Southern Africa by Intrepid Travel

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southern africa south west safari basix plus local payment us$810 physical culture shock 25 days johannesburg to cape town itinerary days 1-7 south africa/botswana/zambia depart johannesburg and head to the greater kruger in search of the `big five lion elephant buffalo rhino and leopard continue north into botswana and chobe national park renowned for is families of elephants enjoy a cruise and watch elephants and hippos drink on the edge of the chobe river and perhaps get a glimpse of hippos wallowing or baboons swinging down for an evening drink cross the mighty zambezi river into zambia and continue to livingstone our base to explore victoria falls there s free time to enjoy optional activities such as white water rafting or bungee jumping as well as viewing the spectacular falls themselves days 8-12 botswana return to chobe national park for a game drive and river safari in search of elephant buffalo and lion continue to the okavango delta to explore the myriad waterways on

southern africa desert and delta basix plus local payment us$590 physical culture shock 19 days cape town to livingstone itinerary days 1-2 orange river sitting between the atlantic ocean and table mountain cape town is a picturesque starting point for the adventure ahead take a cultural tour of one of the city s townships and enjoy a traditional lunch before heading off into the wilds of africa stop for a night by the wide waters of the orange river day 3 fish river canyon the first stop in namibia is one of the natural wonders of africa the fish river canyon at 500 m deep and 160 km long this is the largest canyon in africa and one of the largest in the world the photographic opportunities here are endless days 4-5 namibnaukluft national park further north travel into the desert at the namib-naukluft national park the oldest desert on earth and home to soaring 300 m high sand dunes at sossusvlei scramble to the top of sand peaks for dramatic sunrise views across a vast sea of sand

southern africa vic falls to cape town basix plus local payment us$590 physical culture shock 19 days livingstone to cape town itinerary days 1-3 livingstone/chobe national park we have a free day to go white water rafting bungee jumping or abseiling or relax with a sunset cruise to view victoria falls then it s on to chobe national park days 4-6 okavango delta explore the waterways and stunning scenery on foot or by mokoro dugout canoe and perhaps glimpse hippos crocodiles and colourful birdlife days 7-10 windhoek/etosha national park enjoy a bushman walk before heading to windhoek and the etosha national park track game by day and camp close to floodlit waterholes to spot nocturnal animals by night days 11-13 swakopmund visit the cape cross seal colony before heading to namibia s seaside resort days 14-15 namib-naukluft national park start early to climb to the top of a sand dune for sunrise later take a guided walk through the oldest desert in the world day 16 fish river canyon

africa overland east african explorer basix plus local payment us$920 physical culture shock 29 days johannesburg to nairobi itinerary days 1-6 south africa/botswana from johannesburg follow the panorama route through the mpumalanga region stopping to take in the spectacular views of blyde river canyon continue on to the greater kruger and go in search of africa s `big five lion elephant buffalo leopard and rhino cross from south africa to the grasslands of botswana and the chobe national park take a cruise on the river to spot wildlife wallowing in the shallows and the majestic fish-eagles swooping for their catch of the day days 7-13 zambia/malawi from livingstone enjoy the adrenaline fuelled activities and amazing panoramas offered by the zambezi and victoria falls take a cruise on the river swing through a gorge or take a flight over the thundering falls continue on to malawi to camp on the golden beaches of lake malawi spend time relaxing swimming and horse riding or visit

africa overland cape town to kenya basix plus local payment us$1245 physical culture shock 41 days cape town to nairobi itinerary days 1-7 south africa/namibia begin the safari in cape town with a look at a different side of african life on a township tour travel north to the namibian border via the western cape continue to the striking orange river before arriving at fish river canyon one of the largest in the world in the desert lands of namibia climb the world s highest dunes in the namib-naukluft national park for amazing views over seas of red sand and enjoy optional activities such as dune-bashing or sand-boarding in the coastal town of swakopmund days 8-15 namibia/botswana watch seals lazing in the sun on a visit to the cape cross seal colony home to some 80,000 seals continue through damaraland before heading into etosha national park for some fantastic game drives to see africa s `big five camp near the floodlit waterholes to spot nocturnal predators cross into botswana via

