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Explore Southern Africa - Intrepid Travel
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18 days

Explore Southern Africa

Start and end in Johannesburg
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US $2,410
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  • Visit the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg
  • Witness Maun's incredible ecosystem
  • Explore some of the world's largest salt flats
  • Admire the raging torrent of Victoria Falls

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Start and end in Johannesburg! With the overland truck tour Explore Southern Africa, you have a 18 day tour package taking you through Johannesburg, South Africa and 11 other destinations in Africa. Explore Southern Africa includes accommodation in a hotel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Johannesburg
  2. Day 2: Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  3. Day 3: Maun
  4. Day 4: Okavango Delta
  5. Day 5: Okavango Delta
  6. Day 6: Maun
  7. Day 7: Nata
  8. Day 8: Chobe National Park
  9. Day 9: Victoria Falls
  10. Day 10: Victoria Falls
  11. Day 11: Hwange National Park
  12. Day 12: Matobo National Park
  13. Day 13: Matobo National Park
  14. Day 14: Makushu Village
  15. Day 15: Makushu Village
  16. Day 16: Kruger National Park
  17. Day 17: Kruger National Park
  18. Day 18: Johannesburg
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

1 night
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14 nights

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  • MS
    · March 17, 2020
    I had an excellent time
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    We are so happy you had an amazing time in Southern Africa Melvin!
    Trip date: February 2020
  • AL
    · November 16, 2019
    Excellent trip. Very knowledgeable guide, the cook Kevin prepared special food for me since I don’t eat red meat or pork and the driver Shimoni has an eagle eye for spotting animals. Lots of early starts and long drives, setting up and breaking down... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • NS
    · July 19, 2019
    Our guide, cook and driver were the best part of the trip. They were very friendly and looked after the whole group. You get to see so many amazing animals. The Okavango Delta was a once in a life time experience.
    Trip date: September 2017
  • T
    · December 25, 2018
    From the moment we left the first hotel the trip was just jammed packed with amazing experiences and wildlife. Absolutely amazing tour and our guides were awesome!!
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Tanya, Thank you for writing a review, I am so pleased to see that you had a great time on our Explore Southern Africa trip. So where is next for you? John
    Trip date: December 2018
  • TL
    · May 09, 2018
    Very bad customer service at all, do not respect his customer and meet their need. He only care about the inventory of the first Aid box, and do not treat Customer's safety as his first priority. Very poor guy!
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi there, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with aspects of your trip. We would like the opportunity to fully understand your experience - please feel free to email us at... Show more
    Trip date: March 2018
  • BL
    · March 31, 2018
    The transportation truck should be fitted with better suspensions. It was a bone shaker on rough dirt-road. The tent that I stayed had leaks on the floor and at the corner, most probably punched by thorns and stones on the ground. However, the meals... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi, Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences. I’ve taken that trip myself, what an incredible journey. You’re right, conditions can be rough at times – all part of the adventure that is Southern Africa! Hope to see you on another trip... Show more
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    Trip date: March 2018
  • A
    · March 21, 2018
    Such an unforgettable trip! The Okavango delta was stunning and shouldn’t be missed! Our time their camping, eating and dancing with the local mokkoro “drivers” was unforgettable, and though I thought the animals would be the highlight, it was the... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi, Thank you for sharing your experience (and lovely photos) with us in the Okavango Delta. We are so delighted to hear that you had a great time and that the people were the unexpected highlight of the trip (we agree!). Hope to see you on another... Show more
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    Trip date: August 2017
  • S
    · April 22, 2016
    Traveling in overland truck is a great way to explore this part of the world. The trip leader and driver were very knowledgeable and provided some great information. Camping overnight in the Mekong Delta is a definite highlight. Great trip, would... Show more
    Trip date: June 2015
  • Explore Southern Africa reviewer 9
    · June 28, 2015
    Normally I travel alone. I decided to join this trip with Intrepid after a friend of mine told me about it. It wasn't only a wonderful trip, it was an amazing experience! Wonderful itinerary, great crew (guide, driver, local guides) and lovely group of... Show more
    Trip date: June 2015
  • LT
    · June 17, 2015
    This tour is brilliant see and do plenty and Simba and Shimane are great guides well recommended
    Trip date: January 2015

Dates & Availability

18 days
Explore Southern Africa
From Johannesburg to Johannesburg
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    • Where and when does the tour end?

      The tour ends in Johannesburg on the evening of Day 18, after a full day of travelling and sightseeing. There is no accommodation arranged for tonight, however we can help arrange this if you would like to extend your stay. The return time is dependant upon external factors, and therefore we advise not booking flights before 10 pm.

    • Where and when does the tour start?

      The tour starts at The Holiday Inn Rosebank, approximately 25kms from Johannesburg's O. R. Tambo International Airport. This is where you will meet the group on Day 1 of the tour. There are no activities planned for this day aside from your important welcome meeting at 6pm, so you can settle in and explore the city.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Of course we can! In fact we highly recommend pre-booking an arrival transfer for this tour. This is not included in the tour price and will be charged at the standard local rate. In this case your driver will be waiting in the arrivals area, and will have a card with your name on it.

      Please contact our travel experts to arrange this once you have a confirmed booking.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course we can! If you wish to arrange additional accommodation then please contact our travel experts once you have a confirmed booking.

    • What is the age range?

      This tour accepts travellers between ages 15 - 99, however the general age range of participants is from early 20's to late 30's.

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      Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Zambia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
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      • For any tour departing before September 4th, 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after September 4th, 2020, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 26 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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