A must for intrepid adventurers-at-heart, with this itinerary you can replicate Livingstone's groundbreaking 1855 journey by uncovering the spectacular Victoria Falls for yourself. Back then Dr David Livingstone 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. We prefer to make the same approach by boat these days but the very brave may wish to swim the famous 'Devil's Pool' - a small lagoon enclosed by rocks where, in the dry season, swimmers can perch right the edge where waterfall drops more than 100 metres. As if that wasn't enough excitement, it's off to Mana Pools National Park for an overnight at Ruckomechi Camp, which sits in a lush valley on the river banks and overlooks the looming escarpment. Enjoy a sundowner cruise in the company of the noisy hippos and watch the buck, elephants and birds go about their business on the banks, or try your hand at tiger fishing - harder than it sounds! After a relaxing night in luxury join your canoe trip and head off onto the calm and peaceful river, where you can really feel at one with the surrounding nature, separated from them only by water and the sides of your sturdy canoe. Enjoy safari walks on the banks with your guide and dinner and drinks by starlight while camping in this serene and unspoiled part of Zimbabwe. Another night in Ruckomechi before departing gives you the opportunity to enjoy some dry land activities and game drives , making for yet another pleasing change of pace.
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Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Victoria Falls
Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will transfer you by road to your hotel.
Today you will be transferred back to the airport for your onward flight via light aircraft to the Mana Pools National Park.
Today you will be met by your private driver who will transfer you by road to the beginning of the Mana Canoe Trail.
Today you will be met by your private driver who will transfer you by road from the end of the Canoe trail back to your lodge in Mana Pools National Park.
Today you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your onward flight via light aircraft to Harare Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.