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22430
Zimbabwe

Extension: Victoria Falls

Thrill in the beauty of Victoria Falls as you explore Southern Africa’s natural wonders. Gain insight into the work of Dr. David Livingstone, as well as the elephant species.
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Program No. 22430RJ
Length
5 days
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1,289
Zimbabwe

Extension: Victoria Falls

Thrill in the beauty of Victoria Falls as you explore Southern Africa’s natural wonders. Gain insight into the work of Dr. David Livingstone, as well as the elephant species.
Length
5 days
Starts at
1,289
Program No. 22430 RJ
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Oct 20 - Oct 24, 2021
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Nov 2 - Nov 6, 2021
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Oct 20 - Oct 24, 2021
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Nov 2 - Nov 6, 2021
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At a Glance

Explore one of the world’s natural wonders, Victoria Falls, while learning about its discovery and geologic history. Enjoy a class on the life and explorations of Dr. David Livingstone, a prominent figure in this region of the world. During an interaction with elephants, gain an up-close perspective on these gentle giants before joining them for a walk through the bush.

Program Extension

To take this extension, enroll in this main program first.

The Best of Botswana: An In-Depth Safari Experience

Venture into the Botswanan wilderness to witness elephants, lions, leopards and more, as a local expert teaches you about Botswana’s four unique ecosystems and their cultures.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily. Potentially slick paths at Victoria Falls viewpoints. Elevations up to 5,575 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Marvel at the beauty and power of Victoria Falls, known as one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of the World."
  • Learn about the life and times of Dr. David Livingstone, and his importance to the region.
  • Wonder at the gentleness of elephants during a hands-on interaction with the animals.

General Notes

This program may only be taken as an extension of "The Best of Botswana: An In-Depth Safari Experience" (#22424).
Featured Expert
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Keith Chisnall
A local of northern Zimbabwe, Keith Chisnall relishes in showing the bush culture to travelers from around the world. As a child, Keith learned the medicinal value of bush plants, how to track animals, tribal customs and the indigenous flora and fauna, and his knowledge has only grown since then. He’s worked as an engineer, salesman and detective, but his most meaningful work has been in leading educational adventures. After over 20 years of experience leading groups in “Big Five” territory, you can rely on Keith to explain every aspect and every detail of the wilderness!

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Honest Siyawareva View biography
Growing up, Honest Siyawareva spent much of his life in close proximity to nature, thanks to his family’s passion. Fulfilling his family legacy — his father and uncle were both professional nature leaders — in 2014, Honest qualified as a professional nature leader in Zimbabwe, the only person to pass the extremely onerous examinations that year. Working for Wilderness Safaris in Zimbabwe, he has split his time between camps in Hwange National Park and Mana Pools National Park.
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Keith Chisnall View biography
A local of northern Zimbabwe, Keith Chisnall relishes in showing the bush culture to travelers from around the world. As a child, Keith learned the medicinal value of bush plants, how to track animals, tribal customs and the indigenous flora and fauna, and his knowledge has only grown since then. He’s worked as an engineer, salesman and detective, but his most meaningful work has been in leading educational adventures. After over 20 years of experience leading groups in “Big Five” territory, you can rely on Keith to explain every aspect and every detail of the wilderness!
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Into Africa, The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
by Martin Dugard
A nicely paced tale of the Scottish explorer and Stanley's headline-grabbing efforts to locate him. Dugard has done his homework well, drawing on a wide variety of sources to paint a lively and nuanced portrait of the two men.
Mukiwa, A White Boy in Africa
by Peter Godwin
The unsentimental story of a boy's coming of age in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in the 1960s, offering a rare perspective on the consequences of colonialism.
The Zambesi Expedition, To the Zambesi River and Its Tributaries
by David Livingstone
Livingstone's original account of his second expedition to Africa, first published in 1864 -- a sympathetic portrait of African peoples, rich in nature, culture and politics.
Elephant Song
by Wilbur Smith
A potboiler set in Zimbabwe, in which our hero, a native Zimbabwean producer of nature films, fights the murderous ivory-traders.
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
by Alexandra Fuller
A worthy heir to Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham, Alexandra Fuller remembers her African childhood with candor and sensitivity. Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, it is suffused with Fuller's endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Fuller's debut is unsentimental and unflinching but always captivating. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.
Zimbabwe (Bradt Travel Guide)
by Paul Hubbard and Paul Murray
This compact, informative guide introduces the history, culture, wildlife and attractions of Zimbabwe, along with helpful travel details.
Watch My Tracer
by Keith Chisnall
A third-generation Rhodesian tells the story of his upbringing on a farm and his days learning to track and survive in the bush that would assist him during the Rhodesian Civil War as a part of the clandestine operation unit known as the Pachedu.
The Life and African Exploration of Dr. David Livingstone
by David Livingstone
A reproduction of Livingstone's original 1876 report on his exploration of Africa. Includes lithographic illustrations and facsimiles of notebooks, diary entries and letters.





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