The Wonder of Victoria Falls - 5 Days

Southern Cross Vacation - African Dream Travel

South AfricaOn this trip, you will travel to:
Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Zambezi National Park, Livingston & The Zambezi River.



The Itinerary

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Day 1 - Johannesburg

Kruger Accommodation The Michelangelo Hotel
The Michelangelo Hotel, a member of "The Leading Hotels of the World", is the perfect complement to Sandton's exclusive central business district. With its signature Renaissance architecture, elegance and service excellence, The Michelangelo makes a lasting impression from the moment you arrive. Forming an integral part of Renaissance styled Nelson Mandela Square, the 5-star Michelangelo Hotel reflects the architecture and design of the Square.

Day 1:
Check out and depart back to Johannesburg where you will be transferred to the Michelangelo Hotel where you will spend the night.

Days 2 & 3 - Victoria Falls & Zambezi National Park

Victoria Falls

Thorntree River Lodge - Victoria FallsVictoria Falls Safari Lodge (B, D)
The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set high on a plateau, which forms a natural boundary to the unfenced Zambezi National Park, and is just 2 ½ miles from the majestic Victoria Falls. This deluxe 72-roomed African Lodge prides itself on hospitality and food rivaled only by uninterrupted views and magnificent sunsets. Created with a keen eye for detail; hardwoods, thatch, vibrant colors - the effect is awe inspiring. Each bedroom has its own balcony, air-conditioning and modern bathroom.

Day 2:
After breakfast this morning you will be transferred from your hotel to Johannesburg Airport. Upon arrival in Johannesburg you will connect to your South African Airways flight to Victoria Falls. Upon arrival in Victoria Falls you will be transferred to your hotel.

From the Buffalo Bar, Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant and the pool deck you will not only enjoy the wonderful views, but excellent service from friendly Zimbabwean staff renowned for their warmth and understanding of the needs of international visitors. An on-site waterhole attracts a wide variety of game, including elephants, buffalo, impala and kudu.

This evening dinner is included at the Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, overlooking the waterhole, which is lit up at night, so that you can watch the wildlife come to the waterhole. The Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant offers a wide variety of internationally styled cuisine, with a hint of African and game dishes thrown in.

Day 3:
After breakfast a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of seven natural wonders of the world. This walking safari takes you through the magnificent rain forest where you are able to view the Cataracts, Livingstone’s statue and a wide variety of birds and plants.

Victoria Falls
Finish off the afternoon with a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. After returning to the Lodge, enjoy a cultural, fun filled dinner at "The Boma Place of Eating", set in the nearby Gusu Forest, just 500 meters from the Lodge. The Boma offers a unique African experience combining atmosphere, entertainment and hospitality with mouth-watering local dishes. Both of the restaurants at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge have received major accolades at the recent 'Zimbabwe on a Plate' annual national restaurant awards.

Days 4 & 5 -Livingston & Flight Back Home

Thorntree River Lodge - Victoria Falls Day 4:
After breakfast you’ll be transferred by road to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg you will connect for your ongoing flight back to the USA on South African Airways. (B)

Day 5:
Arrive in New York or Washington, DC with a lifetime of memories!

 


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