12 DAYS – 11 NIGHTS SOUTHERN AFRICA 3 CORNERS SAFARI & VICTORIA WATERFALLS

Arrive/Livingstone – Chobe River Front – Zambezi National Park – Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Victoria Falls Waterfront Livingstone Day 1 Day 4 B&B 3 Nights
River View Lodge Chobe River Front Day 4 Day 7 FB+ 3 Nights
Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge Zambezi National Park Day 7 Day 10 FI 3 Nights
The Elephant Camp Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) Day 10 Day 12 B&B 2 Nights
Not Included Livingstone Airport for departure Day 12 Day 12 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B:- Bed and Breakfast
FB+: Full Board Plus: – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
FI: Fully Inclusive: – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

DAY 1 – 3: VICTORIA FALLS WATERFRONT, LIVINGSTONE

Livingstone

Also known as Maramba, the historic British colonial city of Livingstone in Zambia is a tourism centre for the nearby Victoria Falls, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and the Zambezi River. Once a grand Edwardian town, Livingstone is currently experiencing a revival with many luxury lodges, hotels and tour operators establishing themselves in and around the town and along the Zambezi River.

This romantic destination is rich in culture and history, with a host of adventure and adrenaline experiences to choose from including: bungee jumping, abseiling, gorge swinging, white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing and jet boating.

If that sounds a bit too adventurous for your liking, there are countless relaxing activities on offer such as visits to The Livingstone Museum, microlight or helicopter flights over the falls, and game drives in the impressive Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.

Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day 1 Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport [LVI] Victoria Falls Waterfront   Shared Transfer

Overnight: Victoria Falls Waterfront         

Beautifully situated on the banks of the Zambezi River and conveniently located between Victoria Falls and Livingstone town, the lodge is designed to attract the younger more adventurous traveller (and the young at heart!).  It is also home of Safari Par Excellence, Zambia’s leading adventure specialists so all activities can easily be arranged on site. Accommodation is a mixture of camping, permanent tents and comfortable en-suite riverside chalets.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Included

Shared road transfer from Livingstone Airport to Victoria Falls Waterfront

Bed & Breakfast Basis at Victoria Falls Waterfront

Excluded

All drinks

Any meals, activities and transfers not specified

DAY 4 – 6: RIVER VIEW LODGE, CHOBE RIVER FRONT

Chobe River Front

The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its reliable and diverse game viewing. Safaris are conducted both by boat and on land. This section of the park is best known for its elephant and hippo populations but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.

Activities

Game Drive in Chobe National Park
Boat Cruise on the Chobe River

Game Drive in Chobe National Park

A 3-hour morning/afternoon game drive in Chobe National Park, with common sightings including elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and giraffe.

Boat Cruise on the Chobe River

A 3-hour afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River in Chobe National Park, with common sightings including hippopotamus, crocodile, buffalo and elephant.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Included

Shared cross – border road transfer from Vic Falls Waterfront to River View Lodge

Full Board + Activities Basis at River View Lodge + Return Kasane Airport transfers

In-house activities include morning game drives in the Chobe National Park and afternoon motorized boat cruises on the Chobe River

Excluded

All drinks

Any meals, activities and transfers not specified

DAY 7- 9: IMBABALA ZAMBEZI SAFARI LODGE, ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK

Zambezi National Park

Stretching out from the banks of the spectacular Zambezi River, the Zambezi National Park is best-known for its natural beauty, abundant game and world-renowned river. The park is home to a variety of wildlife including the famous Big Five as well as herds of sable antelope, eland, zebra, giraffe, and kudu with over 400 bird species.

A large floodplain characterizes the landscape which is snaked by numerous rivers and dotted with acacia and Miombo woodlands. Visitors can look forward to a variety of activities such as: excellent wildlife viewing, game drives, bird watching, kayaking safaris, and guided bush walks.

Activities

Game drives (Morning, Afternoon & Night)
River Safaris
Optional Extra Activities

Game drives (Morning, Afternoon & Night)

Experienced guides are on hand for all activities. These centre around tracking game on morning, afternoon and night game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles on the Imbabala Private Concession Area.

River Safaris

Exploring the Zambezi River by boat affords guests an exclusive river experience. Bird-watching is exceptional, as birdlife is prolific and varied, ranging from water birds to shy forest dwellers.

Optional Extra Activities

Walking Safaris and fishing excursions for the renowned Tiger Fish, are available by prior arrangement.

** These activities are available at an extra charge

Transfers

Date Company Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day 7 To Be Advised River View Lodge Kasane Airport [BBK]  To Be Advised Transfer
Day 7   Kasane Airport [BBK] Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge   Transfer

Overnight: Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge         

Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is situated on a riverine fringe of the mighty Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge. Imbabala is an unspoilt river wilderness lodge where guests rapidly become friends. Imbabala offers the chance to unwind but also some of the most amazing game viewing and bird watching in the region, in the seclusion of a private National Parks concession.

Basis

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

Included

Transfer to Kasane Airport for pick up to Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge

Fully Inclusive Basis at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge including all meals, local drinks and in-house activities

In-house activities include game drives (am or pm), night drives, river safaris and a Chobe day trip and tour of the falls including entrance fee (min. 3 nights)

Excluded

Premium branded and imported drinks

DAY 10 – 11: THE ELEPHANT CAMP, VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine a game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.

