Top Activities to do in Victoria Falls
Guided tour of the falls:
Duration: Approx 1½ – 2½ hours depending on how much time clients want to spend taking photographs and admiring the spectacular views.
A knowledgeable guide will take you on an unforgettable experience through the Victoria Falls rainforest, a journey that not only affords a view of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World but provides a great deal of interesting facts about the geology, wildlife, and history of Africa’s most famous landmark. Listen to magical tales of local legend while you enjoy the constant spray from “The Smoke that Thunders”.
The guide will also help ensure the best photographic opportunities of this breathtaking World Heritage Site. At the end of the tour, the Rainforest Cafe provides an ideal place to stop and refuel before your next adventure.
The “Flight of Angels” is an amazing journey over the 1700m vast curtain of water known locally as the “Mosi oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders) and along the Zambezi River and the Zambezi National Park. Passengers are treated to an unforgettable helicopter journey comprising of 4 circuits (2 on either side) offering unrivaled spectacular views, photographic, and filming opportunities and putting the full breadth and height of The Falls into glorious perspective within the surrounding environment.
Historic Bridge Tour
The Victoria Falls Bridge was built in 1905 using revolutionary engineering methods for its day. The Historic Bridge Tour is a journey through 100 years of Victorian engineering to the heart of Cecil John Rhodes’ vision of a Cape to Cairo railway.
The Tour includes a light-hearted but informative talk on the history of the bridge, magnificent views of the rapids, rainbows, and majesty of the Victoria Falls and Batoka Gorges on the walkways actually underneath the bridge, and an opportunity to see a bungee jump-up close.
The Historic Bridge Tour is a wonderful family experience full of theatre, facts, and adventure set against the glorious backdrop of Victoria Falls which can be enjoyed by all ages.
Traditional Village Tour (minimum 4 pax)
Duration: Approx 2½ hours
Prepare to be amazed as you enter a different world, where a way of life continues as it has done for centuries, enabling you to go back in time.
Clients are taken to an authentic African village approximately 20km from Victoria Falls town where they are given the opportunity to watch local villagers going about their daily tasks. The tour enables the client to see tribal life firsthand, visiting rural homes, watching their fields being tended and possibly getting the chance to help with some of the day-to-day chores.
Elephant Back Safari
Duration: Approx 3½ hours
This herd of twelve elephants resides on the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve, a few kilometers outside of Victoria Falls. Each Elephant has formed a close bond with their personal Induna (elephant handler) who lives permanently with the elephant and understands each elephant’s unique character and traits. Participate in a Breakfast or Sundowner Elephant Back Safari and seize the opportunity to ride on these magnificent animals in their natural habitat.
Duration: Approx 4½ hours
Savour a sunrise Game Drive on the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve, home to over 2,000 head of game and a rich variety of bird life. The guided safaris will take you through natural African woodland featuring frequent sightings of Wild Dog, Sable, Eland, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Hyena, Bushbuck, Impala, Baboon, Kudu and Waterbuck among others. At least three of the Big Five are sighted on almost all Game Drives with the highly endangered Black Rhino being the most exciting and rare, making this the best place to view game in the Victoria Falls region.
Walking with the Lions
Duration: Approx 3 hours
Operated by Lion Encounter on a private property adjacent to the Zambezi National Park, Walking with Lions is an intimate experience with the Kings of the Jungle. Participate in a breakfast, mid-morning or afternoon safari which includes interacting and walking side by side with the lions, learning about their habitat and behaviour and the conservation challenges they face in the wild. The trained guides will use their discretion at intervals and allow the guests close contact with the lions, pat them and take pictures of this memorable experience. Shorter lion encounters are available in combination with other Shearwater safari activities such as Elephant Back Safaris or Rhino Encounter Game Drives.
PM ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI, RHINO ENCOUNTER & NIGHT GAME DRIVE WITH BUSH DINNER UNDER THE STARS
This Sunset into Night Game Drive adds a unique dimension to the safari allowing you an opportunity to see scores of game march towards the Nakavango Dam to have their fill just before the sun comes down. After dark, you can catch a glimpse of the shyer animals and see the nocturnal species of Africa come out to feed. The Night Game Drives return to the reception area where a fulfilling Bush Dinner under the stars will complete the evening before returning to town at approximately 9pm.