Getting from Nairobi to Vic Falls


Nov 16th, 2005, 01:25 PM
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Getting from Nairobi to Vic Falls

We will be taking a packaged tour that ends in Nairobi, but would like to continue on our to Vic Falls. Anyone know the approx air fare? Must we go via Johannesburg or can we fly direct from Nairobi to Victoria Falls. We planned on a 3 day/4 night package to include a trip to Chobe park in Botswana, a cruise on the Zambezi. Is there anything else we should do while in the area. We'll probably not return again. Thanks! From the responses about hotels, it looks like the Ilala will be the one.
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Nov 16th, 2005, 03:45 PM
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Unfortunately there is no air service from Nairobi to Vic Falls, you fly via Johannesburg or Harare. To keep your airfare lower you must tell you travel agent that you want an airfare "into Kenya, but "home from Johannesburg. That way you will only pay the one way fare to Johannesburg (then vic Falls) and will not have to go back to Nairobi to begin your journey home. Allow 2-3 nights at the Falls and 2 nights for Chobe and take plenty of film....The elephants are magnificent! If you want luxury do Vic Falls Hotel and Chobe Chilwero...for midrange go with Ilala Lodge or Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and Chobe Game Lodge or Chobe Safari Lodge. Visas are issued on arrival in Vic Falls. You cannot get them in advance.
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Nov 17th, 2005, 04:38 AM
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... and if arriving VFA, going to Botswana and returning via VFA, you'll need a "multiple-entry Visa for Zimbabwe (an additional $15, I believe). You can get the Botswana visa at the border crossing heading to Chobe - no fee, just a stamp in your passport.

When departing VFA, there is a Departure Tax of USD$20 (if it hasn't increased) so be sure to have enough money left for this.

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