Activities

Walking Safaris – Nature & Birding Walks
A Village Tour
Visiting the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust
Spa Treatments

Walking Safaris – Nature & Birding Walks

The concession appears like a flame lily in a bouquet of roses- unique, intriguing, captivating, and drenched in natural beauty. Over 420 bird species flock to this bush paradise, nesting in the trees, drawing stencils across the sky, and flitting around the streams to create an aura of opulence that beckons keen ‘twitchers’.

The experienced eye of your accompanying guide will show you the clever weavers west-side nests, the tawny brown Falcons perched between Baobab branches, and the scarlet feathers of the lilac breasted rollers that dance among the leaves. Zebra, impala, sable, wildebeest, kudu and warthogs have also made the concession their home, and curiously survey you as a guest exploring their world.

A Village Tour

There is an African proverb that tells us that “Wisdom is like fire. People take it from others”.  By visiting a local rural village and interacting with the people who live there, you not only forge new friendships, you will also discover a different lifestyle, a new way of doing things, and a broader perspective of life without modern luxuries.

Africa is rich in culture, and by immersing yourself in another culture, you foster an understanding of it. We travel to learn, to broaden our perspectives, and to gain a deeper appreciation of the diversity of the world we live in. This is a wonderful experience for all, but especially beneficial for children, because, as the Moroccan proverb reminds us, “Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone”.

You will fill your suitcase with souvenirs and your camera with photographs, but for an authentic and rewarding African adventure, you should fill your mind with knowledge.

Visiting the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust

Guests visit the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust (VFTW),a non-profit whose mission is to advance environmental conservation through hands-on wildlife research, the management of a veterinary laboratory and rehabilitation facility and the education of local peoples in the sustainable usage of natural resources.

Included Activity- this activity is included in our rates but must be scheduled with management on arrival and is subject to availability.

Spa Treatments (Optional Extra)

Selected Spa Treatments are available in the privacy of your suite (subject to availability, on request at an additional charge).

Directions – Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge to The Elephant Camp

Distance: 75.83km     Travel Time: 57 minutes

Overnight: The Elephant Camp      

Situated on a private concession within and bounded by the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges, The Elephant Camp and The Elephant Camp West offer breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls’ spray and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia.

This intimate lodge is within easy reach of Victoria Falls and is secluded in its own private game reserve. Guests are accommodated in exclusive luxury tented suites. The independent Elephant Camp West facility offers secluded suites each boasting a private viewing deck over the gorge and a private plunge pool. Other facilities include a comfortable lounge, bar and dining area and a range of spa treatments available in the comfort of your own room.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Included

Complimentary transfer from Imbabala to The Elephant Camp

Fully Inclusive Basis at The Elephant Camp including all meals, local drinks and in-house activities

In-house optional activities include a visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust (www.vicfallswildlifetrust.org), meet the elephant, cocktails & canapés at the Batoka Gorge birding & nature walks on the concession, village tour, lunch at the restaurant in VF town – Including drinks, guided tour of the Falls – Zimbabwe, cycling through town (unguided), a Victoria Falls canopy tour

Excluded

Premium branded and imported drinks

DAY 12: END OF ITINERARY

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Included

Complimentary transfer from The Elephant Camp to Livingstone Airport. ***End of safari***

Included

Bed & Breakfast Basis at Vic Falls Waterfront

Full Board + Activities at River View Lodge

Fully Inclusive Basis at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge

Fully Inclusive Basis at The Elephant Camp

National Park Entrance Fees where stated

Intercamp air / road transfers where stated on a seat rate basis

Excluded

International / regional flights

Visas

Premium brand drinks at FI lodges

Additional meals, drinks, park fees & activities not specified

Entrance Fee to Victoria Falls (US$30 pp)

Gratuities and items of a personal nature

Personal medical and travel insurance

Private transfers / activities / charters (unless otherwise stated)

Itinerary Terms and Conditions

Please note that all rates are subject to exchange rate fluctuations prior to confirmation

Rates quoted and provisional holding periods are valid for 14 days from day of receipt, after such time should exchange rates fluctuate or unforeseen price increases incur this may affect the overall cost of the itinerary and we will be required to re-quote.

For Provisional bookings held and in place, note that we will require confirmation or cancellation within 14 days, should we need to extend the holding period, please advise and if possible with the suppliers we will endeavour where possible to extend these.

Please note that Visa requirements and regulations are applicable for travel to Southern African destinations therefore please ensure all guests travelling are aware of any visa requirements prior to confirmation

It is recommended that all guests be adequately covered by comprehensive Travel insurance

All inter camp flights and road transfers unless otherwise advised are booked on a shared/seat rate basis – allowing for 2 or more stopovers enroute to guests final destination

Luggage limits on all light aircraft transfers is strictly 20kgs in SOFT duffle type bags, measuring no more than 25cm (10 inches) wide, 30cm (12 inches) high and 62 cm (24 inches) long.

Please be advised that any passenger doing a fly-in safari who weighs over 100kg will be required to pay for an additional seat on light aircraft transfers. Please advise your consultant of this as early as possible.

*Travel For Impact* – Should you be interested in getting involved and partnering with us and Travel For Impact, a socially responsible initiative, and would like to donate, please advise and we would be glad to include this in the itinerary.

– Safari Travel to Botswana benefiting the people that live here –

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