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Experience Southern Africa

Experience Southern Africa - Intrepid Travel
Experience Southern Africa - Intrepid Travel
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Starts
Johannesburg
Destinations
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Ends
Johannesburg
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Highlights

  • Visit the magnificent Victoria Falls
  • Journey along the famous Panorama Route
  • Enjoy a game drive in Kruger National Park
  • Travel into the wilderness of Okavango
Age range
15 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Boat
Physical Rating
Active
Start and end in Johannesburg! With the in-depth cultural tour Experience Southern Africa, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through Johannesburg, South Africa and 8 other destinations in Africa. Experience Southern Africa is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • GW
    Written on September 25, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This review focuses on the Intrepid Tour commencing in Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls rather than the entire South African Experience which commences in Johannesburg. A "technical mix up" resulted in our paid confirmed booking being cancelled within 7 days of departure. That matter is closed- Tour Radar worked very hard to create an alternative programme for us and we do not believe this type of mixup is common, but it does explain why the second part of the commencement of the tour is the subject of this review. The tour was a fantastic experience, extremely experienced guides, Jacques, Shimane and Rene managed a group of 11 people beautifully and the elements of the tour were superb. I have two specific pieces of advice. The first is that joining a group that have already been together for 7 days means that you are at a disadvantage - the group is formed and there is an inevitable sense of being the outsider of the group. This has been mentioned in other reviews and my wife and I found that to be true. It is an inevitable consequence of the way in which groups form. Having said that it was not an issue of significance rather some advice for noting. The second piece of advice is if you do have to join this tour late - as we were forced to - go to Victoria Falls a day early - there were so many things to do that we simply could not enjoy. The rest of the group could because they had that extra day. in fact we sat in a hotel in Johannesburg on the advice of Tour Radar and that proved to be a wasted opportunity!! So, our experience started under a cloud and the stress of belated reorganisation, however, the tour was terrific. We are very grateful for the experience and can recommend it to anyone. It was challenging in terms of the long travel stretches but those long days were worth it. The highlights, definitely the Okavango camping experience and the Chobe Game reserve and evening boat trip. We loved the tenting, getting good at erecting and breaking them down was part of the fun. The meals were more than adequate - Rene was creative and very caring in putting together a great variety of food for us. Shimane the driver was safe and very competent - we felt for him on the long days in which he brought us safely to the next location. Boswana generally was a delight. The end point of the trip in Soweto was also special - we stayed in a local B&B and also partook of a bike ride to the famous spots in Soweto. Arrangements were flexible and sensible - the guide team bent over backwards to meet everyone's needs.
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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Johannesburg
  • Day 2: Kruger National Park
  • Day 3: Kruger National Park
  • Day 4: Mokopane
  • Day 5: Moremi Gorge
  • Day 6: Nata
  • Day 7: Victoria Falls
  • Day 8: Victoria Falls
  • Day 9: Chobe National Park
  • Day 10: Maun
  • Day 11: Okavango Delta
  • Day 12: Okavango Delta
  • Day 13: Maun
  • Day 14: Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Day 15: Soweto/Johannesburg
  • Day 16: Soweto

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    Vaccinations

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    Typhoid
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for South Africa and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana 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 and Zimbabwe. Ideally 1 month 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 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 16 December 2017 the full payment of $2,665 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2665 for Experience Southern Africa, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,804 km.
    • Johannesburg (South Africa)
    • 434 km
    • Kruger National Park (South Africa)
    • 665 km
    • Nata (Botswana)
    • 271 km
    • Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
    • 172 km
    • Chobe National Park (Botswana)
    • 176 km
    • Maun (Botswana)
    • 89 km
    • Okavango Delta (Botswana)
    • 89 km
    • Maun (Botswana)
    • 422 km
    • Khama Rhino Sanctuary (Botswana)
    • 465 km
    • Soweto (South Africa)
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