1-800-935-2620 Speak to a Tour Expert

Dates & Prices

Start Date End Date OffersBrochure
Land Price
Our PriceQuote
From
Sunday,
Jul 14, 2024
To
Friday,
Aug 02, 2024
Call Us$3,225Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Jul 28, 2024
To
Friday,
Aug 16, 2024
Call Us$3,140Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Aug 04, 2024
To
Friday,
Aug 23, 2024
Call Us$3,050Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Aug 11, 2024
To
Friday,
Aug 30, 2024
Call Us$3,080Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Aug 25, 2024
To
Friday,
Sep 13, 2024
Call Us$3,050Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Sep 01, 2024
To
Friday,
Sep 20, 2024
Call Us$3,110Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Sep 08, 2024
To
Friday,
Sep 27, 2024
Call Us$2,935Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Sep 15, 2024
To
Friday,
Oct 04, 2024
Call Us$2,965Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Sep 29, 2024
To
Friday,
Oct 18, 2024
Call Us$2,935Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Oct 13, 2024
To
Friday,
Nov 01, 2024
Call Us$2,935Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Nov 03, 2024
To
Friday,
Nov 22, 2024
Call Us$2,684Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Dec 01, 2024
To
Friday,
Dec 20, 2024
Call Us$2,825Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Jan 26, 2025
To
Friday,
Feb 14, 2025
Call Us$2,965Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Mar 09, 2025
To
Friday,
Mar 28, 2025
Call Us$2,965Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Apr 20, 2025
To
Friday,
May 09, 2025
Call Us$2,965Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
May 04, 2025
To
Friday,
May 23, 2025
Call Us$2,965Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
May 18, 2025
To
Friday,
Jun 06, 2025
Call Us$2,965Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Jun 15, 2025
To
Friday,
Jul 04, 2025
Call Us$3,080Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Jun 29, 2025
To
Friday,
Jul 18, 2025
Call Us$3,080Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Jul 13, 2025
To
Friday,
Aug 01, 2025
Call Us$3,200Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Jul 27, 2025
To
Friday,
Aug 15, 2025
Call Us$3,200Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Aug 10, 2025
To
Friday,
Aug 29, 2025
Call Us$3,200Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Aug 24, 2025
To
Friday,
Sep 12, 2025
Call Us$3,200Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Aug 31, 2025
To
Friday,
Sep 19, 2025
Call Us$3,200Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Sep 07, 2025
To
Friday,
Sep 26, 2025
Call Us$3,200Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Sep 14, 2025
To
Friday,
Oct 03, 2025
Call Us$3,200Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Sep 28, 2025
To
Friday,
Oct 17, 2025
Call Us$3,080Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Oct 12, 2025
To
Friday,
Oct 31, 2025
Call Us$3,080Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Oct 26, 2025
To
Friday,
Nov 14, 2025
Call Us$3,080Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Nov 09, 2025
To
Friday,
Nov 28, 2025
Call Us$2,965Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Nov 23, 2025
To
Friday,
Dec 12, 2025
Call Us$2,965Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Dec 07, 2025
To
Friday,
Dec 26, 2025
Call Us$3,080Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Dec 28, 2025
To
Friday,
Jan 16, 2026
Call Us$3,080Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
Jan 18, 2026
To
Friday,
Feb 06, 2026
Call Us$2,965Get Our PriceGet Quote

Promotions

Call or submit a quote for award-winning value and service!

Itinerary

Book With Flexibility

  • Peace of Mind
    Avoid fees and frustration with cancellations up to 56 days before departure on select eligible trips and easy deposit transfer.
  • Change Destination / Vacation
    Change to a different destination or vacation.
  • Change Dates
    Choose new departure dates if your plans change.
  • Great Service
    Award-winning service, low prices, client satisfaction

Tour Itinerary

Unlock the mysteries of Africa's eastern lands on a 20-day trip from Zimbabwe to Zanzibar. Passing through Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania, visit fertile national parks, remote highland communities, savannas with endless horizons and the sparkling Indian ocean coastline. Safari past lion and zebra herds in South Luangwa National Park, watch local fisherman haul in their daily catch on Lake Malawi, and wind up on the idyllic shores of Zanzibar's northern beaches in search of a seafood curry and sundowner. Your African adventure sets the pace, with plenty of time to make your adventure special through independent activities, plus a local crew joining you each step of the way to give you all the local low-down. If safaris, sea breezes and a zest for exploration are your thing, jump aboard this overland adventure to the wilds of East Africa.

