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This exciting 11-day overland adventure gives you a taste of southern Africa's most popular attractions, starting in the Kruger National Park and ending off at the mighty Victoria Falls.

Begin your adventure with a classic Kruger Park safari. Spot Africa’s Big 5 in this prime wildlife viewing reserve before making your way through the scenic Panorama Route.

Cross the border into Zimbabwe as you head for the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, where you’ll get a glimpse into the past as you marvel at these ancient structures. Drive through the Zimbabwean midlands to Matobo National Park to walk with lions, and finally reach the mighty Victoria Falls where action-packed adventure awaits.

  • Tour duration: 11 days
  • Start: Johannesburg
  • End: Victoria Falls
  • Destinations:
    Zimbabwe
       Victoria Falls
    South Africa
       Kruger,
       Panorama Route
  • Accommodation:
    10 nights at Camping
  • Comfort Level: Basic
  • Type of Tour: Guided & Scheduled
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented

Itinerary Highlights

  • Go on day & night game drives in Kruger
  • Admire the Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Relax in the Tshipise hot springs
  • Walk with lions in the Antelope Park
  • See the heritage sites of Colonial Bulawayo
  • Explore the mighty Victoria Falls
  • Go white-water rafting on the Zambezi

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1-2

View classic African animals in the Kruger National Park

Start your journey in the busy city of Johannesburg and head toward the South African Lowveld, a beautifully scenic region known for its excellent wildlife viewing. Pass through the southern section of the picturesque Panorama Route before reaching Umvubu Camp, just outside the Kruger National Park. Relax around the campfire and look out for giraffe, zebra, hippo and impala.

Spend the next day exploring the magnificent Kruger National Park; expect to see many different species of wildlife as this is South Africa's largest and most diverse conservation area. Join the optional evening game drive to spot some of Africa's nocturnal animals.

Day 3

Enter the green Limpopo Province

Depart from the beautiful Lowveld and begin the long drive to the lush Limpopo Province. Stop at the remarkable Blyde River Canyon and look through God's Window, only one of the many fantastic view points. Arrive at Polokwane, the province's capital, where you’ll set up camp just outside the city and appreciate the region's lavish greenery.

Day 4

Relax in the Tshipise hot springs

Begin your journey to Zimbabwe through the scenic regions of northern South Africa. Spend the evening close to Musina, South Africa's hottest town, where you’ll set up camp at Tshipise, the hot water springs. The resort is nestled between rolling hills, promising great scenery as you spend the afternoon lounging in the pools or walking along the different trails.

Day 5

Admire the Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Today you’ll cross the border into Zimbabwe - a country with a rich and distinctive culture. Head to the town of Masvingo on the outskirts of the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, where you can wander through the impressive remains of this medieval city, admiring what is left of this ancient civilisation. Set up camp at the foot of the hills and spend the night in these historic surrounds.

Days 6-7

Get personal with wildlife in the Antelope Park

Continue travelling North through Zimbabwe's midlands and make a memorable overnight stop at the Antelope Park. Embrace the rare opportunity to walk with lions, swim with elephants and take horse-back rides to view the game.

Days 8-9

Appreciate the culturally rich Bulawayo

Depart for Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city. Take in the rich history and British Colonial character and visit the many buildings maintained as heritage sites. Also pay a visit to the Natural History Museum, the National Arts Gallery and the Mzilikazi Arts and Crafts Centre.

Dedicate the next day to fully appreciating this culturally rich area. Start with a visit to the nearby Matobo National Park, one of the last strongholds of both black and white rhino. Search for the elusive leopard and majestic black eagle. Later, get the chance to admire the ancient rock paintings left behind by the previous San inhabitants of the area.

Day 10

Experience the amazing Victoria Falls

Depart from Bulawayo and head toward the majestic Victoria Falls, arriving at your campsite in the centre of the town, surrounded by the Victoria Falls National Park. Walk over to the booking agents for a range of fun, relaxing and exhilarating activities on and around the Zambezi River – a natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Take a 20min walk in this beautiful area to reach the entry point from which to view the mighty Falls and spend the afternoon exploring the National Park, relaxing at the campsite or simply taking in the incredible surrounds.

Day 11

Say your goodbyes

After breakfast and one final visit to the Victoria Falls, the tour comes to an end.

Inclusions

  • 10 nights camping accommodation
  • Pre-night accommodation in a dorm room
  • Trip includes an arrival airport transfer

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Additional Tour Notes

A local payment of USD 350 will be required to be paid on the first day of the tour. Please consult your African Safari Expert for details.

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $555
  • 21 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $620

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Gelle Ritchie

Gelle Ritchie

Africa Safari Expert

"Get up close to the Big 5 whilst coming face to face with the mighty Vic Falls – sights you surely won’t forget in a hurry."

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