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Kruger to Vic Falls

8 Days | Travel across the colourful and contrasting countries of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

4.7 out of 5 based on 43 reviews submitted.
Overland
Wildlife
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CAD $2,184
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Encounter wildlife and waterfalls on this 8-day overland adventure that visits two of Southern Africa’s most famous sites – Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls. Spot lions, leopards, zebras and giraffes on safari through landscapes blessed with breathtaking natural beauty, then fall asleep to the sounds of the African night in your camp with comforts. Keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, enjoy a bushwalk accompanied by members of the world's first all-female anti-poaching unit, and end an epic journey in Zimbabwe to wonder at the smoke that thunders – the mighty Victoria Falls.

Trip overview

Map of Kruger To Vic Falls including Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Start
Johannesburg, South Africa
Finish
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Theme
Overland, Wildlife
Destinations
Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
UBSA
This trip generates 59 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
  • Head out on a very special bush walk with members of the world's first all-female anti-poaching unit, the Black Mambas. During this exclusive experience, learn how they're deterring poachers and patrolling 20,000 hectares of nature reserve, then spend the evening listening to their stories by the campfire.
  • Go in search of Africa’s Big Five on full day 4WD game drive in Kruger National Park.
  • Experience the rumble and roar of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side, which gives you the broadest view of its phenomenal torrent.
  • Fall asleep to the sounds of the African wilderness in comfort as camping beds, sleeping bags, blankets and pillows are provided for those nights under the stars.
  • Kick-back with a beer and say cheers to your adventure with an included brewery tour in Vic Falls, on the penultimate day of your trip.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Helping Rhinos. Donations support their all-female ranger program in South Africa, which specialises in fighting wildlife crimes and protecting rhinos, and other critically endangered animals, from poachers. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is an overland trip so you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle. 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: intrepidtravel.com/au/africa/overland
  • Game-viewing in Africa means getting out of bed early. But the excitement of spotting your first lion or rhino is well worth the early start!
  • 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.
  • You may also want to check out our Experience Southern Africa trip if you have more time to explore in Southern Africa.

Itinerary

Map of Kruger To Vic Falls including Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Overland vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night), Lodge (1 night), Meru Tent (1 night), Permanent Tented Overland Camp (1 night), Camping with facilities (3 nights).

Activities
  • Black Mambas HQ - Dinner by Lantern Light
  • Black Mambas HQ - Campfire Story Time
  • Black Mambas HQ - Snare Walk
  • Kruger National Park - Night 4x4 Game Drive
  • Kruger National Park - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive
  • Goo Moremi Gorge - Waterfall Three Hike
  • Nata - 4x4 Pan Excursion
  • Victoria Falls - Brewery Tour
Add on activities
  • Victoria Falls - Entrance & Visit - 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 - River Song Sunset Cruise (excludes USD10 NP Fee) - USD75
  • Victoria Falls - Jet Boat (Seasonal - excludes USD10 NP Fee) - USD110
  • Victoria Falls - Whitewater rafting (Seasonal - excludes USD10 NP Fee) - USD126
  • Victoria Falls - Standard Sunset Cruise (excludes USD10 NP Fee) - USD45
  • Victoria Falls - Bridge Swing - USD168
  • Victoria Falls - Traditional Village Tour - USD55
  • Victoria Falls - Bridge Tour - USD68

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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 includes a mixture camping and other accommodation. While camping, tents, sleeping mats and sleeping bags will be provided and set up for you by our crew.

3. On occasion, especially during the peak months of May to September and December we are not able to secure campsites within the Kruger National Park. In this instance we will camp at a backpackers outside the park.

4. Border crossing delays in the region have been sporadic and difficult to predict. What takes an hour one day may take four hours the next. This may affect the order of activities in the itinerary. We understand this uncertainty can be frustrating, and we strongly recommend packing a bit of patience and flexibility.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 43 reviews submitted.
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Paul · Traveled February 2024
Great crew on our trip many laughs and experiences that I will remember for a lifetime the game parks are mind blowing and having experienced crew/guides made it the most enjoyable way to see the many sights of this tour
Review submitted 10 Feb 2024

Joanne · Traveled January 2024
A fantastic trip to see this part of the world with such friendly, caring and knowledgeable crew. Highly recommend this trip. I have learnt so much about the people,culture, environment and particular ly the beautiful animals. We saw so many. Look forward to coming back and doing another area with Intrepid.
Review submitted 15 Jan 2024

Sara · Traveled October 2023
This was really the trip of a lifetime. I’m so thankful we were able to go. Everything was fantastic. Always good to remember, it’s not a holiday; it’s an adventure.
Review submitted 31 Oct 2023

Lori · Traveled October 2023
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our grand adventure travelling from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls with Intrepid. Our crew of three, Joseph, Patrick, and Ivan, were friendly, professional, and absolutely wonderful. They went above and beyond to give us an unforgettable African experience.
Review submitted 01 Nov 2023

Michael · Traveled October 2023
This trip was an amazing lifetime experience. We got to go on thrilling game drives and see the beautiful wildlife kruger. Saw different landscapes in Botswana. Finished the trip in thrilling Victoria Falls. Sandile and the team however really made us feel safe, comfortable and a family. I would highly recommend.
Review submitted 16 Oct 2023
Kruger to Vic Falls
From
CAD $2,184