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Explore Kruger & Victoria Falls

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

Trip Details

 

On a journey to South Africa and Zimbabwe, head to the Greater Kruger area to observe and photograph elephants, leopards, wild dogs, lions, and much more on their own turf. Then jet off to Zimbabwe to witness the awesome spectacle of Victoria Falls, which can be heard from up to 25 miles (40km) away.

Trip Highlights

    • Experience dramatic landscapes, from the Panorama Route to Victoria Falls.
    • Observe wildlife alongside a researcher from the National Geographic– sponsored Carnivore Conservation Programme.
    • 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 Carnivore Conservation Programme, a project headed by National Geographic grantee Kelly Marnewick. A member of Kelly’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 take a guided tour along the trails of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. Then walk through a local market before dinner at a family homestead. Get to know the family and share stories as we all help prepare a traditional Zimbabwean dinner. The next day, enjoy free time for optional activities, including a river safari, whitewater rafting, 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
  • Apr 04 - 12, 2017 ALT
  • Apr 11 - 19, 2017 ALT (sold out)
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2018
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  • Dec 25, 2018 - Jan 02, 2019 ALT
2020
  • Mar 28 - Apr 05, 2020 ALT

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Trip Cost

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$2,599

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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.