Victoria Falls & Chobe Safari 4 Star Safari Lodge (4 Days) VVFSL3

Overview

Introduction

No matter which side of the Zambezi River you are standing on, the sight of the mighty Victoria Falls is always spectacular and awe-inspiring. It’s a sight for which nothing can prepare you. It’s no surprise that the falls are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. They may truly be nature’s greatest masterpiece. The Zambezi River which feeds the Falls is as majestic. It’s seemingly slow meandering belies its strength and power, a grandeur that has to be seen, to be felt and experienced to really understand. Combined with a day cruising the Chobe river, exploring in the 4×4 game drive, and discovering the iconic African wildlife, the stunning Chobe National Park, the Zambezi River, and the Victoria Falls can leave one feeling both inspired and humbled at the same time.

Accommodation

3 Nights

Room: Lodge Standard Room

Itinerary

+ Day 1

As soon as you land at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be able to hear Mosi-Oa-Tunya - the smoke that thunders. This is the local name for this thunderously impressive wall of water. The sound of which, at high-water seasons, can be heard 40kms away. The spray itself can be seen for nearly 50kms. You will be met and whisked away to your hotel. Settle in and, as you have the rest of the day at leisure, you can relax on the deck, enjoy sundowners, a colonial-era tradition, while watching the wildlife strolling into the waterhole to drink their fill of their own style of sundowners. If your dream is to be as close to the wild side of Africa as possible then the Siduli Hide at the Safari Lodge is the place for you. This unique hide is built to look like a termite mound and blends perfectly into its environment. Sit still and completely quiet and the game, even the towering African elephants will stroll within a few feet of you This is a busy waterhole, so you won’t be bored! In the evening you may decide to step back in time and enjoy dinner on a classic steam train in the middle of the Victoria Falls Bridge.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar

Activities and Services

Recommended

+ Day 2

Thanks to the billows of spray that leap heavenwards from the huge amount of water that pours over the edge of the Falls, there is an entire eco-system, a rain forest with unique plant life and wildlife, that exists nowhere else in the area. And this morning, an experienced, local guide is the perfect way to discover the majesty that is Victoria Falls. After your exploration of the Falls, a visit to the local arts and crafts market is the perfect way to browse and purchase a memento of this amazing day. You could also ‘fly with angels’ and see the falls from above! Or, if you make it back to the hotel by 12:45, and you’re looking for a wildlife experience like no other, then the Vulture Culture Experience may be just the thing! The Zambezi River which feeds the Falls has its own power and grandeur. In its deep, and seemingly slow-moving waters, and along its banks is another world entirely. A mellow, afternoon, sundowner cruise is the best way to immerse yourself in the river’s wildlife, birds and stunning sunsets. Later, enjoy a vibrant evening filled with traditional drumming and dancing, as well as a feast of delicious African dishes.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar

Activities and Services

Recommended

+ Day 3

An early start is required for today’s adventure as you need to reach the Botswana border post at Kazangula and acquire a visa early. Did you know that the Chobe National Park in the Northern Kalahari is the same size as Belgium? Your day in this beautiful location will be spent on the Chobe River indulging in a morning cruise, followed by a 4X4 game drive close to the Chobe riverfront. Each will bring you face-to-face with spectacular African wildlife. It’s an adventure you’ll never forget. Renowned for its wildlife, Chobe is the best place to roam with prides of lion, herds of antelope, buffalo and elephant. The skies around the river are alive with birds. The haunting cry of the African Fish Eagle sets the scene. A myriad of herons, waders and the African skimmer show off their varied fishing techniques among the crocodiles and pods of hippos that vie for supremacy in the wide river. Delicious snacks and lunch are provided and after wending your way back to your hotel in Zimbabwe, the evening is at your leisure.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 4

You will have a final opportunity to capture those last incredible photographs of the Falls after a delicious and filling breakfast and before your transfer to the airport. At the Falls, you can wander along the well-maintained footpaths to the perfectly placed viewing decks that will take you up close and personal with the largest sheet of falling water in the world.

Activities and Services

Terms and Conditions

Includes

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 2 excursions/activities and 1 day trip
  • 3 breakfasts and 1 lunch
  • Snacks and selected beverages on sunset cruise
  • Standard transfers from and to airports, accommodations and activities as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Game drives in an open 9 seat off-road vehicle
  • International round trip flight from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, SA to Victoria Falls International Airport, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Guided

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)
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Porterage and tipping
  • Trip insurance and items of a personal nature