Zambia, Victoria Falls

Botswana, Africa

“The Smoke That Thunders”

Victoria Falls and Tongabezi Lodge in Zambia

Voted #1 Safari Lodge in Zambia by Conde Nast, Tongabezi Lodge is the perfect complement to your African adventure. As a luxe hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River just minutes upstream from Victoria Falls you will have a selection of activities to fill your days.

Witness the phenomenal Victoria Falls, exciting game drives to cultural encounters – or perhaps you would prefer to just relax and enjoy the exclusive ambience in your private cottage…it is all up to you! Whatever you choose the friendly team will welcome you with the legendary warmth and hospitality of the people of Zambia.

Highlights

  • Visit Victoria Falls.
  • Private cottage with personal valet.
  • Hosted by Jo Ann Taylor.
  • Cultural Village visit.
  • Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River.
  • Visit Local Markets.
  • Walk on a near by island with picnic lunch.

Tongabezi Lodge

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Tongabezi Lodge

This trip begins in Kasane, Botswana on May 21, 2018.
This trip ends in Livingstone, Zambia on May 23 or 25, 2018 (Your Option.

Guest Itinerary

Below is a suggested Itinerary only. Each day you can pick from the list of all the available activities that are included with your stay and design your days the way you want. You have total independence to hang with the group or go off on your own. The choice is yours!

May 21 – Kasane Airport – Tongabezi Lodge

Travel to Zambia and Tongabezi Lodge – Check out and depart Savute Lodge in Botswana for a late morning flight from the Lodge to Kasane Airport. From there we cross into Zambia and drive to Tongabezi Lodge. After a great lunch we take an afternoon sunset cruise on Zambezi River (with sundowners of course!!!)

ALL Nights in Zambia – Tongabezi Lodge – Since our inception we have understood that a journey can act like truth serum. For a finite space in time the traveller is buffered against what is taken for granted and is able to experience enlightenment, beauty and Technicolor dreams.

Go ahead and expect the delightfully unexpected from the moment you open your eyes in the morning. A stunning sunrise, a playful baby rhino, a bubble bath awaiting your return courtesy of your valet…

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner each full day. Breakfast only on last day).

May 22 – Victoria Falls

Today we take a guided tour of Victoria Falls followed by a visit to a local museum and markets that feature locally made handicrafts and art.
(B, L, D)

May 23 – Home or Mosi O Tunya National Park

For those staying 2 nights – Depart for Livingstone Airport, Zambia.

For those staying 4 nights – Today we feature a game drive at Mosi O Tunya National Park and this afternoon experience a cultural visit in a local village.
(B, L, D)

May 24 – Sunrise Cruise on Zambezi

Wake up to a sunrise cruise on the Zambezi River. We’ll have a great picnic lunch and walk on a close by island. This afternoon we’ll explore the food and vegetable markets.
(B, L, D)

May 25 – Check out

Transfer to Livingstone airport.
(B)

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*Itinerary: Please note that the details of this itinerary are subject to change. Many of the planned activities are organized according to availability, events or seasonal dates, appropriate weather conditions, and the discretion of our guides. We make every effort to provide the experience described in the itinerary with the understanding that some things may change.

Reservations for this private trip are available on a limited basis according to hotel availability.

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Tongabezi Lodge

Wings Over Botswana – Wings Over Botswana With The Walking Connection – This is an amazing experience with Host and Walking Connection Co-Founder, Jo Ann Taylor. Come Experience Botswana With Us!

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Tongabezi Lodge

Your Walking Connection Experience Includes:

  • Expertly planned itinerary by Jo Ann Taylor, Walking Connection co-founder who will also be escorting this departure. (Jo Ann has 25 years of experience in the adventure travel industry and has traveled to nine African nations many times over her career.)
  • Wildlife experience in Mosi O Tunya National Park.
  • Victoria Falls Guided Visit
  • Sunrise and sunset boat trip on the Zambezi
  • Optional activities: Lunch on local island with guided walk, Walk in the gorge below the Falls, Cultural visit to the museum, Local village visit, Mountain bike trail to local village, Fishing (equipment provided), Shopping trip on the Zambian side of the Falls
  • Arrival Ground Transfer from Kasane Airport to Tongabezi Lodge.
  • Departure Ground Transfer To Livingstone Airport.
  • National Park Entry fees *(See Price Variation Below).
  • Museum entry fee
  • 2 or 4 Nights accommodations at Tongabezi Lodge.
  • All park fees, any sanctuary fees, government taxes.
  • Resident experienced interpretive and naturalist guide(s).
  • Laundry service at lodge.
  • Daily Meals as indicated in itinerary: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch and (D) Dinner.
  • Coffee, tea, drinking water, soft drinks, house & sparkling wines (not champagne, premium wines or liquers)
  • Arrival meet & greet assistance, departure assistance.
  • Detailed “Know Before You Go” information including recommended website, reading lists, packing list, what to bring, weather and much, much more.

