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Victoria Falls, Chobe, Kasana Golf Safari

4 days

From: USD 3433 pps

 

This four-day golf safari in Zimbabwe and Botswana, will feel like a much longer holiday. Not because it’s rushed – you can’t rush a round of golf in Africa – but because it incorporates safari experiences, river cruises and a Victoria Falls walk, and yet still feels leisurely. Our choice of 5-star accommodation in Zimbabwe is a safari lodge on the banks of the Zambezi within the Zambezi National Park.

This means every transfer is a game drive and every night is peppered with sounds of African wild animals. We hop over from Zimbabwe into Botswana for a round of golf in Kasane, followed by one of the most incredible boat cruises in the world on the Chobe River – renowned for hundreds of elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffalo and plentiful game along the riverbank.  This golf safari tour packs a punch above its weight in the variety of experiences, that will easily satisfy golfers and non-golfers alike. 

*Please note that these golf courses are not always in prime condition, but the joy of playing here is having wild animals roaming freely across the fairways. 

Itinerary

VICTORIA FALLS – CHOBE – KASANE

DAY 1: Arrive Victoria Falls – Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi

Welcome to the Victoria Falls for a four-day golf, safari and culture tour. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to a stunning 5-star safari lodge on the edge of the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe.  The wonderful thing about our choice of accommodation, is that it’s inside the Zambezi National Park, making every transfer a game drive. 

You may not want to leave the gorgeous riverside suites and viewing decks, but step aboard a sunset boat cruise to immerse in the atmosphere that only the Zambezi can bring. There are great photo opportunities for birds, hippos, crocodiles and other game, with the backdrop of a golden African sunset. Relax for the evening and soak up the ambience and sounds of wild Africa, with no fences between you and the wildlife.

Accommodation: 5-star safari lodge, Zimbabwe
Meals: Dinner 

DAY 2: Morning Golf – Afternoon Victoria Falls Tour

Golfers drive up to the Elephant Hills Golf Course to play this 18-hole Gary Player designed course, in the company of wild animals, who roam freely across the fairways. “Playing your shot with warthogs beside you is truly unique,” said one visitor, who added, “a shout out for the caddies who were wonderful.”

Everyone will meet for lunch at Victoria Falls’ famous Lookout Café, perched 120 meters above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River and overlooking the vertiginous Batoka Gorge. The iconic Victoria Falls Bridge is visible from here, so is the adrenaline-inducing gorge swing. Perhaps you’ll be tempted to push the limits of adventure and have a go! 

This afternoon, go on a privately-guided tour of the Victoria Falls; so much more rewarding than walking the rim and viewpoints by yourself. This awe-inspiring natural wonder will amaze and humble you, and quite possibly soak you depending on the water flow, usually at its peak in about May (raincoats provided when necessary). Every viewpoint offers new and more astonishing vistas of this waterfall that spans the entire breadth of the Zambezi River almost 2 kilometres wide, with a curtain of water that plunges 108-metres over a sheer precipice, sending spray up to 1km into the air. The guide will accompany you through the rainforest and give a brief history and detail the flora, fauna, birds & wildlife.

There’s time for curio shopping in the small, friendly town of Victoria Falls, before heading back to the lodge through Zambezi National Park, for a relaxing evening listening to the sounds of the African night. 

Accommodation: 5-star safari lodge, Zimbabwe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 3: Victoria falls | Chobe 

Pack your passports as today we all go to Botswana (no visa required). It’s not that far from Victoria Falls to Kasane in Botswana, where golfers will play a round at Mowana Golf Course. It’s not often you get to play golf with hippos grunting in the river next to the course. If you lose a ball into the Chobe River, there’s no retrieving it. 

After lunch at Chobe Mowana Lodge, we cannot leave this area without experiencing the ubiquitous Chobe River Cruise. The boat slowly cruises the Chobe National Park riverbanks, where there are hundreds of elephants at any one time, often in the water, or even swimming across to feast on the lush grasses of Sedudu Island sitting mid-stream between Botswana and Namibia. This is one of the greatest wildlife boat cruises in the world, with hippos and crocodiles in abundance, lions wandering the riverbank and plenty of game coming to drink at this permanent water source. Savour the moment and take perfect pictures before you return to Zimbabwe and your Zambezi River safari lodge for dinner.

Accommodation: 5-star safari lodge, Zimbabwe
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 4: Victoria Falls – Meet the Locals 

A morning village tour at a rural homestead about 20km from Victoria Falls town will be so much more than you had expected. The Headman is dying to show you his home, his family and their lifestyle and tell you a few hair-raising stories about how they cope with wildlife wandering through their village. It’s a rewarding exchange that enables rural communities to reap the rewards of cultural tourism in an authentic and genuine way.

With hearts full from this village visit, it’s time to gather your bags and head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast