2020 Africa’s Wildlife

April 26 – May 9
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $7,784 (airfare included)
Tour Length: 14 days
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Glimpse a world primeval on this singular 14-day safari through some of Southern Africa’s great wildlife sanctuaries in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia.  On this small group tour limited to 24 travelers, encounter one of the planet’s last unspoiled natural refuges – the African savannah.  The adventure begins with sightseeing in Johannesburg’s renowned Soweto district, and visits to Nelson Mandela’s and Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s homes.  Leaving urban life behind, spend three nights in a historic hotel near Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls.

Experience the spectacular falls – among the world’s largest – up close on a guided walk and take a game drive in search of the elusive black rhino.  Admire the sunset from the mighty Zambezi on a “Sundowner” dinner cruise and watch local schoolchildren perform a traditional dance.  Continuing on to Botswana’s Chobe National Park, which boasts one of Africa’s largest concentrations of wildlife, embark on sensational game drives and boat safaris during a three-night stay.  Then travel to Zambia on a privately chartered plane for a small group tour highlight:  unparalleled wildlife viewing at Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia’s newest and least developed preserve and a UNESCO site.

During a relaxing three-night stay at the intimate Royal Zambezi Lodge, enjoy a variety of activities, including open-vehicle game drives, guided canoe trips, bush walks, boat safaris, and fishing, before transferring to Lusaka for the flight home.  Discover South Africa’s sparkling “Mother City,” Cape Town, on an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension, including a full-day Cape Peninsula tour and a full-day Cape Town and Winelands tour.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Johannesburg
  • Day 3 : Johannesburg | Soweto
  • Day 4 : Johannesburg | Victoria Falls
  • Day 5 : Victoria Falls
  • Day 6 : Victoria Falls
  • Day 7 : Victoria Falls | Chobe National Park
  • Day 8 : Chobe National Park
  • Day 9 : Chobe National Park
  • Day 10 : Chobe National Park | Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Day 11 : Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Day 12 : Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Day 13 : Lower Zambezi National Park | Lusaka | Depart for U.S.
  • Day 14 : Arrive U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2020 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.