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Victoria Falls

Overview

Victoria Falls

One of the Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is breathtakingly beautiful! To stand opposite the falls and feel the enormous power and the spray that shoots hundreds of feet into the air is a sight to behold. The best part of all is that the falls are not the only experience to enjoy.  Numerous unique activities abound in the area.

Your group will be privately guided as we will have you met as soon as you clear customs in the tiny airport of Victoria Falls.  Your guide will escort you throughout your stay and ensure that your every need is catered to.

We offer memorable adventures such as with elephant rides, scenic helicopter tours of the falls, fishing for tiger fish on the Zambezi River, guided shopping at the local markets, sunset cruises, lion walks, private Chobe park game drives, private chobe river safaris, overnights in the bush of the Chobe national park in Botswana only an hour and a half away. The adventure is all around you in Victoria Falls…you could walk out your hotel to find elephants in the driveway!Victoria Falls

Mosi-Oa-Tunya – the smoke that thunders – over a mile wide as it plunges nearly 400 ft into the Zambezi gorge below. When David Livingstone saw the Falls for the first time in 1855 he wrote “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight” and today you can take the “Flight of Angels” a helicopter or light aircraft flight over the Falls which gives you the ultimate view of this magnificent wonder.

This excursion can be combined with visits to Hwange National Park in northwestern Zimbabwe, Lake Kariba to the east, Chobe National Park in Botswana and various camps in the Okavango Delta.

When we design your African safari you can expect the following:  We will listen as you share your vision of what your African Safari Experience should look like.  We then begin designing your safari with lodge and destination selection, activities selection, flights, meet & greet services, travel insurance, clothing & equipment list, countdown to Africa (this assist you with detail preparation leading up to trip time), detailed pricing with all included/not included items, and more.

As a full service African Safari specialists, we have visited over 80+ safari lodges in Africa over the last 30 years.  We selected only a handful of those for you that have met our strenuous criteria.  Combination big game hunting, bird hunting, photo safari, Cape Town and Victoria Falls safaris are our specialty.

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Activities: View the falls, white water rafting, tiger fishing, elephant rides, sunset cruise and many more activities
Capacity: 16
Location: Victoria Falls
Season: Best is May through September
Lodging: Luxury
Food: Chef
Trip Length: As long as you like
Guided: Yes
Weather:

Fishing

Fishing for Tiger Fish on the Zambezi is very exciting and full of adventure.  We can arrange for  day or half fishing at an added expense.  It is worth the excitement!

Itinerary

What is the itinerary?

Day 1:  Arrive at the Victoria Falls Airport where you will be greeted by your personal guide.  Your guide will escort you to your hotel where you will unpack and then you will be off for your first adventure.  You will a enjoy the sunset cruise this afternoon.

Day 2:  Full breakfast at hotel.  Visit the falls in the morning.   A guided tour of Victoria Falls walking through the magnificent rain forest where you are able to view the Cataracts, Livingstone’s statue and a wide variety of birds and plants, followed by a visit to the Craft Village which offers traditional African crafts and markets..   This afternoon elephant back safari.  More activities could be added to this day such as a helicopter ride over the falls or tea on Livingstone Island.

Day 3:  Your personal guide will take you across the border into Botswana to enjoy the Chobe Game Park by boat and Land Rover.  Watch the elephants bathe in the Chobe River and the hippos lounge on the shores.

Day 4:  Your guide will escort you back to the airport for your trip back home. If you would like to add activities to this itinerary such as a scenic helicopter tour of the falls, fishing on the Zambezi or lunch or tea on Livingstone Island, or extra nights, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Lodging

A wide variety of fantastic accommodations exists for Victoria falls from old world charm of historic English style lodging that hosts the royal family regularly to 5 star classic safari style hotels over watering holes.  Our package includes your stay at the luxurious Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or The Victoria Falls Hotel.  Both are magnificent!

The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge sits atop a small bluff overlooking a magnificent water hole.  The lodge itself is warm and exudes the essence of Africa.

The Victoria Falls Hotel is a traditional English manor.  Elegant and lovely with a spectacular view of the bridge crossing the Zambezi River.

There are a number of wonderful places to dine in Victoria Falls.  We will assist you with your reservations as part of our services.

Activities

The Victoria Falls area is full of adventure activities including:

Horseback RidingVisit to Livingstone Island for tea, lunch or breakfast
Elephant back safaris
Bungee jumping
White water rafting
Sunset Cruises on the Zambezi
Day trip to Chobe Game Park
Shopping at local markets
Helicopter tours of the falls
Abseil
Lion walks
Steam trains
Canoe Safari
Visit the falls
and more

Rates

2017 Luxury Rates:

$1895 per person double occupancy and up

3 Nights at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or Victoria Falls Hotel, Elephant back safari, tour of the falls, shopping at the local market, sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, fully guided, breakfast, a day trip to Chobe Game Park with boat safari and land rover safari, meet and greet at the airport. Not included are lunch and dinner, flights, border fees – minimal, airport fees and tipping.  Your guide will ensure that your dinners are reserved at great restaurants.

FAQ

How do I get to Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls airport is an easy non stop flight from Johannesburg or Windhoek.  It is a great add-on to any Southern Africa safari.

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