5 Day Vic Falls / Chobe Safari

Day 1: Travel Day

Depart OR Tambo International in Johannesburg mid-morning for flight to Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America’s Niagara Falls and in height and width is rivalled only by Argentina and Brazil’s Iguazu Falls. It is a magnificent sight to see! On arrival you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon at leisure to explore the village and the gorgeous sites and sounds that make Victoria Falls one of the best destinations in Africa

  • Flights and transfers included
  • A hotel around Victoria Falls
  • No meals are included

Day 2: Explore ‘the smoke that thunders’

After breakfast, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Walk through the magnificent rain forest where you can view the largest falling sheet of water on earth, Livingstone’s statue and a variety of birds and plants. That afternoon, it’s time to embark on a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi river with hippos and crocodiles becoming active as the sun starts to set

  • All tours and transfers are included
  • A hotel around Victoria Falls
  • Breakfast is included

Days 3-4: Chobe

After breakfast, enjoy a road transfer to Chobe National Park in Botswana, 100 km west of Victoria Falls. Chobe is home to 450 species of birds and the largest concentration of elephants in Africa.  Accommodation options are either in the heart of the Chobe National Park, or at a selection of lodges just outside the park, most on the banks of the Chobe River. Game activities include drives in 4×4 open vehicles inside the world-renowned Chobe National Park and boat cruises on the Chobe River. If game viewing is on your list of things to do while in Victoria Falls, this is your best option

  • All tours and transfers are included
  • A hotel in or around Chobe
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks are included

Day 5: Departure

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll catch a mid-morning transfer to Victoria Falls airport for the daily return flight to Johannesburg

  • Flights and transfers included
  • Not included
  • Breakfast is included

Payment and Currency?

We accept all major credit cards and can organise EFT payments as well

It’s not required to bring thousands of dollars in cash into Africa. Facilities in Africa have improved dramatically in recent years, and it’s now possible to pay by Visa and Mastercard at most locations. Currency exchanges and ATMs are available at most airports

Best Time For Me to Go?

Summer

This is from December-March and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 34°C or 93°F. The area is very hot, often with amazing thunder showers! The falls should be very impressive at this time of year due to it being the rainy season so expect to get soaked on the falls tour. From mid-morning to mid-afternoon the animals often find cool spots making them difficult to spot. On the plus side, many antelope species have babies with them

Autumn

This is from March-June and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 29°C or 84°F. Rainfall is at its highest, vegetation is at its thickest and it is still hot, although cooler in the evenings. The falls will be overflowing and spectacular. Antelope species are now rutting (mating rituals) for the breeding season which is fascinating to watch

Winter

This is June-September and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 25°C or 77°F. Great game viewing can be had all over southern Africa! Days are mild and pleasant and the evenings are chilly. The falls will still have a good flow. The vegetation is less thick and the game viewing is at its best around the permanent water sources

Spring

This is September-December and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 29°C or 84°F. Expect some very hot weather as the fronts move through. The falls will be at their lowest.  By far the best time to do a Chobe safari. Many migrant birds return and the game congregate around the sweet grasses and permanent water

Travel?

Each Victoria Falls  / Chobe safari starts and ends in Johannesburg due to the flights to and from Victoria Falls

Health & Safety?

Vaccinations

In Africa, things change constantly. As such, so do rules and regulations. Make sure you ask your doctor about vaccinations before coming to Africa and make sure you specify which countries you will be visiting

Malaria

We have written a comprehensive blog post about malaria to keep you in the know. Please click Malaria Info for more info

Snakes

There are many snake species found in Africa, only 10 of which are regarded as deadly. You may be lucky enough to see them living their daily lives out in the bush… Please be aware though that these creatures are very scared of humans and if left alone, pose very little threat to you. If ever one gets too close for comfort, never lash out, that is what we are here for

Ticks

Ticks are often seen in the summer months hanging off grass stems looking for a tasty animal to latch onto. We do encounter them on walks occasionally and suggest you bring insect repellent and wear long pants and boots on our walks

Connectivity?

Most of the hotels that we stay at have got WiFi access, some may be slower than others (hey, it is the bush now)

If you would like to use a mobile phone while on safari and do not want to pay more than the actual tour itself on international roaming then we would suggest using a local sim card… They are very cheap and airtime and data is equally inexpensive. Your guide can take you to a local shop to buy one, but bear in mind:

  • Make sure you know the size of the sim card your phone uses
  • Make sure you have unlocked your phone as some phones do not allow other sim cards to be loaded

Food and Drink?

Food and drink play a huge role on a Victoria Falls / Chobe safari. On safari, they often find the lasting blend between old-world tradition and modern culinary influence. The sense of wilderness isn’t interrupted as you dine beneath the stars, a fire crackling and nocturnal animals calling and moving around. Menus are unique, blending local ingredients – sometimes those you won’t find served anywhere else in the world – with an international focus, perfectly delivered. Each hotel will also have a well stocked bar so in short, you will be well looked after

Hygiene?

