Day 1: Departure
Just around midday, as the sun reaches its highest point of orbit, your plane will touch down on the gently steaming airport tarmac. A Flame of Africa representative will be on hand to usher you into the magical world of Victoria Falls, an intoxicating mix of fiery falls and wildlife, fine dining and dusty roads begging to be explored.
We will then escort you to your destination, The Victoria Falls Hotel. Originally built in 1904 as lodging for railway workers, the hotel has evolved into five-star accommodation, and is an accredited member of The Leading Hotels of The World. Renowned the world over for its fine dining and serenely majestic escape into the long ago colonial era, it is surrounded by wide verandas that offer spectacular views of uniquely African vistas, and overlooks the Fall Gorge, a truly perfect spot for the tradition gin and tonic sundowners. A winding path from the hotel entrance leads you to the wonder of the unrivalled Victoria Falls.
At 15h30, you will be conveyed to the mighty Zambezi, where you will board the pontoon to enjoy a two-hour sunset cruise. There is no river that entices and mesmerises quite like this one, and its charm soon draws all who sail on her into an ethereal nether world of fiery sunset colours, African greens revealing the incredible river wildlife, and grey-blue streams of river water. All senses are heightened and delighted, especially when the boat draws close to the legendary spray of the Falls. Please bring a light jersey as well as your camera for the many photographic opportunities aboard. This cruise does include finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits, and soft drinks for added enjoyment.
Dinner will be served at 19h30 in the Livingstone Room at The Victoria Falls Hotel – a multi award winning, fine dining establishment which requires a smart casual dress code. Prepare for an opulent dining experience, one which has set the benchmark for restaurant quality in Africa with seven course meals as well as an a la carte option, with wonderful live bands and dancing to complete the evening.
Breakfast will be served early, to accommodate an 08h00 collection for a two-hour guided tour of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. No photograph or video clip can adequately reveal the reality of these Falls – which reach their zenith toward May every year. Prepare to overwhelm all five senses as you walk along the wet and paved paths, smell the sounds of the cascading water, hear the intermittent calls of the exotic birds as they dart in and out of the vibrant vegetation, tantalising you with flashes of colour. This is truly Nature’s supreme masterpiece and the sheer power of the Falls will inspire and humble every visitor. Look out for the Big Tree, and various points of historic interest pointed out by your Guides, who will also provide fascinating detail of the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife that surround your Vic Falls experience. Raincoats will be provided where needed, and Guides are equipped to assist clients with photographic opportunities along the tour.
From this multi-sensory experience, guests will then be provided with an afternoon of leisure to either relax and enjoy the comforts of their hotel facilities; or engage in the many optional Victoria Falls activities available for tourists.
At 19h00, you will be escorted to the famous, traditional Boma Dinner, a three-hour long experience that will leave you replete and engorged with exotic flavours! Be prepared for far more than an ethnic culinary experience, as the dinner provides guests with a truly cultural experience, beginning with a Shona and Ndebele greeting which invites you to engage in the hand washing ceremony. The meal is preceded by a sampling of potent tribal beer and snacks.
The excellent cuisine includes a variety of game dishes as well as traditional dishes peculiar to the Zimbabwean culture. Each course enjoyed under the spectacular African night sky is enhanced by a feast of unending entertainment which ranges from traditional dancers, to a Sangoma, or storyteller, an expert in local folklore and heritage. You may also opt to have your fortune told by the all-knowing local fortune teller.
Fuel up energy levels with a hearty breakfast before filling your day with the incredible variety of activities available in and around town. Please do speak to your travel agent for more details of these.
Day 4: Return
The adventure ends with an early afternoon flight from the Victoria Falls Airport. Linger in this magical African world awhile before departure and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before preparing for your return flight. A Flame of Africa representative will be on hand to facilitate the airport transfer.
ZIMBABWE– Victoria Falls
At the heart of this tourist mecca, is The Victoria Falls. One of The Seven Natural Wonders of the world. Its pounding waters create the mist that gave rise to its local name, Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders).
This quaint, safe tourist town with its street lined craft and curio stores has played host to decades of travellers (Dr David Livingstone, among its most famous). It is the perfect base for extreme activities like white water rafting, bungee jumping etc. However, the tame of heart is not neglected either, with much on offer; safaris, guided Falls walks, helicopter rides and the list goes on. Little wonder with a rainforest as back drop that this is prolific bird territory, where wild animals roam freely. Step back in time and experience raw creation….
|Road transfers||Victoria Falls Airport / Hotel / Victoria Falls Airport|
|3 nights Victoria Falls Hotel, Vic Falls||Bed and breakfast basis
1 x Dinner in the Livingstone Room
1 x Sunset Cruise – Incl. River Usage Fee, Snacks & Local Drinks
1 x Tour of the falls – Incl. Entrance Fee
1 x Traditional Boma Dinner – Incl. return transfers
- All visas
- INT & Regional Flights & Taxes
- Travel Insurance
- All optional activities
- Meals and drinks not specified
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Unless otherwise stated, national park and river usage fees