Journey to Southern Africa

Safari through Zimbabwe with a trusted guide

Encounter the wonders of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana on this 12-night adventure with director of IU Travels, Bill Bennett.

Your vacation begins in Cape Town—a port city situated just below Table Mountain, whose summit can be reached by cable car. Other Cape Town highlights include penguins waddling across Boulders Beach and the lush botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch.

Next, journey to Robben Island by ferry. Here you’ll find the jail where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. Your guide, a former prisoner of Robben Island, offers firsthand insight.

From Cape Town, fly to Zimbabwe for excursions in and around Victoria Falls. This waterfall, one of the largest in the world, pumps more than 130 million gallons over its edge per minute at the height of rainy season.

Rovos Rail—one of the world’s most luxurious trains—will transport you to Hwange National Park. There, embark on a game drive to catch glimpses of the local fauna, which consists of more than 100 mammals and 400 bird species.

After seeing Nelson Mandela’s home in Johannesburg’s Soweto district, hop on a flight to Hoedspruit.

Spend three days traversing the African landscape of Thornybush Nature Reserve. This animal oasis covers more than 53 square miles and is home to 147 species of mammals, including the “Big Five”—the lion, elephant, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros.

Take the next step with us—check out this trip’s official brochure. It includes the complete itinerary and booking information.

Trip Name: Journey to Southern Africa
Date: March 15–30, 2020
Tour Operator: AHI
Price: From $7,745 per person, based on double occupancy.

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