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Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River is one of Africa’s most iconic destinations and deservedly on many bucket lists. That awe-inspiring vertical drop of 108m into the chasm below, as well as the mist spray curtain during full flood that can be seen and heard from afar (its local name is ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, which means ‘the smoke that thunders’), make for a truly unforgettable experience. Just wandering the streets of this quaint town is a special experience as you negotiate for souvenirs, dodge warthogs (and elephants!), hang out with locals and sample a range of restaurants and bars.

Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It’s also an adventure centre of note. You could stay for ages and enjoy a different activity every day, from bungee jumping, gorge swinging and white water rafting, to helicopter and microlight flights (a.k.a the flight of angels), sunset boat and steam train cruises, horse riding, game drives, canoe trips down the Zambezi River, and so much more. Click here for a detailed activities list.

During your stay on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls, walk across the bridge and also visit the Zambian side, which offers an exhilarating walk across the ‘Knife-edge Bridge’ and a close-up view of the ‘Boiling Pot’, a scary whirlpool at the base of the falls. And Victoria Falls is just a short drive from Chobe River Waterfront in Botswana and Hwange National Park, and a short flight from so many other destinations in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia. Start your Zimbabwe adventure at Victoria Falls and plan from there.

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Travel diary: Rafting the Zambezi – nature’s seasonal roller-coaster

Travel diary: Victoria Falls – Adventure Capital

Safaris in the area
This is a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sights, sounds and smells of this iconic natural masterpiece. No photograph truly explain the experience of being there.

This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon. You will be accompanied through the rainforest by a qualified and experienced guide, who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves and point out the trees, birds and wildlife and other points of interest. Your guide will also assist with taking of photographs. Raincoats are provided when the water levels are high, and the water vapour is so thick it feels like rain!

Duration 2 hours
When All year round, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable attire that provides sun protection, hiking/running shoes, warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Things to Bring Sunscreen, mosquito repellent
Fitness Level No fitness requirement

Tour of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

A sunset cruise on the Zambezi River is a superb way to relax and enjoy the serenity and spectacular beauty of the Zambezi River upstream of the Falls. The renowned African sunsets provide wonderful photo opportunities, as flocks of birds skim the waterline and another perfect safari days winds down. You may even spot hippos, crocodiles and elephants as you drift peacefully along. The sunset cruise is very popular and includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks.

Duration 2 hours
When All year round, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable attire that provides sun protection, hiking/running shoes, warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Things to Bring Sunscreen, mosquito repellent
Fitness Level No fitness requirement

 

Zambezi sunset cruise, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The spectacular helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls is known as the ‘Flight of Angels’ – so named because David Livingstone famously described the Falls as “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. The best way to truly appreciate the splendour of the Falls is to view them from the air, and the helicopters have specially designed ‘bubble-shaped’ windows to provide a panoramic view from above.

Duration 12-13 mins or 25 mins
When All year round, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable clothing
Things to Bring Sunglasses
Age Minimum age 2 years old
Weight Maximum weight 100 kg

Flight of Angels helicopter flight over Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The best way to truly appreciate the splendour of the Falls is to view them from the air, so join an experienced pilot on a microlight flight over the Victoria Falls and the surrounding attractions.

Duration 15 minutes (Falls plus Zambezi River) or 30 minutes (Falls, Zambezi River, Batoka Gorge, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park)
When All year round, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable clothing
Things to Bring Sunglasses (with secure strap)
Fitness Level No fitness requirement
Age Minimum age of 8 years old, younger will be considered if they fit into the harness (management discretion)

Microlight flight over Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The most unique and awesome perspective of Victoria Falls is from the bottom of the gorge – looking up. Swimming in the rock pools below the Falls, surrounded by massive black basaltic rock that towers up above you, is an unforgettable experience. This is possible during low water season (August to December).

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe with Africa Geographic

Chobe National Park in Botswana is well known for its large herds of elephant that gather on the Chobe River banks during the dry winters. Other species such as lion, leopard, buffalo, hippos, giraffes, zebra, sable, puku, kudu, eland and roan are also frequently seen.

