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Horseback Safari

Probably one of the finest ways to view game is on the back of a horse. The game allows you to get closer than you would in a vehicle making photographic moments a lot more memorable. Riding in the National Park areas which surround Victoria Falls, you will hopefully get up close and personal with big game such as elephant and buffalo, enjoy the antics of warthog or admire the beauty of the various antelope species which occur here, or simply to watch the birds and take in the trees as you enjoy your ride.

Novice as well as experienced rider are catered for. Novice rides are for those who have little riding experience. Experienced rides are longer, and involve more trotting, cantering and galloping. Trips are available both mornings and afternoons, with extended morning and full-day rides available for more experienced riders. Multi-day safaris are also on offer.

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Horse rides along the Zambezi

Zambezi National Park Game Drive

Visiting the 57 000 ha Zambezi National Park, which stretches upstream from the Falls, these drives set off either in the early morning or mid-afternoon. Using an open 4-wheel drive vehicle. The park offers scenic views of the river, strong populations of local wildlife including elephant, buffalo, zebra and many antelope species, and is also home to lion, leopard and wild dog. The game drive allows the guests to discover many interpretations of the bush, related to them by our suitable trained and qualified guides

Zambezi National Park Game Drive & Bush Walk

Venturing further into the Zambezi National Park, this game drive is combined with guided bush walk in a suitable area of the park. Whilst following in the footsteps of elephants, guests are able to learn about a variety of aspects of the wildlife in the area, as the Professional Guide shares their knowledge and experiences with them.

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Black Rhino Game Drive/Safari

Explore the 4,000 hectare Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve was established in 1996. This wilderness area has been transformed into a diversity-rich wildlife conservation area – home to several flagship conservation programs including a black rhino breeding programme (under intensive guard to prevent poaching). A mere 15 minutes drive from Victoria Falls time the estate will offer you almost 90 percent chance of seeing the endangered black rhino in its natural environment. The estate contains many other native species, including zebra, giraffe, elephant, buffalo and several antelope species. Game drives available in the morning, afternoon and speciality night drive with bush dinner - starting just before sunset to see game active during the day and then the last half of the drive is a night drive with spot light giving you a higher chance of seeing the illusive big cats such as leopard and nocturnal other species. Enjoy a scrumptious meal under the starts before being dropped off at your accommodation.

White Rhino Walk (Zambia)

An activity that takes place in the Mosi-o-tunya National Park in Zambia, the rhino walk allows you to get closer to endangered white rhino than you would ever have thought possible (again under intensive 24hr guard to prevent poaching). Walking with these rare and endangered creatures should not be missed.

Chobe Day Trip (Botswana)

Chobe, in Botswana, is famous for its’ elephant population. Its close proximity to Victoria Falls town makes it an ideal place to go for a day trip. The day is split into a game drive in Chobe National Park and a game cruise on the Chobe River.

Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers,the Chobe supports a huge diversity and concentration of wildlife. Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11,700 sq kms, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary There are four distinct geographical areas in the park and the Chobe Riverfront is the most accessible and frequently visited of Botswana’s big game country. Its proximity to Victoria Falls makes it the top game viewing option in the area and a day trip into the park is very rewarding. A combination of a 3 hour game cruise and a 3 hour game drive on the day trip give you a cross section of fantastic sightings from plains game,big game, frequent sighting of the big cats, and some fantastic birding experiences and photographic opportunities.

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