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In the Footsteps of David Livingstone: June 2019
A 12-night trip from June 7th to 19th, with flights by Ethiopian Airways between Heathrow and Victoria Falls, via Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
June 8th (3 nights):
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
June 11th (7 nights):
Chobe Safari Lodge
This SAGA holiday ("In the Footsteps of Livingstone") was described in their brochure as:
Embrace the 'real Africa' as you follow in the footsteps of Doctor David Livingstone. This exhilarating tour combines a stay near the spectacular Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe with seven nights in Botswana's magnificent Chobe National Park where you can join included safaris and take to the skies for an unforgettable light aircraft flight.

David Livingstone (1813 – 1873) was a Scottish physician, pioneer Christian missionary, an explorer in Africa, and one of the most popular British heroes of the late 19th-Century Victorian history.

Livingstone's fame as an explorer and his obsession with learning the source of the Nile River was founded on the belief that he could solve that age-old mystery. His subsequent exploration of the central African watershed was the culmination of the classic period of European geographical discovery of Africa. At the same time, his missionary travels, "disappearance", and eventual death led to the founding of several major central African Christian missionary initiatives carried forward in the era of the European Scramble for Africa.

His meeting with Henry Morton Stanley on 10 November 1871 gave rise to the popular quotation "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

Statue of Livingstone near the Victoria Falls
 June 7th  London, Heathrow to Addis Ababa (ET 701)
Airbus A 350
 June 8th  Addis Ababa to Victoria Falls (ET 829)
 Boeing 787-7
 June 18th  Victoria Falls to Addis Ababa (ET 829) *  Boeing 737-800
 June 19th  Addis Ababa to London, Heathrow (ET 700)
 Airbus A 350
* including 1-hour transit stop at Gaborone, Botswana
The two-centre holiday was based at Victoria Falls and near to the area of southern Africa where the borders of four countries meet:
ZIMBABWE - the former British Colony of Southern Rhodesia;
BOTSWANA - the former British Protectorate of Bechuanaland;
NAMIBIA - the former South African Protectorate;
ZAMBIA  - the former British Colony of Northern Rhodesia
Near this area is the confluence of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers
Victoria Falls International Airport.
Room 20 at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge has views over a waterhole in the African bush.
Mileage marker at Victoria Falls.
(Below) Room 61 at the Chobe Safari Lodge has views towards the nearby Chobe River.