Vic Falls to Stone Town

Zimbabwe
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Travel from the mighty Victoria Falls through Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania – to experience all the incredible sights, sounds and cultures Eastern Africa has to offer. Track rhinos on foot and spot lions and leopards on 4x4 game drives. Explore World Heritage-listed sites like the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. Meet locals to gain insight into the enduring cultures of these communities. Wind up on the shores of the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar after an unforgettable 17-day journey full of local knowledge and epic adventures.

Availability

From 10/03/2024 to 17/12/2024

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Mar Sun 10 2024 to Mar Tue 26 2024
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    $2,848*
  • Apr Sun 07 2024 to Apr Tue 23 2024
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    $2,508*
  • May Sun 05 2024 to May Tue 21 2024
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    $3,230*
  • May Sun 26 2024 to Jun Tue 11 2024
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    $3,325*
  • Jul Sun 14 2024 to Jul Tue 30 2024
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    $3,725*
  • Jul Sun 28 2024 to Aug Tue 13 2024
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    $3,455*
  • Aug Sun 04 2024 to Aug Tue 20 2024
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    $3,216*
  • Aug Sun 11 2024 to Aug Tue 27 2024
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    $3,385*
  • Aug Sun 25 2024 to Sep Tue 10 2024
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    $3,385*
  • Sep Sun 01 2024 to Sep Tue 17 2024
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    $3,260*
  • Sep Sun 08 2024 to Sep Tue 24 2024
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    $3,260*
  • Sep Sun 15 2024 to Oct Tue 01 2024
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    $3,260*
  • Sep Sun 29 2024 to Oct Tue 15 2024
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    $3,260*
  • Oct Sun 13 2024 to Oct Tue 29 2024
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    $3,260*
  • Nov Sun 03 2024 to Nov Tue 19 2024
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    $3,135*
  • Dec Sun 01 2024 to Dec Tue 17 2024
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    $3,135*

What's included

Track rhinos on foot in Matobo National Park, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna including warthogs, leopards, and klipsingers.
Learn about the park's cultural significance and San rock paintings.
Spot elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, wildebeest, impalas and more on not one but two included 4WD safari game drives in Tanzania and Zambia.
Visit the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust to learn about the rehabilitation of wildlife from poaching and get the chance to meet some rescued or orphaned wildlife currently in their care.
Discover the magic of South Luangwa National Park on a morning and afternoon 4x4 safari game drive with local expert guides, and visit a workshop where local women transform poaching snare wire into jewellery to raise funds for conservation.
The east of Africa isn’t all just roaming wildlife and open plains.
Along the way, get to know some of the region's vibrant cities, including Lusaka, Harare and Bulawayo.
Journey from the interior plains out to some idyllic Indian Ocean hotspots.
Stroll along the shores in Dar es Salaam and consider extending your stay in paradisiacal Zanzibar.
Breakfasts Included: 16.
Lunches Included: 10.
Dinners Included: 14.
Camping (with facilities) (16 nights).
Overland vehicle,4WD Safari Vehicle,Ferry.
Age: min 15.
Group Size: 1 - 22.
Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit.
Matobo National Park - Rhino Tracking, Park Visit & San Rock Paintings.
Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit.
South Luangwa - Jewellery workshop Project.
South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Afternoon Game Drive.
South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive.
Mikumi National Park - 4x4 Game Drive.
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Itinerary

  • 1 - Victoria Falls Mhoro! Welcome to Zimbabwe. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 4 pm where you'll meet your tour leader and travel group. You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Your campground is centrally located in the town of Victoria Falls. After this important meeting, your leader will take you to a local activity centre where a range of activities will be on offer, and you can consider booking experiences for tomorrow.
  • 2 - Victoria Falls Use your free time to visit the magnificent Victoria Falls. This thundering curtain of water is one-and-a-half kilometres wide, falling 108 metres into a narrow gorge below. In the wet season, the spray created can rise up an incredible 400 metres and the falls become a raging torrent. In the dry season, the view of the falls is unobstructed by spray and you can see little islets in the river below. Be sure to ask your local leader for their tips and advice on what to do in Victoria Falls.
  • 3 - Bulawayo Depart Victoria Falls and travel toward Bulawayo (approximately 7 hours) via the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust - one of The Intrepid Foundation's projects. Here you can learn about the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, human-wildlife conflict and the trusts role in anti-poaching. There may also be a chance to meet any rescued or orphaned wildlife currently in their care. Onwards to Bulawayo - known locally as the 'City of Kings', Zimbabwe's second-largest city has an interesting history and some impeccable colonial architecture.
  • 4 - Bulawayo Wake up early and get ready to track rhinos in Matobo National Park. Home to a significant population of black and white rhinoceros that can be tracked on foot. As your expert guide takes you through the park, look out for other game like leopards, warthogs, and springhares. You'll also learn about the local plants and trees, including wild pear and paperbark, and discover San paintings and the fascinating rock formations. The Matopos 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.
  • 5 - Masvingo Drive the short stretch to Masvingo (approximately 5-6 hours). This colonial settlement - the oldest in Zimbabwe - makes for the perfect base from which to explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. The ruined city, now a World Heritage-listed site, was first constructed in the 11th century. It's thought to be the former royal palace of the Zimbabwean monarch. Spend a few hours exploring this intriguing site before heading off to camp for the evening.
  • 6 - Harare Travel to Harare today (approximately 5-6 hours). You will arrive at your destination in time for lunch. You only have an hour or two to explore Zimbabwe's capital city, so if you're feeling active and up for a stroll, get out and make the most of it. Perhaps head to the National Gallery, the museum, the botanical gardens or simply wander the city centre and visit the colourful markets.
  • 7 - Lusaka Today you will cross into Zambia and drive to your campsite just outside Lusaka, Zambia's capital (approximately 8 hours). Your journey begins with a nice scenic drive to the border. At some point during the day there will be an opportunity to stop at an ATM and stock up on any supplies you might need at a shop or market.
  • 8 - Petauke Spend some time checking out Lusaka before a long day of travel. You'll see that it's a modern city but still retains a traditional African feel. Afterwards, travel on to Petauke (approximately 8 hours).
  • 9 - South Luangwa National Park After breakfast, travel (approximately 5 hours) to a workshop in South Luangwa where local craftswomen take snare wire recovered from poaching traps and transform it into jewellery inspired by the African bush. The women will show you around their purpose-built workshop and give you a chance to try coiling or hammering the wire yourself. For each sale made, a donation is given to anti snare patrols dedicated to the conservation of the region. Afterwards, make your way through the heartland to South Luangwa National Park (approximately 2 hours). The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River and its lagoons is among the highest in Africa. Many elephants, buffaloes, leopards, Thornicroft's giraffes and lions are known to roam here. There are also some 400 species of birds inhabiting the area. A great way to experience South Luangwa and its beautiful scenery is to take an optional river trip - ask your group leader for more details.
  • 10 - South Luangwa National Park Rise early with a light breakfast and get ready for an exhilarating morning game drive in a 4WD with a local guide, then head back to the camp for an early lunch. During the hottest part of the day between safaris, you can either rest in the shade or take an optional village walk to get a glimpse of daily life in the local community. Return to the park for another Game Drive in the evening.
  • 11 - Lake Malawi Cross the border into Malawi and continue straight to your camp on the shores of Lake Malawi (approximately 9-10 hours). Malawi is dominated by its lake, which covers almost a fifth of the country and provides a livelihood for many local people. Fishermen, fish traders and canoe and net makers all ply their trade on the lake. A common sight is that of a fisherman in a bwato (a dugout canoe made from a hollowed tree trunk) fishing on the still lake at the break of day. Your campsite at Kande Beach is right on the shore, so take some time to rest and relax.
  • 12 - Lake Malawi This morning you can take an optional walk in the nearby village, an opportunity to meet some local Malawians-easily some of the friendliest people in Africa. Enjoy a free afternoon chilling out on the lake's sandy shores, time to soak up your idyllic surroundings you can take a dip in the lake or try out cycling to the hilly villages. Perhaps cool off with an optional snorkelling trip with a local guide. Lake Malawi's high alkalinity has resulted in an abundance of brightly coloured fish and relatively low levels of plants. What you end up with is a tropical ocean-like snorkelling experience within a landlocked freshwater lake.
  • 13 - Chitimba Drive to your camp in Chitimba (approximately 7 hours). Chitimba lies along the coast of Lake Malawi and has lovely beaches, friendly locals and a laidback atmosphere. When you arrive, perhaps take a stroll and acquaint yourself with this different part of the lake. Enjoy the scenery of banana palms, papaya trees and the Livingstonia and Nyika mountains looming nearby.
  • 14 - Iringa Today is a long travel day into Tanzania and its southern highlands (approximately 11 hours). Sit back, relax and watch as the countryside passes by. On arrival you will set up camp on the grounds of a farmhouse situated on the outskirts of this pleasant settlement. The area is filled with natural bush land which can make it a bird watchers paradise. Make the most of this rural setting by doing some stargazing before you retire for the night.
  • 15 - Mikumi National Park Today we drive to the edge of Mikumi National Park. Situated at the foot of the thickly wooded Uluguru Mountains, Mikumi is Tanzania's fourth largest national park. In the afternoon we head off on 4WD Game Drive with a local expert guide. This less touristed park is home to impressive numbers of elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, wildebeest and impalas - and maybe even a predator or two if you're lucky!
  • 16 - Dar es Salaam Settle in for a 7-hour drive to Sunrise Beach, just south of Dar es Salaam. Be sure to make the most of it - perhaps take a stroll along the shore after you arrive and settle in. Your camp today is on the grounds of a hotel situated next to the beach. You'll have the option to enjoy the warm waters of the ocean and the swimming pool around the campsite.
  • 17 - Stone Town Catch a ferry to Africa's 'Spice Island' - Zanzibar. Filled with pristine white-sand shores, winding cobblestone alleyways and fragrant bazaars, Zanzibar has a colourful history - everything from slave traders to Arabian sultans and fruit exporters. The sight of traditional dhows sailing along the coast suggests what the island must have been like in Livingstone's day. The best way to see this exotic port town and its old city (Stone Town) is on foot. When the sun is setting, perhaps enjoy a drink at a nearby bar overlooking the seafront, then a seafood curry at a local restaurant. With no further activities planned on arrival, this trip comes to an end in Stone Town.
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