7 Day Chobe national park & Victoria Falls

Safaris in De Wildt, North-West, South Africa

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Victoria Falls is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Southern Africa. The waterfall is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, being the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The waterfall is 1,7 kilometers (1 mile) wide and 111 meters high. The... Show more

Victoria Falls is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Southern Africa. The waterfall is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, being the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The waterfall is 1,7 kilometers (1 mile) wide and 111 meters high. The Zambezi river is the 4th largest river in Africa, with national parks either side of the river. Victoria Falls offers the best one day rafting in the world, with grade 5 rapids and amazing scenery. there are so many activities around Victoria Falls, including horse back and elephant back safaris, flights over the waterfall, second highest bridge bungi jump in the world, abseiling, boat trips, canoe safaris and much more. The town has a fantastic culture of affordable arts and crafts, African restaurants and vibrant night life.

This tour includes a visit to Chobe national park in Botswana. An experience not to be missed. Game drives are done in open sided 4×4 game viewing vehicles. The park is well known for it’s large variety and numbers of wildlife. We always see large herds of elephant, and most of the time lion, leopard, wild dog and many more antelope species.

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From
$827.00
(ZAR7,980.00)
Duration
7 days

Location

Directions:
City
De Wildt
State / Region
North-West
Zip / Postcode
0251
Country
South Africa
-25.6683524 27.7039821

Itinerary

Tour departure: Every Monday
Depart from: Johannesburg, Pretoria
End in: Johannesburg, Pretoria

Day 1: Nata (Botswana)
The tour departs early morning from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Your guide will stop en-route for breakfast (own cost), banks and last minute shopping while still on the South African side of the border. Your guide will assist you with changing money after you have crossed the border into Botswana. We head further north to Elephant Sands which is a lovely lodge close to Nata, where we stay the night. Here you can relax at the swimming pool or at the waterhole while watching animals such as large herds of elephants and other animals including lion coming to drink water.
Accommodation: Camping with the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Dinner

Day 2: Chobe National Park (Botswana)
After a light breakfast we head further north through the Kasane forest where we always see herds of elephants and often see a variety of antelopes and sometimes lion, hyena and wild dog. We arrive late morning in Kasane where we will be staying at a campsite on the shores of the Chobe River that is close to the gate of Chobe National Park. Here we often see hippo and large herds of animals. You will have the opportunity to change money and / or relax at the swimming pool and at the river shores. This afternoon we do a game drive in an open 4×4 vehicle inside Chobe national park, which is well known for its large variety and numbers of wildlife. These game drives are always very successful with spotting large numbers of wildlife. Dinner will be served on return to camp.
Accommodation: Camping with the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
After breakfast we take a short drive to the border where we cross into Zimbabwe. From here we drive another hour to the vibrant town of Victoria Falls where we will be staying the next three nights. The campsite is situated in the middle of town, within 10 minutes walking distance of just about everything. Your guide will assist you with the bookings of optional activities that you would like to do and changing of money. This afternoon we visit the magnificent Victoria Falls waterfall, which is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and 1700 meters (1,1 mile) wide, making it the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The zimbabwean side is the best side to view the waterfall from, as 1400 meters of the waterfall is on the Zimbabwean side, as well as the main falls. Therefore there is water throughout the year, where the Zambian side is only 300 meters of the 1700 meters, and has no water during the dry months. Later the afternoon we depart for a sunset cruise on the beautiful Zambezi river which is the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, with national parks on either side of the river. You have a great opportunity to see animals coming down to the river for a drink, as well as a reasonable variety of bird life. We often see elephants, zebra, blue wildebeest, rhino, buffalo and a variety of antelope species. Obviously hippo and crocodile are plenty-full in this region. All soft drinks, wine and beer is included while on the sunset cruise. Most days you will have fantastic photo opportunities of the sunset, depending on the weather. The Zambezi river is the forth largest river in Africa.
Accommodation: Camping with the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Days 4 & 5: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Victoria Falls and the surrounding areas offer a great variety of things to see and do. You will have plenty of free time to explore the town, meet the locals, visit the African markets with its wide variety of very affordable arts and crafts made from wood, stone and beads, or to relax by the pool at the campsite in the heat of the day. The Victoria Falls region is nicknamed the adventure capital of Africa for a reason. It is well known for the large variety of fantastic activities (optional excursions) such as the best one day white water rafting in the world, the 111 meters bungi jump off the bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia which is the second highest bridge bungi jump in the world, elephant back and horse safaris, flights over the waterfall, canoe safaris, day trips to Hwange national park, fishing safaris, game walks, super fast jet boat trips, abseiling, gorge swings and much more. On day 5 dinner is out at one of the local restaurants (own cost), which is normally a festive outing.
Accommodation: Camping with the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals – Day 4: Breakfast, Dinner
Included meals – Day 5: Breakfast

