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There is a plethora of activities that can be undertaken during your visit to Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls Tours is filled with fantastic mix of amazing tourist attractions to exciting adventure activities that suit travellers of all taste and type. We categorize Victoria Falls Activities under following sections for your convenience to choose and plan accordingly.

Adventurous Activities

White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River

White Water Rafting Victoria Falls
  • White Water Rafting Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River is absolutely one of the best Things To Do In Victoria Falls. Zambezi river guarantees most spectacular white-water sections, including class 4 and class 5 rapids. While in some of the areas the rapids may rise to difficulty level of class 6.
  • The views across the length of the river is spectacular and you will have plenty of time to enjoy the scenic beauty around during the calm stretches.
  • White water rafting is a seasonal activity and mostly dependant on the level of water and the flow of current on the Zambezi River.
  • You can choose from a half-day or full-day outing with experienced guides.

Best time for White water rafting in Victoria Falls: The best time to take on the thrills and spill some of the biggest rapids in the world is from July to February.

Trip Tip: Do not forget to pack in your sunscreen and a long-sleeved shirt to protect yourself from the harsh sun.

Price: $140(for a half day trip) + $10 for National Park fees.

Gorge Swinging from Victoria Falls Bridge

Gorge Swing Victoria Falls
  • In Gorge Swing Victoria Falls, jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge and swinging straight down towards the mighty Zambezi river tied only with a rope is sure to make your adrenaline rush!
  • You have an option to take a partner along or a guide if you feel too scared to do it alone.

Trip Tip: Make sure you plan it well in advance with your tour operator in case travelling solo.

Best time for Gorge swinging: You can go anytime in the year, but from May to June the mighty Zambezi will be in full flood.

Price: Starts from $90 per person

Zip Lining Across The Zambezi River

Zipline Victoria Falls
  • An exciting way to experience the Batoka Gorge is through a 135-metre zipline across the canyon, 75 metres above the Zambezi River.
  • You experience a real adrenaline high, as you’ll reach speeds of 90 to 100 kilometres per hour within just a few seconds.
  • You are harnessed and then launched into the deep gorge, across the scenic chasm at an unbelievable speed.
  • Minimum age required for Zip Line Victoria Falls is 12 years and above.

Price: $ 83 per person

Trip Tip: Do not forget your sunblock, hat or cap, full sleeved T-shirt, Shorts and pair of sports shoes.

Flying Fox on the Zambezi River

Flying Fox Victoria Falls
  • For Flying Fox Victoria Falls, the site is setup on the spectacular cliffs of the Batoka Gorge 120 meters above the raging water off the Zambezi River.
  • You’ll be clipped into a harness attached to a pulley and then you soar horizontally across the gorge giving you the feeling of flying!

Trip Tip: Book all your high wire activities in a combo to get in cheaper rates. The activities commence from the “Look-out Café” in the Zimbabwean side of the Zambia River.

Price: US $ 56 per person

Bungee Jumping at Victoria Falls

Bungee Jumping Victoria Falls
  • Bungee Jumping Victoria Falls is one of the world’s top adrenalin pumping activities and an ultimate adventure thrill.
  • The jump is 111m high where you are ankle tied. You take a back flip to free fall over one of the most scenic bungee jumping spot anywhere on earth.
  • You get a chance to swing between two different countries!

Best time for Bungee jumping on Victoria Falls: March to June when the falls are in full flood.

Price: US $160 for a solo jump.

Helicopter flights over Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Helicopter Tour
  • Have you ever wonder, how it feels to fly over one of the world’s iconic - 1700m long Victoria Falls?
  • Trust us, it seems no less than a fairy tale and Victoria Falls Helicopter Tour is the best way to see the falls
  • The view is astonishing with perfect scenery as stated by the explorer, David Livingstone- that it must have been ‘gazed upon by angels in their flight’. It’s for this reason that the Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride is known as “The flight of the angels”.
  • You get to see the upper Zambezi, the river islands, the gorges, the bridge and the falls from above!

Best Time For A Helicopter Ride: Avoid rainy season from December to March. Best time to explore Victoria Falls from the top is right after rains when the flow is in its full speed and capacity. The falls look serene and unbelievable!

Price: It can cost up to US $ 150 for a 15minute ride per person + US $20 as park entry fee.

