4 days
Duration

Spend 3 nights in Victoria Falls and discover why they call it the ‘Adventure Capital of Africa’. It’s a 3-in-1 tourist destination with stunning scenery, exciting safari tours and fun and adventure for the whole family.

The iconic waterfall is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and everything you dream it will be when you’re standing on the edge of the terrifying abyss and all conversation is drowned out by the thunder of cascading water. Without a doubt, it’s one of the most spectacular sights you’ll see on a tour of Africa.

What is special about Victoria Falls is there is something for everyone. The Victoria Falls waterfall is obviously the main attraction but the Wonder of the World is only part of the whole Victoria Falls experience.

You have the choice of adrenalin-pumping activities like abseiling down gorge cliff faces or ziplining across the Batoka Gorge; leisurely boat cruises down the Zambezi River, fly-fishing for ferocious tiger fish; game drives in pristine bushveld; eating crocodile curry and zebra burgers at vibey restaurants; or having High Tea on the same balcony the Queen of England once sat on.

Day 1:

JOHANNESBURG – VICTORIA FALLS

Guests catch a mid-morning direct flight from South Africa 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 safari 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.

Dinner under the stars at the Helipad Café.

Overnight at a 4-star hotel or safari lodge on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls.

Included in rate: No meals included on Day 1

Day 2:

VICTORIA FALLS

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.

Afternoon spent on a guided tour of the historic Victoria Falls Bridge, followed by one of the activities you’ve selected and a visit to the Cultural & Craft markets.

Dinner at your hotel or safari lodge.

Overnight at a 4-star hotel or safari lodge on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls.

Included in tour rate: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3:

VICTORIA FALLS

Another fun-filled day in Victoria Falls is waiting for you after a decent breakfast at your hotel or safari lodge. Choose to spend it on a Big 5 safari tour of Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve or jumping, swinging or sliding off the historic Victoria Falls Bridge.

We recommend visiting the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel and enjoying High Tea on Stanley’s Terrace. The view over the waterfall and the Zambezi National Park from the historic hotel is spectacular and the decadent pastries are legendary.

Or, make your way to The Bridge Café for afternoon drinks on the edge of the Falls. 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.

Guests are collected early evening and taken to the Boma Restaurant at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for the hugely popular Dinner & Drum show. It’s an incredible way to experience the rich cultural heritage and cuisine of the local people.

Overnight at a 4-star hotel or safari lodge on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls.

Included in tour rate: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4:

VICTORIA FALLS – JOHANNESBURG

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 for last minute gift shopping.

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

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
INCLUDED
Guided tour of the Falls 3-nights’ 4-star accommodation in Victoria Falls
Zambezi Sunset Cruise Dinner at Helipad Café
Lunch at Rainforest Café Visit the Cultural & Craft Market
Zambezi Sunset Cruise The Boma Dinner and Drum show
Choice of adventure activities listed below Cost of transfer from/to Victoria Falls Airport.
NOT INCLUDED
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

Adventure Activities in Victoria Falls:

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

More about our tour destinations

The main drawcard to Victoria Falls is the iconic waterfall which is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. After a guided tour of the Falls, the choice of things to do on the Zimbabwe and Zambia side is endless.

Shearwater Victoria Falls and Wild Horizons have been running successful business operations in Victoria Falls in decades and offer a wide range of activities and safari excursions. Tour operators like Moafrika Tours entrust these two leading companies to look after their guests and keep them safe.

Zambezi Sunset Cruise

A leisurely sunset boat cruise down the Zambezi River is the perfect way to start your holiday in Victoria Falls. It’s idea for game viewing as late afternoon and early evening is the best time to see game in the African bushveld.

The Zambezi River is the 4th largest river in Africa after the Nile, the Congo and the Niger rivers; spanning some 1 400 000 square kilometres and travelling 2 700 kilometres from its source in Zambia to the river mouth on the Indian Ocean in Mozambique.

It flows through six countries; Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It spends the most time in Zambia and the least time in Botswana. It forms the border of Zambia and Namibia, Zambia and Botswana, and Zambia and Zimbabwe.

There are only a few bridges over the Zambezi River despite its being such a long river. The most impressive is the iconic Victoria Falls bridge; others include Otto Beit Bridge at Chirundu in Zimbabwe; the Katima Mulilo Bridge between Namibia and Sesheke in Zambia; and the Tete Suspension Bridge in Mozambique.

There are two massive man-made lakes on the Zambezi River and both are used to generate hydroelectric power for Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. Lake Kariba is located in Zimbabwe and the Cahora Bassa Dam is found in Mozambique. Lake Kariba is spectacular and world-renowned for fishing and safari tours and houseboat holidays. It’s the largest man-made lake in the world.

Helipad Café

Helipad Café is a delightful new-age eatery located at the premises of the Zambezi Helicopter Company a short 5-minute drive from the centre of town. By day it is a pleasant, albeit slightly noisy, coffee shop which has been incorporated into the check-in and waiting area at the hanger. Visitors can enjoy a delicious cups of coffee and light meals while waiting for to go on the “Flight of Angels” helicopter trip or waiting for someone to finish their aerial tour of the Falls.

