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Old February 4th, 2008, 04:50 PM posted to rec.travel.africa
SwissCruiser
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Hello,
We are planning a trip for next Xmas holiday to visit the Victoria
Falls, flying from Jo'Burg for 3 days. Prior to that we would be on
game viewing in Kalahari (South-Africa) for a week. So who could
suggest good ideas for the trip to Victoria Falls, combine it with a
safari in that area (are there any interesting game parks ?).
Any help re accomodation, sights and flights is welcome. Am not sure
which side is best: Zimbabwe or Zambia.
Regards,
Frank
Geneva, Switzerland

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Old February 6th, 2008, 10:44 AM
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Hello,
We are planning a trip for next Xmas holiday to visit the Victoria
Falls, flying from Jo'Burg for 3 days. Prior to that we would be on
game viewing in Kalahari (South-Africa) for a week. So who could
suggest good ideas for the trip to Victoria Falls, combine it with a
safari in that area (are there any interesting game parks ?).
Any help re accomodation, sights and flights is welcome. Am not sure
which side is best: Zimbabwe or Zambia.
Regards,
Frank
Geneva, Switzerland
great
have a nice holiday
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Old February 6th, 2008, 04:51 PM posted to rec.travel.africa
Franz Gindl
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I`ve been there in March 06 and have seen both sides of the falls.
Crossing the border over the bridge was no problem. You can fly over the
falls I`ve done. Safari trip I went to Botswana. Any more questions mail
me direct- in german if possible.

Franz

SwissCruiser schrieb:
Hello,
We are planning a trip for next Xmas holiday to visit the Victoria
Falls, flying from Jo'Burg for 3 days. Prior to that we would be on
game viewing in Kalahari (South-Africa) for a week. So who could
suggest good ideas for the trip to Victoria Falls, combine it with a
safari in that area (are there any interesting game parks ?).
Any help re accomodation, sights and flights is welcome. Am not sure
which side is best: Zimbabwe or Zambia.
Regards,
Frank
Geneva, Switzerland

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Old February 6th, 2008, 07:40 PM posted to rec.travel.africa
Herulf[_2_]
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On Mon, 4 Feb 2008 08:50:17 -0800 (PST), SwissCruiser
wrote:

Hello,
We are planning a trip for next Xmas holiday to visit the Victoria
Falls, flying from Jo'Burg for 3 days. Prior to that we would be on
game viewing in Kalahari (South-Africa) for a week. So who could
suggest good ideas for the trip to Victoria Falls, combine it with a
safari in that area (are there any interesting game parks ?).
Any help re accomodation, sights and flights is welcome. Am not sure
which side is best: Zimbabwe or Zambia.


Suppose Zambia is best because of the situation in Zimbabwe... There
is two nice hotels 2-3 minutes walking from the Falls. And a gamepark
in the neigborhood. Try to google livingstone zambia. Waterfalls is a
lovely place, as well. There is a group on facebook; Rafting Zambezi
River... Chobe in Botswana is ok. Trips from Livingstone. Have a nice
trip.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 02:25 PM posted to rec.travel.africa
Rita Daggett
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.... So who could
suggest good ideas for the trip to Victoria Falls, combine it with a
safari in that area (are there any interesting game parks ?).
Any help re accomodation, sights and flights is welcome. Am not sure
which side is best: Zimbabwe or Zambia.

THere is a small game park on the Zimbabwe side; think it has a camp/lodge
with opportunities to ride elephants.
Personally I think the best views are from the Zambian side, but if possible
do both. Hwange Park used to be within reasonable reach of the Falls, but
given the situation in Zimbabwe, I'd tackle it from the Zambian side and go
across the bridge if its easy to do when you get there.
Zambia has wonderful game parks - the Lower Zambezi one probably the nearest
to the Falls. Small camps/lodges and the possibility of night drives and
game walks; also canoeing on the river. There is also Tongabezi Lodge (on an
island near the Falls).
From the Zimbabwe side there used to be several different types of flights
over the Falls (light aircraft, helicopter, and microlight). dont know if
they are still available or if there is anything now from Zambian side
(which has considerably developed since last time I was there). Seeing them
from above is an experience - but a very bumpy one so if you are prone to
air-sickness, be warned!

--
Rita Daggett


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Old February 7th, 2008, 06:37 PM posted to rec.travel.africa
Jan
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"Rita Daggett" wrote in
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... So who could
suggest good ideas for the trip to Victoria Falls, combine it with a
safari in that area (are there any interesting game parks ?).
Any help re accomodation, sights and flights is welcome. Am not sure
which side is best: Zimbabwe or Zambia.

