About CHEETAH SAFARIS
CHEETAH SAFARIS are situated between Vaalwater, Thabazimbi and Lephalale (Limpopo Province), in the malaria free Bushveld,
CHEETAH SAFARIS ranch is blessed with a moderate climate all year round, with summer rainfall and mild winters.
The 11 000 acres is home to anabundance of birdlife and game like Rhino, Buffalo, Giraffe and Antelope.
At CHEETAH SAFRIS, animal and plant still live in perfect harmony, giving guests the opportunity to gain insight into the wonders of nature.
Catering for up to 20 guests at a time, it is perfect for Group safaris, Corporate getaways and Small Conferences, ensuring total privacy and exclusive use of all the lodge facilities.
Some of the tours CHEETAH SAFARIS have to offer
CAPE TOWN Tour
Different options available, according to your needs. This differs from 3-5 star hotels, lodges or self-catering flats. Prices and options available on request.
PRIVATE DAY TOURS:
From R500 – R1500 per adult per day, kids under 12 halfprice, kids under 6 free (depending on tour) Includes entry fee (not Table Mountain Cable Car), excludes meals/drinks.
Arrive at Cape Town Airport. (2 hours flight from Johannesburg)
You will be met by an English Speaking Guide and escorted to the vehicle for your transfer to your Hotel. Rest of day at leisure – explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront which is walking distance from the hotel. (S.A’s most visited attraction) or the Beachfront/leisure time.
FULL DAY Cape Peninsula Tour. Pick-up 08:00 am.
Experience the mythical meeting place of the two great oceans. Breathtaking scenic beauty that contrasts with the harsh conditions of the most South-Westerly edge of the African continent.
Combination half-day Table Mountain and Winelands tour. Pick-up 09:00 am.
Table Mountain (weather permitting, additional cost for the Cable Car).
Travel with Cable Car up the mountain with spectacular views over Cape Town.
Cape Town City orientation Tour.
The Wonderful Winelands.
Experience a mixture of fascinating history and indulge in the pleasures of the renowned Cape Winelands.
Drop-of late afternoon at Hotel.
Pick-up at hotel as arranged with tour guide.
Drop-of at Cape Town airport for return flight back to OR Tambo Johannesburg.
Victoria Falls (Livingstone/Zambia) Tour
ROYAL LIVINGSTONE B&B (5 Star)
PRICES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
Arrive in Livingstone Airport. (2 hours flight from Johannesburg) You will be met by an English Speaking Guide and escorted to the vehicle for your transfer to your Hotel. Lunch and/or Dinner (Sussi Lodge included)
DAY 2 – 4: Breakfast at Hotel. Choice from a list of activities. Lunch, dinner
q This will be a Private Tour with an English Speaking guide, making it a flexible itinerary and no unnecessary waiting for fellow guests. (minimum of 2 clients requested)
q Kids under 12 are half price and under 6 free.
q Tours can be extended for as long as you like. Please let us know, if you would like a longer stay and we will send you a new itinerary/prices.
q Prices differ according to season and availability. Once we have your dates, we can get prices from hotels.
q Quotes excludes Flights, Meals, Transport, Tips.
Arrival into Livingstone
On the aircraft approaching Livingstone you may be given immigrations and customs form to fill out, if not these will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal, please fill these in, one for each passport. On arrival at Livingstone Airport, please proceed through Immigration formalities where you should find your name on the manifest if you are staying at a Livingstone Hotel and if you gave your passport details to be completed for the manifest procedures with your travel agent. If you did not do this then you maybe required purchasing a visa depending on your Nationality, if you are not staying in Livingstone then a transit visa may be required. Please then collect your luggage from the luggage rack and proceed to Customs. After customs is the entrance to the Main concourse where a Guide will be waiting with your names clearly printed on a name board. The Guide will welcome you and assist you with your luggage to your transfer vehicle. It is important that guests identify their luggage before embarking on their transfer to avoid any inconveniences.
The transfer time from Livingstone Airport to Zambezi Sun/Royal Livingstone is approximately 25 minutes and approximately 45 minutes to the lodges out of town (e.g. Tongabezi, The River Club, Islands of Siankaba, etc) The transfers goes the most direct route through the centre of Livingstone town which the guide will give you a brief introduction to and then on towards your lodge or hotel.
