The Victoria Falls Airport
The Victoria Falls Airport is the entry way for flights to this iconic destination with visitors worldwide passing through this port all year round. This is the nearest international airport to Victoria Falls.
Operating 12 hours per day with immigration services available during those hours, Victoria Falls airport offers aircraft parking with cargo and passenger handling including a couple of restaurants and duty-free shops for the waiting traveller. Shuttle services are available to and from hotels and designated places in town. Car rental is operated by several companies offering economy vehicles for hire as well as top of the range rentals. Taxi services are available on arrival.
Location of Victoria Falls Airport
Situated 21 kilometres south of the town, it provides direct access to the Seventh Natural Wonder of the World and Unesco World Heritage Site, the Magnificent Waterfall.
The flight code for the new Victoria Falls international airport is VFA with the varied airlines flying to this destination landing at this hub for visitors to the Falls and surrounding National Parks. Air Zimbabwe, South African Airways, BA Comair, Air Namibia, low-cost Fly Africa and charter flights all use this destination. These airlines offer non-stop flights to 6 cities with 28 domestic flights and 42 international flights every week.
The different airlines operate to and from the following destinations:
- Air Botswana – Maun
- Air Namibia – Windhoek, Maun
- Air Zimbabwe – Bulawayo, Harare, Johannesburg OR Tambo
- British Airways operated by Comair – Johannesburg OR Tambo
- South African Airways – Johannesburg OR Tambo
- Zimbabwe FlyAfrica – Johannesburg OR Tambo
Direct flights between South Africa and the Falls have a flight duration of approximately 1 hour 40 minutes from Johannesburg-OR Tambo Airport. If flying from Cape Town, Durban and other major airports in South Africa, you will generally have a stopover in Johannesburg.
New Victoria Falls Airport
The Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe is currently managing an expansion programme at the aerodrome with the expansion due to be completed in the near future. This will enable it to handle larger aircraft and long haul flights from international hubs in America, Europe and Asia.
The facelift includes a new 4km runway, expansion of the existing runway, construction of a new terminal building and a larger car park.
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Airports near Victoria Falls
Other nearby destinations include Hwange, Kariba, Buffalo Range and Masvingo Airports.
Hwange Airport is conveniently located at the entrance to the renowned Hwange National Park Game Reserve on the road to Hwange Main Camp, it is 75 km away from Hwange Town and 190km from the falls.
It is surrounded by a number of lodges in and around the Park including Hwange Safari Lodge, which is 3,5km away from the airport, and Ganda Lodge, which is 6 km away.
Buffalo Range Airport
The Buffalo Range Airport is situated in the South Eastern Lowveld of Zimbabwe and is strategically situated to serve as the main gateway to the three main Conservancies; Save Valley, Malilangwe and Bubiana and the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Parks on the Zimbabwean side.
As a high profile tourist niche market area, Buffalo Range is frequented by high flying and long range aircraft like Falcons, Lear jets, Citations, Challengers, Global Expresses, Gulf Streams, Beech jets and Pilatuses. They bring international celebrities to the region to enjoy the incredible wilderness experience in the Gonarezhou National Park and Conservancies.
Kariba Airport is located in northern Zimbabwe close to the Kariba Dam, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, which is a wildlife haven popular with nature-loving tourists and a venue for international tiger fishing contests. Kariba’s main attractions are canoeing, game drives, fishing trips, sailing, village tours, hunting, bird watching, cruises and charters and speed boating.
Masvingo airport is situated 2.5 nautical miles east of the City of Masvingo in the southern part of Zimbabwe and provides air access to Masvingo town, Lake Muturikwi, Kyle Recreational Park and the Great Zimbabwe Monument. The runway can handle light and medium sized aircraft.
All these airports service their niche markets, but the Victoria Falls International Airport is the hub of the region. After its refurbishment, it will likely service a wider area, including Botswana and Zambia.