3 Days Victoria Falls US$671.-pp

Revel in the spray of the magic Victoria Falls , Mosi-oa-Tunya, The Smoke that Thunders, during your private, guided tour. While the Victoria Falls is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, they are classified as the largest, based on its width 5,604 ft and height of 354 ft resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water. But it’s not only the Falls which can best be viewed from the town called Victoria Falls but also an amazing amount of activities that makes this destination a not to be missed part of your safari in this area.

Accommodation style: Standard

PRICE

US$671.-

Price per person, double occupancy. Price during 2018 except public holidays.

BEST TIME TO GO  Year Round

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private guided tour of the Victoria Falls
  • Traditional dinner and entertainment at the famous “The Boma”
  • Accommodation along the Zambezi River
  • Many optional activities avaialable

ITINERARY MAP

Use the route map below to explore the destinations & accommodation on this tour

 

Accommodation Destination Nights Basis Room Type
A’Zambezi River Lodge Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 2 B&B 1x standard room

FULL DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 01: Private guided tour of Victoria Falls and Dinner with Entertainment

Arrive Victoria Falls and transfer to A’Zambezi River Lodge nestled on the famous Zambezi River. Revel in the spray of the magic Falls , Mosi-oa-Tunya, The Smoke that Thunders, during your guided afternoon tour. While Victoria Falls is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is classified as the largest, based on its width 5,604 ft and height of 354 ft resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America’s Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of its Horseshoe Falls. Your evening entertainment is a unique African experience at The Boma.

The Boma Restaurant

The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show is a “must do” Victoria Falls dining and entertainment experience, specializing in traditional African food, drumming and dancing. The food is cooked and served in the style and quantity of a lavish feast, including irresistible desserts.

On arrival, you are dressed in a chitenge (traditional sarong) and welcomed into a vibrant atmosphere in which the tantalizing aromas of local dishes and game meat on the braai (barbecue) fill the restaurant, which is partially open to the star-filled African sky.

Your meal begins with a mouth-watering platter of starters whilst the buffet includes soup from the campfire, a range of salads, game meat cooked on a braai (barbecue), followed by desserts.  Vegetarian options are also available, as well as local dishes such as peanut butter spinach
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You can also look forward to outstanding performances by traditional singers and dancers, and enjoy an energizing interactive drumming show. A face painter, storyteller, hair braider and fortune teller also form part of this festive evening.

Guided Tour of Victoria Falls

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and  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 “The Smoke that Thunders”.

Your guide will also help ensure the best photographic opportunities of this breathtaking World Heritage Site.

Day 02: Choose from many optional activities available

Victoria Falls is also called the Adventure Capital of the World. Choose from optional tours or explore the area on your own.

Optional – extra charge

Helicopter Flight over Victoria Falls
Royal Livingston Steam Train
Microflight over Victoria Falls
Canoe The Zambezi
Upper Zambezi Fishing
Livingston Island Tour with Devils Pool
Crocodile Cage Diving
Victoria Falls Bridge Tour
Victoria Falls Bridge Slide
Victoria Falls Bridge Swing
Elephant Back Safari
Walk with Lions
Bungee Jumb in Victoria Falls
Rafting in Victoria Falls – High Water
Zambezi White Whater Rafting Aug-Dec
Village Tour near Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Boiling Point Hike
Zambezi White Whater Rafting Aug-Dec
Batoka Hike and Ndbele Village Tour

Helicopter Flight over Victoria Falls

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 unrivalled spectacular views, photographic, and filming opportunities and putting the full breadth and height of The Falls into glorious perspective within the surrounding environment.
Apprximate flight time is 12-13 minutes.

Royal Livingston Steam Train

An opportunity to dine on an historic, luxury steam train as it travels through the African bush provokes vivid memories of a bygone era. Wednesdays and Saturdays, other days upon request.

