Activities in Victoria Falls

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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What Activities in Victoria Falls Are On Offer

The available adventure activities at Victoria Falls are breathtaking, catering to 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 age or weight limits, 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.

Bungee Jumping

Plunge headfirst into the roaring gorge from the bridge that spans the chasm.

White Water Rafting

Experience wild water in a raft in the gorges.

Gorge Swing

Drop straight down into the gorge before swindling wildly across in a harness.

Zip Line

Speed across the gorge at breakneck speed on a high-wire line. View the chasm on the way.

Elephant Safaris

Do a walking safari on the back of an elephant

Boat Trips

Get onto the river and experience its beauty and power in a canoe, raft, or evening cruise.

The Bridge Tour

Take a walk under the bridge and view its construction with an entertaining guide.

African Safari

Go sightseeing in a national park and watch the wildlife in their natural habitat.

Crocodile Farm

Get up close and personal with the Nile crocodile. Try catch feeding time.

Adventure Sports

Activities In Victoria Falls

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:

  • Bungee Jumping
  • Gorge Swing
  • Bridge Swing
  • Zip Line
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • River Boarding
  • Canoeing
  • Microlight Flights

All the above activities take place in or above the chasms below the waterfall – ALL with jaw-dropping views.

Over the Gorge Activities

The sight of the falls from a helicopter or microlight emphasizes the immense size of the Zambezi River and the 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?

In-Gorge Activities

Alternatively, go deep into the gorge and experience firsthand 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 sheer depth and height of the walls surrounding you and the power of the water you are sitting in.

Riverboarding 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 Victoria falls – there will definitely be something for everyone to experience.

African Safari

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:

Walking With Lions
Walking With Lions
  • Elephant Back Safari
  • Rhino Encounter
  • Walking with Lions
  • Horseriding

These activities of Victoria Falls are family-friendly for all ages – young or old!

Zambezi River Excursions

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.

Zambezi Boat Trips

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.

Additional Activities On Offer

Some other Victoria Falls activities include:

  • Croc Cage Diving
  • Village Tour

Croc Cage Diving

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.

Village Tour

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.

Book Your Adventures

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.

Activity hot spot

Every day is exciting at Victoria Falls!

You will never be bored at this holiday destination.

FAQ’S

What can you do at Victoria Falls?

At the top of most visitors list is to view the Victoria Falls – after that, the activities are next on the agenda. These include:
Bungee jumping
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

How much does it cost to get into Victoria Falls?

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

What are the top attractions to visit in Victoria Falls?

The Waterfall
The Rainforest
The Bridge
The Big Tree (giant baobab)
The Zambezi River

What are the best day trips from Victoria Falls?

Definitely a trip to Chobe for the day
Visit Hwange National Park for a full day safari
Full-day white water rafting adventure