Magical Victoria Falls & Botswana

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AT A GLANCE
A nation of spectacular natural beauty, friendly people and rich culture, Zimbabwe’s status as one of Africa’s leading safari destinations was dampened for years by its political instability. But now that the country is transcending its strife and returning to a state of equilibrium, it is once again emerging as a vacation highlight of the continent. Victoria Falls – known to locals as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ – is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the sheer power of this massive body of water plunging into the Zambezi Gorge is awe-inspiring and unforgettable.
Chobe National Park is a true wildlife paradise and one of the best national parks in Southern Africa. The park takes its name from the Chobe river that forms the northern boundary of the park. Its vegetation varies from lush floodplains to the scorched Savuti marsh. Chobe is classic big game country where herds of African Buffalo and African Elephant attain legendary proportions. In fact, Chobe is fondly known as “Land of the Giants” due to its huge African Elephant population. The park also offers great Lion and Leopard sightings, while the river has an unbelievable abundance of Hippopotamus and Nile Crocodiles and an almost inconceivable wealth of birdlife, including a number of particularly rare species that are highly sought after by top wildlife photographers.
ITINERARY – MAGICAL VICTORIA FALLS & BOTSWANA SAFARI
DAY 1 & 2:
Victoria Falls

You will be met at Victoria Falls Airport by the transfer company who will have your name on a sign board and be waiting in the arrivals area. You will be transferred to your accommodation. There are many activities available in the area of the falls and we are happy to provide details and book these. We recommend a sunset cruise, helicopter flight over the falls and a canopy tour or gorge swing. You do not need a guide to see the falls as the paths are clear and well signposted, however if you prefer we can arrange one for you.Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two-thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or microlights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay.

DAY 3,4 & 5:
Chobe National Park

You will be collected from the lodge and transferred across the border to Kasane where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.

The Chobe river forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its diverse and abundant game viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of wildlife including African Elephant and Hippopotamus populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of African Buffalo and the Lions that prey on them. A visit to this area guarantees close encounters with an array of African wildlife. Visitors can look forward to some exciting activities such as driving along the game-dotted river banks in a 4WD, cruising along the river in a motorboat, spotting rare birdlife and for a unique, luxury safari experience, hiring a houseboat for a sunset cruise.

DAY 6:
End of safari

Sadly your final day has arrived and you will have a transfer to Victoria Falls airport to meet your onward flight.

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