Southern Africa overland vacation
An 18 day overland vacation, traveling by bespoke truck with a small group, through South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Camping along the way. Long dusty journeys to vast, dramatic landscapes.
South Africa: Johannesburg Bluberg Kruger National Park Meet Hanawa community Botswana: Kalahari Desert Khama Rhino Sanctuary Maun Okavango Delta Makgadikgadi Salt Pans Chobe National Park Moremi Gorge Zimbabwe Victoria Falls Hwange National Park Bulawayo Matobos National Park
US $2895US $2860ToUS $3375excluding flights
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As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetThe very ethos of our style of travel is responsible. As a global tour operator, we take our role in tourism very seriously.
We are committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travelers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in our culture and the daily operations of every office and every trip. In addition, we expect our staff and travelers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.
We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when traveling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment.
On many of our Africa trips, we visit National Parks and conservations and the entrance fees are always included on the tour price. On this tour, we visit the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Chobe National Park, Hwange National Park, Matobos National Park and Kruger National Park. The entrance fees help towards conservation of the Parks and to ensure the safety and welfare of the animals.
We provide most of the meals on this tour and always source our produce locally. This ploughs imperative financial support back into the community and economy and gives our travelers a real ‘taste’ of their destination. We often visit National Parks that have shops or markets nearby and we always encourage our travelers to purchase souvenirs made by local people to support their income, rather than going to a bigger chain. Often the greatest, one off souvenir came from that solo shop on the corner.
PeopleAnother way we support the local economy is by taking our travelers to a village tavern to try some local brewed beer.
As company our responsibilities don’t stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 11 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from healthcare, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travelers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.
We currently support the Thusanani Children’s Foundation that works to prevent and treat developmental delay in orphaned and vulnerable South African children, aged 0-6 in the children’s homes where they live.
As this tour uses largely camping accommodation, it has some of the least carbon emissions in comparison to accommodated tours.
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