Visa Fees are NOT included in the rates and are always for the clients account.
Some nationalities are required to pay for a visa to enter Zambia. For most passport holders, this can be purchased at the airport or border post however some Nationalities are required to obtain a Zambian visa before they travel. Please check with the relevant Consular and please ask about the Visa Waiver Manifest System (see end for details)
Any visit to southern Africa would not be complete without a stay in Livingstone to view the majestic Victoria Falls and experience the thrilling activities that go with it The Falls are commonly described as one of the seven natural wonders of the world and Zambia boasts some of the most spectacular views.
Guided Tour of The Victoria Falls
To discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them it is well worth taking a guided tour. These tours are extremely informative and end with a visit to the local art and crafts centre. Tours may be conducted from the Zambian or Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi River and last for 1½ hours in Zambia and 2 hours in Zimbabwe.
Tour of The Victoria Falls
Meet guests at either the Day Activity Centre or their hotel for a short walk/drive to the Victoria Falls. Tours may be booked in the morning or afternoon and times are flexible. The Tour includes National Park fees, the services of a qualified guide and bottled mineral water. Children under 12 are ½ price, and children under 2 are free.
Visits to Livingstone Island
Dr. David Livingstone was paddled in a dug out canoe through swift rapids towards the roar and rising cloud of mist suspended above a cliff over which the whole of the Zambezi River plunged. The Makololo paddlers skillfully landed him on ‘Goat Island’ (now Livingstone Island) right on the lip of the chasm. A few steps through the small rainforest and, on the 16th November 1855, he gazed upon one of the most spectacular sights in the world – ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ (The Smoke that Thunders) which he named after his Queen as the Victoria Falls.
Today visitors are picked up in a twin engine boat with powerful motors and a skilled skipper re-traces Livingstone’s approach to the island to witness the very best view of the Falls there is. All visits to the island are during the ‘low water’ season, which usually begins in mid July and goes through to the end of January. High water visits are not possible as the island is continuously covered in the spray/downpour from the Falls.
Pick up is from the jetty adjacent to the Royal Livingstone River Deck by an aluminum 12 seated launch with twin water jet propelled engines which then transfers guests on a 5 minute ride to the island. Drop off is again at the Royal Livingstone jetty one hour later. The trip includes a short guided tour of the island, viewing the Falls and a light snack depending on the time of the morning visits.
The Livingstone Island Morning Breezer
Three morning visits of one and a half hours each (giving about one hour and fifteen minutes on the Island) Departing Royal Livingstone at: 07h30, 09h00 and 10h30. These visits include tea and coffee, soft drinks and light snacks.
The Livingstone Island lunch
Departing Royal Livingstone at 12h30 and returning at 15h15. This includes a buffet lunch, with soft drinks, beer and wine.
The Livingstone Island Afternoon visit
One afternoon visit of two hours, departing Royal Livingstone at 15h30 and returning at 17h30. This visit includes tea, coffee, light snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine. Children under 12 are not encouraged to visit Livingstone Island. If for any reason special permission is granted, children then pay the adult fare. Rates are changed midyear in April please double check with Bushtracks before quoting.
Left untouched from the original wild Mopani woodlands and ‘bush veldt’ that has always been there and it is only a very short walk from the hotel to The Victoria Falls.
Bushtracks now has Segway machines based at the falls resort, The guides will take the clients on an educational tour along the footpaths, around the Zambezi Sun and on behind the Royal Livingstone. They also go on the foot paths through the bush area between the hotels and the road with the guide pointing out places of interest, birds’, tree and game on the resort. The Segway machines are similar to a battery operated scooter which is controlled by the movement of the rider’s weight. As the rider leans forwards the Segway will begin to move forwards, the further forward you lean the faster the Segway will go (cutting off at a limit). To stop, stop leaning forward and stand up straight. When the rider leans back the Segway also moves backwards. Balance is easy as you are holding onto the handlebars. Steering is also easy by using the swiveling hand hold similar to that of a motorbike’s accelerator, which controls your direction left and right turns. Each tour includes a 15min training session and a 30 min Segway riding tour. Min age limit is 12 yrs old.
