Victoria Falls and the Chobe Game Reserve

There can be no better way to end your African adventure than a visit to the magnificent Victoria Falls and a wildlife safari at one of the animal
kingdom's hotspots on the Chobe River in nearby Botswana.

Your tour will be fully hosted by either Sheelagh or Geoff Cooke. Your hotel at Victoria Falls will be the four star Kingdom Hotel, a short walk from
the railway station and the Victoria Falls itself. Included during your visit will be a tram ride to the famous Victoria Falls bridge, a hosted visit to the
Falls and a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. End your Africa adventure with an unforgettable wildlife experience at the Chobe game
reserve. Photograph wildlife with the experts from their specialist vehicles and boats. No need to take the big lens with you, a Nikon DSLR camera
and lens are included at no extra cost.  

Two dates are available. The first departure, hosted by Sheelagh, leaves Johannesburg on 13 April, the day following the end of the Sandstone
international festival. The second departure, hosted by Geoff, leaves Johannesburg on 17 April after the charter steam train.

Saturday, 13 April and Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Fly to Victoria Falls, arriving around lunch time. You will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight: The Kingdom Hotel, Victoria Falls. (B)

Sunday, 14 April and Thursday, 18 April 2019
Enjoy a hosted tour of the famous Victoria Falls this morning, included will be an informative introduction to the Falls and a walk through the rain
forest to a viewpoint overlooking the famous railway bridge. Your rain forest visit will be followed by a visit to the big tree, a Baobab under which
David Livingstone probably sat, and a craft market visit. After a break for lunch and a leisurely afternoon, transfer to the banks of the Zambezi River
above the ‘Falls for a sunset cruise, snacks and sundowners are included as you watch the sun set over the river and distant Ilala Palms.
Overnight: The Kingdom Hotel, Victoria Falls. (B)

Monday, 15 April and Friday, 19 April (Easter) 2019
Join a two hour tram trip from Victoria Falls Station to the famous bridge over the Zambezi River, drinks and snacks included. The bridge carries
both road and rail over the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, when built in 1905 it was the highest railway bridge in the world - an
engineering marvel of the time and still impressive today. There will be free time to relax or join numerous activities in the area, including
helicopter flights, game drives, village tours and much more. Victoria Falls town is a short stroll from the hotel and for the less energetic there are
a number of pools at the hotel (with signs asking you to beware of small crocodiles!)
Overnight: the Kingdom Hotel, Victoria Falls (B)

On Friday, 19 April, there is an opportunity to join an optional stream train dinner train to the Bridge and Jafuta Siding. The locomotive should be
the Bushtracks 12th Class 4-8-2 Class, substituting for the Class 14A Garratt #512 that is waiting for a new boiler, the five course dinner will be
provided by the Victoria Falls Hotel. (This is a scheduled service and space is limited to 44 diners, bookings are subject to availability.) As the
train only runs on Wednesdays and Fridays, it cannot be offered on 15 April.

Tuesday, 16 April and Saturday, 20 April 2019
Option one: Airport transfer
After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to Victoria Falls airport for your flight to Johannesburg. This will connect with most overnight flights to Europe.

Option two: Wildlife and the Chobe River
The last part of our African experience is a splendid three-night visit to a lodge on the Chobe River in Botswana, an opportunity to see Africa’s
magnificent wildlife including herds of elephant that love the river.

After breakfast, transfer by road to your lodge on the banks of the Chobe river, about  80 kilometres distant in Botswana. The Chobe River is a
tributary to the Zambezi, with the two great rivers coming together at Kazungula, a few kilometres down stream from the town of Kasane. The
Chobe National Park is one of the best reserves in Africa for wildlife photography. Not only can you enjoy your photography from land and water,
but the animals tend to be more relaxed in the Chobe than many other places.
Check in to the Pangolin Chobe Lodge, the closest lodge to the national park. This stylish 14 room lodge has the photographer in mind with
magnificent views, particularly at sunset. The lodge is decorated with stunning wildlife photographs and there is a special photo editing desk in
the bar area. A Nikon D7000 camera and Sigma 150 to 600 mm zoom lens can be used at no extra cost during your stay and the SD memory card
is included free so that you can take those outstanding images home with you.
Your first game activity will be this afternoon. The lodge will offer activities on the photo boat, and  their selection of custom-built vehicles including
the mighty Unimog. Along with photographic activities, they also have several other boats and vehicles which can be used by clients not wishing
to do photography specifically, but rather general game viewing instead. The choice is yours as to whether you would like to join the photo safari
or standard game activity. The Pangolin Chobe Lodge is designed to be enjoyed by photographers and non-photographers alike.
Overnight: Pangolin Chobe Lodge. Full board, all local drinks, two activities per day and park fees are included.

Wednesday, 17 April and Sunday, 21 April 2019
A morning and afternoon game drive or boat trip are included today, with ample time to relax at mid-day. The lodge has a swimming pool, lounge
and bar.
Overnight: Pangolin Chobe Lodge. Full board, all local drinks, two activities per day and park fees are included.

Thursday, 18 April and Monday, 22 April 2019
Enjoy another morning and afternoon game activity today. The final mix of water and land activity will be determined by wildlife activity at the time,
but you should expect two land based and four water based trips during your stay.
Overnight: Pangolin Chobe Lodge. Full board, all local drinks, two activities per day and park fees are included.

Friday, 19 April (Easter) and Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Your last game trip will be this morning before breakfast and an included transfer to Kasane Airport for the South Africa Airlink departure to
Johannesburg (flight not included).
Breakfast, activity and airport transfer included.

There is an opportunity to spend one more night at the Pangolin Lodge, with your transfer to Kasane Airport on 20 April.
Page updated on
06 June 2018
Prices and booking information
The prices listed here may change at any time due to cost increases or foreign currency adjustments. Tours already booked will be controlled by the
Geoff's Trains Ltd booking conditions.

Victoria Falls
13 - 16 or 17 - 20 April 2019:
US$ 1,089:         Per person sharing
US$    358:         Single use of a twin or double room

Your package includes:
  • Airport transfers at Victora falls.
  • Accommodation at Victoria Falls for three nights, bed and breakfast
  • Tram ride to the Victoria Falls bridge.
  • Hosted tour of the Victoria Falls.
  • Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.
  • The services of the Geoff's Trains team

Your Package does not include:
  • Lunch and dinners
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Flights
  • Visas

Optional dinner train with a steam locomotive
Only available on 19 April 2019:
US$    288:  Per person.

Your booking includes:
  • Steam train trip from Victoria falls station to the Bridge and then to Jafuta Siding and back.
  • Dinner served in the dining car.

Chobe National Park
16 - 19 or 20 - 23 April 2019:
US$  1,820:  Per person sharing
US$     379:  Single use of a twin or double room

Your  Package includes:
  • Your transfer from Victoria Falls to Chobe
  • Accommodation at Pangolin Chobe Lodge for three nights, all inclusive
  • Two game activities daily
  • Transfer from lodge to Kasane airport. (Victoria Falls airport transfers on request - extra cost)
  • A Geoff's Trains host

Your Package does not include:
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Flights
  • Visas

Extend your stay at Chobe
Available on 19 April 2019
US$   493:  Per person sharing.
US$   116:  Single room supplement.
One additional day at Chobe, All inclusive.

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