Southern Experience – 24 Days

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Your journey starts in Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe. Practice your wildlife spotting in Chobe National Park and the outstanding Okavango Delta in Botswana. Continue to the expanses of Etosha for wonderful game viewing. Encounter animated creatures at Cape Cross Seal Colony and experience breath-taking sand dunes in Sossusvlei. Marvel at the majestic Fish River Canyon, and explore the Orange River by canoe. Pass through the Cedarberg Mountains, before ending your safari in Cape Town in South Africa.

Small-group southern lodge safari from Victoria Falls to Cape Town through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe – 24 Days

Tour Highlights:

Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls has been called “the greatest known curtain of falling water” – and it is a truly spectacular site to see. Victoria Falls borders on Zambia and Zimbabwe, and can be viewed from vast distances from both sides. Columns of spray can be felt from miles away as 546 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge.

Chobe National Park – Chobe National Park is well known for the beautiful Savuti region, a definite highlight on our safari in Botswana.  On our Chobe National Park safari, you will experience one of many natural phenomena, such as witnessing one of the largest elephant herds in the world, or possibly the annual zebra migration.

Okavango Delta – When you take your southern safari through the Okavango Delta, you will have the opportunity to explore the natural environment that supports large herds of Elephant, Antelope and Buffalo, as well as Hippopotamus, Giraffe, Crocodile, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Wildebeest, Rhinoceros, Zebra, Baboon and countless others.

Etosha National Park – Etosha means ‘huge white area’ or ‘place of dry water’, and the National Park certainly lives up to this description! It’s a vast shallow pan, which shines brightly in the African sun due to crystallized salt on the surface of the ground.

Himba Experience – Experience the culture and life of this traditional Namibian tribe.

Twyfelfontein – This historic area is rich with authentic bushmen sketches that took over 2000 years to create, making it an incredibly impressive rock art collection. The carvings themselves feature imagery of rhinos, elephants, ostriches and giraffes, with human and animal footprints scattered around.

Swakopmund – The name Swakopmund is derived from the German language meaning ‘mouth of water’. The Nama people previously named this area Tsoakhaub which described the overflow and flooding of the Swakop River. The name was then changed to Swachaub by German settlers with the proclamation of Swakopmund as an independent district of German South West Africa in 1896.

Sossusvlei – The Sossusvlei area is fed by a river called the Tsuachab River – the dunes actually prevent the entire pathway of this river. The Tsuachab River only flows right through Sossusvlei every 5 to 10 years, making it a rare sight to see. The Sossusvlei dunes are about 6 0km from the Sesriem gate which is about an hours drive.

Fish River Canyon – When you journey into the 100-mile course of this incredible canyon, you’re adventuring into the very myths and legends that inform the culture of the San Bushmen who still inhabit Namibia today. The legend goes that a serpent named Kouteign Kooru, fleeing from its pursuers and potential captors, carved the canyons with the turns and twists of its massive body.

Orange River – The longest river in South Africa offering unbelievable canoe trips.

The Cederberg – One of the main highlights of including the Cederberg in your southern safari is its amazing collection of San Rock Art, scattered amongst the caves and overhangs of the mountain range. Dating back to between 300 and 600 years, you’ll be able to view some popular pieces and be encouraged to embark on an exploration of your own to find new ones.

Cape Town – One of the major attractions that entice tourists on South African safaris to visit the city of Cape Town is that of the city’s most prized monument – Table Mountain. Over 1000metres high, the summit of Table Mountain can be reach by either climbing the trails or taking the cable car. The landmark mountain extends all the way to Cape Point and includes Lion’s Head, Devil’s Peak and other interesting and beautiful hiking areas.


2020 Tour Departure Dates

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Included / Excluded


  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • All transport in fully kitted vehicle
  • Game drives and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Experienced local guide


  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios and tips
  • Travel insurance and visas

Park Fees & Activities

This fee will be payable prior to travel together with the main tour fee. The fee is used to pay for some of the day-to-day operational costs that are incurred while groups are on the road. Examples include fees at most of the national parks, entrance fees to some attractions, local guides and any food markets we visit to stock up on fresh produce during the tour.

Park Fees & Activities: USD 200/ € 170


We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps. All of them offer a private bathroom with a shower/bath and toilet. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and/or bar and restaurant areas.

