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The magnificent Victoria Falls

Experience the breathtaking Victoria Falls

something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime
"Mosi oa-Tunya" ("the smoke that thunders")

Victoria Falls is an awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality ... and nothing prepares you for your first sight.

Victoria Falls is an ideal add on to a South African Safari.

Best viewing is usually between the months of February through July, but be prepared to get wet! the spray from the Falls spirals high into the air "rains" up and down on you. However, viewing the Falls at any time of the year is always spectacular, even just to witness the amazing topography of the Batoka Gorge. The Main Falls are an impressive sight and can be viewed 365 days of the year

Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world that everyone should see once in their lives!
Victoria Falls Livingstone Hotel
Victoria Falls - A natural Wonder of the world

In order to be able to experience Victoria Falls, as it should be, we recommend tours need to be a minimum of two nights and 3 days for your Victoria Falls vacation, and four days is ideal.

Victoria Falls is the unchallenged Adventure Capital of Africa.
Suggested Itinerary

DAY 1

Depart Johannesburg International Airport at 10h30. Arrive at Livingston Airport at 12h45. You will be met by our representative and transferred to the Hotel of your choice, a 15 minute drive. After a welcome drink and check in you will have time to relax and visit the Victoria Falls. At 16h00 depart from the reception area for the sun set cruise. This is a short road transfer to the jetty, board the African Queen and set sail up the Zambezi River while enjoying a drink and the stunning scenery. Keep an eye open for elephant and other animals. On your return to the jetty you will be taken back to the hotel.

End the day off with a dinner at one of the restaurants.

DAY 2

After breakfast go to the Falls Center to depart on one of the many activities available from the hotel. These include river rafting, bungi jumping, helicopter flights, micro-light flights, river cruises, canoe safaris, elephant and horseback safaris, jet boat river safaris and fishing. Daily tours to the Chobe National Park in Botswana. After a busy day for the adrenaline junkies or a relaxing day for the not so adventurous enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants.

You can lengthen your stay and spend more time enjoying these many activities.

LAST DAY

Enjoy a hearty breakfast. Transfer to Livingstone Airport in time for the 13h45 flight. Arriving in Johannesburg at 15h15.

There is large variety of accommodation on the Zambian side of the Falls to suite any budget, some hotels are quite far upstream. GO SAfari has selected the Avani Victoria Falls Resort and the Royal Livingstone Hotel as they are situated at the Falls.

Quick Reference to our Selected Hotels

GO SAfari to Royal Livingstone Zambia

INCLUDES:

  1. Return Economy class airfares direct to Livingstone from Johannesburg Fares subject to class availability
  2. Meet and greet services at Livingstone airport
  3. Air-conditioned transfers by luxury coach/minibus including baggage
  4. Park entrance fees
  5. Luxury Sun International accommodation at hotel of choice including full breakfast and dinner daily (dinner only at Avani Victoria Falls Resort )
  6. Unlimited complimentary access to view the rainforest and The Victoria Falls during your stay as many times as you wish
  7. A sun set cruise on the legendary African Queen
  8. Full personal assistance during stay from The Falls Activity Centre, for all your requirements including your excursions, safaris and adventure activities in and around the resort
  9. Children 2 to u/12 enjoy free membership to the Happy Hippo Club 7 days a week
  10. Use of golf cart shuttle services as provided to Royal Livingstone guests exclusively
  11. AIG travel insurance for the days at the falls, to cover hazardous activities not covered by normal travel insurance
  12. Butler services are provided to guests at The Royal Livingstone
  13. Airport departure taxes

EXCLUDES:

  1. Lunches
  2. Dinners at the Royal Livingstone
  3. All drinks and items of a personal nature
  4. All the extra activities
  5. General Travel insurance


See Victoria Falls differently from the African Queen
Take a helicopter flight over the falls
It’s always a good idea to view the falls from the air in order to appreciate the full perspective. Experience The Flight of Angels in a helicopter or from a microlight.

  • We recommend you take precaution against Malaria especially during the summer months (October to April), please contact your local travel clinic for information
  • It is a good idea to take a few US$ in cash with you for any local purchases, take small denominations as change is a problem.
  • It is much better to book and pay for your activities before arriving at Victoria Falls as the activities may be fully booked once you arrive at the Activities Center.
  • Your stay can easily be extended to a 4 or 5 day stay, this will allow you to enjoy the many activities available.

Important Things to Know

The Zambezi basin above the falls experiences a rainy season from late November to early April, and a dry season the rest of the year. During the flood season, however, it is impossible to see the foot of the falls and most of its face, and the walks along the cliff opposite it are in a constant shower and shrouded in mist. Close to the edge of the cliff, spray shoots upward like inverted rain, especially at Zambia's Knife-Edge Bridge.

As the dry season takes effect, the islets on the crest become wider and more numerous, and in September to January up to half of the rocky face of the falls may become dry and the bottom of the First Gorge can be seen along most of its length. At this time it becomes possible (though not necessarily safe) to walk across some stretches of the river at the crest. It is also possible to walk to the bottom of the First Gorge at the Zimbabwean side. The minimum flow, which occurs in November, is around a tenth of the April figure; this variation in flow is greater than that of other major falls, and causes Victoria Falls' annual average flow rate to be lower than might be expected based on the maximum flow.


All guests who need a visa will need to buy a visa on arrival at Livingstone Airport. A single entry visa is US$50 per person. Clients who stay out of Zambia for one night and are flying out of Livingstone Airport must get a double entry visa on arrival at a cost of US$80 per person. This is payable in US dollars cash only. Please also be advised that pre 1995 notes are not accepted within Zambia. This does not affect Chobe Day trippers.

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