Livingstone’s Southern Africa with River Cruise

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $7,395
  • Length: 12 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260

Tour Description

Explore a little-known part of Africa by land and river on this unique expedition. The banks of the Chobe River boast some of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. From your luxurious suite on the new Zambezi Queen, embark on game-viewing cruises from small boats that allow you to get close to the elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles. Take a helicopter ride high over Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders” - and a one-of-a-kind elephant- back safari. Then it’s on to Lower Zambezi National Park where you’ll stay in the deluxe Royal Zambezi Lodge. See abundant wildlife and search for wild dogs as expert guides and trackers escort you on day and night game drives, walking safaris or river safaris in traditional African canoes. Join us on a luxurious modern-day expedition through these exotic lands.

  • Enjoy three full days cruising the remote Chobe River on the luxuriousZambezi Queen
  • Savor a festive starlit dinner in a traditional African open-airboma
  • Explore the great Zambezi River with expert boatmen and guides who will take you on a river safari aboard traditionalmokoros (canoes)
  • See Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders” - from the back of an elephant and on an exhilarating helicopter excursion
  • Join expert rangers on night game drives to spot nocturnal predators and their prey

Itinerary

DAYS 1 & 2

Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrive in Johannesburg on Day 2 and transfer by private car to your deluxe hotel. This evening, get to know your fellow travelers and Travcoa Travel Director at a festive cocktail reception and welcome dinner.

D’Oreale Hotel, Johannesburg

DAYS 3 - 5

Chobe River Cruise, Botswana

The great Chobe River divides Namibia’s Caprivi Strip from Botswana’s Chobe National Park, and the river’s exotic banks boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. After boarding your home for the next three nights - the luxuriousZambezi Queen - embark on the first of many game-viewing cruises from small boats that allow you to get close to the elephants, crocodiles and hippos that call the river home. When you-re not on safari, take a dip in the pool, enjoy a relaxing siesta, tour a local village by canoe or even do some fishing.

Zambezi Queen, Chobe River

DAYS 6 & 7

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Discover the natural wonders of Victoria Falls, “The Smoke That Thunders,” while on an elephant-back safari. Take a helicopter flight to get a bird’s-eye view of this natural wonder. The Edwardian-style Victoria Falls Hotel, known as “the Grand Dame of the Falls,” is just a few minutes walk from the famous falls using the hotel’s private pathway.

The Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls

DAYS 8 - 12

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia Depart for Home

The pristine Lower Zambezi National Park occupies nearly 1,600 square miles of spectacular wilderness and is home to lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, hippos, zebras and an astonishing array of birdlife. Your luxurious accommodations are at the Royal Zambezi Lodge, located on the bank of the Zambezi River just opposite the famous Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe. While in this stunning setting, embark on game drives, river trips and walking safaris; then return to your luxurious camp for a cocktail at sunset and an intimate, private dinner under the stars.

On Day 11 fly back to Lusaka to catch your flight home (arriving the following day) or on to your next destination.

Royal Zambezi Lodge, Lower Zambezi National Park

Departures

Pricing Information

June 5, 2012

From $7,395.00 per person double occupancy.

From $1,890.00 single room supplement.

August 7, 2012

From $7,395.00 per person double occupancy.

From $1,890.00 single room supplement.

September 11, 2012

From $7,395.00 per person double occupancy.

From $1,890.00 single room supplement.

October 2, 2012

From $7,395.00 per person double occupancy.

From $1,890.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Deluxe rooms in the best available hotels
  • Three meals per day, including our unique Dine-Around program that lets you enjoy any restaurant you choose with à la carte dining, or relax with room service when available*
  • A professional Travel Director as your personal concierge
  • Local sightseeing with professional English-speaking guides with unparalleled knowledge, including entrance fees for places visited
  • Active participation and up-close encounters to experience the cultures of your journey
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, coffee and tea included with meals; bottled water during sightseeing excursions
  • All gratuities to hotel and restaurant staff and local guides and drivers
  • Group or individual airport transfers on arrival and departure flights
  • TheTravcoAssist Travel Protection Plan, including emergency medical evacuation insurance coverage for injury or illness, and 24-hour Worldwide Live Travel Assistance through Travel Guard Assistance

*Due to remote or undeveloped locations on some journeys, accommodations may not always meet Western standards. Dine-Around opportunities will be limited in remote or unsecured locations.

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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