Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park Tour
“Remember the quality of your Safari has EVERYTHING to do with the quality of the guide who leads your experience…”
6 Day 5 Night Livingstone Zambia Victoria Falls and Kasane Botswana Chobe National Park Tour (Partially Guided)
Transportation: All Tours and transfers in luxury air-conditioned vehicles, Safaris in 10 Seater Open Vehicles
Partially Guided: All Transfers and Accommodation as well as some Tours and Activities have been pre-arranged. Additional Tours and Activities can be booked upon arrival (for own account).
Accommodation: Rooms of a 3-4 star standard with private facilities on a twin share basis.
All Transfers, Tours, Safaris, Accommodation, and Meals as set out in the Itinerary.
All flights, optional extra activities, VISA costs where applicable, meals not specifically stated as included in the Itinerary, soft and alcoholic drinks, travel insurance, tips and gratuities (it is customary in Africa to tip your guides), expenses of personal nature.
What to expect on your Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park Tour:
Day 1: Day of arrival Nelspruit Kruger (or Johannesburg) to Livingstone Zambia
Your flight will touch down on the hot African tarmac of The Livingstone Airport around midday, where a representative will be waiting to meet and escort you to The David Livingstone Safari Lodge. The Lodge offers luxury accommodation close to the world wonder of the Victoria Falls. It blends perfectly into the green surrounds of the impressive Zambezi and enhances the incredible natural wonder around it, creating a tranquil space for weary travellers. River facing rooms ensure that guests enjoy the serene views Livingstone stumbled upon when first discovering this area of Africa.
Departure is scheduled at 15h30 for the Zambezi River Cruise aboard the luxurious Lady Livingstone. The two-hour long cruise floats you along the Mosi O Tunya National Park and provides unforgettable exposure to the resident wildlife. Sip on your favourite drink whilst enjoying the sound of a hippo snorting water through its enormous nostrils or wait expectantly to view the elephants crossing to feed on one of the many islands dotted along the Zambezi. The Zambezi River, above the mighty Victoria Falls is a wide, meandering treasure trove of wildlife and stunning views. Situated between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Zambezi is a host to a myriad of bird life, wildlife and panoramic vistas. The river is calm and perfectly suited for sedate and relaxing Zambezi River cruises.
Dinner is served between 18h30 – 22h00 at the Lodge in the Kalai Restaurant.
Accommodation: David Livingstone Safari Lodge (or similar) (DBB).
Day 2: Livingstone Zambia The Victoria Falls
Breakfast is served in the Kalai Restaurant between 06h30-10h00.
Prepare for an 08h00 collection for a Guided Tour of The Victoria Falls. This is an unmissable activity when visiting Livingstone as the Falls are one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Offering a mind blowing 1.5km curtain of water cascading over 100m deep edges into the Batoka Gorge, it is a spectacular sight that doesn’t fade in memory! Surrounded by a luscious rainforest, which is watered year-round from the unending spray of water, there are plant species rarely seen elsewhere in Zambia. When the Falls are in full flood between April and August, the sighting of the Falls from the Zambian side are incredibly awe inspiring. Adrenaline pumping walkways lead you to vantage points after you’ve crossed a knife edge bridge. It is literally almost like walking within the thundering water… A Victoria Falls Tour will not only enlighten you with the history of the Falls, but also take your breath away with their beauty.
Your itinerary includes a leisurely afternoon free to enjoy as many of the Livingstone activities as you’d like (own account). Dinner is served between 18h30 – 22h00 at the Lodge in the Kalai Restaurant.
Day 3: Transfer from Livingstone Zambia to Kasane Botswana
The Livingstone experience ends with a leisurely breakfast followed by a road transfer across the border into Botswana and onto Mowana Safari Lodge and Spa. Nestled on the banks of the vast Chobe River, the Lodge effortlessly blends luxury and nature into a sensory delight, offering African comfort at its best with superb hospitality, excellent cuisine, and luxurious accommodation.
At 15h00, you will be collected to embark on the Chobe Sunset Cruise which takes three hours, with completion at 18h00. This cruise is known to be the highlight of the Chobe experience, offering an emotive and visual experience like no other.
The boats are fully equipped to facilitate game viewing into areas that the larger boats are unable to enter. Guests are invited into the wonder of all things great and small resident to the Chobe, and enjoy an intimate and personal experience of all that comprises the River’s fascinating habitat. Please be sure to bring your cameras, binoculars, sunscreen and, in the winter season, something warm to cover up. If you have a particular favourite, please do pre order your drinks requests with the boat guide prior to departure.
