Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls
10 June 2019 - 31 July 2019
3 Night winter getaway to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Return flights to Livingstone on SAA Return resort transfers 3 nights accommodation in a Lodge Standard Room Breakfast daily Tour of the Victoria Falls Sunset Cruise All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
1 FREE Night included
Book by 31 January 2020
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.
|Base Price:||ZAR 5 945|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 2 770|
|Total Price:||ZAR 8 715|
Comprising of timber and thatch, The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is built to resemble a vast open-plan tree house, offering expansive views of the spectacular bushveld scenery. 72 En-suite bedrooms feature soft earthy colours and private decks from which to marvel at the magnificent African landscape and beautiful sunsets. Victoria Falls Rainforest is 4 kilometres away whilst town is 3 kilometres away and a complimentary shuttle operates on an hourly basis from 7:45 until 21:45 daily.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
All rooms and Suites include individually controlled air conditioning, telephone, mini bar, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi. There are no televisions in the rooms.
Lodge Standard Room
Offer 30 square metres of living space including a private balcony overlooking the Zambezi National Park, facing the sunset. The en-suite bathroom has a rain shower. The standard bedding configuration is either a double bed or twin beds. A maximum of 2 adults and 1 child may be accommodated by adding an extra bed.
Lodge Waterhole Facing Room
Offer 30 square metres of living space including a private balcony with prime views of the waterhole and the sunsets over the Zambezi National Park. The en-suite bathroom has a rain shower. The standard bedding configuration is either a double bed or twin beds. A maximum of 2 adults and 1 child may be accommodated by adding an extra bed.
Lodge Waterhole Facing Suite
A duplex with the entrance hall and sunken lounge on the lower level, leading onto a private balcony with prime views of the waterhole and the sunsets over the Zambezi National Park. The bedroom, with king sized bed, and en-suite bathroom with separate bath and rain shower are located on the upper level. A maximum of 2 adults and 1 child may be accommodated by adding an extra bed into the lounge area. Additional benefits include complimentary min-bar stocked with local beer, wine, soft drinks and bottled water.
The hotel offers guests an array of dining options for all palates in a variety of settings throughout the property.
Offers buffet breakfast and an à la carte lunch and dinner menu, complemented by exceptional views of the wildlife and the natural landscape of the Zambezi National Park. The dress code is smart-casual.
The Buffalo Bar
Serves all day refreshments as well as light snack menu. This sunset facing bar, with its own game-viewing platform overlooking the waterhole, is a fabulous location for sundowners and game watching. Complimentary snacks are served at 6 pm.
Open for dinner and offering an unforgettable African fusion of mouth-watering local cuisine, spirited dance performances, interactive drumming and traditional storytelling. Advance reservations are essential.
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.
The indigenous languages are Ndebele and Shona but English is the official language and is widely spoken and understood.
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.
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.
May to November are the best months for most visitors but…
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.
240 V. square pin adapter (same plugs as UK).
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.
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:
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