5 days

The 5-day Victoria Falls Best Value Safari tour booked through Moafrika Tours combines the magic of Victoria Falls waterfall with exhilarating adventure activities and a magical safari tour of Stanley & Livingstone National Park in Zimbabwe and Chobe National Park in Botswana.

You’re treated to an idyllic boat cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, breathtaking vistas at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, a personal encounter with black rhino in Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve, a choice of wild activities and popular eateries in town with panoramic views of the Falls and a full-day safari tour of one of Botswana’s premier wildlife destinations.

Guests stay in affordable quality accommodation in Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side which is close to the iconic waterfall and the major attractions in the area. Transfers from/to Victoria Falls Airport and a shuttle service to the action adventures and restaurants in town are part of the package as well as a hearty breakfast.

Your first evening in Victoria Falls is spent floating down the Zambezi River with a drink in hand while viewing an incredible array of wildlife and birds along the lush river banks.

After a tour of the magical Falls, your time in Victoria Falls ranges from something wild and exciting like white-water rafting, bungee jumping off the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge or a peaceful Zambezi canoe trail to interacting with elephants and lions at a protected wildlife sanctuary or getting up close and personal with black rhino on a morning’s game drive in Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve.

The highlight of the 5-day Victoria Falls Best Budget Safari tour is a full day Big 5 safari tour of Chobe National Park. The national park is located in northern Botswana near the vast, spectacular Okavango Delta which is a scenic 1-hour drive from Victoria Falls. Chobe National Park known for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo as well as prolific birdlife and spectacular scenery.

This tour promises you an incredible combination of breathtaking scenery, spectacular game viewing and fun and excitement for the whole family.

Day 1:


Guests make their own way to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for a mid-morning direct flight to Victoria Falls Airport.

Airlines flying direct from Johannesburg to Victoria include British Airways, Fast Jet and SAA

  • Depart OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg: Between 10h25 and 11h25

  • Arrive Vic Falls Airport, Zimbabwe: Between 12h00 and 13h00

Complimentary transfer from Victoria Falls Airport to your hotel or guest lodge.

Guests meet at the Big Tree at Victoria Falls for a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. Enjoy excellent game viewing and birdwatching while cruising down the river.

Guests return to their lodge after the sun sets. Choose between dinner at the lodge restaurant or one of the many popular eateries in town.

Overnight at an affordable quality hotel or guest house in Victoria Falls (on the Zimbabwe side)

Included in rate: No meals included on Day 1

Day 2:


Wake up early and enjoy a hearty breakfast at your lodge before departing mid-morning for a guided tour of the Falls. This includes a leisurely walk through the Rainforest on the Zimbabwe side of the Zambezi National Park.

Lunch at Rainforest Café close to the Victoria Falls waterfall is optional.

Spend the afternoon enjoying the activity you selected. This could include a helicopter Flight of Angels tour, a walk with lions or an elephant interactive safari at The Elephant Camp or something more adrenalin-pumping like bungee jumping or the longest bridge slide in Africa.

Make your way to The Bridge Café for sundowners. This stunning eatery is built on a platform overlooking the Batoka Gorge and offers guests a panoramic view of the waterfall and Zambezi National Park. The location is hands down the best in town.

Order a delicious meal at The Bridge Café or choose to eat at one of the many popular restaurants in the town of Victoria Falls. Make arrangements for pick up and drop off times with your guide. Avoid walking back to your lodge late at night, particularly if you’ve had a bit to drink.

If you’re visiting Victoria Falls during the Full Moon and if the sky is clear; you’ll witness one of the most magical sights in Africa which is called the Lunar Rainbow. This is when the light of the moon reflects off the towering column of spray from the Falls.

Friday and Saturday night is party night at Shoestrings Bar for vibey youngsters. For something more romantic, Three Monkeys is a cocktail bar and restaurant set up in an renovated 1935 railway carriage. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is quaint and endearing.

Overnight at an affordable quality hotel or guest house in Victoria Falls (on the Zimbabwe side)

Included in tour rate: Breakfast

Day 3:


Today is focused on exploring the rugged bushveld surrounds of Victoria Falls and enjoying a blissful game drive through a private game reserve. Enjoy either an early morning sunrise safari tour or a late afternoon sunset excursion. Both are spectacular and the best time to see game in Africa.

The 3-hour game drive is run by Shearwater Safaris and takes you to Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve which is a 4 000 hectare private reserve on the outskirts of Victoria Falls.

