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24 Day Explore Southern Africa Tour

Why book this trip? 

This is a convenient trip that covers Southern Africa, while flying you in and out of Johannesburg. With a combination of camping and comfortable lodges you can get the best of both worlds. Highlights include a boat cruise on the Chobe River and an upmarket stay at the Victoria Falls Lodge, bungee jumping and white river rafting (own expense) and one of the finest canoe adventures in the world on the Zambezi!

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Tour Style Camping Small Group
Countries Visited Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique
Starts Johannesburg
Ends Johannesburg
Group Size Max 17
Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
 

 

24 Day Explore Southern Africa Tour Tour Overview

Departing from Johannesburg
Ends in
Johannesburg

This Southern Africa Tour highlights the best that Africa has to offer, all with the convenience of flying in and out of Johannesburg. From the desert environment of Botswana to the forests of Zambia, the tea plantations of Malawi, you will be able to experience both modern and rural homesteads, great highways and dirt roads. This expedition also allows you to visit some of the greatest Game Reserves in all of Africa, including Chobe, Luangwa and Kruger National Park where you will be able to witness an enormous assortment of animals in their natural habitats.

Highlights

  • Six Countries Visited
  • Dhow Trip
  • Mozambique beaches
  • Chobe Boat Cruise
  • Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi Canoe Trip
  • Luangwa National Park
  • Lake Malawi
  • Mulanje Mountain Hike
  • Kruger National Park
  • Maputo

Included

  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport per itinerary

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

SKU: CAM0309
 

24 Day Explore Southern Africa Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg – Francistown, Botswana

Leaving the Johannesburg Lodge at o6h30, we make our way straight to the Botswana border. Once we’ve completed all border formalities, we carry on through to our camp in Francistown. Prepare yourself for a long day of driving. Our guide will inform us of what you can expect on the tour over a delicious catered meal.

Meals included: Dinner
Accommodation: Camping – Woodlands Stopover
Distance: 710km

Day 2: Chobe National Park, Botswana

In the morning, we journey through the Chobe forest reserves right up to the majestic Chobe River and connecting National Park where huge herds of elephant congregate at the water’s edges. Our first trip out into the wild will be on a boat cruise within Chobe National Park. We then cross the border in our safari vehicle and make our way to Victoria Falls where we will spend our next three evenings in comfort at the Greenfire Victoria Falls Lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge Victoria Falls

Days 3-4: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Whilst we stay in this area, will have ample opportunities to witness the incredible Victoria Falls as well as experience the highlights of this African adventure capital. Adrenaline junkies might want to try out the bungee jumping, white water rafting, or the variety of aircraft flip activities available (own expense). One of the nights, we will be treated to traditional African dancing and indulge in a tasty ‘braai’ by the poolside, and on the last night we can choose from a variety of local restaurants for a meal which will be for your account. At times we will cross into Zambia and camp on the Zambezi river banks.

Meals Included: Breakfast x2, Dinner x1
Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge Victoria Falls

Day 5: Kafue Camp, Zambia

Today we cross the original railway bridge where we get one final view of the Falls before we enter Zambia. Our travels take us through southern Zambia and then down into the Lower Zambezi Valley through to Kafue, where we spend our evening camping. This afternoon, feel free to unwind at the pool in order to prepare for our impending days of canoeing.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping – Gwabi Lodge
Distance: 570km

Days 6-8: Zambezi Canoe, Zambia

The powerful Zambezi River snakes its way through some of the greatest wilderness regions of Africa, providing us with some of the most fantastic canoeing adventures in the world. Viewing game from a quietly gliding canoe is an incredible experience for anyone. Our next two evenings are spent camping on the wild riverbanks. On our third day, we are transported by boat back to Kafue for a hot shower and a catered meal (own expense).

Meals Included: Breakfast x3, Lunch x3, Dinner x2
Accommodation: Camping – Wild Camping

Day 9: Luangwa, Zimbabwe

We head off along the ‘Great East Africa Road’ to our next overnight camp. We will attempt to cross as much distance as is possible today.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Distance: 500km

Days 10-11: Luangwa National Park, Zambia

We will be spending the next two nights camping in Luangwa National Park on the banks of the river. We will go on several game parks where there is a large hippo population and leopards can also be spotted on some occasions. Luangwa National Park is one of Africa’s best reserves. There is an optional night game drive available.

Meals Included: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2, Dinner x2
Accommodation: Camping
Distance: 300km

Day 12-13: Lake Malawi, Zambia

We cross into Malawi today and stop in Lilongwe, the capital. You can do some shopping here and buy some curios and we will also do some grocery shopping. We then head off for Lake Malawi where you can enjoy some snorkelling on the beautiful beaches. The locals will greet you warmly and enthusiastically offer you fun beach activities. One night will be an own expense meal.

