Southern Africa Odyssey: October 29 - November 15, 2020

Download Brochure — Registration Open
Quick Overview

  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Cost: From $6,495 (with airfare included from Boston, Dulles, or JFK)
  • Williams Study Leader: Hank Art
  • Land tour, exclusively Williams

Trip Details

Astonishing beauty and consummate adventure await on this 18-day Southern Africa small group journey led by Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology, Emeritus Hank Art. Explore Johannesburg’s Soweto district, renowned for its anti-apartheid movement. Staying in a historic hotel near Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls, admire the falls up close, meet local schoolchildren, and embark on a “Sundowner” Zambezi cruise. Take a rhino safari, then enjoy a full-day safari excursion in Botswana’s exceptional Chobe National Park. After touring Namibia’s Windhoek, encounter the vast Namib Desert and Sossusvlei’s immense dunes. Cruise on a catamaran along the storied Namibian coast and tour German-accented Swakopmund. With four final nights in beautiful Cape Town, visit lovely Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and the colorful Bo Kaap neighborhood, and sample the Winelands’ acclaimed offerings at a winery. Other highlights include a Cape of Good Hope funicular ride, Boulders Beach’s penguins, and summiting Table Mountain via cable car. Experience the extraordinary Kruger region on an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension.

How to Reserve

Registration is open. To reserve, please call tour operator Odysseys at 888-370-6765; or complete and mail the reservation form enclosed in the brochure. For general questions about Williams Alumni Travel Study, please call 413-597-4011.