Victoria Falls and Chobe
» 8 Day Adventure
- Majestic 'World Wonder' Victoria Falls
- Elephants of Chobe Park
- Comfortable lodging
- Boma dinner experience
- Zambezi River cruise
- Helicopter ride over the Falls
- Daily breakfast
- Guided safari game drives
$2,850.00 (per person sharing)
Included: 7 nights accommodation, Tour of Victoria Falls, game drives, all ground transport and park fees.
Day 1: Victoria Falls Upon your arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport in Zimbabwe, you will be met and transferred to your overnight accommodation at the recently renovated A’Zambezi River Lodge, situated directly on the banks of the Zambezi River. At the A’Zambezi River Lodge, warthogs can be seen roaming the lawns and a local resident hippo comes up most nights from the river to graze.
Day 2: Victoria Falls Today you will enjoy a guided tour of Victoria Falls. This is the world's largest waterfall! The locals call it 'The Smoke That Thunders', referring to the mist cloud that can be seen from a long distance away. The sound is deafening; the spray is drenching; the scenery is awe-inspiring. Victoria Falls is located at the meeting point of four African countries and, as one of the seven wonders of the world, is truly a majestic sight to behold. While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, its height-to-width ratio makes it the largest sheet of falling water anywhere on Earth. This evening, enjoy a dinner at the Boma: an unforgettable African experience infused with Zimbabwe cuisine. The Boma- Place of Eating- is fast becoming a “Must Do” when in Victoria Falls. Partially open to the African skies, it offers a unique experience that bombards the senses with the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Africa – together with the warmth and hospitality of Zimbabwe and its people. *** (B, D)
Day 3: Victoria Falls This second day to enjoy the falls area includes both a breakfast cruise on the Zambezi River as well as an afternoon scenic Helicopter Ride over the falls for a birdseye view at this world wonder. This flight is often the highlight of your stay at the Falls! Overnight again at A’Zambezi River Lodge. *** (B)
Day 4: Victoria Falls-Chobe National Park This morning, you will cross the border into Botswana and enter Chobe National Park on safari. On Botswana’s far northern border lies the Kwando, Linyati, and Chobe river system forming a series of lakes, islands, and floodplains. This area forms Chobe National Park, famous for its large buffalo and elephant herds. In addition to a variety of predators, there is an abundance of wild game and birdlife that decorate these beautiful waterways. Your home for three nights is at Elephant Valley Lodge, with meals and daily safari game drives included. Accommodation is in 20 luxury Safari tents, each with en-suite facilities. *** (D)
Day 5-6: Chobe National Park For two days you are ‘on safari’ thoughout Chobe National Park, which hosts one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. The park is the best place in the world to see the majestic African elephant, as it is home to the world’s largest elephant population- upwards of 50,000! Other resident wildlife includes large numbers of Cape Buffalo, Rhinos, Hippos, Crocodiles, and a variety of antelope species. The Chobe River is a premier watering spot, especially in the dry season. There you will sight numerous Elephant groups, as well as families of Giraffe, Sable, and Cape Buffalo. *** (B, D daily)
Day 7: Chobe-Victoria Falls You are transported today back to A’Zambezi for a final night at Victoria Falls. Enjoy some shopping, maybe take in another adventure activity or evening river cruise (own expense). *** (B)
Day 8: Victoria Falls Midday today you will be transferred back to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight onward. *** (B)
Included: 4 nights accomodation at A'Zambezi River Lodge with breakfast daily, 2-hour guided Victoria Falls tour, Boma dinner experience, breakfast cruise on the Zambezi River, scenic helicopter flight over Victoria Falls, 3 nights accommodation at Elephant Valley Lodge in Botswana's Chobe National Park inclusive of breakfast and dinner daily, ground transportation to and from Chobe Park, game safari activities and boat cruise at Chobe Park, all airport transfers and ground transportation by certified, experienced driver/guides in sightseeing vehicles, all park entry and conservation fees.
Not Included: Airfare to Victoria Falls, gratuities to guides, additional attractions, activities or meals not mentioned above,.
Note: All prices are valid at time of publication for travel in 2012. Rates may vary due to seasonal and currency fluctuations.
Africa Travel Safety Tips
Africa is no more unsafe to travel in than most other continents around the globe and even though one might never encounter any problems, it is better to be on the safe side whenever you travel to a new destination.
Here are some helpful tips...
- Do not leave your luggage unattended and keep it within sight.
- Try and avoid counting money in public.
- Southern Africa has well conditioned roads in most areas, but keep to the road signs and try not to take short cuts or lengthy detours.
- Plan your route for each day's travel the night before and leave an itinerary of such travel with someone at your hotel or lodge. Check back in with that person upon returning or when you arrive at your next destination.
- At night....stay within well lit areas and avoid following someone whom you don't know, anywhere, for any reason.
- Wallets & Cell phones should be carried on person and preferrably not in a bag.
- Try and avoid wearing excessive jewelry in public and not carrying too many cameras & electronics around.
- Be aware of where you leave purses or bags.... Do not hang them from the back of chairs, under tables, on hooks in restrooms .
- In South Africa - most of the National Roads (Interstates) are clearly marked on maps with a capitol "N" and in some cases are also Toll Roads, which are considered to be safer to travel by. Try to do all your driving in the daytime and spend evenings at your lodge, hotel or in well lit public places.
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Make sure you bring all of the following:
- 4 Khaki, Tan, Olive Colored Long Sleeved Shirts (Cotton)
- 3 Pairs of Comfortable Long Pants & Belt
- 2-3 Pairs of Shorts
- 1 Hat, Cap and/or Bandana
- 3 Pairs of Hiking Socks
- 1 Pair of Sneakers
- Flip Flops or Sandals (Optional)
- 1 Pair of Worn-in Hiking Boots
- 1 Light Jacket or Fleece
- 1 Warm Jacket
- Comfortable Casual Clothing
(jeans & T-shirts)
- Swim Suit / Shorts
- Cotton Socks, Underwear & Pajamas
- Toiletries and Medicine
- Sun Protection (high factor)
- Chap Stick
- Insect Repellant
- Binoculars (IMPORTANT)
- Camera & Video Camera
- Plenty of Film or memory cards & Batteries
- Good Quality Flashlight & Batteries
- International Power Adapters Note: Electrical Appliances should be set at 220 volts AC.