Vic Falls to Kruger

South Africa
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Experience three of southern Africa’s most phenomenal game-viewing sites in search of the world’s most spectacular wildlife – Hwange National Park, Kruger National Park and Matobo National Park. Spend nine days in search of the Big Five (that’s lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo) and more on this journey through South Africa and Zimbabwe. Plus you’ll enjoy time in a traditional village in the Limpopo province and visit South Africa's modern capital – all the while uncovering Africa's incredible and diverse natural beauty.

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From 17/03/2024 to 04/01/2027

Departure dates & prices

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What's included

Enjoy an unforgettable opportunity to camp at the headquarters of the world's first all-female anti-poaching unit, the Black Mambas.
Join them on an exclusive bush walk by day and then listen to their inspiring stories by the campfire in the evening.
Pay the elephants and lions of Hwange National Park a visit in an open-air safari vehicle.
Plus, track rhinos on foot with an expert local guide in Matobo National Park – an exhilarating way to experience the wildlife of Zimbabwe.
Immerse yourself in the ancient culture of the Venda people with a village homestay in South Africa's Limpopo province.
Marvel at the unforgettable views of Blyde River Canyon.
This spectacular gorge is up there with the world's largest and is probably the greenest of the lot.
Visit the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust and learn about the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, human-wildlife conflict and anti-poaching efforts.
By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Helping Rhinos.
Donations support their all-female ranger program in South Africa, which specialises in fighting wildlife crimes and protecting rhinos, and other critically endangered animals, from poachers.
Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.
Breakfasts Included: 8.
Lunches Included: 5.
Dinners Included: 7.
Camping with facilities (8 nights),Homestay (1 night).
Overland vehicle,Open safari vehicle.
Age: min 15.
Group Size: 1 - 22.
Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit.
Hwange National Park - Guided 4x4 Game Drive.
Hwange - Painted Dog Conservation visit.
Matobo National Park - Rhino Tracking.
Matobo National Park - San Rock Paintings.
Makushu Homestay - Beading, Cooking or Dancing.
Black Mambas HQ - Dinner by Lantern Light.
Black Mambas HQ - Campfire Story Time.
Black Mambas HQ - Snare Walk.
Kruger National Park - Night Game Drive.
Kruger National Park - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive.
Panorama Route - Bourke's Luck Potholes.
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Itinerary