Your Walking Connection Experience does NOT include:

  • All international and domestic airfares with taxes not outlined in the above inclusions.
  • All items of a personal nature including beverages, guide gratuities, laundry and shopping.
  • All passport and visa application fees, vaccination and medical consulting fees.
  • All international departure taxes collected at airport of departure.
  • Gratuities for the local guides
  • Travel insurance
  • Early check in & late check out of rooms
  • Optional tours or items of a personal nature such as drinks
  • Airport transfers are NOT included.
  • Photographs & phone calls
  • No discounts or refunds on any unused portion of the tour.
  • Anything that is not expressly stated in the itinerary or on the inclusions page as included.
  • Travel Insurance is not included, we recommend CSA Travel Pro.

*Inclusions may vary if traveling independently.

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Deposits: A deposit of $500 USD per person is required to reserve your space. No space will be held without a complete deposit. Deposits may be made by check or credit card. Our tour prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuation at the time of final payment.

Payments: All payments must be made according to the schedule & are subject to the cancellation & penalty policy. Final payment is due with your final payment for the Botswana main tour. (February 12, 2018) We request that all final payments be made by check. Credit cards are accepted for final payment, with a surcharge of 3% of the amount due. Our tour prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuation, park fee increases and increase in tax imposed by the government at the time of final payment. If traveling independently final payment is due 90 days before your departure.

Zambia Passports/Visas: Must be valid with a minimum of 6 months remaining before expiration. Visas are required for most passports. Recommended by the Walking Connection for passport applications and renewals: Passport Visa Express .

Itinerary: Please note that the details of this itinerary are subject to change. Many of the planned activities are organized according to availability, events or seasonal dates, appropriate weather conditions, schedules of hosts, or the discretion of our guides. We make every effort to provide the experience described in the itinerary with the understanding that some things may change.

Transfers: For those traveling with our group from Botswana we will be taking a light aircraft flight within Botswana to Kasane airport. From here we will take an approximate one hour ground transfer to Tongabezi Lodge with a border crossing into Zambia.

Special Supplier Gifts and Items: As a local custom, vendors, suppliers, ground operators, restaurants and hotel properties may offer complimentary beverages that may or may not contain alcohol. Should you elect not to accept this gift, complimentary water may not be offered as a replacement and may only be offered for a fee. This is a local custom beyond the control of The Walking Connection.

Travel Roommates and Single Supplements: If you have registered for double occupancy but don’t have a travel roommate, the Walking Connection will attempt to locate one for you. In the event that a roommate cannot be found, you may be charged for a Single Supplement for any portion of the trip where you will be rooming as a single.

Travel roommates are assigned in the order in which we receive deposited and confirmed reservations. Final roommate assignments will be made and you will be notified of any Single Supplement charges due 30 days prior to the due date of your final payment.

Air Arrangements: The Walking Connection does not typically make any airline reservations, either domestic or international: BEFORE YOUR MAKE YOUR AIRLINE ARRANGEMENTS, PLEASE RECONFIRM THE FINAL ASPECTS OF THIS TRIP. The Walking Connection will provide you with the recommended arrival and departure airports, times and any additional information you may need BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR AIR for this trip.

Trip Minimum: There is no minimum for this trip. However, the Walking Connection at it’s sole discretion may elect to operate this departure as an independent trip without a Walking Connection host for the Botswana extension (Zambia).

Waiting List Policy: On occasion, Walking Connection tours sell out and a waiting list is formed. If this should happen, the following policy will apply. To be put on the waiting list, a fully refundable deposit is due with reservation. If space becomes available, you will be notified at that time and if you choose to go, the standard cancellation policy will then apply. If not, your money will be refunded in full.

Cancellation, Penalty & Refund Policies: Should you have to cancel your tour the following terms will apply: Due to the exclusive and small group nature of this adventure, for all cancellation requests the initial trip deposit is forfeited.

-For cancellations from 61 – 90 days prior to the trip 50% penalty of the total trip cost.
-For Cancellations and no shows 60 days before trip, no refunds.
-No refunds will be made for any unused portion of the tour.

All cancellations must be made in writing and delivered to The Walking Connection via e-mail and/or United States Post Office. Your cancellation date is the date your notice is received and confirmed by The Walking Connection, not the postmark date.

Should this trip be cancelled by The Walking Connection: 100% Refund.

Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance

*PRICE VARIATION – Prices are based upon the current government fees for park and sanctuary entry and all taxes at the time of publication of this web page. Should the government impose any new taxes, raise the current tax or increase the entry cost to any park or sanctuary, the price increase will be passed along and charged to you. All payments received by us are subject to the cancellation policy already published and in effect.

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Botswana Group/Victoria Falls Extension pricing:

May 21 – 23, 2018, 2 nights/3 days: $1458.00/person
May 21 – 25, 2018, 4 nights/5 days: $2058.00/person

*Includes – Accommodation, all meals, drinks, house & sparkling wine (not champagne, premium wines or liqueurs), laundry service, inclusive activities, transfers from Kasane Airport in Botswana to Tongabezi Lodge, park entry for game drive, Victoria falls entry, Museum entry, transfer from Lodge to Livingstone Airport and wire transfer of payment to lodge.

