Botswana

Karge Wüstenlandschaften verschmelzen harmonisch mit mächtigen Flüssen und Feuchtgebieten, die voller Leben sind und ein einzigartiges Ökosystem bilden. Die riesigen Elefanten- und Büffelherden ziehen von den trockenen Ebenen der Kalahari, durch die Wasserwege des Okavango Deltas bis in die Wälder des Chobe Nationalparks im Norden Botswanas. Löwen, Leoparden, Antilopen, Giraffen und Zebras streifen durch die Savanne und entlang der großen und kleinen Flussläufe tummeln sich Krokodile und Flusspferde. Doch nicht nur die Tierwelt hier ist etwas Besonderes. Die San, die wir auch als Buschmänner kennen, haben sich ihre traditionelle Lebensweise beibehalten und leben hier noch im Einklang mit der Natur. Ob ein Safariabenteuer in den großen Nationalparks oder Wüstenwanderungen mit den San – Botswana, Afrikas bestgehütetes Geheimnis wartet mit einer einzigartigen Flora und Fauna, atemberaubenden Landschaften und interessanten Menschen und Kulturen auf Dich.

Reise Bestseller

Explore Southern Africa
Ob Löwenrudel im Kruger oder Elefantenherden im Chobe Nationalpark – in den Naturreservaten von Botswana und Südafrika hast Du Gelegenheit, den tierischen Bewohnern des schwarzen Kontinents ganz nah zu kommen.
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Botswana Highlights
Elefanten am Wasserloch, eine Nacht im Baumhaus, eine Fahrt im Einbaum-Kanu durch das Okavango Delta – nur drei der vielen Highlights Botswanas.
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Vic Falls to Kruger
Ein Naturschauspiel in mehreren Akten. Die gigantischen Viktoriafälle bilden den Auftakt dieser Reise, bevor der Kruger Nationalpark mit seiner vielfältigen Tier- und Pflanzenwelt ein unvergessliches Finale bietet
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Vic Falls to Cape Town
Von den Viktoriafällen über Namibias Etosha Nationalpark bis zu Kapstadts Tafelberg. Eine prickelnde Mischung aus Naturwundern und Begegnungen mit wilden Tieren.
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Okavango Experience
Das bestgehütete Geheimnis Afrikas – so bezeichnet sich Botswana. Unendliche Weite, Wildnis und herzliche Gastfreundschaft im Land der Diamanten.
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Botswana Adventure
Cape Town to Vic Falls
Genieße ein wildes, afrikanisches Abenteuer von Südafrika bis Simbabwe.
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Africa Encompassed Northbound
Nehme an einer epischen Reise teil, die Dich von Kapstadt bis Nairobi quer durch Afrika führt.
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Okavango & Beyond
Wildlife pur erwartet Dich auf dieser Tour von den Viktoriafällen bis nach Johannesburg durch die Wildnis Botswanas.
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Weitere Botswana Reisen

Die zehn spannendsten Tiere in Botswana

1. Afrikanischer Elefant
In Botswana lebt eine der weltgrößten Populationen des Afrikanischen Elefanten. Es gibt nichts Schöneres, als einer Herde dieser majestätischen Dickhäuter während einer Safari zu begegnen. Ein wertvoller, symbolträchtiger Moment jeder Afrikareise.

2. Kapgeier
Diese bedrohte Tierart ist in Botswana vollständig geschützt, gleichwohl der weltweite Bestand in den letzten Jahren traurigerweise zurückgegangen ist. Als wichtiger Teil der Nahrungskette lebt dieser imposante Vogel in ganz Botswana. Schaue ihn sich an, solange es noch möglich ist.

3. Bärenpavian
Botswanas größter Primat gehört zur Familie der Schmalnasenaffen und lebt in der Region um das Okavangodelta in Botswana. Mit einem unverwechselbaren, hundeähnlichen Gesicht und sehr scharfen Zähnen können die Tiere keine Schönheitswettbewerbe gewinnen, haben jedoch ihren ganz eigenen Charme.

4. Flamingo
Einer der kurioserweise schönsten Vögel Afrikas ist der rosarote Flamingo, der sich in den Salzpfannen und Feuchtgebieten im Norden des Landes wohlfühlt. In Botswana beeindrucken Sie in all ihrer rosaroten Vogelpracht.

5. Gewöhnlicher Galago
Der nachtaktive Galago ist ein entfernter Verwandter des Lemuren und lebt im Norden Botswanas. Er ist nicht leicht zu entdecken, aber mit seinem Schrei aus den Bäumen in der Nacht gut zu hören

6. Löwe
Die Zeit scheint still zu stehen, wenn sich ein Rudel königlicher Löwen präsentiert. Safari-Teilnehmer und andere Tiere halten inne und den Atem an aus Respekt und Angst vor diesen wunderschönen Raubtieren.

7. Riesentrappe
Große Bestände des schwersten fliegenden Vogels der Welt leben in Botswana und lassen sich anhand ihres großen, verzierten Kopfes erkennen. Auch, wenn sie fliegen können, ist die Riesentrappe meistens am Boden auf Futtersuche nach Eidechsen und Insekten.

8. Zebra
Es gibt keinen Zweifel – das Nationaltier Botswanas ist eines der auffälligsten der Welt. Zebras leben in den Reservaten, Parks und im Busch des Landes und sind dank ihres ulkigen, schwarz-weißen Felles einfach zu erkennen.

9. Schwarze Mamba
Wir hoffen, dass es keine gefährlichen Begegnungen mit dieser hochgiftigen Schlage gibt, aber die Schwarze Mamba lebt zahlreich in Botswana, ist eine der giftigsten Schlangen der Welt und sollte damit nicht unerwähnt bleiben. Respekt!

10. Nashorn
In Botswana widmen sich viele Schutzgebiete der Erhaltung bedrohter Tierarten, und das gemeindebasierte Khama Rhino Sanctuary ist ein wunderbares Beispiel dafür, wie der Rückgang dieser Spezies verhindert werden kann. Hier siehst Du selten Breitmäuler- sowie Spitzmaulnashörner und bewunderst ihre Stärke und Ungeheuerlichkeit.

Transport in Botswana

Wir bei Intrepid glauben, dass Hinkommen und Rumkommen die Hälfte des Spaßes ist, wenn man ein neues Land entdeckt. Wo möglich, nutzen wir lokale Transportmöglichkeiten und traditionelle Verkehrsmittel – Dein ökologischer Fußabdruck ist oft kleiner, man unterstützt Kleinunternehmen vor Ort – und außerdem macht es viel mehr Spaß.
Abhängig von Deiner Reise in Botswana nutzen wir zum Beispiel:

Boot
Während einer Bootsfahrt auf dem atemberaubenden Chobe River bewunderst Du Wasservögel, Nilpferde, Krokodile und klassische afrikanische Landschaften.

Mokoro
Mit einem Mokoro, einem motorisierten Kanu, entdeckest Du die berühmten Wasserwege des Okovangodelta in Botswana.

Unterbringung in Botswana

Mit Intrepid zu reisen, ist die etwas andere Erfahrung. Wir wollen Reisenden ein authentisches Gefühl für das Land geben, deshalb sind die Unterkünfte bei uns so einzigartig und traditionell wie möglich.
Wenn Du mit uns in Botswana reist, übernachtest Du zum Beispiel in einer Lodge.

Damit Deine Safari-Erfahrung auch etwas mit Erholung zu tun hat, kannst Du am Ende eines ereignisreichen Tages in einer komfortablen Lodge die Füße hochlegen.

Häufig gestellte Fragen

Gibt man in Botswana Trinkgeld?

