Exploring Southern Africa


Experience breathtaking landscapes and exciting wildlife safaris as you journey across Southern Africa with stops in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe.

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 The powerful and dramatic Victoria Falls  Elephants at a watering hole  Giraffes in the wild  Pair of rhinos   Lioness in Namibia  Zebras at a watering hole in Namibia  Gemsbok (oryx gazelle) in Namibia  Flamingoes at Walwis Bay, Namibia  Cape Fur Seals along the Skeleton Coast in Namibia  Water Buffalo  The evocative dunes at Sossusvlei  The dunes of Sossusvlei  Quiver tree in Namibia  Cape Town's Table Mountain with Robben Island in foreground, South Africa  Panorama of Cape Town, South Africa. Credit: South Africa Tourism Bureau
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Experts

David Clapp

David Clapp

Apr 30 - May 17, 2015

David Clapp is a respected naturalist and teacher who worked extensively in land conservation and habitat management. David has taught at Northeastern University, lectured on strategies for land protection in the United States, Africa, Europe, and Asia, and consulted for an array of governmental and conservation agencies. He spent his professional career working for the Massachusetts Audubon Society and has led Smithsonian Journeys adventures for about thirty years. His research has included studies in avian populations and breeding birds of various species. Although natural history is his primary focus, David is interested in cultural history, geology, and evolution. He has been involved in ecotourism for more than thirty years and has led tours throughout the world. Especially through his involvement with ecotourism he has been able to train naturalists, provide natural history materials, and work with conservation organizations worldwide. His lectures run the gamut from plate tectonics and the history of the world to flight and migration as it relates to sites being visited. A naturalist of unusual breadth and depth, he has led Smithsonian Journeys practically from pole to pole. David is also an extremely gifted photographer. He is a popular expert and our travelers consistently express their appreciation for his efforts and enthusiasm.

Grant Nel

Grant Nel

Sep 17 - Oct 4, 2015

Grant Nel holds a BSc (Hon) degree in Zoology, has worked in the African wild for 2 decades and has also travelled widely internationally. For the past 12 years Grant has lived a few hundred meters from the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers (both of which feature prominently in your itinerary). The Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park are virtually his back yard. He is a highly respected professional guide and conservationist in the region. He is a former CEO of The Selinda Reserve, and sits on the boards of two local environmental organizations.