The activities in Victoria Falls on offer have something for everyone – whether it be for the explorer in you, the activity and high adrenaline enthusiasts or the romantics looking for a beautiful and relaxing setting – you will find it all at this incredible destination.
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The available adventure activities at Victoria Falls are breathtaking, catering for every age group and degree of excitement.
There are several companies in the town where you can book these activities – with plenty on offer, you will find something that suits you and your children. Please be aware that some activities do have an age or weight limit, so confirm this when booking your activity if you or your group are pensioners or have young children.
As well as all the adrenaline and physically demanding activities that are available – there are various gentler cultural excursions, sightseeing tours and an African safari are on offer too.
All these experiences will make your stay at this iconic destination unforgettable.
The thrilling high adventure sports of the Gorge get the adrenaline pumping and the heart racing. And, on top of all this excitement, all this takes place in front of the largest curtain of falling water in the world.
Just the sound and sight of the waterfall is awe-inspiring in itself – to do all these thrilling activities in such a beautiful setting is an even bigger bonus!
The things to do that this Adventure Capital of Africa brings to this scene include:
All the above activities take place in or over the chasms below the waterfall – ALL with jaw dropping views.
The sight of the falls from a helicopter or microlight emphasizes the immense size of the Zambezi River and power of the water falling over the precipice into the gorge below.
The bungee jump, gorge swing, bridge swing, flying fox and zip line all take place over the deep 80 to 108 meter deep gorge.
You will be either plunging head or feet first into the mighty chasm at heart stopping speed OR traversing the 120 meter width swinging or sliding in a harness.
Does that sound intriguing?
Alternatively, go deep into the gorge and experience first hand the mighty turbulent waters after the waterfall.
The whitewater rafting in the craggy zig-zag gorges will take your breath away. You will be humbled by the shear depth and height of the walls surrounding you and the power of the water you are sitting in.
River boarding and canoeing are also tempting for those seeking an adrenaline rush. Take advantage of some of the best rapids in the world – you will not be disappointed!
Lower down the river, past the narrow gorges the more relaxing and family orientated rafting trips that can take a few days are on offer. Imagine whiling away the hours on the “river of life” taking in the sights and watching the ever present birdlife chatter away and fish in front of you.
Camping on the sandy riverbanks overnight watching the cosmos of stars overhead will certainly make the world seem a million miles away.
As you can see, there are a huge array of activities to choose from and things to do at the Victoria falls – there will definitely be something for everyone to experience.
Take time out to choose from the variety of bush, wildlife and safari experiences on offer.
There is an abundance of wildlife in the National Parks surrounding the Falls which you can experience on a game drive, on horseback or on the back of an elephant!
The African safari options include the following excursions:
These activities of Victoria Falls are family friendly for all ages – young or old!
Explore the tranquil waters of the Zambezi River above the waterfall and view the wildlife on the riverbanks from a canoe or boat.
Floating and paddling up the Zambezi River is a peaceful experience, you may even see some elephants or hippos up close, which will add some excitement to the tranquility of the beautiful waterway.
This experience puts you in the middle of nature and allows you to truly absorb the beauty and sounds of Africa.
Sunset cruises are not to be missed.
Watching the setting sun set fire to the African sky on one of Africa’s greatest rivers is a magical scene.
There are several cruise operators to choose from, all catering snacks and drinks while you soak up the sights and sounds of the river and the magnificent closing of an African day.
Some other Victoria Falls activities include:
A different attraction that is available in the town, which gets the adrenaline pumping, is Croc cage diving.
Get up close and personal with a crocodile while you are in the protection of a cage. An amazing sight and suitable for most ages.
Take in the way of life of a typical Zimbabwean village. Visit an authentic village and interact with local people going about their daily tasks. Experience African rural life first hand.
Take advantage of the historical guided tours which explain the construction of the bridge and includes a walking tour under the main deck. There is a small museum with historical photos on the bridge and interesting information. This is free to enter and there is also a cafe with refreshments available.
The beauty and excitement of the activities in Victoria Falls at this remarkable landmark are unmistakable and completely unforgettable.
There are also many Victoria Falls tourist attractions to visit in the surrounding areas close to the town centre.
Book all your excursions at the various activity agents in the town. They are easy to find and all offer a wide variety of options for you to choose from.
At the top of most peoples list is to view the Victoria Falls - after that the activities are next on the agenda. These include:
White water rafting
Swimming in Devils Pool
Seeing or visiting the famous bridge
Experiencing the high wire activities which include the zipline and gorge swing
The entrance fee for Victoria Falls National Park to view the waterfall is $30 for international tourists. SADC passport holders pay a lesser rate of $20.
Adults (13+ years) - $30 USD
Children (6-12 years) - $15 USD
Children (0-5 years) - FREE
The Big Tree (giant baobab)
The Zambezi River
Definitely a trip to Chobe for the day
Visit Hwange National Park for a full day safari
Full day white water rafting adventure