Embark on a voyage that is extraordinary in its diversity and scope—visit five countries; experience a remarkable number of different habitats; and learn about the fascinating cultures and people who call this region home. Our journey begins on the jagged coast of South Africa in the thriving city of Cape Town, and ends in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Venture into South Africa’s bush country; cruise Mozambique’s extraordinary coast teeming with marine life; photograph playful lemurs, colorful reptiles and the renowned baobab trees of Madagascar; experience the cultures and wildlife of Mayotte in the French Comoros; and immerse yourself in the heady scents and fascinating history of Zanzibar.
Go on safari in South Africa’s renowned Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, watching for the “big five”: lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros
Get acquainted with intriguing cultures, from South Africa’s Zulu people to the rich mix of people drawn to bustling Zanzibar
Explore the unique flora and fauna of Madagascar in three different regions, encountering lemurs, ancient baobab trees, chameleons and rare birds
Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites from South Africa’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park to Stone Town on the island of Zanzibar
Capture your best images alongside a National Geographic Photography Expert