The Royal Livingstone Express
It is our pleasure that Bushtracks can now provide classic “time travel” back into history utilizing beautiful classic steam locos and carriages lovingly restored by Bushtracks Africa and Rovos Rail. The Dinner Trip will incorporate a classic steam expedition with fine dining provided by Sun International’s Royal Livingstone Restaurant and Chefs. You will now be able to make the adventure of 15km of newly refurbished Mulobezi railway line through the heart of the Zambezi River Valley in a most magnificent and romantic steam train.
Clients will be picked up at 5:00pm from the RL in Bushtracks Air conditioned Vehicles for a 15 min transfer to the Bushtracks Siding (please note clients will not be allowed on board the vehicles without their train tickets!). On arrival at the Siding there will be a short time for photo opportunities and clients will have a safety talk from the train manager.
Tickets will be collected for clients to board the train and a welcoming drink will be served. The train will set off at 5:45pm through Dambwa Townshipand on up the Mulobezi Line. The railway line runs parallel to the Zambezi River and Sunset will be enjoyed while travelling through the Mosi-Oa-Tunya Game Park. Wines, beers and soft drink are included in the price and there is a cash bar available for spirits.
A set four course dinner will be served just after 7pm when the train stops for water at the 15 km peg. The loco will then back the train up to the run around point; uncouple and move to the front of the train. The train will start its return journey at approximately 8pm and dinner will continue to be served whilst the train is in motion returning to Livingstone. Clients will be transfer back to the hotel by 10:00pm
The Royal Livingstone Express is made up of five carriages; Two Dining Cars, a Kitchen Car, Lounge Car and an Observation Car with Steam Locomotives 10th Class 156 and 12th class 204 built by Northern British Locomotive works in the 1920’s. Loco 156 was renovated by the famous Wildlife Artist David Sheppard and in 1971 donated to Zambia National Heritage and restored again by Bushtracks in 2005. The Beautiful Wembley Dinning Car was built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and went on display in London at the British Empire Exhibition in 1924. It was shipped to the Union and entered service on 19th May 1926. In honor of its exhibition duties it was renamed the WEMBLEY
The Steam train will run on the Mulobezi line which runs parallel with the Zambezi River and through the Game Park. The Mulobezi Line was once the largest privately owed railway network in the world set up by Zambezi Sawmills in 1916.
Dress: Smart, Children: pay full rate, private policy: min 72 pax, Groups max: 92 pax, Min policy: TBA
WILDLIFE AND GAME VIEWING
Big game viewing in the Chobe National Park
The Chobe National Park in Botswana is only a 1¾-hour drive from Livingstone. It is one of the greatest game reserves in southern Africa and famous for the number of elephant that live there. The Chobe River flows lazily through the Caprivi flood plains and provides a haven for huge herds of buffalo and elephant, zebra, wildebeest and impala which are followed closely by predators including lion, hyena, the elusive leopard and the odd pack of the now rare wild dog. The bird life in particular is exceptional.
Travelling to Chobe includes an exciting crossing by boat of the Zambezi River at the point where the 4 countries of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia meet. The Safari starts with a morning game viewing cruise on the Chobe River with tea, coffee, drinks and light snacks being served on board. Large flocks of birds, big pods of hippos and very large crocodiles are all around. After disembarking, lunch is then taken at the Chobe Safari Lodge, which overlooks the Chobe River and the plains beyond. In the afternoon, open safari vehicles are used for a game drive into the park. The game drive meanders its way back to Customs and Immigration, before crossing the Zambezi and then transferring to Livingstone.
Chobe Day Trips begin at the Day Activity Centre at 07h30 with guests returning to the hotel by about 18h30. The trip includes National Park fees, transfers, the services of qualified wildlife guides, drinks and snacks on the boat, bottled mineral water on the game drive and lunch including one soft drink or beer. * Please note that there are visa implications for some nationalities. The price is the same for all ages although children under 12 are not encouraged to go on the Chobe Day Trip.
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park – Game Drives and White Rhinos
The Park encompasses the Victoria Falls and stretches some 12kms along the riverbanks of the Upper Zambezi. White rhino, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, zebra and several antelope species flourish here. Elephant also often visit the park swimming back and forth across the river.
Game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles with a knowledgeable guide set off in the morning and afternoon from the Day Activity Centre and last about 3hours. The early morning drive begins at 06h30 and the mid morning drive begins at 09h45. The drives include park entrance fees, tea, coffee and pastries. The afternoon drive begins at 15h00 and includes park entrance fees, soft drinks, beer and pastries. Children under 12 are ½ price and children under 2 are free.