In Botswana ist Trinkgeld nicht verpflichtend, wird aber sehr gerne angenommen, was angesichts der niedrigen Löhne vieler Jobs in der Dienstleistungsbranche auch verständlich ist. Träger, Führer oder Fahrer freuen sich über einen kleinen Obolus, und im Restaurant die Rechnung aufzurunden, kommt auch sehr gut an. In den Städten sind in Restaurants oder Cafés rund 10% Tip üblich.

Wie sieht es in Botswana mit dem Internetzugang aus?

In Internetcafés in den großen Städten kommt man sehr schnell und einfach ins Netz, in den ländlichen und abgelegenen Regionen des Landes sollte man nicht davon ausgehen, Internetzugang zu bekommen.

Kann ich in Botswana mein Mobiltelefon nutzen?

In den meisten städtischen Zentren Botswanas hast Du guten Empfang, aber in den abgelegenen Regionen ist das Netz nicht so gut ausgebaut. Bevor Du nach Botswana reist, solltest Du Dich zu Hause erkundigen, ob Dein Anbieter das globale Roaming bei Dir aktiviert hat.

Wie sind die Toiletten in Botswana?

In Botswana gibt es, abhängig davon, wo Du gerade bist, moderne Toiletten mit Spülung oder Hocktoiletten. In größeren Hotels, modernen Restaurants und Cafés in den Städten findest Du unsere klassischen Toiletten, in abgelegenen Gegenden, Nationalparks, Zeltlagern und Dörfern eher Hocktoiletten.

Was kostet ein...?

Soft Drink = 2 BWP
Snack = 4.50 BWP
Bier = 5 BWP
einfaches Mittagessen = 15-20 BWP
Abendessen im Restaurant = 55-100 BWP

Kann ich in Botswana Leitungswasser trinken?

Wir können Dir nicht empfehlen, in Botswana Leitungswasser zu trinken. Versuche aus Umweltschutzgründen ein nachfüllbares Gefäß zu nutzen anstatt abgefülltes Wasser zu kaufen. Dein Reiseleiter weiß, wo Du filtriertes Wasser kaufen kannst und auch einige der Hotels, die wir nutzen, haben Trinkwasser vorrätig. Und nicht vergessen: Eis in Getränken besser vermeiden und alle Früchte und Gemüse vor dem Essen schälen.

Werden in Botswana Kreditkarten akzeptiert?

In großen Hotels und westlich orientierten Restaurants werden Kreditkarten akzeptiert, nicht aber in kleineren Geschäften. Stelle sicher, dass Du immer ausreichend Bargeld dabei hast, falls es mal mit der Karte nicht klappt.

Wie sieht es mit Geldautomaten in Botswana aus?

In den größeren Städten und Touristenzentren sowie Flughäfen findest Du sicher Geldautomaten. Anders sieht es in kleinen Orten und abgelegenen Regionen aus. Hier solltest Du immer genug Bargeld dabei haben, falls es keinen Geldautomaten vor Ort gibt.

Benötige ich eine Reiseversicherung, bevor ich nach Botswana fahre?

Auf jeden Fall. Alle Kunden von Intrepid müssen zu Beginn der Reise nachweisen, dass sie vor der Reise eine solche Versicherung erworben haben. Aufgrund der höchst unterschiedlichen Gesundheitsversorgung weltweit ist das bei jeder Reise essentiell.

Reviews

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Julie Lim

From my experience of just 3 trips (as a woman in late 50’s) with Intrepid now I would definitely encourage people to travel with Intrepid. Whether you are in a small group, or on your own it works well as the groups are generally not too large and seems always to be a mix of ages and backgrounds. You really get to see much more than travelling on your own without a guide (done that previously), as there is no time wasted in finding out about transport, accommodation, activities etc. and you can get to see things that you just wouldn’t get to on your own. You are of course bound by the set itinerary but there are opportunities to do your own thing when time allows.

Botswana Adventure
Susanne Lee

A great adventure holiday. Thanks

Okavango Experience
Kathryn Staff

This was my first trip to Africa and it was a great start. Every day just seemed to get more amazing. Nothing compares to when you first see animals in the wild. The camping was much easier than I expected and the facilities available were pretty good. There is a lot of driving – but worth it!

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Wendy Pointer

The best way to travel is with Intrepid…amazing guides, ease to move within unknown areas, surprising and unexpected encounters along the way and wonderful, like minded individuals along the way!

Vic Falls to Kruger
Ashon O'Neal

This was a great experience for several reasons. I am a woman and I traveled from the US to Victoria Falls alone. Getting to know the tour group members, leader, driver and cook eased some of my concerns about traveling alone. I have never camped before but everyone was very helpful with helping me set up the tent, especially the driver Shimane!! I had some dietary restrictions and the cook made adjustments for me and another traveler. Our tour was at the end of June and we were able to see the big 5, we actually saw all of the big 5 animals at least twice, with the exception of the Rhinos. We saw the Rhinos one time. The excursion tours were amazing, those tour guides were great as well. If you are not a camper, female traveling alone, bring gloves for setting up/breaking down the tents. By the 3rd day a number of other campers were using my gloves to take the tents down. Also, if you are traveling in June/July, African winter, bring a coat/hat/scarf. It was a very comfortable temperature in the daytime, but when the sun went down the temperature dropped significantly during the night. Also at times you’ll ride in open vehicles at night, so you will need the coat/hat/scarf. The trip notes are very descriptive. Read them all. Read all of the reviews as well. The notes and reviewer suggestions helped a non-camper like me. I upgraded a couple of times those accommodations were good as well. It was a great trip overall.

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Adam Malicdem

A highly recommended tour. A must do. Great scenery, great food and great campsites.

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Sally Roome

My 48 days overland trip from Nairobi to Cape Town was a great experience, and at the age of 65 was never too ‘basic’ or rough for me. In fact, I loved my tent and was very comfortable in it. I didn’t book a single supplement to begin with, but changed my mind after a week, and that wasn’t a problem to our tour leader. My happiness and sleep increased after that as I’m a very early riser and don’t like disturbing other people. As an almost-vegan, I was so impressed with the brilliant variety and amount of food I wanted to eat at each meal, and Simon, our cook was fantastic at looking after everyone’s needs. The long days in the truck were made more comfortable by the fact that it wasn’t full, especially at the beginning, the charging facilities at every seat were great, and there is plenty of storage space for everything. Our crew were all great, and you definitely can’t go wrong with MJ, Simon (our marvellous chef), Martin, John and Jackson, who were so good at their jobs and friendly and fun as well. We had a wide range of ages (24 to 71) which worked well. My tips are to remember that cold means VERY COLD in the winter, and I needed to buy an extra blanket in Zimbabwe for the rest of the trip as my sleeping bag wasn’t thick enough. The foam sleeping mats are comfy and thick enough, but I brought a short self-inflating mat as well, and only used it when it became cold, adding extra insulation. My most useful extras were a good power bank, head torch, extra hanging lamp for the tent, gloves (for difficult tent hooks and the cold), stretchy washing line and sink plug, and a cryptic crossword book to while away the hours whilst looking out of the window ….. and of course, Spotify on my phone! Thanks to everyone for a brilliant experience, and I’m already thinking about the next one I will do.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Jessica Collis

My trip from Capetown to Nairobi was nothing short of amazing, so great that my best friend and i extended our trip along the way. Each place was extremely different and each one fascinating and amazing. Nashy, Dan and Wambua are the dream team of crew, they are fun, easy to get along with and very hard working. Anyone who gets them as part of their crew are super lucky.

Okavango Experience
Alexander Whitehead

This trip was fantastic. The camping allowed us to experience animals up close and personal, especially in the Okavango Delta. Several people on our camp had never camped before. Don’t worry – the Intrepid team made it very easy for people new to camping. Bring a buff for safari drives! It gets very dusty and cool at night.

