Victoria Falls

The breathtaking Victoria Falls, a "Natural Wonder of the World" straddles the Zimbabwe and Zambia border and is not to be missed on a visit to Africa! If you've been to Niagara Falls, you're in for a huge surprise when you go to Victoria Falls. At over twice the height and several times longer than Niagara Falls, Victoria Falls easily bests its North American foe at a whopping 355 feet high and 5,604 feet wide.

From a relaxing canoe trip down the Zambezi to shopping for local handicrafts or getting a history lesson on David Livingstone, there are many exciting ways to enjoy this stunning area.

You'll be stating at the Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as "The grand old lady of the Falls" which is situated perfectly in the fabulous Victoria Falls National Park, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group.

The Edwardian-style five-star hotel built in 1904, combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel's private pathway, and is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.

World-class service, food and beverages are second to none, drawing international visitors and locals alike.

But it is the Victoria Falls that remains the major attraction for visitors. Waking up to the sound of "the smoke that thunders", seeing the sun rise beneath the mist of one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the lunar rainbow at night, all the while soaking up the history and ambience of a bygone era, is more than unforgettable - it is unique.

  • Victoria Falls

SUGGESTIONS FOR INDEPENDENT ARRIVAL IN JOHANNESBURG (Flights are not included in prices. See registration form)

2021 flight schedules and costs are not available until 330 days prior to departure. Our travel advisors will work with you on booking the best available flights and schedules for your requirements. If your U.S. flight does not connect with the flight to the Victoria Falls airport, you may need to arrive in Johannesburg independently and overnight there. We are looking into obtaining special rates for accommodations in Johannesburg. You may add this later after you receive your flight information (we will send out a separate registration form for this independent hotel night(s) once the rates are confirmed).

Day 1 - January 13, 2021 | ARRIVE IN VICTORIA FALLS | THE BOMA - CULTURAL DINNER, DANCING AND DRUM SHOW [D]

Upon arrival at the Victoria Falls airport you will transferred to the five-star Victoria Falls Hotel. Get settled in and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon on your own.

This evening the group will enjoy The Boma - Cultural Dinner, Dancing and Drum Show. Described as an unforgettable African experience infused with Zimbabwean cuisine, spirited performances and traditional storytelling, The Boma - Dinner and Drum Show has firmly established itself as a Victoria Falls highlight. Partially open to the skies, The Boma specializes in a superb selection of Zimbabwean dishes. A four-course meal combines a choice of starters with a barbecue buffet. The adventurous are enticed with local delicacies such as potjiekos (hunter's game stew), while those wishing to enjoy beef, pork, fish, and chicken or a variety of vegetarian meals are welcome to do so. We have added a premium beverage package for the Corner 103 guests. The sights and sounds of the evening are accentuated by a feast of entertainment.

Day 2 | January 14, 2021 | Victoria Falls Tour | Livingstone Room Gourmet Wine-Paired Dinner [B, D]

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel, and then you will meet your guide in the lobby for a two hour Victoria Falls Tour.

Gain greater understanding and appreciation of the World Heritage Site on this 2-hour guided tour of the falls, which includes a walking safari and information about the history and local wildlife of the area. Take time to enjoy iconic views of the falls from vista points along the way. raincoats will be provided for protection from the mist.The remainder of the day you are free to explore on your own.

This evening enjoy dinner in one of the world's most distinguished restaurants: the elegant Livingstone Room, where a 7 course degustation menu paired with award winning wines will delight you. While the Livingstone Room reflects the century-old hotel's spirit of grandeur and opulence, the dress code has been relaxed for the modern era and convenience of guests. Jackets and tie are not required however, dress code is still smart-casual.

After dinner there is nothing more relaxing than a drink at Stanley's Bar. Enjoy the hotel's famous cocktails while absorbing the magic of this special place.

Day 3 | January 15, 2021 | Departure [B]

After an early breakfast, if you are continuing on to the Mala Mala Game Reserve, you will be transferred across the Zimbabwe border to the Harry Mwanga Nkumbula (Livingstone) Airport in Zambia for a direct flight to the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport in South Africa. (Flights are sold separately - Visa is an additional charge, see below). If you are not joining the safari component of the pre-program, please speak to your travel adisor for independent arrangements.

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Per Person Price: $1,535.00 Single Supplement: $640.00

Tour Includes: Two (2) nights accommodation at Victoria Falls Hotel in a Central Deluxe Room, transfers to and from Victoria Falls Airport, breakfast each morning, Victoria Falls Tour, Boma Dinner and 7 course wine paired dinner at Victoria Falls Hotel.

Not Included: Flights, transportation to hotel upon arrival in Johannesburg, gratuities for the drivers and guides, any independent hotel nights. Visas (please see travel notes), any meals not listed in the itinerary and all items of a personal nature. If you are not doing the safari component, other accommodation and transfers are on an independent basis, please speak to your travel advisor.

Disabled Travelers: The hotel caters well for disabled guests with ramps linking specially designed rooms to all public areas of the hotel (subject to availability). There is substantial walking at the Boma Dinner and on the Victoria Falls two hour walking tour.

Travel Notes: No shots or medications are required. South Africa does not require a visa for US Passport holders. Zimbabwe & Zambia do require a visa which is purchased on arrival. A Univisa allows entry into both countries and is currently $50,00 per person. Passports must have 6 blank visa pages and must be valid 6 months after return to the USA. Anti-Malaria medication is highly recommended. Visa rates are subject to change.

Note: Times and providers are subject to change.

Travel Insurance: F&WT highly encourages protecting your travel investment in case of an emergency requiring you to cancel your trip. Your F&WT's Travel Advisor can assist you with procuring the appropriate coverage. Please make sure to read the cancellation policy on the registration form outlining our cancellation policy.

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