Day 1: A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar
Day 2 & 3: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Day 4: Camp Kwando or similar
Day 5 & 6: Guma Lagoon Camp or similar
Day 7: Kaisosi River Lodge or similar
Day 8: Namutoni Camp or similar
Day 9 & 10: Okaukuejo or similar
Day 11: Oppi Koppi Rest Camp or similar
Day 12: Omaruru Guesthouse or similar
Day 13 & 14: Hotel A La Mer or similar
Day 15 & 16: Agama River Camp or similar
Day 17: Canyon Roadhouse or similar
Day 18 & 19: Felix Unite Camp Provenance or similar
Day 20: Clanwilliam Lodge or similar
Day 21 – 23: The Townhouse Hotel or similar

Pre-Tour Prep

Group size: Minimum 4 people, Maximum 12 people *Guaranteed departures with no minimum pax available

Departure: The Southern Experience Safari departs from A’Zambezi River Lodge in Victoria Falls.

Transport: Jenman African Safaris uses fully equipped Toyota Land Cruisers, Sprinters, 12-seater 4×4 safari vehicles or other appropriate vehicles with comfortable seating, large windows for game viewing, a music and PA system. We endeavor to ensure that air-conditioning is provided, however we are unable to guarantee this for vehicles travelling through Namibia. All luggage, besides hand luggage and photo equipment, is carried on the vehicle or trailer roof racks to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle. For transfers between Kasane and Victoria Falls (or vice versa), 2×4 vehicles may be utilised.

Travelling Times and Distances: All travelling times are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a lot of distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.

Meals: Where included most breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed in the restaurants of the various accommodation establishments, however on certain nights the guide will provide an authentic meal for the group, which will be enjoyed together in the evening, often around a campfire. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.

Travel Insurance: Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.

Visas: The onus is on the client to organize all visas required for clients to visit Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa prior to departure. Please note that travellers entering Botswana will be required to present a valid international health certificate of vaccination for yellow fever should they originate from or have travelled through countries which have been declared yellow fever infected areas within the preceding 6 months.

Making Your Travels Meaningful: The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris and Hideaways. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.

Your booking makes a difference: With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation. Click here to see the projects your booking is supporting.

We are also proud members of Pack for a Purpose, a global initiative that allows you to make a lasting impact on the communities you visit. Use your excess luggage allowance to pack supplies needed by the Dingani Primary School in Zimbabwe and Masongora Primary School in Uganda. We’ll then make sure it gets delivered to them. Click here to view the schools current needs list.

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3 reviews for Southern Experience – 24 Days

  1. 5 out of 5

    Susie Starrfield

    My husband and I were part of the Victoria Falls to Cape Town safari which departed on May 12. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. In particular, I want to commend our tour guides Norman Fensky and Lena Schottmer. They were congenial, efficient, knowledgeable, and made the entire trip a delight. We could not have had better guides. I have recommended your company to many others. Thank you.

    Susie Starrfield and Greg James

  2. 5 out of 5

    Judith H

    We recently took the Southern Experience 24 day trip with Jenman African Safaris which was recommended as a small group trip through Living Adventures Travel in Adelaide South Australia. At our first meet and greet with our guide and driver Alfred it was evident that this trip was going to be a wonderful experience. We had 8 in our group and Alfred’s immediate attention to each of our needs and personalities carried through the whole trip.He was well organised, worked tirelessly,,smiled constantly had a great sense of humour and comradeship which ensured the group enjoyed each other’s company,
    The accommodation far exceeded our expectations, there was amazing and diverse scenery and good variety of wildlife. We did see a few lions and rhinos but unfortunately they were not as plentiful as we had imagined. Overall a well planned itinerary covering a huge geographical area. 4500 plus kms with many roads throughout the National Parks being unsealed rough and corrugated which made for very slow uncomfortable travel at times.Our amazing driver and guide was not only an experienced driver he was calm, humourous,versatile all the while sharing his comprehensive knowledge of the history, current living situations, cultural backgrounds and of course all the animals,birds and even flora with confidence and pride. He was a great cook and we insisted he interact with us socially which gave us the chance to understand his life and share ours with him on a personal level. We will always remember this holiday for its uniqueness and diversity but mostly because of our driver and now friend Alfred.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Marilyn and Geoff

    We returned back home to Sydney just over a week ago. What can we say – the Southern Experience from Victoria Falls to Cape Town was an amazing experience. Wow factor from start to finish. We were lucky enough to have the best guide, Biggie and an outstanding driver, Paul. We thank you so much for all the sights we saw, the many animals we all spotted. We cannot recommend Jenman highly enough, the organisation of the lodges, the meals provided and also the roadside picnics the guys prepared were fantastic. Their patience with us when we all wanted just one more photo!. We can’t thank you enough and with so many great memories to relive, the new friends we made and the wonderful sights will stay with us forever. The many beautiful sunsets, the great waterways, even the bumpy roads deserve a mention. The villages we passed with friendly faces waving to us. A great trip, a must do!
    Marilyn and Geoff

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