23-day Kruger, Victoria Falls & Zanzibar (Accommodated)

Tour Code 23KVZ23A. Adventure Accommodated Tours
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$4'171 USD
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Plus 220 USD optional Adventure Pass
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Group Size: Maximum 16. Age Group: 18+

From the 'Big 5' in Kruger to the azure waters of Zanzibar - this small group adventure accommodated tour has it all!


Experience some of Southern and East Africa's best highlights on this accommodated adventure tour. Game drive the famous Kruger, Matobo and South Luangwa National parks, visit the mighty Victoria Falls and enjoy the white sandy and turquoise waters of Lake Malawi and the Indian Ocean on Zanzibar.

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Day 1. Pretoria to Hazyview Highlights. Shangaan Cultural Evening. Accommodation. Hotel Numbi.

Leaving the city of Pretoria behind, we travel to South Africa's picturesque Mpumalanga province on our way to Hazyview on the outskirts of the central Kruger National Park

After settling into our accommodation, we experience the culture of the Shangaan as they teach us their traditions around an open fire through song and dance.

Day 2. Kruger National Park Highlights. Kruger National Park, South Africa. Accommodation. Hotel Numbi.

Rising early, we board our open 4x4 safari vehicle and make our way to the park gates as they open at dawn.

Kruger has incredibly diverse fauna and flora - from the dwarf mongoose to the famed ‘Big Five’ - almost every major African mammal (148 species) is present.

There is prolific bird-life (over 505 species) and over 330 varieties of trees. We game drive in the morning and late afternoon, pausing in the heat of the day in one of the park's resorts. In the late afternoon, we return to our accommodation and enjoy the evening around the fire reminiscing about the day's sightings.

Day 3. Hazyview to Tshipise Highlights. Tshipise, South Africa. Accommodation. Forever Resorts, Tshipise.

Leaving the Greater Kruger area we travel north through South Africa’s bushveld to Tshipise, a town situated in the northern Limpopo province. Our accommodation is next to the Honnet Nature Reserve and offers a variety of hot springs to enjoy.

Day 4. Tshipise to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Accommodation. Burkes Paradise.

Moving on, we make our way across the border to Zimbabwe and the city of Bulawayo, a pleasant city with broad tree-lined avenues and bustling markets. Our accommodation for the evening is in the Matobos Area, a natural heritage site where we prepare for our next day's adventure.

Day 5. Matobo National Park Highlights. Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe. Accommodation. Burkes Paradise.

Matobo National Park is located a short distance outside Bulawayo and this morning, knowledgeable local guides will collect and drive us into the park - educating us along the way about the history, flora and fauna of the area. The reserve itself has the largest concentration of Black and White Rhino in Africa and, provided conditions are right, our guides will lead us on foot to some of the more concealed places in search of these magnificent animals.

Opt to take a full-day tour. This includes a view of the Bushman paintings, lunch and the graves of Cecil John Rhodes.

After our day's exploration, we return back to Bulawayo to overnight.

Day 6. Bulawayo to Livingstone, Zambia Highlights. Victoria Falls - Mosi oa Tunya National Park, Zambia. Accommodation. The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone.

We journey north today passing through the town of Victoria Falls before crossing the border into Zambia and the town of Livingstone. Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, our accommodation at the Waterfront has a restaurant and small deck/terrace overlooking the river, and is a base and booking point for the numerous optional activities available in the area.

A visit to the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park is included in your tour and your crew will advise on what day this will be done (generally on day 9) At over a mile wide and some 100 metres deep the Falls at high water form the largest curtain of falling water in the world with spray visible from 20 kilometres away (hence the local name Mosi Oa Tunya, or ‘smoke that thunders’).

Day 7-8. Livingstone Highlights. Livingstone Activities, Zambia. Accommodation. The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone.

Enjoy your time over the next two days at leisure in Livingstone participating on the many optional activities, explore the vibrant town and markets or simply relax by the poolside at the Waterfront overlooking the mighty Zambezi River. Some of the most popular activities include bungee jumping, abseiling, game walk, gorge swing, sunset cruise and white water rafting.

