4 days

Vic Falls Extension

Vic Falls Extension

‘The smoke that thunders' - Victoria Falls

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  • See one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world, Vic Falls. Along with a wildlife-spotting cruise on the Upper Zambezi you'll have time to choose your own way to see the area - a jaw-dropping helicopter flight over the falls perhaps?


    This trip will be discontinued from 01 January, 2015 and replaced with our new Independent Experience - trip code PFVFX.

    Why we love it

    • Get to know your fellow travellers over a sumptuous African feast and a live performance. Dine on an array of exotic meats, which may include warthog, buffalo, crocodile as you are entertained by local song and dance.
    • Take your pick of some fantastic optional activities in Victoria Falls, including canoeing, inflatable kayaking along the upper Zambezi , white water rafting and game drives or walks in Zambezi National Park


    Day 1 - Victoria Falls

    • After you arrive in Victoria Falls you will be transferred to your lodge. The afternoon will be free to spend at your leisure. Take a stroll around town and book any optional activities that you’d like to do while you’re here with local tour operators.
    • What better way to kick off your African adventure than with a superb feast? Tonight you'll share an incredible dinner at the Boma Restaurant. The mouth-watering main course is a buffet of local meats, which may include warthog, buffalo, crocodile, impala and more. Throughout the meal you'll be entertained with local song and dance, where everyone is given an African drum and encouraged to join the party.
    • Please note, if you don’t wish to join in with the drumming you can choose an earlier session for dinner.
    Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar

    Day 2 - Victoria Falls

    • This morning you’ll be taken on a guided tour of Victoria Falls. A US$30 entry fee will be payable at the National Park gate which must be paid in cash (These are Zimbabwean Government Regulations. Please try to ensure you have the correct money and that the notes are not issued prior to the year 2006.)
    • Once inside the park, your guide will take you through the falls area, stopping at vantage points along the way to tell you about the history of the falls and its surroundings.
    • In the evening you will enjoy a sunset cruise on the Upper Zambezi River. Your cruise will begin in the late afternoon with some game viewing – you’ll be keeping your eye out for elephant, hippopotamus and the elusive white rhinoceros, while cruising along the banks of the Zambezi enjoying a light snack as the sun sets over the river.
    Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar

    Day 3 - Victoria Falls

    • Today your time in Victoria Falls will be free to spend at your leisure, so you can enjoy some of the activities Vic Falls is known for.
    • Optional activities include canoeing, inflatable kayaking along the upper Zambezi, white-water rafting, morning and afternoon game drives or walks in the Zambezi National Park.
    • Or you might choose to enjoy a jaw-dropping helicopter flight over the falls and the Zambezi Gorges. Alternatively, a great range of curio and craft shops provide a pleasant distraction for those seeking a less vigorous kind of day!
    Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar

    Day 4 - Victoria Falls

    • This morning you’ll have the opportunity to sleep in and relax or take another optional excursion.
    • Your guide will collect you from the lodge to transfer you to the airport in time for your flight. Additional accommodation can be booked if you’d like to extend your time in Victoria Falls.
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • An experienced, English-speaking local leader for sightseeing activities only
    • Return airport transfers
    • Transport
    • Accommodation

    Not Included

    • International flights
    • Airport departure taxes
    • Visas
    • Meals unless specified in the itinerary
    • Insurance
    • Entrance fee to Victoria Falls National Park
    • Optional tours or activities during free time
    • Tips
    • Personal items

    Safety Information

    It is recommended that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information prior to your departure. Peregrine strongly recommends the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Please leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Most of our hotels will have a safety deposit box, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. A local guide will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your local guides will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and Peregrine makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. FIRE PRECAUTIONS: Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities in this region differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms. TRAFFIC AND DRIVING CONDITIONS: Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Be aware that traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home. PETTY THEFT AND PERSONAL SAFETY: While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing. SWIMMING POOLS: You may stay at hotels with unfenced pools and no life guard on duty. BALCONIES: Some hotel balconies don't meet UK standards in terms of the width of the balcony fence being narrower than 10cm. SEAT BELTS: Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in the western world or from your home country and not all the transport which we use provides seat belts.

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Trip Code PFVX
Start City: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
End City: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Style: Independent

What to know

The US$30 entrance fee into Victoria Falls National Park needs to be paid in US dollars cash to the national park ticket office on the day of the tour. Please ensure banknotes are not issued before the year 2006.

Extra accommodation can be pre-booked at additional cost.

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