Sep 12, 2021 — Sep 29, 2021

Southern Africa Odyssey

With Megan Torrey

About this Trip

Astonishing beauty and consummate adventure await on this 18-day Southern Africa small group journey.  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 to 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 stunning Cape of Good Hope funicular ride, Boulders Beach’s penguins, and summiting Table Mountain via cable car.  Experience the extraordinary Kruger region with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension. 

From $8,654 tentative total price from Boston, New York, or Washington, DC  (other gateways available)

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Your Council Leader

Megan Clark Torrey is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the World Affairs Council of CT. Megan became the Executive Director in March 2014, after having served as Program Director since 2003. She oversees the development and delivery of world class programming that educates the community on global affairs. Recently, Megan implemented a nation-wide World Affairs Council series focused on global women’s health, helped pilot a leadership mission to Brazil and produced a mini-documentary on Henry Kissinger that featured several former Secretaries of State. Megan has facilitated the visits of several world leaders to the Council in Hartford. During her time at CTWAC, the Council has expanded the scope and reach of its programming by implementing new technology and communications initiatives. Ms. Torrey has two degrees in international relations and diplomacy. Her research interests include inclusive security and the role of women in post-conflict situations and citizen participation in foreign policy. Before joining the World Affairs Council in 2003, she worked with UNESCO’s International Year for the Culture of Peace at the headquarters in Paris and at the United Nations International Training Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. Megan has traveled extensively all over the world and including Council trips to Cuba and Nepal and Bhutan.

For every tour we require each individual participant to fill out a Passenger Information Form.  When filling out the form, you will need your passport information readily available. All information will be kept strictly confidential.



“Megan Torrey was very helpful, engaging, friendly and tireless!”

Gina Pines, Avon, CT