Day 9. Livingstone to Lusaka Highlights. Lusaka, Zambia. Victoria Falls - Mosi oa Tunya National Park, Zambia. Accommodation. Eureka Camp, Lusaka.

This morning we visit the Victoria Falls themselves. With camera in hand, we view the mighty falls as it spans at over a mile wide and some 100 metres deep. At high water (February - July), it forms the largest curtain of falling water in the world.

We leave Livingstone and head through the lush country and small villages to Lusaka, Zambia’s capital. Lusaka is Southern Africa’s fastest growing city with approx 1.7 million people and is located on the southern plateau. Our accommodation for the night is set in a tranquil farm setting just outside of the city.

Day 10. Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park Accommodation. Wildlife Camp, South Luangwa.

Leaving the capital Lusaka, we head to the South Luangwa National Park. At 20,000 sq miles in area with a 500 mile (9059 sq km) long Luangwa River flowing through the park, it is known to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world! The park is home to over 400 bird species and 60 different animal species. On arrival, we settle into our accommodation and enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore or partake in an optional activity.

Day 11. South Luangwa National Park Highlights. South Luangwa National Park. Accommodation. Wildlife Camp, South Luangwa.

After a relaxing morning, we board our open safari vehicle this afternoon for a game drive with a local ranger along the river’s edge to see the abundance of animal and birdlife inhabiting the area. Your tour includes one guided game drive during our stay. Additional walks and drives can be booked on arrival.

Day 12. South Luangwa National Park to Kande Beach, Malawi Highlights. Lake Malawi, Malawi. Accommodation. Kande Beach, Malawi.

Leaving Zambia behind, we cross the border into Malawi, a landlocked country in southeastern Africa. Lake Malawi formerly ‘Lake Nyasa’, covers almost a fifth of the country’s area and provides the source of livelihood for many of the Malawian people. Our first stop on the lake is at Kande Beach where we will spend the next two nights. Visit a village and interact with the locals and join in on the many fun optional activities including fresh water scuba diving, snorkelling and horse riding.

Day 13. Highlights. Kande Beach Activities, Malawi. Accommodation. Kande Beach, Malawi.

Today you’ll have some free time to try some of the many optional activities, meet the local people of Malawi, generally known as among the friendliest in Africa or simply relax and enjoy the warm fresh waters of Lake Malawi.

Day 14. Kande Beach to Chitimba Beach Highlights. Chitimba Beach. Accommodation. Chitimba Camp, Lake Malawi.

Moving on, we travel through dense rubber plantation forests - flourishing in this mountainous country - to Malawi's third largest town Mzuzu. We stop for supplies at the local markets before heading to the Northern shores of the Lake and our accommodation at Chitimba Camp.

Time here is at your own pace. Meet the locals as they tend to their day to day fishing duties, shop at the local wood-craft markets, or simply just laze on the beach.

Day 15. Chitimba Beach Highlights. Livingstonia Day Hike, Malawi. Accommodation. Chitimba Camp, Lake Malawi.

Today you can relax on the beach, visit the local village or take on the full day trip to Machewe Falls, where after an 11km hike you can cool off in a natural pools.The views from here are impressive and well worth the effort of the hike.

For those staying back at the camp, there is a local craft market where you can enjoy learning the ins and outs of the game of Bao, haggle for authentic Malawian crafts, or enjoy a relaxing day admiring the shimmering waters on the beach.

Day 16. Chitimba Beach to Iringa, Tanzania Accommodation. Iringa Farmhouse.

Saying our farewells to the lake we journey north, crossing the border into Tanzania. Travelling on we ascend the mountainous Southern Highlands to the Kisolanza Farmhouse. Rising at an altitude of 1600m, this sustainable farm provides organic meat and vegetables to the local markets and has been home to the Ghaui family for over 70 years.

Day 17. Iringa to Mikumi National Park area Accommodation. Tanswiss, Mikumi.

We travel east this day towards Mikumi National Park - home to plentiful wildlife such as Lion, Elephant, Buffalo and Leopard. Upon reaching the accommodation you may have time for an optional afternoon game drive, or could simply relax at the lodge's swimming pool and restaurant/bar - before enjoying an open-air fire to end the day.

