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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

Visit the G Adventures–supported Children’s Day School and Shalati Village before continuing to a private nature reserve nearby. 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 that is part of National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative. 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
  • Feb 28 - Mar 08, 2017 (sold out)
  • Mar 14 - 22, 2017 (sold out)
  • Apr 04 - 12, 2017
  • Apr 11 - 19, 2017 (sold out)
  • May 09 - 17, 2017 (sold out)
  • May 16 - 24, 2017 (sold out)
  • May 23 - 31, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jun 06 - 14, 2017
  • Jun 13 - 21, 2017
  • Jun 20 - 28, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jun 27 - Jul 05, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 04 - 12, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 11 - 19, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 13 - 21, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 18 - 26, 2017
  • Jul 20 - 28, 2017
  • Aug 01 - 09, 2017 (sold out)
  • Aug 03 - 11, 2017
  • Aug 10 - 18, 2017
  • Aug 15 - 23, 2017
  • Aug 22 - 30, 2017
  • Aug 29 - Sep 06, 2017
  • Sep 05 - 13, 2017 (sold out)
  • Sep 12 - 20, 2017 (sold out)
  • Sep 19 - 27, 2017 (sold out)
  • Sep 26 - Oct 04, 2017 (sold out)
  • Oct 10 - 18, 2017 (sold out)
  • Nov 07 - 15, 2017
  • Dec 05 - 13, 2017
  • Dec 12 - 20, 2017
  • Dec 19 - 27, 2017
  • Dec 26, 2017 - Jan 03, 2018
2018
  • Jan 02 - 10, 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 20 - 28, 2018
  • Feb 27 - Mar 07, 2018
  • Mar 06 - 14, 2018
  • Mar 13 - 21, 2018
  • Mar 20 - 28, 2018
  • Mar 27 - Apr 04, 2018
  • Apr 03 - 11, 2018
  • Apr 10 - 18, 2018
  • Apr 17 - 25, 2018
  • Apr 24 - May 02, 2018
  • May 01 - 09, 2018
  • May 08 - 16, 2018
  • May 15 - 23, 2018
  • May 22 - 30, 2018
  • May 29 - Jun 06, 2018
  • Jun 05 - 13, 2018
  • Jun 19 - 27, 2018
  • Jun 26 - Jul 04, 2018
  • Jul 03 - 11, 2018
  • Jul 17 - 25, 2018
  • Jul 24 - Aug 01, 2018
  • Jul 28 - Aug 05, 2018
  • Jul 31 - Aug 08, 2018
  • Aug 07 - 15, 2018
  • Aug 14 - 22, 2018
  • Aug 21 - 29, 2018
  • Aug 28 - Sep 05, 2018
  • Sep 04 - 12, 2018
  • Sep 11 - 19, 2018
  • Sep 18 - 26, 2018
  • Sep 25 - Oct 03, 2018
  • Oct 02 - 10, 2018
  • Oct 09 - 17, 2018
  • Oct 16 - 24, 2018
  • Oct 23 - 31, 2018
  • Oct 30 - Nov 07, 2018
  • Nov 06 - 14, 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 25, 2018 - Jan 02, 2019

Trip Cost

Price From

$2,749

Contact Us: 1-800-281-2354

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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.

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

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

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.