Explore Kruger & Victoria Falls

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 9 Days | Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
  • Group Size: Max 16

Trip Details

 

Enjoy a nine-day highlights tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Go on safari in the Greater Kruger area, spotting and photographing elephants and lions on their own turf. Then jet off to Zimbabwe to take in the spectacle of Victoria Falls, where the mist can be seen 40 kilometers—or 25 miles—away. From the roar of lions to the roar of the world’s greatest waterfall, southern Africa’s wonders ring out loud and clear.

Trip Highlights

    • Experience dramatic landscapes, from the Panorama Route to Victoria Falls.
    • Observe wildlife alongside a researcher from the National Geographic– sponsored Cheetah Metapopulation Project.
    • Enjoy a traditional Zimbabwean dinner in a family home and learn about daily life.

Itinerary - 9 Days

Day 1 — Johannesburg

Arrive at any time and transfer to our guesthouse. Enjoy a traditional braai (barbecue) welcome dinner tonight. (1D)

Days 2 & 3 — Panorama Route/Kruger National Park

Take a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and God’s Window. Continue to our tented camp, located just outside Kruger National Park. The next morning, take a game drive in an open safari vehicle, spotting the abundant wildlife, from white rhinos and leopards to wild dogs and impala. Opt for another game drive or a bush walk this afternoon. In the evening, enjoy stunning views and an incredible dinner on the deck at the lodge. (2B, 1D)

Days 4 & 5 — Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Travel to the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, and enjoy morning and evening open-vehicle game drives while searching for Africa’s “big five”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project, a project managed by National Geographic grantee Vincent van der Merwe. A member of Vincent’s team will tell us about their ongoing field research and join us on one of our game drives. (2B, 1L, 2D)

Day 6 — Johannesburg

After one last game drive, head back to the city. This evening, enjoy a home-cooked dinner at our guesthouse. (1B, 1D)

Days 7 & 8 — Victoria Falls

Fly to Zimbabwe and gain insight into everyday life during a walk through the local market and dinner at a family homestead. The next day, take a guided tour along the trails of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. In the afternoon, enjoy free time for optional activities, including a river safari, canoeing, or even a flight over the falls. (2B, 1D)

Day 9 — Victoria Falls

Depart at any time. (1B)

