An Unforgettable 10-Day Zimbabwe and South Africa Journey

Author: Nidhi Sood on Feb 08,2023

Unleash your spirit of adventure and immerse yourself in the wild beauty of Zimbabwe and South Africa on a 10-day journey. Explore Victoria Falls, bask in the rich culture of Johannesburg, and witness the majesty of Chobe National Park's wildlife. Soak in the sun at Pilanesberg National Park and the luxurious Sun City Resort. 

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Victoria Falls - Welcome to Zimbabwe

Welcome to Zimbabwe! You'll arrive at the airport in Victoria Falls, where you'll be welcomed by your private guide and transferred to your hotel. Spend the remaining day exploring the nearby markets, shopping for local crafts and souvenirs, or simply relaxing by the hotel pool. 

Day 2: Victoria Falls Hike

Wake up early to go on a guided 3-hour hike to Victoria falls. You'll pass through lush tropical forests and catch glimpses of the falls as you approach. Your first stop will be at the Knife Edge Bridge, which provides stunning views of the Main Falls. As you continue your hike, you'll reach the Lookout Point, where you'll have a panoramic view of the entire falls and the Zambezi River. The trail then leads to the Rainforest Trail, a leisurely walk that takes you through the heart of the rainforest, surrounded by towering trees and exotic flora.

Next, you'll visit the Devil's Pool, a natural infinity pool on the edge of the falls, and enjoy a delicious lunch. After a break to soak in the views, continue your hike along the Boiling Pot Trail, which takes you to the place where the Zambezi River is rapidly squeezed into a narrow channel, creating whirlpools and eddies. Finally, make your way to the Victoria Falls Bridge, where you can enjoy a bird's-eye view of the falls and the Zambezi River. As the sun sets, head back to your hotel for a well-deserved rest and a hearty dinner.  

Day 3: Victoria Falls to Kasane

Leave Victoria Falls behind and head to Kasane on a one-hour private drive. En route, you'll have the chance to see some of the local wildlife, such as elephants, lions, and antelopes. On arrival, check in at your lodge, have lunch, and then spend the afternoon leisurely. In the evening, take a boat cruise on the Chobe River to see the wildlife and enjoy the sunset. Return to the hotel for dinner. 

Day 4: Chobe National Park Adventure

Start in the wee hours for a six-hour scenic drive to Chobe National Park. Check into your nearby lodge for a delicious lunch and rest. This park is one of the best places to see elephants in Africa, and you'll have the opportunity to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Take an evening game drive through the park and see other wildlife, such as lions, buffaloes, and zebras. Return to your lodge for dinner. 

Day 5: Return to Kasane

In the early morning, go on another thrilling safari drive, exploring the diverse ecosystems of Chobe National Park, including savannas, forests, and wetlands, with a chance to see wildlife in action. After lunch at the park, return to Kasane, check in at your hotel, relax, and freshen up before a delectable dinner. 

Day 6: Fly to Johannesburg

Take a short flight from Kasane and head to Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the city. Visit the Apartheid Museum, which showcases the country's tumultuous past, or the Constitution Hill, a former prison and court complex that now serves as a museum and cultural center. Return to your hotel for dinner. 

Day 7: Exploring Johannesburg

After breakfast, take a tour of the Soweto Township, and see the Nelson Mandela House Museum, where you will immerse yourself in Zimbabwe's rich culture and heritage. Enjoy a traditional lunch. Enjoy a thrilling performance of traditional South African music and dance in the evening at the Market Theatre, one of the city's oldest and most respected cultural venues. Return to the hotel for dinner. 

Day 8: Pilanesberg National Park Safari

Today, take a scenic two-hour and thirty-minute drive to Pilanesberg National Park, one of the largest volcanic complexes in the world. Here you'll have the chance to see various wildlife, including the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and rhinos). Continue the game drive to explore the diverse landscapes of Pilanesberg, including rolling hills, pristine lakes, and ancient volcanic formations. Have lunch amidst nature in the park. In the evening, check into your nearby comfortable lodge and indulge in a delicious dinner. 

Day 9: Exploring Sun City Resort

After breakfast, you will visit Sun City Resort, a luxury resort located in the Pilanesberg area. Spend the day relaxing, exploring the resort's various attractions, such as the Valley of Waves, playing a round of golf, going on a horseback ride, or relaxing at one of the resort's many pools. And soaking in the sun. In the late evening, return to Johannesburg hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 10: Departure

Wake up early and have a final breakfast before your private guide drives you to Johannesburg International airport for your flight home. Your Zimbabwe itinerary ends, but the memories of your adventures will last a lifetime.

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