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Southern Africa Backpacking Tours

As one of the most popular and famous areas of Africa, Southern Africa backpacking tours offer the best of well-known budget travel destinations such as South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Southern Africa is most famous for its excellent wildlife and birdlife, which includes the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo) as well as many other species found across national parks and reserves in Southern Africa.

Situated on the tip of Africa, the area includes both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans on either side of its coastlines.

Lions in Timbavati

Southern Africa Budget Travel Highlights:

- Okavango Delta
- Namib Desert
- Skeleton Coast National Park
- Kruger National Park
- Bazaruto Archipelago
- Victoria Falls
- Matopos National Park
- Lower Zambezi National Park
- Nosy Komba
- Nosy Be
- Hlane Royal National Park
- Mlilwane Game Reserve

Table Mountain

Southern Africa Overland Trips

- Overland trips through South Africa
- Overland trips through Namibia
- Overland trips through Botswana
- Overland trips through Zimbabwe
- Overland trips through Zambia
- Overland trips through Lesotho
- Overland trips through Swaziland
- Overland trips through Mozambique
- Overland trips through Madagascar

Mokoro Trip in Okavango Delta, Botswana


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Southern Africa Budget Safaris

Southern Africa budget safaris offer an excellent blend of spectacular wildlife, abundant birdlife, outstanding scenery, fascinating culture and vast and varied landscapes, with plenty to see and do.

Travel within Southern Africa is extremely easy, and includes a wide range of activities and attractions to enjoy within this beautiful part of Africa.

Renowned highlights are Botswana’s Okavango Delta, the Namib Desert, Cape Town and the Winelands, the Kruger National Park, beaches of Mozambique, Victoria Falls and exotic rainforests to name but a few.

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Left quoteFinally home and had a great time…. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…Right quote

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