Stanley & Livingstone is home to the Big 5 which includes black rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard as well as over 2 000 species of wildlife. A highlight of the safari tour is a close encounter with 7 endangered black rhino which roam the property. These incredible giants are highly endangered and enjoy the safety and protection of the reserve’s flagship conservation programme.

When not out on a game drive, enjoy one of the TWO activities you selected as part of your tour package. Enjoy lunch at one of the popular restaurants situated on the edge of the Falls or treat yourself to High Tea at the legendary Victoria Falls Hotel.

Overnight at an affordable quality hotel or guest house in Victoria Falls (on the Zimbabwe side)

Included in tour rate: Breakfast

Day 4:


Your day starts early as the sun is rising over the magnificent Falls. Guests are picked up from their lodge between 7h00-7h30 and driven to the Kazungula Border Post. A guide from Shearwater Safaris will get the group through the border and to Chobe National Park for the morning game drive.

The day is broken with lunch at the beautiful Chobe Safari Lodge. Refreshments will be provided throughout the tour. Chobe Safari Lodge will cater for special dietary requirements but please give advance notice.

The afternoon is a safari tour of a different kind. It’s spent floating down the Chobe River in specially-adapted boats that navigate through the narrow channels and past lush, verdant islands in the river. A professional guide stays with you throughout the boat cruise and a knowledgeable boat captain shares interesting facts about the Chobe River and the people living along its river banks.

Guests return to Victoria Falls late afternoon (approximately 16h30). A full-day Chobe safari tour includes complimentary transfers to your hotel or lodge.

Please note:

  • the age requirement for a full-day Chobe safari tour is 4 years and older

  • all children need to be accompanied by an adult

  • children aged 4-11 years are charged 75% of adult price

Overnight at affordable quality accommodation on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls.

Included in tour rate: No meals included for Day 4

Full-day Chobe safari tour price includes:

  • tea and coffee, mineral water and light snacks are provided on the morning game drive

  • soft drinks, mineral water, local beers and wine and light snacks are provided on the afternoon boat cruise

DAY 5:


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your lodge. You have a few hours to explore the town of Victoria Falls and visit the outdoor arts & craft markets.

We recommend visiting the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel and enjoying a cup of tea on Stanley’s Terrace. The view over the waterfall and the Zambezi National Park from the historic hotel is spectacular.

Guests are picked up from their lodge mid-morning and driven to the Victoria Falls Airport for the return flight to Johannesburg.

Be careful about timing and please don’t run late for the transfer to the airport. Moafrika Tours cannot be held responsible if you miss your flight.

Airlines flying direct from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg include British Airways, Fast Jet and SAA

  • Depart Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe: Between 13h30 and 14h00

  • Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa: Between 15h00 and 15h30

Included in tour rate: Breakfast

DEPARTURE TIME Departs daily
Cost of transfer from/to Victoria Falls Airport. 4-nights’ accommodation in an affordable quality hotel or guest house in Victoria Falls
Zambezi Sunset Cruise Guided tour of the Falls
3-hour game drive in Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve (early morning or late evening) Choice of TWO activities at Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side) – see activity list below
Full-day safari tour of Chobe National Park in Botswana
Food and drinks other than stated National Parks fees and fuel surcharge fee on certain activities
Personal purchases Zambezi National Parks fee for guided walk to the Falls: charged at approximately US$30 International and US$20 Regional fee/ 50% for children 12 years and younger
Zambezi National Parks fee for Sunset Cruise: charged at approximately US$10 National park fees and fuel surcharge fees payable on some activities; such as government fee and fuel surcharge for Helicopter Flight of Angels tour charged at US$15

Choose TWO activity from list below:

Scenic adventure options:

  • Flight of Angels helicopter tour (12-13 mins)
  • Batoka Gorge hike
  • Zambezi canoe trail
  • Zambezi dinner cruise
  • Victoria Falls Bridge historic tour
  • Boma dinner
  • Luna Rainbow night walk (full moon only, weather dependent)

Safari adventure options:

  • Zambezi Game drive
  • Guided nature walk
  • Elephant back safari
  • Lion interaction safari
  • Night game drive plus bush dinner

Adrenalin options:

  • White-water rafting
  • Bungee jumping
  • Bridge slide
  • Bridge swing


There is a wide selection of affordable hotels and safari lodges in Victoria Falls which are ideally located to the iconic waterfall and the centre of town. Each venue offers a complimentary shuttle service to the major attractions in Victoria Falls and transfers from/to Victoria Falls Airport.

