Southern Africa

Southern Africa Tours from Australia

South Africa covers an area of well over a million square kilometers and is located at the southern tip of the continent. A country rich in diversity, South Africa enjoys a matchless setting. Appreciate the wealth and richness of various cultures, scenic beauty and wildlife, which still remain the prime reason for foreign tourists to visit South Africa. Eco tourism includes nature photography, bird watching, botanical studies, diving, snorkeling, hiking and mountain climbing. Explore the mystique and diversity of the African bushveld and the natural drama of both the scenery and the wildlife. South Africa is a great destination for a varied holiday. It offers fantastic wildlife viewing, beautiful beaches, trendy cities and much more. Kruger is its flagship park with many self-drive and budget options and all of the Big Five are easily seen.

Zimbabwe Some of Africa’s most exclusive wildlife is found in Zimbabwe. Many of the national parks contain the classic Big 5 – Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino, and the remoteness of the region combined with attentive guiding make for a likely wildlife encounter. A UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is situated on the western tip of Zimbabwe. The Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya- The Smoke that thunders, is one of the "Seven Wonders of the World" and one of the largest and most spectacular waterfalls on earth.

Botswana is the leader in low-impact upmarket tourism. This eco-friendly approach promotes a true wilderness experience in this unspoiled country. Abundant wildlife can be encountered in Chobe National Park

Namibia is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. The capital, Windhoek, and coastal town Swakopmund contain German colonial-era buildings such as Windhoek's Christuskirche, built in 1907. In the north, Etosha National Park’s salt pan draws game including rhinos and giraffes

Best time to visit: Generally speaking, the best time to visit most of wildlife parks is the dry season from May to September. For other land tour, October to March is generally the high season in South Africa and the best time to see the Victoria Falls is from May to August when you can see the magnificent waterfalls.