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.
You then cross the border into Botswana. Elephants feature largely on any activity at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, as the largest population left in Africa occupies this northern corner between Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Game drives in open-sided 4x4 vehicles bring these grey giants into easy reach as they drink and frolic at the water's edge in their boisterous herds.
Thrilling game drives led by qualified professional guides bring you close to hippos, buffalos, puku and other animals that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. The puku, a small rusty-brown antelope, alongside impala, kudu and red lechwe, are only a few of the common antelope found here. Naturally, lion and leopard are also found in the area.
Sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing buffalo up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings and elephants as they wade in the river.
Holiday Title: Victoria Falls and Chobe Premium Getaway Package
Countries Visited: Zimbabwe and Botswana
Arrive 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.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush on the edge of the Chobe National Park, home to the world's largest population of elephants. Sitting above the Chobe River, the lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains as far across as Namibia. Enjoy guided game drives in an open-sided 4x4 safari vehicle in the Park, or sip a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River from the comfort of one of the specially designed river boats.