Amazing Southern Africa

Amazing Southern Africa

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$7982

Amazing Southern Africa

22 Days Starting in Cape Town and ending in Victoria Falls

Visiting: Cape Town, Trawal (Lamberts Bay & Cape Gannet Island), Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Sesriem, Sesriem – Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Windhoek, Ghanzi/Central Kalahari, Okavango Delta Panhandle, Maun, Makgadikgadi Pans, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Tour code:

UBKEC

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 13

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

15-99 years

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

Safari Tours

Activities:

4WD, Canoeing-Kayaking

From: $10260 $7982 Operator discount: -$2052 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$226 -22%

NB: Prices correct on 18-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Travel to Africa and jump onboard an exhilarating journey through the magnificent nations of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Southern Africa is bursting with a diverse array of wildlife, culture and landscapes - all waiting to be explored and celebrated. Travel through stunning scenery and watch as lush green landscapes give way to harsh desert dunes and rocky mountain peaks. Take to the water on canoes and in a houseboat, embark on thrilling game drives, be immersed in unique ecosystems and be blown away by the sheer force of Victoria Falls. With welcoming locals and genuine experiences around every corner, this trip is full of surprises.

Highlights

  • Canoe along the picturesque Orange River on a half-day excursion.

  • Experience an eerie silence at the Sossusvlei sand dunes from a top of dune 45.

  • Spend 2 nights on a houseboat as your base for exploring the Okavango Delta.

  • Drive through the Elephant Highway between Nata & Kasane.

  • Relax on a sunset cruise along the Chobe River spotting bird life and hippos.

  • The scale of Fish River Canyon is staggering, but stunning African birdlife and a colour-changing sunset makes it so much more than one of the world's largest gorges.

  • Head out on a morning game drive in open 4WDs in the Chobe National Park.

  • Explore the Makgadikgadi Pans; scenery, sundowners, Baobabs and Meerkats!

  • Venture out on an exhilarating morning game drive in open 4WDs through Chobe National Park, home to an impressive concentration of African wildlife. You may encounter elephants, buffalo, giraffes, antelope, and many other fascinating animals that thrive here.

  • The summit of Dune 45 offers a breathtaking view of the vibrant orange sand dunes of Sossusvlei, set against a backdrop of azure sky.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Cape Town

Location: Cape Town

Accommodation: Hotel

Welkom! Welcome to Cape Town. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm tonight. If you arrive early, it’s recommended that you catch the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain, taking the ferry across to Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years). Alternatively, those with more time can take a day trip down to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Peninsula. Tonight, get to know your new travel group over an optional dinner with your local leader.

Included Activities:
-Complimentary Arrival Transfer

Optional Activities:
-Cape Town - Table Mountain Hike
-Cape Town - Table Mountain Aerial Cable
-Cape Town - Robben Island tour
-Cape Town - Harbour cruise
-Cape Town - Best of the Cape Combo Tour - Full Day
-Cape Town - Cape Peninsula and SUP Tour - Full Day
-Cape Town - Robben Island Ferry & Table Mountain Tour - Full Day
-Cape Town - Winelands Tour - Full Day
-Cape Town - Winelands Tour - Half Day
-Cape Town - Cape Peninsula & Table Mountain Tour - Full Day
-Cape Town - Cape Malay Cooking Tour - Half Day
-Cape Town - Township Experience - Half Day
-Cape Town - City and Waterfront Tour - Half Day
-Cape Town - Cape Peninsula & Kirstenbosch Tour - Full Day
-Cape Town - District Six & Bo-Kapp Cultural Tour - Half Day

Day 2: Trawal (Lamberts Bay & Cape Gannet Island)

Location: Trawal (Lamberts Bay & Cape Gannet Island)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Depart Cape Town and travel along the west coast to the small seaside town of Lamberts Bay. The bay’s white beaches, lobsters and incredible wildlife earned its nickname ‘the diamond of the west coast’. When you arrive, you’ll visit Cape Gannet Island. At the right time of the year, you might be lucky enough to see the flocks of gannet that breed here in August and September. For birdwatchers, the colony at Lambert's Bay is the most accessible of the six gannet colonies in South Africa and Namibia. Tonight, sit down to a delicious feast at a local open-air restaurant, where the amazing ocean views will make for the perfect dinner setting.
After your seaside lunch, you'll head to Trawal to relax and soak in the views of wine farms and Cedarberg mountain range.

