QVJ Southern Africa

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Thundering Victoria Falls; Table Mountain Cable Way; The Namib - world's oldest desert; Rugged Skeleton Coast; The Okavango inland delta

Trip Information


Inclusions

Breakfast daily, most dinners; most lunches in Botswana. Purified drinking water in Botswana. All accommodation, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for drivers, local guides, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.

Exclusions

Tour Leader gratuities, most lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc); international (if applicable) and domestic air taxes ($240), visa fees, and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, visas, and locally paid departure taxes.

Seasonality and Weather

SOUTH AFRICA: Short-lived thunderstorms are a frequent occurrence, especially in the north. In the Cape weather conditions can be highly changeable with wind and rain possible at any time, but February is summer and can be very pleasant though perhaps a bit hot. Medium water levels at Vic Falls.

NAMIBIA / BOTSWANA: Heat is a factor at any time; February is very warm with a chance of showers in the mountains.

Transport and Travel Conditions

SOUTH AFRICA: Air-conditioned motor coach, 24-40 seater depending on group size (see 'Group Size'). Open safari vehicles in Chobe park. We have some full bus days but routes are scenic, stops are frequent, and roads are excellent. Internal flights via scheduled carriers.

NAMIBIA: Varies depending on group size. Bus transport may be arranged, or the group may be accommodated in multiple Land Rover type vehicles. These are specially modified vehicles and are the best-suited for the conditions we will encounter. Note that air conditioning is VERY rare in vehicles in Namibia in general, though in a dry climate an open window should provide adequate relief.

BOTSWANA: We access remote lodges with chartered light aircraft.

Accommodation

SOUTH AFRICA / NAMIBIA: Well-located, air-conditioned, 3-star hotels with en suite toilet and bath throughout (maybe shower only). Some hotels have hairdryers, irons, and outdoor swimming pools. Porter service is available throughout (see 'Inclusions'). Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins. There is no camping.

BOTSWANA: Lodges in Okavango, Chobe and Vic Falls are very comfortable and with all modern conveniences.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader throughout South Africa & Namibia, drivers, local guides at various locations. In Botswana you will be also be accompanied by local guides.

Group Size

10-21 (plus Tour Leader)


QVJ TRIP DETAILS

DURATION20 days

TOUR STARTCape Town

TOUR ENDJohannesburg