Guests on the 4-day Victoria Falls Best Value Safari tour have the choice of the following quality establishments but bookings are subject to availability. Moafrika Tours can recommend and book others that are ideally situated close to the iconic attractions in Victoria Falls.


A’Zambezi River Lodge is located in the protected Zambezi National Park and offers guests unrivalled views of the surrounding bushveld. It lies nestled in a spectacular garden on the banks of the Zambezi River on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls. It is one of only a handful of safari lodges on the Zambezi River and highly affordable considering its prime location.

The beautiful thatched safari lodge is only 5 kilometres from the iconic Victoria Falls waterfall. There is a complimentary shuttle bus which leaves the lodge at regular intervals so everything to see and do in Victoria Falls is easily accessible at no extra cost.

A’Zambezi River Lodge boasts a contemporary African-style design with a distinctive thatched roof and rustic exterior which blends in seamlessly with the bushveld surrounds. Each room at A’Zambezi River Lodge is beautifully decorated with calm elegance in mind.

Guests have a choice of 83 elegant yet affordable air-conditioned rooms with an ensuite bathroom. Facilities include a TV with a satellite channel service, tea/coffee-making facilities and a safe.

Each room has its own private patio which overlooks the magnificent lodge gardens which stretch all the way down to the mighty Zambezi River.


Cresta Sprayview Hotel is a delightful hotel in Victoria Falls which offers guests stylish but affordable accommodation and all the modern conveniences for a pleasant stay. It is right on the doorstep of the Victoria Falls Rainforest and 1 kilometre away from the central business district.

It’s an ideal place to stay as you’re in the heart of Victoria Falls and close to all the action. When the Falls are in full flood, the towering spray can be seen from Cresta Sprayview which is where it got its name.

The hotel is set on 8 acres of manicured grounds and offers guests a choice of 65 rooms and suites. All rooms are air-conditioned and have an ensuite bathroom. Other facilities include free W-Fi, satellite television, tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryers and a digital safe.

There is one restaurant onsite at Cresta Sprayview and 2 bars; the Railway Cocktail Bar & Lounge and the Rainforest Bar. Guests dine around the large swimming pool in the evening alfresco-style with the thundering roar of the Falls as background music.

Cresta Sprayview was built and opened in 1968 and only recently taken over by Cresta Hotels. It has been extensively re-modelled and refurbished and now offers travellers an affordable but very comfortable stay.

It’s an ideal option for business groups as Cresta Hotels added conference rooms and state-of-the-art facilities for up to 80 delegates. The idea is to combine a few days’ work with a lot of fun in Victoria Falls. It’s a great way to treat your staff for an incentive travel tour after a long year’s work.


Bayete Guest Lodge is a ‘home-from-home’ experience in Victoria Falls offering guests comfortable and affordable accommodation in the heart of Victoria Falls’ residential area. It’s a family-run guest lodge and its owners have operated in the hospitality industry for over 30 years.

It’s only 3 kilometres from the town of Victoria Falls and all the major attractions and less than a half hour drive from Victoria Falls Airport.

Bayete Guest Lodge has 25 rooms set in a lush tropical setting which is a quiet oasis away from the bustling town of Victoria Falls. The spacious lounge area and shaded terrace lead out onto a beautiful indigenous garden with the dining boma and bar hugging a sparkling teardrop swimming pool.

What they call Ingwezi Tavern is a bar full of character and the central communal area for guests to gather in, enjoy a few cold ones and share stories about their exciting adventures at Victoria Falls.

The daily rate at Bayete Guest Lodge includes a hearty Full English breakfast served outside in the boma area. Delicious homecooked meals for lunch and dinner are available on request and for your own account. An authentic Zimbabwe braai (barbeque) at the boma is available on request for groups and by special request.

Guests have access to free Wi-Fi on a fast fibre-optic connection which covers all rooms and the main areas of the lodge.

Bayete Guest Lodge offers a shuttle service to the main Victoria Falls and attractions and transfers to and from the Victoria Falls Airport.


Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls is situated on a small hill overlooking the Zambezi River, about 4 kilometres upstream of the iconic waterfall. It is 2 kilometres from the Zambezi River Cruise Terminal and a half hour drive from the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which is ideal for a simple safari tour.

