2021 Journey to Southern Africa – Limited Availability

Oct. 19 – Nov. 3, 2021 – Limited Availability
Tour Operator: AHI Travel (Reserve and read additional details here)
Price: From $7,795 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 16 days
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Encounter exotic 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 in three world-class parks.

Learn about the majestic African animals and efforts to conserve them and their pristine habitats. Explore Cape Town, where Table Mountain towers over colorful streets and glistening beaches. Spot penguins on a 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. Relish the riches of Hwange National Park on a game drive, feel the power of crashing Victoria Falls and spy elephants along the Chobe River during a safari cruise. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure 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 : Fly to Hoedspruit | Thornybush Nature Preserve
  • Day 7 : Thornybush
  • Day 8 : Thornybush
  • Day 9 : Fly to 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 : Transfer to Victoria Falls airport and depart for gateway city
  • Day 16 : Arrive in gateway city


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.

Please review all tour documents carefully, especially visa, vaccine and health and safety information. Dietary accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour operator directly if you have any concerns participating in the tour.

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All 2021 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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