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DSTNG - Southern Africa Highlights

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.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Guided Tour, Cape Town National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Carnivore Conservation Experience, Karongwe Private Game Reserve National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Mondesa Township Walk, Swakopmund National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Cheetah Conservation Experience, Windhoek National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Zimbabwean Family Dinner, Victoria Falls
Arrival transfer
Orientation drive of Cape Town
Excursion to Cape Point and Boulders Beach
Panorama Route scenic drive
Kruger National Park and private nature reserve wildlife safari drives in open vehicles
Sossusvlei desert excursion
Desert excursion with a local
View the Twyfelfontein ancient petroglyphs
Visit the petrified forest
Two open-vehicle wildlife safari drives in Etosha
Tour of Victoria Falls
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
21
Price From
AUD $7,499
Start Location
Cape Town, South Africa
End Location
Victoria Falls, South Africa
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery, Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
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25 Aug 201814 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,499 
08 Sep 201828 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,499 
22 Sep 201812 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,499 
06 Oct 201826 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,499 
20 Oct 201809 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,499 
17 Nov 201807 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,499 
15 Dec 201804 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $7,499 
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10 Apr 201930 Apr 20195AUD $7,729
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28 Oct 201917 Nov 201912AUD $7,959
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ItineraryExpand
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.
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.
Day 4 - Cape Town/Johannesburg
Fly to Johannesburg. Enjoy a traditional South Africa Braai (barbecue) for dinner with your local CEO and fellow travellers.
Day 5 - Johannesburg/Kruger National Park
Enjoy a full day 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.
Day 6 - Kruger National Park
Enjoy a morning 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 afternoon, opt to extend your safari drive or head back to the lodge where you can take a short nature walk or relax on the deck with views of the surrounding area.
Day 7 - Kruger National Park/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.
Day 8 - Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Enjoy early morning and afternoon safari drives with our local guides, searching for buffals, 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.
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.
Day 10 - Johannesburg/Windhoek
Fly to Windhk and transfer to the hotel. Free time to explore Windhk in the afternoon and then meet your CEO and the rest of the group in the evening.
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.
Day 18 - Etosha National Park/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 Windhk for our final evening.
Day 17 - Etosha National Park
Embark on two open vehicle safari drives today, one in the early morning, to see the sunrise, and another in afternoon. Both drives will be led by a local guide from the national park. 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 the lodge, take a swim, or sit back and watch the animals as they come to the waterhole.
Day 16 - Palmwag/Etosha National Park
Visit the Petrified Forest national monument, a stunning site of fossilized tree trunks dating from approximately 280 million years ago, before continuing to our lodge located in the Etosha National Park area. Etosha is considered the greatest wildlife sanctuary in Namibia. This evening, spend time at the waterhole to view the abundant number of wildlife who come to drink.
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.
Day 14 - Swakopmund
Enjoy a free morning. Opt to go quad biking, 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.
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.
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.
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, caning, or a helicopter ride over the falls. Opt to take a day trip to the wildlife haven of Chobe National Park.
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 2,500 figures ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 years old. Finish the day on the Palmwag Concession, in northwest Damaraland.
Day 21 - Victoria Falls
Depart at any time.