Tour code: 3161FVF5J
Take an incredible 5-day tour from Johannesburg to see the mighty Victoria Falls and look for the ‘Big Five’ in Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Fly to Victoria Falls and learn about the natural world wonder from a knowledgeable guide. Explore some of the verdant paths of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, and take a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River. Enjoy a game drive and another river cruise in Chobe National Park to look for more African wildlife. Included: Two nights accommodation in Victoria Falls village in Zimbabwe, two nights accommodation in Kasane, Botswana.

Highlights

  • 5-day Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park tour from Johannesburg
  • Visit Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
  • Walk along rainforest trails in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and see Livingstone’s Statue
  • See elephants, lions and more on a Big Five game drive in Chobe National Park
  • See riverside wildlife and African sunsets during cruises on two unspoiled waterways: Zambezi River and Chobe River
  • Round-trip flight from Tambo International Airport to Victoria Falls included
  • Four nights of accommodation in your choice of 3-, 4-, or 5- star hotels

What You Can Expect

5-Day Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park Tour with Round-Trip Flight from Johannesburg

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Begin this thrilling 5-day adventure with a flight from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport to Victoria Falls Airport. Spend two nights in Victoria Falls village in Zimbabwe, and then two nights in Kasane in Botswana. Choose from 3-, 4- or 5-star hotels, all of which are in convenient locations for all activities included with this tour.

This tour includes round-trip flights, four nights in hotels, and the activities listed in detail in the itinerary section below.

Please note: The price listed for this tour does not include a departure tax of $310 per person, which is payable upon tour check-in. This tax is a requirement of the local transit or governing body and/or required by the local supplier, and is not within our control.

Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg – Victoria Falls
Make your way to OR Tambo International Airport in time for your 1.5-hour flight to Victoria Falls. You’ll be met by a local host on arrival, who will then drive you to your accommodation in the village – approximately 11 miles (18km) north of the airport.

Check into your hotel and then spend your afternoon at leisure, perhaps exploring the village or making use of your hotel’s facilities. Your host will happily offer recommendations for places to eat or sites to visit.

Overnight: 3-star A’Zambezi River Lodge, 4-star Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or 5-star Victoria Falls Hotel

Day 2: Victoria Falls (B)
Enjoy breakfast and then head out with your guide on a tour of the incredible Victoria Falls. Listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the waterfall also takes the name of Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning ‘smoke that thunders’ in Kololo, referencing the spectacular mist that forms around its crashing waters.

Explore the pretty rainforest trails surrounding the falls with your guide, enjoying captivating views of the Zambezi River’s ferocious torrents plunging down a series of basalt gorges. Taking into account width and height (roughly 1.2 miles (2km) wide and 360 feet (108m) high), Victoria Falls is the world’s largest waterfall, and as you come face-to-face with it, with the water pounding in your ears and the spray rising before your eyes, you’ll certainly understand the name ‘smoke that thunders!’ While ambling along the trails, watch out for Livingstone’s Statue that looks out over the Devil’s Cataract – a natural pool that marks the lowest point of the falls.

Take a break for lunch in Victoria Falls village (own expense), meet your guide in the late afternoon for a cruise down Zambezi River. Sit back and relax with a drink (own expense), watching the beautiful African sunset. Sightings of wild animals are common, so watch out for hippos, birds and even elephants that may come down to the riverbanks. After seeing the sun go down, your guide will drop you back at your hotel. Spend your evening at leisure.

Overnight: 3-star A’Zambezi River Lodge, 4-star Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or 5-star Victoria Falls Hotel

Day 3: Victoria Falls – Kasane (B, D)
After breakfast, leave your hotel by minibus and travel southwest to Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. After a journey of roughly two hours, arrive in this spectacular park -- home to the largest concentration of game in Africa. Covering nearly 4,500 square miles (11,700 square km), the park encompasses vast swathes of floodplains, grasslands and swamps that are home to an unparalleled array of wildlife.

