Victoria Falls Trip - Zambia and Botswana

Tour Features:
The Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Mosi-Oa-Tunya or The Smoke That Thunders stretches over 1.5km as it plunges over 100m into the Zambezi gorge below. Chobe National Park in Botswana is home to 450 bird species and the largest concentration of elephants in Africa.

Tour Details:
Day 1 Johannesburg to Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
Depart from OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport and fly Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe. On arrival you will be met by a representative who will transfer you to your selected hotel. Check in and have the afternoon at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities, visit the town or time permitting you could opt to participate in an afternoon activity which would be for your own account.
Dinner for your own account and taken at one of the hotels.

Accommodation: A 'Zambezi River Lodge / The Kingdom or similar
Distance: Flight: Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Airport 1 hour 40 minutes
Day 2 Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe (Breakfast)
After breakfast enjoy a guided tour of Victoria Falls which not only gives you amazing views of one of the seven wonders of the world but information about their creation and geology, the unique eco-system of the rainforest, daring exploits of colonial explorers and the magical tales of local legend under the constant spray from the "smoke that Thunders". You will have photographic opportunities of the largest falling sheet of water on earth.

In the late afternoon board your cruise boat for a leisurely sun set cruise on the Zambezi River. View waterbuck and many species of wildlife coming down to quench their thirst. Hear the grunt of hippo and know that you are truly in the heart of Africa.

Lunch & Dinner are for your own account and can be taken at the hotel.

Accommodation: A 'Zambezi River Lodge / The Kingdom or similar
Distance: Victoria Falls - depends on activities
Day 3 Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe to Chobe - Botswana (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred by road across the border into Botswana. Travel to Chobe Safari Lodge or similar which is situated +- 100km west of Victoria Falls.

Lunch can be taken on arrival.

This afternoon enjoy a game viewing experience on the Chobe River. This has to be one of the finest game viewing experiences in Africa. With over 80 000 elephant in the park alone they are a very frequent sighting. Hippo, water birds, buffalo, crocodile, and puku are also viewed from the river.

This evening dinner is taken at the lodge and is included.

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Distance: Victoria Falls to Chobe - 100km
Day 4 Chobe - Botswana (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
All meals are included along with 2 game activities.

Game drives within the Chobe National Park offer the opportunity to view the abundant elephant and other big game species up close, and also the possibility of an encounter with one of the large predators. Game drives depart three times a day (approximately 3 hour duration).

In the late afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on the Chobe River to view more spectacular wildlife.

Dinner is taken at the lodge and included.

Accommodation: Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar
Distance: Chobe - Distance varies depending on activities
Day 5 Chobe to Victoria Falls to Johannesburg (Breakfast)
After breakfast you will be transferred back across the border into Zimbabwe to check in at Vic Falls Airport for your flight to Johannesburg.

Distance: Chobe to Victoria Falls - 100km
Vic Falls to Johannesburg 1hour 40 minutes

Passenger Information:
Tour Code Pre: VFZB01 / Post: VFZB02
Dates Pre Tour: 24 - 28 Oct 2015
Post Tour: 02 - 06 Nov 2015
Duration 5 days / 4 nights
Depart OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport
Vehicle Not applicable
Minimum 1 passenger
Price Quotation on request
Single Quotation on request
Included Flights ex Johannesburg, return airport transfers, breakfast daily in Vic Falls Airport tax, Tour of the Falls and sunset cruise on the Zambezi River and 2 nights' accommodation at a hotel in Vic Falls.
Transfers to your lodge in Chobe and return to Vic Falls, 2 nights' accommodation at Chobe Safari Lodge or similar on a full board basis, game activities in 4x4 open vehicles in Chobe National Park and boat cruises on the Chobe River.
Excluded Lunch & dinner in Vic Falls only, choice of optional activities, beverages, items of a personal nature, gratuities, and visa fees is required.
A re-entry visa will be required for Zimbabwe.
Chobe Park Fees - payable on arrival.
Meals Breakfast
Comments Malaria precautions are recommended - Please consult with your GP.
The number of nights and activities can be amended to suite your requirements but is subject to availability.
Activity Level Moderate
Accommodation

A' ZAMBEZI RIVER LODGE - 4 STAR
A'Zambezi River Lodge is located in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 25km from the airport, nestling on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river within the periphery of the Zambezi National Park. The imaginative architecture with its sweeping curve of grass thatch blends well with the lash green lawns. A' Zambezi is the perfect retreat to relax and unwind in the quiet ambience of the African wild life and nature, whilst enjoying renowned services. It is the only hotel with a river frontage and jetty site in Victoria Falls.

