Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls
1 July 2019 - 31 December 2019
3 Nights All Inclusive getaway at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge
Return flights to Livingstone on SAA Return resort transfers 3 nights accommodation in a Standard Room Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily Early morning tea, afternoon tea & selected drinks daily One River Safari & Game Drive National Park Fees All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
Scheduled tour of Victoria Falls on day of arrival or departure Package excludes Rain forest entry fee (USD30 pp payable direct)
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 10 930|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 2 885|
|Total Price:||ZAR 13 815|
Approximately 87 kilometres from of Victoria Falls town, Imbabala is located on a 5000 acre concession, bordering the Chobe Forest Reserve and boasting 14 kilometers of private Zambezi river frontage. The main lodge consists of a lounge, dining and bar area overlooking the swimming pool and a nearby waterhole. The 9 individual thatched stone lodges, all with en suite facilities, accommodate a maximum of 20 guests. There is no access to television at the lodge.
80 kilometres from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
8 Standard Rooms
Standard rooms, two with a double bed and six with twin beds, feature a private verandah and offer a ceiling fan, en suite bathroom with shower, tea/coffee making facilities and in-room safety deposit box.
1 Family Unit
The Family unit consists of a main bedroom with double bed and a second bedroom with twin beds. Facilities include private verandah, ceiling fans, two bathrooms, tea/coffee making facilities and in-room safety deposit box.
Imbabala’s menus feature fresh, seasonal foods, with most of the salad ingredients and vegetables grown organically in the lodge’s vegetable garden. Coffee, tea and rusks are on offer before the early morning game drive, followed by a full brunch on return to the lodge. High tea is served before the afternoon game drive or sunset cruise, followed by a delicious dinner (sometimes a bush dinner on the banks of the Zambezi River). Weather permitting, meals are served at the dining area under the trees.
Early morning tea, brunch or lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
Local brand drinks and house wines
Return airport transfers from Victoria Falls
The following activities are included:
Choose from morning, afternoon or night game drives – all conducted in open-backed 4x4 vehicles, perfect for game viewing. Enjoy either morning tea, coffee & snacks or evening drinks & snacks depending on which drive you are on.
View the wildlife, including elephant and hippo, as well as prolific birdlife from a different perspective whilst cruising on the lodge’s pontoon boat. The vessel accommodates a maximum of 12 guests; drinks and snacks are served as your guide reveals the beauty of the Zambezi River.
Day trips to Chobe, bush walks and fishing safaris are available at additional charge.
The Spa lodge is set away from the main lodge area and is partially open to allow for a soft breeze to filter through whilst one enjoys a pampering. Manicures, pedicures, facials and massages are available on the menu.
Available free of charge in the main lodge.
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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