Is it best to stay on the Zimbabwe or Zambia side?
We are a party of 4 adults who will be flying from South Africa to see Victoria Falls in early June 2015. Should we stay on the Zimbabwe or Zambia side?
How easy is it to get around without hiring a car? We don't mind doing a bit of walking. Not planning on doing any adventurous water activities or bungee jumping. Our main aim is to see Victoria Falls and maybe some animals at a national park if time permits. We have 2 nights before we leave for Australia.
Tours from Johannesburg to Victoria falls?
We're flying into Johannesburg, and want to visit Kruger, and would love a safari tour. We already have accommodations at lokuthula next May, so we don't need that included. We only have 16 days. Do you have any suggestions?
Booking Hwange & Mana Pools September 2015
by Ron Macdonald
Do you offer a service to book with Zimparks for national park bookings?
I hope to travel to Zimbabwe in September 2015 in a Hilux camper hired from Bushlore. I'm keen to book campsites in Whange and Mana Pools NPs. Please let me know if you can help; we're prepared to pay you a fee to administrate the bookings. Dealing direct with Zimparks has proven difficult as all I get in response is that bookings for 2015 are not yet open. iIf you are able to assist can you please let me know your fee. I'm contactable on firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria Falls Plans realistic?
We know you are concentrating your efforts more on Zimbabwe and not on Zambia. Still we hope you can help us out.
Coming August we will be staying in Livingstone in the Maramba Lodge for two nights. We have some ideas about what we want to do, but are not certain everything is realistic. Do we want to cram too much in twee days?
These are our plans for now.
• Arrival at Livingstone Airport at 12.30
• Transport to and check in in Lodge
• Taxi to Royal Livingstone Hotel for High tea in the (say at about 15.30 or 16.00) and sundowner on the deck
• Afterwards walk to the Zambezi Sun Hotel to watch the Dancing around Zambia show that starts at 20.00 (Is the walk safe? Is the show worthwhile?)
• Transport (taxi) back to lodge
• Helicopter flight
• See the falls from the Zambian and the Zimbabwean side (Which side should we do first?)
• After the falls trip to do the “Ultimate River Cruise Experience” with Victoria Falls River Safaris or Livingstone Island and Devil’s Pool (if open). Which would be more advisable?
Or maybe just do a sunset cruise?
Chobe or Zambezi??
Me and 3 friends are going to be travelling to Victoria Falls - would you recommend to safari at Chobe or Zambezi and why - are you able to put a package together for us i.e. accommodation, meals, safari's, river cruise, lion encounter, etc Our preferred accommodation would be Victoria Falls Safari Lodge - maybe 6 days - approximately the start of June - arriving Johannesburg approximately the 1st June late and stay Johannesburg and fly to Victoria Falls on the 2nd June - we will await your reply - thanks Kim Brennan
Chobe Camping Option
We are a party of Ex Zimbo's returning with our family in Sep14.(party of 5 adults, 2 kids) We have a trip booked on a houseboat & then are planning to visit a national park. We are looking at hiring a 4wd/s from Vic falls to travel to Hwange for 5-6 days staying at Main Camp/Sinamatela. I understand road conditions in the park would limit we we could drive in a 2wd.
When costing this all out, I am wondering whether you are aware of any camping type trip to Chobe for 5-6 days which would be comparable in cost as we wouldn't have to hire a car & all our meals would be included. Being an entire family, perhaps an operator would cater purely for us??
PS. Great website - handy to pick up the latest gen on whats happening around the Falls!
Victoria Fall Game Reserve or Zambezi NP
I would like to know which is better, Victoria Falls Game Reserve or Zambezi NP? I understand the difference but different tour companies have recommended either one or the other, which has left me undecided. By the way, I am happy to do both as long as I have time.
visiting both sides of victoria falls
We will be landing and visting (and make our departure) in the Zimbabwean side of Victora Falls (in October), but we also want to visit the Zambian side.
Is it possible to stay in the Zimbabwean side (probably Shoestings Lodge) through out the whole visit and still make all the activities in the Zambian side?
In that topic... Is there a recommended place (in Zimbabwe) for pepole who want to visit both sides?
Thank you very much! This is a very helpful site!
10 day safari options
we want to do a 10 night safari from victoria falls any suggestions re an itinerary and an agency?
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Suggested itinerary for 4 days
Hi Tony and Boo
We will be visiting the Falls in August.
Please can you help me with an itinerary. We would like to do the following activities:
- Game drive in Zambesi Nat Park
- Walking safari with Leon Varley
- Cultural village tour
- Tour of the falls (Should we take a guided tour or will we be able to experience the falls to the fullest if we just go with your map?)
- Town + market
With regards to Leon Varley walking safari:
In which park is it conducted?
What are the times and duration?
Thanks for your wonderfully informative site!
Victoria Falls, Chobe River & Central Kalahari game reserve
(Castro Valley, CA USA)
Am interested in a safari guide covering the above area all in about a weeks time. Would this be possible?
Botswana & Victoria Falls Tour Guide
(Castro Valley, CA USA)
I would like a tour guide for the victoria falls area & botswana - 5 days worth. I will be in southern botswana & will want to see parts of botswana & victoria falls. Can you recommend a tour guide?
Which side of falls to stay in January?
I realise you are Zimbambwean, so possibly biased but I'd really appreciate your urgent advice on which side of the falls to stay in January and the trade-0ffs for consideration.
Thanks so much
Easiest & most cost effective option available
My partner and I (UK citizens) are visiting Victoria Falls in August this year and fly into Vic Falls International airport whereby we have already booked a hostel which is in Zambia. (It seemed like a good idea at the time to book as we took a liking to it and we didnt want to leave it late and struggle to find somewhere else we liked) We only have a 3 night stay and need to get back to the same airport to then fly out on 31st Aug. We want to potentially do a helicopter ride, bungee and visit the devils pool. Would it be best just to cancel our current hostel booking in Zambia and find alternative hostels on the Zimbabwe side in a bid to prevent us having to cross the border on 4 different occasions? What would be our best option in terms of visa etc? Also any suggestions regarding adrenaline packages would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.
Is it possible to do a Impalila Island overnight-trip from Kasane? If so what are the logistics? I am planning to end a Chobe camping safari on 23 Sept. in Kasane. I�d like to spend a night at Impalila Island before my return flight from LVI (Livingstone) at 1:00pm on 24 September. I am trying to figure out if I can do that, and how to make those arrangements. Thanks!
Overnight trip to Victoria Falls
My husband and I want to see Victoria Falls. We have been traveling in South Africa including a Safari in Kruger and before we return to the United States, we would just like to see the falls. We have only one night. We would plan to fly on British Airways on September 10 from Johannesburg and return to Johannesburg on the 11th. The flight arrives (if on time) at 1:05 p.m. and departs at 1:55 p.m. giving us about 24-hours. If possible, we would like to have a guide for the afternoon/evening and again for the next morning. We also need a budget priced place to stay which would be near the falls. I have been looking on Expedia and Air BNB. I do not know what is the best way to see the falls. I have visited Iguaçu Falls in Brazil and found it to be the perfect approach to walk along the falls stopping at different view points. But I don't know if this is a good approach to Victoria Falls. I have looked at some sunset cruises on the river. It seems that those are all on the Zambia side. I don't know if it is reasonable to spend time going there for the short amount of time that we have. It seems we would have to have some sort of tour that might take us from the airport to that side in the afternoon, bring us back to Zimbabwe after the tour and we would do the Zimbabwe side from sunrise until time to go back to the airport. Or we could just stay on the Zimbabwe side the whole time. I am interested in hearing your suggestions.
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