Day 1 : Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Today, the adventure begins but feel free to explore your surroundings before your welcome meeting. Your time in the small town of Victoria Falls can be filled with a variety of activities. Take a helicopter or microlight flight over the Victoria Falls, and let your breath be taken away by the sight of the largest wall of falling water in the world, cascading across two countries into a narrow gorge. Make sure to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is also one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. When you stand in front of the Victoria Falls you will understand why the indigenous Tonga tribe, gave it the beautiful and descriptive name of Mosi-Oa-Tunya (The Smoke That Thunders). After introductions, your Tour Leader will review the details of your trip and recommend a good selection of restaurants from which you can choose to experience the cuisine on offer. We recommend you book an extra day or two pre-tour to make the most of your stay.
Day 2 : Hwange National Park
After breakfast, continue to Gwango situated just outside Hwange National Park, named after a local chief. This park is the largest park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14,650 square kilometres. Look forward to an included afternoon open vehicle game drive. After dinner, you can go on an optional night game drive which will give you the opportunity to discover nocturnal animals such as porcupines, civet cats, genets and leopard.
Activities and Services
Day 3 : Bulawayo
Head south towards Matobo National Park, which is at the Matobo or Matopos Hills, a scenic area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys. Banff Lodge, in the leafy suburb of Ilanda, Bulawayo will be your home for the next two nights.
Day 4 : Bulawayo
Day 5 : Limpopo
Today cross the Zimbabwe / South Africa Border and overnight at the Bolayi Game Lodge. Klein Bolayi Game Lodge is set in the Limpopo Valley, in the heart of the world`s largest concentration of Baobab trees, surrounded by fascinating granite outcrops in pristine bushveld vegetation.
Day 6 : Johannesburg
Your last night is spent in Johannesburg – South Africa’s largest city – also known as Egoli or The City of Gold, referring to the gold mining history of this fast-paced city. If you would like you can book an additional night or two post tour to make the most of your stay.
In JoBurg a visit to Gold Reef City, the amusement park and museum built on an old mine shaft will give you the opportunity for a ride on the Shaft of Terror, a vertical-drop roller coaster that is known as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Africa due to its sheer 47-metre drop. For the historically inclined there is the outstanding and fascinating Apartheid Museum and Constitutional Hill, and for those interested in understanding people and cultures there is the ever-popular Soweto tour. You can also just jump on a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus to discover Johannesburg at your own pace.
Day 7 : End of Itinerary
Today marks the end of your memorable tour. If you are leaving today then a time will be agreed for your transfer to the airport.
If you would prefer to explore more of Johannesburg then we can arrange a couple of days post-tour accommodation where you can explore all that this area has to offer.