You will be transferred by road from Victoria Falls to the Kazungula border, where you Botswana guide will meet you. You will then enjoy a morning boat cruise, followed by lunch and an afternoon game drive. You will then be taken back to the Kazungula border, for your transfer back to Victoria Falls.

Duration 7 hours including transfers
When All year round, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable attire that provides sun protection, hiking/running shoes, warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Things to Bring Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hat/cap and sunglasses, passport, visas
Fitness Level No fitness requirement
Age Minimum age 2 years old

Chobe game drive, Botswana

Game drives within the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve are a great way to see the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and black rhino) plus a variety of other species such as hippos, crocodiles, various antelope species and many bird species.  The drives are conducted in open four‐wheel drive vehicles, along the a scenic lake and through basalt plains into teak forests.

Duration 4 hours
When Daily, all year round, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable attire that provides sun protection, hiking/running shoes, warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Things to Bring Sunscreen, mosquito repellent
Fitness Level No fitness requirement
Age: Minimum age of 3 years old, although exceptions will be made for private vehicle hireGame drive Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Enjoy a gentle paddle down the languid Zambezi River far upstream of the Falls, exploring the converging channels and scanning the riverbanks for animals in the national park. Canoe safaris bring you one step closer to nature, and yet safe under the expert guidance of experienced and qualified guides. Be on the lookout for tiger fish, bream, crocodiles and hippos in the river and elephants on the banks, as you are swept along by the stream. A Zambezi River canoeing safari is a fun-filled activity for the whole family!

Duration 7 hours including transfers – 2 hours 30 mins on the water
When All year round, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable attire that provides sun protection, hiking/running shoes, warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Things to Bring Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hat/cap and sunglasses
Fitness Level No fitness requirement
Age Minimum age 7 years old. Parents or guardians of any child under 16 must be present and available to sign an indemnity on the child’s behalf. Management retain the right to turn a child away at their own discretion should they feel the child is not able to cope with the experience.

Zambezi River canoe safari, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This is your chance to experience the detail of the African bush, in a spectacular wild setting along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Bush walks are conducted in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park near Livingstone, Zambia. After signing of the obligatory indemnity form, you will meet your professional guide and scout, who will brief you about procedures and safety aspects of the walking safari. During the walk your guide will keep you informed about the fascinating species you will encounter, and answer your many questions.

Duration 2-3 hours
When September to December, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable outdoor clothing, good hiking/walking boots, sunhat
Things to Bring Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, water
Fitness level You have to be comfortable to walk at a gentle pace for about 2-3 hours, and to move swiftly in the event of danger posed by a wild animal
Age Minimum age is 7 years old and the child should be physically fit

Bush walking in Victoria Falls with Africa Geographic

This is your chance to canter through open bush, explore hidden paths and roam through wilderness areas in the Victoria Falls area. There is no shortage of wild rugged countryside, and this exhilarating experience is suitable for all levels of rider. You might track elephants and buffalos along the shady banks of the Zambezi River, or approach to a few metres of impala or kudu. You will be led by an experienced guide and back-up rider, who will share their passion for the wildlife and area. Refreshments will be provided, and there will be a picnic lunch stop during longer rides, with a short siesta time through the midday heat at the hottest times of year.

Duration 2-6 hours
When All year round, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable outdoor clothing – skirts and dresses are not recommended. Riding boots or closed footwear to protect your feet. A poncho or raincoat during the rainy season. All riding equipment will be provided, including a riding helmet which is obligatory. Helmets are provided and must be worn at all times during the trail.
Things to Bring Sunscreen, sunglasses, mosquito repellent
Fitness level and riding ability No fitness requirement, but able to be in the saddle for a few hours. If you wish to book an experienced ride, you must be able to ride unassisted and with confidence. At minimum you should have mastered basic aids, be able to do a rising trot for stretches of at least 10 minutes at a time, be comfortable at all paces and able to gallop out of trouble.
Age Minimum age 12 years old
Weight Maximum 85 kg for novice riders, and heavier for experienced riders – depending on riding ability (at management discretion)

Horse riding in Victoria Falls with Africa Geographic

Bird-watching safaris in the Victoria Falls area for the keen twitcher are tailor-made – based on which species are being targeted. You go by open safari vehicle, on foot or by boat in search of an array of species, through a variety of habitats such as teak and mopane woodlands, grassland and riverine forest of the Zambezi National Park. There are about 415 species of birds in the area, and over 130 species have been seen in one day! Notable species include rock pratincole, grey-headed parrot, African skimmer, white-backed night heron, African finfoot, collared palm-thrush, Dickinson’s kestrel, western banded snake-eagle and more!

