Kasane – Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia
Leaving Kasane, we board the ferry to cross the merging Chobe and Zambezi Rivers into Zambia. Previously known as Northern Rhodesia, Zambia derived its name from the Zambezi River at independence that came in 1964. The Zambezi is the fourth longest river in all of Africa, following the Nile, Congo and Niger, and is also the largest, flowing into the Indian Ocean. We make a visit to the Victoria Falls today. At various times of the year, the spray from this mighty waterfall can be seen from up to 30 kilometres away, giving it the local name ‘Mosi oa Tunya’ meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’. Amongst the excitement of this excursion, don’t forget your raincoat to protect you and your camera from delightful splashes of water.
We set up at the Waterfront located on the banks of the Zambezi River which is just a few kilometres from Victoria Falls and the small town of Livingstone. The accommodation itself is tremendous and it is there that we will be given a full briefing that provides any information on all activities in the area (including rafting, canoeing, bungee jumping, abseiling, gorge swinging, elephant and horse riding, scenic flights, river cruises, etc.), allowing you to plan out your time accordingly.
PLEASE NOTE: For the sake of practicality, meals in the Livingstone/Victoria Falls area are restricted to breakfasts only. This allows you to take on half or full day activities (several of which include lunch) without being rushed back for group mealtimes. The Waterfront restaurant overlooks the stunning Zambezi River and offers a fine selection of reasonably priced meals and snacks throughout the day (allow US $15 – $30 per meal). Unwind and enjoy these couple of days at your own leisure or, alternatively, feel free to catch a taxi or free shuttle into Livingstone.
The following day we indulge in one last delicious breakfast with our group this morning before our trip officially comes to an end. For other travelers continuing they have the day to explore.
Trip Highlights: Ferry crossing the Chobe/Zambezi River confluence, Victoria Falls visit
Accommodation: Waterfront – Twin share accommodation with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast (All)
Distance Covered: +/-80kms
Approximate Driving Time: 1.5 hours
Optional Activities: Bungee jumping US$160, Full day abseil US$180, Mosi Oa Tunya National Park game walk US$110, Chief Mikumi village tour US$50, gorge swing US$95, Zambezi jet boat and cable car US$120, Half day canoe US$110, Zambezi sunset cruise US$85, Full day white water rafting US$160, Helicopter/ Microlight flights from US$ 170, half day fishing US$145, Bridge Tour US$65