What to do in Victoria Falls

One thing few people realise before travelling to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is just how much there is to do here. The small town is named after the magnificent waterfall it is adjacent to (from nearly everywhere in town the rumble of the waterfall is heard faintly). As tourists have flocked here for years it has built up a great number of fun, thrilling and family friendly activities showcasing our great outdoors, wildlife and of course the friendly local culture. Below are Zimbabwe Holiday’s top 3 choices for ‘must do’s’ whilst you are here.

Guided Tour of the Falls

First on the list is of course seeing the Victoria Falls itself. While it is totally achievable to access and view the Falls yourself we highly recommend you hire a guide who will bring the Falls and their fascinating history from their formation, to the many people that lived alongside them, to their ‘discovery’ by the first European man to see them; David Livingstone.

Zambezi River Cruises

Enjoy the often-spectacular African sunsets while relaxing on the mighty Zambezi. Guests may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, and elephant as well as many different bird species. The Sunset cruise is very popular and includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks. It offers great photo opportunities.

Helicopter Flight over the Falls: ‘The Flight of Angels’

It is at ground level that you can appreciate the rumble and spray of the mighty Falls and truly experience their force-however viewing them from the air gives an entirely new perspective. Suddenly the carving force of the water becomes apparent as the mighty gorge below the falls comes into view, zig-zagging downstream. The flight takes you over the falls several times in both directions as the pilot flies in a figure 8 path giving passengers on either side unforgettable photographic opportunities and views.

The above are only the 3 must do activities, however, we have listed some more options below. The best value way to experience multiple activities is to purchase a ‘Pass’- these bundle activities and give you a discount for booking multiple activities at once. There are a wide variety of these passes available- contact Travel Wild Africa and we can tell you which one is right for your needs and interests.

Thrills and Spills.

White Water Rafting: known as the wildest white water in the world, rafting on the Zambezi River is an adrenaline rush not to be missed.

A Highwire Experience: on offer are Bungee jumps, Gorge Swings, Ziplines, Canopy Tours and Flying Fox. These range from the hair raising gorge swing to the family friendly canopy tour.

Wildlife Viewing.

Day Trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana: enjoy an abundance of wildlife, Chobe is well known for its large herds of elephant.
Wildlife Conservation and Awareness Safari: Learn about conservation efforts with the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit in the Zambezi National Park while game viewing and enjoying this beautiful area.
Game Drives at the Victoria Falls Game Reserve: you may see the ‘Big 5’ along with varied antelope and bird­‐life as you safari through this scenic reserve close to Victoria Falls.


Village Visit: visit an authentic village and be given a tour by the local village chief. Gain insight into local life, culture and tradition.

The Boma Dinner and Drum Show: a unique cultural experience that includes a large buffet with European and local foods, an interactive drum and dance show and more.
Home Hosted Meal: enjoy a home cooked traditional meal, in the family home of a friendly local resident

Given all these activities we recommend a minimum of two nights at the Falls however 3 nights are ideal to relax and enjoy all that is offer. Zimbabwe Holidays also offer a wide variety of accommodation options and can package accommodation and activities for you.