2020 Journey to Southern Africa

Second departure – Nov. 1-16, 2020
Oct. 11 – 26 – Waitlist only

Tour Operator: AHI Travel 
Price: From $7,495 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 16 days
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View the 2020 UNC-AHI tour catalog.

Encounter wildlife and wonder on this 12-night adventure through South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. With expert trackers leading your small group, scout lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and more on lavish safari excursions. Learn about the majestic African animals and efforts to conserve them and their pristine habitat. Explore Cape Town, where Table Mountain towers over colorful streets, splendid gardens and glistening beaches. Spot penguins on a scenic drive along the Cape Peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope. Travel to Johannesburg and Soweto to see the home of Nelson Mandela and visit community leaders at a local youth program. Explore Hwange National Park on a game drive, feel the power of crashing Victoria Falls and spot elephants along the Chobe River on a safari cruise. This once-in-a-lifetime trip includes a journey on the elegant Rovos Rail, two flights within South Africa and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : In transit
  • Day 3 : Cape Town
  • Day 4 : Cape Peninsula
  • Day 5 : Robben Island | Cape Town
  • Day 6 : Hoedspruit | Thornybrush Nature Reserve
  • Day 7 : Thornybush
  • Day 8 : Thornybush
  • Day 9 : Johannesburg | Soweto
  • Day 10 : Pretoria | Board train
  • Day 11 : Rovos Rail
  • Day 12 : Hwange National Park | Rovos Rail
  • Day 13 : Disembark train | Victoria Falls
  • Day 14 : Chobe National Park
  • Day 15 : Depart for U.S.
  • Day 16 : Arrive in 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.

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