Day 2 Victoria Falls/Livingstone


 

 

 

 

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· Please contact me with dates, number of people and rooms and I will be able to confirm in a day.

· Rates for this package and the Thorntree Lodge will be slightly higher during the World Cup 2010 June-July.

· 50% payment at time of booking, remaining 50% 45 days out.  No refunds after payments, trip insurance is suggested.

Included:

· All ground transfers.

· All meals.

· In Livingstone– Livingstone Island tour (not offered April-June), sunset dinner cruise, Victoria Falls tour, 15 minute helicopter flight, and lion encounter.  Activities can be customized, please enquire at booking.

· All activities and beverages in Chobe.

· Three nights in described top level lodges.

Not included:

· Flights- between Johannesburg and Livingstone, then Kasane or Livingstone back to Johannesburg.  Any airport departure taxes and visa fees.  Transfer from Chobe area back to Livingstone (if you prefer to fly out of Livingstone instead of Kasane).

· $10 park fee for lion encounter.  Livingstone Island is not included April-June (generally closed due to water levels).

· Optional activities.

· Beverages at your Livingstone lodge.

· Travel or health insurance.

· Discretionary gratuities.

Flights

Flights from Johannesburg (JNB) to Livingstone (LVI) can be found on South African Airways (10:40-12:30), British Airways/Comair (11:00-12:45). 

Flights from Kasane (BBK) to JNB can be found on Air Botswana, as of this writing only Mon, Wed, Fri at 14:40.  Ground transport can be arranged for $60 for a 2hr transfer to Livingstone airport where there will be daily flights back to JNB (13:15 on SA. 13:30 on BA).

 

Notes:

· Several images on this tour page were not taken by the Wild On Tours owner.  This is the only page where this is the case.

· If any travelers are 16 or under please discuss this with Wild On Tours at time of enquiry, there may be reduced rates and/or restrictions.

· Any person under the age of 15, or shorter than 1.5m, will not be able to go on a lion walk. It is possible for persons falling into these categories to participate in a cub encounter instead.

· For activities or transfers you may be joined by others outside of your immediate group.

· Be sure to carry a warm jacket and dress in layers, on safari the mornings and evenings can get very chilly, and the daytime will be very warm. And for any journey a rain jacket or poncho is always advisable.

· Bring a swimsuit for Livingstone Island.  Please note that swimming is not always available even when the island is open due to water levels (low water is August to January, so chances of swimming are best in that period).

· Malaria medicine is recommended for the Chobe area.

This trip can also be combined with other Southern Africa tours, please enquire.

Days 3-4 Chobe National Park

Around 6:30am transfer to Chobe National Park, about a two hour drive, which  is in northwest Botswana.  This is the country's first national park and has one of the largest game concentrations on the African continent.  By size, this is the third largest park of the country and is the most diverse.  The park is probably best known for its spectacular elephant population: 50,000 elephants today, it is actually the highest elephant concentration of Africa. Moreover, most of them are probably part of the largest continuous surviving elephant population on Earth.  Elephants living here are Kalahari elephants, the largest in size of all known elephant populations.

Your accommodation here includes all meals, drinks, laundry, and activities. Choose from a
Chobe River cruise, early morning/afternoon/full day game drives in the Chobe National Park, night drives, bush walks, bird watching, or a village visit.

Day 1 Victoria Falls/Livingstone

Fly in to Livingstone airport in Zambia, where you will be met and transferred to your top rated accommodation at the Thorntree Lodge, where your meals are included.  After a chance to settle in, you will be taking your first excursion (about 3-6pm)– a lion encounter experience!  Africa's first genuine program to ethically re-introduce the offspring of rehabilitated captive-bred African lion back into the wild, safeguarding the future of the king of the beasts.  An amazing encounter– no leashes, no collars, just a natural African wildlife adventure.  Clients will have the unique experience of walking alongside and interacting with the lions for approximately 1 ¼ hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Zambia & Botswana

This is a fantastic luxury trip at a value price.  Spend the first half of the tour at one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls in Zambia.  Here you will create memories swimming up to the edge of a raging waterfall, and walking with lions around you!

