Victoria Falls & the Lower Zambezi
• Victoria Falls • Lower Zambezi National Park
With a scenic mountain backdrop of the valley escarpment and nearly 4 km of unspoiled river frontage, Royal Zambezi Lodge is perfectly positioned for exploration of the Lower Zambezi. A spacious but intimate privately owned lodge, Royal Zambezi offers the ultimate in luxury and cuisine while enjoying and participating closely in the sights and sounds of the African wilderness. The central building and individual private suites are designed to let nature play a leading role in ensuring the relaxed pace and magical experiences enjoyed by guests.
Directly from the lodge, you can be whisked away on water-based safaris where you'll see large numbers of hippo, elephant, crocodile and a wide variety of incredible birdlife. Open 4x4 vehicle safaris are also offered, where you will search out the leopard, lion, zebra, buffalo and much more. Big game fishing catch and release is also an option - this area is home to one of the worlds' most prized, the tiger fish, among others. In the evening meet at the famous Sausage Tree bar over the river, or the open air pool, to tell stories of sightings during the day, or the one that got away!
After your safari, spend two nights at the majestic Victoria Falls - the largest curtain of falling water in the world at nearly 2 km plunging into a gorge more than 100 m below. The sight is absolutely awe inspiring and no photo can capture the full picture!
Day 1: Lusaka > Lower Zambezi Upon arrival in Lusaka, check in for your short light aircraft flight to Lower Zambezi. Enjoy four nights at the Royal Zambezi Lodge, located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River - the fourth longest in Africa - and directly opposite the Mana Pools World Heritage Site. Water based activities include canoeing, boating and fishing with open vehicle game drives and walking is also offered. Luxurious thatched suites nestle under mature trees offering complete privacy, and are impeccably finished in natural tones with understated elegance.
Days 2 - 4: Lower Zambezi Spend your days with included safaris, fishing, canoeing and bush walks while during down time the Bush Spa offers the ultimate indulgence to restore body, mind and spirit. The lodge's infinity pool invites you to relax and unwind all the while overlooking the river spotting snorting hippo and elephant going about their daily life.
Day 5: Lower Zambezi > Victoria Falls A short light aircraft flight to Livingstone, then transfer to Victoria Falls. Spend two nights at the grand Edwardian-style Victoria Falls Hotel, characterised by its 110 year old history as a luxury icon of Africa. A tour of the falls on the Zambian side before you cross over into Zimbabwe, is included.
Day 6: Victoria Falls Today is at leisure to explore the Victoria Falls, via a private pathway from your hotel to the falls entrance just a few minutes' walk. Other additional optional activities may be organised for you in advance.
Day 7: Victoria Falls Departure transfer for your onward flights.
• Independent tour with expert safari guides and local guides • 6 night's 5-star accommodation • Transfers and transport • Sightseeing as indicated • Light aircraft domestic flights • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs Fridays 1 Apr - 30 Nov
Fridays 1 Apr - 30 Nov
Booking conditions • Airport taxes of approximately US$21 per person are payable directly
• Single price is based on travelling with others in your party but staying in a single room
• Prices for solo travellers on request
• Airport taxes of approximately US$21 per person are payable directly • Single price is based on travelling with others in your party but staying in a single room • Prices for solo travellers on request