The Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Mosi-Oa-Tunya or The Smoke That Thunders stretches over 1.5km as it plunges over 100m into the Zambezi gorge below. Chobe National Park in Botswana is home to 450 bird species and the largest concentration of elephants in Africa.
DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG – LIVINGSTONE (Zambia)
SUSSI & CHUMA LODGE (All inclusive)
Depart from OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport and fly to Livingstone Airport in Zambia. On arrival at Livingstone Airport, a representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. The transfer time is approximately 20 minutes. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is named after David Livingstone’s faithful companions and consist of an intimate lodge and two exclusive houses, both of which are situated to make the most of the amazing views that the sweeping Zambezi River provides and 12km from the famous Falls.
The Zambian side of the Victoria Falls provides an entirely different experience to its better-known Zimbabwean counterpart. Depending on the time of the year, the views are more spectacular and you can get right up to the falling water by walking down a steep track to the base of The Falls and follow spindly walkways perched over the abyss. If the water is low and the wind favourable, you’ll be treated to a magnificent view of the Falls Bridge.
The central lodge building features a raised bar/lounge with deck, downstairs open-air dining area, swimming pool and a separate treatment room which provide incredible views of the mighty Zambezi.
Meals are table d’hote with a wide variety of dishes available, served alfresco.
Overnight at the lodge for 2 nights on a fully inclusive basis.
Activities offered at the lodge include:
- Game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where guests can see a variety of game, including white rhino, elephant, buffalo, and giraffe.
- A walking tour of the incredible Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site, is a must as they give guests an opportunity to experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
You are able to indulge in a range of optional spa treatments from the treatment room on the banks of the spectacular Zambezi River. (Excluded from package price)
- Sundowner cruise
- Walking safari
- Village tour
DAY 2: ZAMBIA
SUSSI & CHUMA LODGE (All inclusive)
Breakfast is taken at the lodge and there are a host of activities to participate in today and the lodge staff will advise you of timings and options.
The main lodge is built on two levels, perched in giant ebony trees overlooking the Zambezi. Guests can relax in the swimming pool or the treatment room, or enjoy a drink in the elevated bar.
There are twelve air-conditioned tree houses, connected by wooden walkways. Each treehouse enjoys superb views over the river and is an open plan room with a shower, bathtub, vanity area and private toilet.
You may opt to enjoy the tour to Victoria Falls today. During your time at Vic Falls, there is a host of optional extra activities that you can experience such as Bungee jumping, River Rafting or a helicopter flip over the falls. These will be for your own account.
End the day with a spectacular sunset cruise on the river.
Accommodation: Sussi & Chuma Tree House
DAY 3: LIVINGSTONE (ZAMBIA) – CHOBE (BOTSWANA)
CHILWERO CAMP (All inclusive)
After breakfast, you will be transferred by road to the Kazungula which is the border point across the Zambezi between Zambia and Botswana. You will travel by boat across the river and will be assisted through passport control. Check-in at Chilwero Camp on an all-inclusive basis. The transfer is + 1 h 30 minutes.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero borders Chobe National Park, home to the world’s largest remaining population of elephants. This is an incredibly luxurious lodge with just 15 guest cottages, as well as the only full spa on the Botswana safari circuit.
The main area commands fabulous views over the Chobe River which borders Chobe National Park to the north. As well as the elephants for which the park is famous, there are also huge herds of buffalo living in the towering teak forests that are characteristic of the area. Each room has two showers – one inside and one outside. The freestanding tubs in the bathrooms are big and comfortable. Each cottage has its own private garden where guests can sip cocktails after a day of game viewing, or why not enjoy your very own private dinner served under the African sky.
Accommodation: Chobe Chilwero Lodge
DAY 4: CHOBE (BOTSWANA)
CHILWERO CAMP(All inclusive)
Elephants feature largely on any activity at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, as the largest population left in Africa occupies this northern corner between Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Game drives in open-sided 4 x 4 vehicles bring these grey giants into easy reach as they drink and frolic at the water’s edge in their boisterous herds. Thrilling game drives are lead by qualified professional guides who will bring guests close to hippos, buffalos, puku, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather on the banks of the Chobe River.
The best way to end a day of safari is sipping on a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River, toasting to the end of yet another beautiful day, while looking forward to what the new day will bring. Specially designed riverboats take guests up close to elephants as they wade in the river or near to the buffalo who gather on its shores.
Sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing animals up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings.
Accommodation: Chilwero Camp Lodge
DAY 5: CHOBE – LIVINGSTONE – JOHANNESBURG
Breakfast is taken at the lodge and depending on your transfer time you may have some time to relax for departing.
You will be transferred back across the border into Zambia and on to Livingstone Airport.
Fly from Livingstone to Johannesburg.
Times may vary and can be confirmed on inquiry.
|Duration||4 nights / 5 days|
|Included||Flight Johannesburg / Livingstone / Zambia, All meals, all game viewing activities, park fees, laundry service, emergency evacuation, all beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic with the exception of premium brands), road transfer from Livingstone to Sussi & Chuma, inter-lodge road transfer and transfer back to Livingstone Airport.|
|Excluded||Items of a personal nature, premium brand beverages, optional extra activities, spa treatments, gratuities|
|Accommodation||2 nights Sussi & Chuma Lodge – Zambia
2 nights Chobe Chilwero – Botswana
|Comments||Yellow Fever Vaccination is required when visiting Zambia.Malaria precautions are recommended – Please consult your GP
All passport and visa permits are excluded and for the client’s own account.
The client is responsible for arranging their necessary documentation and visa requirements prior to arrival if necessary.