9 Days
Duration
Max 12
Group Size
South Africa, Zimbabwe
Location
Accommodated
Accommodated Tours

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Travel from Zimbabwe via the Kruger National Park to Johannesburg over 9 days.

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Over 9 grand days of pure enjoyment as you bask in the beauty of the legendary Victoria Falls and search for wildlife in two national parks. This extraordinary guided tour leads you through spectacular highlights of Zimbabwe, starting with Victoria Falls, continuing to the splendid Matobo National Park and then ending with one of the biggest and most famous game reserves in Africa, the Kruger National Park, which forms the grand finale to this fantastic tour.  Explore the wildlife, nature and beauty of Southern Africa as you journey from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in an air-conditioned Premium Overland Safari Vehicle (fitted with 12 Ultimate Safari Seats), viewing wildlife and exploring different parks and reserves along the way. Staying in lodges in reserves will ensure that you discover this beautiful natural landscape up close but in comfort, and your experienced guide will make sure you have a comfortable and enriching trip through this fascinating region.

Tour Price: US$1928.00
Solo Room Supplement: US$313.00

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This tour also combines with:

17 Days Botswana & Zimbabwe Wildlife

25 Days Cape to Victoria Falls to Joahnnesburg

28 Days East Africa, Victoria Falls & Zimbabwe

Falls & Kruger Premium Accommodated Adventure

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Group Size: Max 12
Days: 9
Start: Victoria Falls
End: Johannesburg
Distance: 2350km
Transport: Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 2 Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalows/ Lodges (8 nts)
Entrance Fees: Matobo National Park, Kruger National Park
Activities: Gwango Game Drive, Wild Dog Conservation Project, Rhino Walk & Game Drive Matobo National Park, Aventura Hot Springs, Kruger National Park Game Drives.
Crew: 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

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Day1

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Tonight, the adventure begins but feel free to explore your surroundings before your welcome meeting tonight. Your time in the little town of Victoria Falls can be filled with a variety of activities. Take a helicopter or microlight flight over the Victoria Falls, and let your breath be stolen away by the sight of the largest sheet of falling water in the world, cascading across two countries into a narrow gorge. Make sure to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is also one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. When you stand in front of the Victoria Falls you will understand why the indigenous tribe the Tonga gave it the beautiful and descriptive name of Mosi-Oa-Tunya (The Smoke That Thunders). Please be back in time to meet your group at 18:00. After introductions, your Tour Leader will review the details of your trip. Your Tour Leader will recommend a good selection of restaurants from which you can choose to experience the cuisine on offer in Victoria Falls. You can also book an extra day or two pre-tour to make the most of your stay.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day2

Victoria Falls to Gwango (Hwange area)

Today we continue to Gwango Elephant Lodge which is situated just outside Hwange National Park, named after a local chief. This park is the largest park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14,650 square kilometres. Look forward to an included afternoon open vehicle game drive on the Gwango estate. After dinner, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional night game drive in the estate which will give you the opportunity to discover nocturnal animals such as porcupines, civet cats, genet and leopard.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Open Vehicle Afternoon Game Drive
Activities Optional: Night Game Drive
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day3

Gwango (Hwange area) to Bulawayo

We will head south towards Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second, largest city, and Matobo National Park, which is at the Matobo or Matopos Hills, a scenic area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys. On your way, we visit the Painted Dog Conservation Project. Painted Dogs, also known as African Wild Dogs, are amongst Africa’s most endangered species. This project is involved in various conservation programs such as anti-poaching, rehabilitation, reintroduction and pack monitoring. After the project visit, you continue to Big Cave Camp, also known as” the safari lodge on the rocks” which will be your home for the next two nights. High up on the granite outcrop on which the lodge is built, you will have a magnificent view of Matobo National Park below.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Wild Dog Conservation Project
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day4

Bulawayo (Matobo National Park)

Enjoy a day filled with the best that Matobo National Park offers, from a game drive to looking for rhino on foot, bringing you as close as possible with these ancient looking giants. Visitors to Matobo National Park regularly spot white and black rhino, sable antelope and impala, among other wildlife. Return to Big Cave Camp after your exciting day and enjoy a sundowner while watching another spectacular African sunset.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Rhino Walk and Game Drive in Matobo National Park
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Matobo National Park

Day5

Bulawayo to Tshipise

We cross the Zimbabwe / South African Border today. We will overnight at the Tshipise Forever Resort, “Tshipise” means “something warm”, and the famous Tshipise koppie towers protectively over the resort. Giant Baobab trees dot the landscape and the resort’s camping grounds are barely visible among the mopane, red bushwillow and jakkalsbessie trees. This lush Bushveld retreat enchants jaded city dwellers. Soak your cares away in the healing waters of the mineral pools.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Hot Springs
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day6

Tshipise to Kruger National Park

Today you travel to the famous Kruger National Park, now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park which forms with parks in Mozambique and Zimbabwe a natural sanctuary for a huge variety of animals. Here they live a natural life where they must fend for food and territory the same way they did for thousands of years. Here they can start following ancient migratory routes again because fences are coming down between the parks. En route to your campsite, enjoy a game drive in your Premium Overland Safari Vehicle and get ready to spot hippos, giraffes, elephants, zebras, lions, and many other species in one of Africa’s greatest wildlife areas. You’ll have the option to book an open vehicle night game drive if available.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Game Drive in Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
Activities Optional: Night Drive
Entrance Fees Included: Kruger National Park

Day7

Kruger National Park

Enjoy another full day game drive in Kruger National Park with approximately 2000 plant, 53 fish, 34 amphibian, 118 reptile, 517 bird and 147 mammal species ready for you to discover. You will experience first-hand why Kruger National Park is known as the flagship of South African national parks. Enjoy a game drive en route to the campsite. Sit around a campfire with your sundowner and enjoy the African night sounds drifting into the camping area.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Game Drive in Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
Activities Optional: Open Vehicle Game Drive, Night Drive
Entrance Fees Included: Kruger National Park

Day8

Kruger National Park to Johannesburg

Drive to Johannesburg for your last night of the trip. Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest city, and also known as Egoli, or The City of Gold, referring to the gold mining history of this fast-paced city. Book a day or two post tour to explore this fast-paced city. A visit to Gold Reef City, the amusement park and museum built on an old mine shaft will give you the opportunity for a ride on the Shaft of Terror, a vertical-drop roller coaster that is known as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Africa due to its sheer 47-metre drop. For the historically inclined there is the ever-popular Soweto tour or just jump on a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus to discover Johannesburg at your own pace.   Tonight, you will have the opportunity to have dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants the city has to offer.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day9

Johannesburg

Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

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We have designed this itinerary to ensure that you get the best possible experience from this tour and region. Please note that if the itinerary on your trip differs slightly from the online itinerary or brochure, be assured that any change has been made after careful consideration and with the goal to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Changes considered necessary will usually be due to change in service levels, road conditions, recommendations from past clients etc. The goal of any change will be to give an improved experience. You will be informed in writing of any major changes before your trip starts to keep you informed at all times and discuss any concerns you might have.

Some changes might also be totally out of our control, like changes in visa fees and procedures, available activities etc. and might differ to what we have advised on our website. If changes take place while you are on the road, our adventure crew will be informed immediately and this information will be conveyed to you. The adventure crew will give you all possible assistance to manage these changes.

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VJL Dates

Falls & Kruger Premium Accommodated Adventure
Kruger National Park
Matobo National Park
Victoria Falls
Kruger National Park
East Africa to Johannesburg Premium Accommodated Adventure

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