Dinner will be served at your leisure between 19h00- 22h00 at the Serondela Restaurant. Both local and international cuisine are catered for at the restaurant, buffet style. For those wanting the adventure to extend to their dinner plate, try the African flavours of game dishes, or even the notorious delicacy of Mopane worms.
The more traditional palate has the option of comfort food such as roasts and oxtail stews for order.
Accommodation: Mowana Safari Lodge Kasane (or similar) (DBB).
Day 4: Kasane Botswana Chobe National Park
Its an early start at 06h00 for a three hour Chobe Game Drive, which runs through The Chobe Game Reserve, an 11 700 km2 wildlife reserve, truly one of Africa’s wildlife gems and one of the greatest game reserves in southern Africa, famous for the number of elephant that reside there. Estimates vary on the elephant population, but what is guaranteed is that you will witness the unforgettable and humbling sight of these vast and majestic herds, sometimes as large as a few hundred, ranging through the reserve. Sightings of predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog are common, so prolific are they, that the area has been called the Galapagos of Africa. In order to ensure your experience is as wonderful as it should be, please pack binoculars, cameras and a windbreaker.
Appetites can be appeased at the Serondela Restaurant with a buffet breakfast served until 10h00. This includes both American and English style dishes as well as fresh fruit and juice.
Prepare for a 11h00 collection to depart on The Chobe Explorer. The spacious Chobe Explorer offers a restaurant on the ground floor, a lounge with comfortable couches and occasional chairs on the middle floor with an observation deck situated on the top floor. Lunch is served aboard at midday and is a traditional braai (barbeque) which includes three meat choices, a variety of salads, traditional stews and side dishes of rice or pap (traditional porridge) as well as dessert. All drinks, except for spirits are available for guests. Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience of a cruise around the Sedudu Island, rich in game, and steam up the river all the way to Sirendela, without the hassle of any immigration formalities.
The return voyage is a pleasant ending to the journey, with light savoury snacks on offer. Expect to disembark around 18h00. Dinner will be served between 19h00-22h00.
Day 5: Chobe National Park
Another early morning Chobe Game Drive, departing at 06h00. Breakfast will be served on your return until 10h00.
The Raft Lunch will begin at 12h30 onboard the Raft Floating Restaurant. The Chobe River flows seemingly endlessly through the Caprivi flood plains and provides a haven for huge herds of buffalo and elephant as well as zebra, wildebeest and impala, hunted relentlessly by lurking predators. Lunch is a truly African ‘braai’ experience once again as one floats gently opposite the Sedudu Island. It is truly unsurpassed Chobe game viewing, one of finest ways to experience wild African beauty.
The Sedudu Island proudly flies the Botswana Flag, and offers an abundance of wildlife to complement the prolific game resident on the Island. Its lush green grass draws an endless visitation of large herbivores throughout the year, a wonderful sight indeed. Please note that two local drinks are included in the lunch as there is no cash bar.
Included in the day’s schedule is a 15h00 collection for another incredible experience of the Chobe Sunset Cruise. Dinner at the Serondela will again be served between 19h00-22h00
Day 6: Day of Departure Kasane Botswana to Johannesburg
Your Chobe experience ends with an early afternoon flight from Kasane. Conclude the legendary experience with a leisurely breakfast before you airport transfer.
Tour will be booked through a reputable third party operator with all required permutations and insurances in place.
PASSPORTS ESSENTIAL! International visitors need a VISA to enter Zambia which can be obtained in advance or purchased at the port of entry in cash at cost of around USD80pp for a double entry VISA.
Most International visitors do not need a VISA to enter Botswana. Chobe National Park Entry fees are not included in the Tour price and is payable upon arrival.
Departure point: Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga (KMIA) OR Johannesburg International Airport O.R Tambo
Return point: Johannesburg International Airport O.R Tambo
Duration: 6 Days and 5 Nights
Please note that the deposit is non-refundable. Cancellation 30 days prior to arrival date and/or commencement of Safari/Tour/Activity - deposit plus 25% of total bill; 14 to 29 days - deposit plus 50% of total bill; 0 to 13 days - 100% of total bill.
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Valid 1 June-31 Aug 2020. Day Tour group offers aimed specifically at Mpumalanga locals to catch up with family and friends they might not have seen for a while and reconnect with nature as soon as current COVID-19 travel restrictions are relaxed to allow intraprovincial travel within Mpumalanga and the Kruger Park re-opens for visitors.
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