Explore Africa from Zanzibar to Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls
From the winding alleyways of Stone Town to the roar of Victoria Falls, Africa is a captivating country begging to be explored. Traverse the sweeping plains of the savanna, journey through epic landscapes in search of zebras and elephants, relax at an African riverside camp and explore ancient ruins in Zimbabwe. Escape the chaotic pace of the city for the quiet of local villages and experience the very best of nature on this African adventure.
Discover the magic of South Luangwa National Park, a highly concentrated arena of noble African beasts and exotic wildflowers
Explore the largest ruins in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Heritage-listed Great Zimbabwe
Experience the rumble and roar of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side, which gives you the broadest view
Get a taste of the colourful cities of the region – Lusaka, Harare, Bulawayo
Accompanied by a local crew — a leader, driver and cook – you'll be in excellent hands for the duration of your adventure
There are many excellent optional activities on this trip. We recommend taking this into consideration when budgeting for your adventure.
Our purpose-built overland vehicles allow for excellent game viewing, equipped with large sliding windows. They have no air-conditioning, however, so they can get dusty and hot at times.
The going can be slow over the long distances and often bumpy roads. A little bit of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of this beautiful land!
This is a participatory camping trip, so team spirit is key. You'll be expected to help out with camp setup, food preparation and cleaning.
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 Zanzibar to Vic Falls trip.
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. This trip starts in Stone Town at 8am on day 1. While this itinerary starts here, it does not spend any free time in Zanzibar and leaves the island on the morning of day 1. For an itinerary that includes Zanzibar please see our Zanzibar to Vic Falls (YXORC) itinerary.
2. This trip finishes in Vic Falls after breakfast on Day 15. However, if you wish to enjoy some of the optional activities on offer perhaps consider an evening flight or an additional night here.
3. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please see your booking agent for more information.
Our Stone Town to Vic Falls trips score an average of 4.81 out of 5 based on 135 reviews in the last year.
My 48 days overland trip from Nairobi to Cape Town was a great experience, and at the age of 65 was never too 'basic' or rough for me. In fact, I loved my tent and was very comfortable in it. I didn't book a single supplement to begin with, but changed my mind after a week, and that wasn't a problem to our tour leader. My happiness and sleep increased after that as I'm a very early riser and don't like disturbing other people. As an almost-vegan, I was so impressed with the brilliant variety and amount of food I wanted to eat at each meal, and Simon, our cook was fantastic at looking after everyone's needs. The long days in the truck were made more comfortable by the fact that it wasn't full, especially at the beginning, the charging facilities at every seat were great, and there is plenty of storage space for everything. Our crew were all great, and you definitely can't go wrong with MJ, Simon (our marvellous chef), Martin, John and Jackson, who were so good at their jobs and friendly and fun as well. We had a wide range of ages (24 to 71) which worked well. My tips are to remember that cold means VERY COLD in the winter, and I needed to buy an extra blanket in Zimbabwe for the rest of the trip as my sleeping bag wasn't thick enough. The foam sleeping mats are comfy and thick enough, but I brought a short self-inflating mat as well, and only used it when it became cold, adding extra insulation. My most useful extras were a good power bank, head torch, extra hanging lamp for the tent, gloves (for difficult tent hooks and the cold), stretchy washing line and sink plug, and a cryptic crossword book to while away the hours whilst looking out of the window ..... and of course, Spotify on my phone! Thanks to everyone for a brilliant experience, and I'm already thinking about the next one I will do.
Review submitted 10 Jul 2018
I had an excellent experience with Intrepid for my first tour and would highly recommend them to anyone considering a tour in any of the destinations they operate in.
Review submitted 06 Jul 2018