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Ultimate Victoria Falls with Siankaba IslandsZambia

From £3,109 per person for 7 nights
Lesser-visited Zambia makes for an incredible African adventure. From wildlife-watching to bungee jumping, embrace all this area has to offer on an action-packed trip.

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Summary

Zambia, Africa

Wider than Niagara and taller than Iguazu, the Victoria Falls have all the drama and impact of their much-visited counterparts– but considerably less crowds. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, they’re just the beginning of a long list of action-packed attractions in Zambia, from the gloriously opulent Livingstone Express steam train to national parks packed with hippo, crocodile and elephant and incredible lodges on islands in the Zambezi. Well organised activities mean you can view wildlife from a completely different angle – whether it’s cruising along by boat or downwards by bungee.


What makes this experience awesome:

  • Private holiday with personal guides and private transport included
  • Cruise the Zambezi at sunset, while animals drink from its waters
  • Walk with cheetahs, at an extraordinary wildlife conservation project
  • Bungee jump, then fly, over the Victoria Falls on a heart-in-mouth adventure
  • Spot crocodile, lion, elephant and hippo in Chobe National Park
  • Feast on a slap-up dinner on classic steam train the Livingstone Express
  • Cast off into the Zambezi for a stay at an incredible private island hideaway


This adventure packs mixes adrenalin-highs with total relaxation over the course of ten days. You won’t just see the Victoria Falls alongside your private guide – you’ll helicopter high above them and bungee towards them on a 111-metre fall. Combined these adrenaline-fuelled activities with excellent game viewing in world-famous Chobe National Park, walking with cheetahs at a sanctuary for orphaned big cats, a lazy sunset cruise along the mighty Zambezi and a slap-up dinner as you travel by steam train through Zambia’s stunning landscapes, and you have the makings of a truly unforgettable experience. . Top off the trip with time in a hotel spread over two incredible private islands in the middle of the Zambezi. Dotted with just seven luxe lodges with dramatic views over the river, Islands of Siankaba river lodge is the perfect place for end-of-holiday indulgence.

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To get our mini brochure for this holiday please click here, and we will email you a PDF copy.


For UK Government travel advice on this destination see: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice


Prices for departures to 30th October include a 20% Pioneers Club discount and are subject to Pioneers Club terms & conditions. Click here for more information about the Pioneers Club.

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Full Itinerary

Itinerary

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To get our mini brochure for this holiday please click here, and we will email you a PDF copy.


Day One: Straight to safari

Welcome to Zambia. It’s an easy transfer to your lodge for the night – around 20 minutes by private car. Depending on your category of accommodation, you’ll spend the next four nights at:

Classic Hotel : Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge, in a great position between the falls and Livingstone Town, with stunning river views from its restaurant. Bed and breakfast is included with this option.

Premium Hotel : The luxurious David Livingstone Safari Lodge, with its incredible views over the falls from a privileged position in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Dinner, bed and breakfast is included with this option.

You’ll have time to check-in and refresh, then you’ll enjoy a cruise along the Zambezi river as the sun sets and the animals come to the water for their last drink of the day. As the sky darkens from rose to deep purple, watch silhouetted birds flit across it and hear the soothing sound of the water below. You’ll then return to your chosen lodge for the night.

Overnight at your chosen lodge

Meals included: None (Dinner, with the David Livingstone Lodge option).

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Day Two: Big cats and bungees

After breakfast, you’ll have the chance of a lifetime to walk with cheetah. During this unique experience, you’ll visit the Mukuni Research Centre, which has an ongoing cheetah conservation programme. After a safety briefing, you’ll spend an hour with cheetahs who have been rescued by the programme, walking them on leads, playing with them and learning more about the species. You’ll get as close as possible to these beautiful creatures. Afterwards, you’ll return to your lodge for lunch, and then visit the majestic Victoria Falls with a private guide. Named as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and called ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ in the local language, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world and a sight of epic proportions. Take in its hugeness and then prepare to tackle it – from the Victoria Falls Bungee Bridge. As you ready yourself to jump, you’ll see spectacular views of the Zambezi River flowing into the Batoka Gorge, right on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe; then you’ll head 111 metres down on a bungee rope, on a never-to-be-forgotten leap into the unknown.

