Elephants at Sunset in Chobe River

Price From : ZAR 59720.00 (Per Person Sharing)

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Price is on a per person sharing basis and valid for travel ending 31 December 2019. We recommend this tour from May through to December. From December through to April water levels in the Zambezi make viewing the Falls very difficult. Spray volumes are too high and viewng points are flooded and dangerous.

 Overview

The famed Chobe National Park is one of the last places on earth that reminds us of a time when great herds of wildlife roamed Africa freely. Experience the sheer exhilaration of river borne and land based safaris in this wildlife haven. Combined with Victoria Falls where you will discover the spectacular Falls, one of the world’s natural wonders, and guided tours of the scenic iconic sights of Cape Town, this is truly a special southern african  journey that will stimulate your senses and spirit of wonder and adventure.

This tour starts off in Cape Town and includes 3 nights in the Mother City, 2 nights in Victoria Falls and 4 nights in Chobe. Our highly personalised service, extensive range of inclusions, together with airfares, and the very competitive price for the vacation value we offer, means that after arriving in South Africa there is little else you have to spend on. If arriving to Johannesburg you might like to stay over a few nights and we can add some of our popular Day Trips. Return flights to Cape Town are included, so if arriving to Cape Town and departing from there on your international flight we will include return flight to Victoria Falls from there but there might be a small cost difference.

Itinerary for This Tour

Day 1

Arrive at Johannesburg International (OR Tambo) Airport and connect for your flight to Cape Town from here. When you arrive at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by Mmilo Tours’ representative and transferred to the Portswood Hotel situated on the V&A Waterfront Cape Town's premier location for visitors.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure, possibly exploring in and around the V & A Waterfront . Here is the epicentre of all that goes on in Cape Town "The Tavern of the Seas". Here you will find the best restaurants, a world class aquarium, street performances, seagoing yachts coming to berth, the Robben Island Ferry terminal, and enjoy nice waalks along the quaysides and adjacent seashore.

 Overnight at the Portswood Hotel Bed & Breakfast

Day 2

A guided tour around the Cape Peninsula is in store for you today. Your expert tour guide will collect you from your hotel in the morning for this tour which exposes you to the stunning views of sea and mountains, for which the Cape Peninsula is world renowned.
You will drive over Chapmans Peak, one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of coastline, and visit the picturesque fishing harbour of Hout Bay at its foot. Then, on to Cape Point where the warm Mozambique Current and cold Benguela flow together, and where visitors say they can see the meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Walk up to the Point Lighthouse ( or take the Funicular Railcar) for the amazing 360 degree view of False Bay, the Atlantic coast and Cape Peninsula Mountains. Your guide will stop for you to have lunch if possible where fresh fish is served.
On your way back you will visit Boulders Beach and stroll with its famous African Penguins and the naval town of Simonstown and seaside resort of Fishhoek
Overnight Portswood Hotel Bed and Breakfast.

Day 3

It would be unthinkable to visit Cape Town without ascending the iconic Table Mountain. So, after breakfast this morning, your tour guide will collect you once again to transfer you to the Cable Station, from where he will catch the ride in the rotating cable car with you to the table-topped mountain summit. The views on ascent and from above, overlooking the city, its harbour and the sweep of sandy beaches to the west, are breathtakingly beautiful. The mountain itself is also a nature reserve and World Heritage Site, and the habitat of the unique Cape floral kingdom, one of only five in the world. Its indigenous vegetation ranges from the famous, colourful proteas to tiny flowering plants, afromontane forests and wetlands, some of it dating back 60 million years. You will also see the ““dassies” (rock Hyraxes) sunning themselves and scampering amongst the boulders.

After an early lunch snack or perhaps some refreshments at the cafe on the mountain, you will descend with your guide, who will transfer you back to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, possibly exploring the V&A Waterfront some more, or visiting some of the historical sites, many museums, the Castle or Company Gardens in the centre of the city, for  which transfers can be arranged.

Overnight Portswood Hotel Bed & Breakfast. 

Day 4

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport by your tour guide to catch your flight to Johannesburg International, from where you will connect with your flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.  
Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met, warmly welcomed and transferred to the Kingdom Hotel. From here you will have safe, daily access to the Victoria Falls, Mosi-Oa-Tunya (the local name for the Falls which translates as the “smoke that thunders”). You can walk there anytime you wish in about 10 minutes but we will arrange a guided tour to get you started. Stand and gaze at the wondrous full spread of the Main Falls, as you listen to the crashing sound of water into the gorge over 100 metres below, and watch clouds of spray flung skywards.The Falls look different at different times of the day depending on the light. Later on explore this very relaxed holiday village and find a place for dinner ( own expense).
Overnight at Kingdom Hotel Victoria Falls Hotel Bed & Breakfast

Optional Activities:

Boma Dinner, be transferred to a location near the river banks for an evening of local ethnic entertainment and a sumptuous banquet.

Day 5

After a morning and afternoon at leisure during which you may visit the Vic Falls once again if you wish on your own or avail of some of the optional activities suggested here for today join a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River and watch hippo's and crocodiles soaking up the last rays of the sun and other animals along the banks as you pass by in your cruiser.
Then afterwards catch a steam train ride, that recalls times gone by to the centre of the Falls Gorge Bridge for unequalled full frontal views of the Falls and have the famous "Train Dinner"
Overnight Kingdom Hotel Bed & Breakfast, Sundowner Drinks on Cruise and Colonial style Dinner on the Bridge Train 

Optional Activities:

Helicopter Ride over the Falls and adjacent game reserve
Microlight ride over the Falls
Visit the Zambian side of the Falls and possibly the Devils Pool if accessible where you can peer over the edge in your swimsuit.
Gorge Zipline, Zipline over the Zambezi River Gorge at a height of over a hundred metres above the river.