Micro Light Flights Over Victoria Falls

Micro Light Flights Victoria Falls
  • Viewing one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders from a microlight is a wonder in itself.
  • Grabbing a chance to view the falls from the top of the deep gorges is surely an experience of a lifetime. Micro Light Flights Victoria Falls are completely open air unlike helicopters giving an experience of flying naturally under the open sky.
  • The flights guarantee uninterrupted, breathtakingly beautiful views of the Victoria Falls.

Tour Tip: 

  • Cameras not allowed due to safety issues. There is a wing mounted camera operated by the pilot. So, just ask for any particular type of picture and sit back and enjoy that, what the nature has to offer.
  • It is available only from Livingstone Island on the Zambian side of the Falls.
  • Age limit should be 4 years and above.
  • Passengers with weight up to 100 kgs are allowed to take the flight.

Best Time To Take Microlight Flights: Avoid rainy season (December to March) as flights are subject to weather conditions.

Price: From US $179 for a 15-minute flight

Devil's Pool - Swim On The Edge Of Victoria Falls

Devil's Pool
  • Swimming at Victoria Falls Devil's Pool is a once in a lifetime adventure activity.
  • The Devil’s Pool is a deep, natural pool created by thousands of years of erosion caused by the flowing water of the falls. There is a rock ledge on the lip of the falls, where the water is only a few centimetres deep, and this natural barrier allows you to jump into the deep pool without getting swept over the edge.
  • In order to reach the pool, you need to swim upstream then you climb out on a rocky outcrop close to the edge of the falls and then there’s the Devil's Swim.
  • National Park glaring at everyone waving back at you from across the falls.

Best Time To Take A Dip Into The Devil’s Pool: Devil’s Pool is only open in the dry season when water levels are low between mid-August and mid- January.

Price: US $95 per person.

High Speed Jet Boat

Jet Boat Victoria Falls
  • A fast paced ride in the mighty Zambezi river below the majestic Victoria Falls is nothing than an exhilarating experience.
  • The Jet Boat Victoria Falls takes you at high speed up and down through the river, racing against the rapids and executing sharp and thrilling turns to give you Goosebumps throughout the ride.

Trip Tip: Prepare yourself to well to climb up and down the rocky gorges on the way down to the river and back up. Remember, the path is quite exhausting. The adventure is executed from the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe side. Total turnaround time is approx. 3 hours. Takes longer if doing from the Zambia side.

Best Time For Jet Boating: Best time for jet boat ride is low water season from July to mid-January.

Price: US $ 100 + US $ 10 (park fee) per person.

Victoria Falls Canopy Tours

Victoria Falls Canopy Tour
  • If you are with family – especially kids and seniors, this one’s for you!
  • Victoria Falls Canopy Tours are milder adventurous activity, which is a network of nine elevated slides and a bridge walkway suspended between platforms in the forest canopy.
  • It is a great option for exploring the Victoria Falls Bridge, soaking up in the beautiful views of the Zambezi River and getting wet in the mist and spray of Victoria Falls.

Trip Tip: Slide distance range from 40 to 85 meters and heights different at different places. Total time required for canopy tour is approximately between two and half hours to three hours.

Best time for Canopy Tours: Can be undertaken any time of the year but best enjoyed during the winter months from May to mid- August, when the climate is pleasant and cooler than the other months.

Price: The cost for canopy tours per person starts from US $ 60.

Zambezi River Canoeing Trips at Victoria Falls

Zambezi River Canoeing Trips
  • Zambezi River Canoeing Trips are all the more relaxing and enlightening.
  • You start your journey from the Zambia side and follow the path that the explorer, Livingstone took to discover the natural wonder of the world, the Victoria Falls.
  • Along the way, you will get to explore narrow channels, islands, excellent game viewing and stay at the Royal Livingstone Hotel.

Trip Tip: Be ready for some of the excellent game viewing opportunities on the way like Wild Dogs, Elephants, Hippos and Buffalo.

Best time for Canoeing: A great choice all year around but June and November are the best times for game viewing.

Price: The cost starts at US $105 for a half day safari.

