This alternative overland route in Southern Africa takes in some of the less-visited countries and regions in addition to popular destinations like Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta. From Johannesburg, the route travels east though Kruger to Mozambique, an emerging travel destination renowned for its Portuguese colonial influence and its spectacular beaches and tropical waters, ideal for diving and snorkelling. After a few days relaxing on the beach, you head north through Mozambique to Malawi, experiencing the 'Warm Heart of Africa' and the lake which defines the country. Heading into Zambia, there are world class safari opportunities in South Luangwa National Park before heading south to Victoria Falls, home to the spectacular waterfalls and many adrenaline activities. The journey comes full circle by returning to Johannesburg via Botswana, where there are excellent wildlife reserves and the incomparable beauty of the Okavango Delta.

Victoria Falls Town Okavango Delta Great ZimbabweMap for Southeast Africa Overland

Countries Visited

South Africa

Interested in exploring more of southern Africa? Then check out the Southern Africa Overland journey.

Routes for Southeast Africa Overland

Southeast Africa Full Circle

An overland route through some of the less-visited regions of southeast Africa, travelling from Joburg to Vic Falls via Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia and returning back to Joburg through Botswana.

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Joburg - Vic Falls (long route southeast)

A long route from Joburg to Vic Falls allows you to experience Mozambique's legendary beaches, the beautiful Lake Malawi and the superb wildlife viewing in the South Luangwa National Park.

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Joburg - Vic Falls (short route southeast)

This route through the southeast of Africa travels from Joburg and Kruger to Mozambique's Indian Ocean coast before turning inland through Zimbabwe to the spectacular Victoria Falls.

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Guidebooks for Southeast Africa Overland

Guidebooks for this journey from all the major travel publishers are listed below. Links to Amazon (UK, US and Canadian stores), Waterstones (UK) and selected publisher websites allow you to purchase the guidebooks online at best value with one simple click (individual chapter downloads are also available for selected Lonely Planet titles).

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Lonely_Planet Southern Africa

Multi-country Guides

Southern Africa

Aug 2013 (6th ed.)
760 pages

Author(s): Alan Murphy, Anthony Ham et al.

Download Individual Chapter PDFs (2.99) - Click here to view chapters.
Bradt Southern African Wildlife

Wildlife Guides

Southern African Wildlife

Jul 2011 (2nd ed.)
288 pages

Author(s): Mike Unwin

Lonely_Planet Watching Wildlife Southern Africa

Activity Guides

Watching Wildlife Southern Africa

Sep 2009 (2nd ed.)

Author(s): Matthew D. Firestone, Kate Thomas et al.