Day 6

After maybe a quick walk on your own to the Falls before breakfast and checking out, you will be met at the Kingdom Hotel by our representative and transferred to Kasane border post and to the Marina Chobe Lodge on the Chobe River in Botswana. After lunch, just relax for a while before going for first Chobe river borne safari in the Chobe National Park. Depart in the late afternoon on your river cruise and keep a sharp look out for that first swimming elephants to add their special magic to your experience.
Return to the lodge for dinner.
Overnight at the Chobe Marina Lodge, Dinner, Lunch, Bed & Breakfast

Day 7

Arise at the first light of dawn, have some refreshments served at the gathering point with other guests and board your game drive vehicle to embark on your first land based safari in the Chobe National Park. Every new day in these sublime surroundings will fill you with a new sense of wonder. Have your binoculars at the ready and keep a sharp lookout with your game ranger for lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and the wide variety of antelope and other iconic African mammals that inhabit the Chobe. You should have worked up a healthy appetite by the time you arrive back at the lodge for a hearty breakfast. After this you can relax for a while or take part in one of the optional activities suggested here.
Later in the afternoon, you might decide on another land based safari, or if it takes your fancy, another cruise in the Chobe National Park at sunset.
 
Overnight Chobe Marina Lodge, as per previous night

Optional Activities:

Cross the river in to Namibia and visit a local village
Tiger fishing. The Tiger Fish is on every anglers list.

Day 8

You will be awakened as dawn breaks, as will happen every morning, unless you decide differently and refreshments will be served prior to your sunrise departure for your next safari. Explore Chobe National Park in search of the lion, leopard and other species of wildlife, encountering large herds of elephant and buffalo.
Your game ranger will go out of his way on every single drive to give you the best game viewing experience and incredible photographic opportunities. After your safari game drive, enjoy a leisurely breakfast served to the busy morning sights and sounds of the Chobe River.
 
After lunch, you can venture forth again on another informative game drive safari. Tea and coffee will be served before your departure on your journey of discovery.
 
Overnight Chobe Marina Lodge, as per previous night

Day 9

Awake to a new dawn in the tranquil surroundings of your lodge and a heightened sense of anticipation of the adventure that awaits you. You may decide to go on another game drive safari, or simply have a lie in this morning.
After breakfast, perhaps a swim and then lunch to be followed by a sunset game safari experience. Your game ranger will always have something new to show you, which is not difficult in this wilderness with its abundant diversity.
 
Overnight Chobe Marina Lodge, as per previous night

Day 10

Today, you will bid Chobe Marina Lodge and its staff farewell, but there is time for one last safari. After your game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred from your lodge by the Mmilo Tours representative, at mid day to Kasane airport for your flight back to Johannesburg or Cape Town.
You will have access to an international lounge at the Johannesburg International Airport, to relax and enjoy a snack whilst you await the departure of your flight back home. We are sure that you will have much to reminisce about at the end of this tour, and will have been enriched by your experiences.
Breakfast
End of Tour.

Tour Notes

Included in Price

  • 9 Nights luxury 4 star accommodation as indicated in itinerary
  • Full Board as indicated at the Chobe Marina Lodge
  • Bed & Breakfast at the Kingdom Hotel, as indicated 
  • Bed & Breakfast at the Portswood on the V&A Waterfiront, as indicated
  • Local and International flights Johannesburg - Cape Town - Cape Town -Johannesburg –Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls – Johannesburg
  • Meet Greet and Transfer in airconditioned vehicles from Cape Town International airport to hotel and back
  • Meet, greet and transfer from Victoria Falls airport to Kingdom Hotel in air conditioned vehicle
  • Transfer from Kingdom Hotel to Chobe Marina Lodge in air conditioned vehicle
  • Transfer from Chobe Marina Lodge to Victoria Falls Airport in air conditioned vehicle
  • Guided tour of Table Mountain, including cable car fee
  • Fully Guided Peninsula Day Tour, including all entrance fees and Lunch.
  • Two safaris per day at Chobe boat/open safari vehicle.
  • One guided tour of the Falls
  • A sunset cruise on the Zambezi River and transfers with selected drinks and snacks.
  • River gorge train ride and dinner.
  • Government Park Levys
  • Daily entrance fees to Chobe National Park
  
Costs Excluded
  •  Flights other than those mentioned.
  • All passport and Visa fees excluded
  • All beverages excluded, except for tea and coffee with meals and sundowner cruise selected drinks
  • Travel and Medical Insurance excluded
  • All cost of a personal nature, eg. laundry, telephones excluded
  • Departure Tax excluded if applicable
  • All Optional Activities you may decide to engage in as described in itinerary

 

Accommodation Note: All the hotels and lodges will be as reflected in this itinerary, but if for reasons beyond the control of Mmilo Tours this is not possible, they will be replaced with establishments of the same quality and star grading.

All our tours and packages are subject to availability at the time of booking and payment. 

Accommodation for this Tour

The Portswood Hotel
Region : Western Cape - Greater Cape Town and Peninsula

The Portswood Hotel is in a most desirable location for the discerning visitor to Cape Town.

Chobe Marina Lodge
Not yet graded
Region : -

The Chobe Marina Lodge, in the North Eastern corner of Botswana, bordering onto Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia, is ideally located for your Chobe National Park river borne and land safari.

The Kingdom at Victoria Falls
Region : -

A mere five minutes’ walk from one of the seven natural wonders of the world, The Kingdom at Victoria Falls, is a modern tribute to the allure of ancient Africa.