Safari and Wildlife Viewing Activities

Apart from experiencing the spectacular natural beauty of Victoria Falls there are certain other activities to grab the tourist’s attention. If you are an immense animal lover, then Victoria Falls Safari activities should definitely make an entry into your bucket list.

We, here try our best to bring out the list of safari activities to help you plan your Victoria Falls Tour accordingly.

The Exciting Zambezi Canoeing

Zambezi Canoe Safaris
  • Zambezi Canoe Safaris or walking safaris are an incredible way to discover the Zambezi gems in a relaxed, non-tiring way. You cut through the pathway above the falls to feel the beauty and serenity of the mighty Zambezi River.
  • While canoeing you are expected to come across a variety of wildlife, discover the magnificent flora of the region and can spot many beautiful native birds.
  • Animals like Elephant, Hippos, crocodiles, baboons and Wild dogs can be spotted.
  • Canoeing in the Zambezi River is accessible throughout the entire year.
  • It is one of the best alternatives to other adrenaline raising activities like white water rafting, bungee jumping, gorge swinging etc. Therefore, can be very well enjoyed by families traveling with smaller kids and seniors.

The Unique Siduli Hide

Siduli Hide Victoria Falls
  • Newly rebuilt Siduli Hide is situated close to the waterhole below the Victoria Falls Safari lodge.
  • Siduli Hide is popular among the tourists for offering unique and authentic opportunity to observe a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Siduli hide is named so because it is built to look like a termite mound where the visitors sit quietly and observe the activities of the nearby animals. This gives a close up encounter with the nature.
  • A variety of mammal, reptile and bird species can be spotted who visit the waterhole quite frequently.
  • There are professional guides to guide you to the hide.

Exploring The Incredible Zambezi Wildlife

Zambezi Wildlife
  • If you are looking forward to have day trips from Victoria Falls, there is nothing that can beat the lookout for wildlife of lower Zambezi national park in the Zambia side of the falls and the Upper Zambezi national park in the Zimbabwe side.
  • Go for full day or half day game drives, rhino search, night drives, game walks and a lot more. Make each day at Victoria Falls a memorable one for yourself by indulging in numerous fun and thrill filled opportunities it has to offer.
  • In a three to four hour drive you are expected to catch glimpses of crocodile, hippo, buffalo, elephant, lion, zebra and many antelopes like kudu, impala and waterbuck.
  • Your guide accompanies you giving every minute detail of the park, its wildlife and their habits.

Visit Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park
  • Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe is located 150 km away from Victoria Falls, giving an incredible safari opportunity and definitely an add on to list of your Victoria Falls activities.
  • Hwange National park is known for its high density of elephants and more than 100 species of mammals that includes lion, buffalo, cheetah, wild dog, zebra, leopard, wildebeest and many more.
  • You are also expected to spot antelope like eland, kudu and sable.
  • Wonderful bird watching opportunity for all the nature lovers as there are almost 400 bird species.
  • Being Zimbabwe’s largest and most popular park, it attracts a lot of visitors throughout the year.

Visit To Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park
  • Chobe National Park in Botswana is just 80 km away and an excellent half day or full day safari trip from Victoria Falls.
  • The park is home to Africa’s largest Elephant population. Its diverse landscapes and unparalleled wildlife definitely make a way to your Victoria Falls tour activities list.
  • Come visit during the dry winter months and explore its rich wildlife in close proximity along the Chobe river shores.
  • Boat cruises and game drives along the river are very popular. The natural environment of the park allows for excellent photographic experiences.
  • The big predators dominating Chobe National Park are cheetah, wild dog, lion, leopard and hyena. Large herds of elephant and buffalo also roam the area, seeking water and refreshment.

Horseback Safaris

Zambezi Horse Safaris
  • The experience of game viewing on a horseback makes for a unique and unforgettable experience.
  • Horseback Safari is done in the Zambezi river valley, amidst outstanding natural beauty. You come across a variety of wildlife, bird and plant species that is rare to find in any other part of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Horse ride definitely takes you back to the pioneer days and what an incredible way to track elephants and other game to the shady banks of the Zambezi river.
  • Do not miss the chance, if you get an opportunity for a Horseback safari during your Victoria Falls Safari tour.

