Southern African Adventure

StudentUniverse  »  Southern African Adventure

Southern African Adventure

from £1,529
Duration: from 21 days
Countries: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia
Experience the culture of Cape Town, spot wildlife in Etosha National Park, cruise the Okavango Delta in a dug-out canoe, meet the San Bushmen, marvel at Fish River Canyon and Victoria Falls.

Southern African Adventure

If you want to soak up the colours, culture and scenery of this incredible region, this is the ultimate expedition to southwestern Africa. Experience game drives, leave footprints on the world's highest sand dunes, wonder at the majesty of Victoria Falls and canoe game-rich deltas. Our overland trucks are an adventurous and inexpensive way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife—drift off to sleep to the call of cranes and awake to the rustle of elephants grazing on nearby riverbanks.

Day 1 Cape Town

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Cederberg/Gariep River

View dramatic Western Cape scenery, camp on a local farm, and buy some of the local wine to sample. Opt to canoe on or jump into the Gariep River.

Day 4-6 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert

Watch the sunset at Fish River Canyon. Explore Sossusvlei dunes and climb the breathtaking Dune 45.

Day 7-8 Swakopmund

Meet our local friends and explore the back streets and local culture on a guided interpretive walk. Choose between exploring Swakopmund’s historic town, sand boarding, skydiving, or going on a dolphin cruise as optional activities.

Day 9-11 Damarland/Etosha National Park

Game drives in our overland vehicle.

Day 12-13 Waterberg Plateau National Park/Windhoek

Scenic walk on the Waterberg Plateau.

Day 14-15 Kalahari/Maun

Visit the Kalahari Desert and meet the local San Bushmen. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals.

Day 16 Okavango Delta

Enjoy a game walk, traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions and birding. Learn the ways of the bush from local polers and sing and dance around the campfire with them at night.

Day 17-18 Gweta/Chobe River

Camp under ancient baobab trees. Opt to embark on a wildlife-spotting boat cruise on the Chobe River or take a game drive in an open safari vehicle in Chobe National Park.

Day 19-20 Livingstone

Ferry crossing into Zambia. Opt to visit Victoria Falls, enjoy whitewater rafting, go canoeing, take an elephant-back safari, or fly over the falls.

Day 21 Livingstone

Depart at any time.

Interested in this; ready to enquire?

Find out more by filling out the form below and clicking send. StudentUniverse should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.


Further Details

More information about this gap year opportunity...

Price details:

from £1,529


Call 0333 333 9923 to enquire or book


Cape Town >> Cederberg/Gariep River >> Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert >> Swakopmund >> Damarland/Etosha National Park >> Waterberg Plateau National Park/Windhoek >> Kalahari/Maun >> Okavango Delta >> Gweta/Chobe River >> Livingstone


Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei Dunes and Waterberg Plateau Game Park entrances. Etosha National Park entrance with game drives. Guided township tour (Swakopmund). Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion.

Food: 19 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 14 dinners. (Allow USD110-145 for meals and drinks not included.)
Accommodation: Simple hotels (2 nts), participation camping (15 nts), guesthouses (2 nts, multi-share), basic bush camp (1 nt).
Transport: Overland truck, walking, mokoro.

2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver.
Small group experience; Max 22, avg 18.

About StudentUniverse

StudentUniverse has been supplying the best flight, hotel and tours deals to students around the world for years now and we’re delighted to be the preferred travel partner of and to make your travel experience even more amazing.

We have a great team of travel gurus that understand what a gap year is all about just waiting to help you, and since we are part of the Flight Centre Travel Group we are able to offer the best flights, gap year packages, hostels, tours, volunteer placements and insurance - the works. This is not your average travel agency, it’s the ultimate backpacker travel agency.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your travels, even if you’re in the preliminary stages and you’d just like some advice, give us a call on 0333 333 9923 or submit an enquiry to StudentUniverse – we’d love to hear from you.

View all products from StudentUniverse


Photo Gallery

Mokoro in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Mokoro in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Image 2 of 2 images
Email Enquiry

Interested in this; ready to enquire?

Find out more by filling out the form below and clicking send. StudentUniverse should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.

Call Me

Have a gap year travel expert call you back

If you're in the UK and would like one of our travel experts to call you about this trip, pop your details in the form below and we'll give you a call. If you'd prefer to be called at a specific time, let us know that too, and we'll do our very best to call you then.

Please note: We can only support call-back requests during office hours, which are: Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm  |  Saturday: 10am to 5pm.

Related Experiences