13 May - 20 May, 2020
Gaining momentum as it wends through the gorge, this once serene river plunges over Victoria Falls, descending in mighty zig-zagging rapids before entering Lake Kariba. We begin with an exciting safari in Botswana’s Chobe National Park before making our way to the idyllically situated Tongabezi Lodge. While there, we visit Tujatane School where former Northampton Saints and England forward, Steve Thompson, will introduce pupils to the game of rugby. An afternoon tracking rhino on foot is followed by a morning of canoeing as we approach “The Smoke That Thunders”. This section of our journey is wonderfully diverse, from gin tasting overlooking Victoria Falls to white water rafting, hiking and a spectacular helicopter flight over the vast, basalt gorge.