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 26 reviews submitted.
GBP £1,335
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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
Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 22
Trip code
This trip generates 18 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.


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 - Anti-Poaching Jewelery 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 - 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 - USD10
  • South Luangwa National Park - Game Walk - USD50
  • Lake Malawi - Guided village walks - USD15
  • Lake Malawi - Bike Hire - USD25
  • Lake Malawi - Snorkelling - USD25
  • 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.

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4.5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews submitted.
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Jemma · Traveled May 2024
Could not have been more blown away by this trip. Ray, Ibrahim and John were a crew that put the cherry on top. Please be mindful that this is very much a camping trip with some long days to get to the destinations. But if you didn’t do it this way - then you’re missing out on experiences you could only dream about. Loved this trip so much, I’m looking into booking the next leg!
Review submitted 12 Jun 2024

Abel · Traveled May 2024
This leg of the entire cape town to nairobi trip is probably the worst on terms of itinerary, activities amd drive times. intrepid needs to add 4 to 5 days to this leg of the trip to cut the drive times (many days with more than 10 hours drive times) and provide more meaningful interaction with locals (walking around villagea, eating local food instead of dinner every single day at campsites) specific suggestions would be adding an entire day after long drive days at Iringa and chitimba (there is activities to be done and no time to do anything at all) and break up drive times with more stops. Crew members were fine
Review submitted 21 May 2024

Sue · Traveled April 2024
Highly enjoyed this overland tour through east Africa. There is alot of driving but it is fascinating to see rural African countryside through the truck window. You will tour amazing parks, stay in lovely campsites, tour rural villages and visit cities, eat great food and meet wonderful locals and fellow travellers. Once in a lifetime trip!
Review submitted 25 Apr 2024

Cody · Traveled April 2024
Lovely, lovely trip. Have never done a group trip before, but will definitely be doing more through Intrepid after this one!
Review submitted 23 Apr 2024

Kent · Traveled April 2024
Great trip. Highly recommend. Lots to see, our Intrepid crew were fantastic, the food was very good and ample, the campsites exceeded expectations and the itinerary was varied and interesting.
Review submitted 26 Apr 2024
Vic Falls to Stone Town
GBP £1,335