Revel in the natural drama of the Victoria Falls before a safari in the Chobe National Park.
Guests are met and welcomed at a location of their choice in Johannesburg or Pretoria and transferred to O R Tambo International Airport for a flight to Livingstone in Zambia. Guests are then met on arrival at Livingstone and transferred to their lodge, situated on the heights above the Victoria Falls. The safari lodge is bordered by the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and the Zambezi River. These majestic falls are approximately 1,7 km wide and 108m high. The Zambezi River plummets over a sheer precipice into the narrow gorge below in a roaring display of dancing mists. A little further downstream, the Batoka Gorge is well-known for its river rafting experiences, all this contributing to the Falls’ status as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The late afternoon is devoted to viewing Victoria Falls from various vantage points.
The morning is devoted to visiting the Falls section of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The name translates to ‘the smoke that thunders’, which is the name given to the Falls by the locals. The sanctuary affords incredible views and, during the dry season, you may walk across to Livingstone Island for a heart-stopping peek into the chasm below. Guests may also observe zebra, giraffe and, from time to time, elephants pass through the area. In the late afternoon, you will enjoy a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. Relish traditional cocktails and snacks whilst witnessing one of the most spectacular sunsets you are ever likely to see - an evening that will remain with you for a lifetime.
Breakfast is followed by a drive of about an hour to Kazungula, the border post where the countries of Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe meet. After crossing into Botswana, a drive of about ten minutes leads to the town of Kasane, which is situated on the edge of the Chobe National Park. The Chobe National Park is one of Botswana’s most renowned wilderness areas and enjoys high concentrations of game - the perfect destination for a safari in Botswana. After checking in at the lodge, some time is allotted to relaxation before enjoying your first afternoon game drive, conducted by an experienced ranger and tracker.
A morning safari in an open 4x4 vehicle will bring guests into contact with the largest concentration of elephant on the African continent, as well as hippo, buffalo, puku, antelope, lion and other mammals that gather along the banks of the Chobe River. A game viewing cruise is conducted on the Chobe River during the late afternoon. This activity offers one a unique vantage point from which to enjoy wildlife coming to the water's edge for a drink. Elephants will often be found cooling down in the river or swimming across to gain access to desired vegetation on the many small islands in this lush area.
Take in a last glimpse of this spectacular stretch of Africa before breakfast and your transfer to Livingstone Airport. From Livingstone, guests will depart for O R Tambo in Johannesburg where they will be met on arrival and transferred to any location of their choice in either Johannesburg or Pretoria after their memorable Chobe and Victoria Falls safari.
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Namibia is known for its extraordinary desert landscapes.
Zambia is home to remote safari areas like Kafue and South Luangwa National Park.
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