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A herd of giraffes crosses the road in Chobe National Park, Botswana
Early Booking Discount

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe

February 25 - March 11, 2025
Length: 15 days
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Early Booking Savings of $1,000 are available when you book by 06/22/24 and pay in full at the time of booking. If you pay only your deposit by the early booking date, you still save $500 per person.

Follow Nelson Mandela’s “Long Walk to Freedom” and witness the breathtaking beauty of southern Africa, where “Big Five” game viewing is extraordinary. This trip of a lifetime features visits to 4 countries, 5-star hotels, and a 3-night guided safari cruise on Namibia’s Chobe River.

Operated by Gohagan & Co.

Tour Highlights

  • This newly-created itinerary offers unique experiences that blend wildlife encounters, cultural interactions, and awe-inspiring natural wonders.
  • Spend three nights exploring Cape Town’s attractions, such as the Cape of Good Hope and the V&A Waterfront. Cape Town is known for its stunning landscapes, iconic Table Mountain, beautiful beaches, and proximity to distinguished wine country.
  • At Robben Island, our exclusive guide is Christo Brand, one of Nelson Mandela’s prison guards, who will talk with you about his personal experience developing a close friendship with Mandela during his imprisonment.
  • Enjoy three nights of thrilling game drives at MalaMala, in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This reserve and lodge were chosen specifically because of their proximity to the Sand River, a drinking source where wildlife converges.  MalaMala’s guides and trackers are experts at interpreting animal behavior, sharing insights into the animals’ habits, history, and the ecosystem.
  • Enjoy three nights aboard the Zambezi Queen, a luxury houseboat on the Chobe River, where you’ll have a unique safari experience from the water. Relax on deck and witness the rich wildlife of Chobe National Park.
  • Spend a night at breathtaking Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and witness the awe-inspiring power of the falls.  Enjoy being close to the falls during our overnight here and viewing them at your leisure.
  • In Johannesburg, learn about the rise and fall of apartheid in 20th century South Africa at the Apartheid Museum.
  • If you would like to receive a PDF copy of this trip’s brochure, please click on the words “Brochure Request Form” under Additional Resources on this webpage.

* Cal lecturer’s participation cannot be guaranteed and is contingent upon a minimum number of paying travelers.

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