• Duration

    13 Days

  • Location

    South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia

  • Price starting from


  • Package by Tucan Travel

Enjoy 13 days in four countries working on your wildlife spotting skills. Visit the famous Kruger NP peering at the big five from our awesome overland truck, before entering Zimbabwe where you can track rhinos in Matobo National Park. Combined with the chance to experience a ton of adrenaline pumping activities, this jam-packed tour is perfect for those wanting a “roarsome” Africa experience!

Day 1 to 1 – Arrive Pretoria

The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organised activities. In order to allow time to relax and see some of the sights you may wish to add pre tour accommodation. On arrival please ask at the reception for information on when the pre departure meeting will be held.

Accommodation: 1 night(s) camping

Day 2 to 4 – Mlilwane

As Swaziland is comparatively small to most other African countries, Mlilwane provides an excellent base from where you can explore many different areas of this incredible kingdom.

Today is free time for you to investigate what Swaziland has to offer, and there are certainly many different options to choose from. How about taking a morning cycle or walk through Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary amongst herds of relaxed wild animals? Here you can admire the grassy plains, tranquil lakes and stunning mountain backdrops (there may even be time to take a dip in one of the mountain streams or warm springs), before visiting the Mantenga Cultural Village where you can enjoy some of Africa’s best traditional cultural song and dance performances.

If you would prefer something a little more adventurous then you might opt to participate in some zip-lining or take a canopy tour in the Malolotja Reserve located in the in the North West of the country where you can also visit the Phophonyane Falls, Maguga Dam, Ngwempisi Rock Art and the old mining town of Bulembu.

Accommodation: 3 night(s) camping

Day 5 to 5 – Hazyview

As we bid farewell to Swaziland, we re-enter South Africa and head to our accommodation located close to Kruger National Park. Tonight we stay in Hazyview, a small town in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. Depending on time we may make additional stops en route, to the view scenic wonders of God’s Window, the world renowned Blyde River Canyon or Lisbon Falls.

Approximate Travel Time: Nine hours

Accommodation: 1 night(s) camping

Day 6 to 7 – Kruger

We have an early morning start to get to Kruger National Park where we search for the big five.

Kruger National Park is South Africa’s premier game reserve, regarded as one of the finest in Africa. Here you’ll have the chance to experience the vast diversity of wildlife as we explore some of the two million hectares of the park. The Big Five game animals of Africa are richly represented here – lion, leopard, African buffalo, African elephant and the white rhino in large numbers.

Approximate Travel Time: Eight hours
Included Excursions: Full game drive in Kruger National Park

Accommodation: 2 night(s) camping

Day 8 to 8 – Musina

After breakfast we make our way out of the National Park and head towards Musina, a small town close to the border of Zimbabwe.

Approximate Travel Time: Eight hours

Accommodation: 1 night(s) camping

Day 9 to 10 – Bulawayo

We leave South Africa and cross the border into Zimbabwe, making our way to the town of Bulawayo which will be our base for exploring Matobo National Park. Situated in the awe-inspiring Matobo Hills and occupying a total area of 44,500 hectares, Matobo National Park is home to a protection zone in which a large population of Black and White Rhinoceros are successfully breeding. Established in 1953, the park was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2003.

You can enjoy a full day excursion admiring the fantastic scenery, unique rock formations and Bushman paintings, whilst learning about the local flora and fauna. After our picnic lunch we enter Matobo National Park where we will take a short game drive before leaving our vehicle and continuing on foot, allowing us to get closer to the magnificent rhinoceros and other animal species which roam the park. Time permitting we may also have the opportunity to fit in an optional visit to ‘Worlds View’ located on Malindidzimu Hill (The dwelling place of benevolent spirits). Apart from providing magnificent views of the Matobos region, this site also houses the grave of British colonist Cecil John Rhodes, who requested to be buried here after passing away in 1902.

Approximate Travel Time: Six hours
Optional Excursions: Visit to World’s view (time permitting) $10 USD

Accommodation: 2 night(s) camping

Day 11 to 12 – Victoria Falls

We depart Bulawayo and drive north towards one of Africa’s greatest attractions and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. With a length of over one kilometre and a height of over one hundred metres this magnificent natural wonder of cascading water defines the border separating Zimbabwe & Zambia. Depending on the wind direction you can hear the roar from the falls up to 40km away as it surges into Africa’s fourth biggest river, the mighty Zambezi.

We will stay close to the action in the town of ‘Victoria Falls’

Approximate Travel Time: Eight hours

Accommodation: 2 night(s) camping

Day 13 to 13 – Depart Livingstone

We leave Zimbabwe, crossing the border into Livingstone, Zambia where your tour will come to an end. You won’t have any time in Livingstone to visit the falls from the Zambian side or enjoy some of the Optional Excursions available on this side of the border. We recommend that you book at least one extra night in the area but if you are short on time, make sure to book a late afternoon or evening flight out to allow for any unexpected problems on the border.

Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.

What’s Included

  • Full Game Drive in Kruger National Park from the Tucan Travel truck
  • 12 night(s) camping
  • 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Travel by Tucan Travel Expedition Vehicle, taxi, on foot
  • Tucan Travel tour leader, Tucan Travel driver

What’s not included

  • Local Payment of US $280
  • International flights to/from the start/end of your tour and departure taxes
  • Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items and single rooms.
  • Spending money – budget for meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras
  • Optional excursions – Please see the optional excursions on the dossier page for a comprehensive list of optional activities and excursions available on this tour.