Tar Heel Travel: Treasures of Southern Africa

Treasures of Southern Africa
Treasures of Southern Africa

September 11 – 25, 2015
Tour Operator: Alumni Holidays
Price: From $6,995 (Air additional)
Tour Length: 15 days
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Discover the stunning beauty and fascinating culture of Southern Africa, a diverse region poised on a beautiful coastline with breathtaking mountains and expansive plains. Begin your journey with spectacular views from Table Mountain and an exploration of alluring Cape Town, South Africa. Walk in the late Nelson Mandela’s footsteps on Robben Island. Ascend Cape Point and marvel at the panoramic ocean views, and see African penguins at Boulders Beach.

Next, board the Rovos Rail for a two-night deluxe train journey, then thrill to sightings of the Big Five and other exotic wildlife on game drives during your three-night luxury safari at Thornybush Game Reserve. In Johannesburg, tour Soweto, visit a local youth center and attend a tree-planting ceremony. Bring this exceptional program to a close in Zimbabwe by experiencing the power and majesty of thundering Victoria Falls, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. This adventure includes excursions, deluxe accommodations and an extensive meal plan.

Day 1:             Depart U.S.
Day 2:            In transit
Day 3:            Cape Town
Day 4:            Cape Peninsula
Day 5:            Cape Town
Day 6:            Rovos Rail
Day 7:            Rovos Rail
Day 8:            Pretoria / Thornybush
Day 9:            Thornybush
Day 10:          Thornybush
Day 11:           Johannesburg
Day 12:          Victoria Falls
Day 13:          Victoria Falls
Day 14:           Depart Victoria Falls
Day 15:           In transit / Arrive in U.S.

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.

Ann-Louise Douglass  

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Ann-Louise Aguiar ’76, 
Manager of Alumni 
Education and Travel
Douglass Payne ’04, 
Coordinator of Alumni 
Education and Travel

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