  • 1 - Victoria Falls Mhoro! Welcome to Zimbabwe and the mighty Victoria Falls. Your trip begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. If you arrive early, why not check out some of the optional activities around Victoria Falls. The Zimbabwe side of the falls offers the broadest view of this colossal natural wonder, and the scenic helicopter flights are incredible - if you opt for one, the Zambezi Helicopter Company (CAA Zimbabwe) is the only operator Intrepid endorses.
  • 2 - Hwange National Park After a little time to explore in the morning, you'll leave Victoria Falls behind and head to Hwange National Park via the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust - one of the projects The Intrepid Foundation supports. Here you can learn about the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, human-wildlife conflict and the Trust's role in anti-poaching. There may also be a chance to meet any rescued or orphaned wildlife currently in their care. Hwange National Park became the royal hunting grounds of the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi in the early 19th century and was set aside as a national park in 1929. Today, Hwange boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife, with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species. The elephants of Hwange are world famous - here you'll find one of the largest elephant populations in Africa. Spend this afternoon exploring Hwange National Park and discover this stunning wildlife arena in an open 4WD vehicle with expert local guides. Keep your eyes out for wildlife and listen closely as your guides explain more about this area and the animals that call this place home.
  • 3 - Matobo National Park Leave Hwange in your dust as you make tracks for Matobo National Park this morning. Shortly after leaving Hwange, stop at the Painted Dog Conservation Centre. The loss of quality habitat and poaching are driving the painted dog (also known as African wild dog) towards extinction. Learn about how they protect and increase the range and numbers of painted dogs in Zimbabwe and the Hwange ecosystem as a whole. Then it's on to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city. Take a stroll through the streets lined with old colonial buildings and stop in at a local cafe or restaurant for lunch before heading to your camp for the next two nights. Home to a large population of black and white rhinoceroses that can be tracked on foot, Matobo National Park is also the site of the grave of Cecil John Rhodes, the founder of Rhodesia and the De Beers diamond company. The Matobo area has great spiritual and cultural significance to the local people and there are many sites within the park where important ceremonies still take place.
  • 4 - Matobo National Park Matobo National Park has an incredibly diverse range of birdlife and wildlife, and is home to both Black and White rhino. This morning, you have a unique opportunity to track white rhinos on foot with the help of an expert local guide. There will also be the chance to spot other game - the park is home to klipspringers, leopards, warthogs and springhares, among others. You can also learn about the various local plants and trees, including wild pear and paperbark, while discovering San paintings and the intriguing rock formations of the park. After a cold lunch, venture to a nearby village and meet some of the local people. You'll gain a better understanding of the lives of these people when they were living in the hills, as well as meet with some of the local communities and personalities - including elderly chief Pondo, a character in his own right.
  • 5 - Tshipise This morning we leave Matobo National Park and Zimbabwe behind and cross a very busy border post, the only direct border crossing between Zimbabwe and South Africa. We should arrive at our camping site located on the edge of Honnet Nature Reserve in the late afternoon. Relax and enjoy the extensive facilities available including an indoor and outdoor pool, putt putt, nature trail, and optional Game Drives.
  • 6 - Makushu Village Make your way to Makushu - a small village in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Upon arrival in Makushu, you'll be met by a local village guide, who will ensure you are well taken care of. You'll be staying with homestay host mothers in their family homes. With your own room within the family home, you will get a true feeling of what it's like in the village - certainly a unique and memorable experience for travellers. With no two days the same for local villagers, some things you may get up to include beading, dancing, beer tasting and cooking. This evening is a true opportunity to interact with the local villagers and learn of traditional Venda ways.
  • 7 - Greater Kruger National Park - Black Mambas HQ After breakfast today you'll make the epic journey towards Greater Kruger National Park. Along the way, there will be an opportunity to stop at a shop or market for any camping supplies you or the group might need. Tonight you'll get the extraordinary opportunity to camp at the Black Mambas headquarters, located just outside of Kruger National Park. Supported by the Intrepid Foundation, the Black Mambas are the world's first all-female anti-poaching unit, made up of 36 young African women. Turning a traditionally male-dominated industry on its head, they're putting their female prowess to work protecting the wildlife of Kruger National Park in an unconventional kind of way. You'll accompany them on a bush walk to discover how they find and destroy snares left by poachers. In the evening, enjoy dinner by lantern light then relax by the campfire and listen to the inspirational personal stories from The Black Mambas.
  • 8 - Kruger National Park Rise early and have a light breakfast of coffee before embarking on a full-day 4WD game drive in Kruger National Park. One of the largest game reserves in Southern Africa, Kruger National Park is home to over 500 bird species, 100 species of reptile and 150 mammal species, including the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog. Your wildlife experience begins as soon as you enter the park. You will head straight into prime game viewing areas, spotting anything from antelopes and elands to cheetahs and rhinos. Later on, head out on a night drive with local park guides to spot nocturnal animals and perhaps even a night-time predator or two. Night drives provide the opportunity to spot Kruger National Park's secretive nocturnal creatures and watch their activities in their natural environment. This drive traditionally lasts between 2 and 3 hours and you can expect to see a vast selection of nocturnal animals such as nightjars, servals, African wild cats, springhares and owls.
  • 9 - Johannesburg It's time to head to Johannesburg. There's plenty of time to stop and explore along the way. A notable stop - you'll take in amazing vistas at the 3 Rondavals viewpoint over Blyde River Canyon and Bourke's Luck Potholes. This is a magnificent lookout where cloud cover is usually at a minimum. Your African safari adventure comes to an end once we arrive in Johannesburg this evening.
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