Day 6: Palapye (Botswana)
We leave Victoria Falls after a light breakfast, crossing back into Botswana and driving south to Palapye, where we stay the night. You will stop for lunch (own cost) on the way.
Accommodation: Camping with the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Return to Johannesburg & Pretoria (South Africa)
We depart early morning driving further south crossing the border into South Africa. Your guide will drop you off at your backpacker hostel, hotel or the airport in Johannesburg & Pretoria. You will stop en-route for breakfast and lunch (own cost).
Included meals: No meals included

Inclusions

All transport
All accommodation
Qualified and registered guide
Meals as specified in detailed itinerary
Entrance & conservation fees to Chobe national park
Game drives in Chobe national park (open vehicles)
Entrance fees to Victoria Falls waterfall
Sunset cruise on the Zambezi river (snack & drinks included)

Exclusions

All drinks (except coffee & tea with meals)
Meals not specified in detailed itinerary
Optional activities in Victoria Falls (book on tour)
Visas if required

Please Note

  • Sleeping bag hire: Clients booking a camping tour must have a sleeping bag, which they can rent from Livingstone Trails at R 60 per sleeping bag.
  • Tour departure addresses: Livingstone Trails will pick you up from most backpackers hostels or hotels in Johannesburg, Pretoria or Nelspruit.
  • The included accommodation is camping. All the campsites where we stay offer a variety of bedded accommodation, to which you can upgrade once you arrived at the campsite. Livingstone Trails will pay the camping rate, and you pay the balance of the accommodation rate.

Terms & Policies

(1) Language:
All correspondence and tours are conducted in English.

(2) Tour departure address:
Livingstone Trails will pick you up from any backpacker hostel, guest house or hotel.
Please note: We do not pick clients up from airports or private addresses, as it delays the tour departures.
Livingstone Trails will phone the place where you will be staying between 6pm and 7pm the night before tour departure to inform them of the time that the guide will pick you up on the morning of tour departure (next morning). It is the responsibility of the clients to find out from the reception where they are staying, what time the Livingstone Trails driver or guide will pick them up on the day of tour departure.
Please note that the time given is an estimated time, as the guides & drivers cover large distances to get to all the pickup addresses, which can result in delays.
You can let Livingstone Trails know where you will be staying before tour departure, up to a day before tour departure if you do not know where you will be staying when making the booking.

(3) Sleeping bag hire:
You will require a sleeping bag for all tours, except when booking bedded accommodation on the Kruger National Park tours. You can rent a sleeping bag from Livingstone Trails at R60 per person (once off payment), if you do not have a sleeping bag of your own.

(4) Tour prices:
Livingstone Trails will not change a tour price after a client has confirmed the tour booking. Also see “Payments” below.
However, advertised prices may change without prior notice.