The beauty of Elephant Hills Hotel is it has a well-maintained 18-hole golf course with a 72-stroke rating making it a very popular choice for the golfing set. There’s a well-stocked Golf Pro Shop on site and guests can hire a set of 16 clubs and a golf cart.

The hotel has a massive sparkling swimming pool and a second smaller pool, 2 flood-lit all-weather tennis courts, a volleyball court, bowling green and a fitness centre with a sauna onsite as well as 4 restaurants and 3 bars. The business centre in the hotel offers photocopying and Internet facilities and Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Guests have a choice of 276 rooms which includes a selection of luxury suites; each with a private balcony offering guests a panoramic view of the Zambezi National Park.

The luxury hotel is perfect for large corporate groups, wedding parties, young couples on honeymoon and families with young children and teenagers. The wedding banquet hall and conference facilities at Elephant Hills Hotel are luxury state-of-the-art facilities and can accommodate groups of up to 500 wedding guests or corporate delegates.

Facilities include air-conditioned rooms with an ensuite bathroom and a flat-screen TV with satellite channel, minibar and tea and coffee-making facilities. The rooms have been refurbished and boast modern décor with lashings of luxurious features.

The daily rate includes a hearty breakfast and complimentary shuttle service to all the major attractions in Victoria Falls as well as transfers to Victoria Falls Airport. Room service is available 24/7.

The reservation team at Elephant Hills Hotel is able to assist with any bookings for additional activities and excursions in Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries. This includes Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, Livingstone in Zimbabwe and Chobe National Park in Botswana.

Elephant Hills Hotel is popular due to its prime location in wild bushveld surrounds. It’s far enough away from the busy crowds in the town of Victoria Falls but close enough to all the major activities and sightseeing in the area to make it an ideal option.


Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is a small, unpretentious safari camp located close to Victoria Falls which offers guests an authentic African safari experience in unspoilt wilderness surrounds on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. It first opened its doors in 1988 and has been expanded and beautifully refurbished over the years by Wild Horizons, a leading tour operator that owns and operates Imbabala.

The safari lodge is an exclusive safari experience as it only accommodates a maximum of 20 guests in 9 individual thatched chalets with ensuite facilities.

The main lodge is a charming thatched structure made up of a spacious lounge, dining and bar area which leads out to a lush garden setting. There is one spacious family chalet which sleeps 4 people.

There’s a swimming pool in the grounds and guests can enjoy an alfresco meal under ancient Zambezi trees. There are no fences around the property and game wanders freely through the grounds. From the lodge you have a splendid view of the Zambezi River and a nearby waterhole which attracts game throughout the year and a magnificent array of birds.

A stay at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge combines everything from decadent pampering at a delightful bush spa to tiger-fishing, game viewing and a Zambezi Sunset Cruise. The safari lodge is close to Victoria Falls and all the major attractions and popular activities.

Guests are taken on an early morning and late afternoon game drive every day with fun and exciting activities offered by Wild Horizons packed in between. This makes it ideal for families with children because there is so much to do at the lodge as well as in Victoria Falls itself.

Coffee, tea and homemade rusks are served early in the morning before guests depart on a sunrise game drive and High Tea is served before guests depart for the afternoon sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi River or a game drive through the national park.

Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge provides complimentary transfers from/to Victoria Falls Airport as well as a shuttle service to Victoria Falls major attractions.


Kingdom Hotel is a spectacular luxury hotel built around a spectacular man-made lake. It’s extremely popular due to its prime location; it’s a short walk from the statue of David Livingstone which is a stone throw away from the edge of the iconic Falls. It’s situated in the heart of the town of Vic Falls and 5 kilometres from the golf course at Elephant Hills Hotel.

The luxury hotel is designed to create the illusion you’ve stepped back in time into a lost civilisation with great domes, pillars and bridges featured in the style of Great Zimbabwe which is the once mighty capital of the ancient Shona Kingdom.

Kingdom Hotel is classically decorated in warm colours and furnishing which features local Zimbabwe teak and rich African fabrics. The rooms overlook the calm manmade lake or the surrounding bushveld. It’s so close to the Falls you can hear the rumbling thunder when in full flood and see the towering column of spray from your room.

The hotel has 294 rooms making it suitable for corporate conferences, weddings and large groups of friends and families. There are a few rooms suited for guests in wheel chairs or with mobility issues. The rooms are airconditioned with ensuite bathrooms and feature all the modern conveniences such as flat-screen TV and digital satellite, tea and coffee-making facilities and a safe deposit box for your valuables.