Microflight over Victoria Falls

Fly like a bird above one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders as the Zambezi River transforms from a gentle meander over the thunderous Victoria Falls and on to the steep and secret Batoka Gorges. The microlight flights offer completely unobstructed viewing of this most majestic of waterfalls.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Any microlight flight is subject to weather conditions and can be cancelled at any time prior to take off.
Weight Limit 100Kg
No cameras or lose items permitted.
Photos from wing mounted camera are available for sale.

Canoe The Zambezi

A Canoe Safari includes gently paddling down the Upper Zambezi River above the Victoria Falls – the playground of hippo, shimmering home of crocodiles and the watering hole of buffalo and elephant – drifting though secretive channels and enjoying the ever-so-slight turbulence of the more placid rapids above Kandahar Island. You might be fortunate enough to spot a Marshall Eagle, witness a Tiger Fish jump or catch a glimpse of a clawless otter playing in the shadows by the banks.

A professional canoe guide will point out all the flora and fauna that can be spotted on the edges of the Zambezi National Park from inflatable canoes whilst sharing the realities of this amazing eco-system.

Upper Zambezi Fishing

Fishing on the Zambezi River to the novice or experienced angler is possibly as close as one can get to absolute perfection. There are over 75 fish species found inhabiting these waters. The most sought-after of these is the Tiger Fish, well renowned as probably the greatest fighting fresh water fish around. It is a ferocious species which can grow as large as 15 Kg in weight.

Livingston Island Tour with Devils Pool

Livingstone Island is a 5-8 minutes boat ride from the Royal Livingstone Hotel and is located in the middle of the Zambezi River right on the edge of the Victoria Falls just before the water thunders down a 103 metre drop. To protect the sensitive environment, only 16 guests may visit at any one time during five daily departures. Access is restricted to a maximum of 80 visitors per day so it is highly recommended to book a Livingstone Island Tour in advance.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Access to this unique Island is seasonal and depends entirely on the water level in the Zambezi River.
In low water season, approximately end of August to December, guests have the opportunity to swim in Devil’s Pool which is a rock pool right on the lip of the falls accompanied by a guide.
Access to Devil’s pools is only available on the Lunch and High Tea tours.

Crocodile Cage Diving

Crocodile Cage Diving is located in the centre of Victoria Falls town, Elephants Walk Shopping Village. This gives visitors a once in a lifetime opportunity to view Zambezi Predators in action.

Crocodile Cage divers can watch, touch and experience crocodiles in their own environment. Get a unique underwater look at their short legs, thick tails and impressive jaws.
Prepare yourself for an exhilarating crocodile encounter! Whilst in the cage you can observe these fascinating carnivores pushing powerfully through the water from all angles.

Operated by an over-head monorail and designed for 2-4 people per cage. The cage is suspended above the crocs before being lowered into the croc cage enclosure to get an up close and personal look at these amazing reptiles.
Enjoy a 360 degree view of the three rescued Nile Crocodiles – Bongo, Prado and Lucky. Don’t miss out on Africa’s wildest adventure!

Victoria Falls 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 the Victoria Falls which can be enjoyed by all ages.

Victoria Falls Bridge Slide

The Bridge Slide is exciting and mildly adventurous but friendly for all ages from six years and up – either alone or with a friend. Beginning from a platform on the Zambian edge, the zipline glides 300 metres over the rapids in the Batoka Gorge below affording incomparable views of the Victoria Falls before gently coming to rest on the Zimbabwean side of the bridge.

Victoria Falls Bridge Swing

Step off the Victoria Falls Bridge into the Batoka Gorge over the mighty Zambezi River in an upright position for an 80 metre freefall then become a human pendulum as you swing in a huge arc with the cascading waterfall rumbling by your side. If you do not want to step into the void alone, take a partner with you and scream together as the rush of adrenalin surges through your body. The Swing provides a bonus chance to absorb the beautiful scenery of the Batoka Gorge while you slowly get winched back to the platform.

Elephant Back Safari

The herd of twelve elephants reside on the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve, a few kilometres outside of Victoria Falls.  Each Elephant has formed a close bond with their personal Induna (elephant handler) who live permanently with the elephants and understand 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.

