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Victoria Falls and Chobe – 5 days


Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Chobe River (Botswana)

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Victoria Falls and Chobe – 5 days

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Length: 4 nights / 5 days, but we will amend to suit your needs

Group Size: Flexible – you tell us how many in your party

Location: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Chobe River (Botswana)

Departure Dates: To suit you

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This short but iconic safari delivers two of Africa’s most popular spots – Victoria Falls and the Chobe River – with a short scenic drive from one to the other.

Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River is one of Africa’s most iconic destinations and deservedly on many bucket lists. That awe-inspiring vertical drop of 108m into the chasm below, as well as the mist spray curtain during the full flood that can be seen and heard from afar. Its local name is ‘Mosi-oa- Tunya’ which means ‘the smoke that thunders’ – making for a truly unforgettable experience. Just wandering the streets of this quaint town is a special experience as you negotiate for souvenirs, dodge warthogs (and elephants!), hang out with locals and sample a range of restaurants and bars.

Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It’s also an adventure centre of note. You could stay for ages and enjoy a different activity every day, from bungee jumping, gorge swinging and white water rafting, to helicopter and microlight flights (a.k.a the flight of angels), sunset boat and steam train cruises, horse riding, game drives, canoe trips, and so much more. Here is a detailed list of activities on offer.

During your stay on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls, walk across the bridge to visit the Zambian side which offers an exhilarating walk across the ‘Knife-edge Bridge’, a close-up view of the ‘Boiling Pot’ (a scary whirlpool at the base of the falls) and, for the really adventurous, a dip in the famous ‘Devil’s Pool‘.

The Chobe River waterfront near the town of Kasane attracts massive herds of elephants and buffaloes in the dry season, offering fantastic photographic opportunities as they bathe and drink in the late afternoon sunlight.

Perhaps the most relaxing way to spend the afternoon, after hours in the game drive vehicle exploring the river banks and deeper into Chobe National Park, is to take a sunset cruise down the river in pursuit of that perfect photograph and to look for Chobe bushbuck, a localised race of the more common bushbuck. And of course, birdwatching adds another level of enjoyment as you drift downstream, with a cold G&T in one hand and binoculars in the other. For those in the know, there is a Pel’s fishing owl to be seen in the area …

Wildlife includes four of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo – only rhinos are absent), many antelope species (including the only population of puku in Botswana), zebras, giraffes and good populations of cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs, as well as a plethora of smaller species such as serval, aardwolf, pangolin, aardvark and bat-eared fox.

Birding in northern Chobe can be rewarding, with over 450 species including slaty egret, Bradfield’s hornbill, wattled cranes, pennant-winged nightjar, broad-tailed paradise whydah, collared palm-thrush, miombo rock-thrush, Allen’s gallinule, lesser jacana, rock pratincole, Schalow’s turaco, racket-tailed roller and rosy-breasted longclaw.

We offer sample itineraries for all budgets that we can change to suit your needs:

Budget option (refer to the blue route on the map below)

Mid-range option (refer to the red route on the map below)

Luxury option (refer to the orange route on the map below)

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