What an incredible opportunity awaits the visitor to “Mosi oa-Tunya”, the incredible wonder of this natural world with an amazing town and world famous landmark – the Victoria Falls is a town in western Zimbabwe and a gateway to the massive waterfall of the same name. Here, the Zambezi River plummets over a cliff and into the Boiling Pot before flowing through a series of gorges. The Devil’s Pool, a natural infinity pool, is on the edge of a sheer drop. Victoria Falls on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia has some of the most breath taking views you’ll ever encounter on the African continent. Spanning the river is 1905 Victoria Falls Bridge. The town is known for its grade 5 rapids where white water rafting and kayaking are done.
The Victoria Falls is one of the most popular attractions in Southern Africa, where you can explore the African wilderness as Dr. Livingstone did so many years ago. The town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe lies on the southern bank of the Zambezi River at the western end of the Victoria Falls themselves. It is connected by road and railway to Hwange (109 km away) and Bulawayo (440 km away), both to the south-east.
The settlement began in 1901 when the possibility of using the waterfall for hydro-electric power was explored, and expanded when the railway from Bulawayo reached the town shortly before the Victoria Falls Bridge was opened in April 1905, connecting Zimbabwe to what is now Zambia. It became the principal tourism centre for the Falls, experiencing economic booms from the 1930s to the 1960s and in the 1980s and early 1990s.
With football being the communities most popular sport encouraging many football teams, some of which, play in the first division. There have been legendary teams like Zimbabwe Sun Rovers, Intundla, Makasa Sun Casino, Guyu, Burning Spear, Sprayview, Mawema and The Young Warriors which was coached by legendary ABernie. This team produced some exceptional players and some played overseas while others played for some premiership sides.
Victoria Falls Rugby Club which started at the farm school playing touch rugby was strengthened and so played a few touring international sides at Elephant Hills Hotel. They participated at the Victoria Falls Rugby 10s in 1999 where South African, Scottish, Zambian and Kenyan teams played. There is also a good golf course at Elephant Hills Hotel.
According to the 2012 Population Census, the town had a population of 33,060. Victoria Falls Airport is located 18km south of the town and has international services to Johannesburg and Namibia.
Upon arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport you are met by a hotel representative for your road transfer to your welcoming establishment, complete with an easy check-in and your luggage delivered to your en-suite unit affording you time for a leisurely lunch over-looking the pool area. The lodge is located in Victoria Falls 25km from the airport, nestling on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river within the periphery of the Zambezi National Park. The imaginative architecture with its sweeping curve of grass thatch blends well with the lush green lawns.
Few places offer the dramatic sunsets that you’ll find on the Zambezi River with plumes of spray and wildlife completing the scene. The sunset cruise on the Zambezi River is a definite must on any trip to Victoria Falls. Relax with a sundowner and snacks as you gaze out onto the banks of the river. Have your camera ready to capture the amazing sunsets in Africa.
You’ll be sure to spot wildlife as they come down to the river for a drink after a hot day in the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwe) our visitors often encounter sightings of elephant, giraffe and other resident game. There’s always an abundance of hippos and crocodiles. Birdlife is superb and the Fish eagles’ will complete the scene with their familiar calls.
Cruises are available daily on request for breakfast, lunch, sunset and dinner and last for approximately 2 to 3 hours. Included in your rate at an additional would be $805 per person for an incredible weekend writing a new chapter in the book of life!
|Total for Tour based on 2 Adults on half board basis||
Your Mosi oa Tunya Magic Package includes;
- 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard river facing room
- Breakfast & Lunch daily
- Road transfer from the airport to the lodge or vice versa
- Inclusive of Vat & Tourism Levy
Your Mosi oa Tunya Magic Package excludes;
- Beverages throughout your stay to be settled at departure please.
- Additional meals not specified above – please advise if you’d prefer a pre-booked meal plan as well as the prescribed available activities
- Sunset cruise $60.00 per person
- Tour of the falls $55.00 per person
- Boma dinner $45.00 per person &
- Full day Chobe day trip $165.00 per person
This Quote is valid till 31 December 2017.
- All rates are subject to final availability at the time of booking and any further rate adjustments due to exchange rate fluctuations, annual increases and other uncontrollable circumstances.
- African Chapter Tours are insured for public and passenger liabilities in incidences where this might be applicable.
- African Chapter Tours abide to an environmentally conscious programme for the development of conservation in all aspects of tourism which this package includes.
- Errors and omissions excluded
- Cancellation policies apply once written confirmation of acceptance is received. Any no shows will be charged for in full