Walk with Lions

Operated 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. Approximate 3 hours duration.

Bungee Jumb in Victoria Falls

The original and ultimate thrill! The location is unbeatable – in front of the largest curtain of falling water in the world, at a World Heritage Site, set against the backdrop of one of the Seven Natural Wonders in the World and above the raging torrents and misty gorges of the mighty Zambezi River. Then 5-4-3-2-1 Bungee into the spray and rainbows below! Four seconds of freefall and 111 metres of pure adrenalin! Victoria Falls Bungee is consistently voted as one of the top five adrenalin experiences on the planet. For Bungee Jump veterans, speak to your Jump Master and make it even wilder by doing an Ankle-Tied, Back Flip or a Star Elevator Jump.

Rafting in Victoria Falls – High Water

The high water run operates as river rises following the early rains and subsides as the dry season commences. The journey begins 10km downstream of the Falls starting at the Overland Truck-eater (Rapid 11)  through to The End (Rapid 24) and includes the Mother (Rapid 13) at its brooding best. The river Journey is about 15km. Seasonal Jan-Feb and June-July, approximately 7 hours

Zambezi White Whater Rafting Aug-Dec

As the river levels drop off the rapid intensity grows and low water rafting season kicks off. The flag ship rafting adventure – low water season takes you from rapid #1 through to rapid #19, many of which are graded 5, the best white water rapids in the world. Begin your adrenalin run in the boiling pot directly below the Victoria Falls and hammer your way through infamous rapids, whose names were conjured to instil fear and trepidation into would-be rafters, “The Overland Truck-eater”, “The Mother”, “Gnashing Jaws of Death” and the final biggy of the day “Oblivion”. Our experienced guides will steer you on an unforgettable ride through the formidable rapids of the mighty Zambezi.
This is the greatest one day white water rafting experience in the world!!

Village Tour near Victoria Falls

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.
You will be  taken to an authentic African village approximately 20km from Victoria Falls town where you are given the opportunity to watch local villagers going about their daily tasks. The tour enables you to see tribal life first hand, visiting rural homes, watching their fields being tended and possibly getting the chance to help in some of the day-to-day chores.

Victoria Falls Boiling Point Hike

After breakfast you will be picked up from the Hotel to the Top of the Gorge. Armed with a walking stick, life jacket and helmet, you will take a walk down the Batoka Gorge and catch a Raft against the current of the Zambezi rapids, past the historic Victoria Falls Bridge to the Boiling Pot. Once at the foot of the Victoria Falls, you will enjoy the experience of manoeuvring the rocky platforms and stand right under the spray of the thunderous Mosi oa Tunya. Take a dip in the pools between the rocks while the rainbows curl up around you in response to the bright sun above you.  The trip will allow you the chance to Raft back down before take out at Rapid #2.
This activity is seasonal late August to early December.

Batoka Hike and Ndbele Village Tour

A 40-minute drive through the countryside of Zimbabwe on off-road terrain will offer picturesque scenery on the way to the top of the Gorge.  After the safety and procedural briefing you will take the vertical descent to Rapid 23 and enjoy the hour long walk along the river to rapid 25. Swim and relax in the eddy before the arduous climb out. The hiking continues into an authentic beautiful Ndebele homestead where you will get a chance to interact with the local headman and his family while you have brunch under the thatched shade of their decorated mud huts. The graceful hosts are keen to show off their home, share their cultural way of life in relation to family, education, livestock, diet and anything you may find interesting.

Day 03: Free to explore

Spend the morning free to explore the local crafts market, choose from one of the optional activities or just take a walk through the town before your transfer to the airport or heading for your safari.

Included: Accommodation, breakfast, airport transfers, Private guided tour of the Falls, Dinner and Entertainment at “The Boma” with transfer, National Park fee for Falls Tour,

Excluded:  Flights to and from Victoria Falls, optional activities, visa, airport taxes,

Note: Tour starts and ends at Victoria Falls airport.

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