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Set off on an exciting journey into the heart of the Southern Africa safari experience and combine magisterial Victoria Falls with all the thrills of a Big 5 safari in a private Kruger reserve. Amazing game viewing, conversation-stopping scenery and luxurious accommodation are among the highlights. 

Start off with a trip to one of the Seven Wonders of the World - thundering Victoria Falls - to find out just why this destination is also called Africa's Adventure Capital. You'll be staying at The Royal Livingstone, positioned on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River and offering direct and complimentary walking access to Victoria Falls.

Then it's time for the legendary Sabi Sands, a private reserve adjoining the Kruger National Park and an area renowned for excellent game viewing, not least of the Big 5. You'll be accommodated in unrestrained comfort at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, an award-winning establishment with excellent facilities that include a health spa.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Combine Victoria Falls with a Big 5 safari
  • Watch the falls' rising spray from your hotel
  • Sip a sundowner drink overlooking the Zambezi River
  • Fly straight into Big 5 country and a luxury safari lodge
  • Go on day and night game drives plus guided nature walks
  • Rejuvenate your body with a spa treatment

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Livingstone

Arrive at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport and catch your flight to Livingstone Airport in Zambia. Here you will be met and transferred by road to The Royal Livingstone. Check in and take a wander down to the edge of the Zambezi River, flowing past the hotel's manicured lawns - you should be able to see the rising mist of Victoria Falls from the hotel's riverside bar.

Day 2

Explore the Victoria Falls & surrounds

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before setting out on whatever activities you have planned for the day. Being a guest of The Royal Livingstone entitles you to complimentary access to Victoria Falls and the Zambian side of the falls is within walking distance of the hotel.

If you are feeling brave, there are plenty of adrenalin-pumping activities such as bungee jumping or whitewater rafting to experience but for something a bit more serene not much can beat a tranquil sunset boat cruise down the Zambezi River. Other activities in the area include canoe safaris, bird watching trips, game drives and elephant-back safaris.

Return to the hotel and enjoy a pampering beauty or spa treatment before enjoying your evening meal.

Day 3

Travel to award-winning Lion Sands

Transfer to Livingstone Airport after breakfast for your flight to Mpumalanga Airport in South Africa. Board your connecting charter flight for a short air transfer to Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in the Sabi Sands Reserve. Settle in and relax: you can expect nothing less but superlative service at this award-winning lodge.

Days 4-5

View wildlife in Kruger Park

The next two days are spent in the welcome embrace of one of Africa's finest game viewing destinations. A private reserve adjoining the Kruger National Park, the wildlife-packed Sabi Sands can usually deliver all the Big 5 within a couple of game drives and is also an excellent birding destination.

Wake up early and enjoy a delicious breakfast before setting out on your early morning game drive. Return to the lodge later that morning for a rejuvenating treatment at the health spa or a dip in the lodge pool before heading out on an afternoon/early evening drive.

Since Sabi Sands is a private reserve, you'll also get guided nature walks, off-road driving and spotlit night drives to add to your safari experience.

Day 6

Say goodbye To Sabi Sands

Enjoy a last breakfast before being transferred back to the airstrip for your return flight to OR Tambo Airport and your onward arrangements.

Inclusions

  • 2 nights at The Royal Livingstone on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • Flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
  • Return transfer from Livingstone Airport to The Royal Livingstone
  • Flight from Livingstone to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
  • Transfer from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
  • Flight from Sabi Sand to OR Tambo International Airport

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"Two luxurious lodges in iconic destinations - this is a fantastic, popular combination."

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