Okavango Experience
Orla Faughnan

An excellent trip! I thoroughly enjoyed this trip, the itinerary was excellent and the trip was well-organised and managed. Our guide Philip, driver Gordon, and cook Rene were all excellent and really lovely to travel with. In particular, Rene, and her amazing cooking! I’d recommend anyone going on this trip to not underestimate how cold it can get at night (we made an stop off at a supermarket for extra blankets after the first night). I’d also recommend a pair of gloves for setting up and taking down the tent, you will be glad

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Maria Arseniuk

Intrepid is a wonderful organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining responsible and affordable travel. I am especially impressed with their crew and staff as well as their dedication to emphasizing what activities to avoid for ethical reasons (for example the lion walks). Would recommend and will definitely travel with Intrepid again!

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Allison Tabrett

This trip was incredible! I had the most amazing time with my best friend. Getting to visit some spectacular places with every country different. Eating the yummiest food. Meeting amazing people, friends for life. The crew were the best, all extremely hard working and terrific at their jobs. They worked around the clock to make sure our trip was the best it could be. The company should be proud of them all.

Okavango Experience
Clodagh O'Reilly

I was quite nervous about this trip, camping in Africa is quite far out of my comfort range, but it was a trip of a life time! We met amazing people, the Delta trip was a standout experience! Philip, Gordon and Renee took such great care of us. My tip would be: Don’t underestimate how cold it will be at night and binoculars are well worth bringing. There is literally nothing negative I could say about the whole experience!

Okavango Experience
Sinead O' Dwyer

Just back from this wonderful trip. Such a beautiful place and amazing people. The trip covered a huge amount in a short period of time but still managed to allow for adequate down time. Huge thanks to Philip, Rene and Gordon who were exceptional at each of their roles, the best of the best!!! The lovely Rene even catered for us veggies of the group, amazing food the whole way through. The two days in the Okavango Delta were a highlight for me that I’ll never forget. We were also very fortunate to be in a group with such wonderful people. Once in a lifetime trip, I would highly recommend it. Slainte!!

Okavango Experience
Nickesh Patel

Amazing once in a lifetime trip across Southern Africa. The people on the group were all great. I have so many amazing memories from this trip. Being close to animals in their natural habitat, sunsets, boat cruise, delicious food… The leaders/guides were really knowledgeable and fun.

Okavango Experience
Kimberly Xing Yi Tan

This trip was definitely a great experience for those who are interested in Africa and its wildlife. We came with zero expectations and got more than what we asked for. Met so many amazing people on this trip, including the Intrepid crew, who made the 18 days feel so enjoyable. Especially loved the 2 nights spent in the delta and would do it all over again if I could! The guides for each activity and game drive were knowledgeable and fun to be with. Thanks Intrepid for the great experience in Africa!

Vic Falls to Kruger
Kimberly Xing Yi Tan

This trip was definitely a great experience for those who are interested in Africa and its wildlife. We came with zero expectations and got more than what we asked for. Met so many amazing people on this trip, including the Intrepid crew, who made the 18 days feel so enjoyable. Especially loved the 2 nights spent in the delta and would do it all over again if I could! The guides for each activity and game drive were knowledgeable and fun to be with. Thanks Intrepid for the great experience in Africa!

Botswana Adventure
Fotoulla Lazaris

Bring a sleeping bag. You don’t always get hot showers. But you laugh and get through it. Just enjoy the experience. Its what you make of it! Treat everyone with respect and it will be shown back tenfold.

Okavango Experience
Lauren Bartholomew

Great trip, really good itinerary that took everything in at a great pace and never felt like we were rushing from one destination to the next. Great company, great tour, would highly recommend.

Okavango Experience
Naeem Noor

This is a great trip. There is a lot of stuff included and so much to see and do. The Okavango Delta is absolutely amazing as was the trip to Victoria Falls, right at the end. Personally I found the camping a bit tough (this was a personal thing and if you are a happy camper there should be no issue at all). There is an option to upgrade on many of the nights to a hotel/lodge. Philip (tour leader) was great as was Gordon our driver. A big shout out to Rene our fabulous chef – I am still amazed at how she managed to cook restaurant style meals whilst we were camping. I was also fortunate that the rest of the group were great (I went as a single traveller). Highly recommended.

Okavango & Beyond
David Le Mesurier

Trip was well worth taking. Travel reasonably light as weather through winter is quite mild. Some cold nights but overall warm. Listen to guides and be aware your in contact with wild animals. Perfectly safe though and exciting.

Botswana Adventure
Kristine Dudgeon

This trip was very well planned and organised with helpful pre-trip information. The Leader and Driver worked really well together and ensured we had the best experience possible. The itinerary is a great mix but be prepared for lots of driving. A great overland adventure!

Okavango Experience
Shannon Watt

Read all essential trip information, some people did not and were in for surprises. I read the whole thing and nothing surprised me as far as logostics go.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Shannon Watt

Read all essential trip information, some people did not and were in for surprises. I read the whole thing and nothing surprised me as far as logostics go.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Robert Lendon

It was an excellent experience with memories that will last a lifetime. I was nervous about spending so long on a truck but it was surprisingly tolerable.

Okavango Experience
Pam Brock

This is a the perfect way to see the animals and birds. By camping in the wild or in Game Parks you feel very close to nature. As long as you can cope with sleeping on mattresses in a tent this type of trip is great and affordable.

Kruger to Vic Falls

If travelling in June be preapred for really cold nights/mornings and take lots of warm clothing. To be prepared for lots of downtime due to long days driving to the next destination.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Pam Brock

This is a the perfect way to see the animals and birds. By camping in the wild or in Game Parks you feel very close to nature. As long as you can cope with sleeping on mattresses in a tent this type of trip is great and affordable.

Okavango & Beyond

This week was very varied and interesting as we covered 3 countries. This involved a considerable amount of travel so be prepared for lots of downtime. The B & B in Soweto was excellent, the hosts were really helpful. the cycle ride in Soweto is essential to get a true sense of the struggle and living conditions of many Black South Africans.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Veronika Lleshi

It was the best decision to do my first trip with Intrepid because the crew and the everybody else and the trip made it so unforgettable. We had so funny evenings every day. Even the long drives were entertaining.

Botswana Highlights
Carla Bossard

We are signed up to see Cuba with Intrepid.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Brett & Janette Oconnor

All our trips with intrepid have been fantastic and we just love the style of travel and the interaction with locals and small groups . We have also encouraged work colleagues to travel with Intrepid and they now also love it. Along with our family- sister, brother, and sister and brother inlaws and adult daughter who have also joined us on various trips . Our stand out trips have been Egypt, Peru, Mongolia can’t wait to start planning our next adventure !

Vic Falls to Kruger
Brett & Janette Oconnor

Go with Intrepid you won’t regret it, you will just have the experience and adventures of a life time and you’ll want to keep going and going like we have !

Okavango Experience
Grace Horne

The Explore Southern Africa trip through South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe was an amazing experience and one that I will remember forever. I experienced so much more than I expected. The okovanka delta was an extradianary experience and one that I think everyone should pare take in. Be prepared for the camping and ensure you have warm clothes.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Gill & Dennis O’Connor

Great experience with plenty of opportunity to meet local people, see the animals and take in the landscape.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Gill O’Connor

Excellent way to see & experience a vast land. Be prepared for early mornings (ensures you see sunrise), sharing the load & doing things for yourself (great character building), enjoying each moment & creating great memories & embrace the experience

Botswana Highlights
Rahel Staudenmann

If you do Botswana Highlights, just bring enough USD and also a few South African Rand (for that day and night in Namibia). A great trip for people who like a real adventure whitout camping in tents 🙂

Okavango Experience
Matt Goodey

I would highly recommend this trip to anybody interested in African wildlife and culture. The facilities were not as basic as I had imagined, even the bush toilet! Our group leaders Johannes, Lizzy & Clayton made this a truely wonderful experience.

