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Kruger, Falls & Zimbabwe: Mineral Pools & National Parks

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8 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport
Transport
Lando (overland adventure vehicle), walking, 4x4 open safari vehicle.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Simple hotel (1 nt), participation camping (6 nts).
Staff
Staff
2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides.

You will visit

Victoria FallsAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Johannesburg

Trip Comfort

Basic

Age requirement

18 to 39 years old
Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. For once-in-a-lifetime chances to see wildlife in the flesh (or fur), this eight-day tour through Southern Africa can’t be topped. In Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park, you’ll track rhinos on foot and see the resident wildlife on an open-vehicle safari drive, search for the "big five" in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, and witness the unique traditions of the local people. This is the Africa you've seen in all those incredible travel photos happening right before your eyes.
Kruger, Falls & Zimbabwe: Mineral Pools & National Parks
Starts
Victoria Falls
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8 Days
Ends
Johannesburg

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time. Tonight, head out with your CEO and group to further explore together in Victoria Falls. Sip a drink at Shearwater Village after your welcome meeting. Sit back, relax, enjoy the rushing sound of the falls, down a beer, and get to know your fellow travel mates as the adventure begins.
  • Rise early to the sounds of Victoria Falls thundering in the distance before the group heads out on the long, but scenic drive to Matobo National Park. Take this time to enjoy the scenery, get to know your group more, and reflect on what you hope to gain from taking this trip.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Huge granite masses, land that has been walked on for forty thousand years, and a peaceful quiet that will have you wondering why you would ever want to return to the hustle and bustle of the modern world are what await you on this visit to Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe. Hop aboard an open wildlife safari vehicle and bump along past huge granite masses shaped by time and the elements in search of the stunning wildlife that call this small park home. We recommend keeping those eyes peeled and cameras at the ready to capture the famous White Rhino, the spiritual and almost eerie atmosphere make this park one of the best places in the world to see this creature.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Another day, another slice of adventure! Make the most of your day getting to know the people in your group. Share past travel stories, take backseat bus selfies, and watch as the African scenery passes you by on your way across the border into South Africa. In the evening sit back, relax, tip your head to the sky and bask in the warm water of the mineral pool at our campsite.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Welcome to wildlife country! Kruger is the kind of place that you’ll visit, but still want to return to over and over again. With nearly 5 million acres this park offers some of the best access to wild animals in Africa, so prepare for an epic time… (but you already knew that!) Keep those cameras at the ready and experience your ultimate African safari fantasy become a reality. Search for lions, elephants, rhinos, and many other animals on a full-day wildlife safari drive. Word of advice? Remember that it’s not all about the animals. This sprawling sanctuary is home to much more; think giant baobab, fever, and marula trees towering over the savannah in a place that feels older than time itself. Stop at prime viewing areas like Hippo Pool, the Kruger Tablets, the Red Rocks and simply revel in your primitive surroundings as nature moves around you.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Yesterday, was only a taste of the beauty that resides in the National Parks of South Africa. Today, you will head out into Kruger NP again on another wildlife safari drive in the Lando. (Upgrade alert! You can choose to embark on this experience in a 4x4 safari vehicle instead.) Take your gaze to the sky today and try to search for all of the things you didn’t get to yesterday. In the evening fill your bellies with a traditional dinner together, then grab someone’s hand and work up a sweat with some local dancing as the night settles around you.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • While you may be leaving the bush behind today the memories will stay with you forever so don’t despair, instead look ahead with excitement as you journey back to Johannesburg; South Africa’s largest city and economic heart. Wander this hip town, talk with the locals, grab a cup of coffee, and fall in love with “Jozie” like that old best friend from down the block. Seriously, the resurgence of this area will surprise you, so buckle up, and enjoy the ride!
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Depart at any time. Alas, it’s time to go home, but not before giving "Jozi" some love! Perhaps you’ll extend for a few days and enjoy this vibrant, up and coming South African city. Wander through museums like the Apartheid Museum and historic properties like the Mandela House soaking in the history that shaped Johannesburg. Sample food, music, and art in the city’s trendy neighbourhoods like Melville and give yourself time to relax and unwind before returning home.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
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