Overview

The Best of Zimbabwe & Kruger adventure starts at the dazzling Victoria Falls. We leave the rumble and adventure of Victoria Falls behind us as we make the journey south to Hwange National Park, home to Africa’s largest herds of elephants before heading to Matopos and its giant marble-like rock formations. We travel to the ruins of the Royal Palace of Great Zimbabwe where we’ll learn about the early ages of this resource rich country. Heading south, we arrive in Johannesburg for a night and set off early the next morning for our Kruger tour. The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and attracts over half a million tourists every year. Experience the thrill of being on safari, observing the big five as well as zebras, giraffe and rhinos and be inspired by an authentically African atmosphere. We’ll do game drives from both the truck and a 4×4 safari vehicles. Our return journey to Johannesburg takes us via the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and Blyde River Canyon. Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world and it is a must see on everyone’s travel itinerary.

 

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Some of the activities listed above form part of an "Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased or bought through your guide on day 1 of your tour.  We do recommend that you prebook your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

Nomad can book accommodation before and after your tour.

Pre Tour Accommodation - Victoria Falls

From R2,790
  Airport Transfer Available A’Zambezi Hotel

A’Zambezi River Lodge is located in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 25km from the airport, nestling on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river within the periphery of the Zambezi National Park. The imaginative architecture with its sweeping curve of grass thatch blends well with the lash green lawns. Azambezi is the … Read More

Post Tour Accommodation - Johannesburg

From R900
  Airport Transfer Available Belvedere Estate

Belvedere Estate is situated in the upmarket suburb of Midrand, with 15 en-suite, fully equipped, self-catering rooms, a sparkling swimming pool, braai boma, two lounges, dining area, snooker room, bar and friendly, welcoming staff. With a range of snacks, lunch and dining options, we welcome you as part of the Nomad … Read More

Itinerary

Our tours come with an "Optional Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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Day 01

Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park

This morning we leave the rumble and adventure of Victoria Falls behind us as we make the journey south to Hwange National Park. After lunch we spend the afternoon exploring Hwange National Park in open game-viewing vehicles. Hwange is the largest of Zimbabwe’s national parks and offers excellent opportunities for viewing the diversity of wildlife that calls the park home. We return to camp this evening and enjoy dinner around our campfire.

Route
Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park
Activity Package
Afternoon game drive Hwange National Park
Day 02

Hwange National Park to Matopos National Park

After breakfast we continue south towards Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. Our afternoon will be spent exploring the Matopos National Park with a local guide. The park received recognition as a UNESCO natural World Heritage Site in 2003 and includes an intensive protection zone that is home to both Black and White Rhinoceros. Named after the Ndebele word “Matobo “, whose meaning “bald heads” refers to the rounded granite hills that surround it. We return to Bulawayo and our overnight stop for the night.

Route
Hwange National Park to Matopos National Park
Activity Package
Afternoon game drive Matopos National Park
Day 03

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Our journey today takes us to Masvingo and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. This afternoon we will enjoy a guided walking tour of this historic site. Dating back to the Late Iron Age, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was once the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe. We take time this afternoon to marvel at the intricate stone work and experience the heritage of this monument to early Zimbabwean civilisation.

Route
Matopos National Park to Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Included Activities
Visit to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Day 04

Tshipise

Leaving the sites of Zimbabwe behind we cross the Limpopo River and enter South Africa this afternoon. Our overnight stop allows us an opportunity to end the day with a swim in the hot springs of Tshipise.

Route
Great Zimbabwe Ruins to Tshipise
Included Activities
Hot Springs Tshipise
Day 05

Johannesburg

This morning we take the highway south to Johannesburg, we arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional Braai tonight, this can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared around the braai fires and tonight presents an opportunity to join fellow travellers in celebrating the many wonders of African travel.

Route
Tshipise to Johannesburg
Optional Activities
Traditional Braai at Belvedere Estate
Day 06

Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. We set up camp at our base for the next three nights and enjoy some local dancing and dinner around the campfire tonight.

Route
Johannesburg to Kruger National Park
Included Activities
Local Dinner and Dance
Day 07

Kruger National Park

As is customary when on Safari, we rise early this morning to enjoy a Guided Bush Walk. Being in the bush on foot offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the smaller details of this great wilderness area. Once refreshed we will board our truck and spend the rest of the day game viewing in the Kruger National Park. The Kruger is home to many species of wildlife and offers the chance of sighting the famed Big-5. We return to camp in the early evening for dinner and a well-deserved rest.

Included Activities
Kruger Afternoon Game Drive in Nomad Truck
Activity Package
Morning guided bush walk
Day 08

Kruger National Park

This morning we re-enter the Kruger National Park for a full-day of game viewing. Our activity package offers you the opportunity to explore the park in open game viewing vehicles, giving you access to areas our truck can’t always go. We return in the mid-afternoon and end the day with a Sundowner in the African Bush.

Activity Package
4×4 Game drive in Kruger National Park
Sundowner drive
Included Activities
Kruger Park Full-Day Game Drive in Nomad truck (Clients not doing the Activity Package)
Day 09

Kruger National Park to Johannesburg

Our return journey to Johannesburg takes us via the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional Braai tonight, this can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared around the braai fires and tonight presents an opportunity to join fellow travellers in celebrating the many wonders of African travel.

Route
Kruger Park to Johannesburg
Optional Activities
Farewell Braai at Belvedere Estate

Activity Package

Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an "Optional Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

  • Afternoon game drive Hwange National Park
  • Afternoon game drive Matopos National Park
  • Morning guided bush walk
  • 4×4 Game drive in Kruger National Park
  • Sundowner drive

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