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    Destination

    Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls

    When can I go?

    1 January 2019 - 31 May 2019

    Description

    3 Night All Inclusive getaway to the luxurious Elephant Camp

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to Livingstone Return resort transfers 3 nights accommodation in a Suite Breakfast, lunch, dinner & drinks daily Complimentary mini bar All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    FREE transfers All Inclusive activities include: Cocktails & canapes at Batoka Gorge, Birding and Nature walks on the concession, Village Tour, Visit Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, Lunch at Lookout Cafe including drinks, Guided tour of the falls Zimbabwe (excluding park fees), Elephant encounter, Gym in a bag, Mountain Bike rides, Cycling through town, Canopy Tour, shuttle to Victoria Falls town, Laundry plus 2% Tourism levy. Exclusions: Premium alcoholic brands, gratuities, curios & Rain Forest entry fee

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    Book by 31 January 2019

    Terms & Conditions

    Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

    Pricing From

    Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 13 190 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 2 900 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 16 090 p.p.s
  • THE ELEPHANT CAMP VICTORIA FALLS


    Why we like it

    The Elephant Camp offers elegant suite accommodation for only 24 guests in 12 luxury tents. Located 10 kilometres from Victoria Falls, on a private concession, bounded by spectacular gorges, this all-inclusive property holds an elegant charm with an emphasis on exclusivity and tranquillity.

    Description

    LOCATION
    10 kms from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    ACCOMMODATION

    Each suite is built as a luxury permanent tent, boasting a private viewing deck with a plunge pool and beautiful views of the bushveld scenery. Suite facilities include a lounge area, en suite bathroom with separate shower and bath, outdoor shower and all the amenities expected of a 5 star establishment including air-conditioning, fan, mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities.

    DINING
    The lodge offers a fine dining experience using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge gardens. Meals are served in the communal dining area or guests may choose to enjoy a romantic meal for two on the private deck of their room.

    All Inclusive

    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
    • Local brand drinks & house wines
    • Complimentary mini-bar
    • Two transfers to Victoria Falls town per day
    • Lunch at the Lookout Café (Including drinks)

    THE EXPERIENCE
    The following activities are included:

    Elephant Interaction
    Take a short drive to the "Elephant Wallow" in the concession. A short presentation will introduce the elephants in the herd and explain why the elephants are with Wild Horizons, where they came from and also their long term plans including details regarding the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary and Orphanage. Following the presentation there will be a very special opportunity to interact with the elephants.

    Guided Tour of the Falls
    Walk through the Rainforest with a qualified guide who will share a brief history of the Falls as well as detailing the flora, fauna and other points of interest. The Falls themselves - the sight, the sound, and the smell - are truly an awe-inspiring experience. Excludes National Park Entry Fee of approximately US$20 pp. (Based on South Passport holders, subject to change without prior notice and payable directly).

    Sundowners at Batoka Gorge
    Enjoy a selection of beverages accompanied by tasty canapés in a secluded location with spectacular views overlooking Batoka Gorge. A truly special sunset experience!

    Interaction with Sylvester, Cheetah Ambassador

    A unique opportunity to interact with Sylvester, the Cheetah Ambassador, and hear the story as to how he came to be a part of the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust. He is free roaming within the large concession area, so interactions are dependent on his whereabouts and of course, keeping in mind his well-being.

    Birding & Nature Walks
    With over 420 bird species that have been spotted in the area, this is a bird watching paradise. Along with the flora and fauna, there is also an opportunity to view plains game such as zebra, impala, sable, wildebeest, kudu and warthogs.

    Village Tour
    Visit a rural village for a chance to witness the local villagers going about their daily tasks and interact with them.

    The Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust
    Visit the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust (VFTW), a non-profit organisation whose mission is to advance environmental conservation through hands-on wildlife research, the management of a veterinary laboratory and rehabilitation facility and the education of local people in the sustainable usage of natural resources.

    Lookout Café
    Guests enjoy complimentary transfers to Lookout Café for a delicious lunch, including drinks, perched 120 metres above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River. Just up the Gorge, the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge, forms part of the backdrop.

    FACILITIES

    • Swimming Pool
    • Each tent has a private plunge pool
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shuttle to Victoria Falls town operating twice daily

    Wi-Fi
    Available throughout the hotel free of charge

  • WELCOME TO VICTORIA FALLS

    Locally known as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, translating to the ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, Victoria Falls are deservedly one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Forming a natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, fed by the mighty Zambezi River, the Falls are a sight to behold!

