Short Safari: Chobe & the Falls

7 days
FROM £ 1955

Short Safari: Chobe & the Falls

Combine three days exploring at the world famous Victoria Falls with three nights on safari when you can see the famous elephants of Chobe National Park in Botswana.

There are many activities to enjoy around the Falls - both on the river and on land - raft, cruise, canoe, or walk and safari. What you see at the Falls themselves depends largely on the time of year you decide to visit.

From March - May the Falls are usually full of water following the long rains (Green Season) and much of the normal view is obliterated by the spectacular volume of spray generated by the water gushing over the top. During full flood the spray can rise as much as 450 metres into the air and the thundering noise is something really special. You also have the chance to see the mysterious lunar rainbow, when light from the full moon is refracted through the spray of the Falls. The Victoria Falls Rainforest opens specially on full moon nights to allow visitors to walk the pathways hugging the Falls and to view the lunar rainbow. It’s a magical experience and usually occurs from March through to June.

From June through to October the water levels recede as each month goes by until November when the Falls can be reduced to a trickle, or even left completely dry. July and August are considered the prime months for seeing the Falls as there's usually just the right amount of water.

The Falls remain dry until the arrival of the long rains which usually set in between December and March and the cycle begins again.

The Real World Conservation Trust (formerly Real Africa Trust) works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness as well as raising funds for specific projects. Partners include Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino, The Sheldrick Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana and Animals saving Animals. You can find out more on our Conservation pages. On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust. Our aim is to raise awareness about the plight of endangered species and to promote sustainable, socially responsible travel which benefits the wildlife and communities you choose to visit. The Trust's current campaign, Explorers against Extinction has successfully raised enough money to fund a brand new canine unit for Rhino Conservation Botswana. Two pups are currently in training with Animals saving Animals to be deployed to Botswana in summer 2018 as rhino protection dogs. Visit our News and Conservation pages for more info.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1 - 3

Victoria Falls
On arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport collect your visa (US$55.00 per person), luggage and clear customs. In the Public Arrivals Halls, you will be met and transferred to Masuwe Lodge. Following check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure to relax. One activity per day is included and you can choose between: Tour of the Falls, 1 x Victoria Falls Town transfer per day, an informal tour of the town, guided walk, game drive in the Chamabonda National Park or on the Masuwe property and a Zambezi Reflections Cruise.

DAY 4 - 6

Chobe Game Reserve
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred by road to Muchenje Lodge in the Chobe Forest Reserve overlooking the Chobe River. The lodge is in an ideal location to explore Chobe. Unlimited game activities include: game drives, game walks, night drives, boat cruise including full day activity and a Muchenje Village Visit The park is divided into four distinctly different eco systems: Serondela with its lush plains and dense forests in the Chobe River area in the extreme north-east; the Savuti Marsh in the west; the Linyanti Swamps in the north-west and the hot dry hinterland in between. A major feature of Chobe National Park is the elephant population currently estimated at around 120,000. The Chobe elephant are migratory, making seasonal movements of up to 200 km from the Chobe and Linyanti rivers, where they concentrate in the dry season, to the pans in the southeast of the park, to which they disperse in the rains.


After breakfast you will head to Kasane Airport for your flight home.
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  • Accommodation on all inclusive basis
  • All detailed transfers
  • All game activities and park entrance fees on safari
  • One activity a day in Vic Falls at Masuwe Lodge
  • The services of our offices in Zimbabwe, Botswana and the UK with 24/7 contact details
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, meals not specified, driver/guide tips, gratuities, any items of a personal nature,
entrance fee to Victoria Falls (US$30.00 per person per visit),
Zimbabwe visa fee

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £1,955 (low season); from £2,565 (high season)
  • This trip is available all year round
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation, safaris and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

International Flights   We are ATOL bonded and can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

Family Option (based on 2 adults and 2 children aged 8 - 12 yrs):

From £8,825 per family (travelling in Low Season Jan - March 2018) to £10,495 (travelling in High Season Jul - Oct 2018). You stay in the Family Nest (private accommodation) in Masuwe Lodge and in a family chalet at Muchenje.

Ultimate Upgrade Option:

You can upgrade this tour staying at the fabulous 5* properties Elephant Camp in Victoria Falls and Ngoma Safari Lodge in Chobe.

From £2,270 per person sharing (travelling in Low Season Jan - March 2018) to £3,170 per person sharing (travelling in High Season Jul - Oct 2018)

Popular Victoria Falls excursions:

Sunset Cruise - £75.00 per person

Private Guided Tour of Victoria Falls - £65.00 per person

Helicopter 'flight of angels' over the falls - £145.00 per person (12 – 13 mins)

Extensions - you can add on stays in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Cape Town, Mozambique, Mauritius and the Seychelles - just ask us for details.

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