Event Price 
Cabins range from $7,995 to $9,695 (per person, double occupancy; before September 1, add $1,000 after September 1)
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Few experiences can match this exclusive, in-depth itinerary traveling the breadth of southern Africa, where nature's spectacle is at its most dramatic, history is rich, culture is diverse and "Big Five" game viewing in pristine natural habitats is extraordinary. Follow Nelson Mandela's long road to freedom in South Africa, "the rainbow nation." A highlight of your journey is the three-night river safari aboard the exclusively chartered, 28-passenger, Five-Star M.S. ZAMBEZI QUEEN on Namibia's legendary Chobe River. Enjoy naturalist-guided excursions by small watercraft, a unique alternative to traditional land safaris. Your itinerary also includes the classic land safari, with superb game viewing aboard four-wheel-drive safari vehicles in seldom-visited Botswana, a haven for nearly all of the southern African mammal species. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites, including one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders, incomparable Victoria Falls. Enjoy Five-Star hotel accommodations in Johannesburg and Cape Town and at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Extend your safari experience with the Pre-Program Option in the MalaMala Private Game Reserve bordering Kruger National Park and/or the Post-Program Option in Botswana's Savute Elephant Camp.

Event Itinerary 

Day 1: Depart US for Johannesburg, South Africa
Day 2: Johannesburg, South Africa
Day 3: Johannesburg / Soweto
Day 4: Johannesburg / Pretoria
Day 5: Johannesburg / Fly to Cape Town
Day 6: Cape Town / Robben Island
Day 7: Cape Town / Cape of Good Hope
Day 8: Cape Town / Cape Winelands
Day 9: Cape Town / Fly to Kasane, Botswana / Chobe River, Namibia / Embark MS Zambezi Queen
Day 10: Chobe River Safari
Day 11: Chobe River Safari
Day 12: Chobe River / Disembark Ship / Chobe National Park, Botswana / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Day 13: Victoria Falls
Day 14: Victoria Falls / Fly to Johannesburg, South Africa / Depart for US
Day 15: Arrive in US

Optional two night pre-tour: MalaMala Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Optional two night post-tour: Botswana's Savute Elephant Camp

**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**

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Moderately Active


Robert Baum

Robert Baum attended Wesleyan University for his bachelor's degree, where he first took a course on Apartheid and decided to concentrate in African history. Upon graduation, he received a fellowship, which enabled him to spend an entire year in a Diola village in southern Senegal, where he learned the language and began field research and has continued this research in the area since 1973. He has published many articles and book chapters and two books. His first book, "Shrines of the Slave Trade: Diola Religion and Society in Pre-Colonial Senegambia" (Oxford U. Press) won an American Academy of Religion award for the best first book in the history of religions (2000). His second book, "West Africa's Women of God: Alinesitoue and Diola Prophetic Tradition" (Indiana U. Press) was a finalist for the Albert J. Raboteau Prize in Africana Religions. He is currently working on a continent wide history of African Religions and is the Executive Editor of "The Journal of African Religion". He teaches at Dartmouth College where he is a joint appointment between African and African American Studies and Religion and is affiliated with the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Shared Program 
Dartmouth Exclusive
Operator Name 
Thomas P. Gohagan & Company