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One of the world's natural wonders

The mile-wide Zambezi River plunges over 300 feet to create the spectacle of Victoria Falls. The river is surrounded by protected nature reserves.

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Victoria Falls Extension

One of the World’s Natural Wonders

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $695  
Length: 3 days
Arrive: Livingstone, Zambia or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Depart: Livingstone, Zambia or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Lodging: 2 nights hotel
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Wildlife & Natural History, Walking
Trip Level: Optional activities at Victoria Falls

Visa Requirements

A visa is required for U.S. citizens visiting Zambia or Zimbabwe. Your visa must be obtained prior to arrival.

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Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya, “the smoke that thunders,” is one of Africa’s most famous sights. Here the mile-wide Zambezi River drops 300 feet into a sheer chasm to create a spectacular thundering cascade. Above the falls, the river is placid, with palm-fringed islands and rainforested banks. In 1860, Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone was the first Westerner to report the existence of this mile-wide cascade, and he named this magnificent wonder for his queen. Since then, it has attracted visitors from around the world. The Zambezi River marks the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and visitors can walk across a bridge to view the falls from both countries.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Victoria Falls

On arrival at the Livingstone Airport, Zambia or Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe (depending on whether your extension is in Zambia or Zimbabwe), transfer to the hotel, and enjoy an afternoon walk to views the falls. Overnight at the Royal Livingstone Hotel in Livingstone, Zambia, or the Victoria Falls Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe...Meals on your own

Day 2
Victoria Falls

There are numerous activities available at extra cost, including whitewater rafting on the Zambezi, a canoe safari, an elephant ride, or for the adventurous, bungee jumping from the 300-foot-high Victoria Falls Bridge, with the falls as a backdrop. Optional activities can be booked at the hotel activity desk and are not included in the extension price...B

Day 3

Mid-day transfer to the airport (Victoria Falls Airport or Livingstone Airport) for flights home...B

Extension Cost

Prices are for 2016

Victoria Falls Hotel Zimbabwe

$695 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $1095

Royal Livingstone Hotel Zambia

$995 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $1595

Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
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Extension Cost Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Activities as indicated
  • Airport transfers

Extension Cost Does Not Include:

Airfare, optional activities, meals not specified (BLD), soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, airport departure tax, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, optional gratuities to lodge staff, transfer agents, drivers, and guides, additional hotel nights or extra costs that may be necessitated by airline changes.

Hotels in Victoria Falls

Days 1 to 3 (3 nights), Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

In Victoria Falls, we stay at one of the following properties, based on availability and choice of accommodation:

Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.