An outstanding African adventure, from Zanzibar to Zimbabwe
Embrace the wilds of Eastern Africa on a 16-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. Discover the winding alleyways of Stone Town, journey through epic landscapes in search of zebras and elephants, relax at a riverside campsites, 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 so you can focus on exploring with a group of like-minded adventurers. 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.
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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.
Discover the history and heritage of local communities – including the San People – with guided cultural walks and a knowledgeable local leader to provide insights.
Eastern Africa isn’t just about animals and wide-open savannas. Get to know the colourful cities of the region, including Lusaka, Harare and Bulawayo.
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.
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: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/africa/overland
There are many excellent optional activities on this trip. We recommend taking this into consideration when budgeting for your adventure.
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.
1. For an itinerary that includes more time in Zanzibar, please see our Zanzibar to Vic Falls (YXORC) itinerary.
2. This trip finishes in Vic Falls after breakfast on Day 16. If you want more time in Vic Falls, speak to an Intrepid booking agent to secure extra accommodation (subject to availability).
3. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please see your booking agent for more information.
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