Overnight at your chosen lodge

Meals included: Dependent on lodge choice

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Day Three: Safari in Chobe

It’s an early start this morning, as you travel across the border to Botswana’s first national park, Chobe. Due to a high concentration of wildlife, this is one of the best places to view animals in the world, especially lion and elephant. You’ll get there by boat along the Zambezi River, passing the point where four countries meet (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia), and then you’ll transfer onto a River Safari along the Chobe River. Relax with drinks and snacks as you drift past groups of hippo, huge crocodiles and gigantic flocks of birds, then disembark for lunch at a lodge overlooking the river. Afterwards, you’ll head out into the Chobe National Park by open-top vehicle, spotting darting impala and strolling elephant on a game drive, before returning to your lodge in Zambia for the night.

Overnight at your chosen lodge

Meals included: Dependent on lodge choice

Hipppoo


Day Four: High time

It’s your last full day at the lodge and you’ll end on a high, on an incredible trip above the falls – by microlight or helicopter. You can choose whether to soar serenely or hover by heli: both are incredible experiences.* There is no better way to grasp the scale of the falls than soaring above them, taking in the Zambezi River and huge gorges that lead up to them as you cut through watery mist. You’ll return to your lodge for lunch, then it’s all aboard the luxurious Livingstone Express in the late afternoon. You’ll savour sundowners followed by a silver service dinner on this classic steam train, as you leave the outskirts of Livingstone bound for the falls, spotting wildlife en route.

*Helicopter flights require a minimum of two passengers. Microlight flights are available for single travellers.

Overnight at your chosen lodge

Meals included: Dependent on lodge choice.

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Day Five to Seven: Island life

You’ll be picked up from your Livingstone hotel and driven to the Islands of Siankaba Lodge, a hotel with just seven luxe lodges spread across two private islands in the middle of the Zambezi (some are even connected by rope bridges across the water!). No other hotel we’ve visited matches its get-away-from-it-all feel. Spend the next three nights here on an all-inclusive basis, enjoying excellent African cuisine that’s served in the atmospheric restaurant or out in the bush under a milkwood-tree canopy. A variety of fantastic activities are also included in your stay – including a visit to Victoria Falls, a trip to the local nursery school, sunset cruises, guided nature walks, fishing, an island picnic lunch, bicycling through bamboo trails, visits to a local village and shopping for curios in the market. But you might just like to spend time in the spa, pad across the rope bridges that connect the two islands, and take in the incredible sunsets from your lodge.

Siankaba


Day Eight: Farewell Zambia

It’s time to leave this incredible country with some fantastic memories. Take a private transfer to Livingstone Airport, ready for your flight home. 

Homeeeeeeee

International flights are not included


Accommodation

Classic - Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge 

Premium - David Livingstone Safari Lodge

You will get a choice of hotel options for the duration of your experience:

Classic ★★★

Classic hotels provide mid-range accommodation (minimum three-star rated), with comfortable rooms and private facilities. We’ve selected these hotels based on positive client feedback.

Premium ★★★★

Premium hotels are typically upper mid range (usually four star), with more amenities than our classic choices. They all have comfortable rooms with private facilities and have received good client feedback.

Deluxe ★★★★★

Deluxe hotels are luxury hotels with excellent facilities and service, usually categorised as 4.5 or 5 star. Clients rate them extremely highly.

When booking an experience, please remember that the hotel category you select is for the whole holiday. The table below displays the hotels listed for each category. Please note that the actual hotel selection will be driven by availability at time of booking.


What's included:

  • Private English-speaking guides unless stated otherwise 
  • Private transfers unless stated otherwise 
  • Meals as listed 
  • All game drives and park entry fees 
  • Mandatory taxes and service fees 
  • Victoria Falls bungee jump
  • Microlight or helicopter flight over Victoria Falls

What's not included:

  • International flights to/from experience: call 0208 432 0885 for AX specially negotiated flight rates
  • Tips for guides, drivers and other staff 
  • Any visa, customs, airport taxes or similar charges before or after the holiday and during border crossings during your experience 
  • Drinks during meals unless stated otherwise 
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry 

What to pack:

  • Binoculars 
  • Camera 
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen 
  • Mosquito repellent 
  • A fleece or jacket for early mornings and evenings 
  • Cool, comfortable clothes


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GETTING THERE 

Typical return Economy flights from London cost around £800 per person and take approximately 16 hours depending on exact flight configurations and layover times. 

Experience start point: Livingstone (LVI). Arrive by lunchtime.

End point: Livingstone (LVI).


Prices for departures to 30th October include a 20% Pioneers Club discount and are subject to Pioneers Club terms & conditions. Click here for more information about the Pioneers Club.


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