Zambezi River Cruise
Guests are met by staff from the African Queen Cruise boat and driven to the ‘Royal Landing’ jetty on the Zambezi River for boarding. The African Queen meanders slowly upstream along the length of the Mosi – oa – Tunya National Park looking for game on the way. A number of animals and a host of bird species can be viewed from comfortable chairs on cool wooden decks. Excellent hot and cold food is served on board and the bar is well stocked with spirits, good wines, beers and soft drinks. All food and drink is included in the price and served throughout the cruise by professional, friendly waiters making the whole experience probably the most luxurious cruise on the river. Transfers to the jetty are from where guest are lodging.
Mid Morning Cruise
Pick up is at 09h00 with the boat departing at 09h30 from the Royal Landing. The cruise lasts for 2 hours and includes drinks, a continental breakfast and all transfers. Guests are usually back at the Falls Resort at about 12h00.
Two Hour Lunch Cruise
Pick up is at 12h00 with the boat departing at 12h30 from the Royal Landing. The cruise lasts for 2 hours and includes an excellent lunch, drinks and transfers. Guests are usually back at the Falls Resort at about 15h00.
Pick up is at 15H30 from May to August (winter), and 16H00 from September to April (summer) with the boat departing at 16H00, or 16H30, respectively from the Royal Landing. The cruise lasts for 2 hours and includes hot and cold snacks, drinks and transfers. Guests are usually back at The Falls Resort at about 18h30 in the winter and 19h00 in the summer.
All cruises include National Park fees, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and food. Children under 12 are ½ price, and children 4 and below are free.
Elephant Back Safaris
It is not often one can climb onto the back of an African Elephant and set off at an easy rolling pace in search of other wild game; wild elephant, giraffe, buffalo and much more. This is an elephant ‘experience’ and the guides are highly trained experts in the behaviour of elephants and the wildlife around them.
½ day trails are available both in the morning and afternoon.
The trails begin at Thorntree Lodge in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which is an attractive lodge overlooking the Zambezi River. Tea, coffee and cordials are served upon arrival and after a short introductory talk and safety-briefing guests are introduced to the elephants and their handlers before mounting the great animals. The handler and no more than two guests on each animal then head off through the riverine bush, crossing the river in shallow water to get onto the many islands.
Halfway through the ride guests will dismount and interact with the elephants on the ground giving the guides an opportunity to make an interesting and informative explanation about the African Elephant and their relationship with man.
Safaris in the morning last about 4 hours and end with a full English breakfast and the opportunity to view a video of each guest’s elephant ride. The price includes transfers, tea, coffee, breakfast and cordial drinks. Pick-up from the Day Activity Centre is at 06h30, with drop off at approximately 11h00 hours.
The afternoon safaris go on for about 4 hours with snacks at the end of the day and the opportunity to view a video of each guest’s elephant ride. The price includes transfers, tea, coffee, snacks and cordial drinks. Pick-up from the Day Activity Centre is at 14h30, with drop off at approximately 19h00 hours.
Children must be 10 years old or more and children aged 10, 11 or 12 will be charged 50%. A guardian must accompany all children under 16 and a guardian must sign an indemnity form for all persons under 18.
Zambezi River Safaris (Victoria Falls River Safaris)
The 4×4 vehicles of the river. Aluminium hulled, jet propelled boats have been carefully designed so they can cross the ‘rough terrain’ of the river giving them access to places where other normal boats cannot go. This is a unique wildlife safari through the channels and rapids between
the islands littering the wide part of the river just before the Falls. Elephant, hippo and wonderful birds are the main wildlife attractions and the views and sunsets are highlights.
Pick up at the Day Activity Centre, drive to the launch site, board the boat and set off. Pick-up for the breakfast safari is at 08h00, the lunch safari is 11h30 and the sunsetsafari is 16h00. Each lasts for 2 ½ hours.
Light meals and / or snacks are provided on each safari. Drinks include mineral water, soft drinks, selected beers, tea and coffee.
Children 4 are free while children aged between 5 and 12 pay 65% of the full price.