 

Then spend the second half at an all-inclusive first class lodge in Chobe National Park doing safaris by rover, boat, or foot.

 

Adventure, nature, and top accommodations will make you want to extend your stay here!

Detailed Itinerary

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phone:   512-917-3720

 

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Additional Options

Livingstone:

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Optional activities for Livingstone include:  gorge swing $55, abseil $85, Zambezi jet boats $95, canoeing Zambezi $95-120, horse riding (2 hours) $75, elephant riding $200 (plus Park Fee), quad bike (1hr) $80, white water rafting $120-130 (half day) $130-145 (full day), river boarding, flight over the falls by microlight $120, bungee Jumping $110 (plus transfer), game drive $50, game walk $70, fishing half-day $130, golf $55 (plus transfer), craft market, crocodile farm $22, village tour $40, food & cooking tour $50, half-day volunteering $45.  Note many of these must be reserved in advance, please arrange at time of booking.

 

Chobe:

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Another very special day, early in the morning you will go out for a tour of Victoria Falls (the Zambian side).  Mornings are best for photography, as the sun will still be behind you and illuminate the Falls.  The traditional name for Victoria Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya, which translates as "the Smoke that Thunders". Its modern name is in honor of Queen Victoria, and was given to the falls in 1855 by David Livingstone. Although not the highest or the largest falls in the world, Victoria Falls is 1708 meters wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world. It drops between 90m and 107m into the Zambezi Gorge and an average of 550,000 cubic meters of water plummet over the edge every minute. This spectacular site is considered one of the new natural wonders of the world and will take your breath away.

 

 

 

 

Now that you have been on it, and in it– how about over it?  Experience a bird’s eye view of the Victoria Falls on a thrilling 15 minute flight over the Falls and the Zambezi River in a helicopter, designed so all passengers have a good view.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

The Muchenje Safari Lodge, ranked #1 in TripAdvisor, is a magnificent lodge in a stunning location. Owner run, your genial hosts offer a truly relaxed, homely atmosphere, where nothing is too much trouble. Just 20 guests are accommodated in intimate exclusivity. Each thatched, stone built cottage has private, panoramic views of the Chobe River and Caprivi floodplain.  There is a swimming pool here as well.

About the Thorntree Lodge:  ranked #2 in TripAdvisor, is located in the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, Zambia.  The lodge features breathtaking scenery with river views and sightings of a variety of animals on the Zambezi River.  Guests are accommodated in nine luxurious suites, all with private decks overlooking the river. 

 

 

 

 

 

Then at 9:30am meet by the Falls entrance to walk to Livingstone Island (this is for July/Aug-March bookings only as it is seasonal), which lies in the middle of the great waterfall, and is the island from which Dr. Livingstone first viewed the Falls.  Bring your swimsuit!  Have you ever seen pictures where a person is actually in the water, right at the edge of the Falls?  Well this is it, at a spot here called Devil’s Pool!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To close an action packed day, around 3:30-4 take a sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi River. The cruise takes place along the river boundary of the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park and is 2 ½ hours long.  From the boat, sightings of elephant, giraffe, buffalo and buck coming down to the river to drink are common.  There are also abundant hippos, crocodiles and birdlife.  The cruise includes a complimentary bar and freshly baked snacks.  An experienced guide accompanies each cruise and has good knowledge on the wildlife and local history of the area.

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NOV-JUN

JUL-OCT

1 PERSON

$1,899

$2,099

2 SHARING ONE ROOM, PP

$1,399

$1,599

 

NOV-MAR

APR-JUN

JUL-OCT

1 PERSON

$500

$575

$690

2 SHARING ONE ROOM, PP

$350

$400

$495

1 PERSON

$440

2 SHARING ONE ROOM, PP

$286