8:00am - 17:00PM
A game drive is one of the most exciting things you can do that allows you to explore the area and its wildlife. Usually, people prefer to do an early morning drive or one in the late afternoon but honestly the Night Game Drive & Bush Dinner is the most unique among them all in Victoria Falls.
It's not enough to go on a morning and afternoon Game Drive. You have to see first-hand the magic that happens in the bush as dusk falls. As the sun sets over the horizon and the night creeps in, get the chance to explore like never before. The feeling is unmatched, the chills you get are worth the adventure and the overall experience is out of this world.
Just imagine driving under the stars in the open bush immersing yourself in the life of the wild. Exploring how the animals of the Zambezi behave, live and hunt at night. You will most definitely encounter a lot of animals especially those that are nocturnal. These are animals that are most active at night, and you wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to see them during the day.
Most of the animals and critters prefer to be awake at night when it’s calm and cooler because during the day, the powerful presence of the scorching African sun is unbearable. Some of the nocturnal animals you will see are the leopard, one of the most difficult animals to spot during the day. You will also see lions that are usually lazy during the day but come alive at night.
Other animals that are active at night include the laughing hyena that can be heard even a few 100 meters away from town. You can also see the jackal and other animal species like civets, owls, night apes, honey badgers and genets.
You will be picked up in the early evening from your hotel in Victoria Falls and transported to a private wildlife reserve close to the city. Even though the trip only takes about ten minutes, you'll feel as though you've truly left the familiar behind. Your tour guide will use a spotlight along the way to look for any nocturnal wildlife that could be out now, hunting or foraging for food.
The goal of these safaris is to minimize disruption to game; thus, the guides are trained to utilize the spotlight responsibly. Red filters will be utilized to observe the game up close. You will drive around spotting animals and feeling the night breeze before you head back to a beautiful Boma area for dinner.
The campfire Boma area, which includes open-air and covered sitting options, serves a three-course supper with a buffet-style barbeque (braai) as the main course. It is such a lovely experience to have dinner outside while gazing up at the starry African night sky.
Depending on how long you want to stay out and enjoy the evening, the drop-off back at your hotel is often about 9 pm. Although it won't win any culinary honors, the three-course dinner provides a fair spread of great cuisine (mainly meats and salads) and blends in well with the outdoor setting in the African bush, beneath the stars, and around the campfire.
In the summer, pick-up times are roughly 15h45 and drop-off times are roughly 21h00; in the winter, pick-up times are roughly 15h15 and drop-off times are roughly 20h30.
The minimum age is four years old, and children between the ages of four and eleven pay half price. You will be escorted by a qualified and certified Zimbabwean guide. Return transportation from your lodging. There is no upper age limit; this is a vehicle-only Night Safari In Victoria Falls; you will get out just for sundowners and dinner.
Duration: 4 hrs including transfer times
Where: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Weather: Weather permitting – the rain season is normally from November to April.
Things to Bring: Binoculars, Cameras, Sunscreen · Mosquito repellent · Hiking/running shoes
When: All year round
What to 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
At Stanley and Livingstone game reserve. An area of 2500 hectare private game reserve which is 12 km away from Victoria Fall.
Because the whole activity starts in the afternoon and ends at 9 pm. After your afternoon game drive, you will enjoy a bush dinner under the stars. It’s an open-air dining experience.
The Night Drive at Victoria Fall includes your transport to and from your lodges. A three-course meal and an experienced guide.
6 hours, the Night game drive and Bush Dinner starts in the afternoon around 3 pm and ends at 9 pm after a bush dinner.
Yes, a physically disabled person can go on a Night Drive. The wheelchair facility is also accessible.
$120, the total cost of Night Drive and Bush Dinner is $120. Anyone above 12 years old can experience this adventure.
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
Rhino tracking was a real adventure! We had tremendous further game drives and saw very many animals - we did the Big Five. We had much more activities than planned and enjoyed very much.We strongly recommend Falcon Safaris to everyone planning a trip to Southern Africa and East Africa.
Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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