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Follow in the wake of Comic Relief: up the Zambezi

20th February 2013 Print
The awesome Victoria Falls

If the heroic achievement of Jack Dee, Mel C, Dara O’Briain & Co. canoeing all the way up the Zambezi River in aid of Comic Relief has fired your sense of adventure, then why not head for the mighty river yourself on Chameleon Worldwide’s independent 15-day Falls, Bush and Beach holiday?

Two of the lodges used on the itinerary – which are among the very best to be found in Africa – financially support local community projects, including the funding of local schools and the building of houses for teachers.

Day three of the suggested itinerary offers the opportunity to enjoy a morning boat cruise on the Zambezi – so you can enjoy the view without any effort! However for those who would prefer to do the paddling themselves in a canoe, that too can be arranged.

One of the other major highlights of the trip is a visit to mighty Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya or The Smoke That Thunders. The English name was chosen by Scottish explorer and missionary David Livingstone, in honour of the Queen.

Though it is not the highest, nor the widest waterfall in the world, its combined width and height make it the world’s largest single falling sheet of water.

The jam-packed itinerary on the trip also includes searching for the Big 5 in the South Luangwa National Park, diving or snorkelling in the crystal clear water of Lake Malawi, exciting night-time safari drives, boat safaris down the Luangwa River looking for hippos and crocs and a paradise island stay on Likoma Island.

Accommodation throughout the trip is in luxury lodges, private camps, remote bush camps and a luxurious beach resort on Likoma Island.

The holiday can depart any day in July, August and September – which are the best months of the year to go.

It costs from £4655 pp (two sharing) which includes international flights, all transportation, activities as detailed on the itinerary, 12-nights’ accommodation, most meals and guides.

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The awesome Victoria Falls