Our exceptional journey, “Zimbabwe & Kruger: An Expedition of Spectacular Sights,” launches from the pulsating heart of Victoria Falls town. Just a stone’s throw from the awe-inspiring waterfall that thunders with power and majesty, we’re immersed in the raw beauty of Africa from the outset. Departing this roaring spectacle behind, our route takes us southwards, towards the grand expanses of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s unrivaled natural playground. Here, we’ll witness a grand spectacle of biodiversity, home to the continent’s most majestic elephants, roaming in thunderous herds under the African sun.

Our safari adventure continues aboard open-topped 4×4 vehicles, from where we’ll hunt, with cameras and binoculars, for the park’s residents. The day spent navigating Hwange’s mosaic of landscapes promises a memory-filled treasure trove of wildlife encounters. Our journey then escorts us towards the mysterious Matopos, a place of bewitching beauty, where enormous marble-like rocks have been sculpted by the hands of time, earning it the local Ndebele title, “Matobo”, which translates to “bald heads”, a fitting homage to the granite sentinels that stand guard.

We then step back in time at the historic ruins of the Great Zimbabwe Royal Palace. Our guided exploration will let us peel back layers of history and delve into the rich tapestry of Zimbabwe’s early epochs. From there, our path takes us southwards to the bustling cityscape of Johannesburg, where we spend the night resting before launching into the next exciting phase of our adventure.

As dawn breaks, we chart our course from Johannesburg towards South Africa’s crown jewel, the expansive Kruger National Park. Renowned as the country’s largest game reserve, it draws in over half a million nature enthusiasts each year with its lure of the “Big Five”, and a wealth of other fauna including zebras, giraffes, and rhinos. Immerse yourself in the intoxicating thrill of an authentic safari, explore the park from the comfort of our truck or aboard a 4×4 safari vehicle, and optionally, tread the wilderness on guided nature walks or during enchanting evening game drives.

The grand finale of our journey lies in the exploration of the visually stunning Panorama Route. Marvel at the divine vistas from God’s Window, explore the geological wonders at Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and gaze at the triad of round, grass-covered hilltops, the Three Rondavels. We’ll culminate our tour at the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, the world’s third-largest canyon, a must-see spectacle that’s etched in everyone’s travel bucket list.

​Please note: This itinerary is flexible and can be changed without notice. A detailed, up-to-date dossier itinerary is available to download.​

Day 1 – Nairobi – Arusha  

Leaving behind the bustle of Nairobi we travel south to the Tanzanian border. After completing border formalities we continue to the busy town of Arusha, our base for the night. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. 

Day 2 – Serengeti National Park (Seronera)  

We are collected this morning in safari style vehicles and depart Arusha early, heading directly towards the Serengeti National Park.  In the afternoon, we will arrive at our camp in the Seronera region located in the heart of the Serengeti.  The camp is surrounded by spectacular views and abundant wildlife and this evening, while sipping on a cold beverage, we will enjoy the sights and sounds of nature passing right in front of your meru style tent. 

Day 3 – Serengeti National Park (Seronera) 

This morning we rise early to enjoy a full day’s game drive through Serengeti National Park.  Famous for the abundant wildlife that exists in the park, we will spend most of our day in search of the animals that reside here.   

Day 4 – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu 

We spend the morning commuting towards Ngorongoro Crater where we will enter the conservation area and explore the crater floor in search of the animals which roam the plains. After our exploration, we exist the crater and make the short journey to Karatu where we will overnight.  

Day 5 – Arusha 

Soon after our departure from Karatu, we will visit the Mto wa Mbu Market which is situated in the little village of Mto wa Mbu.  Known for crops such as rice and their distinctive red bananas, the town sits on the main road that links the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater Conversation Area with Arusha.   Returning to Arusha, we spend the night reminiscing about our experiences of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 6 – Bagamoyo 

We head out early this morning as we journey south to our overnight stop in the coastal town of Bagamoyo. Formerly a centre point of the East African slave trade, Bagamoyo lies just north of the port of Dar es Salaam. While today is primarily a travel day, we experience the hustle and bustle of one of Africa’s major travel routes. Road travel in Africa is an experience in itself and the bustling markets, villages and scenic backdrops that line the routes give a window into the lifestyle of rural Africa. This evening we will prepare for our Zanzibar excursion that begins tomorrow morning.

Day 7 – Zanzibar Beaches 

We depart Bagamoyo and head towards Dar es Salaam and the ferry port to catch the ferry to Zanzibar Island. After arriving in Zanzibar we make our way to the eastern shores of the island where we will spend the next two nights at a beachfront resort.  Relax on the beach, enjoy the infinity swimming pool or rent a bicycle and explore the neighbourhood.  

Day 8 – Zanzibar Beaches 

Today is a free day to enjoy some of the attractions and activities on offer. Whatever it is you chose to do today, you will have ample opportunity to create some island memories. Explore the many attractions on offer or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.  

Day 9 – Stone Town (Zanzibar)  

This morning we transfer by road to Stone Town.  Before we arrive in Stone Town, we will stop along the way to enjoy a guided walking spice tour, which passes through villages and spice plantations.  You will be able to witness first-hand how spice farm workers climb the trees and seek out specific plants and will have the opportunity to purchase fresh spices directly from these farms.  We continue to Stone Town, boasting a rich history this busy port town was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes.  We will enjoy a walking tour of Stone Town to discover the more well known landmarks, including the birthplace of Freddy Mercury.   

Day 10 – Dar es Salaam 

We bid farewell to the island of Zanzibar and we catch our ferry back to Dar es Salaam in the early afternoon, where your tour will come to an end upon arrival in Dar es Salaam. 

  •   Crew2 Crew
  •   Max Passengers 20 Passengers Max
  •   Vehicle 20 Seater Vehicle
  •   Duration10 Days and 9 Nights
  •   From / ToVictoria Falls to Johannesburg
  •   Meals10 Breakfast 10 Lunch 8 Dinner
  •   Countries Zimbabwe, South Africa


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Pre & Post Tour

Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

Nomad can book accommodation before and after your tour.

Pre Tour Accommodation - Victoria Falls

From R2,180
  Airport Transfer Available Shearwater Explorers Village

Explorers Village offers the modern pioneer a perfect haven from which to investigate Victoria Falls, widely recognized as the adventure capital of the African continent. Shearwater has been developing and honing adventure, scenic and wildlife experiences in Zimbabwe for over 30 years and the Explorers Village is the ideal melting… … Read More

Post Tour Accommodation - Johannesburg

From R1,480
Garden Court – Johannesburg – O R Tambo Airport

Located just 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from the airport, Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the 2 restaurants or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.… … Read More


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