Okavango Experience
Neringa Rackauskaite

It was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. I usually choose to travel independently and I didn’t expect group travel to be so enjoyable! It was totally hassle-free and the team made sure we’re always having the best experience. I loved spending time with fellow travellers too, learning about different cultures and sharing unforgettable moments. Lastly, the places we’ve visited were stunning! We spotted so many animals, met the friendly and kind locals as well as becoming hypnotised by the majesty of Victoria Falls. I recommend this trip to everyone looking for the adventure of a lifetime!

Botswana Adventure
Pauline Bell

As a ‘single’ person, this is a great way to travel as you can be as scociable or not as you choose. This is no fashion show so travel light! And enjoy new sights,experiences!

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Danielle Harvey

A great way to see Namibia and Botswana, I got so much out of the guides knowledge that you wouldn’t get traveling alone.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Ann Elizabeth Watson

good value for money, enthusiastic staff, camping got us into areas that were off the beaten path

Botswana Adventure
Kate Wilson

The tour does indeed have long dusty days in the bus but I found everyday there was a highlight. The lodges in Namibia are superb and the scenery is quite unique. Botswana had so many highlights, the delta and learning about life there, the animals in Chobe, the night with the little bush people, Gertwe village tour and the salt pan area. So much to see. It is very special indeed.

Okavango Experience
Lynsey Mcclean

I would 100% recommend travelling with Intrepid. It was a trip of a lifetime and felt like you were in a dream seeing all the animals so close in the wild. Dress code tip: no bright colours including white, wear greens, khaki, grey, browns. Most of use were fine wearing black and navy but we were told that this can attract flies. Bring a decent camera and portable chargers.

Botswana Adventure
Raewyn Macfie

Loved our trip, some long travel days but all worth it. A varied itinerary well balanced and well timed with activities and attractions, and 2 nights in several places. Accommodation was of a much higher standard than we expected- and the houseboat was a brilliant change. We had the opportunity to do all the things we wanted. Special thanks to our guide and driver – they were great company too.

Kruger to Vic Falls
Matt Bailey

Intrepid are fantastic to travel with. The people on our trip were awesome!

Okavango Experience
Laurie Wolfe

I would highly recommend Intrepid and wouldn’t hesitate to use their services again based on my experiences. Their team is great and gave me the experience of a lifetime!

Okavango Experience
Stephen Bradley

Not too primitive, completely safe and loads of fun.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Laurie Wolfe

I would highly recommend Intrepid and wouldn’t hesitate to use their services again based on my experiences. Their team is great and gave me the experience of a lifetime!

Okavango Experience
Corinne Friday

Be open to anything, expect nothing, just enjoy what this trip gives you. The group of travellers were amazing and became a family. It’s a lot of driving so be prepared but the reward is well worth any discomfort. Enjoy the sounds of nature that staying in a tent offers, an incredible experience.

Okavango Experience
Laurie Wolfe

I would highly recommend Intrepid and would use their services again. Great experiences and value for the money paid. I never imagined I would have such intimate experiences with the animals in the wild. Our group leaders were an exceptional bunch!

Vic Falls to Kruger
Corinne Friday

Be open to anything, expect nothing, just enjoy what this trip gives you. The group of travellers were amazing and became a family. It’s a lot of driving so be prepared but the reward is well worth any discomfort. Enjoy the sounds of nature that staying in a tent offers, an incredible experience.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Laurie Wolfe

I would highly recommend Intrepid and would use their services again. Great experiences and value for the money paid. I never imagined I would have such intimate experiences with the animals in the wild. Our group leaders were an exceptional bunch!

Okavango Experience
Aaron Robottom

If you love adventure and the outdoors, this is definitely the trip for you. We chose this as a belated honeymoon experience, and have come back with so much love for each other, our guides and all things Southern Africa. THANK YOU!

Okavango Experience
Kathleen Lukas

I had a love/hate relationship with this trip. I loved the game drives, esp. the night ones. We did manage to see the “Big 5”. It was absolutely amazing to see hyenas surrounding a pride of lions devouring their prey. Giraffes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, crocodiles, hippos, warthogs… Wow! I found that I was not a camper though, and did not enjoy the camping aspect of this trip, esp. the setting up and taking down of that heavy tent every night/morning. I found there was too much down time at the campsites as well with little to do as it got dark very early. Also, be prepared for very long bus rides!

Okavango Experience
Dave Hadder

An excellent organization that thought of everything before you begin your trip. The unexpected became the norm, which made every moment unforgettable.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Kathleen Lukas

I had a love/hate relationship with this trip. I loved the game drives, esp. the night ones. We did manage to see the “Big 5”. It was absolutely amazing to see hyenas surrounding a pride of lions devouring their prey. Giraffes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, crocodiles, hippos, warthogs… Wow! I found that I was not a camper though, and did not enjoy the camping aspect of this trip, esp. the setting up and taking down of that heavy tent every night/morning. I found there was too much down time at the campsites as well with little to do as it got dark very early. Also, be prepared for very long bus rides!

Okavango Experience
Laurie Wolfe

The only inaccuracy was the colour of clothing recommended. We were told no dark colours, so I spent approximately $750 on light coloured clothing for this trip which turns out wasn’t necessary

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Nicola Kenny

Our trip from Cape Town to Vic Falls was superb. Lots of amazing highlights every day, an excellent crew & a wonderful group of fellow travellers. It was the trip of a lifetime. Unforgettable!

Okavango Experience
Elizabeth Bowden

The whole trip was amazing from beginning to end, and although it was the basics trip, the tents were comfortable and the facilities on many of the campsites were better than I had expected. We were well-fed during the trip and the camp food was delicious! The whole trip was great value for money, and I would definitely consider doing another Intrepid in the future.

Okavango Experience
Jenna Nevins-Perle

Pick this trip if you want to see animals actually in the wild, meet many wonderful people from Botswana, be in a secluded area away from WiFi for 3 days with beautiful stars, if you want to eat delicious food and you want to see a lot of Africa in a short, economical time. The campsites were a lot nicer than I was expecting some had pools which is nice after setting your tent up in the sun. There was excellent leg room on the truck. The mattress pads didn’t really bother anyone but me (I brought a small inflatable one for myself which made the provided one more comfortable). Bring gloves for setting up your tent and a draine stopper to do laundry. The money situation is confusing so definitely bring more US DOLLARS then you think you will use. Exchanging money can be tough but if you have US dollars it’s much easier. You can exchange it into Rand (South Africa) or Pula (Botswana) when you are there. Bring money for the border crossing into Zimbabwe they take US dollars only! Make sure to check the season before you go. In the winter it does get pretty cold at night so a good sleeping bag is definitely important. Besides all the practical stuff above this trip was a trip of a lifetime. I met wonderful people the tour leaders, chef and driver included. They were so incredibly knowledgeable, beyond accommodating and helpful! I learned so much on this trip about animals, stars, plants, the local culture and food. I highly recommend this trip. This trip was 100% worth the money, you won’t regret it!

Okavango Experience
Nathan Hume

Traveling with Intrepid made my experience through Africa, one of the most memorable and amazing experiences in my life. Their attential to detail, knowledge and enthusiasm is second to none. Highly recommendable, will be traveling with Intrepid again.

Okavango Experience
Aidan Grenville

A fun an interactive trip for those who want to have an active break! We loved the mokoro safari and the Khama sanctuary. Our group was great and we enjoyed getting to know others – the group really helps to make moving camp frequently lighter work!

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Carla Powell

Animals! Phenomenal landscapes! A feeling of going where others do not go! This trip was diverse and enriching. Namibia wins for landscape, Botswana wins for adventure, Zambia wins for animals, Malawi wins for people, Zanzibar wins for beaches. You have to be okay with bugs, heat, long travel days, early mornings, and the occasional predator outside your tent – but, by 2 weeks in, you will feel like you were born in a tent and the hard edges will become more familiar. I loved this adventure – so many tales to tell.

