This 4-day luxury journey is designed for clients with limited time, and is jam packed with the most popular tours in Victoria Falls, as well as a safari trip to Chobe National Park.
The Victoria Falls is the only waterfall listed on the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and a highlight of this trip is a guided tour of the rainforest. Locally known as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” (the smoke that thunders), Victoria Falls is the largest curtain of falling water in the world!
Chobe National Park is renowned for its massive elephant population, big herds of buffalo, and spectacular birdlife. Coupled with the majestic deep blue of the Chobe River, this package will leave you with a lifetime of memories.
Imbali Seasonal Rates
Green Season – Valid 11 Jan 2021 – 31 Mar 2021 AND 01 Nov 2021 – 20 Dec 2021 $910
High Season: 01 Apr 2021 – 31 Oct 2021 AND 21 Dec 2021 – 10 Jan 2022 $1 093
Return transfers between the lodge and Kasane Airport, Victoria Falls Airport or Livingstone Airport Guided tour of Victoria Falls Rainforest Accommodation at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge on a Fully Inclusive basis, which includes:
Early morning tea & coffee served with home-made rusks
Early morning activity: river safari or game drive
Breakfast on return from activity
Afternoon tea and snacks
Afternoon activity: river safari or game drive
Night drive (available on request and is approximately 30 mins in duration)
Chobe day trip Elephant Interaction Local drinks Laundry service Emergency Evacuation Insurance VAT
Excluded from Price
Victoria Falls Rainforest entry fee, currently at US$30.00 per person Chobe Park entry free, currently at US$ 15.00 per person Imbabala Conservation Levy, currently US$ 10.00 per person per stay Fishing Walking Safaris/Game Walks Spa treatments Private vehicle use All other excursions and permits not stipulated as included
Guided tour of the Falls Game drives and river safaris on lodge concession Chobe Day Safari
Daily departures Minimum 2 pax, with single supplement charge for single travellers Children aged 7 years and older are welcomed at Imbabala This is a private tour
9 Thatched lodges Spacious verandas opening onto sweeping views of the Zambezi River Ceiling Fans Minibar in room Tea/coffee stations 220v AC electricity,withback-upgenerator Mosquito nets Room safe Water-hole in front of the lodge Views of the Zambezi River Fully stocked bar Library FreeWi-Fi in main complex area Main swimming pool,with deck and firepit area
DAY TO DAY
Day 1: Arrival – Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and taken directly to the Falls, a welcome activity after a long flight. Your local guide will brief you on the history of the rainforest and take you to it’s points of interest, as well as a photo stop at the Big Tree. Raincoats are provided when needed.
Please note: this tour may be conducted on your arrival day or on your day of departure (flight times dependent). This tour is included for guests arriving and/or departing via Victoria Falls and Livingstone only. On completion of the tour, you will be transferred to your lodge. Depending on your arrival time at the lodge, you can enjoy a river safari or game drive. Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is situated on a riverine fringe of the mighty Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge. Offering guests welcome respite within a private concession along 14 kilometres of river frontage, while bordering the Chobe Forest Reserve. Wildlife sightings and birdlife are prolific in this secluded area. Guides will take you on a 4X4 game drive within the private concession, where you will experience the wildlife in their natural habitat. There is a choice of a morning and afternoon safari and includes refreshments. You also can enjoy an included morning or afternoon river safari on the lodge pontoon boat. Here guests are often treated with awesome sightings of wildlife at the water’s edge, and provide amazing opportunities to capture a perfect African sunset while enjoying snacks and drinks.
The lodge offers exclusivity for only 20 guests in comfortable stone & thatch lodges. Old world charm blends well with modern designs and gives guests a home-from-home feeling. Each lodge is well positioned for sweeping views of the Zambezi River. Spacious verandahs allow guests to look out over the river in comfort and privacy. The lodge is unfenced and located in a wilderness area where wildlife roam freely, giving it an authentic African wildlife experience.
Day 2: Game viewing
A very early start to the morning, with rusks and tea or coffee to kick-start your morning’s game viewing activity. After your safety briefing, hop on board your 4X4 vehicle and start off before sunrise. Guides are trained to track the host of wildlife found on the concession. An astonishing variety of animals can be seen; huge herds of buffalo, massive elephant herds, large variety of buck species. Harder to find species include leopard and wild dog packs. Return to Camp for some leisure time. Indulge at the Spa for a decadent treatment, or laze around the refreshing swimming pool during the heat of the day. You can also enjoy game viewing from the comfort and privacy of your room verandah. There are no fences at Imbabala and you can expect to see the local wildlife drink from the river or from the water-hole.
End the day with another exciting river safari or game drive, before returning to the lodge for dinner and well-deserved respite from the African sun.
Day 3: Chobe National Park
This morning you will be taken on a full day trip to enjoy a morning river cruise and afternoon game drive inside the Chobe National Park. Lunch is included. Please note that you will be crossing the border to and from Botswana, and your passport will be needed. Visa regulations will apply as well. Once across the border, you will board a boat for the morning game cruise along the Chobe River. The cruise will end at around 12h30 followed by lunch at a hotel on the riverbank. After lunch, board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park.
Chobe National Park is world renown for their elephant population, in the dry season an estimate of up to 85,000 elephants can be grazing within the Chobe National Park, most of whom can be found along the river. Apart from the herds of elephants, Chobe teems with lion, leopard, buffalo and a whole host of antelope like sable, puku, kudu, eland, roan and many others which you can get to see. The river is home to pods of hippos and some of the biggest crocodiles in Africa.
Late this afternoon you will be transferred back to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Please note that this tour is optional, and you may choose to stay at the lodge to enjoy the activities on offer.
Day 4: Departure
After the early morning activity at the lodge, return for a hearty brunch before your transfer back to either Victoria Falls, Livingstone, or Kasane Airport for your onward flight.