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The majestic Victoria Falls!

Located in Zimbabwe and also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya(the smoke which thunders) for the thunderous sound of water crashing down over the falls, releasing a thick “smoke” of water spray, the Victoria Falls will take your breath away! The tour, which will be filled with history and cultural symbolism, will begin in Livingstone, Zambia, and cross the mighty Zambezi River bridge into Zimbabwe.

Travelers will spend an exciting three-night stay at A’Zambezi River Lodge which is nestled on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. A’Zambezi is the only hotel with a river frontage and jetty site in Victoria Falls which makes it the perfect retreat to relax and unwind in the quiet ambience of the African wild life and nature, whilst enjoying world class services.

The weekend also includes a luxury sunset cruise, a guided tour through the rainforest that surrounds the Falls and experienced guides who will enthrall with tales of the mighty Zambezi River, the flora, fauna and exquisite bird and wildlife that call the rainforest home.

For the thrill seekers, there is no shortage of adrenaline-filled activities available during downtime such as a helicopter “Flight of Angels” ride, a 111-metres bungee jump, a bridge slide and swing, elephant back rides and a lion interactive safari.

Pack your bags and join Kaya FM presenters Kuli Roberts, Mosibodi Whitehead, Thomas Msengana, Bridget Masinga, T-bose Mokwele and Mapaseka Mokwele and ProVerb on this exciting journey to the “Smoke which Thunders” – the Victoria Falls!

THURSDAY, 18 MAY

Flight from OR Tambo Johannesburg to Livingstone on British Airways

11:00                 Depart

12:45                 Arrive

Transfer to A’ Zambezi River Lodge for check-in

FREE AFTERNOON

19:00                 Dinner (Amulonga restaurant) 

22:00                 KAYA FM Entertainment (Amulonga Bar)


FRIDAY, 19 MAY

07:00 – 09:00      Breakfast (Amulonga Restaurant)

10:00                   Guided Tour of the Falls

13:00                    2 – course lunch at the Rainforest Café

15:00                   Transfer to Sunset Cruise liner

16:00                   Luxury Sunset Cruise on Zambezi Explorer, including  selected drinks and 3 course dinner (check if we can play music onboard)

19:30                   Return to Hotel

20:30                    KAYA FM Entertainment (Amulonga Bar)


SATURDAY, 20 MAY

07:00 –  09:00      Breakfast (Amulonga Restaurant)

10:00   15:30      Optional activities – or relax at the swimming pool such as Helicopter Flight of Angels, Bungee 111 metres ,

                            Bridge Slide, Bridge Swing, Elephant Back and Lion 

                            Interactive Safari combo

16:00 – 23:00     Welcome drinks

Sunset & Spray view

Optional face painting

3 course dinner at the Helicopter Pad

Local band if possible (1 ½ hours)

Kaya Entertainment


SUNDAY, 21 MAY

 07:00 –  09:00   Breakfast

10:00                  Transfer to Livingstone Airport

Flight from Livingstone to OR Tambo Johannesburg on British Airways

13:30                 Depart

15:15                 Arrive ORT

What currency should I bring?

The main Zimbabwean currency is US Dollars, however, South African Rand is also a legal tender. We advise you to travel with smaller denominations such as US$1, US$5, US$10 and US$20 for tipping, souvenirs and sundries.  Any extras at the A’Zambezi River Lodge can be settled by credit card. MasterCard and Visa credit cards are widely accepted in Victoria Falls town and at your hotel. There are ATM machines in Victoria Falls, dispensing in US Dollars cash, however funds could be limited. Traveller’s cheques and debit cards are no widely accepted.


Climate

Zimbabwe has a temperate climate, and is hot most of the year round although temperatures can drop in the evenings as we approach winter. Winter months from May to August, are generally mild and dry.

 Average winter temperatures:  7’C to 29’C

 The Falls are at their fullest flow rate around March, April & May. Viewing the Victoria Falls at different times of the year offers different experiences – in high flow its entire length is a thundering wall of falling water. There is so much spray it is sometimes difficult to see the falls, but you can certainly feel them. So expect to get a little wet – it will be well worth it for the breath taking experience. (Ponchos will be provided for those needing them on the Tour of the Falls).


 What to Pack

  • Generally comfortable lightweight clothing is suitable for Vic Falls throughout the year
  • Include a warm jacket in your suitcase for evenings just in case
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Sunblock
  • Hats (VERY IMPORTANT!)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Passport
  • Pen (it is always convenient to travel with a pen,for any forms that may need completing)

 Visas & Passport Requirements.

All passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of return into South Africa and must have at least two blank pages available for entry/exit stamps. South African passport holders do not need to get a visa prior to arrival – as these are issued on entry.  Passengers traveling on foreign passports must contact the Zimbabwean Consulate office ahead of time to ascertain is a visa needs to be obtained prior to travelling.


Local time in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe local time is the same as South Africa time.


Can I drink the water in Victoria Falls?

Yes. Most, if not all locals, drink happily from municipal supplies. However, if you suspect you may have a sensitive stomach, then bottled water is recommended and is readily available


What language is spoken in Vic Falls?

English is the official language, while Shona and Ndebele are the major indigenous languages.


Is there malaria in Victoria Falls?

Yes. Malaria does occur in Victoria Falls and travellers are advised to please ask your travel clinic or doctor for advice before you travel. We also advise lavishly applying insect repellent before sunset and sunrise.


Are all the rooms at A’Zambezi River Lodge Air-conditioned?

Yes – all rooms are air-conditioned and have mosquito nets


 Other room facilities include:

  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • In-room Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room tea and coffee facilities

 Is there free Wi-Fi at A’Zambezi River Lodge?

Yes


What Plug Adapter do I need for Vic Falls?

3 prong flat adapter (as per the UK plugs)  – Type G