8 Nights
Duration
Yes
Multi-Country
Yes
Optional Activities

This package combines the Luxury of Rovos Rail the breath-taking Victoria Falls and tranquil Chobe River.  These destinations are hugely popular and arguably among our best-selling destinations! A definite must for any “Africa Bucket List.”

Highlights

Visit one of the 7 Wonders of the World Iconic Safari Destinations
Luxury Train Trip Professional guided Activities

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Day 1: Departure

  • 10h00 The train departs Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria.
  • 13h00 Lunch is served in the dining cars as the train travels north through Warmbaths and Nylstroom, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn.
  • Enjoy afternoon tea and dinner en route to Messina and Beitbridge for Zimbabwe border formalities.
  • (Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)
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Day 2

  • Day at leisure. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served as the train travels towards Bulawayo via West Nicholson. Overnight stop on board at Mpopoma.
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Day 3

  • 07h00 Breakfast is served as the train departs Mpopoma.
  • 13h00 Enjoy lunch while travelling along the eastern edge of Hwange Park along one of Africa’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometres.
  • 15h00 Arrive at Kennedy Siding for a game drive at The Hide.
  • 19h30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en-route to Thompsons Junction for the overnight stop.
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Day 4

  • 07h00 Breakfast is enjoyed while travelling towards the Zambezi River.
  • 10h00 Arrive at journey’s end in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. A Victoria Falls Hotel representative 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. The magical world of Victoria Falls, an intoxicating mix of fiery falls and wildlife, fine dining and dusty roads begging to be explored.
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Day 5

  • 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.
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Day 6

  • The Victoria Falls experience ends with a leisurely breakfast followed by a transfer across the border into Botswana and onto Kasane Immigration Point. Once you have cleared immigration, you will be escorted aboard for a 15-minute boat transfer across the winding Chobe River via Kasika Immigration Point, Namibia, where you will arrive at Chobe Water Villas. 
  • Tucked away unobtrusively in a secret corner of the African wilderness, bordered protectively by two mighty rivers, the Villas offer a perfect haven for nature and wildlife, – and those escaping the world to this wetland paradise. The boutique lodge offers a stylish exclusivity for its guests and is truly a magical destination.
  • Please note, the daily opening hours of Immigration Offices are from 07:30 to 16:30.
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Day 7:

  • Guests are invited to choose two activities per day from the tantalising array of activities available, each one of which is guaranteed to enrich your Namibian experience. These include the following:
  • Morning Game Drive
  • Afternoon Game Drive
  • Morning Boat Cruise
  • Afternoon Boat Cruise
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Day 8:

  • Guests are invited to choose two activities per day from the tantalising array of activities available, each one of which is guaranteed to enrich your Namibian experience. These include the following:
  • Morning Game Drive
  • Afternoon Game Drive
  • Morning Boat Cruise
  • Afternoon Boat Cruise
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Day 9: Return

Your Chobe experience ends in an early afternoon flight from Kasane. Conclude the legendary experience with a leisurely breakfast before your airport transfer.

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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….  

NAMIBIA – Chobe River

The Chobe River is a tributary of the Zambezi River, the confluence of which is just above the Vic Falls. Close proximity, however, does not result in ‘sameness.’ Indeed, the Chobe reveals a bird and animal sanctuary of such abundance that seeing is, believing. 

Here you’ll encounter many hundreds of bird species. It’s a natural stopover point during spring and autumn migrations, an unbelievable sight. Vast animal herds, such as elephant (it’s not uncommon to see 500 to 1000 elephant on the floodplains at a time), buffalo and antelope, make for incomparable game viewing. Life on the river and in the adjoining game reserve will capture your imagination quite indelibly.

3 Nights Rovos Rail, Pretoria to Victoria Falls

On a Full Board basis – Includes Accommodation; all meals; all alcoholic and other beverages; 24-hour full room service and bar facilities; limited laundry service; guided excursions (where applicable); entrance fees as per itinerary – Incl. Game Drive at The Hide in Hwange

Excludes: French Champagne

Road transfers

Hotel / Lodge / Kasane Airport

2 nights Victoria Falls Hotel, Vic Falls

Bed and breakfast basis

1 x Dinner in Livingstone Room

1 x Sunset Cruise (incl. river usage fee, snacks and local drinks)

1 x Guided Tour of the Falls (incl. entrance fee)

1 x Traditional Boma Dinner at Vic Falls Safari Lodge – Incl. transfers

3 nights Chobe Water Villas,

Chobe River

Breakfast, Lunch and 3-course Dinner. Afternoon High Tea & Coffee – All day complimentary Tea & Coffee Butler Station – All Beverages including selection of Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water – Stocked Mini-Bars in Villas

Free Wi-Fi access in all rooms and throughout Lodge’s public areas

Emergency Medical Evacuation. Guests should also ensure they have their own appropriate Medical Insurances in place.

Choice of two (am and/or pm) motorized activities

EXCLUDES:

  • All visas & Travel Insurance

  • INT & Regional Flights & Airport Taxes

  • All optional activities & Gratuities

  • Meals and drinks not specified

  • Expenses of a personal nature

  • Unless otherwise stated, national park and river usage fees

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
August 21, 2015

AMAZING!! This is our second trip to Botswana and we will only go through Flame of Africa.

Brett McDonald and his team are true professionals and provide an authentic African safari experience. Being so close to so many wild animals was quite surreal.

Accommodation and transportation was fantastic … I will let photos tell the story …

A must is a trip on Flame of Africa’s – The Chobe Explorer – a great way to view African wild life!!

Keep up the great work Brett and team!!

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