Included Activities:
-Lamberts Bay - Cape Gannet Island

Day 3: Orange River

Location: Orange River

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Say farewell to South Africa as you cross the border into Namibia. You should reach your destination on the banks of the Orange River by mid-afternoon. The border crossing and a few photo stops along the way can delay this arrival time. Orange River is the longest river in South Africa, running from high up in the Drakensberg Mountain range and into the Atlantic Ocean. The river is significant for its role in transporting diamonds, which in turn leaves deposits that are found along the Namibian coastline.

Day 4: Fish River Canyon

Location: Fish River Canyon

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Kick things off today with a half-day canoe adventure along the Orange River. With a local guide, you’ll wind through the ancient Richtersveld Mountains in 2-man canoes. This is a slow-paced trip covering approximately 10 km and you’ll mostly be travelling downstream. After, venture to the Fish River Canyon – one of the biggest canyons in the world. You’ll stop at various lookouts along the way – all great opportunities to catch this gigantic gorge on camera. Look out for some exotic birdlife while you’re here, including plovers, wagtails, hammerkops and herons. You might even catch a glimpse of a baboon or an antelope at dusk!

Included Activities:
-Fish River Canyon - Canyon entrance
-Orange River - Canoe trip

Day 5: Sesriem

Location: Sesriem

Accommodation: Desert Camp

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Today is a long travel day, so grab a window seat if you can or play some road trip games with your fellow travellers. You’re heading to the eastern edge of the Namib Desert today – this region of the world's oldest desert is known for its array of geological features. Take in the diversity and sprawling beauty of the scenery as you drive, and when you arrive, relax at your desert lodge.

Day 6: Sesriem – Sossusvlei

Location: Sesriem – Sossusvlei

Accommodation: Desert Camp

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Today, you’ll make an early morning visit to Sossusvlei, which lies at the end of an ancient riverbed. If you find yourself in the mood, a climb to the top of Dune 45 will reward you with unparalleled views. After breakfast, head to Dead Vlei – a clay pan well known for the iconic postcard-like images taken here by many. The pan is surrounded by some of the highest dunes in the world, including ‘Big Daddy’ and ‘Crazy Dune’. If you'd like to avoid a long walk in the sun, you can opt to pay extra for a 4WD transfer out to the entrance point. In the afternoon, visit Sesriem Gorge – a tranquil natural corridor you can walk through and explore. The canyon was caused by water erosion over thousands of years and the people who lived in the area used to pull buckets of water up from the depths with six knotted belts. Therefore, the canyon was named after the Afrikaans word ‘sesriem’, meaning ‘six belts’.

Included Activities:
-Sesriem - Sesriem Canyon Visit
-Sossusvlei - Dune 45

Day 7: Swakopmund

Location: Swakopmund

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

Depart your desert lodge and travel across the Namib Desert today, ending up on the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean coastline. The drive goes through a diverse and colourful landscape, so keep your eyes on the windows and soak up the scenery. You'll see the incredible Kuiseb Canyon along the way, before arriving at the beachside town of Swakopmund, located on the Skeleton Coast.

Day 8: Swakopmund

Location: Swakopmund

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast

Enjoy some free time in this gorgeous coastal oasis. Your accommodation is within walking distance of town, making optional activities easy to access. Maybe stroll along the beach, explore the open-air markets or visit the local museum. Your local leader will take you to the local activity centre if you’re not quite sure how you’d like to spend your day.

Optional Activities:
-Swakopmund - Swakopmund Museum

Day 9: Damaraland

Location: Damaraland

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Get off the beaten track and head into the heart of Damaraland. The ancient landscapes of the Kunene Region are ruggedly spectacular – think awesome sunsets and night skies filled with a multitude of dazzling stars. This part of Namibia is also known as Damaraland, as it’s the ancestral homeland of the enigmatic Damara people (whose exact origins remain unclear). This is also home to a small population of hardy desert adapted elephants and some super unique flora and fauna.

Day 10: Damaraland

Location: Damaraland

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Spend the morning visiting the surrounding sights such as Twyfelfontein Heritage Site and the Petrified Forest. Twyfelfontein has one of the largest concentrations of ancient rock engraving in southern Africa and is a fascinating insight into the past. The Petrified Forest looks back into nature’s history, where 280-million-year-old fossilised tree trunks lie. You’ll be accompanied by local guides at both sites. It can get hot at this time of day so be sure to have a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water with you. Spend the rest of the day back at the lodge, maybe by the pool or reading a book in the shade.

Included Activities:
-Damaraland - Petrified Forest
-Damaraland - Twyfelfontein Bushman Paintings

Day 11: Etosha National Park

Location: Etosha National Park

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Depart your lodge this morning and head towards Etosha National Park. Namibia has protected its game reserves against poaching, so there are large herds of elephants, antelope and other herbivores here. When you arrive, you’ll head out on a short afternoon game drive in your truck. Keep your eyes peeled for the resident wildlife!