Meals Included: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2, Dinner x1
Accommodation: Camping

Day 14-15: Mulanje Massive, Zambia

Our travels take us south today to a large mountain of granite that rises 600 metres above the forest and tea plantations below. We will camp here for two nights and take a hike to the plateau where you can enjoy spectacular views.

Meals included: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2, Dinner x2
Accommodation: Camping – Mulanje

Day 16: Chimoio, Mozambique

We enter Mozambique today via Blantyre where we will go through the Tete corridor, across the Zambezi River and past the mountains that border Zimbabwe. Our camp will be in the Chimoio region. Dinner at the local restaurant can be enjoyed (own expense).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Camping – Chimoio
Distance: 680km

Day 17: Vilanculous, Mozambique

Our destination today is Vilanculous on the warm coast of the Indian Ocean which we will reach via colourful and vibrant villages. Our accommodation will be at the beach which overlooks the beautiful Bazaruto Archipelago. Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant (own expense).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Vilanculos (on the beach)
Distance: 470km

Day 18-20: Inhambane, Mozambique

We head south along the coast to Maxixe where you can partake in a trip on a traditional dhow with the locals. We will be met by the guides in the ancient trading port of Inhambane. You can walk around the busy market and buy fresh fruit and vegetables, wooden carvings and woven cloths among other goods. We will stay in casitas on the beach which is near Barra. Our days will be spent exploring the beach, snorkelling and relaxing on the shores. You can choose to scuba dive to see the beauty of the depth of the oceans.

Meals included: Breakfast x2
Accommodation: Ngumula Lodge
Distance: 300km

Day 21: Maputo, Mozambique

Our last stop in Mozambique tonight is in the capital, Maputo. We will travel through vast floodplains and forests of cashew nuts before reaching our accommodation for the night. Dinner will be at your own expense.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Villa das Mangas
Distance: 300km

Day 22: Kruger National Park, South Africa

Before we head to Kruger National Park we will spend some time discovering the interesting culture of Maputo, which is similar to the Latino culture with street cafes and markets. In the afternoon we will camp in Kruger National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Kruger Park Rest Camp

Day 23: Kruger National Park – Hazyview, South Africa

Prepare for an enthralling game drive through the Kruger National Park today. Expect to see the Big 5, caracal, cheetah, serval, giraffe wild dog, hippo, zebra, monkeys, hyena and loads of other animals.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge Hazyview
Distance: 100km

Day 24: Johannesburg, South Africa

The morning is free to walk around the property before we make our way back to Johannesburg where we will arrive at the lodge in the late afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast
Distance: 420km

Please Note: One needs to be flexible on this tour because there can be various kinds of delays and detours or other inconveniences. 

Onward Travel Plans

Due to on the road variable beyond our control (such as border crossings, traffic, delays, etc) on the tours. The end time on the last day can’t be guaranteed and therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

 

24 Day Explore Southern Africa Tour Activities

  • Six Countries Visited
  • Dhow Trip
  • Chobe Game Drive
  • Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi Canoe Trip
  • Luangwa National Park
  • Lake Malawi
  • Mulanje Mountain Hike
  • Maputo
  • Kruger National Park


Other Activities

Optional Activities in Johannesburg:

  • South Africa Estimated Costs p/p
  • Soweto Tour – 3 hours ZAR 490
  • Johannesburg City Tour – 3 hours ZAR 490
  • Apartheids Museum – 3 hours ZAR 490
  • Soweto and Apartheids Museum – 5 hours ZAR 650
  • Lesedi Cultural Village – 5 hours ZAR 980
  • Sun City – Full Day ZAR 1350
  • Cradle of Humankind ZAR 650
  • Pretoria City Tour – 4 hours ZAR 650
Optional Activities in Victoria Falls
  • Zimbabwe Estimated Costs p/p
  • White Water Rafting – Low water USD 140
  • White Water Rafting – High water USD 130
  • Gorge Swing USD 90
  • Tandem – Gorge Swing USD 130
  • Zip line USD 65
  • Flying Fox USD 40
  • Sundowner Boat Cruise USD 50
  • Horse Riding Safari USD 85
Optional Activities in Inhambane:
  • Mozambique Estimated Costs p/p
  • 1 Dive MZN 1100
  • 2 Dives MZN 2160
  • 3 Dives MZN 3180
  • Full Gear Hire for Dive MZN 400
  • Snorkeling – 1 hour MZN 500
  • Ocean Safari – 2 hours MZN 1600

 

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