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South Africa – Victoria Falls Extension

Experience the world’s largest waterfalls to complete your South African adventure


Our Purpose

Known to be one of the greatest physical spectacles in all of Africa, Victoria Falls is the world’s largest sheet of falling water and can be seen over 20 miles away. Due to their sheer power and size, they are known locally as “The Smoke that Thunders.” The falls border Zimbabwe, where you will visit, and Zambia and run along the Zambezi river.

The people of Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls are best known for their traditional drumming, which has been a symbol of power and authority for hundreds of years. Legend has it that the drumbeats could be heard through the water. Experience this tradition one night during your travels.


What You'll Do

After a quick 2-hour flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, you’ll eat at an award-winning restaurant with fantastic views of elephant and other wildlife as you enjoy your meal. The next day experience a full morning tour of Victoria Falls, taking in the awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur of the world’s largest sheet of falling water (these falls are twice as high as Niagara Falls!).

After a morning at the falls, venture out onto the Zambezi on a sunset dinner cruise before a completely free day the next day to explore. For the adventurous, you may consider a helicopter ride over the top, bungee jumping off Victoria Falls Bridge, jet boating, or whitewater rafting.


What You'll See

Whether it be out your window at the lodge, during a dinner, or on a sunset cruise, expect to see the wildlife of Zimbabwe throughout the trip. Victoria Falls can be seen in one day, where you will experience a guided tour learning more about this natural wonder of the world. Also enjoy a free day to explore markets, opt for high tea overlooking the falls, or get active with an adventure excursion.

After a day at the falls, experience a memorable farewell dinner complete with traditional drummers, dancers, and traditional Zimbabwean food.

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Itinerary Overview

After a short 2-hour flight, head to your lodge located at the edge of Zambezi National Park, not far from the falls, and gaze at the wildlife out your window as they visit a nearby waterhole. Spend one full morning with your guide marveling at the world’s largest

 

sheet of falling water and experience a free day for adventurous or relaxation. Enjoy award-winning dinners and a sunset dinner cruise to see the falls from a different perspective.

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Where You'll Stay

Lokuthula Lodge will be your base during the 3 nights spent in Victoria Falls. Translated as “Place of Peace” in the local Ndebele language, Lokuthula is set amongst tranquil, indigenous gardens where warthogs roam and mow the lush lawns. The lodge borders the Zambezi National park and a nearby waterhole attracts a wide variety of wildlife including buffalo, elephant, hyena and birds. Each house on the property has two rooms with shared bathrooms and a beautifully designed common area. During the first evening in Johannesburg, unwind in between flights at 4-star hotel complete with a pool and set amongst a leafy neighborhood near the airport.

Ali J.

Pensacola, FL

Traveler's Journal

Victoria Falls was a gorgeous end to our trip. We could see elephants outside our room at the nearby waterhole. It was just the perfect time to relax, enjoy good food, and spend time exploring with my family during the unguided days. I can’t imagine flying all this way and not seeing this spectacular site, so I’m so glad we did!

Dates and Fees

We offer several Family Friendly dates, to help families book travel around common school vacation times

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5 days / 4 nights

Program Cost: $995 Adult* / $895 Child*

Extension Dates for South Africa: Wildlife Conservation Experience

Feb 5-9, 2019

March 19-23, 2019

April 23-27, 2019

May 21-25, 2019

June 11-15, 2019

June 25-29, 2019

July 10-14, 2019

July 23-27, 2019

Aug 20-24, 2019

Sept 3-7, 2019

Oct 1-5, 2019

Oct 29-Nov 2, 2019

Dec 3-7, 2019

2020 Dates

Dec 31-Jan 4, 2020

Feb 4-8, 2020

Feb 18-22, 2020

April 7-11, 2020

June 23-27, 2020

  • Child pricing applies to travelers 16 years old and younger sharing a room with an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people are needed for the extension to run
  • Double Occupancy Price. If you are traveling alone, we will match you with another traveler of the same gender to keep costs down. Or, you can opt for a single room supplement.
  • Single Room Supplement = $195. Please note that this will ensure you have your own room, but you may have to share a bathroom.
  • All dates are Family Friendly
See What's Included
  • 4 nights in standard and superior level lodging (see itinerary for more information)
  • 7 meals throughout the trip
  • All transportation, including airport transfer to Johannesburg, to Victoria Falls, and your return home
  • Expert local guide during your visit to Victoria Falls, who will also aid in recommendations for unguided days
  • $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Turnkey customer support from preparing for your trip to arrival back home

What's Included

Our trips are inclusive of all activities, lodging, transport and most meals to make your experience hassle-free.  Here’s a sample of what’s included:

  • 4 nights in standard and superior level lodging (see itinerary for more information)
  • 7 meals throughout the trip
  • All transportation, including airport transfer to Johannesburg, to Victoria Falls, and your return home
  • Expert local guide during your visit to Victoria Falls, who will also aid in recommendations for unguided days
  • $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Turnkey customer support from preparing for your trip to arrival back home

What’s Not Included:

  • International airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • One-way domestic flight ($200 additional supplement, added at checkout)
  • Tips for the primary guide and driver
  • 2 dinners, 1 breakfast, and 1 lunch
  • You will have three unguided free days to explore

Alumni & Family Discounts

Repeat travelers and groups are eligible for discounts and special deals.

Customized Private Trips

Let us create a custom trip for your group. Learn more about custom group travel.

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