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Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Holidays Zimbabwe Safari Holidays Vacations

Adventurous Victoria Falls + Chobe + Cape Town


4RD12L
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,695
International flights quoted separately
Visit the adventure capital of Southern Africa - the mighty Victoria Falls. Canoe along the Zambezi River, with one night spent under canvas, then experience the thrills and spills of white water rafting through grade 5 rapids. Complete your holiday with a safari in Chobe National Park in Botswana. All transfers, activities & game drives included.
White Water Rafting Victoria Falls Canoeing Zambezi River Camping
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Victoria Falls
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Upper Zambezi
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Canoeing
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Camping
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Elephants
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White Water Rafting
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Chobe River
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Game Viewing
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River Viewing
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Tiger Fishing
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Victoria Falls
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Upper Zambezi
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Canoeing
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Camping
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Elephants
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White Water Rafting
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Chobe River
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Game Viewing
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River Viewing
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Tiger Fishing
Day 1
You will be met at Victoria Falls Airport and transferred to your hotel near the mighty Zambezi River.
 
Check in, settle in and relax whilst you catch your first glimpses of the magnificent Smoke That Thunders first discovered by Dr. David Livingstone and still one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The flow of water over the Victoria Falls is greatest from February to June following the summer rains, but they are a magnificent sight at any time of year.
Day 2
Today explore the mighty Victoria Falls and its rainforest on foot, with magnificent views.
 
Afterwards participate in one of many local optional activities such as a helicopter flight over the falls or an elephant-back safari, or simply relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel.
 
In the late afternoon enjoy an included Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River to see hippos, crocodiles and the abundant bird life.
 
Note: We suggest you take your own raincoat for walking in the rainforest, as those on hire are well used.
Day 3
This morning embrace the adventure as you abseil down Batoka Gorge at the foot of the Victoria Falls. Enjoy this thrilling adrenalin-filled descent, as you scale down the rugged cliffs.
 
Afterwards there are many other optional adventure activities for you to enjoy, such as zip lining or bungee jumping off Victoria Falls bridge!
Day 4
This morning is free to explore the small town of Victoria Falls.
 
In the afternoon (16.00) you will be collected from your hotel and taken on a 1.5-hour game drive through Zambezi National Park to your campsite on the banks of the Zambezi River.
 
After a wonderful sunset and drinks around a roaring campfire, enjoy a delicious dinner under the brilliant stars of the southern sky. Your dome tent will be erected for you and all camping gear will be provided.
Day 5
After breakfast cooked over an open fire and a safety briefing (where you will be required to sign an indemnity form), we embark upon your exciting Zambezi River Canoe Safari.
 
We launch our canoes onto the river and spend the morning paddling 11 miles (18 km) downstream through gentle grade one and two rapids, exploring various channels, birding and game viewing. A picnic lunch is served along the way. Afterwards transfer back to Victoria Falls, arriving around 14.30.
Day 6
Today enjoy the adrenalin thrill of White Water Rafting down the Zambezi River below the thundering Victoria Falls. Prepared to get wet and wild, as you raft through turbulent Grade 5 rapids and the scenic Batoka Gorge.
 
Water levels on the Zambezi River are completely dependent on the rainfall, with the low water season (August until late December) generally regarded as the best time to raft. During this period rafting starts at rapid 1, which is below the boiling pot at the foot of the mighty Victoria Falls, and finishes at rapid 19. As the water levels drop, rocks get closer to the surface and the white water really starts to boil and crash through the gorge, increasing the intensity of the rafting.
 
During the high water season (Jan to March; and May to July) the first 10 rapids are not safe to raft so you will start at rapid 11 and finish at rapid 23. White water rafting is usually closed in April.
 
Note: $10 river fee payable locally. Wear a swimming costume under comfortable clothes that can get wet and will dry easily, sandals that are securely attached to your feet (not flip flops) & sunscreen. Take a bag with a change of clothes & shoes that will be stored for you, so you can change afterwards. Minimum age is 15 years.
Day 7
Today transfer 2-hours to the Botswana border at Kasane. After completing immigration formalities, continue to your game lodge overlooking the Chobe River.
 
Chobe National Park is Botswana’s premier wildlife reserve and is uniquely situated at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers, where four African countries meet – Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
 
After checking in to your lodge, enjoy your first thrilling safari drive in an open-top game viewing vehicle accompanied by a ranger. Game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately in this vast game sanctuary and hopefully you will see elephant, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, antelope and other river-based wildlife today. Later dine overlooking the river in the atmosphere that only the African bushveld can provide.
Day 8
Rise at dawn to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day and enjoy a thrilling open-top game viewing drive  into the great Chobe National Park. This region is home to some of Botswana’s most spectacular wildlife, as well as abundant bird life.
  
Chobe is home to vast herds of buffalo and elephant, as well as numerous other species which roam in profusion and diversity. During the dry season, vast elephant herds migrate from both south and north to congregate in their thousands along the Chobe River – the largest concentration of elephants in the whole of Africa! Also hope to see lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons and many other interesting animals before returning to your lodge.
 
The rest of the morning is free to relax by the lodge swimming pool before enjoying an optional game viewing boat ride on the Chobe River to give you a completely different wildlife perspective. Tiger fishing can also be arranged on the river.
 
After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the Milky Way as you have never seen them before – as well as the spectacular Southern Cross.
 
Please note: some lodges provide full day game viewing, combining boat rides with land-based game drives.
 
Day 9
Transfer to Kasane Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Cape Town Airport and transferred to your hotel in this beautiful city, within sight of Table Mountain.
 
Check in and relax in your magnificent surroundings.
Day 10
Today is free for independent sightseeing in Cape Town.
 
We recommend you purchase a day pass onboard the convenient Hop-Off Bus, which stops at all Cape Town’s key sights and beaches. The "Red Route" bus stops at the Table Mountain base station, where you can buy a ticket to ascend by cable car and enjoy one of the world’s most famous views. Continue to Camps Bay beach and the many attractions of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Day 11
Early morning collection from your hotel (04.00 to 07.30, depending on the tides) for your 2-hour transfer to the small village of Gansbaai  for Shark Cage Diving to see the great white sharks of False Bay.
 
After a safety briefing, transfer by boat for the 20-minute ride to Dyer Island and Shark Alley for the chance to view the fearsome Great White Sharks which feed on the resident colony of Cape Fur seals. View these surface-feeding predators from the boat or enter the cage with snorkel or scuba equipment.
 
Whales should also be seen in season (July to November) as well as African penguins, seals, dolphins, cormorants and many other bird species. Waterproof jackets and dive equipment will be supplied on the boat, but remember to bring your own towel. Return to shore 5 hours later after a truly exhilarating day at sea, with mid-afternoon return transfer to Cape Town.
 
You will be contacted the day before to finalise your pick up time.
Day 12
At leisure to relax and explore the "Mother City" of Cape Town.
 
Many optional activities are available in this beautiful city. You can visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned (advance booking essential in season) and explore the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
 
You can visit world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens or simply relax on golden Camps Bay beach – the choice is yours.
Day 13
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.
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