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Victoria Falls and Old Drift Lodge Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls and Old Drift Lodge Zimbabwe

$ 2830 / per person
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VICTORIA FALLS AND OLD DRIFT LODGE ZIMBABWE TRAIN SAFARI

 

6 Days / 5 Nights
1 January – 31 December 2022

 

Recapture the romance of a bygone era as you step aboard the reconditioned wood- panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. 

 

The Rovos Rail Train portrays the epitome of luxury, with handsome wood panelling and period Edwardian features, the air-conditioned suites accommodate two people offering the option of twin or spacious double beds. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hairdryers and shaver plugs.

 

The Rovos Rail Train has three lounge areas and a dining area. The lounges consist of a non-smoking lounge car and a non-smoking 42-seat dining car. Then there is the smoking lounge, with the Observation Car at the tail. Deep sofas and wingback chairs make for an extremely comfortable ride in the lounges

 

Rovos Rail’s onboard experience , crossing over the Tropic of Capricorn ,travel through baobab country, Zimbabwe. Hwange, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species.

 

Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world and Old Drift Lodge with 360-degree views Zambezi River to the north and a watering hole to the south. Canvas suites with an outdoor shower and bath, star bed, private plunge pool and viewing deck. Game drives in the Zambezi National Park and river cruises on the mighty Zambezi. Walking safaris and lunch at the Lookout Café perched 120m above the Zambezi River and Batoka Gorge.

 

Surrounding areas offer various recreational opportunities including whitewater rafting, canopy tours and photo safaris.

 

INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE:

  • Pick up and transfers from OR Tambo Airport to Rovos Rail.
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation on board Rovos Rail.
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation at the Old Drift lodge in Zimbabwe.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • All beverages excludes premium branded products.
  • 1 Game drive in Hwange National Park.
  • 2 Game drive in Zambezi National Park.
  • 1 River cruise / safari.
  • Transfer by vehicle from Victoria Falls / Livingston Airports.
6 Days / 5 Nights
14+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Pretoria / Johannesburg

Tour Plan

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Day 1: Pretoria

Upon your arrival at OR Tambo International Airport you will be met and taken to Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Depart on Rovos Rail. Travel north towards Zimbabwe
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Day 2: Rovos Rail

The train then passes the edge of the escarpment and crosses the Tropic of Capricorn en route to the border with Zimbabwe. After formalities at Beitbridge the train travels through baobab country to Mpopoma. Overnight on board.
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Day 3: Hwange

The day sees the train travelling along one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114 kilometre's – before traversing Hwange National Park, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary where animals can be spotted from the train and a game drive excursion is enjoyed. After a service stop at Thompson's Junction, the sojourn ends at the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River. Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo Tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometers, into a gorge over one hundred meters below. The wide, basalt cliff over which the Falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a placid river into a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges. Facing the Falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to the same height, and capped by mist-soaked rain forest. .  
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Day 4: Old Drift Lodge

Arrive at Victoria Falls Station. Transfer to Old Drift Lodge for a 2-night stay. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, river safaris, guided walking tours and more. Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo Tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometers, into a gorge over one hundred meters below. The wide, basalt cliff over which the Falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a placid river into a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges. Facing the Falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to the same height, and capped by mist-soaked rain forest. .
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Day 5: Old Drift Lodge.

Upstream of the iconic Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River, lies Old Drift Lodge. The lodge boasts luxury accommodation overlooking the pristine Zambezi National Park, a mere 7 kilometers from the mighty Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Old Drift Lodge is nestled within a wild paradise frequented by elephant, buffalo, herds of sable, eland, zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and impala. The main lodge area has 360 degree views, North facing onto the Zambezi & South facing onto a water hole. A 7 kilometre stretch of river flows between the camp and the town of Victoria Falls, making Old Drift Lodge the closest lodge within the National Park to Victoria Falls.
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Day 6: Victoria Falls and onwards

Transfer to Victoria Falls/Livingstone Airport or extend your stay with own arrangements

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