16 days

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Human Origins in the African Savannah

Southern Africa’s vast and open expanses hide a wealth of archaeology – from some of the earliest evidence of human ancestors who left behind stone tools and skeletons to kingdoms who traded gold and ivory beyond China. There are thousands of Stone Age sites in the wild, caves and rock shelters, inland and along the coast, that have recorded the way of life and history of people in the region over nearly two million years. From the famous Sterkfontein Caves to the relatively unknown archaeological treasures over the border in Zimbabwe, this is a fabulous opportunity to explore the far depths of the human past in the company of an expert in human origins while revelling in the magnificent savannah landscapes in which humankind developed.


Tour highlights:

  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Cradle of Humankind and Great Zimbabwe
  • Adventure into the bush on a walking rock art safari at Berg en Dal
  • Admire the paintings depicted at Koaxa’s Shelter opening up the hidden world of the ancient San people
  • Explore Mapungubwe, one of the glories of South African archaeology

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Today's Price

Deposit: £1,500 Single supplement: £785

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Dr John Mcnabb

Andante Guide Lecturer

Dr John McNabb has been a Senior Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology at Southampton University since 2010.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach or 4WD vehicle as required by the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
30 March 2024 ASAZ240330 30 March 2024 (Saturday) 14 April 2024 (Sunday) Dr John Mcnabb £10,390
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