Explore Kruger & Victoria Falls

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 kilometres (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.

dates: June 14 - June 22, 2019

cost: $599

Trip Code: DSUNG


Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Service Quality: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 14.


Itinerary

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Day 1 - JOHANNESBURG

Arrive at any time. Transfer to hotel. Enjoy a traditional South African braai (barbecue) welcome dinner.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Foodie Moment: Traditional South Africa Braai (Barbecue)

Meals Included: Welcome dinner!

Day 2 - JOHANNESBURG to KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a full day 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 near the Kruger National Park and this evening enjoy a delicious South African dinner in the boma.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3 - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a morning wildlife safari drive through Kruger National Park in an open vehicle. Take in views of the abundant wildlife including elephants, lions, and giraffe. In the afternoon, opt to extend your safari drive or head back to the lodge where you can take a short nature walk or relax on the deck with views of the surrounding area.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4 - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK to KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area. This afternoon, meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project who will share information about their efforts to protect cheetahs and other carnivores. This National Geographic-sponsored project is part of the Big Cats Initiative. After, the researcher will join us on our evening wildlife safari drive.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Carnivore Conservation Experience

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 - KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Enjoy early morning and afternoon safari drives with our local guides, searching for buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos – Africa's famed Big Five. In our down time, relax at the camp, take a walk around the grounds, or enjoy a cool drink on the deck.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 - KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE to JOHANNESBURG

After one last wildlife safari drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy dinner at our local guest house.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7 - JOHANNESBURG to VICTORIA FALLS

Fly to Zimbabwe and meet our local CEO. Gain insight into what life is like here with a walk through a local market and dinner at a family homestead. Meet our host, learn their history, and discuss daily life and culture in Zimbabwe. Share stories as you enjoy a traditional Zimbabwean dinner.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Zimbabwean Family Dinner

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8 - VICTORIA FALLS

Enjoy a morning tour of the beautiful Victoria Falls, then the rest of the day is free to explore the area. Take part in a river safari, cultural tours, whitewater rafting, canoeing, or a helicopter ride over the falls.

Meals included: Breakfast | Farewell Dinner!

Day 9 - VICTORIA FALLS

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


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What's Included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Carnivore Conservation Experience, Karongwe Private Game Reserve

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Zimbabwean Family Dinner, Victoria Falls

  • Your Foodie Moment: Traditional South Africa Braai (Barbecue), Johannesburg

  • Traditional South African braai (BBQ)

  • Panorama Route scenic drive

  • Kruger National Park and private nature reserve wildlife safari drives in open vehicles

  • Tour of Victoria Falls

Accomodations

Guest house (2 nts), hotel (2 nts), comfortable safari camp (2 nts), comfortable tent or chalets (2 nts).

Meals

8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 8 dinners 
Allow USD 140-185 for meals not included.

Transportation

  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities. Internal flights.

  • Arrival and departure transfers

  • Air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle, walking, plane

staff & Experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) & driver for Kruger portion, local CEO in Victoria Falls, local guides/rangers.