Victoria Falls & Chamabonda Safari 3 Star (4 Days) VFCH4D

Overview

Introduction

Deep in the heart of Southern Africa is the largest waterfall in the world. Mosi-oa-Tunya, The Smoke That Thunders. More famously known as Victoria Falls, it is the combined width of 1,708m, the height of 108m and, in the rainy season, the 12 600m3/s that roars over the edge which makes this the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Scottish explorer, David Livingstone was, the first European to see the falls and it was he who named them after the Queen. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, and a world heritage site, Victoria Falls is Mother Nature at her most spectacular. The power of the water sends spray so high it can be seen and heard nearly 40kms away. It is created its own unique ecosystem along its edge. The Falls sit in some of the wildest African landscapes on the continent. Chamabonda National Park is a showcase for all this beauty. Experience Africa at its most captivating from your base at the luxurious accommodation of Masuwe Lodge. Visit the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, explore Chamabonda, and bargain your way to wonderfully crafted mementos in the local markets. Enjoy sundowners back at Masuwe Lodge, one of the best safari destinations on the mighty Zambezi River.

Accommodation

3 Nights

Room: Wilderness Chalets

Itinerary

+ Day 1

Leave behind the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and fly from OR Tambo Airport to Victoria Falls. Here a representative will meet you and transfer you to the warmly welcoming, and supremely comfortable, Masuwe Lodge. Surrounded by natural bush and set atop a small hill, it is here that you can enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking the waterhole and the seasonal Masuwe River. Come face to face with the beauty of the African bush on a guided walk in the afternoon. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars. This far from city lights, the star-studded Southern night sky will be ablaze with a unique view of the universe arching overhead as you are served a delicious dinner layered with African flavours. As the night deepens enjoy the sounds, and if the moon is full, the sights of a wild African night before retiring to your room.
Overnight:  Masuwe Lodge or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 2

The best time to see game at the Masuwe Lodge waterhole is very early in the morning. Rise at dawn if you’d like, or sleep in. It’s your adventure. After breakfast, there is a guided tour of the Victoria Falls. Discover the legends, the history, the rain forest and the power of Mosi-oa-Tunya. When you return to Masuwe Lodge, you can enjoy a casual lunch in the cool breeze on the Lodge’s deck. Next, discover the small town of Victoria Falls with a vibrant, adventurous and creative heart. A kaleidoscope of African Crafts is to be found in the local markets. What better way to remember your Victoria Falls/Chamabonda adventure than with a well-crafted and original curio? Next stop – the River Jetty. Here you will board the ‘Malachite’, a two-tier river boat named after the Malachite Kingfisher who dwells along the edge of the Zambezi River. Tonight’s Dinner Cruise will be a feast for all your senses. You will fall into bed back at Masuwe Lodge replete with the beauty of Africa, and a day well lived.
Overnight:  Masuwe Lodge or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 3

Another delicious and fulfilling breakfast is the perfect early start for your game drive in the neighbouring Chamabonda National Park. Neglected for many years, the Park has been given a new lease on life. Wild animals of nearly all African species, as well as a festival of birds have once more made their home in the spectacular beauty of Chamabonda. Today is the day in which you meet Africa’s wildlife. After this memorable game drive and lunch back at the Lodge, come even closer to the wildlife with a visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust to meet their animal Wildlife Ambassadors. This incredible organisation has wildlife rescue and rehabilitation at its core. It has a Wildlife Laboratory, and a Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre. Back at the Lodge, refreshing sundowners and a delicious dinner round off an excellent, and soul-fulfilling day.
Overnight:  Masuwe Lodge or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 4

As this is your last few hours here, don’t miss a moment. Rise early and enjoy a morning game drive in the Masuwe Sanctuary, followed by breakfast. After check-out, you will be transferred to the Victoria Falls Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg.

Activities and Services

Terms and Conditions

Includes

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 5 excursions/activities
  • Game drive in Chamabonda National Park
  • 8 meals at Masuwe Lodge - 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners. Includes tea, coffee and local brand beverages
  • Dinner cruise on the Zambezi River inclusive of river usage fees, a 4-course menu, cocktails, imported spirits, beer, wine, water and soft drinks, tea and coffee
  • Standard transfers from and to airports, accommodations and activities as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • International round trip flight from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, SA to Victoria Falls International Airport, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Excludes

Unless otherwise specified

  • All flights, related costs, and taxes (International and local)
  • All meals and beverages (bottled water, coffee, tea, soda, specialty beverages and alcohol)
  • National Parks Entrance Fees
  • Entrance fee to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust to be paid directly upon entry
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Porterage and tipping
  • Trip insurance and items of a personal nature