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Go For It Pace 2
Go for it Pace 2

Africa's Southern Soul Northbound

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe

from £4,699 25 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £102 if not required
  • VIP travel service VIP door to door
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Release your inner adventurer on this epic journey, travelling 3,200 miles

Step aboard your overland safari truck for a journey of a lifetime in the company of a small group. 

Travel through South Africa into Namibia, home of famous Fish River Canyon and the Sossusvlei dunes. Head through Damaraland with its petrified forest and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Twyfelfontein rock engravings and then sit back and keep your binoculars at the ready as you enjoy two game drives in mighty Etosha National Park, keeping an eye out for the endangered black rhino. 

Camp African-style after drifting through the reeds of the Okavango Delta to your bush camp, and still the adventure continues, until you finally arrive at awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. 

Including...

7 nights in hotels, 14 in lodges, 2 nights in camps and 2 in flight

49 meals: 23 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 23 dinners

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Sundowner drink at a memorable location
  • Porterage at all hotels and lodges
  • Local expert guide

Excursions and visits

  • Sightseeing tour of Capetown
  • Visit to the San Education and Culture Centre
  • Visit Fish River Canyon
  • Desert settlement of Sesriem
  • The dunes of Sossusvlei and clay pan of Deadvlei
  • Etosha National Park
  • Game drives in Etosha
  • Travel into the Okavango Delta by 'mokoro'
  • Afternoon game walk in Okavango Delta
  • An African cooking lesson
  • See the Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Game drive in Chobe National Park
  • Sunset cruise in Chobe National park
  • Visit and guided tour of Victoria Falls

What our customers say More information

September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016
save £100
on selected 2017 departures when you book by Apr 28, 2017. Prices shown include saving.


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Day 1 UK-Cape Town

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, depart on your overnight flight to Cape Town.


Day 2 Cape Town

View of Table Mountain

Stay two nights at the SunSquare Cape Town Gardens (4Q), close to Table Mountain. D.


Day 3 Cape Town

View of Cape Town

After breakfast set off for a full-day sightseeing tour of Cape Town. B, D.


Day 4 Cladwilliam

En route to Clanwilliam, one of South Africa's oldest towns, tour the San Education and Culture Centre and have lunch. Stay at the Clanwilliam Lodge (3Q). B, L, D.


Day 5 Orange River

Orange River

Travel through Namaqua and the Richtersveld desert to Namibia. Stay at the Norotshama Lodge (3Q) beside the Orange River, which forms the border between Namibia and South Africa. B, D.


Day 6 Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon

Visit Ai-Ais hot springs en route to Fish River Canyon, with some time to explore, before continuing to Canyon Village (3Q+) or Canyon Lodge (3Q+) to stay overnight. B, D.


Day 7 Namib-Naukluft National Park

Namib desert, Sossusvlei

An eight-hour drive takes you to Namib-Naukluft National Park, visiting the desert settlement of Sesriem en route. Stay two nights at the Namib Desert Lodge (3Q+) or Desert Camp (3Q+). B, D.


Day 8 Namib-Naukluft National Park

Ancient 'Skeletons' trees, Sossusvlei

A guided walk of Deadvlei reveals the white clay pan, ancient tree 'skeletons' and the salt pan of Sossusvlei. Visit some of the highest sand dunes in the world. B, D.


Day 9 Swakopmund

Namib-Naukluft Park

Drive towards the coast, through Namib-Naukluft Park. Stay two nights at Swakop Delight (3Q+) in the heart of Swakopmund. B, D


Day 10 Swakopmund

Swakopmund

At leisure. Perhaps join an optional dolphin cruise. B, D.



Optional excursions

After transferring to your boat, set off and cruise the waters as you look out for dolphins that frequent the area all year round. It may also be possible to feed friendly seals on board! Sit back and discover some of the ocean, marine and bird life, and enjoy drinks and a light lunch too.

Wave-surfing dolphins
Swakopmund Namibia Africa

Day 11 Khorixas

Head for Damaraland and the old capital of Khorixas. Spend two nights at the Damara Mopane Lodge (3Q+). B, D.