Okavango Experience
Jacinta Urch

Stop thinking about it and book! This trip was beyond amazing. My fav part without a doubt was camping overnight in the Delta sitting around the campfire listening to the Hippos fighting and the night sky was indescribable. I loved every moment of this trip and cannot wait to go back to Africa

Okavango Experience
Meredith Wylie

I was amazed with Botswana – the landscape, animals, people, and overall experience. In three parts – the logistics were solid – some long drives on the bus, camping with better facilities than I thought, and great food made by our cook. Second, the team was great – informed, professional, and felt I was in good hands the entire trip. The experience – the game drives, the mokoro, camping under the stars in the bush, the game walk, the sunset cruise and Victoria Falls – were better than I anticipated them to be.

Botswana Highlights
Darragh Herlihy

Excellent adventure. Flying over the Okovango Delta and visiting Chobe National Park were highlights. Our driver Gordon and guide Trymore were terrific! Staying in Elephant Sands was a once in a lifetime experience.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Kathryn Affleck

Overall an enjoyable trip. The highlights were rhino tracking in Zimbabwe and the days exploring Kruger in South Africa. (The day driving to Moremi Gorge was a bit dull.) If you are travelling alone do not pick the single supplement – take the opportunity to get to know others. Pack small items from your country (ie pins, pens, clip on Koalas if your Australian) to distribute to the kids you meet.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Kristy Blom

If you enjoy adventure and camping do yourself a favour and book with intrepid!!! Well organized and so many experiences that we will remember for the rest of our lives! Well done team!!

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Silvia Danuser

A great way to travel within these countries as a single person. On the trip you make friends for a lifetime. Instead of having conversation classes at a language School, you can practise your english with your trip companions every day.

Botswana Adventure
Charly Jones

Colin and Leroy were fantastic but the trip should really start in Maun and reduce the travelling

Vic Falls to Kruger
Verity Adams

Awesome trip! Don’t forget to take some warm clothes for the evenings!

Vic Falls to Kruger
Craig Poppe

This trip was amazing! So much of the experience was having fun with the other people in the group. Tips: be eager to help each other out at the camp (helping people with tents, packing stuff into the truck, cleaning dishes, etc). And read the trip notes!

Botswana Adventure
Maaike Buma

If you care about sustainable tourism and have a passion for humanitarian or environmental concerns…..and you want to visit those “hard to get to” places……then Intrepid’s the way to go! Just keep an open mind and a sense of humour and adventure!

Vic Falls to Kruger
Franziska Teply

Before I started the trip I wasn’t sure if camping was right for me. After the trip I can now say there is no better way of truly experiencing Southern Africa! Best trip ever!

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Stephanie Kwok

Incredible cultural experience! Be prepared for some long, hot and dusty days but the reward is so worth the effort.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Stephanie Kwok

Incredible cultural experience! Be prepared for some long, hot and dusty days but the reward is so worth the effort.

Botswana Highlights
Daniela Lacey

Awesome destination, interesting accommodation, wonderful guide and driver and a lovely intimate group of 7. Loved every minute of this trip!

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Lawrie Hill

It was a great trip all round. It was a 48 days camping trip but with a few upgrades along the way, the time flew by. Intrepid do a great trip, I’d recommend them to anyone.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Stephanie Kwok

Wonderful people, great food, beautiful country. What else could you ask for?

Vic Falls to Kruger
Tony Palmer

First time traveling in Africa and love it. First time camping and living with a truck. First time traveling with a large group- 21 but enjoyed everyone. Shame it was a split group which is difficult to rejoin an existing tour group.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Stephanie Kwok

Quick whistlestop tour but thoroughly entertaining.

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Lisa Campbell

The vic falls to Cape Town trip encompasses a vast range of both animals and also landscapes. Go with an open mind, enjoy sleeping under the bright sky full of stars whilst listening to lions roar and have the occasional hippo walk through your campsite at night. This trip exceeded my expectations. Thank you Nash, Wombua and Dan.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Maurie Ryan

A fantastic trip with lots of amazing highlights if you are prepared for some very early starts and VERY long bus journeys. Food was exceptionally good even for vegetarians and truck was spacious and comfortable with good views from all seats. Tour leader was excellent. Recommend bringing own inflatable mattress to augment one provided.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Jocelyn Simons

The Okavango Delta’s beauty will blow your mind, but the surprises don’t end there. Just wait until you reach Motobos NP where you will get so close to a rhino you can feel their breath! You will enjoy learning about animal conservation and expect to be inspired to get involved.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Trevor Fafeita

Excellent trip to see the deserts of Namibia. Be prepared for some long days but well worth the effort. Visiting the SAN people was a highlight and we all wished it had been longer.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Sarah King

It was a great trip, the leaders were really friendly and made us feel welcome. They always helped us with our tents which we really appreciated. The food was amazing, expecially the dinners and the French toast. The itinerary itself I thought was a bit slow, some days had no activities or just brief ones. Sometimes it felt like we were just waiting to get to Kruger. The Rino day was sensational, not just seeing the Rinos but all the different things we did that day.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Delanie Buettell

Bring any old clothes to wear then leave them in Joburg with the guys. They will donate for you. Also, night drives are chilly even if hot during the day. Recommend a beanie and jacket. It’s very windy!

Kruger to Vic Falls
Anne Maree Scanlan

Great trip overall. Shemane was an amazing driver considering the road conditions. Fun nights spent with great company telling stories around the campfire at night! Delicious meals! Lots of wildlife. Would love to do this trip again!

Vic Falls to Kruger
Grant Douglas

The trip was an excellent way to see many of Southern Africa’s sites on the one trip, something that would not be easily possible otherwise. Great staff.

Botswana Adventure
Lindsay Riches

We are attracted to Intrepid because of the smaller groups, the good interaction with local people and opportunities to learn about different cultures, well chosen features to see and the feeling of adventure always paramount…truly amazing.

Botswana Adventure
Viv Mcalister

The Amazing Southern Africa trip was great. Whilst there were many long days on dusty bumpy roads they all ended in interesting and fun activities and great accomodation. I was concerned about 22 days but the variety of sights and activities made the time go very fast. Our trip was at the end of the rainy season and it was harder to find some animals. In the end we saw four of the big five but not in the numbers you might see them at another time of the year. Victoria Falls at this time of the year were amazing.

Botswana Highlights
Adrian Fairleigh

Trip was far better than we expected, all the tours, accommodation, but the main asset to your company is the staff, the guide “Gift”and the driver ” Cosmas”really made the trip experience great.

Botswana Highlights
Paula Sinclair

The trip was well organisd with great leaders and lots of interesting activities.

Botswana Highlights
Robin Fairleigh

Our Botswana Highlights trip was excellent value and the best experience in Africa

Botswana Highlights
Simon Jost

Its was an amazing trip. A short but very nice trip. The accomodations was realy amazing!!!

Botswana Highlights
Stewart Checkley

Very good well organised trip.

Okavango & Beyond
Mila Bucx

I had an awesome time during this trip! It was very well organized, the crew was kind, helpfull and skilled and we saw a lot of different things and locations in a short period of time. I’ll for sure recommend Intrepid.

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Ines Kuebart

The tour Victoria Falls to Cape Town covers lots of diverse and beautiful sights. I really can recommend doing it – you’ll find many friends along the way and have great experiences. A good way to get to know the region!

Vic Falls to Kruger
Aiste Dumbryte

Africa at its best – gorgeous nature, wild animals all around, amazing skies, all while in a great company!

