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Victoria Falls, Chobe Nature Reserve and Johannesburg

5 days / 4 nights
Botswana - Zimbabwe - Safari
Comfort

Last updated: 14/01/2023

price from 2499 € per pers.

AA magnificent discovery of wild African landscapes and fauna in an untouched paradise. Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Chobe river and its nature reserve between Zambia, Namibia and Botswana.

An exceptional itinerary in exceptional accommodation for maximum pleasure.

Your day by day program

1
Arrival in Victoria Falls

You arrive at the Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe where you are met for a transfer to your hotel closest to Victoria Falls. The setting is enchanting in this upscale colonial hotel and the urge not to move is strong.

It is however the perfect opportunity to set off on foot to discover the Victoria Falls up close. Once in the park of the falls, a quick 10 minutes’ walk launches you on a meander that shows the majestic cliffs from different perspectives. The falls are superb and the water level very variable depending on the season.

Shortly before dinner time, a transfer will take you to the edge of the river for a spectacular sunset boat cruise towards Zambia. Indulge in a superb dinner on board with unlimited drinks as you glide over the river admiring the animals within the reserve, listening to the sounds of the night beetles as they vertebrate through the reeds, and the gentle rustle of silent majestic creatures arriving to the water’s edge for a quick drink before settling down for the evening…

Overnight at Victoria Falls Hotel.

2
The Chobe River

After an extraordinary breakfast that makes you want to try everything in the enchanting setting of the hotel, you will be picked up for a transfer to Botswana. A few quick formalities and you hop onto a small river cruise to transfer you once more onto a luxurious houseboat that will accommodate you for two nights. Everything is included and unlimited drinks (except spirits). It's almost time for the sunset safari … watch the river and study the coiling of its muscular currents, catch the shimmering of waves of the last rays of sunlight like glistening eels on the water’s surface , feel the thrill of a sudden splash in the distance... Return for yet another scrumptious dinner before relaxing into the jacuzzi with a Bombay Sapphire as you drift away staring at the stars.

Night aboard the boat in a cabin with private bathroom.

3
Elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes and lions ...

For the early risers, an outing is scheduled at daybreak. Being on the deck of the boat when the sun appears is almost a spiritual moment. The animals wake up and take advantage of the morning freshness to move around. You go by boat along the banks to approach the local fauna. Elephant herds are numerous as are hippos. You will also have the chance to see lions whose roar will reverberate through your soul and wake every hair follicle to attention. After a quick coffee break, you have the choice of several excursions to experience, such as a visit to a local village to meet with the locals in some cultural exchanges and discoveries or a slightly more challenging fishing trip to catch one of the huge catfish in the river. After lunch, you will have some free time before heading off to explore the riverbanks before nightfall.

Dinner on the boat.

4
Return to Botswana

A last chance for another memorable outing at dawn will increase the chances of more wild encounters before leaving Namibia to return to Botswana. In Kasane, a short transfer will take you to your lodge, a veritable institution focused on animal photography. The very contemporary lodge is full board with unlimited access to the bar. This time around you will experience land-based safaris through the lens of magnificent latest generation cameras equipped with powerful telephoto lenses loaned exclusively from the lodge. The fauna seen from the track is vastly different from the river. Our guide will find us the best positions and our professional photographer will explain how to take the best shots. What could be better than bring home your own professional photos to brag with? Dinner at the lodge served at the table.

Night at the lodge in Kasane.

5
Last safari

In the morning you will set off again to explore the wildlife for some last chance morning shots. Once the safari has ended, you will depart with the memory card containing all your photos with bragging right, and it's time to reach Kasane airport for your return. Your final flight will probably fly via Johannesburg.

We recommend spending a night in the City of Gold to discover this city built by gold diggers, see the prison where Mandela and his wife were imprisoned, visit the vibrant Soweto township with the only street in the world that had homed two Nobel Peace prize winners... Reverend Desmond Tutu and Ex-president Nelson Mandela.

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Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe
End
  • Kasane Airport, Botswana.
Accommodation
  • In a double room in high-end accommodation.
Number of people
  • From 6 people
Options
Included
  • Airport reception and airport-hotel transfers
  • Accommodation in a double room in high-end accommodation
  • Local taxes
  • Entrances to the Chobe Nature Reserve
  • Full board on the boat and the lodge in Kasane
  • The first night river cruise in Victoria Falls
  • Guides during safari outings
  • Photo equipment in the lodge in Kasane
Not included
  • Visa for Botswana to be paid at the airport (around 30 US dollars)
  • Tips
  • Optional visits in the description
  • Flights by departure and return location
  • Repatriation cancellation insurance

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