    The 100m vertical chasm spanning the full one and a half kilometre width of the river, creates the biggest curtain of falling water in the world and one of the most extraordinary displays of nature’s might and magnificence. Despite the beauty of the Falls themselves, this region warrants the reputation as an adventure centre, offering a plethora of adrenaline-inducing activities both in and around the Falls. The best time for viewing the Falls is from July to October when the water levels are high but the mist has subsided, offering clearer views.

    LANGUAGE

    The indigenous languages are Ndebele and Shona but English is the official language and is widely spoken and understood.

    CULTURE

    One arrival in Victoria Falls you will be greeted by some of the friendliest people in the world. The predominant religion is Christianity, with traditional beliefs in rural areas, and some Hindu, Muslim and Jewish minorities.

    CLIMATE

    Victoria Falls is situated in a summer rainfall region. Instead of differentiating the climate according to the conventional spring/summer/autumn/winter divide, locals consider there to be two distinct climates - the dry season and the wet season. The dry season begins in May and extends through autumn and winter into October. The early part of the dry season is a temperate time with daytime temperatures in the early 20°C range and the mercury often falling to single digit figures at night.

    Generally, the rains begin during the course of November and, by December, the wet season has usually set in with hot daytime temperatures, lightened by torrential downpours that generally take place during the late afternoon. At night, temperatures are an average 18°C and, during the day, the temperature can rise into the 30’s. Visiting the Victoria Falls during the wet and dry seasons is a markedly different experience. In early summer, the water level in the Zambezi is at its lowest, and the spray from the Falls is least dense, allowing for more visibility and better photographic conditions. Low water levels mean that parts of the Falls dry up, particularly on the Zambian side, but this is when Devil’s Pool is accessible. During late summer, when the Zambezi is pumping, the spray from the Falls is intense and any visitor to the rainforest can expect to be soaked.

    Best time to visit Victoria Falls

    May to November are the best months for most visitors but…

    • If you want to see the Victoria Falls in full power, go between March and May.
    • If your main reason to visit is for the white water-rafting, go between August and early January when the rapids are at their best.
    • If a safari is your priority, go between May and October when the vegetation is low and animals are more easily spotted.

    CURRENCY

    The Zimbabwean dollar is no longer a valid currency and almost all transactions are conducted in US Dollars. The currencies presently used in Zimbabwe include US Dollars and South African Rand. Make sure you have a sufficient amount of foreign currency in your possession, prior to entering the country due to a cash shortage and the fact that many ATMs will not accept international cards. Do not change foreign exchange with moneychangers on the street, as this is illegal. It is best to travel with small denominations of foreign currency.

    ELECTRICITY

    240 V. square pin adapter (same plugs as UK).

    MALARIA

    As Victoria Falls is situated in a malaria zone, it is recommended that you consult your physician on the correct preventative medication required before you travel.

    TIPPING

    Bring small denominations for tipping purposes as small change is very rarely available locally. Whilst not compulsory, it is enormously appreciated and often contributes a substantial amount toward ensuring that those working in the service industry earn a living wage. Just make sure that a service charge hasn’t already been added to your bill.

    WHAT TO DO IN VIC FALLS

    Victoria Falls will not disappoint; whether you’re seeing the Falls for the first time or planning a hair-raising bungee jump, there is so much to do and see! Your visit will be jam packed with adventure so plan wisely. These are our top recommendations:

    • See the Smoke that Thunders
    • Take a Sunset River Cruise
    • Go white-water rafting
    • Enjoy the Flying Fox cable slide
    • Do a bungee jump (111 metres – eek!)
    • See Vic Falls from a helicopter – the famous "Flight of Angels”
    • Be daring with a gorge swing

    WHAT TO PACK

    • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class
    • Your hand-luggage should not weigh more than 6kg and needs to be small and compact
    • Casual, comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year
    • Jeans or trousers for evenings and cooler days is recommended * In more upmarket hotels and restaurants, elegant casual outfits are recommended for dinner
    • Sunglasses, suntan lotion and insect repellent are a must
    • Please note that camouflage clothing is banned in Zimbabwe
    • Throw in a few warmer items between April and August, especially for early mornings and late evenings
    • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
    • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
    • A hat or cap
    • Some sturdy walking shoes
    • And don’t forget your binoculars

    TRAVEL TIPS

    • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays
    • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
    • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
    • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
    • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
    • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag.
    • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
    • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!


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