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Africa Odyssey: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania & Egypt - 2020

Cape Town • Victoria Falls National Park • Dinokeng Game Reserve • Dar es Salaam • Selous Game Reserve • Zanzibar • Cairo • 4-Night Nile Expedition Cruise
  • STAND IN AWE OF VICTORIA FALLS, A NATURAL WONDER OF THE WORLD
  • MARVEL AT THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA AND MYTHICAL GREAT SPHINX
  • EMBARK ON THRILLING GAME DRIVES IN SEARCH OF THE FABLED BIG FIVE
  • TOUR ZANZIBAR’S HISTORIC STONE TOWN, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  • EXPLORE STUNNING CAPE TOWN, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES
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$12,499
  • $480
    PER DAY
  • 26
    DAYS
  • 42
    TOURS
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IT'S A SAFARI!
Check the wildlife page to see what animals you might find on this adventure!
 
What to Expect
Moderate activity level
Somewhat Different Cultural Immersion

Each Vantage Adventure is designed to help you fully experience local culture and to get out and explore while keeping active. We find these are the two most fulfilling and rewarding ways to transform any trip into an adventure, and into the experience of a lifetime. To that end, we’ve rated each trip to indicate the level of cultural immersion and physical activity, with “1” being the lowest and “3” being the highest. 

PACING

  • 11 destinations in 4 countries in 27 days, with two 4-night stays, four 3-night stays, one 2-night stay, and three 1-night stays
  • A note on pacing: Africa is a massive continent, and we will be traveling the length of it. As such, your internal flights and some transfers may be quite long as compared to other adventures with Vantage. Please keep this in mind as you consider and prepare for this trip 
  • There are 9 flights between destinations, ranging from just under one hour to 19.5 hours
  • The longest transfer days involve about 8 hours of traveling by coach, with breaks for sightseeing

PHYSCIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This trip is rated active
  • During many tours, there is easy to moderate walking
  • Because of the great variety in this adventure, the activity level shown should be considered an average, with many, if not most, excursions well within the capabilities of a reasonably fit traveler
  • Because of the great variety in this adventure, the activity level shown should be considered an average, with many, if not most, excursions well within the capabilities of a reasonably fit traveler. 
  • This safari is not appropriate for those who require wheelchairs
  • Our adventure takes us through many airports; in larger cities, such as Johannesburg and Cairo, they can be tiring due to security lines and check-ins
  • Travelers who use CPAP machines should be aware that the rugged and bumpy conditions we’ll experience on some of the roads we’ll use to transfer between destinations have caused damage to (and even broken) many machines. In addition, while electricity is available everywhere you will go, it is not always reliable. Distilled water is generally not available, either. We will certainly be as careful and accommodating as we can, but travelers who use CPAP machines should be aware of these facts when considering a safari

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION

  • We employ many kinds of transportation throughout our adventure, including planes, motorcoaches, ferries, river ships, feluccas, sailboats, cable cars, and funiculars
  • Our most strenuous walks will be around Victoria Falls and within the Selous Game Preserve, where we encounter uneven terrain, dirt roads, paths, paving stones, and high altitude
  • Unfortunately, there are not wheelchair-friendly transfers available from the airport. Additionally, this safari is not appropriate for those who need a wheelchair due to the active nature of the trip

CLIMATE

This tour covers a large area so travelers can expect to encounter a range of temperatures, especially on safari. South Africa is warmest in January and February, Zimbabwe in October and November, and Botswana in December and January. Different areas on the tour have rainy periods at varying times, and every season brings with it a bonus, be it the lush foliage or active game and African wildlife on safari. Since the weather is unpredictable, please check weather sites online for 10-day forecasts closer to your departure date to plan your packing accordingly.


Important Notice: The above day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Vantage Adventure Leader or local representatives at the destination.

Please Note: The hotels listed are preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract our hotels a year in advance, unforeseen situations do occasionally occur. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality and value will be substituted. You will receive verified hotel information with your final itinerary.

Note: The hotel ratings are based on the hotel and a leading travel industry authority on hotels throughout the world.

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