Chobe Marina Lodge

7

Days

For this safari 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

  • Chobe National Park

  • Chobe River Sunset Cruise

  • Open Vehicle Safaris

Recommended Extensions:


  • Okavango Delta

  • Cape Town

Included:


  • “Meet & Greet” on arrival at the airport

  • Tourism levies, taxes, fees & service charges

  • Flights:

                       Johannesburg to Victoria Falls /

                       Kasane to Johannesburg

                       Local airline taxes & fuel surcharges

                       Checked luggage

  • 3 to 4 Star accommodations: 5 Nights

  • 10 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 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 a charming lodge found on the East Rand. Dinner can be enjoyed at the lodge. Overnight in Johannesburg.


Accommodation:  Kempton Park - Johannesburg

Meals:  Dinner


Included Activity:


  • SOWETO Tour


Day 3 & 4:


We’ll 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”. The rest of the day is yours to explore the town of Victoria Falls independently with its numerous open air art & craft markets, galleries and shops selling detailed wood carvings, artistic local stone sculptures, beaded jewellery and authentic pieces of African art, or you could consider joining one or more of our recommended optional excursions.Both evenings in Victoria Falls are at leisure and dinners can be enjoyed at your lodge’s restaurant or at a restaurant of your choice found in or near town.


Accommodation:  Victoria Falls

Meals:  Breakfast


Included Activities:


  • Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River

  • Guided walking tour of Victoria Falls


Optional Activities:


  • Elephant back safari

  • Walking with the lions

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


Day 5:


After breakfast and a relaxing morning, we will transfer you to Botswana and your lodge found in the town of Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and overlooking a stretch of land in Namibia known as the Caprivi Strip. Chobe Marina Lodge with its charming thatch buildings and warm inviting atmosphere is one of a few hotels that makes travelling to the beautiful country of Botswana all the more special. This north-eastern region of Botswana is recognized for its large herds of elephant and Cape buffalo, as well as its prolific birdlife and the abundance of game such as hippo, crocodile, sable antelope, red lechwe and puku antelope. Arrive in time for lunch and a sunset cruise on the Chobe River which takes you into the Chobe National Park, allowing you the possibility to get “up close and personal” with an array of animals and birds. Evening at leisure. Dinner will be served at the lodge’s restaurant. Overnight on the fringe of the Chobe National Park.


Accommodation:  Chobe Marina Lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Included Activity:


  • Sunset river cruise on the Chobe River


Day 6:


Discover the Chobe National Park and “Big 4” animal country on an early morning open vehicle safari. Return for breakfast where you then have the rest of the day to relax at the lodge with its beautiful setting along the Chobe River or join an optional excursion. This afternoon you head back into the Chobe National Park on a sunset open vehicle safari. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Kasane - Botswana.


Accommodation:  Chobe Marina Lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Included Activities:


  • Early morning open vehicle safari into the Chobe National Park

  • Sunset open vehicle safari into the Chobe National Park


Optional Activities:


  • Tiger fishing on the Chobe River

  • Visit a cultural village in Namibia


Day 7:


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


Accommodation:  None

Meals:  Breakfast