For the half day morning safari, tea/coffee, mineral water and sandwiches are provided. For a full day safari, a picnic lunch on the banks of the Zambezi River is included.

Duration Half day or full day
When All year round, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable attire that provides sun protection, hiking/running shoes, warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Things to Bring Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hat/cap and sunglasses
Fitness Level No fitness requirement
Age All ages

Bird watching with Africa Geographic

The mighty Zambezi River plunges over the Victoria Falls and thunders into the canyons below – forming the highway for the the most thrilling ride of your life! Have no fear though, because you’re in the hands of extremely experienced and qualified guides, who ride these waves every working day.

You will be collected from your hotel first thing in the morning, and taken to The Lookout Café for your briefing. Please bring your vouchers, and do not bring any valuables (leave them in your hotel safe). On the river, you will be given the option of an “oar boat” (controlled and manoeuvred by the guide using 12 foot-long oars from the middle of the raft. You are seated in the front and rear of the raft and hold on to the safety line around the perimeter) or a “paddle boat” (you are seated around the perimeter of the boat and assist with paddling and manoeuvring the raft through the rapids and the calm stretches).

The walk in and out of the gorge after your rafting adventure is steep and rocky. The walk out is approximately 750 feet to the top of the gorge and requires a reasonable degree of fitness. Waiting at the top is cold beer, soft drink and water.

Duration 6-7 hours
When: Approximate dates: Low water rafting: 10th August – 25th December; and high water rafting: 25th Dec – 10th August
What to Wear  Swimsuit and shorts/cycling shorts, T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt for sun protection, sturdy shoes/trainers or rafting shoes – your shoes must be securely fitted to your feet (i.e. no flip-flops) or they will be lost! Wetsuits will be provided in the winter months.
Things to Bring National Park fee (river usage fee) in cash, sunglasses that are securely fastened to you, sunscreen and lip balm (guides will have a dry bag for this), peak cap that will fit comfortably under your helmet. Bring as little as possible! No cameras, you will be presented with photographs and video afterwards, at an extra cost.
Fitness Level No fitness requirement
Age Minimum age 15 years old
Weight Maximum 140 kg

 

The iconic Victoria Falls Bridge bungee jump is on any adrenaline-junkie’s bucket list. At 111 metres it is also one of the highest jumps in the world, and the view down to the mighty Zambezi River is simply exceptional. You will be escorted across the bridge, to pass through the Zambian immigration point, and to your jump platform.

Duration Seconds, but the entire process takes about an hour
When All year round, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable attire that provides sun protection, hiking/running shoes, warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Things to Bring Sunscreen, mosquito repellent
Fitness Level No fitness requirement
Age Minimum age 14 years old

 

Bungee jumping at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls canopy tour offers amazing views of the Zambezi rapids, Victoria Falls bridge and the spray of the Falls. There is a network of nine slides (40 to 85 metres long), trails and a rope bridge walkway within the canopy of the hardwood forests, affording you wonderful views and also encounters with birds such as Knysna and purple-crested turacos and peregrine falcons. This experience is suitable to adventure seekers of all ages – including families and groups. You are in safe hands – the friendly and experienced staff will give you a detailed safety briefing and guide you all the way.

Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
When All year round, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable attire that provides sun protection, hiking/running shoes, warm clothing in winter (April to August). Lockers are available, but it is best to leave valuables at home/the hotel.
Things to Bring Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hair ties for longer hair (which must be tied up)
Fitness Level No fitness requirement
Age There is no age limit, however young children may be required to travel in a double harness with an adult (at management discretion). Parents or guardians of any child under 16 must be present and available to sign an indemnity on the child’s behalf. Management retain the right to turn a child away at their own discretion should they feel the child is not able to cope with the experience.

