Highlights
  • Kick things off with views of the Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels – an amazing introduction to Southern Africa.
  • Camp within the grounds of Kruger National Park under the African night sky. You'll be right up close to the sounds of the wild, perhaps the roar of a lion, as you drift off to sleep.
  • Experience the rumble and roar of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side, which gives you the broadest view of its phenomenal torrent.
  • On this trip you will be accompanied by 3 crew members - Group Leader, Driver and a camp assistant. Your Camp Assistant is responsible for setting up camp and preparing your meals so you can take extra time to relax at the end of your day.
  • Camping beds/stretchers, sleeping bags, blankets and pillows are provided for camping nights to provide an extra level of comfort.

This compact but eventful trip crosses three countries and takes in two of southern Africa's most famous sites - Kruger National Park and breathtaking Victoria Falls. Encounter lions, leopards, zebras and giraffes while travelling on safari through landscapes blessed with breathtaking natural beauty. From bustling Johannesburg in South Africa through beautiful, vast Botswana to colourful Zimbabwe, this African adventure is big on excitement and will be sure to thrill. NEW UPDATES FOR 2019: In 2019 this trip will visit Masebe Nature Reserve rather Mokopane. There will be a morning bush walk to the surrounding caves to see ancient rock art from the many different tribes. Further, the Victoria Falls visit will be optional to allow travellers to experience the gigantic curtain of water without commentary from a local guide.

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Wonderful trip, group, leaders, and overall experience September 2015

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Wonderful trip, group, leaders, and overall experience

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Everything was perfect!! Our guide, Johannes, explain September 2015

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Everything was perfect!! Our guide, Johannes, explain us everything what we saw along the trip and also gives us detailed information. Congrats also to our driver and our cooker, who made their best to make this trip simply perfect.
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I was very happy with every stage September 2015

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I was very happy with every stage of the tour I felt like Jo did a great job showing us authentic experiences wherever we went. Camping accommodations were very comfortable as well.

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Knowledgeable and friendly tour guides. Great value. September 2015

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Knowledgeable and friendly tour guides. Great value.

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Easy to cover significant area of country September 2015

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Easy to cover significant area of country without having to worry about tickets, pre-booking activities and any issues.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Johannesburg

Sawubona! Welcome to South Africa. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Please ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time for this, consider arriving a day early so you are able to attend. If you are going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting. If you arrive early, get out and explore Johannesburg, a city of remarkable contrasts. Perhaps visit the culturally rich areas of Newtown, Braamfontein or Maboneng. The eye-opening Apartheid Museum is well worth your time. Notes: Please make sure that if you explore Johannesburg on your own that you get local advice as to where it is safe to walk, especially in the evening. The level of crime here may be higher than what you are used to.

Day 2 Kruger National Park

Travel to Kruger National Park (approximately 11–12 hours). You will leave Johannesburg and travel through the Mpumalanga Province, journeying along the famous Panorama Route through some of the most stunning scenery in the country. Sights along the way include God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels (Sisters) and the magnificent Blyde River Canyon. Your wildlife-spotting begins as soon as you enter Kruger – you'll head straight into prime game viewing areas. The park is home to some 500 bird species, 100 species of reptile and 150 mammal species, including the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog. Arrive at your campground, which has shared facilities, hot and cold water, and optional upgrades (subject to availability).

Day 3 Kruger National Park

Rise early for a light breakfast of coffee and rusks before embarking on a morning game drive in the truck. Most of the day will be spent game viewing, birdwatching and stopping at various waterholes and viewpoints. Later on we take a night drive with the park guide. This is a great chance to spot nocturnal animals and perhaps even a night-time predator or two – catch a lion or hyena out hunting, or an impala out in search of a late-night feed.

Day 4 Mokopane

Enjoy a final game drive while travelling out of Kruger National Park. Make your way towards the bushveld town of Mokopane (approximately 6 hours). Mokopane is a vibrant town within the Limpopo region, known for its rich mineral deposits and well established farm land. Tonight you'll stay outside of Mokopane on a working cattle farm called Thabaphaswa (meaning 'black and white mountain' in the local dialect). It's situated in a natural basin surrounded by hills. Tonight you will experience South African farm hospitality on this operational Nguni Stud Farm. The Nguni is the most colourful cattle breed of Africa and is deeply intertwined with the traditions and cultures of the local people. For dinner, feast on a traditional spread prepared by your hosts at the farm. Accommodation upgrades are possible tonight.

Day 5 Moremi Gorge

This morning we visit a nearby village. Then hit the road for Moremi Gorge near Palapye (approximately 6 hours). After arriving at the campsite and settling in, perhaps take a short hike in the beautiful surrounds and visit the gorge. The camp tonight is basic with limited hot water in winter.

Day 6 Nata

Journey from Palapye to Nata (approximately 6 hours). Your campsite is situated on the edge of the amazing Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, one of the largest salt flats in the world (covering some 12,000 square kilometres). On arrival take a three-hour excursion in an open vehicle to explore these seemingly endless plains. Surrounded by the Kalahari Desert, the pans are naturally dry and salty for a large part of the year. During this time the arid landscape has an eerie feel to it as heat mirages disorientate the senses. Then, after the rains hit, it become a grassy refuge for migratory birds and animals. Facilities at your camp include a restaurant, swimming pool, gift shop, ATM and bar/lounge area. Upgrades are also possible.

