Chobe & Vic Falls Extension safari option
Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls: Two bucket list African destinations that are relatively close to each other, offering the perfect safari experience!
Chobe National Park:
Chobe is situated in the northern part of Botswana, near the borders of Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. It covers an area of approximately 11,700 km2 (4,517 square miles) and is known for its diverse ecosystems, which include floodplains, woodlands, grasslands and the Chobe River, which serves as a critical water source for wildlife in the region. Visitors to the park can expect to see a wide range of animals, including African Elephants (Chobe has one of the largest elephant populations in Africa), Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, African Buffalo, Hippopotamus, various antelope species and over 450 bird species.
The iconic Victoria Falls is located on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa. It is considered the largest waterfall in the world based on its combined width (1,700 metres/5,600 feet) and height (108 metres/354 feet). The falls (both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa) are known as “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, which means “The Smoke that Thunders” in the local Tonga language. It reflects the powerful roar and huge mist clouds generated by the falling water of the mighty Zambezi River that forms the falls.
The falls are located within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia and the Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe. These lush, protected areas offer opportunities for wildlife viewing, hiking and various adventure activities. The best time to visit Victoria Falls depends on your preferences. The water flow is highest during the rainy season (February to May), creating a more dramatic spectacle. However, the dry season (June to September) provides better visibility of the falls.
• African Elephant
• African Buffalo
• Sable and Roan Antelope
• African Fish Eagle
• African Skimmer
• African Jacana
• African Finfoot
• Trumpeter Hornbill
We recommend a stay of between 4- 5 nights in total, 2 in Victoria Falls and 2/3 in Chobe National Park. Your extension can start in Victoria Falls and end in Kasane or start in Kasane and end in Victoria Falls.
Your Chobe & Vic Falls extension can be completely customized according to your interests, preferences and budget.
Your best option for this extension is a guided Safari – Most lodges in Kasane offer guided game drives and boat cruises in Chobe National Park. These activities are pre-booked with your accommodation.
**Depending on your Nationality you might need a visa to enter Botswana and Zimbabwe, please enquiry with your tour consultant before booking your tour.
How to get there
By Air: There are no direct flights to Botswana from Namibia. All flights link through either Johannesburg or Cape Town to Kasane. Kasane is the closest town to Chobe National Park and also the town with the most accommodation options for your visit to Chobe.
There are direct flights from Windhoek to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) on certain days of the week.
By Road: Travelling between Chobe and Victoria Falls can be done via road transfer as part of your holiday package.
At Victoria Falls:
There are many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, with a visit to the Falls itself being the most popular activity.
*Crossing the border to Zambia to view the falls on the Zambian side is an easy process and can be added to your holiday package should this be your preference.
Other activities include:
• Private Guided tour of the Falls
• Village tour
• Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi
• Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi
• Canoe – Upper Zambezi
• Vic Falls Canopy tour, Gorge swing & Adventure slides
• Flying Fox
• Gorge swing
• Canopy tours Vic Falls
• Scenic flights Vic Falls
• Horse riding
• Bridge tour
• Bungi jump
• Game drives in Zambezi National Park
At Chobe National Park:
• Guided game drives
• Boat safaris
• Guided walking safaris
At Chobe National Park:
Kasane offers many levels of accommodation from self-catering units to luxury lodges that offers full services. There are limited accommodation options inside the park with most options being camping spots.
At Victoria Falls:
Victoria Falls offers many levels of accommodation from self-catering units to luxury lodges that offers full services (all meals and activities).
The famous Victoria Falls Hotel, has a view of the Falls from the hotel grounds. You can choose to stay in the town itself, or outside in the Zambezi National Park which has a few luxury accommodation options to choose from. Travelling in Victoria Falls itself is very easy, most lodges offer transfers or can arrange these per your requirements.
*Your Chobe & Vic Falls extension can be completely customized according to your interests, preferences and budget.