This six night safari focuses on the magic of Victoria Falls and the Chobe River. It starts in Johannesburg with a flight to Zimbabwe where you experience the magical Victoria Falls. From here it then moves to Botswana where you get the opportunity to enjoy open vehicle safaris in the Chobe National Park, and then continues with a water based safari on the Namibian based Chobe Princess Houseboat.

Victoria Falls, The Smoke that Thunders

Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 - Depart Johannesburg for Victoria Falls River Lodge, Victoria Falls. Sunset River Cruise.
Day 2 - Tour of Victoria Falls, Mpala Village Tour and the Boma Dinner and Drum Show.
Day 2 - Transfer to Ngoma Safari Lodge, Botswana.
Day 4 - On safari at Ngoma Safari Lodge, Chobe, Botswana.
Day 5 - Ngoma Safari Lodge to Chobe Princess Houseboat, Namibia
Day 6 - On board the Chobe Princess Houseboat, activities on offer (Fishing, Game Drives, Village Tours).
Day 7 - Transfer back to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight to Johannesburg.
This itinerary can easily be extended or altered if it does not match your exact requirements.


Day 01 (Thu or Sat) - Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

Today you board your flight at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for the Victoria Falls Airport in 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.

Nestled deep within the Zambezi National Park on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, all tented suites have unobstructed views of the Zambezi River, a splash pool on the private deck, and are equipped with all of the amenities that you could need to make this your home away from home. In the afternoon you will be collected for a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River including drinks (beer and wine) and light snacks.

Victoria Falls River Lodge Tents on the Zambezi River

Day 02 (Fri or Sun) - Tour Victoria Falls

After breakfast, you will be will collected from your lodge for a guided tour of Victoria Falls and the Mpala Village. Remember your camera for photographs of iconic features at Victoria Falls - the Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls and Horseshoe Falls. If it is high-water season, bring your rain jacket! At the Mpala Village, guests observe rural Africa life by first visiting a rural primary school and then the village’s business centre. You’ll get to meet local people when you visit two traditional homesteads. You will end your day off with dinner at the Boma Dinner and Drum show at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.

The Boma Dinner and Drum Show at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
View of the Tented Suites at Victoria Falls River Lodge

Day 03 (Sat or Mon) - Victoria Falls to Ngoma Safari Lodge, Chobe, Botswana

Today after breakfast you will be transferred across the border into Botswana. You’ll be staying at the Ngoma Safari Lodge for two nights on a fully-inclusive package.

Main area at Ngoma Safari Lodge overlooks the Chobe River
Suite Interiors at Ngoma Safari Lodge

Located well out of the bustling little towon of Kasane in the Chobe Forest Reserve, the Ngoma Safari Lodge rests on the lip of an escarpment that gazes of the sweeping flood plains of the Chobe River and Namibia’s Caprivi Region. The lodge offers as safari activirties river cruises, game drives, game walks and picnics in the bush.

Day 04 (Sun or Tue) - On safari at Ngoma Safari Lodge, Chobe, Botswana

Hosted and guided by the Ngoma Safari Lodge’s staff and rangers, you will have the pleasure of morning and afternoon game-viewing safaris in the Chobe National Park.

Guided Game Drive at Ngoma Safari Lodge

Day 05 (Mon or Wed) - Ngoma Safari Lodge to Chobe Princess Houseboat, Namibia

After breakfast and a morning safari, you’ll be transferred to Kasane immigration where a representative of the Chobe Princesses will meet you. After clearing Namibian customs, you will be transferred by boat across the Chobe River to Namibia’s Impalila Island where the Chobe Princess awaits. You’ll spend two luxurious nights, with full-board, onboard this beautiful houseboat. This first afternoon, the boat will cruise along the river in the Chobe National Park. Enjoy excellent views over the water and sightings of elephant, buffalo and antelope on the banks of the river. In the evening, the boat docks for the night and dinner is served with magical stars above and sounds of Africa all around.

Chobe Princess on the Chobe River

Day 06 (Tue or Thu) - On Safari aboard the Chobe Princess

This day has been left open for you to choose your own activities. Laze on the deck or take the Chobe Princess’ tender and a guide to explore river channels, enjoy some birding watching or to fish. For a more cultural experience, visit one of the local fishing villages. Breakfast is normally served at 08h30 with lunch at about 13h00. The crew of the Chobe Princess are open to change
to allow you to schedule your excursions and activities.

Chobe Princess, Chobe River
The best way to experience the Chobe is on a houseboat

Day 07 (Wed or Fri) - Chobe Princess to Jo’burg via Victoria Falls

As your tour comes to an end, it is time to head home. We return you by boat to the customs border post on Impalila Island, clearing you from Namibia to Botswana. Here you will be met by our representatives who will transfer you by road back to Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe and your flight to the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Safari Price

* Prices are quoted in USD and ZAR as there are two cost components to the itinerary

Jan - Feb 2023
$2,696 per person sharing
R26,531 per person sharing

Mar 2023
$2,696 per person sharing
R32,500 per person sharing

Apr - May 2023
$3,325 per person sharing
R32,924 per person sharing

Jun 2023
$3,950 per person sharing
R33,459 per person sharing

Jul - Oct 2023
$3,950 per person sharing
R34,245 per person sharing

Nov 2023
$3,040 per person sharing
R31,198 per person sharing

Dec 2023
$3,040 per person sharing
R24,555 per person sharing

Jan - Feb 2024
$2,930 per person sharing
R23,065 per person sharing

Mar 2024
$2,930 per person sharing
R32,558 per person sharing

Apr - May 2024
$3,520 per person sharing
R34,030 per person sharing

Jun 2024
$4,285 per person sharing
R33,776 per person sharing

Jul - Oct 2024
$4,285 per person sharing
R34,827 per person sharing

Nov 2024
$3,215 per person sharing
R34,301 per person sharing

Dec 2024
$3,215 per person sharing
R25,662 per person sharing

Cost Includes
02 nights’ accommodation on a fully inclusive basis - Victoria Falls River Lodge

02 nights’ accommodation on a fully inclusive basis - Ngoma Safari Lodge
All meals
Teas / coffees & snacks
Twice daily game viewing activities
Park fees
The services of a professional ranger and camp staff

02 nights’ accommodation on a full board basis - Chobe Princess
All meals
All house wines, beers, soft drinks and water
All activities (including game viewing by boat, fishing, birding & guided walks)
All equipment hire (including fishing rods, lures, boats etc)
Dedicated guides and tender boats for each group
Boat fuel
Park fees, fishing licenses and tourism levies

All road & boat transfers as per itinerary
Sightseeing in Vic Falls as per itinerary
Flights: Johannesburg - Vic Falls - Johannesburg return excl taxes

Cost Excludes
National Parks and Conservation Fees in Victoria Falls
Airport taxes
Voluntary Community Development Levy at Chobe Princess (R40 per person, per stay)
Meals not specified
Bar accounts not specified & premium-brand drinks on the Chobe Princess