7 Days from$1913 p/p in USD
Waterfall and wildlife – Victoria Falls and the Chobe National Park, experience two amazing destinations in one safari! Spend 3 nights in Victoria Falls with activities including a sunset cruise and Falls tour, followed by 3 nights on safari enjoying game drives, boat cruise, fishing and village walk. Take in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia on this trip which includes luxury accommodation and lots of activities. Botswana’s Chobe National Park is home to elephants, hippo, buffalo and lions. Your time is flexible so you’re able to follow your own itinerary.
Safari types:Cultural Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Chobe, Victoria Falls
Start/end:Start/end in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls is one of the original natural wonders of the world, a World Heritage Site and well-known tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides of the Zambezi River.
The western world first knew about this wonder when it was discovered by David Livingstone in 1855. He came across it during his missionary explorations, and named it Victoria Falls, after Queen Victoria. The Zambezi River flows broad and placid to the brink of a 1700m wide basalt lip before plunging down 100 metres to create a spectacle of frothy, boiling and bubbling water in the chasm below. On the edges of the waterfall, sparkling droplets of water fall from the sky creating a constant light drizzle, which in turn encourages the growth of the small rain forest. At peak flow times (April/May), the thundering of the water shakes the ground for miles around.
Excellent spas and golf courses are found on both sides of the river. For adrenalin junkies there’s a Pandora’s Box of hi-energy activities to try out; white water rafting, bungee jumping and gorge swings, microlight flights and parachuting. Numerous other activities which are easily available include fishing expeditions, river cruises, horse rides, train rides, elephant interactions, bird walks, games drives and visits to Chobe National Park in Botswana for the day.
The stunning Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its reliable and diverse game viewing. Game viewing is enjoyed by boat and on land or even by foot. This section of the park is best known for its elephant and hippo populations but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.
RATES – PER PERSON USD
From USD 1,913 per person Jan 01 – Jun 30 2019
From USD 2,009 per person Jul 01 – Dec 31 2019
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation
- All taxes/VAT
- Round trip airport transfer
- Meals and drinks (local brand alcoholic drinks)
- International flights (from/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Optional activities
- Tips (guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Zambezi Safari & Travel‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Zambezi Safari & Travel‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
You’re met on arrival at Victoria Falls Airport for transfer to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Your Lodge room faces the waterhole, early risers are rewarded with the animals taking an early morning drink. Enjoy a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River sipping drinks as the sun sets.
On your second day, your guided tour of the magnificent Victoria Falls takes you through the rainforest to ‘the smoke that thunders’. Back at the Lodge experience a Vulture Culture lunch at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant – meat is placed out for the local vulture population. With many rare-breeds in the area, this is an important source of food for the vultures. Free time this afternoon, returning to Makuwa-Kuwa for dinner from the table d’hote menu.
Your third day in Victoria Falls is left free for your choice of optional activities. Known as the ‘adventure capital of Africa’, you have your pick of adrenaline filled experiences, as well as the market in the town, golf course, high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel, and a myriad of other memories to be made. Your final dinner will be at the Boma, an African place of eating that as well as gourmet food, includes traditional dancing and other entertainment. Your transfers to and from the venue are included.
Game drive transfer to Chobe Bush Lodge, Botswana. The two and a half hour drive goes through the national park areas so have your binoculars and cameras at the ready! Check in at the Lodge then you’re free to relax for the afternoon.
Activities at Chobe Bush Camp include:
- boat cruise on the Chobe River
- private cruise
- game drive
- plus two more activites of your choice – visit to a nearby Namibian village, go fishing or another game drive
Chobe Bush Lodge has spacious luxury en-suite rooms furnished in modern-bush style design. Open plan bathroom with bath and shower, air-con, TV and safe. 4 large exclusive 2 bed family rooms with 2 ensuites. All have exquisite views over the Chobe National Park.
The rooms and public areas of the Lodge offer excellent views of the park and the Chobe floodplains providing an unrivaled vantage point to explore this magnificent region.
At a prearranged time our driver will transfer you to Victoria Falls Airport for you to continue under your own arrangements. If you would like us to help with your onward travel arrangement please advise your Zambezi consultant.