Victoria Falls & Livingstone
For many years we’ve recognised Livingstone, Zambia, as a great base from which to enjoy the Zambezi River, and visit the fabulous Victoria Falls. There’s a wide choice of good accommodation and lots of optional activities, and Livingstone can be easily added on before or after any safari trip within Zambia, as well as in Zimbabwe, Botswana, even north-eastern Namibia. Upstream of the Falls, boat trips and canoe excursions offer the opportunity to get close to the wildlife that frequents both sides of the river. Elephant are regularly spotted on the riverbanks and the islands in the centre of the river, and you may well see white rhino here, too, while aerial entertainment comes from all manner of birds, among them swallows, kingfishers and African skimmers. For keen birdwatchers, there’s the chance to see the elusive Taita falcon, a rare species found near the Batoka Gorge.
- Arrival in Bujumbura, the capital city of Burundi, and transfer to your hotel.
- Take some time to rest and acclimate to the new environment.
- Explore Bujumbura: Visit the Independence Hero's Mausoleum, Musee Vivant (Living Museum), and the Central Market.
- Enjoy a relaxing evening by Lake Tanganyika, the second deepest lake in the world.