Post-Tour to Victoria Falls
Extend your exploration of Africa by spending three nights at the elegant colonial Victoria Falls Hotel located on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, with private tours of the Falls and a full-day safari in Botswana’s Chobe National Park.
Designed as a post-tour to Colours of South Africa.
This tour is organised by the Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Gardens in partnership with Renaissance Tours.
Check out of the hotel and transfer to Cape Town Airport (transfer included in tour price) for a morning flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe (flight included in tour price).
Arrive in Victoria Falls and meet your local guide. Transfer to the Victoria Falls Hotel, a luxurious Edwardian-style hotel overlooking the Falls, for time at leisure.
In the late afternoon, enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, past lush riverine vegetation and amongst prolific birdlife. Dinner tonight is on the banks of the Zambezi.
In the morning, embark on a private guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Known in the local language as “the smoke that thunders”, the Falls are more than 100 metres in height with around 550 million litres flowing over the edge of the Falls every minute.
Journey through the surrounding rainforest with an expert guide and see the flora and fauna whose habitat is considered ‘Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece’.
Return to the hotel in the early afternoon for time at leisure, with a suggestion to take traditional afternoon tea at the hotel. Dinner is at the hotel.
This morning, cross the Zambezi River and travel out of Zimbabwe to Botswana for a full-day excursion to Chobe National Park, a park of over 10,000 square kilometres, with one of the highest concentrations of game animals in Africa. Begin the safari with a game viewing cruise on the Chobe River, taking you up close to the wildlife along the river.
After lunch, spend the afternoon driving through Chobe National Park, known for its large elephant population. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon, followed by a special farewell dinner featuring traditional African foods (and Western staples), accompanied by a lively performance of dance and drumming.
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Victoria Falls Airport (transfer include in tour price). Tour arrangements conclude on arrival at Victoria Falls Airport.
Suggested departure on British Airways flights to Johannesburg to connect with suggested Qantas flights to Australia or New Zealand. Renaissance Tours or your travel agent can assist you with your flights and other travel arrangements, including any additional nights’ accommodation.
*Single travellers may request to share.
Please advise at time of booking
Final payment due
30 August 2019
Please see Terms and Conditions for fitness level definitions.
Please contact Renaissance Tours or your travel agent for current airfares and flight reservations.
Australian and New Zealand passport holders require a visa to visit Zimbabwe and Botswana. A joint Zimbabwe-Botswana visa is available on arrival at Victoria Falls Airport at a cost of USD 50 (at time of publication).
Tour price includes
- Three nights’ accommodation at the 5-star Victoria Falls Hotel with breakfast and dinner daily (BD)
- Meals as per itinerary (L= Lunch)
- Economy Class flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls
- Comprehensive sightseeing, including local guides and entrance fees as per itinerary
- Airport/hotel transfers on arrival and departure
- Hotel porterage (one piece per person)
Tour price does not include
- International airfares (please contact Renaissance Tours or your travel agent for assistance)
- Flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg on tour departure
- Items of a personal nature (e.g. telephone, laundry, mini-bar, taxis etc.)
- Airport porterage
- Joint Zimbabwe-Botswana visa, obtained on arrival at Victoria Falls Airport (currently USD 50, paid in cash)
Victoria Falls – The Victoria Falls Hotel *****
Built in 1904, the Edwardian-style Victoria Falls Hotel enjoys a spectacular location overlooking the mighty ‘Smoke That Thunders’, Victoria Falls. Originally built to accommodate workers constructing Cecil Rhodes’s Cape-to-Cairo Railway, the hotel was envisioned as a glorious stop along this route which was to tie together the United Kingdom’s African possessions from the Cape Colony to the Khedivate of Egypt. The hotel was fully renovated in 2013, preserving its historic heritage at the same time as modernising its facilities, in keeping with its designation as one of the leading historic hotels of the world.
NB. A hotel of a similar standard may be substituted.