See the magnificent Victoria Falls up close from the Zimbabwean side, enjoy the Zambezi River sunset cruise and the Boma dinner experience with African dancing, drumming and entertainment, while staying at the magnificent safari lodge overlooking the endless expanse of the African savannah and the watering hole with visiting monkeys, baboons, warthogs and elephants. Then continue to Botswana’s Chobe National Park, famous for its large herds of elephants and zebras and enjoy the unique river safaris conducted in boats as well as in jeeps while staying at a luxury safari lodge on the banks of the Chobe River.
Victoria Falls is a name that was given to the world's most powerful waterfall by David Livingstone. The Scottish missionary and explorer named it in honor of Queen Victoria, but for generations the falls have been known in the local Shona language as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders). The Victoria Falls, on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe is not the highest nor the widest waterfall, but it forms the largest sheet of falling water in the world, and as it thunders falling into its deep, narrow chasm, it is simply spectacular.
The Zambezi Dreamy and slow, dotted with sandy islands and lined with wild date palms, the Zambezi River, before it reaches Victoria Falls, is called "the river of life". Its abundance of water, the meandering oasis in the dry savannah, attracts elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, antelopes, baboons and occasional lions and leopards. As the falls throw rainbows into the sky and cascade down into the deep canyon of Batoka Gorge, they create a unique micro climate. Among the dry Rhodesian teak woodland, spray from the falls nurtures a rainforest
Shona Art The word "Zimbabwe" is derived from Dzimba-dza- mabwe, meaning in Shona language "large houses of stone". The ancient ruins of the city of Great Zimbabwe exhibit extraordinary craftsmanship in stone: spiraling streets, royal palaces, high walls built without mortar and decorative sculpture with its predominant motif of the "Zimbabwe Bird". Contemporary artists continue the tradition, and most visitors to Victoria Falls wish they could take home the expressive (and heavy) stone art. The sculptures, done in a magnificent range of stones, manage to express fundamental human experiences...
Botswana arose from the former British protectorate of Bechuanaland in 1965, an impoverished republic whose focus was on improving the lives of its people. The timing was fortuitous; within just a few years, the discovery of diamonds was to give a massive boost to the new country’s faltering economy. With stability thus assured, the government looked to its other major resource, the environment, introducing a ‘high-revenue, low-volume’ tourism policy that has resulted in considerable protection of the country’s wilderness...
Safari in Botswana
Botswana is one of Africa's top safari destinations. Vast tracts of wilderness in pristine condition are home to huge herds of game, roaming unrestricted between the Kalahari's plains and the waterways of the Okavango. For those who enjoy the wilds, a Botswana safari holiday is perfect. With its network of private ‘concessions’ dotted with just a handful of small, well-designed safari lodges, Botswana offers near exclusivity. Whether you’re watching lions stalk their prey, or taking a magical mokoro trip along narrow, reed-lined channels, you’re unlikely to come across any other visitors.
January 28 - February 2, 2022 6 Days / 5 Nights
This tour starts and ends in Johannesburg
$3,240 per person/ double occupancy $700 optional single supplement $250 additional pre-tour nights, single or double room $980 optional airfare from JFK or IAD - add-on airfare from your city may be available Includes all fees and taxes