Canopy tour, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This is one of the longest zipline (foofie slide) rides in the world, with a speed of 106 km/hr as you slide across the gorge, suspended 120 metres above the mighty Zambezi River below! The cables zigzag across the various ravines of the Batoka Gorge, and you are safely harnessed and attached to a pulley.

Duration A few minutes, but be prepared to spend loads of time in awe of the amazing views and possibly enjoying cocktails at The Lookout Café!
When All year round, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable attire that provides sun protection, hiking/running shoes, warm clothing in winter (April to August). Lockers are available, but it is best to leave valuables at home/the hotel.
Things to Bring Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hair ties for longer hair (which must be tied up)
Fitness Level No fitness requirement
Age There is no age limit, however young children may be required to travel in a double harness with an adult (at management discretion). Parents or guardians of any child under 16 must be present and available to sign an indemnity on the child’s behalf.

Zip line, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The gorge swing plunges you into the Batoka Gorge in a thrilling and exhilarating zero-gravity experience. With a mind-numbing 70m free fall from 120m high above the mighty Zambezi River, this 95m long pendulum swing is as close to unassisted flight as you will get. You are safely harnessed and in the hands of extremely experienced and qualified guides.

Duration Seconds. But the entire process takes about one hour
When All year round, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable attire that provides sun protection, hiking/running shoes, warm clothing in winter (April to August). Lockers are available, but it is best to leave valuables at home/the hotel.
Things to Bring Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hair ties for longer hair (which must be tied up)
Fitness Level No fitness requirement
Age Minimum age 12 years old, but children may be required to travel in a double harness with an adult (at management discretion). Parents or guardians of any child under 16 must be present and available to sign an indemnity on the child’s behalf. Management retain the right to turn a child away at their own discretion should they feel the child is not able to cope with the experience.

Gorge swing, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The flying fox is a great appetiser before you try the zipline and gorge swing. Imagine taking a running jump into thin air over the Batoka Gorge, soaring horizontally through the air over the turmoil of the Zambezi Rover 120 metres below. The gorge at this point is 200 metres wide and 120 metress deep. This is a great appetiser before you try the Zipline and Gorge Swing.

Duration Open-ended
When All year round, weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable attire that provides sun protection, hiking/running shoes, warm clothing in winter (April to August). Lockers are available, but it is best to leave valuables at home/the hotel.
Things to Bring Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hair ties for longer hair (which must be tied up)
Fitness Level No fitness requirement
Age No age limit

Flying fox, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This daily tour is for those enthusiastic shoppers on the lookout for hand-crafted curios and objet d’art, African style – ideal for your home and for gifts. You will visit open-air markets and crochet halls plus a variety of galleries and shops selling authentic African art, including stone sculptures and wooden cravings, as well as local crochet, hand-made textiles, jewellery and more.

Curio and craft shopping, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This is probably the most fun you can have at a restaurant. The Boma is not just another ethnic restaurant, it is a unique cultural experience.You will be invited to take part in a hand washing ceremony before sampling traditional beer and snacks, as a prelude to dinner. The eat-as-much-as-you-can buffet food is excellent and varied, including venison, traditional Zimbabwean dishes, and even mopane worms!

Your dining is accompanied by entertainment from traditional Shangaan dancers, storytellers and other entertainers. You may even have your face painted, learn how to drum and be encouraged onto the busy dance-floor to show off your moves. This amazing cultural cuisine experience starts at 7:00pm and goes on till late…

The Boma Restaurant, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

A dining experience of note, onboard a sampan in the Zambezi River, where guests are attended to by waiters and the occasional singing choir on a canoe. This is one of the most romantic dinners in the world – A private dinner on a candle-lit platform floating on the Zambezi, with each course rowed out to you by boat and accompanied by a soulful Zambian serenade. What could be more romantic than that? The sampan dinner at Tongabezi remains one of Victoria Falls’ true hidden gems.

Sampan Dinner, Victoria Falls

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