Overseas Adventure Travel’s Ultimate Africa itinerary lives up to its name. Travelers explore four countries—Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe—including opportunities to visit thundering Victoria Falls, spot majestic elephants in Chobe National Park, and see hippos in the lush Okavango Delta. Once you experience Africa, it’s easy to understand why people often say, “You go for the animals, you return for the people.” While the wildlife may be dazzling, the encounters with locals are often the most vivid moments of an Africa trip.
On this trip, spend A Day in the Life in a village near Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. You’ll first drop by St. Mary’s Primary School, supported by Grand Circle Foundation, where you’ll interact with the students and teachers. Later, the village leader will show you around, invite you to participate in some farming activities, and teach you a few words and phrases in Ndebele. Small group travel provides access to local villages, encourages personal exchanges, and even offers a glimpse into the daily life of a destination’s residents.