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Explore Southern Africa

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Starts
Johannesburg
Destinations
+11
Ends
Johannesburg
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Highlights

  • 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
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping
Max Group Size
22
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Overland truck, Adventure, Safari, Wildlife
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 10 other destinations in Africa. Explore Southern Africa includes accommodation in a hotel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • TL
    Written on May 9, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    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 customerrelations@intrepidtravel.com. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • BL
    Written on March 31, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    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 were good.

    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 with us again soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • A
    Written on March 21, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 people... Read 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 trip with us soon. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • S
    Written on April 22, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    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 absolutely... Read more

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  • Explore Southern Africa reviewer 5
    Written on June 28, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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  • LT
    Written on June 17, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour is brilliant see and do plenty and Simba and Shimane are great guides well recommended

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  • J
    Written on January 27, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Both guides (Simba Mugondo and Shimane Lekoto) were excellent hosts. All the game drives have been adventurous. Especially the trips to Okavango Delta, Chobe and Motopos were truly memorable.

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Itinerary

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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: Bulawayo
  13. Day 13: Matobos National Park/Bulawayo
  14. Day 14: Moremi Gorge
  15. Day 15: Blouberg
  16. Day 16: Kruger National Park
  17. Day 17: Kruger National Park
  18. Day 18: Johannesburg

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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.

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    Visa

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    Vaccinations

    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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    Location
    Start and end in Johannesburg.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 16 January 2019 the full payment of $2,270 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2270 for Explore Southern Africa, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 3,213 km.
    • Johannesburg (South Africa)
    • 463 km
    • Khama Rhino Sanctuary (Botswana)
    • 422 km
    • Maun (Botswana)
    • 89 km
    • Okavango Delta (Botswana)
    • 89 km
    • Maun (Botswana)
    • 176 km
    • Chobe National Park (Botswana)
    • 174 km
    • Victoria Falls (Zambia)
    • 161 km
    • Hwange National Park (Zimbabwe)
    • 247 km
    • Matobo National Park (Zimbabwe)
    • 45 km
    • Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)
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