'Big 5' Game viewing experiences in Zimbabwe's and South Africa's premier National Parks 'Hwange' and 'Kruger'. Relax on the sun kissed beaches of Mozambique. Wander around the ancient Khami Ruins and enjoy a game drive and walk with the Rhino's at Matobo National Park before arriving to Victoria Falls, one of the nature 7 wonders of the world.
This safari is also available in reverse starting in Victoria Falls and ending in Johannesburg.
Day 1. Johannesburg to KomatipoortFrom Johannesburg - South Africa’s commercial capital - we
Day 3. Tofo Beach Highlights. Tofo, Inhambane, Mozambique.Today relax on the beach soaking up some sun or enjoy some of the ocean based activities available.
Day 4. Tofo to Vilanculos Highlights. Vilanculos, Mozambique.We leave Inhambane today taking the scenic coastal route to Vilanculos. Named after a local tribal chief the town has a lively atmosphere and friendly people.
Day 5. Vilanculos Highlights. Magaruque Island, Vilanculos, Mozambique.This morning we take a Dhow sailing boat to Magaruque Island where you can enjoy this island at leisure swimming, snorkelling, hiking, waling or relaxing on the beach.
Day 6. Vilanculos to Xai-XaiWe drive south today making our way to the capital of the Gaza Province, the town of Xai-Xai situated on the banks of the Limpopo River.
Day 7. Xai-Xai to HazyviewWe cross back into South Africa today making our way to Hazyview where we are close to South Africa's premier game reserve, Kruger National Park.
Day 8. Kruger National Park Highlights. Kruger National Park, South Africa.We wake early this morning and board 4x4 safari vehicles for a full days game drive around this magnificent park. Keep any eye for the wildlife here with almost 150 mammals and over 500 bird species living here.
Day 9. Hazyview to Tshipise Highlights. Tshipise, South Africa.We travel through South Africa's countryside today making our way to the town of Tshipise in the northern Limpopo Province. Our campsite tonight is next to the Honnet Nature Reserve.
Day 10. Tshipise to Bulawayo, ZimbabweWe continue our adventure through Zimbabwe travelling westwards to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city.
Day 11. Matobo National Park Highlights. Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe.Transferring from our truck into smaller 4x4 game viewing vehicles we are accompanied by a professional guide into the nearby Matobo National Park. Here we explore the park and surrounding hills and we may be lucky enough to leave the vehicle and track some of the wild animals on foot.
Day 12. Bulawayo to Hwange National Park Highlights. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.Continuing on through Zimbabwe our next port of call is the oldest park in Zimbabwe, Hwange.
Day 13. Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls Highlights. Victoria Falls National Park.Leaving the park we embark on the final leg of the journey into the small town of Victoria Falls. First stop is visiting the falls themselves and we explore the paths along the edge of the gorge where the Zambezi plunges some 100 metres. Its truly an awe inspiring site.
Day 14. Victoria Falls Highlights. Victoria Falls National Park.After breakfast this morning our journey comes to an end but we recommend spending some extra time in the area to enjoy some of what is on offer.
MoAfrika literally means 'African People' in the language of the local Sotho populace, the original inhabitants of the Highveld. Your host, Anthony, has skillfully created a unique lodge in which an african theme induces a warm welcome for guests. Set on a 8000 square metre land through which a stream flows, MoAfrika Lodge provides a rustic and tranquil setting where guests can unwind in a relaxed and country atmosphere. Rooms - single, dorm, family and twin/double en-suite rooms available. Breakfast and airport transfer available.
* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.
Vic Falls Restcamp is situated right in town within walking distance of the shops, markets, restaurants and activity booking centre. Single and twin rooms are available with shared facilities at tis accommodation along with a swimming pool to relax at.
PRE TOUR ACCOMMODATION:
This tour starts on at 7:00am on day 1; we strongly recommend that you plan to arrive the day before departure to overcome any jet-lag and to acclimatise to Africa. We would be happy to book pre-tour accommodation for you – please call or email us (or speak to your agent) with your arrival details and accommodation requirements. However please book early to avoid disappointment and the risk of having to find more expensive (or less convenient) lodgings. If time allows, we also suggest planning a night or two extra (after your tour) to make the most of this part of Africa.
Accommodation is usually available locally on arrival but you can also pre book this with Acacia. There is a variety of activities and excursions in the Victoria Falls area you can arrange locally or with your Tour Leader.
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS:
These are optional activities that are booked during your holiday and paid directly to the provider while on tour. These options offer a variety of experiences and allow you the freedom to decide what activities you would like to do.
We use 2-person dome tents with fly sheets, sewn-in groundsheets, zip-up insect screens and foam mattresses. We mainly use campsites, which usually have reasonable wash and shower facilities, electricity points and sometimes even a small shop, bar or swimming pool. The facilities on this tour may be more rustic than other destinations.
12-seater custom-built safari truck with trailer for luggage is used, 4x4 safari vehicles and dhow sailing boat.
GAME PARK VISITS:
In order to maximise the quality of game driving and to comply with local authority rulings, some of our National Park visits and game viewing is carried out using services provided by local African ground handlers. As well as enhancing our experience using local guides and smaller vehicles also allows us to contribute at a ‘grassroots’ level to local economies from which local people benefit.
13 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners
Camping in 2-person dome tents
Every Overland tour has an Adventure Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.
This pass is an optional add-on for this tour.