Canoe Safaris on the Upper Zambezi
Probably the best way to appreciate the beauty, peace and wildlife of the Zambezi River above the Falls is to paddle slowly downstream in a canoe with some of the best wildlife guides in Africa. Watch the Pied Kingfisher hover and dive, listen to the haunting call of the fish eagle and the grunts of the hippo, see elephant, buffalo, and other animals come down to drink and explore the islands and waterways along the route. There is time to stop for something to drink and listen to tales of Livingstone’s journey to the Falls.
There are 5 ½ hour safaris which begin in the morning and include tea, coffee, and soft drinks. A full day safari lasts 9 hours and includes a cold lunch with wine, soft drinks and beer. Guests are picked up from the Day Activity Centre at 08h00 and dropped off again at 13h30 for a half-day and 17h00 for the full day safari. Children must be 12 or older to go for a full day and 10 or more to go on a ½ day safari. Price is the same for all ages.
Enjoy the African bush veldt and the Zambezi River riding along the riverbanks on the back of a horse. Whether you are an experienced rider or a novice it is a very pleasant and peaceful way to see game and enjoy the birds and the ride. Animals are less disturbed by a person on a horse and it is quite possible to watch game at very close quarters. Experienced guides lead these trails and riders are put with friends or groups of similar riding abilities.
There are 5-hour safaris which begin in the morning and include tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks.
A full day safari lasts 10 hours and includes a cold lunch with wine, soft drinks and beer. Guests are picked up from the Royal Livingstone at 08h00 and dropped off there at 13h00 for a half-day and 18h00 for the full day safari. There is also the option of a 1 ½ hour ride. This pick up time is flexible, but we recommend either 08H00hrs , or 14H30 hrs.
Minimum age is 12 however if a child has ridden before then it is at the guides’ discretion. Price is the same for all ages.
FLIGHTS OF THE ANGELS
To put the Victoria Falls into true perspective, they must really be seen from the air. The sheer size and grandeur of the spectacle becomes all the more clearer from above. The huge Zambezi River flowing slowly south with hippos and crocodiles clearly visible in the shallow waters, elephant quietly browsing on bright green islands as the water spreads across the full width of a great rent in the earth before crashing over the lip in a burst of spray and then squeezing into a narrow, foaming, blast of water rushing down the zig zag funnel of the gorges. There are 4 ways to do this: -
A 15-minute flight will take you over the Falls and the Zambezi River. A 30-minute flight will take you over the Falls, the Batoka Gorge, the Zambezi River and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
Departure is from the Day Activity Centre and at the guests’ convenience. Flights begin at 08h00 and continue until last light. Children under 4 are ½ price and children under 1 are free.
From a Small Aeroplane.
Which flies the same itinerary as the 15 minute helicopters.
Departure is from the Day Activity Centre and at the guests’ convenience. Flights begin at 08h00 and continue until last ligh
t. Children under 4 are ½ price and children under 2 are free.
From a Microlight
One person and an experienced pilot fly over the same sights as the other craft for either 15 or 30 minutes. Flights begin at 6h30 am and end at 09h30 am in the morning and start again at 15h00 pm and end at last light. The minimum age is 8 however if a child is younger but big enough to fit into the harness then they are permitted to fly. All Children are at full rate.
The David Livingstone Museum
The Museum houses the most comprehensive memorabilia of the explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone. A guided tour offers an interesting sight into the life and work of one of the world’s great explorers. There are also very interesting displays on the Stone Age people who first lived in this area and an African cultural section that includes traditional living, medicines and witchcraft.
Tours last for 2 hours and may be booked in the morning or the afternoon. This tour may be combined with other historical or cultural tours to make a full morning or day out with a very good lunch.
Departure from the clients’ Lodging place is at clients’ convenience. Tours include the services of a qualified guide and bottled mineral water. Children under 12 are ½ price and children under 2 are free.
The Railway Museum and a Tour of Livingstone Town
Livingstone was an important town in southern Africa during the first days of European settlement and the beginnings of Colonial rule. It is well worth spending a couple of hours touring this historic town with a guide and learning about its past and the colourful people who created it.
For many years Livingstone was the Railway Capital of a vast region and much of its wealth came from the railways. The museum is dedicated to that past and covers its history from the days when the bridge crossed the gorge to the building of the great TamZam railway in the late 1970s. For train buffs there are a unique collection of ancient locomotives and coaches.
Each tour lasts 2 hours and may be booked in the morning or afternoon. These tours may be combined with other historical or cultural tours to make a full morning or day out with a very good lunch.
