Victoria Falls is a waterfall on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, which provides habitat for several unique species of plants and animals. It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is considered to be one of the world’s largest waterfalls due to its width of 1,708 metres. On the other hand, Chobe National Park is in northern Botswana near the vast, inland Okavango Delta. It’s known for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo, which converge along the Chobe Riverfront in the dry months. Lions, antelopes and hippos inhabit the woods and lagoons around Linyanti Marsh. The floodable grasslands of the Savuti Marsh attract numerous bird species, plus migrating zebras.
Meet and Greet. Private road transfer from Livingstone Airport to Victoria Falls Waterfront for check in.
15:30 – Heed the call of Africa while sipping cocktails and enjoying delicious snacks in the fading twilight hours on this fabulous sunset cruise.
Dinner under the African Sky and Overnight at Waterfront Lodge.
Early morning Breakfast at the Lodge.
08:00. Pick up from the Lodge and head into the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park for the Rhino Game Drive. The Park encompasses the Victoria Falls in Zambia Livingstone and stretches some 12 kilometers along the riverbanks of the upper Zambezi. White rhino, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, zebra and several antelope species flourish here. Elephant also often visit the park, swimming back and forth across the river.
After the Game drive we will proceed to the Victoria Falls for Guided Tour. Here you will discover how the Victoria Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them .it is worth taking a guided tour. These tours are extremely informative and end with a visit to the local art and crafts center. The Tour last for 3 hours after which you will be transferred back to the Lodge for your delicious Lunch.
15:30. Pick up from the Lodge for the Lion and Cheetah interaction at Mukuni Big 5. Graceful and elegant, beauty and speed, to name but a few of the attributes you will feel as you walk with the endangered African cheetah through the bush. This activity is unique, and nowhere else will you have such an opportunity to walk with these amazing cats here in Zambia.
Partake in this intimate experience with the Kings of the Jungle. This activity includes interacting and walking side by side with the lions through Victoria Falls, learning about their habitat and behaviour from our knowledgeable guides as well as the conservation challenges they face in the wild.
Pick up from Waterfront Lodge a private transfer to Chobe National Park in Botswana. This will be a 70km drive (about one hour of safe driving) through the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park with good chances of wildlife spotting before we even get to Botswana.
We will be at the Zambia – Botswana border and after simple immigration formalities, we head straight to the Chobe River Jetty for the three hours Chobe River game cruise. The day typically starts with a river cruise into the park, with an opportunity to see a host of waders and water birds along with the ever-present crocodiles and lurking hippos. Chobe is renowned for scores of large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink – most notably African buffalo and elephant. On the island, Puku and Lechwe are often seen and on the bank’s kudu, impala and waterbuck are common. Complimentary soft drinks are included on the boat, as well as tea and coffee and a light snack prior to guest’s activity.
After the cruise, a satisfying lunch is served at the Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar). Bottled water, tea and coffee are included with lunch.
After a one-hour lunch break, we head off on a game drive – getting close to nature with specially adapted open 4 x 4 vehicles. Frequent lion sightings occur in Chobe, Eland, Sable, and Roan antelope are common at certain times of the year. Leopards are elusive but common in the area – you may be lucky! Drives are typically along the waterfront where game congregates to quench their thirst, with Lions often lying in wait or just dozing in the shade. Complimentary soft drinks are provided while experiencing some of the best game viewings in Africa.
After a 3-hour Safari drive vehicles return to the border at 16:30 for the return transfer to Victoria Falls/Livingstone. We will be at the border at 17:00hrs and after the border formalities we drive to Victoria Falls/Livingstone through the Zambezi/Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park again and more wildlife can still be seen on the way.
You will be back at your Hotel at about 18:00hrs in readiness for your Dinner and Overnight at Waterfront Lodge.
Early morning Breakfast and time to say goodbye to Zambia. After check out from Waterfront and embark on a private road transfer to Livingstone Airport to catch your flight back Home