LAND OF THE MIGHTY ZAMBEZI
Zambia straddles the Southern African and East African regions so can be combined with longer safaris in either. The main point of interest is Victoria Falls and that should probably be the focus of a trip here. Believe it or not the falls and the surrounding area warrant at least three days. People find they want to go back and see it again the next day, view it from different locations and do some activities related to it (micro-light or helicopter over it, bungee down it, swim at its lip in Devils Pool or white-water raft below it are some of the more adrenaline filled activities but there are also boat cruises, elephant-back safaris, horse riding, canoeing and game drives to consider). The town of Livingstone is right by the falls and staying in the town is one convenient option but staying a few miles out of town offers its own attractions.
Flying to link up with a safari in Tanzania is popular or flying to Jo’burg in South Africa. Driving through to Botswana is also possible – either as a day trip to Chobe National Park or to continue the rest of your trip.
Please contact us for further information regarding this destination.
This safari was created as a short extension to visit to Victoria Falls and enjoy its environs and activities by using high quality accommodation away from the crowds, on the shores of the Zambezi River. This is a sample, mid-range itinerary to give you an idea of what’s on offer, however all our itineraries are tailor-made to best suit the time of year you want to travel, your interests, timeframe and budget.
VICTORIA FALLS SHORT EXTENSION
Arrive Livingstone and transfer to Waterberry Zambezi Lodge located on the banks of the Zambezi River and a 30 minute drive from Livingstone. Secluded and informal, Waterberry is a beautiful, small lodge with 7 thatched cottages set around sweeping lawns. Each cottage has a deck for sunbathing, bird watching, private dinners or just relaxing – perfect for recovering from a long flight. Enjoy an afternoon sunset river cruise with drinks and snacks. Waterberry offers complementary 2 in-house activities daily. Activities include: Falls visit (excludes entrance fee $20USD per person), sunset, daytime or dawn cruise with knowledgeable guides, fishing, island picnics, guided birding, guided village walk, guided Livingstone town tour and local markets. Overnight Waterberry Lodge (All meals, local brand drinks, house wine, 2 in-house activities daily and laundry)
Today set off for Victoria Falls. The Falls, always awe inspiring, change with every season: sometimes full of flood water flowing with astonishing force and creating massive spray and huge rainbows. The Falls and the Zambezi River form the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. You can cross over into Zimbabwe to look at the Falls from the other side – an entirely different perspective. If you think you might want to do this talk to the Lodge Management before your visit as there are some formalities to go through to get there. Overnight Waterberry Lodge (All meals, local brand drinks, house wine, 2 in-house activities daily and laundry)
A full day to enjoy one or two the lodge based activities on offer or just relax. Overnight Waterberry Lodge (All meals, local brand drinks, house wine, 2 in-house activities daily and laundry)
Today depart Zambia for your onward journey home or extend your getaway with a visit to beautiful Bostwana – an easy 2 hour road (and boat) transfer away.
Includes accommodation and meals, airport transfers, 2 in-house activities per day, local brand drinks and laundry.
Excludes international flights, gratuities, items of a personal nature and travel and medical insurance
There are additional ways to experience Victoria Falls these include scenic flights, swimming at the lip of the falls in Devils Pool and white-water rafting considered one of the best destinations in the world. You can also extend your stay in Zambia by including the remote, wildlife rich and famous South Luangwa National Park. An array of adventurous activities such as guided walking safaris and canoe trips on the Zambezi River are offered by camps and lodges. Extend your wildlife experiences by including Botswana and its Iconic destinations such as Chobe National Park or Okavango Delta.
The destinations and itineraries on our website can all be tailored to suit your needs. We’d be happy to help you with any questions, please simply click on the contact us button below.