Victoria Falls & Chobe Explorer
3 Nights / 4 Days
$1,260 pp (USD)
On this lodge‒based safari you will visit two (2) countries–Zimbabwe and Botswana. Victoria Falls, being a world heritage site, is one of the seven natural wonders of the world offering breathtaking views that are almost too spectacular and majestic to describe. While in Victoria Falls, you will undertake a Zambezi Sunset Cruise and also go for a guided tour of the Victoria Falls. This safari also lets you visit Botswana to explore Chobe’s diverse and magnificent array of wildlife through game drives and a Chobe River boat cruise.
Every effort is made to adhere to the routes described herein. However, a certain amount of flexibility is built into our safaris/tours, and as such, on occasion it may be necessary to make changes (subject to roads and weather conditions as well as camp availability) to the itinerary that has been proposed for you. This proposed itinerary should therefore be treated as a guide only.
This safari officially starts in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Our representative will meet you upon your arrival in Victoria Falls, Zimababwe where you will spend the first night of your safari
- 1 night Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (lodge accommodation)
- Zambezi Sunset Cruise
- Guided tour of the Falls
- 2 nights Kasane, Botswana (lodge accommodation)
- Chobe National Park, game drives
- Chobe River boat cruise
- Rates are per person sharing
- Rates exclude flights (both international, inter-Africa and local flights)
Guests are provided with:
- A 2 m X 2 m dome tent on a sharing basis (i.e. 2 persons per tent). Note: A single person per tent on request attracts an additional cost.
- A bedroll consisting of a mattress and bedding per guest.
- A shared restroom area which includes a bucket shower and bush toilet.
- Meals include breakfast, lunch & dinner every day during the safari.
- Drinks include bottled water, soft drinks, tea and coffee every day during the safari.
- Transfers between camps and game drives are done in open–sided 4 X 4 safari vehicles.
- There is a charging system in each safari vehicle to enable guests to easily recharge camera batteries and phones during the safari.
Day 1: Arrival–Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This safari officially starts in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Our representative will meet you upon your arrival and transfer you to your place of lodging to spend the first night of your safari.
Zambezi Sunset Cruise
The highlight today is a Zambezi Sunset Cruise. This activity offers a unique and intimate way to view the Zambezi River.
You will be collected from your hotel in the afternoon and taken to the jetty to board your boat. You will enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks as you set sail on one of the continent’s most famous rivers. From the boat, you will have the opportunity to see a variety of game. This might include hippos, crocodiles, and even elephants on the river’s banks as well as the many different species of bird that normally skim the waterline as the sun sets behind the African skyline.
Thus, on this boat cruise, you are being presented with great photo opportunities to catch the gracious glow of the African Sunset on this vast body of water.
Day 2: Victoria Falls-Chobe
Today after breakfast you will go for a guided tour of the Victoria Falls.
The Victoria Falls is known as the largest sheet of falling water in the world. You will enter the Victoria Falls rain forest to explore the magnificent plant and bird life of this unique rain forest-created by the constant spray of the thundering Falls falling on the surrounding area. On reaching the edge of the Falls, you will continue to explore the gorge through various view/vantage points as you are drenched by the Falls’ never ending spray.
You will leave Zimbabwe after your guided tour of Victoria Falls and cross the border into Botswana where you will spend two(2) nights of your safari vacation.
Chobe River boat cruise
The highlight today is a boat cruise in the Chobe River. This boat cruise gives you the chance to experience the animals of Chobe from another perspective and you might therefore get up close and personal with hippos, crocodiles and a mind–boggling array of water birds.
Day 3: Exploring Chobe National Park
Today you wake up early in the morning for a light breakfast and thereafter head out into Chobe National Park for your morning game drive.
Tucked up in Botswana’s far northeastern border with Namibia, Chobe National Park is one of the great wildlife destinations of Africa. At approximately 11 900 square–kilometers Chobe is made up of rich ecosystems and pristine landscapes consisting of savanna plains, river, swamp and scrub. It is the ultimate haven for vast herds of elephant – as many as 120,000 of the animals depend on the Chobe River’s life–sustaining waterways when the dry season kicks in.
Other resident game species are large herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, the rare puku, roan and sable antelopes. These are normally trailed by the notoriously fearless lions of the Chobe, leopard and cheetah.
You will return to your lodge around noon for your lunch.
Head out again into Chobe National Park in the afternoon for your game drive and return to your lodge just before sunset.
Day 4: Departure
Wake up very early and head out to Chobe National Park for your last safari drive. You will return to your lodge around mid-morning, at the end of today’s game drive.
Your safari ends at the lodge in Kasane where you will be dropped off. We can also drop you off at Kasane Airport for your onward travel.
MOBILE CAMPING SAFARI
What is a Mobile Camping Safari?
This is a tented camping safari whereby guests are transferred in four wheel drive vehicles from camp to camp. In case of Botswana, these safaris offer affordable African vacations and take guests to some of the best wilderness areas the country has to offer. They are privately guided and therefore usually consist of guests travelling in a small group with a professional guide and a staff complement made up of the safari chef and one or two camp assistants.
These safaris give some of the best safari experiences as they provide access to some of the prime wildlife areas and make use of the private, unfenced, natural campsites to be found within Botswana’s famous game reserves and national Parks.
MOBILE CAMPING SAFARIS
“It’s all about going back to the basics, back to the way safaris used to be―camping under canvas in the African wilderness, eating under the stars, moving from camp to camp and leaving nothing behind, apart from our footprints.”