Big Five Marathon

17 June 2023

Victoria Falls 2022- The Smoke That Thunders

Extend your African adventure by joining us for an exciting 4-day extension to one of the world’s largest waterfalls.
21-24 Jun | 4 days | 1 900 EUR

With a height of 108 meters, a combined width of 1700 meters, and picturesque rain forest backdrop, Victoria Falls is an impressive place to spend four days topping off your African adventure.

In the Bantu language, the falls are called “mosi-oa-tunya,” which means "the smoke that thunders," and that is a perfect representation of Victora Falls - a huge puff of "smoke" accompanied by the thunderous sound of the water.

  • Day 1 - 21 Jun: Arrive in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    After breakfast, we start our drive to O R Tambo International Airport where we will check in for our 1 hour 40 minute flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

    On arrival, and after clearing customs and immigration, you will be transferred to your hotel for the next four days, the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.

    Situated on a plateau just 4km from the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the award-winning hotel is surrounded by the wilds of Africa and offers an unforgettable experience. The sunset-facing, 72-room Victoria Falls Safari Lodge offers a view of the African bush that stretching endlessly toward the horizon, including views of a waterhole frequented by elephants, buffalo, kudus, and other wildlife, as well as a rich variety of birds.

    We offer the Waterhole Facing Room. All rooms are spacious and light, with glass sliding doors opening on to private balconies with unrivalled views of the bushveld at sunset.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 2 - 22 Jun: Tour of Victoria Falls & Sunset Cruise

    After breakfast, we will take a walking tour around the indescribably beautiful Victoria Falls, which spans as far as the eye can see. During the tour, our guide will explain the history of the area and provide information about its location along the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

    There is often spray from the waterfall, so it can be a good idea to bring an umbrella or light raincoat. 

    In the afternoon, we will take a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River upstream from Victoria Falls. From our safe position aboard the boat, we will enjoy a cold drink while on the look-out for crocodiles and hippopotamus. 

    Meals: Breakfast 

  • Day 3 - 23 Jun: Optional Activities & Boma Dinner Drum Show

    Today is set aside for you to experience the many activities that are available around Victoria Falls. We offer an optional safari in Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Or you could enjoy a helicopter flight over the falls, go river rafting on the Zambezi, or perhaps bungee jump over the falls. There is also the opportunity to experience the falls from the Zambia side.

    Our local representative will be able to assist in booking activities. 

    In the evening we all meet at The Boma for Dinner & Drum show.
    This evening of non-stop entertainment includes performances by traditional singers, dancers and drummers, face painting and dinner featuring local cuisine. The grand finale is an interactive drumming show, giving you the chance to discover your inner African rhythm! 

    Meals: Breakfast and Boma Dinner Drum show

  • Day 4 - 24 jun: Transfer for Johannesburg & Departure

    You will have the morning free for any optional activities before your transfer back to Victoria Falls airport, where we will take a flight to Johannesburg, from where you should meet your connecting flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Price Information

    Shared double room: EUR 1900
    Single room supplement: EUR +190

    Optional full day tour to Chobe National Park in Botswana
    Per person including lunch: EUR 175

  • Inclusions
    • 3 nights at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge - Waterhole Facing Room with breakfast
    • Roundtrip flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls
    • Tour of Victoria Falls
    • Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi
    • Boma Dinner Drum Show (23 June)
    • Roundtrip transfer between the airport and hotel
  • Exclusions
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Visa to Zimbabwe
    • Beverages
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel and health insurance 
    • Anything else not mentioned under "Inclusions"
  • Flight Information