Visit to the Crocodile Park

Crocodile Park Victoria Falls
  • The crocodile park is a part of a crocodile farm, where you can see crocodiles in their natural habitat.
  • The staffs here are well- known for their knowledge on reptiles and guide you every moment.
  • Crocodile cage diving is done in the Victoria Falls town, Zimbabwe all year round. You get a chance to experience these huge predators close enough to give you an adrenaline rush.

Scenic Activities

Tour Of Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Tours
  • The main reason why you are here, is probably to see the world’s largest waterfall.
  • Witnessing one of the world’s greatest spectacle should ideally begin your itinerary of Victoria Falls Activities.
  • Victoria Falls seems equally terrific from both the Zambia and Zimbabwe sides. But if you are travelling during the low water season, then it is advisable to visit from Zimbabwe.
  • However, the peak period to see the falls is from May to Mid- August. Christmas is also busy here, as are the winter months from June to August, when many people visit the region for wildlife watching.

Lunar Rainbow Tour

Lunar Rainbow Tour Victoria Falls
  • Lunar rainbow or moonbow is a natural phenomenon that takes place in Victoria Falls during the wet months of March to May, during full moon.
  • The spray of water when rises up in the air refracts light to form moonbows.
  • Chances of seeing a moonbow is higher in the first hour or two after the moon rises.
  • Falls is open for three nights during - the Full moon day and day before and after the full moon.
  • For safety reasons Lunar Rainbow Tour is available only with qualified professional guides.

Zambezi River Cruise

Zambezi River Cruise
  • Operated both from Zambia and Zimbabwe, it is probably the coolest thing to do in Zambezi.
  • Not a single moment of hustle and bustle, grab a glass of chilled bear, wine or whatever and watch the sun set down the Zambezi River in absolute tranquillity.
  • You will most definitely spot some crocodiles and hippos on the way or may be herds of elephant crossing the river.
  • Zambezi river cruise lasts for around 2 and a half hours and is among the most relaxing Victoria Falls Activities.

Steam Train Tour

Steam Train Ride Victoria Falls
  • Steam Train Tour at Victoria Falls is probably the most expensive and classic experience you will ever have.
  • It urges you to travel back in time and embark on a journey towards the Victoria Falls Bridge in the comfort of stately carriages.
  • Note: The Steam train runs from Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) on a Tuesday and Friday, and from Livingstone (Zambia) on a Wednesday and Saturday.
  • A Steam train tour offers its guests an ultimate and royal dinner experience along with magnificent sunset and unique safari experience.
  • The steam train after departure cut its way through the bush towards the Victoria Falls bridge, where you get down off the train and watch the sun going down behind the Victoria Falls.
  • Trust us when we say that, this sight is a sight to behold for a lifetime to come!

Victoria Falls Bike Tour

Victoria Falls Bike Tour
  • Victoria Falls Bike Tour allows you to explore the exciting town of Victoria Falls and its craft markets, restaurants and shops.
  • You can choose to cycle along the Zambezi River, visit the famous Baobab tree which is quite famous and estimated to be 3500 years old.
  • Peddle across the Victoria Falls Bridge to discover the true beauty lying beneath it.
  • Do not miss the chance to enjoy the spectacular views of the Batoka Gorges below the Falls
  • See wildlife like elephant, buffalo, warthog, baboons and impala throughout your way.
  • Bike tour is undertaken from Wild Horizon activity center, Lookout Cafe, Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Basic cycling experience is required for bike rides during Victoria Falls Tours.

Historical Bridge Tours

Victoria Falls Bridge Tour
  • The Victoria Falls Bridge connects Zimbabwe and Zambia, and forms an iconic part of the Victoria Falls activities. You are likely to be engrossed and fascinated by the history of the Bridge.
  • Originally named the Zambezi Bridge, took 14 months to construct and was completed in 1905.
  • The Historic Bridge Tour with guides is a fantastic experience and includes an informative presentation on the fascinating history of this famous bridge.
  • You can even choose to walk from one part of the bridge to the other. It doesnot require a Visa if you are not crossing to the other part.
  • Choose from the number of activities being undertaken by the tourists on the bridge itself.
  • You can walk under the bridge secured with a harness, where you can take in the spectacular 360-degree views and fully appreciate the immense depth of Batoka Gorge.
  • You may even be lucky enough to see a double or full-circle rainbow, which is formed by the spray.

