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Southern Africa Encompassed: Bush Camps & Wildlife Spotting - G Adventures
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15 days

Southern Africa Encompassed: Bush Camps & Wildlife Spotting

Start and end in Johannesburg
Tour Operator:
G Adventures
Max group size:
22
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
18 to 39
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
36237
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Highlights

  • Cruise in a traditional dugout canoe
  • Bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view
  • Explore Kruger National Park
  • Enjoy traditional Shangaan dinner

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Itinerary

Start and end in Johannesburg! With the Overland Truck tour Southern Africa Encompassed: Bush Camps & Wildlife Spotting, you have a 15 days tour package taking you through Johannesburg, South Africa and 8 other destinations in Africa. Southern Africa Encompassed: Bush Camps & Wildlife Spotting includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Johannesburg
  2. Day 2: Johannesburg/Serowe (1B, 1L, 1D)
  3. Day 3: Serowe/Maun (1B, 1L)
  4. Day 4: Maun/Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)
  5. Day 5: Okavango Delta/Gweta (1B, 1L, 1D)
  6. Day 6: Gweta/Kasane (1B, 1L)
  7. Day 7: Kasane/Victoria Falls (1B, 1L)
  8. Day 8: Victoria Falls
  9. Day 9: Victoria Falls/Matobo National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
  10. Day 10: Matobo National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
  11. Day 11: Matobo National Park/Tshipise (1B, 1L, 1D)
  12. Day 12: Tshipise/Kruger National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
  13. Day 13: Kruger National Park/Greater Kruger Area (1B, 1L, 1D)
  14. Day 14: Greater Kruger Area/Johannesburg (1B, 1L)
  15. Day 15: Johannesburg (1B)
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  • Meals
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Where You'll Stay

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Camping

Customer Reviews

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    Excellent
    4.5
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.7
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  • Southern Africa Encompassed: Bush Camps & Wildlife Spotting reviewer 1
    · March 15th, 2020
    Amazing tour which covered so many national parks - which means more chances to see the Big 5. Our CEO Nigel was amazing! Not only could he cook well, he was very informative and supportive! Camping was also not too bad, with opportunity to upgrade at... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • TD
    · February 24th, 2020
    Too many long day on the bus, 7days of 7-9hrs drive day. First day of tour and last day of tour are time waster days shouldn't be included in 15days. More warning about our daily duties while on tours would be appreciated. Examples.. settings up... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • Southern Africa Encompassed: Bush Camps & Wildlife Spotting reviewer 3
    · January 12th, 2020
    An amazing tour and just incredible to see so many animals. The bush camping in the Okavango delta was a great experience. This tour is camping and lots of driving and I wouldn’t recommend for princesses or those who like their home comforts.
    Trip date: December 2019
  • A
    · November 14th, 2018
    The trip was very well organized. There was even flexibility to allow for last minute time changes so that we were able to do everything that was on our schedule. For every activity we did there was enough time, it never felt like a hassle.
    Trip date: September 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · October 4th, 2018
    The trip was great, I had a lot of fun and saw amazing stuff
    Trip date: September 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • Southern Africa Encompassed: Bush Camps & Wildlife Spotting reviewer 6
    · October 3rd, 2018
    Mixed feelings on this - our guide was awesome, and we saw and did many wonderful things. Okavango delta was wonderful, as was Chobe, Matoba, Kruger. So many highlights in terms of itinerary. But there were a lot of travel heavy days on an uncomfortable... Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the honesty in your review. We are happy to hear about the trip itself, but will look into the comfort offered onboard the Lando.
    Trip date: August 2018
  • A
    · September 25th, 2018
    I love meeting new people on these kinds of tours, and I met a number of very lovely people on this most recent tour that I hope to meet again, but I've travelled enough times with G now to know that you're not always going to gel with everybody you're... Show more
    Trip date: September 2018
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  • A
    · September 17th, 2018
    It was overall an amazing trip with great CEOs. However, the only thing holding back from a perfect 10 is that our lando was a bit old and missing many of the advertised amenities.
    Trip date: August 2018
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  • A
    · September 4th, 2018
    I've always been a huge promoter of Gadventures and will continue to use them until i'm too old for the tours
    Trip date: August 2018
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  • A
    · August 27th, 2018
    The trip was affordable and ideal for young people who are travelling solo for the first time. The reason I gave a 9 and not a 10 is related to one area which needs improvement - that is information regarding finances. There were a number of meals not... Show more
    Trip date: August 2018
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Southern Africa Encompassed: Bush Camps & Wildlife Spotting
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is the time of departure from Johannesburg on the first day?

      Day 1 of this tour is quite relaxed, to allow for everyone in the group to arrive and get settled after travelling. The only scheduled activity is the welcome meeting in the evening. This usually occurs around 6pm, but can vary slightly - we would be able to confirm this time closer to the start date of the tour.

      Here is the itinerary for Day 1:

      Arrive at any time.
      (If you arrive a day or two early, we recommended booking an excursion to Soweto or the Apartheid Museum.)

      Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting - 1 hour
      The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.

    • Does this tour have other accommodation options?

      Unfortunately, this trip does not have an accommodated option.

      If this trip isn't quite what you were looking for, we still have plenty of fantastic tours. Get in contact with us and our customer support team will work on pairing you with the perfect adventure.

    • Is this a guaranteed tour?

      G adventures guarantees all their departures, with no minimum number of travellers needed.

    • Is there optional activities for this tour?

      Yes optional activities will be available on this tour.

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      As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types D, M, G, C, E, F. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types D, M, C, E, F. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types G, C, E, F.

      Type D
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      • Typhoid - Recommended for Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Zambia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
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