  1. Day 1
    Victoria Falls
    Mhoro! Welcome to Zimbabwe. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 4 pm where you'll meet your tour leader and travel group. You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Your campground is centrally located in the town of Victoria Falls. After this important meeting, your leader will take you to a local activity centre where a range of activities will be on offer, and you can consider booking experiences for tomorrow.
  2. Day 2
    Victoria Falls
    Use your free time to visit the magnificent Victoria Falls. This thundering curtain of water is one-and-a-half kilometres wide, falling 108 metres into a narrow gorge below. In the wet season, the spray created can rise up an incredible 400 metres and the falls become a raging torrent. In the dry season, the view of the falls is unobstructed by spray and you can see little islets in the river below. Be sure to ask your local leader for their tips and advice on what to do in Victoria Falls.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Bulawayo
    Depart Victoria Falls and travel toward Bulawayo (approximately 7 hours) via the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust – one of The Intrepid Foundation’s projects. Here you can learn about the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, human-wildlife conflict and the trusts role in anti-poaching. There may also be a chance to meet any rescued or orphaned wildlife currently in their care. Onwards to Bulawayo – known locally as the 'City of Kings', Zimbabwe's second-largest city has an interesting history and some impeccable colonial architecture.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Bulawayo
    Wake up early and get ready to track rhinos in Matobo National Park. Home to a significant population of black and white rhinoceros that can be tracked on foot. As your expert guide takes you through the park, look out for other game like leopards, warthogs, and springhares. You'll also learn about the local plants and trees, including wild pear and paperbark, and discover San paintings and the fascinating rock formations. The Matopos area has great spiritual and cultural significance to the local people and there are many sites within the park where important ceremonies still take place.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Masvingo
    Drive the short stretch to Masvingo (approximately 5–6 hours). This colonial settlement – the oldest in Zimbabwe – makes for the perfect base from which to explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. The ruined city, now a World Heritage-listed site, was first constructed in the 11th century. It's thought to be the former royal palace of the Zimbabwean monarch. Spend a few hours exploring this intriguing site before heading off to camp for the evening.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Harare
    Travel to Harare today (approximately 5–6 hours). You will arrive at your destination in time for lunch. You only have an hour or two to explore Zimbabwe's capital city, so if you're feeling active and up for a stroll, get out and make the most of it. Perhaps head to the National Gallery, the museum, the botanical gardens or simply wander the city centre and visit the colourful markets.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Lusaka
    Today you will cross into Zambia and drive to your campsite just outside Lusaka, Zambia's capital (approximately 8 hours). Your journey begins with a nice scenic drive to the border. At some point during the day there will be an opportunity to stop at an ATM and stock up on any supplies you might need at a shop or market.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Petauke
    Spend some time checking out Lusaka before a long day of travel. You'll see that it's a modern city but still retains a traditional African feel. Afterwards, travel on to Petauke (approximately 8 hours).
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    South Luangwa National Park
    After breakfast, travel (approximately 4 hours) to a workshop in South Luangwa where local craftswomen take snare wire recovered from poaching traps and transform it into jewellery inspired by the African bush. The women will show you around their purpose-built workshop and give you a chance to try coiling or hammering the wire yourself. For each sale made, a donation is given to anti snare patrols dedicated to the conservation of the region. Afterwards, make your way through the heartland to South Luangwa National Park (approximately 2 hours). The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River and its lagoons is among the highest in Africa. Many elephants, buffaloes, leopards, Thornicroft’s giraffes and lions are known to roam here. There are also some 400 species of birds inhabiting the area. A great way to experience South Luangwa and its beautiful scenery is to take an optional river trip – ask your group leader for more details.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    South Luangwa National Park
    Rise early for an exhilarating morning game drive in a 4WD vehicle. Enjoy classic savanna scenery while keeping your eyes peeled the parks abundance of wildlife. There’s every chance you may spot a herd of zebra grazing on parched grass or a pride of lions passing by. Midday is the hottest part of the day here, so seek refuge from the sun and return to the camp for lunch. Return to the park for another Game Drive late this afternoon. Alternatively, perhaps head out on a village walk for a snapshot of daily life in the local community.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Lake Malawi
