Victoria Falls Birding Safari

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Birding Safari

If you love to watch birds, and enjoy exploring birdlife you are in luck. Victoria Falls Tour provides some incredible opportunities to see some of the most beautiful and uncommon bird species in the world.

Get the guide about what you should bring with you when going on a Victoria Falls Birding Safari, where to go, and what tours and Victoria Falls Activities are available for those who just want to watch birds in their natural habitat.

What Is A Birding Safaris ?

Birding is a fantastic way to get close-up views of some of the most stunning animals on the planet, including birds. Victoria Falls is a fantastic place to go bird watching because there are over 400 species of birds there!

A birding trip on the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls would be a memorable experience for both wildlife aficionados and birders. The Zambezi is a sizable river that divides into numerous little waterways and islands. The birdwatching in this area is unmatched.

Why the Zambezi is Ideal for birding ?

  • The Zambezi River is the 4th largest river in Africa and it supports a wide range of animals, -plant life and woodland.
  • Because of this, it attracts a lot of wildlife and especially birdlife. The river sustains a riverine ecosystem along its banks, attracting several bird species to its nutrient-rich waters.
  • Blacksmith lapwing, Lanner falcon Goliath Heron, Sacred and Glossy Ibis, Majestic Pelican, Egyptian and Spurwing Goose, Water Thick-knee, Weavers, Pygmy, Giant and Pied Kingfishers, African Fish Eagle, and many others are some of the more popular species.
  • Some near endemic species that are not found anywhere else outside of Southern Africa like the Swynnertons Robin and the Swee Waxbill are found in the Zambezi region and you can see them.

Bird Trips On Offer

Victoria Falls Tour offers a variety of birding excursions, from multiday group Birding Safari Tours to half-day solitary excursions with a guide. You can also choose to go on an early morning trip or one in the late afternoon.

The early morning half-day trip, which takes at least four hours, is the most popular bird-watching safari. Throughout the morning, tea, coffee, and mineral waters are served along with a small breakfast

Where can I do the birding Safari ?

The Birding Safaris is available on both sides of the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambia. There are many tour operators that offer the activity and each one may be slightly different so it is important to know what you want well in advance.

What to expect

  • Approximately 06.00: When you will be picked up from your hotel and transported to the jetty.
  • 6: 30: Departure: Enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee while learning the basics of the boat ride and the birding expedition. A succinct description of the region, including the kinds of vegetation that line the river. A few of the more typical species that are likely to be encountered and the rarer specialties to watch out for on the trip will also be listed.
  • From 6:30 to 8:00 a.m.: Cruise the Zambezi River while watching birds in their natural habitat. Use local knowledge to visit specific locations where elusive species are known to frequent.
  • When the trip ends at 8:00 a.m.: A transfer van will be there to transport you back to your hotel. This journey comprises a continental breakfast including tea, coffee, muffins and other sweet delicacies.

Best Time To Go Bird Watching

Bird watching is generally an activity that is open throughout the year. It is however important to know when you will most likely see more and when you might see less.In January, the migrating birds begin to fly home. Visitors can enjoy the best bird-watching months, which run through April, from sunset to daybreak since their breeding plumage is full of flirtatious brilliance.

Advice for improved bird watching (for beginners)

  • Be silent - Birds are highly sensitive animals, making noise must scare them away so try to stay as silent as possible.
  • Prevent quick movements - Movements may scare away the birds as well so try be as calm as you can be.
  • Study the habitat - Mmake sure you study the surroundings and know what birds can be found within that area, it will help you to spot them better
  • Be Patient - Be patient, you will see the birds
  • Put the sun to your advantage.
  • Don't wear brightly colored clothing.

Additional Information

  • There are no age limitations
  • But please ask the hotel to secure your valuables in a safe.
  • Children under the age of two cruise for free, while those aged 12 to 17 pay 50% of the adult fare.
  • The entire family, especially kids, may enjoy bird watching.

Birding is a fantastic Activity In Victoria Falls and we recommend that you try it if you haven't already done it. 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. Please contact us to discuss Victoria Falls Birding Safari options.


Duration : Half day or full day

When : All year round

Where : Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Weather : 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.

Guests or Spectators : No spectators allowed

Inclusions And Exclusions

Inclusions 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.

Exclusions Items of a personal nature. National Park fees (USD$15.00 pp)


Age All ages allowed

Fitness Level No Fitness Requirement

Experience Level None Experience

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06.00: Approximate pickup time from your hotel, and transfer to the Bush tracks jetty.

16 people are allowed on a Birding Safari. The safari lasts for 2 hours starting from 6 am to 8 am.

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