Attention to detail in the décor and design adds intrigue and flair to the vast array of facilities in the hotel. This includes 3 restaurants, 4 bars and a café as well as a popular nightclub and casino. One of the bars onsite is a poolside bar which is hugely popular.

There’s a gorgeous outdoor pool and kid’s splash pool in the beautiful lush garden and a Safari Health & Beauty spa. There is a hair salon at the spa centre and two adjoining therapy rooms.

The daily rate includes breakfast which is served in the White Waters restaurant. The hotel offers 24-hour room service and there’s a minibar in the room stocked with snacks and beverages.

Kingdom Hotel is a firm favourite with families with children, groups and solo travellers. It’s an excellent choice for a wedding venue in Victoria Falls and an idyllic romantic destination for a honeymoon. It is close to all the major attractions but also designed to offer guests an fantasy escape from the busy crowds.


Pamusha Lodge & Safaris is nestled in a gorgeous garden setting in the Victoria Falls suburb a short 2 kilometre drive from the town of Victoria Falls. It’s a charming Bed & Breakfast option which offers guests clean, comfortable rooms with all the modern conveniences for a pleasant stay.

Each room has an ensuite bathroom and overhead fans for hot summer days. Guests have access to free Wi-Fi and satellite TV as well as a 24-hour check-in service and a 24-hour food and beverage room service.

Breakfast is included in the daily rate and served in the garden which has a beautiful teak tree at its centre and a large sparkling swimming pool. The atmosphere at Pamusha Lodge is casual and relaxed and guests soak up the peace and tranquility of the natural bushveld, away from the busy crowds in town.

Pamusha Lodge offers a range of accommodation suited for solo travellers, couples and families with children. The a la carte restaurant onsite serves light meals as well as signature Pamusha dishes. There is a complimentary tea and coffee station in the lounge area and a well-stocked bar.

The lodge provides a 24-hour shuttle service which includes transfers to Victoria Falls Airport and to neighbouring countries such as Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. The lodge runs a number of safari and fishing excursions and can organise private boat cruises and dry hire of vessels for fishing trips. There are also facilities onsite for business meetings and conferences and the reservation team is available to help with anything you need.

This is a family-run bed & breakfast establishment with lots of charm and warm hospitality. It has been in the family since the early 1990s and has been extensively refurbished. It offers travellers an affordable option with all the modern conveniences and services of a quality guest lodge.


Explorer’s Village is located on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls less than half a kilometre from the iconic waterfall and 2 kilometres from the central railway station and the historic Victoria Falls Bridge. It’s a short 10-minute walk to the centre of town and the popular restaurants and bars.

Guests stay in decent chalets which are air-conditioned and have an ensuite bathroom. The lodge offers guests free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities and there’s a digital safe in each chalet for your valuables. Explorer’s Village is child-friendly and perfect for families with young and older children.

The Village chalets are beautifully appointed and stylishly decorated but priced to be affordable for guests travelling on a tighter budget, particularly families with children. There is no ‘minimum stay’ requirement for the chalets at Explorer’s Village.

The daily rate includes a hearty breakfast served on the open-air terrace with terrific views of the Zambezi National Park. There’s an outdoor pool with sun loungers for a relaxing afternoon.

Other services include daily housekeeping and laundry facilities. Shearwaters also operate a complimentary shuttle service to the major Vic Falls attractions and Victoria Falls Airport.

Facilities at Explorer’s Village include a bar and restaurant which provides an excellent selection of affordable meals and drinks, including wood-fired pizzas. There’s an outside boma for an authentic Zimbabwe braai (barbeque).

The outside pool is perfect for an afternoon of relaxation and fun after an exciting day exploring Victoria Falls. You’ll find a selection of good reading books and board games at the bar and there’s a massage and pedicure tent onsite for those who’d like a pamper session.

Explorers Village is owned and operated by one of the leading tour operator in Victoria Falls. Shearwaters has been operating in the region for over four decades and runs the majority of activities on offer at Victoria Falls.

Explorer’s Village is the base camp for Shearwater Victoria Falls and the tour operator run their booking office from the lodge. This is a huge convenience for travellers making last-minute bookings for activities at Victoria Falls.

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Return flight from OR Tambo International Airport to Victoria Falls Airport
3-nights’ accommodation in a budget-friendly hotel or guest house in Victoria Falls
Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Guided tour of the Falls
3-hour game drive in Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve (early morning or late evening)
Choice of TWO activities at Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side) – see activity list below

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