This morning you will be transferred about 3 hours to the Nelspruit Airport to meet the scheduled flight to Livingstone, Zambia. After passing through customs and immigration, proceed out of the terminal to meet your transfer driver and head out to your lodge on the river.
Your stay at Ilala Lodge includes a visit to the Victoria Falls (entry fee is payable directly). The Falls are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and are the largest sheet of falling water on earth – a spellbinding and mesmerizing spectacle. The sheer mass of water cascading down the 100m drop across nearly 2km makes a thunderous roar in full flood and creates a magnificent spray of water that can be seen for miles – hence the local name ‘Mosi oa Tunya’ meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’. Water flow over the Falls varies throughout the year. The river’s annual flood season is February to May when the spray can reach a height of over 400m, this is spectacular from above but it can be difficult to see the Falls at ground level as it is under a heavy shower/mist around April. Water levels start dropping in August and are at their driest just before the rains in October/November. Also included in your stay at Ilala Lodge is an African sunset boat trip on the Zambezi and guided tour of Victoria Falls.