Victoria Falls Trip – Zambia
The Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This mighty waterfall forms a spectacular backdrop to the Zambezi Sun & Royal Livingston hotels along the Zambian banks of the great Zambezi River. Special attention has been given to re-cultivating many different species of indigenous plants to recreate a totally natural environment, so that the two hotels on the resort blend harmoniously with the surrounding landscape.
JOHANNESBURG TO LIVINGSTONE – ZAMBIA
Depart from OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport and fly to Livingstone Airport in Zambia. On arrival, you will be met by a representative who will transfer you to your selected hotel.
On arrival check in and have the afternoon at leisure to either relax or take a walk to the nearby Victoria Falls.
The Zambian side of the Victoria Falls provides an entirely different experience to its better-known Zimbabwean counterpart. The views are more spectacular and you can get right up to the falling water by walking down a steep track to the base of The Falls and follow spindly walkways perched over the abyss. If the water is low and the wind favourable, you’ll be treated to a magnificent view of the Falls Bridge.
Dinner for your own account and taken at one of the hotels.
Accommodation: Avani Zambezi Resort or Royal Livingstone
Flight: Johannesburg to Livingstone Airport
LIVINGSTONE – ZAMBIA
After breakfast, you will have the rest of the day to enjoy the many optional activities on offer.
Possible optional activities: River Cruises, visit to the exclusive Livingstone Island, Bridge Tours, Helicopter tours, Horseback safaris and for the more adventurous walk with the elephants, Bungi jumping, river rafting and jet boat extreme plus many more. (If you would like to pre-book activities this can be done when you confirm your tour)
In the late afternoon board your cruise boat for a leisurely sun set cruise on the Zambezi River. View waterbuck and many species of wildlife coming down to quench their thirst. Hear the grunt of hippo and know that you are truly in the heart of Africa.
Lunch & Dinner are for your own account and can be taken at the hotel. Accommodation: Avani Zambezi Resort or Royal Livingstone
Livingstone – varies depending on activities
LIVINGSTONE – ZAMBIA TO JOHANNESBURG
After breakfast, you may have time to visit the falls again or fit in another activity before transferring to Livingstone Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg.
Flight: Livingstone to Johannesburg
|Tour Code||SMC2018 PREVFZ / POSVFZ|
|Pre Date||05 – 07 April 2018|
|Post Date||14 – 16 April 2018|
|Duration||3 days / 2 nights|
|Depart||OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport|
|Price Sharing||Quotation on request|
|Price Single||Quotation on request|
|Included||Flights ex Johannesburg, return airport transfers, Breakfast daily, Airport tax, unlimited free access to the falls, Sunset cruise|
|Excluded||Lunch & Dinner, Choice of activities, Beverages, Items of a personal nature, Gratuities.|
|Accommodation||strong>Avani Zambezi Resort or Royal Livingstone or similar
AVANI ZAMBEZI RESORT:
|Activities||River Cruises: Experience the spellbinding combination of the mighty Zambezi River and the extravagance and gracious hospitality of the African Queen or African Princess river-boat cruise.
Exclusive Livingstone Island: is in the middle of the Zambezi River, on the edge of the Victoria Falls, where the water thunders down the 100m drop.
Bridge Tours: Designed by Sir Ralph Freeman, who designed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, this engineering feat linking Zimbabwe and Zambia spans 152 metres.
Microlight Flights: Fly through the spray of the falls and over the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, fly along the mighty Zambezi River and view hippo and elephants from the air. This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity
Helicopter Flights : Discover the majesty of the Victoria Falls aboard a helicopter, an adventure you will never forget.
Horseback Safaris: One of the finest ways to experience the bush is on horseback. There is a chance to see small game such as bushbuck or duiker, plus hippos and crocodiles along the river, and in the dry season elephants.
Elephant Back Safaris or walking with Elephants: The six huge, but gentle elephants, offer their broad grey backs to two riders at a time, as the ultimate viewpoint from which to get a closer look at the game or take a glimpse of the day in the life of an African Elephant. Walk through some of Zambia’s most pristine scenery as the elephants go about their day roaming free in the bush to browse, play, socialize and sometimes swim.
‘4×4’ Game Safari on Water: This is a wildlife river safari, catering specifically for nature lovers as opposed to adrenaline seekers
Canoe Safaris: What better way to discover the peace and tranquillity of the Zambezi River than in a two-person canoe. Experience the contrasts of this great river as you paddle leisurely with the current.
White Water Rafting: This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to raft what is considered the wildest one-day white water rafting experience in the world.
Jet-Boat Extreme: Feel the wind in your hair and the cooling spray as you hurtle along at over 80km/h towards a series of spine-chilling rapids, buzzing rocks and jet-spinning on the mighty Zambezi River, in the spectacular Batoka Gorge below the Victoria Falls.
Abseiling, Gorge Swing, and Flying Fox: Over the edge! Like an alpine mountaineer, abseil backwards or rap-jump forwards down the gorge, for approximately 50m. Or launch yourself off the edge in a full body harness and free fall for 53 metres, the gorge swing ends with numerous pendulum swings before you are lowered into the gorge for your walk out. For a not-so-scary experience, the Flying Fox is a cable-slide allowing you a view of the gorge from a seated or face-down flying position.
Bungee Jumping: “Five, four, three, two, one, bungeeee!” At 111 metres, it’s one of the highest commercial jumps in the world, so hurling yourself off the Victoria Falls Bridge is for adventure thrill-seekers only!
|Comments||Malaria precautions are recommended – Please consult with your GP.
The package duration and price can be amended to suite your requirements but is subject to availability. Please contact Turners Conferences regarding travel options via Cape Town.