Zanzibar to Vic Falls

19 Days | Feast your eyes on the wilds of East Africa

5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
EUR €1,917
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Dive into a lesser-known Africa on this 19-day trip from the east of Tanzania through Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Begin on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar's northern coastline, then travel through rolling savanna and wide-open plains on a series of game drives and hikes. Get close to incredible wildlife in remote nature reserves and embrace local hospitality in the regional cities and traditional villages. Take on this eye-opening African overland adventure with a local crew to guide you to the best of the region, all shared with a small group of travellers ready to explore.

Trip overview

Map of Zanzibar To Vic Falls including Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic Of, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zanzibar, Africa
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Overland, Wildlife
Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 22
Trip code
This trip generates 22 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Join an expert guide to track rhinos on foot in Matobo National Park. Discover black and white rhinos and other game while learning about the cultural and spiritual importance of the many ceremonial sites, San paintings, and rock formations.
  • Chill out on the northern beaches of Zanzibar, enjoying the white sand and sparkling blue sea of the Indian Ocean, and spend some time discovering the island's hub at Stone Town.
  • Discover the magic of South Luangwa National Park on a morning safari game drive. This park is a highly concentrated arena of noble African beasts and exotic wildflowers.
  • Get a chance to explore the largest ruins in sub-Saharan Africa – the World Heritage-listed Great Zimbabwe, thought to be the former palace of an ancient monarch.
  • Choose from a range of optional activities at Victoria Falls so you can see the cascades the way you want, and maybe treat yourself to a helicopter ride.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent, occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of the Big Five. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page:
  • As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.


Map of Zanzibar To Vic Falls including Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic Of, Zambia and Zimbabwe



17 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 13 dinners


Overland vehicle, 4X4 safari vehicle, Ferry, Minibus


Hotel (2 night), Bunglow (2 nights), Camping with facilities (14 nights)

  • Mikumi National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Evening Game Drive
  • South Luangwa - Anti-Poaching Jewelery Project
  • Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit
  • Matobo National Park - Rhino Tracking, Park Visit & San Rock Paintings
Add on activities
  • Stone Town Tour - Dharajani Market, Joseph's Cathederal, Palace Museum, Forodhani Food Market - USD20
  • Zanzibar - Prison Island Tour - USD25
  • Stone Town - Handicraft & Music Urban Adventure - USD50
  • Zanzibar - Spice tour - USD25
  • Zanzibar - Snorkelling - USD50
  • Zanzibar - Dhow Trip - USD35
  • Stone Town - Culinary Urban Adventure - USD29
  • Lake Malawi - Guided village walks - USD15
  • Lake Malawi - Pedalos - USD25
  • Lake Malawi - Canoe Hire - USD10
  • Lake Malawi - Bike Hire - USD25
  • South Luangwa National Park - Game Walk - USD50
  • Balawayo - Natural History Museum - USD10
  • Bulawayo - Railway Museum - USD5
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls entrance - USD50
  • Victoria Falls - Canoe trail (full day) - USD185
  • Victoria Falls - Flying fox - USD50
  • Victoria Falls - Gorge swing - USD103
  • Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flight of the Angels (12 mins - Excludes US$25 fuel surcharge and NP fees) - USD150
  • Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flight (25 mins - Excludes US$30 fuel surcharge and NP fees) - USD284
  • Victoria Falls - Rafting & river boarding (half day) - USD218
  • Victoria Falls - Village & township tour - USD61
  • Victoria Falls - Whitewater rafting (full day) - USD130
  • Victoria Falls - Whitewater rafting (half day) - USD130

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 2pm on Day 1 in Stone Town. This trip ends on Day 19 and you are free to leave at any time.
3. This trip is a combination of YXON and YXOR of our most popular itineraries. As such the make up of your group and your leader may change on Day 4.
4. Please note the Zanzibar portion of your itinerary may have a few more passengers than the maximum group size of 22 as we have a crossover of trips starting and finishing in Zanzibar.

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5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
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Danni · Traveled November 2023
Very well organised trip, takes the hassle out of planning yourself and allows you to be safe wherever you go! Would highly recommend.
Review submitted 02 Dec 2023

Courtney · Traveled November 2023
My friend and I had a great time travelling through Eastern Africa with intrepid. The guides MJ and Paul had great local knowledge, the tour was very well organised, we felt safe the entire time. Our driver was great in getting us to our destinations safely and in good time. Our cook was amazing too! Always providing filling wholesome meals!
Review submitted 29 Nov 2023

Jake · Traveled October 2023
The trip was amazing, from the start to finish. I had no complaints about the route or crew. Would highly recommend anyone to use Intrepid!
Review submitted 27 Oct 2023

Sol · Traveled October 2023
Not only was the actual trip so good, the experience of travelling in the group is amazing. You build life long friendships and are very well taken care of. The tour leader, chef and driver were excellent and they just made the whole trip better. The activities you do on the trip are incredible as well, you’re always blown away. Even on the long bus drives you won’t be bored, you will find great way to entertain yourself along the way. Don’t forget playing cards!
Review submitted 20 Oct 2023

Anne · Traveled July 2023
I loved this trip, great game drives, visiting the Great Zimbabwe ruins & tracking rhinos. Mambo, Kawaya & Charlo have been an amazing crew!
Review submitted 19 Aug 2023
Zanzibar to Vic Falls
EUR €1,917