Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls
1 August 2019 - 30 September 2019
4 Night luxury getaway to the Vic Falls
Return flights to Livingstone on SAA Arrival transfer from Livingstone to the Vic Falls Hotel 2 nights accommodation in a Standard Room at the Vic Falls Hotel Breakfast daily Transfer to The Elephant Camp 2 nights accommodation in Tented Suite at The Elephant Camp Breakfast, lunch, dinner & selected drinks daily Complimentary mini bar Departure transfer from The Elephant Camp to Livingstone All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
Elephant Camp All Inclusive activities include: Cocktails & canapes at Batoka Gorge, Birding and Nature walks on the concession, Village Tour, Visit Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, 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 Tour of the Falls: Rain Forest park usage fee US30 per person payable direct. Sundowner Cruise: Park usage fee US10 per person 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 15 685|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 2 885|
|Total Price:||ZAR 18 570|
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.
10 kms from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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.
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.
The following activities are included:
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!
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.
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.
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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