Day Iringa to Dar es Salaam. 18 Highlights. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. Accommodation. Kipepeo Beach Village, Dar es Salaam.

We continue towards the port city of Dar es Salaam (‘Haven of Peace’), the gateway to Zanzibar and the remaining Archipelago Islands. This route runs through the Mikumi National Park and we may spot elephant, numerous species of antelope, or giraffe feeding near the side of the road.

‘DAR’ is Tanzania’s hub of commerce and industry – a humid and bustling seaport city of colourful markets and Arab-influenced architecture. Our accommodation here is nestled on a picturesque beach south of the city centre, and it's here we prepare for our trip to Zanzibar.

Day 19. Zanzibar Highlights. Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Zanzibar, Tanzania. Accommodation. Safari Lodge, Zanzibar.

Exotic Zanzibar invokes images of palm fringed beaches, Arabic architecture, aromatic spices, winding cobbled alleys and lush tropical forests. You will find all of these here and more.

We make the ferry crossing this morning from the port of Dar es Salaam to the island of Zanzibar and the capital, Stone Town. It's here we spend our first evening at leisure exploring the ancient maze-like cobbled alleyways, Arabic mosques, Sultan palaces and its rich history that makes this interesting city worth visiting.

Day 20-22. Zanzibar Highlights. Zanzibar, Northern Beaches, Tanzania. Accommodation. Sunset Bungalows Kendwa.

This morning we transfer to the northern beaches via quaint villages and lush spice plantations and if you wish, participate on an optional guided tour of the spice plantations and sample some of the local produce and teas.

After settling into your accommodation, the next three days is yours at leisure to relax on the sun-kissed beaches, take an optional diving trip to the rich colourful reefs, grab a snorkel and goggles to explore these from above, sample the local cuisine, sail on a traditional Dhow and round the days off chilling to the tunes from the nearby beach bars.

Day 23. Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

Retracing our footsteps back to Stone Town, we have the morning to do any last minute shopping or enjoy a last swim, before catching the ferry back Dar es Salaam on the African mainland - where our tour ends.

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

Court Classique Suite Hotel

Court Classique Suite Hotel is set among the embassy buildings in suburban Arcadia, Pretoria. This 3-storey building is 3.9 km from the city centre allowing easy access to restaurants, cinemas shops and cultural attractions. It's also 6.5 km from the Pretoria National Botanical Garden. Court Classique Suite Hotel offers single and double ensuite rooms, free WiFi, a restaurant, swimming pool, a spa room and wine cellar.

Entrance view of the Curt Classique Hotel Double en-suite room Restaurant Pool area Kipepeo Spa

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
Kipepeo Beach Village, Dar es Salaam

An informal and secure thatched resort set on a golden stretch of beach on the south coast of Dar es Salaam and reached by ferry from the city centre. The relaxed restaurant is well-known for its seafood, and has tables set in the sand and hammocks strung up in the palm trees. Rooms – single, twin, double or family share bandas, some en suite, camping. Facilities – restaurant and bar. The Indian Ocean here is ideal for swimming.

Chalet huts with a view Views of the Indian Ocean Comfortable rooms with mosquito nets White sandy beaches Ocean view from resort

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

22 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches, 15 Dinners

22 nights twin share accommodation

Fully Equipped Acacia Safari Vehicle
Accommodation as Specified and Cooking Equipment
All Road Tolls and Vehicle Taxes
All Ground Transportation
Meals as Indicated
Services of Two Crew

Included Highlights:
Kruger National Park, Full Day Open Vehicle Game Drive with
Resident Guide
Shangaan Cultural Evening
Matobo National Park, Open Vehicle Game Drive and Wilderness Walk with Resident Guide*
Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, Victoria Falls Visit
South Luangwa National Park, Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
Zanzibar, Return Ferry & Accommodation

*Highlights are included in the Adventure Pass
Adventure Pass Activities and Excursions (Optional) (Mandatory)
Travel Insurance
Departure Taxes
Airport Transfers
Sleeping Bag
Optional Activities
Drinks, Tips
Items of a Personal Nature
Meals Not Indicated
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