Kruger to Vic Falls
Tania Busslinger

This trip was amazing, it surpassed my expectations. Intrepid always seem to get the mix right – unique accommodation, off the beaten track experiences, relax time. Even the couple of days with long drives were fun. We would stop regularly for breaks or look at the wildlife wandering around and onto the road. Our 3 crew (Timon, Enoch & Shimane) were the icing on the cake for a fun & unforgettable adventure. Can’t wait to travel with Intrepid again.

Okavango & Beyond
Tania Busslinger

This trip was a true adventure everyday. Even a couple of long days in the truck are never boring, stopping for animals crossing the road or looking at the landscape or stopping for lunch or breaks. I loved the camping in the unique places we visited and Enoch’s delicious food he cooked for us morning and night. Met some amazing fellow travellers from ages 20 – 67 and from all parts of the world.

Botswana Adventure
Lindsay Riches

We find Intrepid suits us as they have small groups which we prefer, fellow travellers are of like minds regarding style of travel, the itinerary and destinations are of an adventurous nature.

Botswana Highlights
Sarah Brogden

Transport vehicle was not the best. Great locations, basic lodges were far more than basic, had amazing experiences in tree houses, tented camps over Okavango delta and around elephant sands watering hole. Friendly staff that 100% added to and got involved with the experience

Vic Falls to Kruger
Jyoti Joshi

Words just can not describe the adventures I have had with Intrepid on all my travels so far. I have met amazing people, seen great things and hope to continue to do so as I embark my journey in like – thank you to the Intrepid Team x

Botswana Highlights
David Sanders

The Botswana Highlights trip involves a lot of driving, but the experience is outstanding! The wildlife, scenery and local people make this trip very special and you will want to return to Africa after this short taster. Vietnam, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh is the trip of a lifetime with the perfect balance of culture, wow-factor and fantastic food!

Botswana Adventure
Tracey James

Do it! You will see it all, make great friends and want to do it all over again.

Vic Falls to Kruger
Alexandria Howland

I would highly recommend this trip to everyone! A perfect way to see so much of a beautiful continent and meet some interesting people along the way too. I am not much of a camper but really enjoyed sleeping under the stars! The trip flew by my only regret was that it wasn’t longer!!

Vic Falls to Kruger
Fiona Dray

The trip was excellent value for money. The highlight were the bush camp in the Okavango Delta but also excellent was Victoria Falls, Motopo Hills and Kruger. Would certainly recommend the trip. A pair of gloves helps with the clips on the tents. Colin, Enos and Gordon were all fantastic.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Dan Cox

This is a great trip! You leave behind the beautiful natural wonders of Cape Town and head straight to Namibia. And that’s where the adventure begins. So much to see – from the outstanding Skeleton Coast, to the incredible Okavango Delta, and the gobsmacking Victoria Falls – you will love this adventure. So much wildlife, so many great locals, so much to see and do. (And if you get Mambo as your Intrepid tour guide, you’ve hit the jackpot!)

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Gabrielle Menzies

We have always enjoyed the “original” type of travel with Intrepid, which allows you to experience all aspects of a country rather than just look at it as a tourist.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Daniel Messemer

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Ross Beimers

We found the Intrepid tour to be awesome and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the outdoors and doesn’t mind sleeping in a tent. Sleeping under the stars at Spitzkoppe was incredible, but it is difficult to single out any particular highlight, it was all that good.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Dianne Spencer

Cape Town to Vic Falls was the complete package for me. We saw so many amazing things along the way like Wine Country, Rivers, Canyons, Desert and Safaris with loads of animals. All expertly delivered by an amazing crew who created memories that will last a life time.

Botswana Adventure
Howard Rees

A great way to see the stunning scenery and wildlife of the Western Cape, Namibia, Botswana. and Vic Falls. One or two long days drive on rough roads, but only to be expected on such a trip.

Botswana Adventure
Kate Nevard

This trip is amazing. Something different every day – every changing cultures, landscapes and animals. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on this tour, and cannot recommend it enough. Pack light, bring lots of light weight, sun protective clothing and a wide brimmed hat. You will not regret this tour. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Greg Richards

We brought our 16 & 17 yr old kids with us. They had the trip of a lifetime and didn’t want to leave Africa, even after 49 days! Wonderful campsites, transport, and especially the Intrepid guide/crew made for an unforgettable experience for them and us. Thanks Intrepid!

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Ling Wang

Don’t be afraid of camping even if you are a city girl like me. Just be aware that you will be out of your comfort zone a lot but never regret booking the trip. Use the essential notes as your bible but also call and ask as many questions needed to make yourself comfortable. Some people suggested gloves for the tents and that is a good idea but the crew were always available to help out when things got tough. You will eat incredibly well if Issa is your cook. He is very knowledgeable and takes pride in his meals. You will arrive safely and on time if your driver is Jackson. Our driver Jackson Musyoka can maneuver the tightest spots with ease and fix practically anything. David takes his responsibility for the safety of the group seriously and his love for the landscapes shows through. You will fall in love and awe with Africa and want to come back.

Botswana Adventure
Lynn Pollock

Be prepared for some rustic accommodations with plumbing issues and a mountain of wildlife experiences

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Leigh Deutscher

INTREPIDS Africa Encompassed Southbound is the first ‘group tour’ I have done having previously back-packed most my travels. I was a little unsure at first of a set itinerary and 21 other travellers but am so glad I did it! The interary was amazing – saw everything I’d hoped and more. Fellow travellers were great to – a family away from home! But most of all my hat goes off to our guide and crew – they were amazing, incredibly knowledgeable, entertaining and part of ‘the family’. I truly incredible adventure – memories to last a lifetime!

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Shannon Payne

If you are thinking of doing an overland trip in Africa, I 100% recommend doing it with Intrepid. Loved every moment of my adventure!

Botswana Adventure
Linda Bishop

An amazing range of varied experiences and adventures, giving a wonderful overview of wildlife, landscapes, and the local’s way of life in middle Southern Africa. Tips: As one needs to buy bottled water everywhere, buy big 5 litre bottles of water at stops. Cover up as protection against sun and mosquitos. Maybe consider taking anti-malaria tablets whilst on this trip.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Brodie Madill

The quality of this trip largely depends on the quality of your group. Long travel days and daily drives on the truck means you spend a lot of time with your group. Apart from that it’s well worth your time.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Robyn Lewin

Every trip is different. I loved this one but would only travel from Cape Town to vic falls as the first week there were few animals to see. It was exciting, but if you’d already been to game parks it would leave you a bit flat. Fly qantas to go over the South Pole. Stay in the delta at full moon so you can see animals at night.

Kruger to Vic Falls
Max Cofield

An excellent trip.Take an extra LED light for tent.

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Shannon Payne

Fantastic tour of Africa, the variety of things that we saw was perfect and we were extremely well looked after by the crew! Very happy!

Kruger to Vic Falls
Marianne Cronin

This trip, our 10th with Intrepid, was again excellent.

Okavango & Beyond
Marianne Cronin

This trip, our 10th with Intrepid, was again excellent.

Kruger to Vic Falls
Alison Brennan

Intrepid is a company with a fantastic range of tours for all age groups and experience levels.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Laura Wallace

This was my first trip with Intrepid and also my first group travel of any sort. I wasn’t sure group travel was for me. But I have to say this trip exceeded my expectations in every respect! Our group ranged in age from 26-76 with a diverse range of backgrounds and interests. But we quickly came together as a family on the road and had one amazing time. Intrepid seems to have a formula that works and they’ve earned some loyal followers. I’m happy to now be one of them.

Botswana Adventure
Anthony Barnes

This trip was a great experience. Considerably added to by the ability of the group leader and the driver. Some issues with rather selfish travel companions but that’s to be expected with group trips…

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Rosemary Cann

An amazing trip of a lifetime through 8 countries, all with something different to offer. Amazing itinerary through so many wonderful National Parks to see all the animals I had hoped to see. Gave a great insight into many different cultures, I would definitely recommend this trip, so glad I did it!!