Day 7 Victoria Falls

Travel on to Victoria Falls (approximately 7–8 hours). You will cross the border into Zimbabwe in time to have lunch on the banks of the lovely Zambezi. Experience the roar of the falls, a gigantic curtain of water about a mile wide and dropping 108 metres into a narrow gorge below. In the wet season, the spray created can rise up an incredible 400 metres, making them an impressive raging torrent. In the dry season, the view of the falls is unobstructed by spray and it's possible to see little islets in the river below. Your camp tonight has shared facilities, WiFi access and an ATM. Upgrades are possible also. Your leader will take you to a local activity centre where a range of activities will be on offer. We have not risk assessed all activities and only those listed in our trip notes are recommended. It is against company policy for leaders to facilitate the booking of any activities that have not been risk assessed or do not adhere to our company’s Responsible Travel policy and ethos. This includes organising transport to and from these activities in our vehicles.

Day 8 Victoria Falls

There are no activities planned for the final day, and you can depart the accommodation at any time. If you are interested in the optional helicopter flight ( 12 minutes or 25 minutes ) we endorse the following operator only: Zambezi Helicopter co CAA Zimbabwe.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,292

Price Per Day:

$ 162 per day
 
Start DateFinish DateBase PriceDeparture GuaranteedAvailability 
Nov-25-2018Dec-02-2018$ 1,555NoSold Out Reserve
Dec-30-2018Jan-06-2019$ 1,595YesSold Out Reserve
Jan-13-2019Jan-20-2019$ 1,304Yes3 spots left Reserve
Feb-10-2019Feb-17-2019$ 1,332Yes6 spots left Reserve
Mar-31-2019Apr-07-2019$ 1,292Yes10 spots left Reserve
Apr-21-2019Apr-28-2019$ 1,356Yes6 spots left Reserve
May-12-2019May-19-2019$ 1,396Yes2 spots left Reserve
Jun-02-2019Jun-09-2019$ 1,344Yes11 spots left Reserve
Jun-09-2019Jun-16-2019$ 1,384Yes7 spots left Reserve
Jun-23-2019Jun-30-2019$ 1,344Yes12 spots left Reserve
Jun-30-2019Jul-07-2019$ 1,396Yes12 spots left Reserve
Jul-07-2019Jul-14-2019$ 1,436Yes7 spots left Reserve
Jul-21-2019Jul-28-2019$ 1,396Yes12 spots left Reserve
Jul-28-2019Aug-04-2019$ 1,396Yes8 spots left Reserve
Aug-11-2019Aug-18-2019$ 1,396Yes10 spots left Reserve
Aug-18-2019Aug-25-2019$ 1,396Yes11 spots left Reserve
Aug-25-2019Sep-01-2019$ 1,396Yes12 spots left Reserve
Sep-01-2019Sep-08-2019$ 1,396Yes12 spots left Reserve
Sep-08-2019Sep-15-2019$ 1,344Yes6 spots left Reserve
Sep-15-2019Sep-22-2019$ 1,344Yes10 spots left Reserve
Sep-29-2019Oct-06-2019$ 1,344Yes11 spots left Reserve
Oct-06-2019Oct-13-2019$ 1,292Yes12 spots left Reserve
Oct-27-2019Nov-03-2019$ 1,292Yes12 spots left Reserve
Nov-24-2019Dec-01-2019$ 1,292Yes12 spots left Reserve
Dec-22-2019Dec-29-2019$ 1,615Yes12 spots left Reserve
Dec-29-2019Jan-05-2020$ 1,680Yes12 spots left Reserve
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Details
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 12
Accomodations
Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night),Camping (with facilities) (4 nights),Farmstay (1 night),Hotel (1 night)
Start City
Johannesburg
End City
Victoria Falls
Guides On this trip you will be accompanied by 3 crew members - Group Leader, Driver and a camp assistant. Your Intrepid Group Leader’s role involves organizing the overall operation and smooth-running of the trip and managing trip logistics. Your Group Leader will work towards making the trip as safe and enjoyable as possible for all travelers. Intrepid trips are built around the co–operation and participation of all the group members under the supervision of the group leader. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting, especially when tracking and identifying game - we think it's the best of both worlds. Our Group Leaders are chosen for their leadership skills and are wonderful ambassadors for our company and our beautiful continent and its people. Your Driver’s main responsibility is to get you to your destination safely; they are also responsible for the maintenance of the vehicles along the way. Your Camp Assistant is responsible for setting up camp; they also assist in preparing your meals. We endeavour to provide the services of an experienced leader and crew; however, situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders.
Additional Information:

Finish point

  • Victoria Falls Rest Camp and Lodges - PEAK Southern Africa
  • Stand 5 Parkway
  • Victoria Falls
  • ZIMBABWE
  • Phone: +26 3773496695

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