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National Geographic Journeys: Explore Southern Africa

Price From: R 47,839.00 pps

12 days, Cape Town to Victoria Falls.

Experience southern Africa's diverse pleasures on this 12-day adventure, from the glittering beauty of Cape Town to the vast wilderness of Kruger National Park – home of the Big Five and countless photo ops – and onward to Victoria Falls to feel their awesome roar for yourself. Take in the most memorable highlights of the region's wildlife, nature, and culture on this journey of a lifetime.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEY - greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam!

Booking Details for this Small Group National Geographic Tour

  • Prices: R 47,839.00 per person sharing
  • Select departures up to October 2017
  • Trip Code: DSLNG
  • Trip Type: Small Group. National Geographic Journeys

National Geographic Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Cape Town

Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden with an expert guide on a tour exclusively designed for our groups – the garden has been named one of the top gardens in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine. Continue on to explore vibrant Cape Town and Cape Point, with a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Cape Town

Enjoy a day of leisure and choose from a variety of optional activities, including Table Mountain or a Stellenbosch wine tour. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Cape Town/Johannesburg

Fly to Johannesburg. Arrive in time for a unique dinner Braai (barbecue) and meet your CEO and fellow travellers. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Johannesburg/Kruger National Park

Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window. Continue to our tented camp located just outside Kruger National Park. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Kruger National Park

Opt to take a morning game drive or bush walk, or relax on the deck with views of the watering hole, a popular spot for game to visit. This afternoon, take an included game drive inside Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle. Take in views of the abundant wildlife from your seat. Return to the camp and enjoy a delicious South African dinner on the deck or in the boma. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Kruger National Park/Karongwe Private Game Reserve

In the morning, visit a G Adventures-supported Children’s Day School and Shalati Village, located just outside Kruger NP. Continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area to enjoy open vehicle game drives while searching for Africa's famed Big Five. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Take part in an early morning game drive and then enjoy brunch and free time at the lodge. In the afternoon, meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust's Carnivore Conservation Programme, a project headed by National Geographic grantee Kelly Marnewick. A member of Kelly's team will teach us about their ongoing research and join us on our evening game drive. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Karongwe Private Game Reserve/Johannesburg

After one last safari game drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy dinner at our local guest house. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Johannesburg/Victoria Falls

Fly to Zimbabwe and enjoy a guided tour along the trails of the famous falls. Gain insight into what life’s like in Africa with a walk through a local market and dinner at a family homestead. Meet the family, learn their history, and share stories as you help prepare a traditional Zimbabwean dinner. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Victoria Falls

Enjoy a free day to explore the area. Take part in a river safari, cultural tours, whitewater rafting, canoeing, or a helicopter ride over the falls. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12: Victoria Falls

Depart at any time. Meals included: Breakfast

AVAILABLE EXTRAS - (add when you book)

Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride - R 2,281 pp

You don't want to miss the opportunity to see Victoria Falls from above. Watch the raging Zambezi River make its way toward the gorge, forming the largest waterfall in the world. During your 15 minute ride, you will have time to take in the incredible views while snapping as many pictures as you like. You may be lucky enough to see some giraffes and elephants in the surrounding landscape and even catch a rainbow over the falls.

Victoria Falls River Rafting - R 2,027 pp

Take the opportunity to go whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River while Victoria Falls roars above. Depart in the morning and head to the river, spend the morning navigating through the canyon that forms the famous falls. Enjoy a riverside lunch before heading back onto the water. This adrenaline filled day will be one to remember.

Validity Select departures up to October 2017
Currency Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Inclusions • Arrival transfer
• Visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
• Orientation tour of Cape Town
• Excursion to Cape Point including the penguins at Boulders Beach
• Panorama Route scenic drive
• Kruger National Park game drive in open vehicle
• Private nature reserve entrance fee with game drives in open safari vehicles
• Lecture and game drive with a researcher
• Tour of Victoria Falls
• Traditional dinner at a Zimbabwean family home
• Internal flights
• Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
• Accommodation in guest house (2 nights), hotel (5 nights), safari tent (4 nights)
• 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
• Transportation in air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle, walking, plane
• Local G representative in Cape Town and Victoria Falls, Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver for Kruger portion, local guides/rangers
Exclusions • Allow USD280-365 for meals and drinks not included
• International flights and taxes
• Visas, where required
• Drinks and items of personal nature
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