(5) Payments:
You will be required to pay a deposit as specified in the website to Livingstone Trails (if booking directly with Livingstone Trails), or a minimum deposit or full payment to an agent (if booking with an agent), to confirm any tour booking. The balance is payable to the guide on the day of tour departure, in cash or by credit card. You must specify when making the tour booking, how you would like to pay the balance to the Livingstone Trails guide on the day of tour departure. It will be assumed that the payment will be in cash, if you did not specify. Please note: There will be an additional 5% credit card handling fee added to all credit card payments made to Livingstone Trails. Only master and visa credit cards will be accepted. You will receive a discount of 5% on the balance amount, if you pay the guide in US Dollars, Euro or British Pounds on the day of tour departure. Please specify in advance if you would like to pay in the above currencies.

(6) Luggage:
You must understand that luggage space is limited on tour, and therefore you are allowed one large backpack, a day pack, camera bag and sleeping bag. All luggage and personal effects are at the client’s risk and Livingstone Trails cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to these items. It is further the responsibility of the client to see that he or she has all her luggage when he or she gets of the vehicle at the end of the tour. It will further be the responsibility of the client to collect lost or forgotten luggage or personal effects from the Livingstone Trails office. Livingstone Trails will not drop luggage off for clients who forgot luggage in a camp or in the bus.

(7) Cancellation of a tour (by Livingstone Trails):
The right to cancel any tour is reserved by Livingstone Trails, in which event all payments made to Livingstone Trails and / or our agents will be refunded in full.

(8) Cancellation of a tour (by a client):
The cancellation of a tour must be done in writing to Livingstone Trails.
Refunds will be done as below, in the event that a client might cancel his / her / their booked tour with Livingstone Trails.
0 to 14 days prior to tour departure: No refund will be given to the client / clients.
15 to 30 days prior to tour departure: 50% refund will be given to the client / clients.
31 + Days prior to tour departure: A full refund will be given to the client / clients.

(9) Cancellation of activities (by a local operator or sub-operator):
Livingstone Trails do use local operators and sub-operators in and Zambia Botswana, in order to comply with the tourism laws of these countries. Night drives on the Kruger national park tours are operated by sub operators of Thornybush. Livingstone Trails do not have any control over the managing and operations of these local operators. Therefore Livingstone Trails will refund clients the price of any activity that is included in the Livingstone Trails tour price, that might be cancelled by a sub-operator who is operating the activity. Livingstone Trails will not entertain refunds for loss of enjoyment where activities operated by sub-operators and not by Livingstone Trails, have been cancelled by the sub-operator. However Livingstone Trails will do everything possible to find an alternative sub-operator to operate the cancelled activity

(10) Age Group
Livingstone Trails does not impose an upper age limit. However clients under 18 years of age need to be accompanied by a guardian and booking will be accepted at management discretion.

(11) Insurance:
Each client that booked a tour with Livingstone Trails must have personal comprehensive travel insurance covering cancellation, curtailment, medical, emergency trail and personal accident.

(12) Malaria:
All clients doing a tour to Kruger National Park, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique, or any other malaria area with Livingstone Trails, or a Livingstone Trails sub-contractor must take a course of malaria prophylactics as prescribed. An insect repellent is also recommended.

(13) Visas:
Visas are excluded from any and all tour prices. It is the responsibility of each client to make sure if he / she needs a visa for the countries visited while on tour, and if he / she must apply for the visa in advance, or if he / she can obtain the visa at the border post when entering the country or countries. Livingstone Trails will not provide any further transport, assistance or alternative arrangements to any client who can not enter a country because of not having the correct visas required. Botswana do not issue visas at border posts, which means that clients must apply for Botswana visas in advance.
Many nationals can obtain visas for Zimbabwe at the border post when entering. It still remains the responsibility of the client to ensure.

(14) Damage to Livingstone Trails’ property:
If any client damages Livingstone Trails’ property such as camping equipment, vehicles, trailers etc. on purpose or through negligence, the client will be held responsible for the cost to repair or replace the damaged property. This excludes wear and tear which Livingstone Trails accepts can happen.