Your guide will drop you at your accommodation in the village of Kasane, and then you’ll have the rest of your day at leisure to explore and relax. Dine in your hotel in the evening.

Overnight: 3-star Chobe Safari Lodge, 4-star Chobe Game Lodge or 5-star Chobe Chilwero Lodge

Day 4: Chobe National Park (B, D)
Relax over breakfast in your hotel, and then your guide will pick you up for a morning game drive around Chobe National Park. Home to the entire Big Five (African elephants, Cape buffalos, lions, leopards and rhinos), the park is perhaps most famous for its large concentration of elephants and hippos. Watch out for these incredible animals from the safety of your open-roof game vehicle – driven by a park ranger.

After lunch (own expense) at a café in the park, your guide will take you to Chobe River for a cruise. From your pontoon boat, see hippos and crocodiles jostling for space at the water’s edge, and enjoy magnificent views as the sun starts to set. After the cruise your guide will drop you back at your hotel in time for dinner.

Overnight: 3-star Chobe Safari Lodge, 4-star Chobe Game Lodge or 5-star Chobe Chilwero Lodge

Day 5: Kasane -- Victoria Falls – Johannesburg (B)
Relax over a leisurely breakfast and then check out of your hotel. Your guide will pick you up and transfer you to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg.

Customer Reviews

Tracy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day tour to Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park. We just loved it. We were taken care of every step of the way. Loved our luxurious accommodations. And the staff at each lodge was tremendously helpful and kind. We were sad to have to say good-bye to Botswana and Zimbabwe at the end of our 5 days. We look forward to exploring more of Africa in the future.

Linda E USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

This tour is fantastic! Victoria Falls are something incredible, and the game is prolific in Chobe. Definitely worth doing.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

We had a great experience booking this through Viator. Everything went smoothly, and we had such a memorable experience at the Falls. The Zimbabweans are so amazing considering how much difficulties their country is in. We weren't sure if we would be welcomed, or if there would be any issues given the political environment. But the worries were for naught, the people were incredibly welcoming, and the experience was simply incredible. Victoria Falls are simply stunning.

KEVIN V

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

Booking and receiving confirmation for this trip was the hardest travel arrangements I ever experienced. It took at least 10 calls, where each call resulted in at least ½ hour waiting to speak to a sales represented.
The booking confusion was frustrating at the least. Perhaps this was due to their coordination with the travel group in Africa. I never received a clear travel itinerary and luckily I decided to fly to Zimbabwe to see if the tour representatives would be on the ground to greet me.
Once on the ground in Zimbabwe and Botswana the tour itself was very rewarding as it is hard not to enjoy Victoria Falls as it is spectacular. Chobe National Park is full of animals and the guides professional so that part was amazing and well worth it. The accommodations were nice.
I am giving this a 4 star due to the frustration in the initial booking, otherwise it was well worth the price.

Edward E

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

highest rating organised so well thankyou.you have a client for future

Robert W

4 star rating: Recommended April 2010

Overall, an excellent package and accurate, flawless service from Viator and its local partners. Highlights your ground vendor in Zimbabwe Wild Horizons, and their coordinate partners in Zambia and Botswana executed perfectly. The personnel were polite, friendly and helpful. All of our complex transfers were spot on time all reservations were accurate, and accommodations were above expectation. Lowlights Tourist flow through Zim is still a bit thin. The wonderful old Vic Falls Hotel was full of charm, but not people. If I were to do this again, I'd opt for a livelier stay on the Zambia side at the Royal Livingstone or the Zambezi Sun. On the other hand, your choice for us of the Chobe Chilwero Lodge in Botswana was just perfect. Lowest light The Victoria Falls Airport is about the worst I've seen anywhere in the world. A profound failure of logic, customer service and creature comforts....none of this, of course, Viator's fault. Net...kudos all around for Viator, with a suggestion that you add a mirror version of this trip that starts in Zam rather than Zim.
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