Sabi Sands, Victoria Falls and the Lower Zambezi

$9495-$9495/per person

Overview

Discover some of Southern Africa's most iconic wildlife regions in South Africa and Zambia.  Your adventure begins with 4 nights on safari in the beautiful Sabi Sands reserve at Notten's Bush Camp. Enjoy the reserve's incredible variety of game, including the Big 5 - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo - as well as plains game and other predators, such as cheetah and wild dog. A short flight from the Kruger to Livingstone (Zambia side of the Falls) brings you to the majestic Victoria Falls,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site of outstanding natural beauty. You'll stay at the Chundukwa River Lodge where you can enjoy views of the mighty Zambezi River from your river facing chalet.  Enjoy a Tour of the Falls (Zambian side) and a sunset cruise during you stay.  Additional activities available (at an additional cost) include Livingstone Island, Devil's Pool (water levels permitting), a helicopter flip over the Falls or a visit to Victoria Falls town on the Zimbabwe side of the Falls. Finally, you will journey by air for a further 4 nights at Anabezi Camp, in the Lower Zambezi National Park with the Zambezi escarpment as its backdrop.  In addition to game drives and bush walks, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy canoeing and boating on the river or simply watch the river life unfold from camp.   This itinerary is available from May 1st to November 15th.

DAY
1

At A Glance

  • Meet our representative on arrival in Johannesburg
  • Transfer from OR Tambo International Airport Terminal to the City Lodge OR Tambo (± 10 mins walk)
  • Stay at the City Lodge in a Double Room for 1 night
  • Breakfast included

City Lodge OR Tambo

Itinerary Details

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as often visited as other regions of South Africa, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organized tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction. Based at Africa’s busiest airport, City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo Airport will provide business and leisure travellers with home away from home accommodation that is ideal for those commuting to and from Johannesburg and perfect for those who require immediate access to the airport.

DAY
2-5

At A Glance

  • Return to the terminal building (± 10 minutes)
  • Scheduled flight Johannesburg – Skukuza (± 1 hour – cost not included)
  • Lodge transfer from Skukuza to Notten’s Bush Camp (± 45 minutes, with game viewing en route)
  • Stay at Notten’s Little Bush Camp in a Suite for 4 nights 
  • Twice daily safari activities included – game drives, nature walks
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand beverages included

Notten's Bush Camp

Itinerary Details

Adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is a private premier game viewing destination. It was the first-ever private nature reserve established in South Africa. The landscape features 65,000 hectares of savannah-covered land interspersed with watering holes, dry river beds, Lowveld woodlands, and the perennial Sabi and Sand rivers. This spectacular reserve offers exceptional game viewing opportunities with frequent sightings of the renowned Big Five as well as cheetah, zebra, giraffe, and a variety of antelope.
Notten’s Bush Camp is a jewel within the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, which means “the land of the rising sun” in the locally spoken language, Shangaan. Notten’s is an exclusive and private safari lodge personally run by the Notten family. Each suite is elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans. A magical atmosphere is created with the purposeful absence of electric lighting; the ambient candlelight and lanterns capturing an enchanting spirit of romance. With splendid panoramic views, this private game lodge is the perfect place for peace and relaxation while watching animals meander past.

DAY
6-7

At A Glance

  • Private road transfer from Notten’s Bush Camp to Kruger Mpumalanga airport (± 2 hours)
  • Scheduled flight Kruger – Livingstone (±90 minutes – cost not included)
  • Private road transfer from Livingstone Airport to Chundukwa River Lodge (±75 mins)
  • Stay at  Chundukwa River Lodge in a River Chalet for 2 nights
  • Lodge activities included – visit to the Falls (Zambian side), sunset cruise, local market visit
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand beverages included

Chundukwa River Lodge

Itinerary Details

One of the original natural wonders of the world and a World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls 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 much to do including excellent fishing, a thrilling bungee jump and arguably the best commercial whitewater rafting in the world. Visitors can hike around the falls, try zip lining or enjoy the incredible bridge swing.
Chundukwa River Lodge is an owner-operated lodge offering accommodation in 5 river-front chalets, and a 3-bedroomed cottage, all with spectacular views over the Zambezi River. What sets Chundukwa apart is the personal touches. Every detail of the Chundukwa experience is managed by the owners and their team to ensure you experience the true soul of the Zambezi.
Chundukwa River Lodge is perfect for nature and animal lovers, honeymooners, adventurers, retreaters, twitchers, horse riders, families and those simply wanting a less corporate and more intimate and authentic African experience.
Located just 25km from Livingstone and the Victoria Falls, Chundukwa offers a tranquil retreat from the bustling tourist centres, while still being close enough to enjoy all the activities available. Guests can also enjoy Chundukwa’s in-house activities including sunset river cruises, horse riding and a private guided tour of Victoria Falls and Livingstone.

DAY
8-11

At A Glance

  • Lodge transfer from Chundukwa River Lodge to Livingstone Airport  ( ± 75 minutes)
  • Scheduled charter from Livingstone – Jeki airstrip
  • Lodge transfer from Jeki airstrip to Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp (± 1 hour, with game viewing en route)
  • Stay at Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp in a Tented Room for 4 nights
  • Twice daily shared safari activites included – game drives, bush walks, canoeing, boat trips and fishing
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand beverages included

Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp

Itinerary Details

Located on the Zimbabwe border in the southern reaches of Zambia, the Lower Zambezi region is best known as the home to the Lower Zambezi National Park which features exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas. It is renowned for its abundant game and a variety of different wildlife can be spotted such as hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, fish eagles and herds of elephants. The landscape features rugged unspoilt wilderness made up of vast floodplains scattered with indigenous woodlands. Visitors can look forward to an array of wonderful activities along the Zambezi including game drives, walking safaris, canoe trips and excellent tiger fishing.
The discerning traveller will find Anabezi – the stunning luxury tented camp and one of Lower Zambezi’s premium safari experiences, stretched under the shade of a winterthorn grove at the edge of the Zambezi floodplain. Situated on a ridge above the river, the twelve extensive and beautifully designed tents are connected by raised walkways so that the game is free to pass in and out of camp, affording you unparalleled sightings from the comfort of your room or the main area.
Each of the twelve tents has an indoor bathroom and outside shower, in addition to a private plunge pool. With two spacious and comfortable decks boasting views of the Zambezi or the Mushika riverbed and waterhole, there are endless possibilities to relax and enjoy the magic of the river and wildlife.

DAY
12

At A Glance

  • Lodge transfer from Anabezi to Jeki airstrip
  • Scheduled charter flight Jeki airstrip – Lusaka Airport

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