Departure from the Day Activity Centre is at the clients’ convenience but pick up is usually at 08h00 or 1h.00. Tours include the services of a qualified guide and bottled mineral water. Children under 12 are ½ price and children under 2 are free.
Chief Mukuni’s Village
Mukuni’s Village is a Royal village which was founded around the 13th Century. It is home to about 7,000 Leya people. The chief has invited visitors into his village to get a glimpse of how his people have lived for generations and to learn a little about their traditional customs and beliefs. The Chief’s guides and the people of the village are more than happy to show visitors their huts and take you inside, explain how they are built and decorated, introduce you to various craftsmen and women at work and ask you to taste some traditional foods and beer. This is a working village, not a purpose built tourist attraction, and it is a privilege to be welcomed into their lifestyle
Tours last for 2 hours and may be booked in the morning or the afternoon. This tour may be combined with other historical or cultural tours to make a full morning or day out with a very good lunch.
Departure from lodging place at the clients’ convenience but pick up is usually at 08h00 or 15h00. Tours include the services of a qualified guide and bottled mineral water. Children under 12 are ½ price, children under 2 are free.
This is the largest market in Livingstone – colourful, vibrant and bustling with activity. Here the local people sell everything; “chitengies” (brightly coloured fabric), fruit and vegetables, grains and rice, curios, pots and pans made out of old motorcars, farm tools, chickens, beads and clothes. This is where the people of Livingstone come to shop! A guide will accompany you and with the help of some bargaining skills some very interesting and authentic artefacts can be bought. This tour is a most unusual and rewarding experience for the clever shopper.
Tours last for 2 hours and may be booked in the morning or the afternoon. This tour may be combined with other historical or cultural tours to make a full morning or day out with a very good lunch.
Departure from the Lodging place at the clients’ convenience. Tours include the services of a qualified guide and bottled mineral water. Children under 12 are ½ price and children under 2 are free.
ACTION AND ADRENALIN
The rapids below the Falls are among the world’s wildest but also the safest due to deep water, steep canyon walls and no mid stream rocks. The top section of the Batoka Gorge, rapids 1 – 10, includes the highest concentration of grade 4 and 5 rapids anywhere in the world. Spectacular scenery, sunshine, warm water and superb rapids all make this one of the greatest white water venues in the world. Safety is paramount and all precautions are taken to avoid accidents including plenty of safety kayaks, highly trained guides with a minimum of 5 years experience, radio communications and comprehensive evacuation facilities.
White Water Rafting
A full day includes 21 rapids, lunch and 9 ½ hours in the day, including the walk out of the gorge and the drive home.
A half-day trip in the morning takes in rapids 1 – 10, breakfast, a light lunch and drinks for the climb out. The afternoon rafting includes lunch, rapids 11 – 21, and drinks for the climb out.
Half Day morning or afternoon
Full Day. Pick up is from the Day Activity Centre at 08h30 getting back at about 17h00
Half Day in the morning. Pick up is from the Day Activity Centre at 08h30 getting back at about 13h30.
Half Day in the afternoon. Pick up is from the Day Activity Centre at 11h30 getting back at about 17h00.
No children under 14 are allowed however if someone younger is big enough for the life jackets then they are welcome. Prices are the same for all ages.
High water rafting runs from approximately the end of January to mid July. IF THE WATER IS TOO HIGH THE RIVER IS CLOSED FOR SAFETY REASONS – this usually happens between April and May.
A full day begins with breakfast and takes up to 8 ½ hours through rapids 1 – 25 with lunch in the middle. This section of the river flows swiftly and features huge wave trains and whirlpools. There are drinks during the climb out.
Pick up is from the Day Activity Centre at 08h30 getting back at about 16h00. Please note that the water runs swiftly so half days are too short. The ‘full day’ can end sooner than 16h00 hrs depending on how fast the water is running at the time.
No children under 14 are allowed but if someone younger is big enough for the life jackets then they are welcome. Prices are the same for all ages.
River boarding and Rafting
‘Surf’ the Zambezi River below the Falls on a body-board accompanied by an expert. Wild and exciting, these trips combine those rapids which can be ‘surfed’ on the board with the bigger ones which have to be ridden from the raft. These trips link in with the rafting schedules and itineraries.
