This 4-night safari to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and the Chobe of northern Botswana is a great safari for first-timers to Africa. It affords a visit to the spectacle of Victoria Falls and combines this with a 2-night safari to the Chobe River which is renowned for very good elephant sightings as well as herds of buffalo and other wildlife. We have structured the tour to start and end in Johannesburg, but of course, we can easily lengthen or shorten it or include other exciting destinations in the immediate region such as the Okavango Delta or Hwange Game Reserve.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 - Depart Johannesburg for Victoria Falls River Lodge, Victoria Falls.
Day 2 - Tour of Victoria Falls and a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River.
Day 2 - Transfer to Chobe Safari Lodge, Botswana.
Day 4 - Chobe Safari Lodge, optional activities include game drives, walking safaris, boat cruises etc.
Day 5 - Transfer to Kasane Airport for your flight to Johannesburg.
Day 01 - Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
Today you board your flight at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe. On arrival at Victoria Falls, you will be met and transferred to the Victoria Falls River Lodge, where you will spend the next (2) nights on a fully inclusive basis in a luxury tent on the banks of the Zambezi River.
Day 02 - Tour of Victoria Falls
After breakfast depart on a guided tour of the falls where you will view the spectacular Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls as well as the Horseshoe Falls. In the afternoon you will be collected for a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River including drinks (beer and wine) and light snacks.
Day 03 - Victoria Falls to Chobe
This morning you will be collected from the hotel and transferred to the Northern border of Botswana to clear customs. You will then continue to the Chobe Safari Lodge, where you spend the next (2) nights on a full board basis. Included in your stay are two afternoon boat cruises and two morning game drives. Additional safari activities can booked at Chobe Safari Lodge upon arrival.
Chobe Safari Lodge is at the western end of the town of Kasane and borders the Chobe National Park. Overlooking the Chobe River the lodge has breathtaking vistas of the Chobe Flood Plain, and several species of wildlife can be seen by just making yourself comfortable on the viewing deck at the swimming pool.
Day 04 - Chobe Safari Lodge
Day spent on safari at Chobe Safari Lodge. Additional activities such as boat cruises, safari nature walks, fishing and game drives can be booked and paid for at the lodge.
Day 05 - Chobe to Johannesburg
This morning after your breakfast you will be collected at the lodge and transferred directly to the Kasane International Airport, where you will board your outbound flight back to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Safari Prices (quoted in USD)
$2,805 per person sharing (Jan - Mar 2023)
$3,045 per person sharing (Apr-Jun 2023)
$2,970 per person sharing (Jul - Dec 2023)
$2,655 per person sharing (Jan - Mar 2024)
$3,245 per person sharing (Apr-Jun 2024)
$3,200 per person sharing (Jul - Dec 2024)
4 nights’ accommodation on a fully inclusive basis
Tour of the Falls and Sunset River cruise at Victoria Falls River Lodge
Two guided morning game drives and two afternoon boat cruises at Chobe Safari Lodge
3 days Park fees for Chobe National Park
All road transfers as per itinerary
Sightseeing in Vic Falls as per itinerary
Flights: Johannesburg - Vic Falls and Kasane - Johannesburg excl taxes