A week of camping, game drives and discovery!
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Group Size: Avg. 16, Max. 24
Trip code: SANA
Duration: 7 days
Head over to South Africa and join an incredible 7-day overland adventure through Zimbabwe and Zambia. Get up close to wonderful wildlife on game drives in Kruger and Matobo National Parks, get cultural with a unique Shangaan tribe experience, feel the power of the mighty Victoria Falls and spend your evenings camping in the African countryside. It’s an unforgettable African adventure!
This tour also operates in reverse, from Livingstone to Pretoria. Select the travel direction you prefer in the booking section to see start dates.
- Enjoy a unique cultural evening with Shangaan tribesmen
- Go on an incredible game drive through Kruger National Park
- Get up close to the mighty Victoria Falls in Zambia
- Camp in the great African outdoors and discover stunning landscapes
- Book the optional Adventure Pass for a game walk in Matobo National Park
Enjoy 7 days in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Camp in the great African outdoors and join safaris through some of the most gorgeous National Parks in the world!
Day 1: Pretoria/Hazyview. Travel to Hazyview, a beautiful town on the outskirts of Kruger National Park. Enjoy a cultural evening of singing and dancing with local Shangaan tribesmen. Dinner included.
Day 2: Hazyview/Kruger National Park. Enjoy a full day’s game drive in this incredible National Park. Spot diverse wildlife such as lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and possibly leopard, and up to 500 species of bird! Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 3: Hazyview/Tshipise. Journey through gorgeous mountain regions to Tshipise town. Enjoy a swim in one of the warm springs and soak your muscles in paradise! Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 4: Tshipise/Bulawayo. Cross the busy Beitbridge border post and enter Zimbabwe. Discover Bulawayo and camp among beautiful trees and fishponds. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 5: Matobo National Park. Explore this landscape of sunlit rocks and dense vegetation, which is home to wonderful wildlife such as rhinos and eagles. If you have booked the Adventure Pass you will go on a game walk in the morning. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 6: Bulawayo/ Livingstone, Zambia. Visit the mighty Victoria Falls today and get involved with optional activities such as bungee jumping and white-water rafting! Breakfast included.
Day 7: Livingstone. Your tour ends today in Livingstone. Why not stick around and get involved with some of the incredible adventure activities on offer here, including gorge swinging and jet boating!
Optional Adventure Pass
If you wish, you can book an optional Adventure Pass, which includes awesome extra activities and excursions for a price of £70 at time of booking, or purchased in country for approximately USD100. Please contact our travel advisors for more details. The Adventure Pass entitles you to an awesome game walk in Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe.
Please note, the price of the adventure pass is subject to change.
Please note: This tour also runs in reverse, starting in Livingstone and ending in Pretoria. All the same inclusions and exclusions apply.
Please note: Due to the early start on day 1 you need to arrive the night before and book an extra night of accommodation. An important pre-departure briefing will be held the evening before your trip starts. Speak to a travel advisor for more information and advice.
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You will need to fly into Johannesburg airport the day before your tour begins in order to attend a compulsory 6pm pre-tour welcome meeting. Accommodation for this night is at your own cost. Airport transfers are not included but are easy to arrange. The starting point of the tour is a hotel in Pretoria which is a short 30-40 minute taxi ride from OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg.
The tour ends in Livingstone, Zambia, on day 7. Due to the late finish we recommend booking an extra night of accommodation and flying home the following morning. Please speak to a travel advisor for more information.
If you choose the Southbound option, your tour will start in Livingstone, Zambia, and end in Pretoria, South Africa. You will have a 6pm welcome meeting on the evening before the tour begins, and we recommend booking an extra night of accommodation in Pretoria on day 7.
6 nights of camping accommodation are included. All camping and cooking equipment is provided, including 2-person dome tents with zip up insect screens and foam sleeping mattresses. Campsites will usually have shower facilities and power points. You should bring your own sleeping bag.
In order to attend the compulsory pre-tour meeting on the evening before your tour begins, you will need to book an extra night of pre-accommodation (extra cost). We can help you organise this. Due to the late arrival on day 7, we also recommend booking an extra night of post-tour accommodation. Please contact a travel advisor for more details.
6 breakfasts, 4 lunches (5 lunches if travelling in reverse direction) and 5 dinners are included on this tour. You will need to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. This is a great opportunity to discover some African culture by sampling delicious local delicacies and interacting with local people!
Please note- If you would prefer to stay in hotels, rather than camp, there is the option to upgrade on this tour for extra cost. Please contact us for more details
The minimum age to join this group tour is 18. This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-39.
All countries require travellers to have a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity), and you are required to acquire the entry visas for each of the countries visited. For UK citizens, visas are not required for entry to South Africa, but will need a visa to enter Zimbabwe and Zambia. Visas should be arranged with the relevant embassy before you travel. If you show up at a border and should you not have the required visa you will be denied entry to the country and be sent back to the closest embassy/high commission to get the visa. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation.
Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for the most up to date visa information.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.