THere is a small game park on the Zimbabwe side; think it has a
camp/lodge with opportunities to ride elephants.
Personally I think the best views are from the Zambian side, but if
possible do both. Hwange Park used to be within reasonable reach of
the Falls, but given the situation in Zimbabwe, I'd tackle it from the
Zambian side and go across the bridge if its easy to do when you get
there. Zambia has wonderful game parks - the Lower Zambezi one
probably the nearest to the Falls. Small camps/lodges and the
possibility of night drives and game walks; also canoeing on the
river. There is also Tongabezi Lodge (on an island near the Falls).
From the Zimbabwe side there used to be several different types of
flights over the Falls (light aircraft, helicopter, and microlight).
dont know if they are still available or if there is anything now from
Zambian side (which has considerably developed since last time I was
there). Seeing them from above is an experience - but a very bumpy one
so if you are prone to air-sickness, be warned!


I've been at the falls in september. I stayed in a backbackers hotel at
the Zambian side.
For a day trip (crossing the border is easy, I just had to arrange a
multi entry visa in Livingstone), I went to the Zimbabwe side.
I did the walking with the lions tour in Antelope Park. Great trip!

The microlight is also highly recommended.

There were many tourists at the Zimbabwe side and all was quiet.
The view on the falls on the Zimbabwe side was much better in the dry
season.
Hwange park was a great park, I visited it in 1995. But nobody was
offering a trip to this park on the Zambian side.
Botswana is a great safari destination, but may be december is too hot
and wet.


Jan.


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Old February 10th, 2008, 05:33 PM posted to rec.travel.africa
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comme vous etes suisse, je vais vous répondre en Francais. (as you are
swiss i will write in French)
Je connais très bien l'afrique australe pour y avoir organisé et accompagné
de nombreux safaris en 4x4
si votre souhait est de louer un 4x4 pour la visite du Kalahari, je vous
suggère de contacter de ma part
Heather Van Zyl de la société Compass Ventures (c'est une nana super sympa
qui non seulement vous louera
des 4x4 tout équipés "long range" mais aussi peut vous réserver hotels,
campements et lodges et vous fournir
un itinéraire personnalisé en fonction de vos gouts. Sa société est située à
coté de Johannesburg (Rivonia) et elle
vous accueillera à l'aéroport.
je vous suggère de jeter un oeil sur mon site et sur les itinéraires que
j'avais élaboré alors que j'étais orgnanisateur de voyages
maintenant je suis à la retraite et j'ai remplacé les savanes d'afrique par
les savanes de Golf !

- le désert du Kalahari s'étend de la Namibie à l'Afrique du Sud et couvre
70% de la superficie du Botswana
- le "Kalahari gamesbok national Park est maintenant jumelé avec le Masabuhe
National Park du Botswana et c'est maintenant
le premier Parc National transfrontalier (Kalahari transfrontier national
park). On peut y pénétrer par l'Afrique du Sud (route et pistes)
il y a 3 pistes dont deux empruntent les lits de rivières fossiles, l'Auob
et la Nossob river. la troisième piste enjambe des dunes de sable rouge
Des points d'eau artificiels ont été aménagés dans le lit de ces rivières.
On y voit une grande concentration d'animaux mais la meilleure saison
est de Mai à Octobre qui correspond à la saison sèche. En saison des pluies
(Novembre à Mars); les pistes sont impratiquables et le parc est fermé.
Au Botswana, avec des 4x4 on peut se rendre pendant la saison des pluies de
Johannesburg à Maun par la route goudronnée. Et l'on traverse alors les
grandes plaines du Magkadigkadi (désert de sel) qui à cette époque pluvieuse
regorge de flamants roses, de grands troupeaux de zèbres et de springboks.
mais l'accès aux Parcs Nationaux bien qu'ouverts est très difficile et
risqueés (enlisement).
mon site : http://jeanmichel.renouard.free.fr
si vous avez besoin d'autres infos n'hésitez pas à me contacter.
cordialement
Jean Michel Renouard



"SwissCruiser" a écrit dans le message de news:
...
Hello,
We are planning a trip for next Xmas holiday to visit the Victoria
Falls, flying from Jo'Burg for 3 days. Prior to that we would be on
game viewing in Kalahari (South-Africa) for a week. So who could
suggest good ideas for the trip to Victoria Falls, combine it with a
safari in that area (are there any interesting game parks ?).
Any help re accomodation, sights and flights is welcome. Am not sure
which side is best: Zimbabwe or Zambia.
Regards,
Frank
Geneva, Switzerland



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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:41 AM posted to rec.travel.africa
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"SwissCruiser" wrote in message ...
Hello,
We are planning a trip for next Xmas holiday to visit the Victoria
Falls, flying from Jo'Burg for 3 days. Prior to that we would be on
game viewing in Kalahari (South-Africa) for a week. So who could
suggest good ideas for the trip to Victoria Falls, combine it with a
safari in that area (are there any interesting game parks ?).
Any help re accomodation, sights and flights is welcome. Am not sure
which side is best: Zimbabwe or Zambia.
Regards,
Frank
Geneva, Switzerland

 




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