Included Activities:
-Etosha National Park - Overland Vehicle Game drives

Day 12: Etosha National Park

Location: Etosha National Park

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Today, you'll enjoy a full-day game drive through Etosha National Park in open 4WD vehicles. Keep your eyes peeled for black rhino, Hartmann's mountain zebra, black-faced impala, roan antelope, and the tiny Damara dik-dik. Game viewing in the park is relatively easy due to the man-made waterholes and the large, sparsely vegetated pans. The bushland surrounding the pans is hard to see through, but there are enough clearings, pans, and waterholes to allow for some sightings. Head back to the lodge after and enjoy a free evening.

Included Activities:
-Etosha National Park - 4x4 Vehicle Game Drive

Day 13: Windhoek

Location: Windhoek

Accommodation: Hotel

After you arrive in the old German town of Windhoek, you're free to do as you please. Maybe head out to explore the German architecture of the older buildings lends the town a historic atmosphere. Good examples of German architecture can be seen in a number of buildings, but the best are the Tintenpalast (Ink Palace), the Christuskirche (church), the gymnasium and the Genossenschaftshaus.This evening, you might like to join your new group members for an optional dinner.


Included Activities:
-Complimentary Arrival Transfer

Day 14: Ghanzi/Central Kalahari

Location: Ghanzi/Central Kalahari

Accommodation: Basic Lodge

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Today is a bit of a long travel day as you cross the border into Botswana and make your way to Ghanzi – known as the ‘Capital of the Kalahari’. Take the opportunity to grab a window seat and watch the landscape pass you by or get to know your fellow travellers a little better with some road trip games. When you arrive, settle into your lodge accommodation and soak up some Botswana sunshine or cool off in the pool.

Day 15: Okavango Delta Panhandle

Location: Okavango Delta Panhandle

Accommodation: Houseboat (with shared facilities)

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

This morning, you’ll head to the Okavango Delta – known for its sprawling grassy plains that flood seasonally, making the delta a lush animal habitat. When you arrive, board speedboats and make your way to your home for the next two nights – a houseboat in the Okavango Delta Panhandle. You can chill out on the deck or grab a few friends and attempt one of the onsite board games. For dinner, your captain will serve dinner on the deck, and you can watch the sunset while you eat and listen to the sounds of the nearby hippos on the water's edge.

Included Activities:
-Okavango Delta - Speedboat Cruise

Day 16: Okavango Delta Panhandle

Location: Okavango Delta Panhandle

Accommodation: Houseboat (with shared facilities)

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

After breakfast, take a speedboat and a 4WD to a nearby polling station. From here, you can explore the waterways in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes) with a local guide. Your guide will take you on a short nature walk around one of the many islands in the Delta Panhandle, followed by a picnic lunch. Then, return to the houseboat where you can relax, read a book or do some fishing. This evening, grab a sundowner, pull up a chair and watch the often striking sunset.




Included Activities:
-Okavango Delta - Speedboat Cruise
-Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
-Okavango Delta - Nature Walk

Day 17: Maun

Location: Maun

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Leave your houseboat behind and again board the speedboats that take you back to dry land. Drive on to Maun – the gateway of the Okavango Delta. For those seeking an extra adventure, there's an opportunity to fly over the delta in a helicopter for a bird's-eye view! Your leader can give you more information on this activity and how to book, so just ask them if you’re interested. Alternatively, the afternoon is free for you to sit by the pool and take a breather when you arrive in Maun.

Included Activities:
-Okavango Delta - Speedboat Cruise

Optional Activities:
-Okavango Delta - Helicopter Scenic Flight

Day 18: Makgadikgadi Pans

Location: Makgadikgadi Pans

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Leave your lodge after breakfast and head towards north-east Botswana. The next stop is the Makgadikgadi Pans – a large salt pan in the middle of the dry savanna. This pan is now all that remains of the former Lake Makgadikgadi. Head out to the Makgadikgadi Pans for an afternoon excursion in open 4WDs to one of the largest salt flats in the world, spending some time with a local meerkat community along the way. This visit to the local colony of meerkats will allow you to get close to them without disturbing their natural habitat. Then, take a bush walk with one of southern Africa's oldest inhabitants and learn their way of life within the Kalahari Bushman group. They will teach you how they interact with nature, keeping a well-balanced relationship with the local land. Tonight, sip on a couple of sundowners and enjoy some snacks as you watch the sun fall behind the old baobab trees.