Day 12 Khorixas

Organ pipes rick formation

Look forward to enjoying today at leisure. (Please note subject to road conditions it may be possible to visit the Petrified Forest, UNESCO-listed Twyfelfontein rock engravings, 'Burnt Mountain' and the 'Organ Pipes' – your tour manager will advise at the time.) B,D.


Day 13 Etosha

Spot elephants in Etosha National Park

Head for Etosha National Park, famous for its 130-kilometre-long salt pan. Enjoy a game drive and stay two nights at the Etosha Safari Lodge (3Q+) or Etosha Village (3Q+). B, D.


Day 14 Etosha

Etosha National Park, home to the black rhino

Enjoy a full-day game drive in Etosha National Park, home to the endangered black rhinoceros. B, D.


Day 15 Windhoek

Windhoek

A long drive takes you to Windhoek, Namibia's capital. Stay at the Safari Court Hotel (3Q+). B, D.


Day 16 Ghanzi

Bushman traditional African huts, Ghanzi

Travel to Ghanzi, the 'capital of the Kalahari', and perhaps join an optional bushman walk or game walk. Stay at the Kalahari Arms Hotel (3Q). B, D



Optional excursions

Walk with bushmen – members of the ancient San people – whose skills as gatherers and trackers is renowned. Coming chiefly from the Nai Nai bushmen of the central Kalahari Game Reserve area, spend some time in the company of these remarkable people.

A hut of the San people
Ghanzi Botswana Africa

Day 17 Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Travel to Maun then on to the mokoro station where you travel by dugout canoe or 'mokoro' through the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend two nights at a mobile bush camp. Afternoon game walk. B,L,D


Day 18 Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Today, explore on game walks or by mokoro and learn more about the wildlife found here. Relax tonight with an African cooking lesson! B, L, D.


Day 19 Maun

The beautiful Okavango Delta

After breakfast, leave your camp by mokoro and return to Maun for a relaxing day at Cresta Rileys Hotel (3Q) where you will stay overnight. B, D


Day 20 Nata

Makgadikgadi Pan

Leave Maun and continue to Nata in central Botswana to stay overnight at Nata Lodge (3Q+) or Pelican Lodge (3Q+). Visit the Makgadikgadi Pan – one of the largest salt pans in the world – and time permitting, the Nata Sanctuary conservation project. B, D.


Day 21 Kasane

Elephants on Chobe River

Travel to Kasane and stay at Cresta Mowana Lodge (3Q+), on the banks of the Chobe River.  B,D.


Day 22 Kasane

Spend the morning relaxing, or take an optional morning game drive. Later look out for elephants on an included game drive in Chobe National Park and enjoy a sunset cruise on the river. B,D.



Optional excursions

Your game drive starts around 6am as you climb aboard an open-backed safari vehicle with open seats and set off into the Chobe National Park. As you travel through the wilderness of Botswana's second largest park, watch out for elephants, lion and leopard as well as the varied birdlife that inhabits this stunning landscape.

Please note: Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park Botswana Africa

Day 23 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Perhaps join an optional early morning game drive before setting off for Victoria Falls. Visit the Falls on a guided tour and spend two nights at the Cresta Sprayview Hotel (4Q). B, D.



Optional excursions

Rise early and start your day with a game drive in the Chobe Park before departing for Victoria Falls. Travel in an open-backed safari vehicle and look out across the wilderness of Chobe Park as you watch for the rich and varied wild and bird life as the day starts.

Please note: Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Spot wildlife on the safari
Chobe National Park Botswana Africa

Day 24 Victoria Falls

Take time out today to relax or explore the town. B, D.


Day 25 - 26 Victoria Falls-UK

Travel to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK, arriving the following morning for your included door-to-door travel service home. B.


What to expect...

This fascinating overland safari is suited to those with an adventurous spirit and intrepid nature. You'll travel in a 20-seater truck with comfortable seats and air conditioning, travelling long distances, often over bumpy terrain. While we try to make everything perfect things may not always go to plan and delays or other unexpected events may occur. As you’ll be travelling a vast distance through a variety of locations including wilderness, there will be early starts, and toilet facilities may be very limited. A reasonable level of fitness is required to fully enjoy the tour.


Africa's Southern Soul Northbound

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe

from £4,699 25 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £102 if not required
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