Botswana Adventure
Trish Angus

Travelling with Intrepid is reliable, safe, interesting and knowledgeable. Have the ability to engage with a group but importantly how to deal with the occasional obnoxious self focused traveller so that your travel experience is not spoilt!

Kruger to Vic Falls
Nichole Pringle

This trip was overall amazing! We had the opportunity to see even more wildlife than I had imagined possible. My only suggestion is to bring layers as it does get cold on night drives and early morning trips.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Gay Menzies

Excellent trip, great tour leader, cook produced delicious food, well prepared and cooked, driver very capable and knowledgeable. Traveled through wonderful country.

Botswana Adventure
Bernard Rooney

Great trip and well worth going on. The one drawback was the transport used. The seating in the truck used wasuncomfortable and unsuitable for long journeys. In addition the leg room between some of the suits was very inadequate

Kruger to Vic Falls
Shayla Ulmer

Be ready to go, go, go! You will see a lot in a short amount of time, but it will be amazing. Being relatively physically fit is a must (there’s some hiking!). Also, bring a good camera with good zoom. You’ll need it. The cots and mats are decent, I didn’t feel a need for an additional pad. Save yourself the room in your bag. Bottled water was available pretty easily, too.

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Rosemary Cann

Great trip that included 3 trips in one – Nairobi to Zanzibar, Zanzibar to Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls to Cape Town. Visited many fabulous National Parks and saw all the animals

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Heather And Ron Robinson

This trip was an amazing experience. We knew it would be tough but the way Intrepid and the crew worked to provide a wonderful experience of culture without intrusiveness, animal interactions without danger, a group of varied age groups which provided fun and support was a trip we would highly recommend.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Peter Kelly

Best trip I’ve been on for wildlife and astonishing environments. Be ready for amazing experiences, cultural differences and early starts… Essentials: camera with a good lens, USB recharge packs, toilet roll, hand sanitiser, goon-bag (ask an Aussie), neck pillow for the truck (not a bus!), a good head torch, marmite and HP sauce.

Okavango & Beyond
Amy Gulbransen

Wonderful trip, fantastic guides and great group to travel with.

Kruger to Vic Falls
Peter Ormond

Intrepid has provided an excellent trip fully supported by a great team on the ground. Nothing was too much for them.

Okavango & Beyond
Peter Ormond

Intrepid has provided an excellent trip fully supported by a great team on the ground. Nothing was too much for them.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Chloe Hall

Great company to book safe and comfortable tours with! Very helpful. Il definitely be using them again.. Staff all round have be fab!!

Botswana Highlights
Donald Moffitt

Great trip,our guide/driver was excellent

Cape Town to Vic Falls
John Mcallister

The africa trip was the best trip i have been on, and the experience of our leader nash and driver dan was amazing. At no point did i feel unsafe and i look forward to travelling with intrepid again

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Alfred Mason

I was looking forward to my Vic Falls to Cape Town adventure and at the end I was amazed the trip provided so much more and I now have a need to come back and see more of this amazing continent

Botswana Highlights
Sally Cook

Fantastic first family safari holiday and gained a real insight into life in Botswana and Namibia. The road journeys were never dull with lots of animals and birds en route. Great guide, mixed age group. Too many highlights to list.

Botswana Adventure
Elizabeth Draper

The Botswana adventure truly was an adventure. Each stop brought a completely new experience and an interesting room for the night. Each day we saw different animals from the smallest colourful frogs to the biggest bull elephants. Great fun travelling in a diverse group. We will never forget the Botswana sunrise and sunset.

Botswana Adventure
Nova Tregaskis

I really enjoyed this trip but wouldn’t label it as a comfort trip. Our guide Johannes is excellent, so positive and informative. I really loved the last half of the trip, Chobe is the biggest highlight, it’s incredible. The first 3 days aren’t great, expect REALLY long drive days and very basic accommodation. The Delta is beautiful but very remote and very basic accommodation. Victoria Falls is a fantastic place to finish. I loved the trip but people should know Botswana has very little infrastructure and large distances meaning long travel days.

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Jann Van Der Helder

I would recommend Intrepid for those types who want to experience the real local culture

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Amanda Gill

If you love camping, long distance travel, seeing amazing sights, animals and being a group player, this is a great trip for you!

Botswana Adventure
Glenda Kupczyk-Romanczuk

This trip covered a lot of ground…2,500 km. it is useful to have a pastime for the truck. I bought a bird book and tried to identify the birds i saw from the window and also in the hotel gardens as well as on the organised safaris. The guides helped me, when they saw I was keen, they shared their knowledge. The flash of colour from a tiny kingfisher can be just as exciting as a glimpse of the big five.

Botswana Adventure
Michael Bartlett

This is an excellent trip, well run and good value for money. However, if it still includes a stay at Kwalape Safari Lodge near Chobe do not go. That is not a lodge you would want to stay in,

Kruger to Vic Falls
Paige Sams

Overall great trip! Great way to unplug and see a lot in a short period of time. The guide & other travelers made the trip AMAZING! Take advantage of every opportunity and soak up every minute- from the early mornings to the late nights, and even the long bus rides!

Okavango & Beyond
Genevieve Rohan

Make the most of your travel time by allowing Intrepid to do all the planning, driving and cooking. The small group size and knowledgable guides allow you to see things that the larger groups miss. If you tried to do the same trip on your own it would cost a lot more and be less time effective.

Botswana Adventure
Amy Bolger

The wildlife and sunsets in Chobe National Park were out of this world. It’s so nice to see wildlife living in their natural environment without human threat. Watching a group of elephants swim across the Chobe river was my highlight!

Kruger to Vic Falls
Suzan Jackson

Our tour crew were fantastic. If you don’t like some very basic camping or facilities then this trip isn’t for you. I loved everything about this trip. Be prepared for an experience if a lifetime.

Okavango & Beyond
Suzan Jackson

Our tour crew were fantastic. If you don’t like some very basic camping or facilities then this trip isn’t for you. I loved everything about this trip. Be prepared for an experience if a lifetime.

Botswana Highlights
Meghan Gloudemans

Great if you have limited time and want to pack as much in as possible, but the fast-paced itinerary means days are filled with driving and activities without much time to sit back and relax. Shoutout to Danny, who was a wonderful guide.

Botswana Highlights
Robert Leslie

This was a well organized tour with useful information and smooth border crossings between countries. There is a lot of time spent in the van travelling between destinations so keep this in mind when selecting what type of trip suits you.

Botswana Adventure
Peter Vincent

This trip is a must. Can be a bit basic at times but the results are worth it.

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Ling Wang

Don’t be afraid of the camping – you will survive even if you are a city girl like me. Just be aware that you will be out of your comfort zone but never regret booking this trip. Use the essential info as your bible but also call and get as much info to get you comfortable. It gets really cold but during the day it gets super hot so pack wisely. If you have small or delicate hands bring gloves for the tent setup/breakdown as I found challenging but the crew were always available to help out if needed. Morning and Night game drives get COLD but are amazing. You will eat so very well if Issa is your cook. He is incredibly knowledgeable and takes pride in his meals. You will arrive safely and quickly if Jackson drives. Jackson can maneuver and fix anything you throw at him. You will fall in love with Africa and feel accomplished for having “roughed” it. You will want to come back.

Botswana Adventure
William Willoughby

An interesting mix of events and accommodation. Canoe ride on the Okavango Delta was great as was Chobe game drives esp afternoon one that was optional. Victoria Falls spectacular. Contact with Bushman great.

Kruger to Vic Falls
Kara Trisch

This was a great trip! There are long travel days but having such a fun group made it a blast. The campsites were nice and we had so much fun camping. If you don’t like camping or being outdoors a lot, this isn’t the trip for you.