Included Activities:
-Makgadikgadi Pans - Meerkat & Kalahari Bushman Experience

Day 19: Chobe National Park

Location: Chobe National Park

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

This morning, make tracks towards Kasane, which sits on the edge of Chobe National Park. The stretch of road between Nata and Kasane is known as the 'Elephant Highway'. With no fences, elephants are free to move between Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe and Botswana. So, this is the perfect time keep your eyes peeled for roadside elephants during your drive! When you arrive in Chobe National Park – Botswana's first national park, known for its high concentration of elephants – settle into your lodge on the banks of the Chobe River and soak in the sounds of the wildlife.

Day 20: Chobe National Park

Location: Chobe National Park

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: breaksfast, dinner

Wake up nice and early this morning to take a dawn game drive in Chobe National Park. In the park, you might see the resident elephants drinking at the waters' edge, large herds of cape buffalo or one of the many impalas that call this place home. In the afternoon, you’ll take a scenic cruise on the Chobe River – ideal for spotting local bird life such as saddle-billed storks, malachite kingfishers, fish eagles and beautiful bee-eaters. As well as birds, look out for hippos, crocodiles and large families of elephants. There will also be an opportunity to enjoy a drink and watch the sunset over the river after the boat cruise.

Included Activities:
-Chobe National Park - River Safari Cruise
-Chobe National Park - Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive

Day 21: Victoria Falls

Location: Victoria Falls

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast

Travel on to Victoria Falls, crossing the border into Zimbabwe. Arrive in time to have lunch on the banks of the Zambezi River. Victoria Falls is one of the world's natural wonders, and when in full flow, it forms the largest sheet of falling water on Earth. Your leader will take you to a local activity centre where various activities will be on offer to fill up your afternoon here. This evening, take a local brewery tour with your group and enjoy a tasting paddle to sample the brewery’s finest. After, maybe keep the night going and celebrate a trip well-travelled with your group.

Included Activities:
-Victoria Falls - Entrance & Visit
-Victoria Falls - Brewery Tour and Tasting

Day 22: Victoria Falls

Location: Victoria Falls

Meals Included: breaksfast

With no further activities planned, your adventure comes to an end after breakfast this morning. If you’d like to extend your stay, just speak to your booking agent ahead of time.

Optional Activities:
-Victoria Falls - Whitewater rafting (Seasonal - excludes USD10 NP Fee)
-Victoria Falls - Jet Boat (Seasonal - excludes USD10 NP Fee)
-Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flight (25 mins - Excludes US$30 fuel surcharge and NP fees)
-Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flight of the Angels (12 mins - Excludes US$25 fuel surcharge and NP fees)
-Victoria Falls - River Song Sunset Cruise (excludes USD10 NP Fee)
-Victoria Falls - Standard Sunset Cruise (excludes USD10 NP Fee)
-Victoria Falls - Bridge Tour
-Victoria Falls - Traditional Village Tour
-Victoria Falls - Bridge Swing

What's Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer

  • Lamberts Bay - Cape Gannet Island

  • Fish River Canyon - Canyon entrance

  • Orange River - Canoe trip

  • Sesriem - Sesriem Canyon

  • Sossusvlei - Dune 45

  • Damaraland - Petrified Forest

  • Damaraland - Twyfelfontein Bushman Paintings

  • Etosha National Park - Overland Vehicle Game drives

  • Central Kalahari - San Cultural Experience

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Accommodation

  • If you require a Sleep Apnea Machine to sleep please ensure that it is battery operated. Lodges and Permanent Tented Camps are often powered by generators which are turned off during the night.

Transport

  • Our trucks are purpose-built, self contained safari vehicles. Our fleet of vehicles varies depending on your group size, trip route and style. In Southern Africa some departures may use vans and luggage trailers subject to group size and vehicle availability. It is also important to note that our overland vehicles are not air-conditioned, but all vehicles have windows that can be opened to allow for fresh air.
  • There are many early starts with long hours spent driving on rough roads on all African itineraries. While most people love the chance to watch the changing landscape and daily village life, feedback shows that long periods of inactivity does not appeal to all clients. We provide the approximate distance covered each day and how many hours this normally takes to drive so that you can choose the safari experience that is right for you.
  • African conditions are extremely tough on vehicles. While we fastidiously maintain our vehicles at our workshops, you should not expect Africa to be your traditional touring experience. While it's certainly our aim to avoid them, it's important that you set off on your trip knowing that the occasional breakdown can happen and are best treated as part of the African adventure. Due to wet weather there may be times when we have to take an alternative route which will mean longer travel times.

