Victoria Falls & Botswana (3 nights)

CAP 403-201
Highlights
  • Explore Victoria Falls – the largest curtain of water in the world!
  • Take a short helicopter ride over the falls
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Embark on a full day safari in Botswana
Program Overview
Country: South Africa
Depart: 03/19/2018 0500
Return: 03/22/2018 2100
Duration: Overnight
Difficulty: Moderate
Capacity: Min 20 / Max 40
Program Fee
$3149 (early booking: $2970)

Attention US passport holders: a double entry visa is required for Zimbabwe (based on entering the country, exiting to Botswana and re-entering.) At the time of publication, a double entry visa is USD 75 pp obtainable on arrival into Vic Falls Airport. Currently a Visa is NOT required for USA citizens to entire Botswana. This information is all subject to change. Please be aware if you travel on this program you may need additional blank visa pages in your passport! 

To verify you will have enough blank visa pages to travel to Zimbabwe and Botswana, please review the Passports 101 Guide . 

Non-US passport holders should contact SAS to discuss applicable Visas.

Victoria Falls—or Mosi-o-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) to locals—is a waterfall located between Zambia and Zimbabwe on the Zambezi River. At 5,604 feet (1,708m) wide, Victoria Falls is the largest curtain of water in the world. The Falls drop between 295-351 feet (90-107m) into the Zambezi Gorge. In addition, an average of 550,000 cubic meters (1,820,666 cubic feet) of water plummet over the edge every minute. The Falls and the surrounding area are National Parks and a World Heritage Site. These distinctions preserve the area from excessive commercialization.

During this program, explore the famous Victoria Falls, enjoy a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, feast on local delights during a special Boma dinner, and embark on a full day safari in Chobe, Botswana.

“The best part of it all, was knowing that we might not see the falls or a lion, and then the split second glimpse of it, and then being memorized for hours.” – Hannah W., Spring ’17 Voyager

 “Absolutely amazing program. There were so many fun things planned from the helicopter ride to the cultural dinner to the safari. South Africa will probably be my favorite port on this trip due to this program.” – Fall 2017 voyager

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Fly to Victoria Falls
  • Lunch
  • Zambezi River sunset cruise (~2-2.5hrs)
  • Dinner
  • Overnight at hotel

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls (~2hrs)
  • Lunch
  • Helicopter flight over the Falls (~13min)
  • Dinner
  • Overnight at hotel

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Travel to Chobe, Botswana
  • Boat cruise on Chobe River
  • Lunch
  • Game drive in Chobe National Park
  • Return to Victoria Falls
  • Dinner and cultural entertainment
  • Overnight at hotel

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Travel to Victoria Falls Airport
  • Fly to Cape Town
  • Return to the ship

*Itineraries are subject to change; please be flexible.

Meals Included

Day 1: lunch, dinner
Day 2: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4: breakfast

Any food not listed here is on your own and not included in the program price.

Special Note

  • There are additional visa requirements for this program—please consult with SAS administration
  • The water flow over the Victoria Falls is not guaranteed and depends on the rains
  • Please note that the game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain and that the game-drives can be bumpy. This tour is, therefore, not recommended for guests with back problems.
  • For safety reasons, no children under the age of 6 years allowed on the open vehicles
  • Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed