Victoria Falls Game Drive

Victoria Falls Game Drive

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Game Drive

Would you really say you’ve been to Victoria Falls if you haven’t gone for an adventure packed Game Drive?

With not 1 but 3 national Parks in the area, there is just so much to see and appreciate. Get the chance to hop in an open four-wheel drive vehicle spotting animals and birds. You will do this as you drive along the beautiful Zambezi terrain with small rocky sections that give you what the guides like to call an African massage.

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Who can go on the game drive ?

A Game Drive is simply a must do activity for anyone including families, groups, couples, friends and even solo travellers. It is suitable for everyone from the age of 3 and does not require any level of fitness, skill or courage like some of the famous high wire Victoria Falls Activities. All you need for this activity is to brace your-self for an adventure and get ready to explore the untamed wildlife of the Zambezi.

What to expect on a typical Game drive ?

Considering that Victoria Falls Town is located within a National Park, the game drive can begin as soon as you step outside of your hotel room. As you drive through town making your way to the national park, you might be lucky enough to spot a few animals.

The Zambezi National Park is less than 10 minutes away from town and upon arrival you will be required to pay park entrance fees if you haven’t already done so. Once that is done you will then enter the park and begin to explore as you see and spot some of Africa’s finest game.

What animals will I see on the game drive ?

With the exception of rhinoceros, which are an endangered species and are now restricted to high security parks only, you have the opportunity to see the majority of the animal species found in Southern Africa. You are most likely to see the rest of the big five, especially elephants and buffaloes.

You will also see a variety of antelope like kudus, elands and impala. Zebras, hyenas and giraffes are also very common and as you will be driving along the Zambezi River you can spot hippos and crocodiles as well. There are so many birds that you will end up losing count. Smaller animals like the warthogs, the monkeys and the mongoose you will also see even in town.

When can I do the game drive and what is included ?

Each season has its own advantages and disadvantages when it comes to viewing wildlife.

Dry season

The dry season tends to draw more animals in and closer to the Zambezi area in search of water and food. Because vegetation is less dense, it is easier to spot animals even from a distance. In some cases, however, animals may be sleeping or may migrate to other areas even down to Chobe in Botswana and may be a bit scarce.

Wet Season

The wet season tends to bring more wildlife to the area. Migratory animals and birds move into the area as life begins to sprout up again. However, the rains make the terrain muddy and difficult to travel in. Dense vegetation also makes it difficult to spot animals at times.

There are 3 options in which you can choose to do the game drive in Victoria Falls. These are, morning, late afternoon and night game drives.

Day to day times

The morning game drive starts off at 6 o’clock and you will be served light breakfast with teas and as well as mineral water. The afternoon drive will take off at 3 o’clock and you will be served with soft drinks, cold beer mineral waters and a light snack.

For both the morning and afternoon game drive, the total time of the activity is between 3 to 4 hours and both are really good times to spot animals. The morning drive is in addition the best time for spotting lions as these big cats are lazy during the day and may be difficult to spot. The late afternoon game drive is also a very good time to spot leopards and a few wild dogs which are quite rare in the area.

Safety During Victoria Falls Game Drive

Professional guides with considerable knowledge in a variety of subjects are there to expand your understanding of animals and provide you with additional context for your Victoria Falls Game Drive Experience. You are welcome to ask them any questions and bring to their attention anything interesting or unusual that you will have spotted.

Game drive in the Victoria Falls private game reserve ?

Just 12 kilometres from Victoria Falls town, on the 2500-hectare is where you find the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve (also known as the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve). This magnificent section of African forest borders the 56 000-hectare Zambezi National Park and is bisected by the Masuwe River. People also have an opportunity to explore in this area as well.

The Big Five live in the fence-enclosed reserve (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). This is where you will get to see the rhinos, which you won’t see in any other National Park. The rhinos are protected in the reserve by professionally trained rangers, yet they remain wild animals and are free to roam.

There is also a local lion pride and a healthy leopard population, both of which are frequently sighted. This refuge is also home to some elephants. Various other species like zebra, impala, sable giraffe and eland can also be seen.

What to Wear ?

  • Light clothing with sun protection is advised in summer. (September to March)
  • In winter, (April to August) it is advised to wear warm clothing and bring jackets
  • At all times, it is advised to wear a hat or a cap

Falcon Safaris strive to offer an educational and memorable wildlife experience, as our experienced Guides share their stories, interpretations and experiences of the bush and its inhabitants with our guests. We operate in a genuinely wild area, where nothing is contrived and the wildlife has freedom of passage through this vast wilderness area.


Duration: 4 hrs including transfer times

Weather: Weather permitting – the rain season is normally from November to April.

Things to Bring: Bring:Binoculars, Cameras, Sunscreen · Mosquito repellent · Hiking/running shoes

Where: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

When: All year round

What to Wear: Wear:Comfortable attire that provides sun protection. Warm clothing in winter (April to August).


Minimum Age Ages 3 years­‐ exceptions can be made for private vehicle hire. No maximum age. We confir a safari with a minimum of two people.

Fitness Level No Fitness Requirement

Qualifications Not Applicable

Guests or Spectators No spectators allowed

Certification None Required

Experience Level None Experience

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To see the big five, a Game Drive at Victoria Fall is an unbeatable bush experience. If you really want to see the authentic wildlife, then a Game Drive at Victoria Fall.

3 hours. A Game Drive at Victoria Falls lasts around 3 hours. The Game Drive starts around 6 am and ends around 3 pm.

Yes, the Game Drive at Victoria Falls starts around 6 in the morning. If you want you can also go in the afternoon game drive.

Yes, you can definitely watch the big five on a Game Drive at Victoria Fall. The big five other animals that can be seen here are Wild Dog, Sable, Eland, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Hyena, Bushbuck, Impala, Baboon, Kudu, and Waterbuck.

Things that are included on a Game Drive are return transfer, morning breakfast, drinks, snacks, coffee, and tea.

Yes, pick and drop service is available. The game starts at 6 am in the morning. All visitors will be picked up from their lobby.

There is no age restriction on a game drive. The park fee is excluded which is $15. Wheelchairs are also accessible.

Binocular, booking ticket and camera. We recommend you to wear light clothes in the dry season and warm clothes in winter.

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