If you have a little more time available, why not explore some other great African destinations while you’re here:
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls are located on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Known locally as “the “Smoke that Thunders” this overwhelmingly beautiful display of nature’s power is recognised as being the largest falling sheet of water on the planet with a width of 5600 ft and a height of 360 ft. Ever since the Scottish explorer, David Livingstone, first laid eyes on this majestic sight, it has been a popular tourist destination for travellers from around the globe.
Remarkably preserved in its natural state, Victoria Falls is as breath-taking to today’s visitors as it was to David Livingstone in the 1860’s. The falls themselves and the surrounding areas have been declared National Parks and a World Heritage Site, ensuring that the region remains free from excessive commercialisation and mistreatment. Victoria Falls town is in Zimbabwe and lies on the southern bank of the Zambezi River. The airport is just south of the town and has international services to Johannesburg and Namibia. On the Zambian side of the border is the town of Livingstone, a historic colonial city and tourism centre for Victoria Falls. This border town has road and rail connections to Zimbabwe as well as an airport with connections to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, and Johannesburg in South Africa.
The Okavango Delta
In the northwest of Botswana lies the Okavango Delta, a lush wetland surrounded by the arid Kalahari Desert. Formed by the inflow of the Okavango River from neighbouring Angola, the Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world.
This unique system of waterways supports a vast array of animal and plant life and offers an enticing choice of superior wildlife viewing in the unique setting of a water rich plain. The unusual environment ensures wildlife sightings that aren’t found on any other African safari and the wetlands similarly attract an incredible variety of birds which will satisfy any bird watcher’s passion. Take in the undiluted beauty of the region while gliding through the twisting channels of the Delta in a traditional boat called a mokoro. Seek out the abundant wildlife while exploring the lily-covered lagoons and countless lush islands and absorb the sights and sounds of a remarkable African travel experience.
Big Five Safaris in the Sabi Sand & Kruger National Park
South Africa is a Big Five Safari dream destination from a malaria-free coastal safari to the world-famous Kruger National Park. Whether you choose a luxurious tent, a private villa or an isolated treehouse you will be surrounded by the natural beauty of the African wilderness. Your safari starts in the early morning, accompanied by your new best friends – your ranger and tracker, as go in search of the Big Five, as well as other fascinating animals. Witnessing the start of the day in the African bush is like being invited to partake in a daily miracle. In the late afternoon join your ranger once more to view the nocturnal animals as they slowly start making an appearance.
Tropical Mozambique Islands
Beautiful beaches, sea adventures and deep relaxation in remote destinations, this largely undiscovered paradise has much to offer those already familiar with travel in Africa, from luxury trips to off-the-beaten-path adventures.
Go diving and snorkelling or deep-sea fishing around the Bazaruto Archipelago, visit colourful markets and interact with the vivacious local people. Sail a dhow through mangrove channels, relax under the shade of the palms in the Quirimbas Archipelago, or sip an espresso at one of Maputo’s bustling sidewalk cafés. Seafood lovers will be in heaven; there is an abundance of freshly caught seafood available almost everywhere.