Kruger, Falls & Zimbabwe

When it comes to raw, in-your-face wildness, Southern Africa cant be topped. This trip offers a fully immersive, unyieldingly authentic experience of the natural and cultural wonders of this incredible region. In Zimbabwes Matobo National Park, youll track rhinos on foot and the resident wildlife on an open-vehicle game drive, capture the Big Five (with your camera, of course) in South Africas Kruger National Park, and witness the unique traditional dances of the Shangaan people. This isnt a taste of Africa; its a full-course meal with seconds.

Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife Physical rating: Average
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Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 127142
Starts: Livingstone, Zambia Finishes: Johannesburg, South Africa
You will visit
  • Livingstone
  • Johannesburg



Day 1: Livingstone

Livingstone is great base to kick-off a southern African adventure to see some natural wonders and take part in some exciting activities. Get up close (at wet from the spray) while awing at the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or for the more adventurous, bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view.

Additional Notes:
Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to make sure which visas you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival at the border.

Please note that the entrance fee to the Victoria Falls is not included in the tour.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Livingstone/Matobo National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Opt to visit Victoria Falls town or the falls from the Zimbabwe side before we continue to Matobo National Park.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Zambia - Zimbabwe)

Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (6.00 hour(s), 600km)


Day 3: Matobo National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Walk with rhinos and enjoy an open vehicle game drive in Matobo National Park.

Included Activities:
Guided Rhino Walk
Open Vehicle Game Drive


Day 4: Matobo National Park/Tshipise (1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross the border into South Africa, and relax in the hot springs at our campsite.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Zimbabwe - South Africa)

Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (7.00 hour(s), 600km)


Day 5: Tshipise/Kruger National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Welcome to big game country! The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Search for lions, elephants, rhinos, and many other animals in one of Africa's greatest wildlife areas on a full-day game drive.

Included Activities:
Kruger Game Drive

Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (6.00 hour(s))


Day 6: Kruger National Park/Manyeleti (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy more spectacular wildlife on a game drive in the overland adventure vehicle.

Included Activities:
Kruger Game Drive
Shangaan Dinner and Dance

Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (5.50 hour(s), 80km)


Day 7: Manyeleti/Johannesburg (1B, 1L)

We visit and interact with the local community of the Planeterra volunteer project , Hope Africa Children's Day School, in the Shalati village outside of Manyaleti. We will have an early breakfast in order to spend enough time at the project before driving back to Johannesburg.

Continue to Johannesburg, the economic heart of South Africa and the largest city in the country.

Included Activities:
Hope Africa Children's Day School

Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (8.00 hour(s), 400km)


Day 8: Johannesburg (1B)

Depart at any time.

    • Guided rhino walk and open vehicle game drive in Matobo NP
    • Kruger NP entrance and game drives
    • Traditional Shangaan dinner and dance
    • Visit to the G Adventures-supported G Hope Africa preschool
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Participation camping (6 nts), simple hotel (1 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
    • Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), walking, 4x4 open safari vehicle
    Group Leader
    • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Spot the Big Five in Kruger National Park
  • Gaze out across Victoria Falls
  • Observe wildlife from a 4x4 in Matobo National Park
  • Witness Shangaan dancing
  • Discover the less-visited Zimbabwe.