Sights and Activities
Livingstone has become known as the adventure capital of Southern Africa, and given the number of activities available it’s hardly any wonder! Chanters Lodge will be happy to arrange any of these activities for you including advance reservations, or arrangements after you arrive. Prices are available on request from the lodge – e mail: email@example.com
WALKING WITH LIONS
The Walking with Lions experience is being run by Lion Encounter in association with ALERT (African Lion & Environmental Research Trust). The lions are based at Thorntree, next to the Elephant Back Safaris. Please note that no children under 15 yrs old are allowed and clients must be over 1.5m in height. Transfers and park fee are included in the price. The park fee is payable in cash seperately.
MUKUNI BIG 5 LION ENCOUNTER
Children over 10 years are welcome.
The Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls is widely considered to be the very best white water rafting river in the world. A deep channeled, high volume river. Availability is seasonal.
An elephant back safari is not just a ride on the largest animal in Africa, it’s an unforgettable experience where clients get to interact with the elephants. As with the lion encounter the elephants are based at Thorntree.
MUKUNI BIG 5 ELEPHANT RIDE
The Mukuni Elephants are maintained in a free roaming environment,
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK – 1 DAY SAFARI
Chobe National Park, named after the Chobe River on its northern boundary is home to an exciting variety of large mammals and over 450 bird species. Clients leave at 07.00 hrs after an early breakfast and are transferred to Kasane in Botswana. A morning river safari, buffet lunch and an afternoon game drive are included in the price – So to is the transfer back to the lodge in the early evening. A great day out! If you intend to take this activity please make sure you obtain a double entry visa for Zambia on first arrival in the country.
All visitors to Chobe from Zambia require valid yellow fever vaccination certificates to enter Botswana.
A Canoeing Safari on the Upper Zambezi River, is a relaxing way to enjoy the astonishingly beautiful scenery that lines the river. The Canoeing Trail operates above Victoria Falls in Zambia, running between Simonga and the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.
BUNGI JUMPING & OTHER HIGH ADRENALINE ACTIVITIES!
Bungee must be the ultimate adrenaline rush, as you leap into space, free as a bird, saved from the swirling water below by the rebound of the cord. There are other rushes too in this ‘scary’ section!
In the fading twilight hours, take a sunset cruise. Heed the call of Africa while sipping traditional cocktails and enjoying light snacks on the Lady Livingstone, a three tier and the newest boat on the river. There is usually game to view as well during the cruise, more so during the dry season.
Jet boating is a thrilling adventure on the Zambezi River in the Batoka Gorge below the Victoria Falls. Powering through the rapids of the mighty Zambezi River, buzzing rocks and jet spinning all in the spectacular setting of the Batoka Gorge, one of Zambia’s natural treasures.
At certain times of the year you can visit Livingstone Island right on the edge of the Main Falls and even swim in the famous Devil’s Pool scarily near the rim! Morning, lunch and tea visits are available. Start/finish point for boat trips is the Royal Livingstone Hotel. At certain times of the year a walking tour of the island is also available including a swim in Devil’s Pool. Start point for the walking tour is the Falls entrance. It is on our ‘not to be missed list’!
HELICOPTER RIDE OVER THE FALLS
An exhilarating 15 or 30 minute flight over the amazing Victoria Falls. The helicopter gives passenger’s a superior view of the Victoria Falls as it flies slower and lower than the fixed wing aircraft offering an excellent viewing opportunity.
The 15 or 30 minute microlight has an open cockpit for the ultimate adrenaline ride over the Falls. (You cannot take your own photos on the flight for safety reasons, but you can buy photos taken from a fixed camera on the wing).
Take a river safari on the Zambezi in a small highly maneuverable boat. Morning, lunch or sunset available including snacks and drinks.
Take a walk on the wildside and view the rare rhino in our Mosi-o-Tunya National Park. Great value for money activity affording you the chance to see other animals in the park as well as the rhino. Also on our ‘not to be missed list’.
GAME DRIVE & GAME WALK
In the Mosi-o-Tunya NP.
Visit Livingstone’s excellent museum and see David Livingstone memorabilia, and a brilliant history of Zambia and the general area. Open daily.
There are two curio markets, one less than a 15 minute walk from the lodge and the other in the car park above Victoria Falls. Don’t forget to haggle the price!
LION & CHEETAH ENCOUNTER
Mukuni Big 5 over a lion and cheetah encounter.
OTHER AVAILABLE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
- Cultural Tours
- Volunteer half day/full day local school or hospital
- African Culture
- Jewish Historical
- Falls Tours
- Horse Riding
- Quad Biking
- Crocodile Park
- Village Tour
- Bicycle Tour
- Steam Train Dinner
- Raft Float
- River Boarding
- Under The Falls (Dry season only)
- Livingstone Art Gallery
We’d be happy to provide further details and prices of these if required.
At certain times combo prices are available on some of these activities.
Don’t forget, as part of our service to you at Chanters Lodge we’re happy to make all activity arrangements and reservations.
Please email your requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.