No children under 14are allowed but if someone younger is big enough for the life jackets then they are welcome. Prices are the same for all ages. (Maximum 15 people)
Jet – Boat Extreme
Pumping vast amounts of power from huge jet engines, these powerboats shoot down the rapids below the Falls at 100 km an hour. A thrilling half hour spent flying over the water and ‘buzzing’ rock faces between rapids 23 and 27.
The tour starts at The Falls Activity Centre and you are transferred by specially adapted 4×4 vehicles (approximately 45 hour) to your entry point at the gorge. You meander down the gorge approximately 880 feet in a scenic cable car lift, where you meet your jet boat pilot for a briefing. Water and soft drinks are available for purchase. One of the most thrilling 30 minutes of your life is about to begin. After the ride, you no longer have to walk the 880 feet out of the gorge as you now board the cable car for the 8 minute ride out. Ice-cold beer and soft drinks await you at the top after which you are transferred back to the Activity Centre. The two departure times are 07 30hrs in the morning with clients being back at the hotel by 11 00hrs & 12 30hrs in the afternoon with clients back at the hotel by 16 00hrs. Children must be 7 or older. Prices are the same for all ages.
Jet – Boat and Helicopter flight
Ride the rapids in a jet boat then, instead of clambering out of the gorge in the cable car, take a helicopter and complete a thrilling day by flying up the river skimming the water under the shadows of the cliffs, rising out of the gorge for a quick look at the Falls before landing. As above, there are two departures a day and they include beer and cool drinks after the boat ride. Pick up is at the Day Activity Centre at 07h30 or 12h30 with a half an hour drive to the edge of the gorge. Thereafter walk into the gorge and board the boat. The boat ride lasts for ½ an hour and the helicopter flight for 15 minutes. Children must be 7 or older. Prices are the same for all ages.
With the Falls behind you and the river rushing below the Victoria Falls Bridge this is certainly no ordinary bungi jump. At 111 metres it is also one of the highest jumps in the world and the adrenaline rush is as wild as the river itself.
There are two bungi options: A single jump on your own or a tandem jump with a partner. You meet at the Day Activity Centre at a time convenient to yourself and stroll to the Victoria Falls Bridge with your passport, passing through the Zambian immigration point. Including the walk the entire experience takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The bungi supervisors are available from 09h00 until 16h00 and you jump whenever you feel like it.
The minimum age is 14 years, with a minimum weight of 40 KGs and a maximum weight of 140 kgs. Prices are the same for all ages.
There are 3 ways to release adrenaline by going over the edge of a cliff face.
Slide 53 meters down the gorge on the end of a rope either facing the cliff face or looking down into the void. The walk out is up quite a steep slope but it is not far.
Flying Fox Only
Is a cable slide across the gorge high above the floor. You can sit on the ‘chair’ or be strapped, face down, looking at the ground far below as you fly across the gorge. No walk out is necessary because you are pulled back.
Gorge Swing Only
Fling yourself over the edge in a body harness falling some 50 meters and swinging right across the gorge and back until the momentum runs out and you are lowered to the ground to walk out.
You may spend a whole day doing all three activities as often as you wish. Start early in the morning and spend 8 ½ hours dropping over the edge and climbing back up again. Transfers, a cold lunch, iced water and soft drinks are all provided with beers at the end of the day. Pick up is at the Day activity Centre with a drive of about 20 minutes to the edge of the gorge. A half-day either begins at 09h00 and ends at 14h00 or pick up is at 13h30 and drop off is at 17h30. A full day begins at 09h00 and ends at 17h30. Children are welcome as long as they are big enough to fit into the harnesses. Children under 12 are ½ price and an adult must accompany all children under 14.
The Zambezi is famous for one of the great freshwater game fish – The Tigerfish. Powerful, swift predators Tigerfish are a thrill to catch and require a great deal of fishing skill with a good river specimen weighing over 15 lbs. Bream, or Tilapia, also live in large numbers in the river and although they don’t fight quite as aggressively as the Tiger a good 5 lb fish will quickly snap light tackle given half the chance. Spinners and lures are the most common method of catching these fish although using light tackle, a fly and a fly-rod is becoming very popular and brings an extra dimension to a very exciting sport.
Pick up is at the Day Activity Centre before a drive to one of the launch sites to board the boat and set off to the fishing grounds. A half-day trip either begins at 06h30 and ends at 13h30 or pick up is at 13h30 and drop off is at 18h30. The trip includes transfers, tea and coffee, soft drinks, beer and fishing tackle.
