Discover the immense beauty of the legendary Victoria Falls and meet wildlife in two national parks.

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Discover the immense beauty of the legendary Victoria Falls and meet wildlife in two national parks.

This extraordinary guided tour across Southern Africa leads you through spectacular highlights of Zimbabwe, starting with Victoria Falls, continuing to the splendid Matobo National Park and then ending with one of the biggest and most famous game reserves in Africa, the Kruger National Park in South Africa, the grand finale to this fantastic tour. 

Trip offered by James Travel expert in Zimbabwe

Trip summary

  • Departure Victoria Falls
  • End Johannesburg
  • Countries
    • Zimbabwe
    • South Africa
    • Swaziland
  • City
    • Victoria Falls
    • Gwango
    • Bulawayo
    • Musina
    • Johannesburg
    • Kruger National Park
    • Lobamba
  • Theme Safari and Natural Parks
  • Travel style Group departure
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Victoria Falls
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Tonight, the adventure begins but feel free to explore your surroundings before your welcome meeting. Your time in the small town of Victoria Falls can be filled with a variety of activities. Please be back in time to meet your group at 18:00. Your Tour Leader will recommend a broad selection of restaurants from which you can choose to experience the cuisine on offer in Victoria Falls. You can also book an extra day or two pre-tour to make the most of your stay. Hotel accommodation.

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  • 2
    Victoria Falls to Gwango (Hwange area)
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    Today we continue to Gwango Heritage Resort situated just outside Hwange National Park, named after a local chief. This park is the largest park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14,650 square kilometres. Included afternoon open vehicle game drive on the Gwango Estate. After dinner, you have the opportunity for an optional night game drive in the Estate to discover nocturnal animals such as porcupines, civet cats, genet, and leopard. Meals:Breakfast, Dinner. Accommodation Bungalows/Lodge.

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  • 3
    Gwango (Hwange area) to Bulawayo
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    We head south towards Matobo National Park, a scenic area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys. Our lodge for the next two days is situated in the leafy suburb of Ilanda, Bulawayo. Meals:  Breakfast, dinner. Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge.

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  • 4
    Bulawayo (Matobo National Park)
    Day 4 Transfer by car

    Enjoy a day full day game drive in the Matobo National Park. Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge.

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  • 5
    Bulawayo to Musina
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    We cross the Zimbabwe / South Africa Border and overnight at the Bolayi Game Lodge. Klein Bolayi Game Lodge is set in the Limpopo Valley, in the heart of the world`s largest concentration of Baobab trees, surrounded by fascinating granite outcrops in pristine bushveld vegetation.

    Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner.

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  • 6
    Musina to Johannesburg
    Day 6 Transfer by car

    Today you travel to Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city. Feel free to discover Johannesburg at your own pace.  Tonight, you have the opportunity to dine in one of the many excellent restaurants the city offers.

    Meals:Breakfast. Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge

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  • 7
    Johannesburg to Nkambeni Lodge
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    Today you leave behind the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and depart on the first leg of your journey.  We head north to Mpumalanga our lodge is situated just outside the borders of the Kruger National Park and features a restaurant, outdoor pool and a bar/lounge.  Sit back and indulge in the beauty of nature that surrounds you.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

    Accommodation in tented rooms.              

  • 8
    Nkambeni Lodge to Kruger National Park
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    Today you travel to the famous Kruger National Park, now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park which forms with parks in Mozambique and Zimbabwe a natural sanctuary for a huge variety of animals. As it is a short drive we arrive early morning and then have the pure pleasure of a full day's game drive in 4x4 vehicles.  Get ready to spot hippo, giraffe, elephant, zebra, lion, and many other species in one of Africa's greatest wildlife areas. You will experience first-hand why Kruger National Park is known as the flagship of South African national parks. In the evening, back at camp you can sit around a campfire with your sundowner and enjoy the African night sounds drifting into the camp area or you have the option to book an open vehicle night game drive if available.

    Meals:Breakfast, dinner. Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge. Activities Included: Game Drive with 4x4 vehicles.



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  • 9
    Kruger National Park to Swaziland (Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary)
    Day 9 Transfer by car

    After a final game drive in Kruger, we continue to Swaziland for two nights at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.  En route we will stop at some of the local markets where you can buy colourful batik or beaded jewellery, amongst others. Arriving at Mlilwane you will soon feel comfortable and at home in your “beehive village” – traditional grass huts on the outside but all western comfort on the inside. Sometimes animals such as zebra, impala and warthog casually wander into the premises, giving you the opportunity for that unique picture!

    Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner.      

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  • 10
    Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
    Day 10 Transfer by car

    Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary gives you the opportunity to experience some of Africa's wildlife while on either the back of a horse, bicycle or on foot. Since there are no big predators, you will be safe to walk around and just enjoy the beautiful landscapes and pure, fresh air. Besides all the optional wildlife activities, you can also enjoy a hands-on cultural experience by visiting one of the local tribes. Learn more about the secrets of this small kingdom, such as the traditional but controversial annual reed dance where the king chooses a new wife.

    Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner.      

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  • 11
    Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary to Johannesburg
    Day 11 Transfer by car

    We return to Johannesburg for our last night of the tour. Tonight, you will have the opportunity to have dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants the city offers.

    Meals: Breakfast. Overnight in a bungalow / lodge.

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  • 12
    Day 12 Transfer by car

    Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour.

    Meals: Breakfast.


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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Meals:11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 8 Dinners
    • Accommodation: Bungalows/ Lodges (9 nts), Tented Rooms (1 nts), Hotel (1 nts)
    • Entrance fees:Gwango Heritage Resort, Matobo National Park, Kruger National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Activities: Gwango Game Drive PM, Transfer and Full Day Game Drive Matobo National Park, Kruger National Park – Full day 4x4 game drive, Early morning game drive with Mercedes Sprinter
    • Airport transfer: Your arrival airport transfer is included.
    • Transport: Premium Overland Safari Vehicle, Mercedes Sprinter
    • Crew: 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included.


    Price does not include
    • Tips
    • Personal expenses
    • Flights
    • Everything which is not mentioned under "the price includes" section.