Single occupancy – There is limited availability. Please contact us for details

Independent Booking Pricing: $655/night/person Cottage House Accommodation, 1 Jan – 31 May & 1 Nov – 31 Dec, 2018. (Airport transfers, park, service and entry fees not included)

Special Offer: Stay for 4 nights ONLY pay for 3!

Independent Rates Include: Accommodation, all meals, drinks, house & sparkling wine (not champagne, premium wines or liqueurs, laundry service and inclusive activities.

Included Activities:

  • Visit to the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side.
  • Sunrise and sunset boat trip on the Zambezi.
  • Lunch on local island with guided walk.
  • Game drive in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.
  • Walk in the gorge below the Falls
  • Cultural visit to the museum.
  • Local village visit.
  • Mountain bike trail to local village.
  • Fishing (equipment provided).
  • Shopping trip on the Zambian side of the Falls.

Non included activities arranged upon request:

  • Livingstone Island
  • Elephant safari.
  • Helicopter flight.
  • Horseback riding.
  • Bunji jumping.
  • Whitewater rafting.
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    Deposits: A deposit of $500 USD per person is required to reserve your space. No space will be held without a complete deposit. Deposits may be made by check or credit card. Our tour prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuation at the time of final payment.

    Payments: All payments must be made according to the schedule & are subject to the cancellation & penalty policy. Final payment is due with your final payment for the Botswana main tour. (February 12, 2018) We request that all final payments be made by check. Credit cards are accepted for final payment, with a surcharge of 3% of the amount due. Our tour prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuation, park fee increases and increase in tax imposed by the government at the time of final payment. If traveling independently final payment is due 90 days before your departure.

    Zambia Passports/Visas: Must be valid with a minimum of 6 months remaining before expiration. Visas are required for most passports. Recommended by the Walking Connection for passport applications and renewals: Passport Visa Express .

    Itinerary: Please note that the details of this itinerary are subject to change. Many of the planned activities are organized according to availability, events or seasonal dates, appropriate weather conditions, schedules of hosts, or the discretion of our guides. We make every effort to provide the experience described in the itinerary with the understanding that some things may change.

    Transfers: For those traveling with our group from Botswana we will be taking a light aircraft flight within Botswana to Kasane airport. From here we will take an approximate one hour ground transfer to Tongabezi Lodge with a border crossing into Zambia.

    Special Supplier Gifts and Items: As a local custom, vendors, suppliers, ground operators, restaurants and hotel properties may offer complimentary beverages that may or may not contain alcohol. Should you elect not to accept this gift, complimentary water may not be offered as a replacement and may only be offered for a fee. This is a local custom beyond the control of The Walking Connection.

    Travel Roommates and Single Supplements: If you have registered for double occupancy but don’t have a travel roommate, the Walking Connection will attempt to locate one for you. In the event that a roommate cannot be found, you may be charged for a Single Supplement for any portion of the trip where you will be rooming as a single.

    Travel roommates are assigned in the order in which we receive deposited and confirmed reservations. Final roommate assignments will be made and you will be notified of any Single Supplement charges due 30 days prior to the due date of your final payment.

    Air Arrangements: The Walking Connection does not typically make any airline reservations, either domestic or international: BEFORE YOUR MAKE YOUR AIRLINE ARRANGEMENTS, PLEASE RECONFIRM THE FINAL ASPECTS OF THIS TRIP. The Walking Connection will provide you with the recommended arrival and departure airports, times and any additional information you may need BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR AIR for this trip.

    Trip Minimum: There is no minimum for this trip. However, the Walking Connection at it’s sole discretion may elect to operate this departure as an independent trip without a Walking Connection host for the Botswana extension (Zambia).

    Waiting List Policy: On occasion, Walking Connection tours sell out and a waiting list is formed. If this should happen, the following policy will apply. To be put on the waiting list, a fully refundable deposit is due with reservation. If space becomes available, you will be notified at that time and if you choose to go, the standard cancellation policy will then apply. If not, your money will be refunded in full.

    Cancellation, Penalty & Refund Policies: Should you have to cancel your tour the following terms will apply: Due to the exclusive and small group nature of this adventure, for all cancellation requests the initial trip deposit is forfeited.

    -For cancellations from 61 – 90 days prior to the trip 50% penalty of the total trip cost.
    -For Cancellations and no shows 60 days before trip, no refunds.
    -No refunds will be made for any unused portion of the tour.

    All cancellations must be made in writing and delivered to The Walking Connection via e-mail and/or United States Post Office. Your cancellation date is the date your notice is received and confirmed by The Walking Connection, not the postmark date.

    Should this trip be cancelled by The Walking Connection: 100% Refund.

    Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance

    *PRICE VARIATION – Prices are based upon the current government fees for park and sanctuary entry and all taxes at the time of publication of this web page. Should the government impose any new taxes, raise the current tax or increase the entry cost to any park or sanctuary, the price increase will be passed along and charged to you. All payments received by us are subject to the cancellation policy already published and in effect.

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    Wings Over Botswana – Wings Over Botswana With The Walking Connection – This is an amazing experience with Host and Walking Connection Co-Founder, Jo Ann Taylor. Come Experience Botswana With Us!