Rest assured that each hotel has clean water and varied amenities depending on the accommodation, but all will have a hot shower / bath and a clean, flushing toilet

  • Book your own international flights to get to South Africa
  • This Victoria Falls / Chobe safari starts and ends in Johannesburg
  • All accommodations are comfortable with en-suite bathrooms. Moriti will always make sure you get clean, maintained and very comfortable accommodation. Luxury accommodation can be organised on request
  • All activities are guided by local guides. Transportation is enjoyed in minivans that are safe and well maintained
  • Single travellers are welcome
  • This tour is family friendly

Day by Day

Day 1: Travel Day

Depart OR Tambo International in Johannesburg mid-morning for flight to Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America’s Niagara Falls and in height and width is rivalled only by Argentina and Brazil’s Iguazu Falls. It is a magnificent sight to see! On arrival you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon at leisure to explore the village and the gorgeous sites and sounds that make Victoria Falls one of the best destinations in Africa

  • Flights and transfers included
  • A hotel around Victoria Falls
  • No meals are included

Day 2: Explore ‘the smoke that thunders’

After breakfast, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Walk through the magnificent rain forest where you can view the largest falling sheet of water on earth, Livingstone’s statue and a variety of birds and plants. That afternoon, it’s time to embark on a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi river with hippos and crocodiles becoming active as the sun starts to set

  • All tours and transfers are included
  • A hotel around Victoria Falls
  • Breakfast is included

Days 3-4: Chobe

After breakfast, enjoy a road transfer to Chobe National Park in Botswana, 100 km west of Victoria Falls. Chobe is home to 450 species of birds and the largest concentration of elephants in Africa.  Accommodation options are either in the heart of the Chobe National Park, or at a selection of lodges just outside the park, most on the banks of the Chobe River. Game activities include drives in 4×4 open vehicles inside the world-renowned Chobe National Park and boat cruises on the Chobe River. If game viewing is on your list of things to do while in Victoria Falls, this is your best option

  • All tours and transfers are included
  • A hotel in or around Chobe
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks are included

Day 5: Departure

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll catch a mid-morning transfer to Victoria Falls airport for the daily return flight to Johannesburg

  • Flights and transfers included
  • Not included
  • Breakfast is included
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FAQ's

Payment and Currency?

We accept all major credit cards and can organise EFT payments as well

It’s not required to bring thousands of dollars in cash into Africa. Facilities in Africa have improved dramatically in recent years, and it’s now possible to pay by Visa and Mastercard at most locations. Currency exchanges and ATMs are available at most airports

Best Time For Me to Go?

Summer

This is from December-March and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 34°C or 93°F. The area is very hot, often with amazing thunder showers! The falls should be very impressive at this time of year due to it being the rainy season so expect to get soaked on the falls tour. From mid-morning to mid-afternoon the animals often find cool spots making them difficult to spot. On the plus side, many antelope species have babies with them

Autumn

This is from March-June and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 29°C or 84°F. Rainfall is at its highest, vegetation is at its thickest and it is still hot, although cooler in the evenings. The falls will be overflowing and spectacular. Antelope species are now rutting (mating rituals) for the breeding season which is fascinating to watch

Winter

This is June-September and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 25°C or 77°F. Great game viewing can be had all over southern Africa! Days are mild and pleasant and the evenings are chilly. The falls will still have a good flow. The vegetation is less thick and the game viewing is at its best around the permanent water sources

Spring

This is September-December and the average daytime temperature peaks at around 29°C or 84°F. Expect some very hot weather as the fronts move through. The falls will be at their lowest.  By far the best time to do a Chobe safari. Many migrant birds return and the game congregate around the sweet grasses and permanent water

Travel?

Each Victoria Falls  / Chobe safari starts and ends in Johannesburg due to the flights to and from Victoria Falls

Health & Safety?

Vaccinations

In Africa, things change constantly. As such, so do rules and regulations. Make sure you ask your doctor about vaccinations before coming to Africa and make sure you specify which countries you will be visiting

Malaria

We have written a comprehensive blog post about malaria to keep you in the know. Please click Malaria Info for more info

Snakes

There are many snake species found in Africa, only 10 of which are regarded as deadly. You may be lucky enough to see them living their daily lives out in the bush… Please be aware though that these creatures are very scared of humans and if left alone, pose very little threat to you. If ever one gets too close for comfort, never lash out, that is what we are here for

Ticks

Ticks are often seen in the summer months hanging off grass stems looking for a tasty animal to latch onto. We do encounter them on walks occasionally and suggest you bring insect repellent and wear long pants and boots on our walks

Connectivity?

Most of the hotels that we stay at have got WiFi access, some may be slower than others (hey, it is the bush now)

If you would like to use a mobile phone while on safari and do not want to pay more than the actual tour itself on international roaming then we would suggest using a local sim card… They are very cheap and airtime and data is equally inexpensive. Your guide can take you to a local shop to buy one, but bear in mind:

  • Make sure you know the size of the sim card your phone uses
  • Make sure you have unlocked your phone as some phones do not allow other sim cards to be loaded

Food and Drink?

Food and drink play a huge role on a Victoria Falls / Chobe safari. On safari, they often find the lasting blend between old-world tradition and modern culinary influence. The sense of wilderness isn’t interrupted as you dine beneath the stars, a fire crackling and nocturnal animals calling and moving around. Menus are unique, blending local ingredients – sometimes those you won’t find served anywhere else in the world – with an international focus, perfectly delivered. Each hotel will also have a well stocked bar so in short, you will be well looked after

Hygiene?

Rest assured that each hotel has clean water and varied amenities depending on the accommodation, but all will have a hot shower / bath and a clean, flushing toilet

Key Info
  • Book your own international flights to get to South Africa
  • This Victoria Falls / Chobe safari starts and ends in Johannesburg
  • All accommodations are comfortable with en-suite bathrooms. Moriti will always make sure you get clean, maintained and very comfortable accommodation. Luxury accommodation can be organised on request
  • All activities are guided by local guides. Transportation is enjoyed in minivans that are safe and well maintained
  • Single travellers are welcome
  • This tour is family friendly
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