By night, Helipad Café transforms into a magnificent fine dining experience under the bright African sky. The location is unique; an elevated position with commanding views of the surrounding bushveld and the sounds of nocturnal wildlife and birds breaking the silence of the night.

The twinkling light of 100 hanging lanterns guides you to a beautifully-laid table set out on a manicured terraced lawn; resplendent in crisp white linen and adorned with storm lanterns. Guests enjoy a delicious 3-course meal which is a fusion of European and African cuisine.

You can hear the thunderous roar of the cascading waterfall and feel a light mist coming from the towering column of spray. Since Helipad Café opened over two years ago, it’s become one of the most popular evening attractions in Victoria Falls.

Guided tour of the Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and everything you dream it will be when you’re standing on the edge of the terrifying abyss and all conversation is drowned out by the thunder of falling water. Without a doubt, it is one of the most spectacular sights you’ll see on a safari tour of Africa.

Long before the first European explorer recorded its existence; it had been named Mosi-oa-Tunya by the Makololo tribe, meaning ‘the Smoke that Thunders’. When the water is high, over 950 cubic metres of water plummets over an almost 2-meter wide edge every minute; dropping over 100 meters into the Zambezi Gorge and creating the largest curtain of water in the world.

Rainforest Café

Shearwater Victoria Falls owns and operates the only restaurant situated in the Victoria Falls rainforest, aptly named Rainforest Café. It’s an excellent choice after an exhilarating tour of the waterfall and Zambezi National Park; boasting excellent coffee, juicy burgers, plump toasted sandwiches and delicious pizzas.

Victoria Falls Bridge Walk

The iconic bridge that connects Zimbabwe and Zambia is rich in history and a feat of Victorian engineering. A totally different experience is to view the bridge from underneath, standing high above the Batoka Gorge strapped in with a safety harness.

Using a system of carabiners, cables and walkways; visitors can walk under the bridge and learn all about the engineering marvel from a knowledgeable travel guide.

Cultural & Craft markets

You can’t leave Victoria Falls without a beautifully handcrafted wooden bowl or lovely soapstone carving. Not only is a it a lovely gift to take home for family or friends, but it helps support local community members who have limited opportunities in the region to earn a living to support their family.

Visit African Heritage, a quaint and delightful shop is packed with stuff sourced from all over Zimbabwe and Zambia; Big Curio Open Market, a great place to pick up an authentic Shona sculpture and creative pieces made by talented African craftsmen using recycled material; and Tshaka’s Den Complex which sells a lovely collection of Shona sculptures, handcrafted items and African souvenirs.

Victoria Falls adventure activities

Victoria Falls is a 3-in-1 destination offering guests the choice of spectacular scenery, incredible safari tours and adrenalin-pumping activities for the brave and courageous.

Victoria Falls has earned itself the nickname of the ‘Adrenalin Capital of Africa’ with everything from bungee jumping, sliding and swinging to canoeing or white water rafting down the mighty Zambezi River.

It’s also the ideal destination for wildlife and bird enthusiasts with the choice of safari tours to Zambezi National Park, Stanley & Livingstone Game Reserve, Hwange National Park and Chobe National Park.

The Boma Dinner & Dance Show

The Boma Restaurant offers guests an authentic tribal Dinner & Drum show which is a legendary blend of exuberant entertainment, mouthwatering African cuisine and a fascinating insight into the unique cultural heritage of the local people.

The evening starts with a hand-washing ceremony before guests are invited to sample a selection of traditional beer and snacks. Then it’s time to tuck into à la carte starters and a four-course buffet-style meal with a choice of delicious Zimbabwean dishes and a variety of meat. Try local delicacies such as mopani worms, venison potjie (pot stew), warthog steak and spit roast served with peanut butter rice and sadza (thick maize-meal porridge which is part of the nation’s staple diet).

The evening turns festive when traditional dancers entertain everyone with wildly enthusiastic traditional songs and dancing. Get involved and get drumming on a traditional djembe drum. The interactive drumming session starts at 20h45 and is the highlight of the evening.

The restaurant’s traditional storyteller regales enlightening stories to explain the country’s folklore, culture and heritage while a mysterious witchdoctor does the rounds; throwing the bones and reading your future. You can also have your hair braided or your face painted. A group of acapella singers serenade you as the glorious evening winds down.

An onsite shop sells traditional accessories to take home as a wonderful memory of your evening at The Boma Restaurant and you can purchase a DVD which is a compilation of the night’s entertainment.

Additional information

LocationVictoria Falls
Physicality5/10
AgeAll Ages
DatesYear-round
  • 2-nights’ accommodation in 4-star accommodation in Victoria Falls

  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise

  • Dinner at Helipad Café

  • Guided tour of the Falls

  • Lunch at Rainforest Café

  • Victoria Falls Bridge walk

  • Visit the Cultural & Craft Market

  • The Boma Dinner & Drum show

  • Choice of adventure activities listed below

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Victoria Falls Tours
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