2022 Journey to Southern Africa

Oct. 11 – 26, 2022
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
Price: From $7,995 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 16 days
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Join an exceptional 12-night journey that reveals the raw beauty, exotic wildlife and unparalleled wonders of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe! See the highlights of Cape Town, take a poignant tour of Robben Island and spot penguins by the Cape of Good Hope. Throughout this exciting program, you’ll discover the diversity of animals in legendary safari destinations: Thornybush Nature Reserve, Hwange National Park and Chobe National Park.

With knowledgeable guides leading the way, search for ambling elephants, sleeping lions and racing antelope, and gain insights into the African bushveld. Meet welcoming locals in Soweto and other fascinating towns that hold powerful history lessons, and experience the utmost in luxury aboard Rovos Rail on a three-night train journey. From thundering Victoria Falls to historic Kliptown, Johannesburg to a sunset safari, every moment will touch your heart! This unmatched adventure includes a Rovos Rail journey, 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 2022 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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