    Cross the border into Malawi and continue straight to your camp on the shores of Lake Malawi (approximately 9–10 hours). Malawi is dominated by its lake, which covers almost a fifth of the country and provides a livelihood for many local people. Fishermen, fish traders and canoe and net makers all ply their trade on the lake. A common sight is that of a fisherman in a bwato (a dugout canoe made from a hollowed tree trunk) fishing on the still lake at the break of day. Your campsite at Kande Beach is right on the shore, so take some time to rest and relax.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Lake Malawi
    Enjoy free time today to soak up your idyllic surrounds and take a refreshing dip in beautiful Lake Malawi. As well as chilling out on the lake’s sandy shores, make sure you take the opportunity to meet some local Malawians – easily some of the friendliest people in Africa.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Chitimba
    Drive to your camp in Chitimba (approximately 8 hours). Chitimba lies along the coast of Lake Malawi and has lovely beaches, friendly locals and a laidback atmosphere. When you arrive, perhaps take a stroll and acquaint yourself with this different part of the lake. Enjoy the scenery of banana palms, papaya trees and the Livingstonia and Nyika mountains looming nearby.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Iringa
    Today is a long travel day into Tanzania and its southern highlands (approximately 11 hours). Sit back, relax and watch as the countryside passes by. On arrival you will set up camp on the grounds of a farmhouse situated on the outskirts of this pleasant settlement. The area is filled with natural bush land which can make it a bird watchers paradise. Make the most of this rural setting by doing some stargazing before you retire for the night.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  15. Day 15
    Mikumi National Park
    Today we drive to the edge of Mikumi National Park. Situated at the foot of the thickly wooded Uluguru Mountains, Mikumi is Tanzania's fourth largest national park. In the afternoon we head off on 4WD Game Drive with a local expert guide.This less touristed park is home to impressive numbers of elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, wildebeest and impalas – and maybe even a predator or two if you're lucky!
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  16. Day 16
    Dar es Salaam
    Settle in for a 7-hour drive to Kipepeo Beach, just south of Dar es Salaam. Be sure to make the most of it – perhaps take a stroll along the shore after you arrive and settle in. Your camp today is on the grounds of a hotel situated next to the beach.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  17. Day 17
    Stone Town
    Catch a ferry to Africa's 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar. Filled with pristine white-sand beaches, winding cobblestone alleyways and fragrant bazaars, Zanzibar has had a colourful history – everything from slave traders to Arabian sultans and fruit exporters. The sight of traditional dhows sailing along the coast evokes what the island must have been like in centuries ago. The old part of Zanzibar's main city is known as Stone Town, and the best way to see this is on foot, exploring the markets, shops, mosques, palaces and courtyards. When the sun is setting, why not grab a drink from a bar overlooking the seafront. A seafood curry at a local restaurant is also a great choice. You'll spend the night in Stone Town at a basic inn.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  18. Day 18
    Zanzibar Northern Beaches
    Once checked out of your Stone Town accommodation, consider booking in to an optional guided tour of the island's spice plantations, learning all about the history of this town's spice trade. You will have the opportunity to smell and taste various spices, such as cinnamon, vanilla and ginger, plus sample some teas made with these spices too. After lunch, head to the Northern Beaches, where white sands and sparkling blue seas await. This is the Indian Ocean at its best.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  19. Day 19
    Zanzibar Northern Beaches
    Enjoy free time in this beautiful archipelago today. There are many ways you can spend your day – perhaps talk to your leader for any recommendations they might have. Snorkelling in search of exotic fish is an excellent option, or you could take a traditional dhow boat on the water. You might also like to feast on a sumptuous lunch of grilled local seafood, or just relax in a hammock underneath a coconut tree with a good book. It's totally up to you!
    Meals:   Breakfast
  20. Day 20
    Stone Town
    After checking out of your accommodation this morning, you will make your way back to Stone Town, arriving at a centrally-located hotel around 12 pm. With no activities planned for today, you are free to leave at any time. That doesn't mean your adventure has to come to an end! If you wish to stay on in Zanzibar, either at the Northern Beaches beach resort or in Stone Town, we'll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).
    Meals:   Breakfast

