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Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park Tour

Home Icon 6 night Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park for £2,195pp

Victoria Falls is one of our planet’s greatest natural wonders. Just a short flight from Johannesburg, it is the world’s largest waterfall and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In neighbouring Botswana, Chobe National Park is a true wildlife paradise and one of the finest national parks in Southern Africa. As well as being home to a huge array of wildlife, Chobe is known to have the largest elephant population in Africa.

Our Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park tour is available as a holiday extension on either our 18-Day Spectacular South Africa tour or our 18-Day Spectacular South Africa, including Rovos Rail tour

SPECIAL OFFER: Book any Spectacular South Africa tour departing from August 2022 by 30th June 2022 and save £150 per person from the main tour price.

Victoria Falls & Chobe, 6 nights for only £2,195 per person

Throughout the seven days you’ll enjoy a number of unmissable activities at Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park, including a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River and a walking tour of Victoria Falls to explore its magnitude, grace and beauty; exhilarating game drives and a cruise on the shallow waters of Chobe River to view the wildlife from a different perspective. Read on to discover more.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Victoria Falls, 3 nights
  • Day 2 Victoria Falls
  • Day 3 Victoria Falls
  • Day 4 Chobe National Park, 3 nights
  • Day 5 Chobe National Park
  • Day 6 Chobe National Park
  • Day 7 Depart Chobe

Day 1: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), 3 nights

We head to Johannesburg Airport this morning and board our flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We will be warmly greeted by our local guide and transferred to our home for the next three nights, the Ilala Lodge Hotel. The hotel’s location is just a short walk to the Falls – so close, in fact, that from its lush gardens, guests can see plumes of spray from Victoria Falls. After settling in, we will be taken for a wonderful cruise on the Zambezi River as the sun sets. Dusk is the perfect time to see many species such as hippopotamus and elephants as they play and graze in and around the waters.

Included meals: Breakfast

Victoria Falls with water flowing over the falls and mist, with orange sky

Day 2: Victoria Falls

This morning we get our first close-up sight of Victoria Falls, with a walking tour taking in their magnitude and majesty. Known as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ or ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ to the local Kololo tribespeople, but named by David Livingstone in honour of his Queen, Victoria Falls is a truly spectacular natural wonder. We will stop at various vantage points to drink in the sounds and sights as water crashes down and rainbows form in the spray. In this afternoon’s free time there is a choice of exciting optional activities; the energetic may enjoy a horseback safari or fishing the Zambezi, or maybe board a scenic helicopter flight for an unforgettable view of the Falls from above.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

Local african child in traditional clothes with basket on her head

Day 3: Victoria Falls Freedom Day

A Freedom Day in Victoria Falls to spend as you please. For a wonderful insight into Zimbabwean rural life, join our excursion to a local village where we have the privilege of meeting the village chief and learning about the villagers’ lives. The tour also includes a visit to some rural homes, and possibly the chance to help in some of the day-to-day chores. Alternatively, relax by the pool at the hotel. Wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns and with luck, guests may also witness elephants feasting on the trees!

Included meals: Breakfast

elephant climbing out of Chobe river with boat in the background

Day 4: Chobe National Park (Botswana), 3 nights

We leave Victoria Falls this morning for our short journey to Botswana. After completing border formalities, we arrive at our hotel in time for lunch. Mowana Safari Lodge has an idyllic location on the banks of the Chobe River, where four African countries; Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe, meet. Later this afternoon we venture into Chobe National Park for the first time and enjoy a wildlife cruise. The banks of the Chobe River draw animals in their hordes, as they congregate to drink, bathe and play – expect to see hippos, antelope, buffalo and of course elephants, as we cruise gently along the shallow waters with a cool drink to hand.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

tourists in Safari vehicle viewing an elephant

Day 5: Chobe National Park

Early this morning we head out on an exhilarating game drive. Chobe is teeming with wildlife, including many rare or threatened species; look out for the blue wildebeest, Cape buffalo, civet, crocodile, giraffe, hyena, zebra, and much more. After lunch at the hotel, there’s time to take it easy and enjoy the lodge’s facilities before we take our second game drive of the day. Chobe is also rich in birdlife, boasting more than 450 species of birds, so keep your binoculars ready to spot African marsh harriers, African fish eagles, Crimson-breasted shrikes among many others.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Herd of Zebra on riverside drinking from the river