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Dates

2017
  • Oct 24 - Nov 01, 2017
  • Nov 07 - 15, 2017 (sold out)
  • Dec 05 - 13, 2017 (sold out)
  • Dec 12 - 20, 2017 (sold out)
  • Dec 19 - 27, 2017
  • Dec 23 - 31, 2017
  • Dec 26, 2017 - Jan 03, 2018 (sold out)
  • Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
2018
  • Jan 02 - 10, 2018 (sold out)
  • Jan 06 - 14, 2018
  • Jan 09 - 17, 2018
  • Jan 16 - 24, 2018
  • Jan 23 - 31, 2018
  • Jan 30 - Feb 07, 2018
  • Feb 06 - 14, 2018
  • Feb 13 - 21, 2018
  • Feb 17 - 25, 2018
  • Feb 20 - 28, 2018
  • Feb 27 - Mar 07, 2018
  • Mar 06 - 14, 2018
  • Mar 13 - 21, 2018
  • Mar 17 - 25, 2018
  • Mar 20 - 28, 2018
  • Mar 27 - Apr 04, 2018
  • Mar 31 - Apr 08, 2018
  • Apr 10 - 18, 2018
  • Apr 24 - May 02, 2018 (sold out)
  • Apr 28 - May 06, 2018
  • May 05 - 13, 2018
  • May 12 - 20, 2018
  • May 15 - 23, 2018
  • May 26 - Jun 03, 2018
  • May 29 - Jun 06, 2018
  • Jun 02 - 10, 2018
  • Jun 05 - 13, 2018
  • Jun 09 - 17, 2018
  • Jun 16 - 24, 2018
  • Jun 26 - Jul 04, 2018
  • Jun 30 - Jul 08, 2018
  • Jul 07 - 15, 2018
  • Jul 14 - 22, 2018
  • Jul 17 - 25, 2018
  • Jul 24 - Aug 01, 2018
  • Jul 28 - Aug 05, 2018
  • Jul 31 - Aug 08, 2018
  • Aug 04 - 12, 2018
  • Aug 07 - 15, 2018
  • Aug 11 - 19, 2018
  • Aug 14 - 22, 2018
  • Aug 18 - 26, 2018
  • Aug 21 - 29, 2018
  • Aug 25 - Sep 02, 2018
  • Sep 01 - 09, 2018
  • Sep 04 - 12, 2018
  • Sep 08 - 16, 2018
  • Sep 11 - 19, 2018
  • Sep 15 - 23, 2018
  • Sep 18 - 26, 2018
  • Sep 20 - 28, 2018
  • Sep 22 - 30, 2018
  • Sep 25 - Oct 03, 2018
  • Oct 02 - 10, 2018
  • Oct 09 - 17, 2018
  • Oct 13 - 21, 2018
  • Oct 16 - 24, 2018
  • Oct 20 - 28, 2018
  • Oct 23 - 31, 2018
  • Oct 27 - Nov 04, 2018
  • Oct 30 - Nov 07, 2018
  • Nov 06 - 14, 2018
  • Nov 10 - 18, 2018
  • Nov 13 - 21, 2018
  • Nov 20 - 28, 2018
  • Nov 27 - Dec 05, 2018
  • Dec 04 - 12, 2018
  • Dec 11 - 19, 2018
  • Dec 18 - 26, 2018
  • Dec 22 - 30, 2018
  • Dec 25, 2018 - Jan 02, 2019
  • Dec 27, 2018 - Jan 04, 2019
  • Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 06, 2019
2019
  • Jan 01 - 09, 2019
  • Jan 05 - 13, 2019
  • Jan 10 - 18, 2019
  • Jan 19 - 27, 2019
  • Jan 24 - Feb 01, 2019
  • Jan 31 - Feb 08, 2019
  • Feb 02 - 10, 2019
  • Feb 07 - 15, 2019
  • Feb 09 - 17, 2019
  • Feb 12 - 20, 2019
  • Feb 14 - 22, 2019
  • Feb 16 - 24, 2019
  • Feb 23 - Mar 03, 2019
  • Feb 28 - Mar 08, 2019
  • Mar 05 - 13, 2019
  • Mar 09 - 17, 2019
  • Mar 14 - 22, 2019
  • Mar 19 - 27, 2019
  • Mar 23 - 31, 2019
  • Mar 26 - Apr 03, 2019
  • Mar 28 - Apr 05, 2019
  • Apr 02 - 10, 2019
  • Apr 13 - 21, 2019
  • Apr 18 - 26, 2019
  • Apr 25 - May 03, 2019
  • Apr 27 - May 05, 2019
  • Apr 30 - May 08, 2019
  • May 04 - 12, 2019
  • May 09 - 17, 2019
  • May 11 - 19, 2019
  • May 14 - 22, 2019
  • May 18 - 26, 2019
  • May 23 - 31, 2019
  • May 25 - Jun 02, 2019
  • May 28 - Jun 05, 2019
  • Jun 01 - 09, 2019
  • Jun 06 - 14, 2019
  • Jun 08 - 16, 2019
  • Jun 11 - 19, 2019
  • Jun 13 - 21, 2019
  • Jun 15 - 23, 2019
  • Jun 20 - 28, 2019
  • Jun 22 - 30, 2019
  • Jun 25 - Jul 03, 2019
  • Jun 27 - Jul 05, 2019
  • Jun 29 - Jul 07, 2019
  • Jul 04 - 12, 2019
  • Jul 06 - 14, 2019
  • Jul 09 - 17, 2019
  • Jul 11 - 19, 2019
  • Jul 13 - 21, 2019
  • Jul 18 - 26, 2019
  • Jul 20 - 28, 2019
  • Jul 23 - 31, 2019
  • Jul 25 - Aug 02, 2019
  • Jul 27 - Aug 04, 2019
  • Aug 01 - 09, 2019
  • Aug 03 - 11, 2019
  • Aug 06 - 14, 2019
  • Aug 08 - 16, 2019
  • Aug 10 - 18, 2019
  • Aug 15 - 23, 2019
  • Aug 17 - 25, 2019
  • Aug 20 - 28, 2019
  • Aug 22 - 30, 2019
  • Aug 24 - Sep 01, 2019
  • Aug 29 - Sep 06, 2019
  • Aug 31 - Sep 08, 2019
  • Sep 03 - 11, 2019
  • Sep 05 - 13, 2019
  • Sep 07 - 15, 2019
  • Sep 12 - 20, 2019
  • Sep 14 - 22, 2019
  • Sep 17 - 25, 2019
  • Sep 19 - 27, 2019
  • Sep 21 - 29, 2019
  • Sep 26 - Oct 04, 2019
  • Sep 28 - Oct 06, 2019
  • Oct 01 - 09, 2019
  • Oct 03 - 11, 2019
  • Oct 05 - 13, 2019
  • Oct 12 - 20, 2019
  • Oct 17 - 25, 2019
  • Oct 19 - 27, 2019
  • Oct 24 - Nov 01, 2019
  • Oct 26 - Nov 03, 2019
  • Oct 29 - Nov 06, 2019
  • Oct 31 - Nov 08, 2019
  • Nov 07 - 15, 2019
  • Nov 09 - 17, 2019
  • Nov 12 - 20, 2019
  • Nov 14 - 22, 2019
  • Nov 21 - 29, 2019
  • Nov 26 - Dec 04, 2019
  • Nov 28 - Dec 06, 2019
  • Nov 30 - Dec 08, 2019
  • Dec 07 - 15, 2019
  • Dec 10 - 18, 2019
  • Dec 12 - 20, 2019
  • Dec 19 - 27, 2019
  • Dec 21 - 29, 2019
  • Dec 24, 2019 - Jan 01, 2020
  • Dec 28, 2019 - Jan 05, 2020
  • Dec 31, 2019 - Jan 08, 2020

Trip Cost

Price From

$2,654

Activity Level

Light/Moderate

Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $999

What's Included

Arrival transfer, internal flights, transport between destinations and to/from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. Optional activities at Victoria Falls and optional game drives and bush walks in Kruger National Park are at an additional cost.

Accommodations
Guesthouse (2 nights), safari tented camp in Kruger and Karongwe (4 nights), Mid-range hotel (2 nights)

Meals
8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners. Allow an additional $175-$230 for meals not included.

Transportation
Plane, air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.