Victoria Falls and Chobe Safari - 6 Days Ÿ Can by customised
~Starts Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe OR Livingstone, Zambia (your choice) Ç 5 nights / 6 days ,Ends Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe OR Livingstone, Zambia (your choice)
Victoria Falls is close to the Chobe National Park in Botswana, and these two destinations make a great combination. This trip idea combines 2 nights at Victoria Falls with 3 nights on safari at the Chobe National Park.
To get to Victoria Falls, it is best to fly to Johannesburg first and take a two hour flight from there. You can stay on the Zambian side or the Zimbabwe side. Both sides are safe and great to visit, but the views of the falls are better on the Zimbabwe side.
Take a morning flight to Livingstone, Zambia, or Victoria Falls Zimbabwe. This trip idea is based on spending two nights at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We will arrange for a transfer from the airport to your hotel near the falls. Check in at a luxury 4-star hotel within walking distance to the falls. Spend the afternoon exploring the falls, either on your own or with a guide (your choice). Spend two nights here on bed and breakfast basis. Dinner can be enjoyed at a choice of restaurants at the hotel, or at a local restaurant in town.
Day two can be spent doing any of the many activities on offer in the Victoria Falls area. Options include a scenic microlight or helicopter flight over the falls, canoe trip or sunset cruise on the upper Zambezi, white water rafting, walking with lions, high wire or zip line, gorge swing or bungi jumping, a visit to the local market, or an elephant back safari. We can highly recommend the elephant back safari. Book through us in advance to ensure availability. We add no booking fees.
Your stay at Victoria Falls can be extended to 3 nights if you want to have time to do more of the activities in this area.
A short transfer takes you across the border into Botswana, to the village of Kasane on the edge of the Chobe National Park. The trip takes just over an hour, through the Zambezi National Park. Keep an eye open for elephants and other wildlife next to the road.
Check in at a beautiful safari lodge on the edge of the Chobe National Park, overlooking the Chobe River. All your meals and activities are included in the cost. The daily program is flexible but we recommend taking an open vehicle game drive in the Chobe National Park in the morning, and an afternoon game viewing cruise on the Chobe River in the afternoon. The Chobe River offers the best boat-based game viewing in the world, and you can expect to see a variety of animals up close, form the safety of your boat, especially in the dry season (May to October). Common sightings include elephants, buffalo, hippos, crocodiles, lechwe, sable antelope, puku, impala, kudu, giraffe, zebra, and sometimes lions or leopards. Wild dogs are also seen from time to time, and the birdlife is prolific.
After three days on safari in the Chobe area, head back to Victoria Falls for your flight back to Johannesburg, and on to your next destination.
Customize this trip idea:
This is a travel idea, not a fixed itinerary. We recommend spending either two or three nights at each of the destinations (Victoria Falls and Chobe). You can combine this trip idea with other destinations, like the Okavango Delta, Cape Town, or the Kruger National Park.
The cost will depend on the choice of accommodation and season. Expect to pay about $1100 - $1550 per person sharing for 5 nights (2 nights Vic Falls, 3 nights Chobe), excluding flights and optional activities at Victoria Falls (2015 estimate).
This approximate rate is intended as a guideline only. Your final quoted rate may differ depending on date of travel, choice of lodge, room type and exchange rate fluctuations. Optional extras like an elephant-back safari and helicopter flight are not included in this estimate. Flights from Johannesburg can fluctuate considerably, e.g. from $150 to $500 per person each way, depending on the season.
These rates are based on an exchange rate of US$ 1: ZAR 11.5 as at January 2015.
Related LocationsChobe National Park
The Chobe National Park is one of the most popular and most accessible game reserves in Botswana. Situated in the far north of Botswana, Chobe includes the Savute area which is known for high concentrations of lions and elephants, and of course the Chobe River floodplain, where herds upon herds of animals gather in the dry season between May and October. The game reserve is most easily accessed from Kasane, a town just to the east of the park on the banks of the Chobe River, close to the border with Zimbabwe and, of course, Victoria Falls.
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Related LocationsVictoria Falls
Victoria Falls is the most spectacular sight you will see anywhere in Africa. One of the Natural Seven Wonders of World, this huge curtain waterfall lies on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, where the mighty Zambezi river plunges 108m down into a narrow gorge, creating a waterfall that is a mile wide. A visit to Southern Africa is not complete without having seen the Victoria Falls. The falls can be visited from the Zambian or from the Zimbabwean side. The town on the Zambian side is called Livingstone, and the town on the Zimbabwean side is also called Victoria Falls. Both locations are safe, popular tourist destinations with good infrastructure and a variety of accommodation options.
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Zimbabwe is a unique and exciting safari destination, popular with many safari "regulars". Often overlooked because of the political turmoil of the last decade, Zimbabwe is now making a comeback as one of the premier African safari destinations offering good value, uncrowded safaris and beautiful, remote wildlife experiences.
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