria Falls
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
Dates & Prices
All years
20 Jan 2020
09 Feb 2020
62090 SEK
2 left
  • Departs from: Cape Town
  • Ends in Victoria Falls
Price per person 62090 SEK
06 Apr 2020
26 Apr 2020
63926 SEK
2 left
  • Departs from: Cape Town
  • Ends in Victoria Falls
Price per person 63926 SEK
20 Jul 2020
09 Aug 2020
65654 SEK
7+ left
  • Departs from: Cape Town
  • Ends in Victoria Falls
Price per person 65654 SEK
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Overview

Embark on three weeks of discovery amid some of sub-Saharan Africa’s most amazing attractions. Scan the landscapes of Kruger National Park for elephants and big cats, take in the otherworldly desertscapes of Namibia, and feel the power of Victoria Falls with all your senses. The wonders of Africa don’t get much closer than this.

Is this trip for me?

  • Departs/Ends: Cape Town to Victoria Falls
  • Travel style: National Geographic Journeys
  • Physical rating: 2
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 16, avg 14.

What you get

  • Accomodation: Guest house (2 nts), hotel/lodge (14 nt), comfortable safari camp (2 nt), comfortable tent or chalets (2 nts).
  • Transport: Air-conditioned touring vehicle, 4x4, open safari vehicle, plane, walking.
  • Meals: 20 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 13 dinners
  • Team leader: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) for Kruger & Namibia, local CEO in Cape Town and Victoria Falls, local guides/rangers.

Extras

The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price.

Allow USD390-510 for meals not included.

Map & Itinerary
Day 1 Cape Town
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Cape Town
Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden with an expert guide on a tour exclusively designed for our groups — the garden has been named one of the top gardens in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine. Continue on to explore vibrant Cape Town and Cape Point, with a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach. Meals included: breakfast
Day 3 Cape Town
Enjoy a day of leisure and choose from a variety of optional activities including a visit to Table Mountain or a Stellenbosch wine tour. Meals included: breakfast
Day 4 Cape Town/Johannesburg
Fly to Johannesburg, then visit Soweto, the former home of Nelson Mandela. In the evening, enjoy a traditional South African Braai (barbecue) for dinner with your local CEO and fellow travellers. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 5 Johannesburg/Greater Kruger Area
Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window. Continue to our tented camp located near the Kruger National Park and this evening enjoy a delicious South African dinner in the boma. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 6 Kruger National Park
Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive through Kruger National Park in an open vehicle. Take in views of the abundant wildlife including elephants, lions, and giraffe. In the late afternoon, return to the lodge where you can relax on the deck with views of the surrounding area. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 7 Greater Kruger Area/Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area. This afternoon, meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project who will share information about their efforts to protect cheetahs and other carnivores. This National Geographic-sponsored project is part of the Big Cats Initiative. After, the researcher will join us on our evening wildlife safari drive. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 8 Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Enjoy early morning and afternoon safari drives with our local guides, searching for buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos – Africa's famed "big five". In our down time, relax at the camp, take a walk around the grounds, or enjoy a cool drink on the deck. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 9 Karongwe Private Game Reserve/Johannesburg
After one last wildlife safari drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy dinner at our local guest house. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 10 Johannesburg/Windhoek
Fly to Windhoek and transfer to the hotel. Free time to explore Windhoek in the afternoon and then meet your CEO and the rest of the group in the evening. Meals included: breakfast
Day 11 Windhoek/Sesriem
Enjoy the dramatic Namibian landscapes as we drive to the desert area of Sesriem, gateway to Namib-Naukluft National Park. Settle in to our desert lodge, relax at the pool, or enjoy a cool drink watching the stunning sunset over the desertscape. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 12 Sesriem
Embark on a scenic excursion into the national park to explore the Namib Desert. Visit Sossusvlei and Deadvlei — clay pans covered in a crust of salt-rich sand surrounded by burnt orange and red towering dunes. It's considered one of the most stunning desert landscapes in Africa. After, visit Sesriem Canyon, a natural gorge carved out by the Tsauchab River. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 13 Sesriem/Swakopmund
Continue through changing desert landscapes, keeping an eye out for free-roaming zebra, kudu, springbok, and oryx. Stop in the quirky town of Solitaire for a break before heading out into the countryside. Here we meet a local to this remote region who takes us on a drive and talks about the survival strategies of ancient bushmen who lived in the area. We also search out smaller animal life that manages to survive in these harsh conditions such as snakes, geckos, spiders, and insects to learn how they have adapted to this arid region. After, continue to Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 14 Swakopmund
Enjoy a free morning. Opt to go sandboarding, or just take a walk in town. This afternoon, explore the township of Mondesa with a local guide, learning about its people and history. Visit the local market for an introduction to traditional food including wild spinach, mopane worms, and dried kapenta fish. Also visit an art and craft shop, meet with some locals, then visit a family-run establishment for dinner and local entertainment. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 15 Swakopmund/Palmwag
Continue on to Twyfelfontein where we visit the ancient petroglyphs which were named Namibia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site is thought to hold the largest concentrations of Bushman engravings in Africa, with over 2500 figures, ranging from 2000-5000 years old. Finish the day on the Palmwag Concession, in northwest Damaraland. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 16 Palmwag/Etosha National Park Area
Enjoy a relaxed morning at the lodge, or opt for a guided nature walk in the Palmwag Concession. In the afternoon we continue to our lodge located in the Etosha National Park area, considered the greatest wildlife sanctuary in Namibia. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 17 Etosha National Park Area
Embark on a full day open vehicle safari drive in the national park with a local guide. There is abundant wildlife that congregate around the waterholes, so keep your cameras at the ready for elephants, lions, endangered black rhinos, and even leopards. Over lunch, you have time to relax at one of the rest camps, take a swim, or sit back and watch the animals as the come to the waterhole. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 18 Etosha National Park Area/Windhoek
After breakfast, visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund, a global field research and education facility founded by Dr. Laurie Marker whose research has been supported by National Geographic. Tour the facility to learn about the important research, conservation, and community outreach work they do as one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. Meet with a researcher for a lecture to learn about the various projects in the works, then enjoy a cheetah drive to view some of these amazing creatures up close. After, enjoy lunch on the veranda overlooking the magnificent Waterberg Plateau. Continue on to Windhoek for our final evening. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 19 Windhoek/Victoria Falls
Fly to Zimbabwe. Gain insight into what life is like in Africa with a walk through a local market and dinner at a family homestead. Meet the family, learn their history, and share stories as you help prepare a traditional Zimbabwean dinner. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 20 Victoria Falls
Enjoy a morning tour of the beautiful Victoria Falls, then the rest of the day is free to explore the area. Take part in a river safari, cultural tours, whitewater rafting, canoeing, or a helicopter ride over the falls. Opt to take a day trip to the wildlife haven of Chobe National Park. Meals included: breakfast
Day 21 Victoria Falls
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
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Dates & Prices
All years
Jan 20
20 Jan 2020 09 Feb 2020
21 days
2 left
62090 SEK
  • Departs from Cape Town
  • Ends in Victoria Falls
Price per person 62090 SEK
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Apr 06
06 Apr 2020 26 Apr 2020
21 days
2 left
63926 SEK
  • Departs from Cape Town
  • Ends in Victoria Falls
Price per person 63926 SEK
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Jul 20
20 Jul 2020 09 Aug 2020
21 days
7+ left
65654 SEK
  • Departs from Cape Town
  • Ends in Victoria Falls
Price per person 65654 SEK
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