(15) Change of itineraries:
Livingstone Trails will only change a tour itinerary when it is in the best interest of the client or clients.
Tour itineraries are flexible due to changes in local conditions, which include strikes, war, weather, political unstability, riots, lack of accommodation availability, lack of activity availability, vehicles that broke down while on tour and any other conditions where it will be in the best interest of the clients on tour. These changes may happen without notice, depending on the conditions.
Livingstone Trails does from time to time make permanent itinerary changes to tour itineraries, to suit the needs of clients, to include an activity, or when experiencing problems with places of accommodation or sub-operators. Permanent changes will be emailed to all our agents, and the website will be altered or changed to the updated itinerary. It remains the responsibility of the client to make sure of the itinerary that he or she will be doing. See Livingstone Trails website (www.livingstonetrails.co.za) for updated itineraries.
Livingstone Trails will not be responsible for charges such as visa fees, in the event that Livingstone Trails changed itineraries within reason. No refunds will be offered or given.

(16) Complaints from clients:
If the client has a complaint whilst being on tour they must bring it to the guide’s attention so that it can be dealt with. If the matter isn’t resolved whilst on tour, the clients must write to Livingstone Trails after completion of the tour. Livingstone Trails will not entertain complaints of loss of enjoyment where full arrangements have been provided, or all destinations advertised as per current itinerary, have been visited.
Email address: tours@livingstonetrails.co.za
Postal address: PO Box 577, De Wildt, Brits, 0251, South Africa

(17) Personal injury while on tour:
Clients should use common sense while on tour to avoid personal injury. Livingstone Trails will not be held responsible for injuries or the cost thereof, to any client or clients where Livingstone Trails did not have control of the situation. The above includes clients walking into objects, falling over objects or slipping in wet conditions. Livingstone Trails will further not be held responsible for injuries, or the cost thereof, to any client or clients while on an activity with a sub-operator or while on tour with a sub-contractor of Livingstone Trails. Each client that booked a tour with Livingstone Trails must have personal comprehensive travel insurance covering medical, emergency trail and personal accident.

(18) Accommodation on tour:
Livingstone Trails is a budget tour operator that offers camping tours, with the option of bedded accommodation on the Kruger national park tours and while staying in Hartbeespoort. Bedded accommodation means clean and comfortable rooms at destinations where the tour will be for that evening. Livingstone Trails does not offer expensive lodge or hotel accommodation on the scheduled tours, due to the budget nature of our tours. Clients do have the option of upgrading to bedded accommodation while on tour. Livingstone Trails will pay the camping rate, and the client or clients will pay the balance, in the event that the clients want to upgrade.

(19) The nature of Livingstone Trails’ tours and safaris:
Livingstone Trails offer budget camping tours of an adventure travel nature. However, Livingstone Trails offer a high standard of vehicles and equipment while including as much as possible. All clients on tour agree to participating in certain chores, such as doing the washing up, assisting with cooking if required by the guide and keeping the vehicles and trailers rubbish / trash free. Clients will pitch their own tents when arriving at a campsite, and pack tents away when leaving a campsite. Please note that Livingstone Trails has a permanent camp inside Kruger national park, and clients will not have to pitch or pack tents away on the Kruger national park tours.

(20) Photographs and video material
Livingstone Trails reserves the right to make use, without giving any notice, of any photograph or film produced by Livingstone Trails without payment or permission.

(21) The law:
The client or clients agrees to comply with the laws and regulations of all the countries visited while on tour, and comply with all reasonable instructions of the trip leader, driver or guide relating to the safety and organisation of the trip.

(22) Exclusion of liability:
Livingstone Trails, or its employees, or its agents, shall not be held responsible for any accident, illness, injury, loss, or death, or delays, from any cause whatsoever sustained, or suffered by any person, or theft of, or damage to any property, which might occur during the tour. Any claims arising shall be subject to South African Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the South African courts.

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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