- Chobe National Park
- Chobe Safari Lodge
- Cruise the Zambezi River
- Flightseeing tour
- Victoria Falls
In the Footsteps of Livingstone
Zimbabwe and Botswana
- Small Group 20 or less
- Top Performer
- VIP door to door
- Half board
Embrace the 'real Africa' on this exhilarating small group adventure
Follow in the footsteps of Doctor David Livingstone to visit Africa’s incredible Victoria Falls. This two-centre tour combines a stay near the falls in Zimbabwe with seven nights in Botswana's wildlife-rich Chobe National Park. Here you can look forward to included safaris over land and by boat on the Zambezi River, plus take to the skies for an unforgettable light aircraft flight over the park.
This tour includes two nights aboard aircraft.
3 nights in a hotel, 7 nights in a lodge and 2 in flight
20 meals: 10 breakfasts (B) and 10 dinners (D)
Local expert guide
Plus all this…
- Return flights and transfers
- Farewell dinner
- Sundowner drink at a memorable location
- Porterage at all hotels
Excursions and visits
- Victoria Falls
- Sundowner cruise on the Zambezi
- Visit to a traditional village
- Light aircraft flight over the Zambezi and Chobe National Park
- Three game drives
- River cruise safari
Use of audio headsets on guided tours
Victoria Falls is perhaps one of the planet’s most extraordinary sites. As water tumbles over the lip of the Falls and cascades some 350 feet down the rock face, rainbows form in the mists above which can be seen from up to 12 miles away. Discovered by David Livingstone in 1855, the Falls known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya – the ‘smoke that thunders’ are a UNESCO World Heritage site and described by Livingstone as a sight so beautiful it ‘must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight’.
- Day 1 UK to Victoria Falls
- Day 2 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
- Day 3 Victoria Falls and Sundowner Cruise
- Day 4 Mpisi Village
- Day 5 Victoria Falls-Kasane
- Day 6 Chobe National Park
- Day 7 Chobe River Cruise
- Day 8 Flightseeing tour
- Day 9 Chobe National Park
- Day 10 Chobe National Park
- Day 11 Chobe National Park
- Day 12 Chobe National Park-Victoria Falls-UK
- Day 13 UK
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Chobe Safari Lodge
Day 1 UK to Victoria Falls
After taking your VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Victoria Falls.
Day 2 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
On arrival in Zimbabwe this morning, transfer to the 4-star Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (4Q), where you'll stay for three nights.
The hotel borders the Zambezi National Park and overlooks a waterhole visited by elephant, buffalo and kudu. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool with deck, library, and a lounge. All 72 air-conditioned rooms have a balcony, telephone, hairdryer, fan, safe, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee-making facilities. D
Day 3 Victoria Falls and Sundowner Cruise
Join an included guided walk beside the Falls. You'll go along the Zimbabwe side, stopping at different vantage points along the way through the mist created by the sheer force of the Zambezi hitting the rocks below. Above the turbulence of Victoria Falls, the Zambezi river is calm and still and during your included sundowner cruise you may catch glimpses of hippos, crocodiles, elephants and giraffes drinking at the water’s edge. B, D
Day 4 Mpisi Village
Visit Mpisi Village to glimpse how people have lived for generations, and learn about their traditional customs. B, D
Day 5 Victoria Falls-Kasane
Cross the border into Botswana and travel to Kasane (54 miles, 80 minutes), for a seven-night stay at the 4-star Chobe Safari Lodge (4Q).
Set on the banks of the Chobe River at the edge of Chobe National Park, this lodge offers a real close-to-nature experience and you may spot crocodiles, hippos, monkeys and countless species of birds just moments away from your accommodation.
Rooms are in thatched buildings overlooking the gardens and swimming pool, are air conditioned and have ceiling fans, a television, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities and a safe. House wine is included with dinner. B, D
Day 6 Chobe National Park
Enjoy your first included game drive through Chobe National Park, where you may encounter large herds of elephants, lions, Cape buffalo, and many species of antelope. If you are lucky, you may also spot the puku, one of the rarest Botswanan antelopes.
This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the facilities at your lodge. B, D
Day 7 Chobe River Cruise
You'll have the chance to spot wildlife from a different angle today as you enjoy an included morning cruise on the river. Look out for pods of hippos and crocodiles basking on the shore. The river is also a natural spot for bird-watching and you may well be able to see heron, stork, jacana and colonies of colourful bee-eaters. B, D
Day 8 Flightseeing tour
Today’s included light aircraft flight follows the course of the Zambezi River and returns via the stunning landscapes of Chobe National Park, allowing you to view the wildlife from a unique perspective. B, D
Day 9 Chobe National Park
Enjoy a further day viewing game on an included river cruise and game drive which will take you deeper into the park. B, D
Day 10 Chobe National Park
Relax and enjoy the day at leisure. B, D
Day 11 Chobe National Park
Join an included early morning game drive through Chobe and perhaps an optional boat cruise or fishing trip, available from the Chobe Safari Lodge. The resort staff will be happy to provide full details. B, D
Day 12 Chobe National Park-Victoria Falls-UK
Return over the border in to Zimbabwe to Victoria Falls airport this morning for your overnight flight to the UK. B
Day 13 UK
Arrive this morning and take your included VIP door-to-door travel service home.
Pre-holiday extension - Half-board
Before your tour, stay three nights at the 4-star Southern Sun, The Cullinan hotel (4Q+) on a half board basis. The hotel is within walking distance of the famous Victoria & Albert Waterfront.
Facilities include a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa (extra charge). Each of the 394 air-conditioned bedrooms has a television, tea and coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.