Vic Falls to Stone Town

17 Days | Safari through East Africa to the shores of the Indian Ocean

4.5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
EUR €1,695
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Travel from the mighty Victoria Falls through Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania – to experience all the incredible sights, sounds and cultures Eastern Africa has to offer. Track rhinos on foot and spot lions and leopards on 4x4 game drives. Explore World Heritage-listed sites like the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. Meet locals to gain insight into the enduring cultures of these communities. Wind up on the shores of the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar after an unforgettable 17-day journey full of local knowledge and epic adventures.

Trip overview

Map of Vic Falls To Stone Town including Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic Of, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Zanzibar, Africa
Overland, Wildlife
Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 22
Trip code
This trip generates 26.05 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
  • Track rhinos on foot in Matobo National Park, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna including warthogs, leopards, and klipsingers. Learn about the park's cultural significance and San rock paintings.
  • Spot elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, wildebeest, impalas and more on not one but two included 4WD safari game drives in Tanzania and Zambia.
  • Visit the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust to learn about the rehabilitation of wildlife from poaching and get the chance to meet some rescued or orphaned wildlife currently in their care.
  • Discover the magic of South Luangwa National Park on a morning and afternoon 4x4 safari game drive with local expert guides, and visit a workshop where local women transform poaching snare wire into jewellery to raise funds for conservation.
  • The east of Africa isn’t all just roaming wildlife and open plains. Along the way, get to know some of the region's vibrant cities, including Lusaka, Harare and Bulawayo.
  • Journey from the interior plains out to some idyllic Indian Ocean hotspots. Stroll along the shores in Dar es Salaam and consider extending your stay in paradisiacal Zanzibar.

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 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:
  • There are many excellent optional activities on this trip. We recommend taking this into consideration when budgeting for your adventure.
  • 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.
  • Please note that some passengers on this trip will have been travelling together prior to the start of your trip. To see what you're missing out on check out our Cape Town to Zanzibar trip – search trip code UXOBC on the Intrepid website for more information and how to book.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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



16 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 14 dinners


Overland vehicle, 4WD Safari Vehicle, Ferry


Camping (with facilities) (16 nights)

  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Matobo National Park - Rhino Tracking, Park Visit & San Rock Paintings
  • Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit
  • South Luangwa - Jewellery workshop Project
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Afternoon Game Drive
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive
  • Mikumi National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
Add on activities
  • Victoria Falls - Canoe trail (full day) - USD185
  • Victoria Falls - Flying fox - USD50
  • 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 - Canoe trail wine route - USD55
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls entrance - USD50
  • Bulawayo - Railway Museum - USD5
  • Balawayo - Natural History Museum - USD10
  • Harare - National Archives - USD3
  • Harare - National Botanical Gardens - USD5
  • Harare - National Gallery - USD1
  • South Luangwa National Park - Game Walk - USD50
  • Lake Malawi - Pedalos - USD25
  • Lake Malawi - Guided village walks - USD10
  • Lake Malawi - Bike Hire - USD25
  • Lake Malawi - Canoe Hire - USD10
  • Stone Town - Culinary Urban Adventure - USD29
  • Stone Town - Handicraft & Music Urban Adventure - USD50

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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 in Victoria Falls on Day 1 at 4pm. This allows time after the welcome meeting to explore Victoria Falls. This trip finishes upon arrival in Stone Town on Day 17. Please allow enough time to get back to the mainland if you need to catch your departing flight from Dar Es Salaam. Speak to your leader about the best way to do this.
3. Our operator has advised that customers with the J&J vaccine and no booster may have difficulty crossing the border into Botswana (and potentially Zimbabwe) without a negative test result. This information conflicts with various government travel advice websites. We recommend you check with your local consulate before travel to ensure you have the most up to date information.

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4.5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
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Nathan · Traveled August 2023
My tour with Intrepid was a fantastic experience. The Intrepid customer service in UK were always in hand to answer queries and support me. Also the 3 man team who came on the tour were brilliant. Positive, kind and helpful people always looking out for us and providing everything we needed. My 20 day trip round Africa was a phenomenal experience. Great campsites, upgrades always available, tasty food and a lovely group of travellers. I saw so much if Africa and think that only by driving through all the different countries do you get an authentic feel about African life. The safaris were breathtaking with informative guides. The cultural sites were also impressive and there was also the chance to do more physical activities if you wanted something more challenging/exciting. Zanzibar in particular was a highlight in beautiful beach bungalows and I also enjoyed seeing the big rock of Zimbabwe. Thank you Intrepid for an unforgettable experience that is sensitive to the needs of the communities we visited. I learnt a lot and think it changed my perspective in a number of ways as well as teaching me more about another continent. Where next?..........
Review submitted 25 Aug 2023

May · Traveled May 2023
Highly recommend Intrepid! Really great itineraries led by amazing guides, drivers, and cooks. If you’re thinking of a longer trip, don’t worry if you don’t see reviews - look at the reviews for each section. This section was especially amazing because of the relationships built throughout the trip
Review submitted 23 May 2023

Brett · Traveled March 2023
Would not advise to go on this trip; unless you want to see and do nothing for 17 days. Long travel days, utterly exhausting days and a overall pointless trip that is not worth the money. Choose another trip and do your research before booking.
Review submitted 07 Apr 2023

Shannon · Traveled March 2023
Overall, this trip feels like a wander off the beaten-path. It’s an enriching experience to see animals in their natural habitat. Im grateful to the team that made it possible!
Review submitted 11 Apr 2023

Adrian · Traveled November 2022
Don’t do this as a stand-alone trip. If you are doing a longer Africa trip, then you can put up with the long travel days, few included activities and poor campsites. Far more fun trips are available in Africa. Choose them!
Review submitted 02 Dec 2022
Vic Falls to Stone Town
EUR €1,695