The small yet bustling town is named after the magnificent waterfall, which is the largest curtain of water in the world and a World Heritage Site since 1989. As travellers have decided to include this destination on their safari, Victoria Falls has become very popular! Due to its unique scenery and geological formation a great number of fun and exciting activities will allow all sort of visitors (solo travellers, families, couples) to immerse themselves in the stunning outdoors, get close to wildlife and, of course, enjoy the friendly local culture.
Below you will find our list of preferred activities to do in Victoria Falls all year round
Learn about this World Heritage Site by joining a guided tour of the Falls
Seeing the Victoria Falls comes first on the list!! While it is totally possible to access and view the Falls by yourself (entry USD30 per adult/children up to 12 years pay USD15) we would recommend to join a guided tour (scheduled or on a private basis. Available in several languages if booked in advanced). The guide will explain how the Falls were formed, stories about the people who lived in the area and its ‘discovery’ by David Livingstone, who named the falls “Victoria” in honour of Queen Victoria, who was reigning at that time (1855).
Experience the Zambezi on a sunset river cruise
Enjoy a jaw-dropping sunset while relaxing on many of the boats that cruise the Zambezi River. Most boats navigate a 6 km stretch of river above the Falls themselves but this is the farthest they can go due to the shallow waters and rocks around.
However boats that feature Aqua jets in place of propellers can navigate further and closer to the Falls. Although you will not see the Falls themselves during a cruise, the sunset cruise is definitely a “must do” activity. Besides the sunsets and great photo opportunities you will also have the chance to spot wildlife; including hippo, crocodile, and elephant as well as many different bird species. There are different cruise types to suit all budgets and interests. From standard larger boats , ideal for those on a budget (drinks at additional cost) to more exclusive cruises that include snacks and drinks and take on board a smaller number of guests. For the ultimate river experience, we suggest to treat yourself with a dhow river cruise.
The thrill of a helicopter flight over the Falls
Viewing the Falls from the air will give you an entirely new perspective of this natural wonder. The flight (different lengths are available: 12/13 minutes or 25 minutes) takes you over the falls several times in both directions. All passengers, on either side of the helicopter, may enjoy incredible photographic opportunities and views.
What is the best deal to book activities?
If you wish to get a good deal the ‘Activity Pass’ is your best option because you will get an advantageous discount for booking several activities at once. However, you can book activities separately as well. Talk to our team, let us know what catches your eye and we will tell you which single activities or Adventure Pass is the most suitable for your budget and your interests.
Other popular activities to do in Victoria Falls
Adrenaline activities in Victoria Falls
- White Water Rafting: adrenaline will rush through your veins for sure! Rafting on the wild waters of the Zambezi is one of the bests in the world
- The High-wire activities are not for the heart fainted! Dare to jump and swing with Bungee jumps, Gorge swings, or Flying Fox.
Wildlife and Conservation activities in Victoria Falls
- The Wildlife Conservation Safari will teach you about conservation efforts carried out by the Anti-Poaching Unit in the Zambezi N.P
- Walking safaris: 2 to 3 hours exploring the Zambezi N.P by foot. (We recommend to wear comfortable shoes!). This activity is subject to weather conditions
- The Elephant Sanctuary encounter allows guests the opportunity to observe and spend time with these incredible animals (guests will not ride the elephants).
Cultural activities in Victoria Falls
- Cultural visit: explore an authentic village guided by the local village chief. Learning about local life, culture and tradition will enrich your safari experience
- Feel the beat at The Boma Dinner : buffet dinner style combined with a drum and dance show. Kids love this one!!
- Taste the local flavours and enjoy a traditional meal in the family home of a friendly local resident. Zimbabweans are very proud of their traditions and love to share them with visitors