Explore Southern Africa

10/10/2021 through 12/27/2022
10/10/2021 through 12/30/2022
Intrepid Travel

Explore Southern Africa

Discover southern Africa’s waterways and national parks – plus the wildlife that call them home – on this 18-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. Canoe down the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta, watch hippos wallowing along the shores of the Chobe River, safari in the vast parks of Hwange, Kruger and Matobo and sleep under the stars in campsites and village homestays. Join Intrepid and Lonely Planet on an adventure through southern Africa’s most beautiful landscapes in search of elephants, lions, rhinos, warthogs and leopards.

Activities

  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary – Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Okavango Delta – Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta – Sunrise Walk
  • Okavango Delta – Mokoro safari
  • Nata – Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Chobe National Park – River Cruise
  • Hwange National Park – Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Hwange – Painted Dog Conservation visit
  • Matobo National Park – Rhino Tracking, Open Safari Vehicle Park Visit & San Rock Paintings
  • Makushu Homestay – Floor making, Beading, Cooking or Dancing
  • Makushu Homestay – Morning hike
  • Kruger National Park – Overland Vehicle Game drive
  • Panorama Route – God’s Window Viewpoint
  • Panorama Route – Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Highlights

  • Track rhinos on foot with an expert local guide in Matobo National Park and support local conservation efforts with a visit to Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient culture of the Venda people at a two-night village homestay in South Africa’s Limpopo province.
  • Camping on a remote island in the heart of the Okavango wilderness is an experience you’ll never forget. As the sun sets and night falls, the sounds of Africa come alive.
  • Explore the magnificent Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, some of the largest salt flats in the world. These mind-bending plains make for some magical photography.
  • Marvel at the unforgettable views of Blyde River Canyon. This spectacular gorge is up there with the world’s largest and is probably the greenest of the lot.

Itinerary

Day 1 Johannesburg
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Day 2 Khama Rhino Sanctuary
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Day 3 Maun
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Day 4 Okavango Delta
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Day 5 Okavango Delta
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Day 6 Maun
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Day 7 Nata
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Day 8 Chobe National Park
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Day 9 Victoria Falls
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Day 10 Victoria Falls
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Day 11 Hwange National Park
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Day 12 Matobo National Park
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Day 13 Matobo National Park
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Day 14 Makushu Village
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Day 15 Makushu Village
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Day 16 Kruger National Park
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Day 17 Kruger National Park
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Day 18 Johannesburg
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