Lunch at Lookout Cafe

Lunch At Lookout Café
  • Retiring your action filled day with a lunch at the Lookout café, Zimbabwe is something that you must not give a miss.
  • You get to taste great burgers, wraps, kebabs etc. while enjoying the spectacular view over the Batoka gorge and the river below.
  • The café seems busy throughout the day, so it is advisable to book your seats way in advance.
  • It is located close to the Wild Horizons activity centre for the gorge swing, flying fox, zipline and Victoria Falls canopy tour

Victoria Falls Cultural Activities

The Boma Dinner Experience

Boma Dinner Victoria Falls
  • Head to the Boma restaurant for experiencing an amazingly unique African cuisine and cultural experience.
  • The Boma located in an indigenous forest offers warm Zimbabwean hospitality and tasty traditional cuisine under starry African skies.
  • Its major attractions are the live Amakwezi traditional performers, who entertain the guests with local dance and sing along with the local beats playing in the background.
  • At the end, learn about the Zimbabwean culture and history from a local sangoma (storyteller).
  • Do not miss to taste the authentic cuisine that includes the famous warthog fillet, deep fried kapenta fish and wide variety of game and potjiekos (meat stew) to fish and many vegetarian dishes.
  • The energy is further heightened by an energetic live drumming session by the traditional performers.

Meet The People

Victoria Falls People
  • While in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe do not miss the opportunity to learn about the culture and tradition of the place by visiting the locals.
  • Guided tours to ancient towns will give you better insight of the life of the people and their lifestyle.
  • Visit local market, church, tavern etc. for a better insight. Respect the privacy of the people and ask before taking any kind of photographs.
  • We are sure you would be delighted to meet and greet the people living so close to one of the iconic waterfalls of the world.

Visit the Livingstone Island, Zambia

Livingstone Waterfall
  • Your tour to Livingstone Island will give you an interesting insight into this fascinating town and local life.
  • Livingstone Island, named after 19th century European explorer David Livingstone, is located in the middle of the Zambezi River, right on the edge of Victoria Falls.
  • Pay a visit to the Livingstone Museum, which traces local history and the life of its founder.
  • A short boat ride across the Zambezi River takes you to this island of historic importance.
  • Your guide will take you across all the major viewpoints giving you clear access to the beautiful Victoria Falls. You get to know the history of the island and formation of Victoria Falls in greater detail.
  • They take you to the edge of the Island, where its explorer, David Livingstone in November 1855 stood for the first time and named the falls after his queen then.
  • The Livingstone Island remain closed during the high water season and is safe and open to access usually from late June to early march.

Get the most out of your Victoria Falls Safari and book your Victoria Falls Activities now. You are after all visiting the adventure capital of Africa. So what are you waiting for? Feast on this delicious platter of awesome Things To Do In Victoria Falls and get booking!

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The adventure activities at Victoria Falls are Bungee Jumping at Victoria Falls, White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River, Helicopter & Micro light Flights over Victoria Falls - Flight of Angels, High Wire Activities - Zip line, Gorge Swing & Flying Fox, Devil's Pool - Swim on the edge of Victoria Falls etc.

The Victoria Falls bungee swing is USD 160 for a solo jump and USD 240 for tandem (so USD 120 each). They do a special deal – and this is where they get you – of USD 220 for the bungee jump, bungee swing, and zip line.

Devil's Pool is adjacent to the famous Livingstone Island situated on the edge of the Victoria Falls. Guests can choose to enjoy an exhilarating swim to the edge of the falls during their Livingstone Island visit. The Devil's Pool is usually open between mid August and mid January - depending on Zambezi water levels.

The Victoria Falls Activities includes Walk along the footpaths of Victoria Falls National Park, Walk along Knife Edge Bridge on the Zambian side, Visit Livingstone Island and take a dip in the Devil's Pool, Enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi river & Take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls etc.

We accept guests of all ages on most Victoria Falls activities. However, there are a few Adventurous Victoria Falls activities that are too dangerous for young children such as bungee jumping (minimum age 14 years) and white water rafting. (minimum age 15 years).

Rafting, bungee jumping, a helicopter flight, or a river cruise. There are so many different activities at Victoria Falls that it is challenging to know which one to choose.

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