Introduction Day 1: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Livingstone (Victoria Falls) Livingstone (Victoria Falls) Located a few kilometres from the Zambezi River in southwestern Zambia, the bustling town of Livingstone is famous as the home of the magnificent Victoria Falls. One of the original natural wonders of the world, the World Heritage Site is known locally […]
Day 1: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
Located a few kilometres from the Zambezi River in southwestern Zambia, the bustling town of Livingstone is famous as the home of the magnificent Victoria Falls. One of the original natural wonders of the world, the World Heritage Site is known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. This spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial whitewater rafting in the world. Visitors can hike around the falls or try ziplining or the bridge swing. Those seeking more leisurely activities can take sunset cruises along the river, with champagne and snacks included, meander through the vibrant local Livingstone Market, or discover the region’s history and archeology at the Livingstone Museum.
Overnight: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, 12km upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls. Named after Dr. David Livingstone’s faithful friends Sussi and Chuma, the lodge is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Zambezi amidst Jackalberry trees and Phoenix palms, providing unrivalled views and exclusivity. Accommodation is in twelve Sussi tree-houses, connected by wooden walkways and two private Chuma houses, each with two bedrooms.
Activities: Game Drive
The diversity of the vegetation at Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park supports a wide range of wildlife such as giraffe, zebra, sable, impala and predators such as leopard, cheetah, wildcat and others. One of the many highlights for many visitors is the sighting of one or more of the endangered rhino.
Day 2: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
Activities: Morning Canoeing
Canoe Safari is a luxurious mobile camp where you leave camp with the sunrise and leisurely canoe your way to the next camp. Floating into camp with the sunset you will find an ice cold drink, hot shower and dinner being prepared. This 3 night, 4 day safari follows the Zambezi River through the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Canoeing offers guests a unique way of viewing game, you can glide up to elephants crossing the Zambezi and watch game coming down to the Rive to drink. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy a two hour canoeing excursion on the Zambezi River. The canoeing trip can be done in the morning or afternoon. The activity will start from the lodge and can be combined with either a game drive or a boat cruise. Canoeing is offered all year but is weather dependent. Dry bags will be provided for valuables. Minimum age is 15 years.’
Day 3: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
Activities: Morning Guided tour of the Falls. Afternoon African Queen Sunset Cruise
Guided tour of the Falls
A view of the Victoria Falls is something you will never forget and the best way to see them is on a guided tour. Discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. These tours are extremely informative and end with a visit to the local art and crafts centre.
African Queen Sunset Cruise
The African Cruise Company fleet is made up of the impressive African Queen, a triple deck 70 foot catamaran and the slightly smaller, but equally luxurious, African Princess. Both offer the charming combination of panoramic views of the mighty Zambezi River at various times of the day and gracious hospitality – creating unforgettable experiences that will take you back to an era when time stood still.
Perfect for celebrating life’s milestones, these cruises are ideal function venues, so make sure to find out more about hosting your business event or special occasion. Arguably the best sunset cruise Victoria Falls has to offer, a trip on the African Queen or African Princess are without a doubt a bucket-list Zambian experience.
In the fading twilight hours, take a sunset cruise. Heed the call of Africa while sipping traditional cocktails and enjoying tasty snacks. The transfer will collect you at 15h30 in winter and 16h00 in the summer months in time for the cruise departures at 16h00 in winter and 16h30 in summer. Following this most memorable of experiences, you will be transferred back to your hotel between 18h30 and 19h00.
Day 4: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
Activities: Mosi-Oa-Tunya Walking Safari, Mukuni Village Tour
Mosi-Oa-Tunya Walking Safari
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone – Walking Safari
Enjoy a 3 hour leisurely walk in the Mosi-oa-Tunya Park led by a professional guide and Park Scout. Experience up-close encounters with the endangered White Rhino and other wildlife, including Buffalo, Hippo, Impala and Warthog. The extensive knowledge of the Guide is not just about the many species of animals and birds but also about the wide variety of trees and plant life along with their local medicinal properties and uses. (not all animal sightings can be guaranteed)
Mukuni Village Tour
Mukuni village is close to the border gate and is home to about 6000 people from the Leya community, who have lived in the Falls area for many generations. Guides are available to take you through the village to get an insight into the traditional lifestyle of rural Africans.
Day 5: End of Itinerary
Activities: Morning Fishing
Angle Zambia provides fishing excursions on the Zambezi River upriver from the Victoria Falls. Experienced guides will take the guest to the best fishing areas where over 75 species of fish lurk in the waters of the mighty Zambezi. One of these fish is rated by many anglers as “the finest sporting and fighting fish in the world” – the renowned Tiger Fish. A variety of wildlife may also be viewed along the river.
•Minimum 2 pax – maximum 16 pax
•No minimum age but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
•Maximum pax per boat is 4
•Spectators (non-fishing guests pay ½ price)
•A private boat can be confirmed on a minimum of 4 pax
•The transfer is ± 40 minutes from Day Activity Centre, Zambezi Sun or Royal Livingstone hotels to the fishing launch site
•Spin cast is the usual tackle however, flying fishing is available on request
•The fishing is on a “Catch and Release” policy
•Lost and broken tackle must be paid for
What you need to bring
•Sunscreen and mosquito repellent
•Light cool clothing
•Non-slip shoes or sandals
•Warm jacket in winter
•All equipment and tackle
•Boat, fuel and guide
•Beers / soft drinks and mineral water
•Lunch on a full day trip
•Return transfers from hotels within Livingstone
Basis: Bed & Breakfast
Today we depart Rainbow Towers.
End of Tour.
-Arrival & Departure airport transfers
-Transportation in air-conditioned minivan/coach
-4×4 for game drives
-Accommodation per itinerary or similar
-Excursions & activities as per itinerary
-National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary
-Meals as per itinerary B-Breakfast, L-Lunch and D-Dinner
-Services of an English speaking driver/guide
-All meet and greet services
-Visas and related costs
-Personal Border Taxes
-Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature
-International flights and arrival and departure taxes
-Meals not listed on the itinerary
-Travel and personal accident insurance
-Optional excursions and activities
This unique, peanut-shaped country, once known as Northern Rhodesia, offers visitors an authentic African experience complete with adrenalin pumping adventure sports, a variety of fascinating cultural activities, and an abundance of indigenous wildlife, which finds refuge in Zambia’s vast national parks. Spend your evenings enjoying the spectacular site of the world’s largest waterfall, the Victoria Falls, while sipping on sundowners after an exhilarating day of whitewater rafting down the rapids of the mighty Zambezi River. If that sounds a little too adventurous for your taste, take a houseboat cruise along the exquisite Lake Kariba while watching wild elephants drink at the riverbank as you try your hand at catching the elusive tiger fish. However you choose to spend your time in this unique country, you are bound to leave with a heavy heart and a desire to return again soon to this exceptionally beautiful Southern African country.