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Larry Wheatley

if you have a half decent camera buy a 50 to 250/300 mm lense for it, you wont regret it, also take warm clothes with you and buy areasonable acrylic blanket to put on top of tour sleeping bag if travelling alone, you can give it away if it becames a burden. africa gets cold as most of it is high country, 5/6000 feet above sea level.

Kruger to Vic Falls
Rebecca Hamp

Very good food and value for money felt safe and was happy nobody got sick. Other than some communication lacking everything else was excellent. Possibly if the company supplied a torch or power pack to hire or borrow that would be good also.

Kruger to Vic Falls
Kaitlin Borror

Really great way to introduce yourself to the diversity that is Africa!

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Karen Gallo

The trip was excellent and offered an abundance of experiences, helped by a great crew and a fun-loving group. Highly recommended!

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Susan Crocker

Check the size of the locker so you have the right sized bag. There was more room in the locker than expected. Take yoour own pillow and extra therma-rest /mattress. The seats are hard so you pillow can double as a cushion. Be prepared for cold weather and dusty conditions and cold/dusty in the vehicle as windows are drafty. Take a book on Africa, extra infomation Binoculars are essential! SD card reader for collecting others’ photos. Buy sim cards in each coutry because wifi at campsites is often really poor or cannot meet demands.

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Francis Coles

Best of luck and enjoy.

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Julie Morthanassis

I would not travel anywhere outside Europe without Intrepid. Not only does Intrepid ensure you see the best every country has to offer, but it tries to give you a glimpse of the history of the country and the way of life and mindset of the people. I feel safe within the tour yet have the time and opportunity to explore by myself and do excursions that interest me.

Okavango & Beyond
Frances Uebergang

This trip provided a great range of activities and amazing opportunities to see the animals. Be prepared for some days of very long travel and pack a variety of clothes, especially for the cold (surprisingly). Also, it may be worthwhile to include an extra day in Vic Falls prior to the trip as getting through Customs can be lengthy.

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Jane Masey

This is a great trip if you want to experience a mixture of African culture, wild animals in their own habitat and incredible desert landscapes. Truck life, camping and superb homemade food adds to the authenticity. Book it!

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Lucy Snowball

An amazing trip that I’ll never forget. Stunning sceneries, breathtaking moon and sunset/rises, animals galore, fun activities and the best professional and personable crew you could ask for!

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Janne Waldin

Fantastic opportunity to experience African landscape, animals, and way of life. A tip would be to make sure you understand the energy required to go on a 63 day tenting safari in a 4wd truck.

Kruger to Vic Falls
Georgios Skentzos

Without being an expert, I consider it as an excellent introduction to African trips, or better to African adventures. From start to finish it was an unforgetable experience. We saw beautiful places, we enjoyed the game drives with lots of animals around but most of all we met some amazing people from around the world. The sad part was that when we started bonding with each other, the trip came to an end. But, hey, that is life…

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Anna Van Der Voort

Come into an intrepid trip (especially a basix trip) with the right attitude. Be prepared for cold showers and cold nights. Be kind and help others. Make new friends, learn as mucb as tou can. Get snap happy with your camera! Enjoy everyday in the country you have chosen. Remember you are on holiday and you have paid money to be there so love every moment of it.

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Sandy Gibbs

If you like care free travel in hard to travel locations Intrepid is the way. We made life long friends with the group and the guides and travelled to some spectacular locations with the ease of it planned for us with meals cooked. do it!

Kruger to Vic Falls
Janice Beky

Take a really really good sleeping bag if going tomorrow.

Okavango & Beyond
Janice Beky

Take a really really good sleeping bag if going tomorrow.

Vic Falls to Cape Town
Sabrina Aegerter

If you want to see and experience a lot in a short amount of time, if you want to meet new people, learn about the local way of life, see wildlife and stunning landscapes; but aren’t scared of putting up and taking down a dent on a regular basis, having basic facilities every once in a while and spend some days travelling for many hours, then this is certainly a trip for you! Read the trip notes carefully to have a very good idea of what the trip will be like and the options you have. You will see so many incredible things, be it the impressive Victoria Falls or animals wandering around on your camp site; a big city like Cape Town or the former way of life of the San Bushmen. And even though it’s camping, your crew will make it feel like a luxury trip! Don’t forget, though: it’s not a holiday, it’s an adventure!

Kruger to Vic Falls
Florian Rottensteiner

Great adventure, a truly real life experience. Pack warm clothing in winter, including a proper sleeping bag.

Okavango & Beyond
Claire Hamersley

A fabulous experience to see and learn about the amazing wildlife and culture of the people of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Our tour guide Jay was so enthusiastic about all items on our itinerary and in particular the wildlife we encountered. We were always well catered for; fabulous transport, information, people, wildlife and experiences all round! Thank you to the Intrepid team for a very memorable experience.

Okavango & Beyond
Murray Head

Grwst asy to see a chunk of africa, pick this trip if you dont want the hassle of setting up tents/camp/cooking leaving you free to relax and enjoy being in the middle of nowhere most nights. Bring plenty of books for the long drives!

Kruger to Vic Falls
Mary Diaz-Martinez

This was the best tour ever. The wildlife, landscapes, modes of transport, accommodation, food were outstanding. Jay and his team were passionate about showing us the best of Southern Africa and I can’t imagine how it could have been any better. Loved it!

Okavango & Beyond
Mary Diaz-Martinez

This was the best tour ever. The wildlife, landscapes, modes of transport, accommodation, food were outstanding. Jay and his team were passionate about showing us the best of Southern Africa and I can’t imagine how it could have been any better. Loved it!

Kruger to Vic Falls
Matthew Caddy

A wonderful, memorable trip. Does require some robustness as camping is required, however the staff do all the setting up and carrying of bags for you. Tents are comfortable using stretchers and mattresses, and upgrades are available at most places. The itinerary is fantastic – so many memories! Thanks for a great tour.

Kruger to Vic Falls
Robert Silberberg

Much more than a holiday, a genuine life adventure!!!

Okavango & Beyond
Matthew Caddy

A wonderful, memorable trip. Does require some robustness as camping is required, however the staff do all the setting up and carrying of bags for you. Tents are comfortable using stretchers and mattresses, and upgrades are available at most places. The itinerary is fantastic – so many memories! Thanks for a great tour.

Okavango & Beyond
Robert Silberberg

Much more than a holiday, a genuine life adventure!!!

Botswana Highlights
Sally Rutherford

The Botswana trip takes you to some great places and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Having Elephants playing 10 meters from where you eat dinner, Hippos grunting throughout the night in the Okavango and Caprivi strip, and Lions strolling beside the open game drive vehicles were unforgettable experiences. However, be aware that most of the activities are optional extras, and there are sometimes more options than listed in the trip notes. It does pay to ask at the accommodation what activities they have when you arrive.

Okavango & Beyond
Carolyn Sparke

A great trip overall. It is a great ‘off the beaten track’ experience. Our guide was excellent and full of great wildlife knowledge. There are long drives, so be prepared for that. There are some great wildlife moments but this is not the trip to do if you want to see big cats.

Botswana Highlights
Russell Coutts

We really enjoyed our 9 day trip to Botswana. Gibson our guide provided an excellent commentary during the trip and was eager to help us if we had any concerns or needed help with anything. Intrepid Tours also made us more aware of our responsibilities to protect the (global) environment we live in. Most of all we enjoyed getting up real close with the wild animals. The overall experience was better than we had imagined.

Botswana Highlights
Montgomery Cleworth

Botswana Highlights trip represented great value. Well organized, well guided, nice variety of activities, not expensive for the quality. If you want pure safari, this may not be the trip for you. Lots of driving as well. Otherwise, a great intro to Botswana.


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