Included Activities

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Lamberts Bay - Cape Gannet Island
  • Fish River Canyon - Canyon entrance
  • Orange River - Canoe trip
  • Sesriem - Sesriem Canyon
  • Sossusvlei - Dune 45
  • Damaraland - Petrified Forest
  • Damaraland - Twyfelfontein Bushman Paintings
  • Etosha National Park - Game drives
  • Etosha National Park - Game drives
  • Central Kalahari - San Cultural Experience
  • Okavango Delta - Speedboat Cruise
  • Okavango Delta - Speedboat Cruise
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta - Nature Walk
  • Okavango Delta - Speedboat Cruise
  • Makgadikgadi Pans - Meerkat Pan Experience
  • Victoria Falls - Entrance & Visit
  • Victoria Falls - The Boma Dinner & Experience

Important Information

  • 1. If you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, you may purchase a single supplement, subject to availability. The single supplement excludes Days 15 & 16 (House Boat), where you will be in shared accommodation. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
  • 2. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
  • 3. This is a combination trip made up of two shorter trips. This means the composition of your group may change in Windhoek as some group members leave and new ones join you.
  • 4. The weight of baggage that can be brought on this tour is limited by the packing space and weight restrictions of the truck. The weight limit for luggage on all of our trucks is a maximum of 15-20kgs per person, plus a maximum of 5kgs for your day pack. Backpacks shouldn’t have an external frame unless it can easily be removed and stored separately to avoid damaging other people’s luggage. We strongly advise passengers to travel with a backpack or a duffel bag, and it is essential that no hard suitcases be brought on tour. For valuables, like passports, we offer a safe on each vehicle that is shared by all passengers to keep their documentation safe during their journey.
  • 5. Border crossing delays in the region have been sporadic and difficult to predict. What takes an hour one day may take four hours the next. This may affect the order of activities in the itinerary. We understand this uncertainty can be frustrating, and we strongly recommend packing a bit of patience and flexibility.
  • 6. The minimum age for this trip is 15 at the time of travel. Any travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian, or in lieu of a legal guardian, by an escort over the age of 18, appointed by their legal guardian. The legal guardian or their designee will be responsible for the traveller under the age of 18 day to day’s care. If a legal guardian elects to designate an escort in their lieu, they will be required to complete and sign a relevant document to delegate their authority.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Is this trip right for you

    This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, and getting the best possible views of Africa's iconic wildlife. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows that let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/africa/overland

    Namibia summer ( Nov-Mar ) can be very hot and humid with maximum temperatures around 30-35°C and peaks of over 40°C in the desert.

    This itinerary includes two nights on a houseboat at the Okavango Delta Panhandle. Cabins are very small and basic, with shared facilities.

    Botswana temperatures rise in the hot dry period of September and October before the rains hit and temperatures can get as high as 34 to 38°C. Not all accommodation will have air-conditioning. This is quite common across Africa, particularly in remote locations where lodges or camps operate on solar power or generators.

    Botswana is a very seasonal destination. What you see and experience can differ quite dramatically depending on the time of year you visit. Please consider this before you choose your departure date. See the 'Climate and seasonal information' section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.

    There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, except optional activities

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes, Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are international flights included in this tour?

    No

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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Henry Guy Robinson   United Kingdom

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22-Jan-2024

The overall experience was fantastic. V good tour leader. All places visited had something special to do or see. I would book a tour with this company again. Only one negative tour hub is not I repeat not available to contact direct by phone.

Merouane Harkat   Uk

Explore Southern Africa

08-Mar-2024

Best trip ever was, 2 things I didn't like the black mamba stop was wasting day and village ,so 2 night I think was just wasting, I could do 2 days in Kruger, and one more night in delta

Ann  

Amazing Guatemala and beyond tour with Intrepid

13-Dec-2022

Did Guatemala and beyond trip in November 22. It was amazing, we were so well looked after by our guide Aura. She was very knowledgeable and during our bus trips she gave us the history of the 4 countries. The border crossings can be tricky but handled very well by our guide. We saw all the most interesting and beautiful places. The hotels were lovely comfortable colonial style. I will travel with intrepid again

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Hazel Rogers (Google Reviewer)  

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06-Mar-2024

I have just completed my first trip with Intrepid to Southern Africa, and I loved every moment of it! We saw so much wildlife, stayed in some beautiful places, and learnt so much about the countries and people in a very short space of time. Our group leader, Admore, was exceptionally organised, coordinating every detail of our packed itinerary and keeping us informed along the way. The recruitment of a local group leader who can share their knowledge and fix the smallest of issues quickly really sets these trips apart, ensuring you feel safe and looked after at all times. I shall be booking my next trip soon!

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