THE KINGDOM HOTEL - 3 STAR
Quatermains, The Rapid Pool, The Wild Thing and The Pit sound like the titles of movies or books not quite suitable for all ages. They are in fact the names of the four bars in the closest hotel to the Victoria Falls, The Kingdom at Victoria Falls.

This is a fun-filled resort hotel aimed unashamedly at the tourist who wants to take in the majesty and excitement of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World as well as enjoy a holiday adventure as part of a group, with someone special, with the children, or as a single traveller. Complete with its own food court offering a wide choice of relaxing or quick meals, suiting all ages, The Kingdom at Victoria Falls also offers three swimming pools and a toddlers pool, a children's play area and, for the ladies, planning a "night on the town" or a visit to the resort's own casino, a spa and beauty parlour.

The Kingdom at Victoria Falls is situated within the Victoria Falls National Park, a World Heritage Site, and the Zambezi National Park with its many attractions including elephant riding and game viewing is nearby.

CHOBE SAFARI LODGE - BOTSWANA
Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right on our doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Chobe Safari Lodge therefore offers an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi.

Activities

River Cruises: Experience the spellbinding combination of the mighty Zambezi River and the extravagance and gracious hospitality of the African Queen or African Princess river-boat cruise.

Exclusive Livingstone Island: is located in the middle of the Zambezi River, on the edge of the Victoria Falls, where the water thunders down the 100m drop.

Bridge Tours: Designed by Sir Ralph Freeman, who designed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, this engineering feat linking Zimbabwe and Zambia spans 152 metres.

Microlight Flights: Fly through the spray of the falls and over the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, fly along the mighty Zambezi River and view hippo and elephants from the air. This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Helicopter Flights: Discover the majesty of the Victoria Falls aboard a helicopter, an adventure you will never forget.

Horseback Safaris: One of the finest ways to experience the bush is on horseback. There is a chance to see small game such as bushbuck or duiker, plus hippos and crocodiles along the river, and in the dry season elephants.

Elephant Back Safaris or walking with Elephants: The six huge, but gentle elephants, offer their broad grey backs to two riders at a time, as the ultimate viewpoint from which to get a closer look at the game or take a glimpse of the day in the life of an African Elephant. Walk through some of Zambia's most pristine scenery as the elephants go about their day roaming free in the bush to browse, play, socialize and sometimes swim.

'4x4' Game Safari On Water: This is a wildlife river safari, catering specifically for nature lovers as opposed to adrenaline seekers.

Canoe Safaris: What better way to discover the peace and tranquillity of the Zambezi River than in a two-person canoe. Experience the contrasts of this great river as you paddle leisurely with the current.

White Water Rafting: This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to raft what is considered the wildest one-day white water rafting experience in the world.

Jet-Boat Extreme: Feel the wind in your hair and the cooling spray as you hurtle along at over 80km/h towards a series of spine-chilling rapids, buzzing rocks and jet-spinning on the mighty Zambezi River, in the spectacular Batoka Gorge below the Victoria Falls.

Abseiling, Gorge Swing And Flying Fox: Over the edge! Like an alpine mountaineer, abseil backwards or rap-jump forwards down the gorge, for approximately 50m. Or launch yourself off the edge in a full body harness and free fall for 53 metres, the gorge swing ends with numerous pendulum swings before you are lowered into the gorge for your walk out. For a not-so-scary experience, the Flying Fox is a cable-slide allowing you a view of the gorge from a seated or face-down flying position.

Bungee Jumping: "Five, four, three, two, one, bungeeee!" At 111 metres, it's one of the highest commercial jumps in the world, so hurling yourself off the Victoria Falls Bridge is definitely for adventure thrill-seekers only!



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