African Insight (Northbound)

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African Insight (Northbound)

from £740
Duration: from 7 days
Countries: South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Take in the excitement of Big 5 game viewing in South Africa’s Kruger NP, Zimbabwe’s Hwange NP and marvel at the thunderous Victoria Falls on this camping overland tour.

African Insight (Northbound)

DAY 1 - 2 Johannedburg - Kruger National Park, Hazyview

Our tour begins in Johannesburg, the ‘City of Gold’ and one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the African continent. Starting early, we travel east through the Mpumalanga province to the Greater Kruger area. Kruger is South Africa’s premier national park and connecting with parks in adjoining Mozambique and Botswana, covers 24,000 square kilometres of land used in the protection of African wildlife! Over dinner we enjoy a Shangaan cultural evening including traditional dance. We enjoy a full day’s game viewing in the national park, seeking wildlife encounters with Africa’s ‘Big 5’ - lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – as well as giraffe, hippo, zebra, various antelope and a variety of amazing birdlife and reptiles.

Day 3. Hazyview to Tsiphise 

Winding our way across the mountainous countryside we make our way north to the resort of Tshipise. With a natural hot spring supplying the warm water, we can enjoy a relaxing swim in the heated pools.

Day 4. Tshipise to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Today we hop into the overland truck and cross into Zimbabwe via the bustling Beitbridge border post; the busiest of all South African land borders- you'll soon see why. After completing border formalities, we continue on to Zimbabwe's second city, Bulawayo, where we stop off in town before heading to our campsite in the Matopos area.

Day 5. Matobo National Park

This morning we head out to explore the lesser known, but totally rewarding, Matobo National Park. With both natural and historical highlights, the area is a valued site and a delight to explore. The opportunity for walking in the wild with an expert guide is also on the cards and we eagerly keep our eyes peeled in search of tracking wildlife on foot today.

Day 6. Bulawayo to Livingstone, Zambia 

Heading toward Victoria Falls, we journey through the Zimbabwean countryside and make our way across the border to the town of Livingstone in Zambia. Here we'll spend our last night together.

Day 7. Livingstone 

Explore the world renowned Victoria Falls, visit the David Livingstone Museum, or spend the day visiting the locals and learning about their history and culture, before your African overland adventure comes to an end.


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from £740

Adventure Pass - Optional



Fully equipped safari vehicle
Camping and cooking equipment
All road tolls and vehicle taxes
All ground transportation
Sleeping mattress
Meals as indicated
Services of two crew

Included Highlights:
Kruger NP, Full Day Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide
Shangaan Cultural Evening
Matobo National Park, Open Vehicle Game Drive and Wilderness Walk with Resident Guide*
Mosi Oa Tunya NP, Victoria Falls Visit

*Highlights are included in the Adventure Pass


Adventure Pass Activities and Excursions (optional)
Travel insurance
Departure taxes
Airport transfers
Sleeping bag
Optional activities
Drinks, tips
Items of a personal nature

More About This Tour

Starting: Johannesburg, South Africa
Finishing: Livingstone, Zambia
Group size: Average 16 Maximum 24
Age range: Exclusively 18 - 39
Tour code: 17NAI7

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For the 17SAI7 southbound itinerary please refer to our website


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