With the invaluable help of Edward Chanter at Collaborative Connections in UK we have been updating the Chanters Lodge website in recent weeks. Here’s a look at the page detailing:
Sights and Activities
Livingstone has recently become known as the adventure capital of Southern Africa, and given the number of activities available it’s hardly any wonder! Take a look at the following:
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 of US$135 pp. The park fee is payable in cash seperately.
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. Full day including lift out is US$145, morning half day is US$120 (no lift) and afternoon half day US$130 (with lift).
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, and the price is US$160 pp including transfers and a US$10 park fee payable seperately.
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 of U$$150 pp – so too is the transfer back to the lodge in the early evening.
A great day out!
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. Full day is US$120 pp, half day: US$95 pp.
Bungi Jumping & Other High Adrenaline Activities!
Bungi 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. Current price is US$55 including transfers.
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. US$95 pp inc lift out.
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 Devils Pool scarily near the rim! Morning, lunch and tea visits are available and prices vary from US$60-US$110 pp excluding transfers to/from the Royal Livingstone Hotel where the boat leaves for the Island.
Helicopter Ride over The Falls
An exhilarating 15 or 30 minute flight over the amazing Victoria Falls. US$130/US$260 pp. The helicoptor 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 at US$120/ US$240 pp. (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 at US$85 pp including snacks and drinks.
Take a walk on the wildside and view the rhino in our Mosi-o-Tunya National Park. Morning or afternoon at US$85 pp.
Game Drive & Game Walk
Game drive is US$50 pp. Game walk is US$70 pp.
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!
Zimbabwe: US$60 (exc transfers)
Other available activities include:
Steam Train Dinner
Volunteer with local schools