Southern Africa Safaris and Tours

Southern Africa consists of Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar and South Africa. Its varied landscapes and wildlife are arguably the main attractions of Southern Africa. The terrain of Southern Africa is varied, ranging from forest and grasslands to deserts. The region has both low-lying coastal areas, and mountains. In terms of natural resources, the region has the world's largest resources of platinum and the platinum group elements, chromium, vanadium, and cobalt, as well as uranium, gold, titanium, iron and diamonds.  


Why choose a Southern African Tour?

paw20.jpg Wide diversity of landscapes, from the Namib Desert in Namibia, to the Okavango Delta in Botswana
paw20.jpg Intimate safaris in private concession areas allowing for 'up close' wildlife experiences
paw20.jpg Open-sided 4WD safari vehicles for easier game viewing
paw20.jpg Zambia and Zimbabwe in particular are renowned for walking safaris
paw20.jpg Seeing Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the natural world
paw20.jpg A wide range of accommodation from six star luxury to adventure camping
paw20.jpg Seeing wildlife in unique ways - from a mokoro (dug-out canoe), by 4WD, motor-boat, houseboat or from the back of an elephant
paw20.jpg Easily combined with a trip to one of the world's most popular cities, such as Cape Town.

Adventure Camping Tours

15-day Namibia Desert & Victoria Falls

Countries visited: Namibia, Zambia
From:
NZD$2,070
per person sharing*

16-day Zimbabwe and Botswana Game Trail

Countries visited: Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa
From:
NZD$2,205
per person sharing*

18-day South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho

Countries visited: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho
From:
NZD$2,470
per person sharing*

21-day Cape to Victoria Falls Explorer

Countries visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
From:
NZD$3,260
per person sharing*

21-day Namibia & Botswana Desert and Delta

Countries visited: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia
From:
NZD$2,915
per person sharing*

Fully-Assisted Camping Tours

8-day African Explorer Horse Safari

Countries visited: South Africa, Botswana
From:
ZAR$36,225
per person sharing*

14-day Botswana Adventure

Countries visited: Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa
From:
NZD$3,119
per person sharing*

16-day Namib to Victoria Falls Adventure

Countries visited: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
From:
NZD$2,563
per person sharing*

22-day Great Trek Adventure

Countries visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
From:
NZD$3,313
per person sharing*

2 to 3 Star Accommodation

14-day Botswana Wildparks

Countries visited: Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa
From:
NZD$3,186
per person sharing*

14-day Mozambique & Kruger National Park

Countries visited: South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland
From:
NZD$2,365
per person sharing*

15-day Namibia Desert and Victoria Falls

Countries visited: Namibia, Zambia
From:
NZD$2,740
per person sharing*

16-day Zimbabwe and Botswana Game Tracker

Countries visited: Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa
From:
NZD$2,815
per person sharing*

21-day Namibia and Botswana Southern Circle

Countries visited: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia
From:
NZD$3,855
per person sharing*

21-day Cape to Victoria Falls Grand Explorer

Countries visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
From:
NZD$4,300
per person sharing*

3 to 4 Star Accommodation

13-day Kruger Park to Victoria Falls

Countries visited:
From:
NZD$4,063
per person sharing*

15-day Desert Rivers and Wildlife Adventure

Countries visited: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
From:
NZD$3,744
per person sharing*

17-day Kruger Park to Okavango Delta

Countries visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa
From:
NZD$6,688
per person sharing*

18-day South African Adventure

Countries visited: South Africa, Swaziland
From:
NZD$3,813
per person sharing*

22-day Trans-Kalahari Adventure

Countries visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
From:
NZD$5,688
per person sharing*

Southern Africa's has two clear climatic regions.  The winter rains occur only in the south western part of South Africa. All the other countries (Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe) receive the majority of their rain during the summer from November to March. Rains in southern Africa are mainly thunder showers and does not last much longer than a few hours

November – February
November to March are the warmest months of the year for Southern Africa. November officially marks the start of the rainy season in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia, which can vary year to year.   In the Okavango Delta waters recede around November and more dry land is exposed, which can affect some boating activities at camps, and some lodges/camps do close. , This is a popular season to travel it is lovely and green and many animals have their young.  

March–May
This is shoulder season, after the rains but before vegetation and water starts to dry out to much.  It is also a busy season as there are often some good specials available.

June – October
This is winter, and the peak game-viewing season in Southern Africa, when the weather is cooler and dry. July is the coldest month, with temperatures dipping to freezing at night in desert areas. The floods tend to arrive in the Okavango Delta in June, creating flooded plains and deeper lagoons. Generally this is the best time for game viewing, especially in Moremi Game Reseve, Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park . This is also the busiest time of the year in Southern Africa.  October can be very, very hot as it is the month before the rains.