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22445
Botswana/Zimbabwe

Extension: Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park

Discover the magnificent, mile-long Victoria Falls. Explore Chobe National Park with a local expert to witness herds of elephant, lions, leopard and more.
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Program No. 22445RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
2,659
Botswana/Zimbabwe

Extension: Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park

Discover the magnificent, mile-long Victoria Falls. Explore Chobe National Park with a local expert to witness herds of elephant, lions, leopard and more.
Length
6 days
Starts at
2,659
Program No. 22445 RJ
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Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2021
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2,659
Oct 5 - Oct 10, 2021
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Oct 17 - Oct 22, 2021
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DATES & starting prices
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Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2021
Starting at
3,029
Oct 5 - Oct 10, 2021
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3,029
Oct 17 - Oct 22, 2021
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3,029

At a Glance

Discover the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls – the largest waterfall in the world – which pours a continuous sheet of water into a 350-foot chasm separating Zimbabwe and Zambia. At roughly twice the height of Niagara Falls and over a mile long, Victoria Falls is one of the most incredible phenomena in the natural world. Learn from a local historian about how David Livingstone discovered the falls, and come to understand the geological forces that shaped them. Venture to Botswana’s renowned Chobe National Park to witness the largest concentration of elephant in the world. Take a game drive and boat excursion to discover the vast diversity of life that inhabits the park, including lions, leopard and giraffe. Learn about life in the area and meet the locals on visits to nearby community projects, and gain an up-close perspective of elephants during an interaction with the gentle giants.

Program Extension

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

The Best of South Africa: Safari, Culture & the Garden Route

Discover the history and natural diversity of South Africa from important urban centers to scenic coastlines. Join experts to search for iconic wildlife in the South African bush.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily over varied terrain. Game drive in open-air safari vehicle over bumpy, dusty terrain. 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 ...

  • Feel the power of the incredible Victoria Falls, known as one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World,” and learn about David Livingstone’s expedition and discovery of the falls.
  • Explore Botswana’s Chobe National Park on game drives to witness lions, leopard, giraffe and massive herds of elephant.
  • Gain insight into life in the area during visits to community projects, and interact with the locals who benefit from them.

General Notes

This program may only be taken as an extension of "The Best of South Africa: Safari, Culture & the Garden Route" (#22444).
Featured Expert
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Sisa Moyo
Sisa is Ndebele by tribe and grew up in Bulawayo and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s beautiful wilderness and wildlife inspired him to begin leading overland trips. In 2011, Sisa served as an Ambassador for Zimbabwe at Walt Disney World, raising awareness about conservation issues. He currently lives in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe with his wife and family. In his "office," covering thousands of miles in Southern Africa, Sisa shares his passion for the bush and his country with travelers from around the world.

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

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Khule Ndlovu View biography
Mkhulekelwa Ndlovu — Khule for short — was born in Matebeleland, Zimbabwe, in 1971 and grew up in a small village as the youngest of nine children. After completing his primary and secondary education, he worked for a vet who took him to game farms where he met rangers and safari guides who inspired him. Khule qualified for Zimbabwe’s prestigious Professional Guide designation in 2001 and has never looked back. He currently resides in Victoria Falls with his family. Khule loves nature and guiding is his passion.
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Victoria Falls Heritage Tours, David Livingstone Presentation View biography
A dynamic storyteller from Victoria Falls Heritage Tours will join your group to discuss David Livingstone's fascinating life and his explorations, which covered more than 28,000 miles of uncharted territory. Dr. Livingstone's unparalleled story is truly an inspiration and will offer new-found perspectives on the African continent.
Profile Image of Sisa Moyo
Sisa is Ndebele by tribe and grew up in Bulawayo and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s beautiful wilderness and wildlife inspired him to begin leading overland trips. In 2011, Sisa served as an Ambassador for Zimbabwe at Walt Disney World, raising awareness about conservation issues. He currently lives in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe with his wife and family. In his "office," covering thousands of miles in Southern Africa, Sisa shares his passion for the bush and his country with travelers from around the world.
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.
The Myth of Wild Africa
by Jonathan Adams, Thomas McShane
A no-holds-barred attack on old-style conservation in Africa, provocative and dead-on. The authors explore the fallacy of an untouched continent where animals roam freely in sanctuaries.
North of South, An African Journey
by Shiva Naipaul
This is a great book – engaging and unafraid of controversy. It’s a sharp portrait of contemporary East Africa, as well as Zambia, sensitive to issues black, white and brown.
Exploration of Africa, From Cairo to the Cape
by Ann Hugon
This jewel of a book chronicles 19th century exploration of Africa with hundreds of contemporary paintings and prints, brief chapters on the expeditions and a very useful chronology.
The Ukimwi Road, From Kenya to Zimbabwe
by Dervla Murphy
An Irish grandmother and award-winning travel writer, Murphy journeys from Kenya to Zimbabwe, including a sojourn in Zambia.
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.
Adventuring in Southern Africa
by Allen Bechky
This comprehensive guide to game parks throughout Southern Africa includes an overview of the region, tips on watching wildlife and good descriptive information on each park or nature reserve.
Southern, Central, and East African Mammals
by Chris and Tilde Stuart
A compact guide to 152 mammals.
The Scramble for Africa
by Thomas Pakenham
A well-written, meticulously researched history of the Victorian land grab in Africa. The book includes especially good portraits of the egomaniacal personalities who overran the continent.
The Safari Companion
by Richard Estes
An encyclopedic guide to the behavior of Africa’s mammals by a noted scientist.
Southern Africa Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide
by Mike Unwin
A popular, photographic guide to the mammals, birds, reptiles and habitats south of the Zambezi. With 300 color photographs and illuminating text.
Newman’s Birds of Southern Africa
by Kenneth Newman
This classic field guide features hundreds of color plates, a comprehensive checklist – and information on habitat and distribution.





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