VICTORIA FALLS PACKAGE –ZAMBIA

you can't leave Africa without doing this holiday





Described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ - ‘the Smoke that Thunders’ and in more modern terms as ‘the greatest known curtain of falling water’



DAY ONE

Upon your arrival at the airport you will be welcomed and assisted by a representative of the company. From here you will transfer to the Zambezi Sun. This 212 bedroom Resort Hotel is situated on the banks of The Zambezi with views towards the fall which are a short walk away - in fact the Zambezi Sun is the closest of all the Hotels to the Falls. It is part of the Sun International Group, renowned for their 'themed' resorts, The Zambian Sun has the feel of a walled city, centuries old - despite the fact it was only opened in 2001.Rooms are low slung and airy overlooking onto a cool landscaped pool area, while the restaurant and bar are focused around the central pool. Outside, the earth colours are soothing and soft. Inside, the airy rooms are alive with ethnic reds, blues and oranges. Later depart for a guided tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian Side. The Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as 546 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge (at the height of the flood season) over a width of nearly two kilometers into a deep gorge over 100 meters below. The wide basalt cliff, over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a wide placid river to a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges.Facing the Falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to the same height and capped by mist-soaked rain forest. A path along the edge of the forest provides the visitor who is prepared to brave the tremendous spray with an unparalleled series of views of the Falls. One special vantage point is across the Knife edge bridge, where visitors can have the finest view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge. Other vantage points include the Falls bridge and the Lookout Tree which commands a panoramic view across the Main Falls."The first impression was unmistakable; immense power, the raw energy unleashed when the entire Zambezi leaps wildly into a black two kilometer wide abyss. The scale is massive, the spectacle spellbinding and perpetually changing. The falls hiss and roar as if possessed, they rumble and crash like thunder. Vast clouds spew and billow out from the seething cauldron of its dark impenetrable depths. The moving water creates a magnetism that sucks you closer, so that you recoil in horror to quench a subliminal sacrificial urge." (Jumbo Williams, Zambezi, River of Africa. 1988)

Overnight: Zambesi Sun Hotel - Bed & Breakfast
OR
Royale Livingstone Hotel –See below

DAY TWO

Today you will enjoy an unbelievable experience of an elephant back safari along the river. The park is resident to wild elephant, hippo, buffalo, impala, giraffe, zebra and small cats such as civet and servile. Guests will be able to ride with their guides through

the beautiful riverine scenery, a unique experience to interact with this magnificent animal and understand its intelligence and willingness to act under instruction. The ride itself is approximately one hour, the interaction time spent with the elephants approximately three hours. Guests are recommended to wear neutral coloured clothing and to bring a hat and sunscreen. Later that afternoon enjoy a sunset cruise along the Zambesi River on the African Queen. The evening is free for your own leisure.

Overnight: Zambezi Sun - Victoria Falls
OR
Royal Livingstone Hotel

DAY THREE

Today is a day in the Chobe National park. This safari experience is one of a lifetime Here you will find some of the 45,000 local elephants, buffalo herds, sable, wildebeest, giraffe, and with luck, resident lions and hyenas. A major feature of Chobe National Park is its elephant population currently estimated at around 120,000. the Chobe has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent

Overnight: Zambesi Sun Hotel – Dinner Bed and Breakfast
OR
Royal Livingstone Hotel

DAY FOUR

To fully appreciate the incredible size of the Falls, and the awesome power of the water as it carves into the deep zig zagging gorges for eight kilometers, today you will see it from the air in a micro-light . The pilot will take you along the wide tranquil upper Zambezi, and over the huge 2 km rent in the earth. The breathtaking sight of this magnificent natural phenomenon, seen in all its glory from the air, is unforgettable. This flight will take approximately 15 Minutes. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure or you can take the following Walk to the craft market

River safari
Helicopter flight
Varies Historical/cultural tour
Abseiling
Bungi jumping
Golf
Horse riding
Game drivesoptional tours:


Overnight: Zambesi Sun Hotel – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
OR
Royal Livingstone Hotel

DAY FIVE

Today is a free day for any other activities you may wish to do.

The best place for a wide range of crafts and curios is the Mukuni Victoria Falls Craft Village. From intricate animal carvings in stone, wood, or the beautiful green malachite, masks, drums, marimbas, spoons, book ends, walking sticks, jewellery and much more. The vendors can be really pushy however, yelling for your attention from all sides, so be firm. Look at everything before buying as some offer better quality than others. They are usually happy to trade for things like T shirts, batteries, shoes, or anything else hard to come by in Zambia. You’ll find it in the parking area just above the Falls where most of the walks begin and alongside the Victoria Falls Field Museum. This little museum attempts to explain how the falls were formed over the millennia. It is built over an actual excavation site that has uncovered evidence of early hominids who lived in the area as far back as 2.5 million

Overnight: Zambesi Sun Hotel – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
OR
Royal Livingstone Hotel

DAY SIX

After breakfast you will depart for the airport and fly back home or take an extension to South Africa.




COSTS:

Includes:

  • 5 Nights at the Zambesi Sun Hotel – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast or
  • 5 Nights at the Royal Livingstone Hotel –Dinner Bed and Breakfast
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Guided walk of the Victoria Falls
  • Elephant Back Safari Experience
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Day tour to Chobe National Park
  • Microlight flight over the Victoria Falls
  • % Tourism Levy

    Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any meals not stated
  • Rates are valid to 2007 and are subject to change and availability.

    Rates are nett and non-commissionable




    ROYAL LIVINGSTONE HOTEL

    Upon your arrival at the airport you will be welcomed and assisted by a representative of the company. From here you will transfer to the Royal Livingstone Hotel. The Royal Livingstone in Zambia lies in the forested banks of the Zambezi River and is Sun International’s newest hotel. A stone’s throw away from the mighty Victoria Falls, the Royal Livingstone overlooks the smooth waters just before it plunges over the legendary waterfall creating a permanent water spray. As you sit on the sundeck overlooking the forest and the Zambezi, rainbows fill the air creating an enchanting atmosphere. The hotel has already been named as one of the 'Leading Hotels in the World' for its exceptional levels of service, fine dining, comfort and hospitality Later depart for a guided tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian Side.