Let your amazing adventure begin. Embrace the sights, sounds, and rhythm of Africa as you set foot on the time eternal African soil of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Experience the warmth and friendliness of the Zimbabweans as you arrive at the A’Zambezi River Lodge nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River. This two-storey lodge with its peaceful setting, sparkling blue swimming pool and resident racey warthogs, will be your home from home for the next three nights. It is also the perfect location from which to explore the tourist mecca of Victoria Falls – with the experience of its street lined craft and curio stores as well as a variety of activities and adventures on offer to its visitors.
Relax and be transported to another world of gentle lapping waters as the Zambezi river plays host to your sunset cruise and dinner under the stars. Be overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of Africa as the luxury boat gently cruises along this mighty river. The wild roaming animals gather on the waters’ edge as the African sun bids adieu with its fiery palette of colours and a vast array of birdlife dip and dive for your attention.
More leisurely experiences await you during this stay as you set off armed with good walking shoes and peaked cap in hand to view the rushing waters of the Victoria Falls. Here you will be enthralled by your first encounter of the surging waters and rising mist of the Victoria Falls or mighty Mosi -o-Tunya (Smoke that Thunders) one of the continents’ greatest and most-visited attractions. Wander along the bush-lined winding spray drenched paths that lead you on the spirit of discovery to the breath-taking views of this masterpiece of nature.
Of course, no visitor can afford not to partake in traditional African meals at the famous Boma (place of Eating)– or learn the traditional way of drumming!
This is an authentic and amazing introduction to African culture which offers a wide array of dishes to suit any palate. This is a truly unforgettable experience!
Take one last safari with a daytrip to Chobe National Park in Botswana, a mere 1hour and 40 minutes’ drive from Victoria Falls. This will be a day filled with excitement of close encounters with the wild kind. Elephants tend to be the main attraction in Chobe National Park, but visitors are also likely to spot the stately meandering Giraffe, the skittish Red Lechwe, stare in awe at the snapping jaws of the Nile Crocodile; a bloat of growling hippos on the Chobe River, and even an encounter with royalty itself, the mighty Lion! You will view the magnificent Chobe game by water (Boating Safari) and on land (Game Safari Vehicle). A tasty barbeque lunch is served on the unique Floating Restaurant located in the middle of the Chobe river.
So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the meal whilst in awe of the breath-taking views, prolific game, and indigenous birdlife of the region, all whilst the distinctive call of the African Fish Eagle resonates as it takes flight.
Day 1: Departure
Upon your arrival in the Falls, 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 A’Zambezi River Lodge. The A’Zambezi is the only hotel situated on the banks of the infallible Zambezi River, and as such offers a truly unique accommodation experience. Its serene and tranquil setting provides the ideal escape from everyday stresses and strains as guests are soon enthralled by the surrounding African bush life and winding sensuality of the infallible Zambezi.
As the sun begins its descent, step on board our floating restaurant for an exceptional evening on the Zambezi River.
Guests settle into the plush cushioned furniture and relax before the journey along the Zambezi River begins; all the while looking out for the various birdlife and animals there are to be seen and then watching as one of Africa’s famous sunsets erupts in the sky. A barman and waiters anticipate guests’ needs, serving a selection of lively cocktails and imported premium spirits throughout their journey.
After the sun has sunk below the river line, dinner is served exemplifying the hallmarks of exquisite cuisine prepared on board. The rich aroma of locally sourced, fresh ingredients wafts around diners as the dishes are plated.
Time seems to stand still as the boat gently glides along to the sound of water lapping up against her sides. Far removed from the glare of city lights and noise, the moon and stars shine brightly in the sky and an atmosphere of mystery and romance envelopes the evening’s experience.
A captain completes the crew, and their combined experience promises an insightful and memorable 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.
Collection time in Victoria Falls will be 07h30 from your hotel, where you will then be transferred to the Kazungula Border.
The first activity is a boat cruise scheduled to depart at +/- 09h30, boarding a vessel and then traversing along the Chobe River into the Chobe National Park. There is no stretch of river in the world that has a larger and more varied abundance of wildlife than this part of the Chobe River. After the boat cruise we board a floating restaurant for lunch, where guests can enjoy traditional cuisine while still being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Chobe.
The afternoon game drive is scheduled to depart at 13h30, which allows an hour for lunch After a quick boat transfer to the Park Entrance gate, guests will be collected in open game drive vehicles. The game drive will cover less than 1% of the 11700 square kilometres that makes up the Chobe National Park. The Land activity takes you further into the park where a variety of different species can be found.
At around 16h00 vehicles will make their way out of the national park towards the Border. Vehicles will meet their return transfers at Kazungula at 16h30. Once immigration formalities have been cleared, you will then be transferred back to your respective hotel, with an estimated arrival time of about 18h00.
Dinner for own account.
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….
- 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