Gorges Lodge

5

Days

For this tour you would need to book your international flights to arrive and depart from Johannesburg unless you select one of the below safari or tour extensions.

Your tour highlights:


  • Soweto Tour

  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

  • Victoria Falls Walking Tour

Recommended Extensions:


  • Chobe - Botswana

  • Okavango Delta

  • Cape Town

Included:


  • “Meet & Greet” on arrival at the airport

  • Tourism levies, taxes, fees & service charges

  • Flights:

                       Johannesburg to Victoria Falls /

                       Victoria Falls to Johannesburg

                       Local airline taxes & fuel surcharges

                       Checked luggage

  • 3 to 4 Star accommodations: 3 Nights

  • 6 Meals: 3 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners

  • All local transfers & transport

  • Professional English-speaking guide - transfers & tours

  • Conservation & entrance fees per itinerary

Day 1:


Depart for South Africa on an overnight flight to arrive the next morning. If this is not convenient or you can get a better deal, if you book an earlier flight, then please let us know and we will plan accordingly.


Day 2:


Your guide will meet you upon your morning arrival in Johannesburg at O R Tambo International Airport. From here we depart for a short township tour of Soweto for a glimpse of neighbourhood life and to reflect on the apartheid history of South Africa. This vibrant city is home to a host of interesting attractions, such as the Twin Towers and Freedom Square, as well as Vilakazi Street which is the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize recipients resided, namely Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the great Nelson Mandela. Included in this tour is a visit to the Nelson Mandela “Matchbox” House Museum and then the Apartheid Museum. You might like to get a bite to eat at the Truth Café found at the museum complex. Afternoon check-in at our charming little lodge found on the East Rand. Dinner can be enjoyed at the lodge. Overnight in Johannesburg.


Accommodation:  Journey’s Inn Africa Guest Lodge

Meals:  Dinner


Included Activity:


  • SOWETO Tour


Day 3 & 4:


We will transfer you after breakfast to Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International for you to catch your flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, where you will be met on your arrival. Transfer to your lodge found on the outskirts of the town of Victoria Falls. After check-in and some time at leisure, you join a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Beverages and snacks are included on this excursion. This experience will undoubtedly be one of your highlights on this tour, as there are not many better ways to reflect on how good life can be than to be floating along the mighty Zambezi River, watching the sun set over Africa, whilst sipping a refreshing drink. The next day after breakfast you join a guided tour for a visit to the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World”. The falls was named after Queen Victoria by Dr David Livingstone, who was the first European to view the falls on 16 November 1855. This powerful cascade of water, which stretches a mile wide and flows thunderously into a 360 feet deep gorge, is known to the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning “The Smoke that Thunders”. There will be time after the tour to explore the open air art & craft market and / or to join our recommended optional excursion, as well as to get a bite to eat before returning to your lodge for a relaxing afternoon away from the hustle & bustle of Victoria Falls town. Gorges Lodge, built on the edge of the Batoka Gorge, is famous for its spectacular views over the gorge and the rushing waters of the mighty Zambezi River below. Dinners can be enjoyed at your lodges’ restaurant.


Accommodation:  Gorges Lodge

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner


Included Activities:


  • Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River

  • Victoria Falls Walking Tour


Optional Activity:


  • “Flight of Angels” - a helicopter safari and flight over the Victoria Falls


Day 5:


Following a leisurely morning and breakfast, we will transfer you back to the Victoria Falls Airport for you to catch your onward flight or transfer you to your next destination, as per your selected safari or tour extension.


Accommodation:  None

Meals:  Breakfast