Stone Town to Vic Falls

16 Days | Spot predators on game drives, track rhinos and explore ancient Zimbabwean ruins

4.7 out of 5 based on 22 reviews submitted.
EUR €1,628
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Embrace the wilds of Eastern Africa on a 16-day adventure. Track rhinos on foot, discover the winding alleyways of Stone Town, journey through epic landscapes in search of zebras and elephants, explore ancient Zimbabwean ruins and gaze at the sweeping plains of the savanna. With a local leader and crew on hand to sweat all the small stuff, you can focus on exploring. This is your chance to spot the Big Five and escape the chaotic pace of the city for the quiet of villages Africa’s pride lands.

Trip overview

Map of Stone Town 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.
  • Spot elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, wildebeest and impalas on not one, but three included 4WD safari game drives in Tanzania and Zambia.
  • Discover the magic of South Luangwa National Park on morning and afternoon 4WD safari game drives, and visit a workshop where local women transform poaching snare wire into jewellery to raise funds for conservation.
  • Explore the largest ruins in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Heritage-listed Great Zimbabwe, and discover the history and heritage of local communities with your knowledgeable local leader.
  • Choose from a range of optional activities at Victoria Falls to 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 (unless you’re on an Original or Comfort style trip), 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 drop-down 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: 
  • Some passengers on this trip will have been travelling together prior to the start of your trip on a 'combo' journey. To see what you're missing out on check out our Zanzibar to Vic Falls trip (YXORC).
  • 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 Stone Town To Vic Falls including Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic Of, Zambia and Zimbabwe



15 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 13 dinners


Overland vehicle


Hotel (1 night), 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 - Handicraft & Music Urban Adventure - USD50
  • 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 6pm on Day 1 in Stone Town. This trip ends on Day 16 and you are free to leave at any time.
3. For an itinerary that includes more time in Zanzibar, please see our Zanzibar to Vic Falls (YXORC) itinerary.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 22 reviews submitted.
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Liam · Traveled May 2024
What an amazing experience this was! Nothing to fault. The experiences obtained from everywhere we visited was incredible and you see the best of these countries whilst gaining a detailed insight into their histories and present state. We also applaud Intrepid for having found the team that took us along on this journey as they were not just amazing humans though incredible guides and really made the whole experience what it was. We cannot speak highly enough of these individuals. Thank you Benson our guide, Henry our Chef and Patrick our Driver. The journey, experiences, variety of activities, meals, accommodation, driving, facilities and all people were top notch. Thanks again Benson and Co! We hope to see you out on our next African adventure!
Review submitted 04 Jun 2024

Sandra · Traveled May 2024
My husband and I had an amazing first trip to Africa, thanks to Intrepid. We were taken care of well, by a wonderful guide, talented cook, and safe driver. The places we saw, the beautiful animals, and great add-on activities made the trip very memorable.
Review submitted 31 May 2024

Renata · Traveled November 2023
This trip is not for the impatient. The drives are extremely long gets even longer with traffic. Thankfully the bus is very comfortable. Download some tunes, movies books ect to help pass the time. With that being said there’s a lot to see along the way.I think intrepid could have done better with some of these camp grounds especially the one in Harare. It was all bad. Thankfully we only spent one night there. I enjoyed Bulawayo but the accomadtion could have been a 3 hotel stay in the city center. While the camp grounds in Bulawayo was not all that bad the camp site was run down and it was just too remote, we were there for 3 days. Thankfully we had an awesome group of people and an even more awesome crew. Edwin the awesome driver, Dan the most amazing chef and Dan the team leader were all a joy t travel with. Honorable mention Raymond who was in training. I think intrepid needs to re evaluate some of these campsites. A few tweaks here and there and this could be an 5 star tour.
Review submitted 06 Feb 2024

Thomas · Traveled October 2023
Absolutely outstanding trip, leader, crew. Deep memories and experiences of animals, people, culture, history. Incredible moments with animals (Rhino tracking/walking safari), local people (Lake Malawi, …), places (Great Zimbabwe, …), hikes and walks. Group came together in the best of ways, lifetime friendships.
Review submitted 07 Nov 2023

Bob · Traveled October 2023
Fantastic trip! So many surprises and learning opportunities. Great Zimbabwe could be renamed Fantastic Zimbabwe, and all other spots were eye-opening. This is the warm heart of Africa.
Review submitted 07 Nov 2023
Stone Town to Vic Falls
EUR €1,628