Day 6: Chobe National Park

We leave this morning at leisure for you to enjoy in your own way. There is the option of a further game drive for those who want to tick off more species from their bucket lists! Following lunch at the hotel and a lazy afternoon by the pool, our stay in Chobe National Park draws to a close with a spectacular sunset cruise on the Chobe River. The grassy plains alongside the river teem with grazing wildlife; be sure to look out for lion, leopard, jackal and hyena. As the sounds of an African dusk swell the evening air, the skies are streaked with orange and red as the sun slips below the horizon.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Six Giraffe walking away on safari trail

Day 7: Depart Chobe

Sadly, we must leave Botswana and Africa today. After several thrilling weeks, we have travelled far and gathered memories to treasure. In the morning, we make our way back to Victoria Falls Airport in time for our flight to Johannesburg. Our connecting flight to London Heathrow (or Frankfurt, if travelling with Lufthansa) departs this evening.

Included meals: Breakfast, in-flight dinner and drinks

Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park – Departure dates & prices

All of the departure dates from August 2022 on our Spectacular South Africa tour have an exciting Special Launch Offer. Book by 30th June 2022 to save £150 per person on the main tour price of all tours to South Africa.

 Departure date Price (pp)
2022 & 2023
 All Departures £2,195

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are choosing a Spectacular South Africa tour which starts in Pretoria your extension to Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park will take place before the tour

Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Single occupancy supplement: £295

Deposit: When booking the Spectacular South Africa tour, your deposit will cover the Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park extension.

Passports: When travelling to Victoria Falls, we recommend you have a minimum of four blank pages left in it for the combined trip.

Visas: When travelling to Victoria Falls you will require a visa, which may be applied for online prior to travel, although it is easy to arrange on arrival into Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The approximate cost of visas for British and Irish passport holders is US$70 per person for double entry. Payment for the visa should be made on arrival at Victoria Falls, and we recommend you have the correct amount in US Dollars as sometimes change cannot be given. You do not require a visa for neighbouring Botswana, however you will be required to purchase the double-entry visa as you will return to Zimbabwe for your flight from Victoria Falls.

Terms and conditions: Holiday prices are subject to the availability of flights in the lowest fare booking class and may change, however the correct price will always be confirmed before you book. Please note, the flow of the falls varies at different times of the year. For full terms and conditions see our terms and conditions page.

So much included

At Distant Journeys, we want the extension to your tour of South Africa to represent great value for money, with so much included in the price. Your scheduled international flights, overseas transfers, expertly chosen hotels, daily breakfast, experienced local tour managers and knowledgeable guides, and many amazing excursions are all included.

Flights with Award-winning scheduled airlines

  • Return economy class flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls.
  • All airport charges, security charges and any applicable fuel surcharges

Carefully selected hotel

  • First class and deluxe hotels in a great location
  • Hotel porterage
  • Applicable hotel taxes

Many meals

  • Daily breakfast
  • Three lunches
  • Four dinners

Unforgettable experiences

  • Walking tour of Victoria Falls
  • Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Wildlife cruise on the Chobe River
  • Two thrilling game drives in Chobe National Park
  • Sunset cruise on the Chobe River

On the ground

  • Services of an experienced guide and driver
  • All overseas transfers
  • Modern, air-conditioned coaches throughout

100% confidence

  • Your holiday is covered by our Price Promise
  • Your holiday is covered by our Covid Guarantee
  • Your holiday is fully ATOL protected

Ilala Lodge Hotel, Victoria Falls

Ilala Lodge Hotel is a family-run hotel with friendly, attentive staff, and offers luxury and comfort amid beautifully landscaped gardens. Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located just an eight-minute walk from Victoria Falls, one of the seven Natural Wonders of… Find out more >
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Cresta Mowana Safari Resort, Chobe National Park

Mowana Safari Lodge has an idyllic location on the banks of the Chobe River, where four African countries; Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe, meet. The hotel is named after the baobab, Africa’s ‘tree of life’, and was built around a… Find out more >
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Special Offer

Special Offer

Our amazing Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park holiday extension is sold in conjunction with our Spectacular South Africa tour or our Spectacular South Africa including Rovos Rail tour.

Book either of these tours departing from August 2022 and save £150 per person off the basic tour price, provided you secure your reservation by 30th June 2022. Please call our team for more details.

 

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