No children under 12. Prices are the same for all ages.
The Livingstone Drift
The Livingstone Drift departs from the Day Activity Centre at 14h30. Clients are taken to Mukumba Village in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where the trip begins. They are given a glass of wine to sip while the safety brief is being given before boarding the inflatable rafts.
Each raft has it’s own guide who does all of the paddling while clients are invited to take in all of the sights and sounds whilst helping themselves to a cheese platter and South African wines.. The rafts slowly meander their way down to the take out point with their informative guides pointing out animals, bird life and flora & fauna of interest. Animals, which may be viewed, include hippos, crocodiles, elephants, giraffe, rhino, and various antelope, as well as numerous bird species. The drift ends at about 18 30hrs, still in the national park where the clients board open game drive vehicles for their drive back to the hotel. Rates include transfers, park fees, wine, mineral water and cheese platters.
Visa Fees are NOT included in our rates and are always for the clients account; Some nationalities are required to pay for a visa to enter Zambia. For most passport holders, this can be purchased at the airport or border post; however some Nationalities are required to obtain a Zambian visa before they travel. Please check with the relevant Consular.
Zambia is promoting tourism and operates a Visa Fee Waiver manifest system. If an agent, booking a tour package supplies the Hotel / Lodge, agent with the following information, at least 48 hours in advance and are spending their first night in Zambia, the visa fee is ‘wavered’, i.e. free of charge (This is at the discretion of the immigration office on duty that day) If guests are doing a day trip into Botswana or Zimbabwe they need to request for a multiple entry visa and check that their passport is stamped with an M/E. The agent in Zambia will not be held responsible for visas and clients always need to check what they have been given, request for a receipt and keep it with them until departure.
For the manifest application you will need to supply; Full Name of guest, as it appears on the passport; Nationality of passport, Passport number in full, Date of issue of passport, Date of expiry of passport and the port of entry. The manifest waiver does not apply to all nationalities. Please check with the relevant consular/Embassy
If Nationalities requiring visa payments are TRANSITING through Zambia and not spending their first night here, they do not qualify for the manifest system and will need to purchase a visa. Likewise if they entered Zambia on the manifest system then exited to return in transit the initial visa will no longer be valid and clients will be charged.
Zimbabwe: Some nationalities are required to pay for a visa to enter Zimbabwe. For most passport holders, this can be purchased at the airport or border post; however some Nationalities are required to obtain a Zimbabwe visa before they travel. Please check with the relevant Consular.
If you are departing from the same airport or border post, it is advisable to get a Double Entry visa Due to costs.
Please ensure you have the necessary funds available in United States Dollars, for the fee.
Botswana: Some nationalities are required to pay for a visa to enter Botswana. For most passport holders, this can be purchased at the airport or border post; however some Nationalities are required to obtain a Botswana visa before they travel. Please check with the relevant Consular.
Visas purchased at the border are accepted in Pula only Please ensure you have the necessary funds available in Botswana Pula, for the fee.
If you are doing a Chobe Day trip or a transfer into Botswana then Bushtracks needs to know the day before to reduce delays at the border
The Livingstone Golf Club was built and opened as an 18 hole golf course in 1908 to supply entertainment and sport for the European settlers. The layout of the course then is not known and it is certain that playing conditions at their best were rough but much good sport was obtained over these links by the early pioneers of the game.
In November 2005, the Livingstone Golf Club leased the property to Little Park Ltd and they started a full restoration of the course and clubhouse. The restoration, done in conjunction with the National Heritage Conservation Commission, saw the opening of the clubhouse and the first nine holes of the 18 hole golf course on 01 July 2006. The second nine holes has been opened on 01 May 2007
The Livingstone Royal Golf & Country Club is an 18 hole par 72 course. Peter Matkovich has redesigned the full 18 holes.
Pick up is from the Royal Livingstone reception or the Day Activity Center. The standard pick up time is at 08 30hrs in the morning and 14 00hrs in the afternoon.
The rates include transfers, green fees and caddy fees. The Golf Club have a fully stocked Pro-shop and clubs can be hired at an additional cost. There is a club house and halfway house which refreshments available at clients own account. At the moment, there are no golf carts for hire.
A minimum of 2 pax is required.