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Two Burchell's Zebra in Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa
Two Burchell's Zebra in Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa
ExpeditionsExploring East Africa and Madagascar: Wildlife and Wonders

Exploring East Africa and Madagascar: Wildlife and Wonders

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Experience an extraordinary range of habitats and cultures on this exclusive East Africa expedition to five countries, spanning from Cape Town to Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam. Delve into the rare botany of South Africa’s Western Cape and survey cliffs and caves along the Garden Route. Explore diverse ecosystems in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and then go on safari to the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve in search of the “big five.” 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.

Highlights

Black rhino with baby at iSimangaliso Wetland Park (previously Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park) near St Lucia, South Africa
  • Go on safari in South Africa’s renowned Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, 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 vibrant 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 photos alongside a National Geographic Photography Expert

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$21,156

/ per person

Does not include any flights

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dates
Mar
duration
18 Days
starts at
Cape Town, South Africa
ends at
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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From

$21,156

/ per person

Book Now
dates
Mar
duration
18 Days
starts at
Cape Town, South Africa
ends at
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

View our brochure for more details

Explorations 2023-26

From

$21,156

/ per person

Book Now
dates
Mar
duration
18 Days
starts at
Cape Town, South Africa
ends at
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
See all offers

View our brochure for more details

Explorations 2023-26

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Over 50+ years of exploring, Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff and the quality companionship they provide has established the company’s reputation. From expedition leaders to naturalists, most hold advanced degrees and are established authorities in their fields. Some join a few expeditions each year to explore the same sites, some of them spending some time in the field away from rigorous academic work. And others lead expeditions all around the world—with many guests saying, “Where you’re going, we’re going,” and returning time after time to travel with them. Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff.

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