southern africa kruger and victoria falls basix plus local payment us$340 physical culture shock 7 days johannesburg to livingstone departs every thu itinerary day 1 oliphants river travel towards blyde river canyon one of the largest canyons in the world encounter animal orphans at a wildlife centre before camping by the banks of the oliphants river in the evening get a first glimpse of wildlife as animals come to drink from the water s edge days 2-3 kruger national park be greeted by antelopes hippos or even elephants on an early morning river game cruise before heading to kruger national park explore the northern parts of the park and keep an eye out for some of africa s `big five in between game drives visit an historical village or take a guided walk or night drive for more animal encounters day 4 polokwane game reserve for a final kruger experience enjoy an early morning game drive before heading north to polokwane game reserve a haven for white rhinos giraffes and zebras as

southern africa southern african magic basix plus local payment us$590 physical culture shock 14 days ex johannesburg departs every thu itinerary days 1-3 kruger national park travel from johannesburg to the blyde river canyon one of south africa s most scenic sights then head to kruger national park for some game spotting as well as lion leopard elephant and rhino look for cheetah giraffe and even hippo days 4-7 polokwane game reserve/livingstone with a name that means `place of safety the polokwane game reserve is a highlight of the limpopo province cross into botswana an arid yet fascinating country skirt the shimmering makgadikgadi pans en route to our camp on the banks of the zambezi our base for exploring victoria falls go bungee jumping white water rafting or take a helicopter flight over the falls days 8-12 chobe national park/okavango delta back in botswana there s the option to visit chobe national park famous for its elephants catch one of the park s magnificent sunsets

southern africa coast to cape town basix plus local payment us$240 physical culture shock 7 days durban to cape town itinerary days 1-2 wild coast from durban travel along the rugged wild coast formally known as the transkei the xhosa people who inhabit this area are still deeply rooted in tribal traditions and customs spend two nights in beautiful cintsa a charming little town with stunning beaches days 3-4 addo elephant park/tsitsikamma/knysna the addo elephant park marks the start of the garden route a scenic stretch of south african coast take a game drive through the park to see buffalo black rhino and elephant the following day explore tsitsikamma where thick forest meets the pounding indian ocean there is the opportunity to get the adrenalin pumping at the highest bungee jump in the world spend two nights relaxing in the small coastal town of knysna day 6 oudtshoorn for wildlife viewing of a different sort visit a commercial ostrich farm to learn about the largest bird on

southern africa delta chobe waterways basix plus local payment us$300 physical culture shock 10 days ex johannesburg departs every mon itinerary days 1-3 botswana/livingstone from johannesburg head to botswana s remote makgadikgadi pans spend a night camping by the great salt pans before continuing on to livingstone africa s adrenalin capital a visit to victoria falls is a must the adventurous will enjoy optional activities like bungee jumping and white water rafting for a more relaxed water experience keep an eye out for hippos or buffalos on a zambezi river cruise day 4 chobe national park chobe has a huge population of elephants and hopefully a whole family will make an appearance for an early evening drink at the river take a cruise down the river to spot fisheagles diving from the tree-tops high above watching the sun slide down over the tranquil riverside setting of tangled trees and grassy plains is another chobe treat days 5-8 okavango delta head to maun gateway to the

madagascar in one word ­ lemurs i mean isn t that what madagascar is all about surprisingly not while the nature traveller won t be disappointed neither will the adventurer as there is definitely more to the country than the lemurs and those other quirky creatures ­ like periwinkles baobabs geckos sifakas and octopus trees overall i thought madagascar was `out there amazing national parks boasting incredible rock formations arid land locals wearing vivid and wild fashion of their own designs go there before everyone else discovers that this is not your everyday destination megan hassett sales consultant madagascan beach break independent 6 days ex antananarivo departs daily subject to availability itinerary day 1 antananarivo spend time exploring `tana madagascar s capital built on hillsides and ringed with rice paddies `tana is worth spending a day exploring stroll physical culture shock through the vibrant street markets catching a bit of shade under the stall owners

madagascar madagascan explorer original plus local payment eu595 physical culture shock 15 days ex antananarivo itinerary day 1 antananarivo arrive in antananarivo and meet the crew day 2 antsirabe travel through the beautiful highland scenery to antsirabe famous for its thermal springs gemstone merchants and french-style architecture explore the town by foot or hire a pousse-pousse rickshaw day 3 ranomafana visit the wood-carvers village of ambositra continue on through the mountains and magnificent rainforest to ranomafana take a guided nocturnal walk in search of lemurs day 4 fianarantsoa enjoy a guided forest walk in ranomafana in search of the golden bamboo lemur before visiting the sahambavy tea plantations near fianarantsoa day 5 ranohira see paper made in the traditional way in ambalavao after leaving the mountains the air feels drier and warmer and the vegetation becomes more sparse pass a group of rocks known as the `door to the south before travelling up the horombe