5-day Explore Zimbabwe, Zambia And Botswana

Victoria Falls

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Discover Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia and Chobe national park in 5 Days Safari trip package takes nature lovers across Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana to three countries over 5 days to explore the great outdoors in true African style. On this tour, provisions are made for food but not all activities, and transfers as you make your way through the wild with our professional guides. You also get a professional guide for the duration of the trip. It’s the ideal getaway for people seeking fun, adventure and relaxation all wrapped up in one unforgettable bundle.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • 4 nights at Dzimbahwe guest Lodge
  • Breakfast

Arrival and Sunset Cruise

Once you arrive at Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA), you will be picked up and transferred to your place of accommodation. It is important that you let us know your flight details beforehand, as the collection time will depend on the arrival time of your flight. A sunset cruise awaits you. The pick-up time will be 1530 hours in winter and 1600 hours in summer. You will cruise along the banks of the river. On this sunset cruise, you will sail up the mighty Zambezi River as the sun goes down, so you can immerse yourself in the natural delights of the golden Zimbabwean sunset as you observe birds flocking to the waters and watch animals arrive for their last drink of the day. All of this will happen while enjoying tasty finger foods and a full open bar to wrap up the day.

Guided Tour of the Falls, and Half day tour to Zambia

Day two commences with a morning pickup from the hotel reception for a guided tour of Victoria Falls. The trip begins with a morning pickup at 8:30 am from your place of accommodation for a guided tour of the Victoria Falls in Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe. The transfer takes approximately 10 minutes. You will be picked by a driver-guide at your hotel within Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. You will witness one of the greatest shows on earth as the raging waters of the Zambezi River crash inevitably into the Batoka Gorge. The experience takes you through parts of the Victoria Falls rain forest to the cliffs opposite the massive cascade. From there, you’ll get a fantastic view of the main falls, as your guide reveals interesting facts about the wildlife, geology, and history of this famous African landmark.

Full Day Chobe Trip in Kasane, Botswana from Victoria Falls

This tour departs from Victoria Falls to the Chobe National Park in Botswana. You will be transferred to the Kazungula border where their Botswana Guide will meet them. From there you proceed straight to the River where you will spend the morning game viewing along the Chobe River. Tea, coffee & biscuits are provided. The morning cruise ends at around 12.30hrs and clients are then taken to a hotel on the riverbank for lunch. After lunch, clients board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park where they will have the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of wildlife. After the game drive, you are taken back to the Kazungula Border where you will be met by their Zimbabwean Guide for their return transfer to Victoria Falls, arriving at approximately 17.30hrs. Please note: Due to the previous night’s sightings, the order of the activities might be changed, i.e. start with a Game drive and finish with the Boat Cruise.

The Boma Dinner and Drum Show and Victoria Falls Cultural Village Tour

You will be picked up from your lodge for a journey heading towards an authentic rural village, that is approximately 25 kilometers away from Victoria Falls town. The tour will give you an understanding of how many Zimbabweans still live to the present day, a way of living free of modern-day struggles but not without its own challenges. You will get the chance to watch the villagers’ lifestyle, see their homes, errands, and fields being tended to. NB. You are additionally recommended to bring presents for the villagers, for example, stationery, garments, sweets, or anything that you feel might be valuable to them. At 7 p.m., you will meet with your guide at reception for an unforgettable dinner at The BOMA. This restaurant, which is partially open to African skies, offers traditional Zimbabwean cuisine and culture at its finest a unique experience that bombards the senses with the tastes, smells, sights and sounds of Africa.

Victoria Falls International Airport Drop off

Transfers back to Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA) will be provided after the wonderful adventure. Pick-up times depend on the flight details, henceforth, Cuckoo Safaris normally picks up clients two hours before the departure time.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Cancellation policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
Tea with zebras and lunch with hippos
If there were 100 stars, both Leslie Garber at Cadence Travel and Piper and Heath would receive them for the Africa trip they planned for my friend and I. We had a complicated wish list and they fulfilled it so our dream trip turned into a reality. We had 10 commercial flights and over 20 transfers which all went seamlessly. The places we stayed at were the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, Tintswalo at Siankaba in Zambia, and the Chobe Game Lodge and Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. We saw towers of giraffes, gorgeous cheetahs, jackals, elephants, lions!, impala, water buffalo, fish eagles, crocodiles and much more. Every place we stayed at the staff were incredible, the food was delectable and the scenery incredible. When we go again to Africa, we will be thrilled to have Leslie and Piper and Heath plan our trip again #namibia #cheetah #africa #cheetahconservationfund #ccf #photography #wildlife #travel #bigcat #nature #travelphotography #botswana #chobegamelodge #safari #chobe #chobenationalpark #moremi #wildlife #moremigamereserve #okavangodelta #tintswalosiankaba #cadencetravel #piperandheath
A wonderful experience
Cuckoo safaris were excellent, we loved the fact that they were always reachable and ready to solve any issue. I would definitely recommend them. As for the trips, we've enjoyed the village tour, I wish we could have brought some used clothes for the people. We went to the supermarket instead and bought some groceries. The sunset cruise was very relaxing with some stunning scenery along the way. The safari in Chobe was good although probably too short. I would rather have stayed in Chobe for a couple of nights. We ended up going to Hwange instead, would write a separate review on that. Out of all activities, I would have personally skipped Boma dinner, as I don't eat meat, so I couldn't enjoy it as much as the meat lovers did.
Once in a life time Safari
Just returned back home from a once in a life time and memorable trip to Zimbabwe and Botswana courtesy of Cuckoo Safaris. During the booking I corresponded with Tatenda who arranged the 7 day trip with detail and diligence. The trip was tailored to our requirements and after many back and forth emails with many changes, i found him to be very patient. He did give his thoughts and ideas which we ended up going with and it definitely ended up be beyond amazing. He advised on the high end hotels he felt would suit us and again he was spot on where the rooms and service was impeccible. We spent 3 days in Zimbabwe at the Victoria Falls. Here our guide, Simon, accompanied us on the Victoria Falls. He had great knowledge of the falls, the history and the local area. He was our contact during the trip and also accompanied us on our day trip to Hwange National Park, taking a tour of Hwange Town and Coal Mining Colliery which was very informative and interesting. Simon was very attentive and our contact during the trip and always ensured we were comfortable and if we needed anything in particular. Cuckoo arranged both the Zambez sunset i river cruise and the night Safari at a local game reserve. Both of these were spectacular. After the Zimbabwe leg we went to Botswana where the a sister company accompanied us on a 4 day Safari. The safari was deep in the huge and spectacular Chobe National Park. Both our guides, Figo and Gift were fantastic and had deep knowledge of the park and it's terrain and took us to the best areas where we would have the most opportunity to see the big game. This part of the holiday was equally amazing and a very big thank you to Tatenda, Simon and everyone at Cuckoo Safari making this a holiday we won't forget. We are looking to booking the next one already and going deeper to Sevuti and Okavango Delta
An incredible experience
The entire tour was excellent. Would highly recommend Viator & Cuckoo Safaris. The guides were polite, informative & knowledgeable. The sites we saw were amazing; so much beauty in these 3 countries. Marnie & Bob
All Inclusive
Cuckoo Safaris & Simon, our tour Director, were exceptional! We were able to customize our own 5 day itinerary with tons of activities from the Victoria Falls area & not worry about a thing. They arranged the transportation to & from the airport, to our hotel, to our activities & across borders visiting Chobe in Botswana for a day trip and the Zambia side for the Livingston area. Everything was included in the price & we were able to add on activities last minute. We had an amazing time & the Falls were the highlight... from the ground & the air. Highly recommend!
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