If you are wanting a premium getaway break, look no further than this package. Staying at an original Colonial hotel now combining traditional majesty with modern sophistication on the Zimbabwe side of the Falls, you then head to a 5* lodge at Chobe, where a dedicated team will welcome you through the doors and be there with a smile to ensure that every moment of your stay here is a special one.
Established in 1904, making this one of the oldest hotels in Africa, the Victoria Falls Hotel is set in the Victoria Falls National Park and is a member of The Leading Hotels Of The World. Serene lily ponds, arched loggias and broad verandas - offering magnificent vistas - seem custom-built for a spot of high tea or a relaxed gin and tonic. The hotel serves is a reminder of the distinguished and elegant era to which it was born and has today truly earned its status as the landmark accommodation facility from which to view the wondrous Victoria Falls.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious retreat in the heart of the bush, located on the edge of Chobe National Park, the second largest National Park in Botswana, where in excess of 80,000 elephants roam. From the lodge’s hilltop position, guests can enjoy far reaching panoramic views over the Chobe River and floodplain below. The main public area includes a lounge, library and dining room, which are linked to outdoor viewing patios.
Holiday Title: 4 Night Victoria Falls and Chobe Premium Getaway Package
Countries Visited: Zimbabwe and Botswana
Upon arrival into Victoria Falls Airport, after you have gone through Immigration, collected your luggage and cleared Customs, you need to make your way into the Arrivals Hall where your driver will meet you. You will then be transferred to Victoria Falls Hotel.
For more than 110 years The Victoria Falls Hotel has been a luxury icon in Africa. This 5* classic hotel commands a prime location with dramatic views of the gorges of the Falls themselves. A private path leads to the Falls, an idyllic 10 minute walk away.
Today enjoy a morning tour of the Falls from the Zimbabwe side. A knowledgeable guide will take you on an unforgettable experience through the Victoria Falls rainforest, a journey that not only affords a view of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World but provides a great deal of interesting facts about the geology, wildlife and history of Africa's most famous landmark.
This afternoon you will be collected for your afternoon sundowner cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. Relax with a sundowner and snacks as you gaze out onto the banks of the river, and have your camera ready to capture one of the most amazing sunsets in Africa.
This morning, you will be transferred to the border post between Zimbabwe and Botswana, where you will complete the border formalities and cross into Botswana. You may be required to change vehicles at the border, and if so, please be prepared to carry your bags a short distance between vehicles. You will then be transferred onto Chobe Chilwero.
The Chobe National Park is most famous for its elephant population. Today, it is home to an estimated 100,000 elephants - which is believed to be the highest concentration of elephants found anywhere in the world.
But it is not only elephants that live here in huge numbers - hippos are plentiful, and float lazily in the Chobe River during the day, emerging at dusk to graze along the river banks. Large herds of buffalo, zebra and lechwe (a type of antelope) are also common sightings. Lion are never far away and are often seen in large prides, lazing around in the shade during the heat of the day and slowly awakening themselves at dusk. Hyena and leopard also hunt at night and are often seen once the sun goes down, whilst another predator, the cheetah, can be seen stalking its prey during the day. The area is also renowned for its rich birdlife, especially around the numerous waterways - in fact, over 450 species have been documented.