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Inclusions

  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Matobo National Park - Rhino Tracking, Park Visit & San Rock Paintings
  • Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit
  • South Luangwa - Jewellery workshop Project
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Afternoon Game Drive
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive
  • Mikumi National Park - 4x4 Game Drive

Meals
19 Breakfast(s) Included
10 Lunch(es) Included
14 Dinner(s) Included

Style: Basix

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Accommodations

Camping (with facilities) (16 nights), Hotel (1 night), Bunglow (2 nights)

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Intrepid Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.4
Repeat with Operator
4.1
Value for Money
3.7

Ratings based off 212 reviews about Intrepid Tours - currently showing 9 reviews with comments only

Intrepid is awesome. Our guide was superb. Everything went smoothly!

Our tour guide was wonderful. She was knowledgeable, fun, energetic, and made our week run very smoothly. The trip itself was fantastic! We saw a lot and the islands are absolutely beautiful. Great food, great new friends made on the tour, and would absolutely book with Intrepid again.

Intrepid tour is great company. Will use this company again.

The trip was both both educational and exciting. I very much enjoyed the sights and culture.

The itinerary was just as I expected! The guide was very good as were the accomodations

Intrepid did such a great job. I never had to worry about where I was supposed to be and it felt so good not to worry about a thing but just to enjoy myself. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about culture and history.

Taiwan people very friendly. Accommodation were centrally located and easily accessible. Did extra activities then in brochure which was greatly.

Larus our tour guide did an excellent job and was very attentive to our needs. He is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor.

Our guide Tarang chandola was exceptional. Courteous, knowledgeable, organized, polite, professional and went above and beyond taking care of our needs and requests offen anticipating what that might be. He made sure we all had the best possible time and offered suggestions to meet the needs of everyone on the tour. This made the trip even more enjoyable.

You May Also Like


AffordableTours.com® does not itself offer, service or administer the Travel Packages, and the ultimate terms and conditions of any Travel Package made available via the Site Offerings (including the prices quoted in connection with same) will be determined by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider. AffordableTours.com® does not represent or warrant that the Price Quotes are accurate, up-to-date or free of error, or that same will be honored by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Providers. All Price Quotes, Travel Package availability, Travel Package details/itinerary and other Content are subject to change without notice. All travel details published by and through the Site Offerings should be confirmed directly with the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider prior to making any travel plans. Reliance on any information made available to you by and through the Site Offerings is solely at your own risk.

How It Works

Vacationing has never been easier or cheaper with the help of a dedicated travel consultant from AffordableTours.com

Freq Quote 1. Free Quote

Find your perfect trip on our website and simply request a free quote. Need to speak to a live person? Call us 7 days a week at 1-800-935-2620. No robots here!

Dedicated Travel Consultant 2. Dedicated Travel Consultant

Your personal travel consultant will reach out and be your point of contact for your entire travel experience from start to finish. Did we mention you'll be working with an award winning team? Sweet!

Low Price Guaranteed 3. Low Price Guaranteed

Because we're one of the largest sellers of travel, we're able to give you a discount on your vacation package. No one beats our prices!

Stress Free Travel 4. Stress Free Travel

Knowing you got a great deal, all that's left is for you to pack your bags and enjoy your vacation!


Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2024 with A+ Rating.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read About Our Referral Program


Get discounts by Email!