Things to do at Victoria Falls


Zimbabwe offers an abundance of remarkable experiences, and we have curated a list of the absolute best things to do at Victoria Falls. As the Zambezi River courses through six countries, it gracefully tumbles down a magnificent gorge, resulting in the breathtaking spectacle that unfolds on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Renowned as “The Smoke That Thunders,” the falls mesmerise visitors with the resounding roar created by the cascading waters.

Victoria Falls Sunset Cruise

There are several photo options against the frequently beautiful African sunsets. As the sun sets behind the African horizon, flocks of birds skim the water’s edge. Guests may be able to witness a variety of wildlife, including hippo, crocodile, and elephant, as well as several bird species. A sunset cruise is very popular and includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks. The Victoria Falls sunset cruise is an excellent chance to unwind and take in the breathtaking scenery of the waterfalls.

Zambezi River Cruise Victoria Falls
Zambezi River Cruise Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Tour

The magnificent Victoria Falls, located on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, are one of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world. To truly appreciate the beauty of the falls, it is essential to embark on a guided tour of Victoria Falls. There are many ways to experience Victoria Falls, but the most popular and recommended is a leisurely 10-minute stroll from the Ilala Lodge Hotel. This walk provides a breathtaking view of the falls from multiple vantage points, allowing visitors to soak in the stunning scenery at their own pace. The walk is easy and suitable for all ages, making it a great family-friendly activity. A tour of Victoria Falls is an awe-inspiring adventure that should not be missed!

Tour of Victoria Falls
Tour of Victoria Falls

Swimming at Devil’s Pool

This unique activity is only available from the Zambian side of the falls. It offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. The tour begins with a short boat ride to Livingstone Island, where you’ll be greeted by experienced guides who will lead you on a tour of the island’s stunning natural beauty. From there, you’ll make your way to the edge of the falls, where you’ll have the opportunity to take a dip in the infamous Devil’s Swimming Pool. Swimming at Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls is one of the most thrilling and unforgettable experiences you can have when visiting Victoria Falls!

Swim at Devil's Pool, Victoria Falls
Swim at Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls

Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls

The highlight of the flight is undoubtedly the moment when you start to ascend from the helipad and see the falls coming closer and closer. It’s a magical moment that will leave you in awe. As you soar above the Zambezi River, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the falls from a unique perspective. From the air, you can fully appreciate the scale and grandeur of this natural wonder.

You’ll also have the opportunity to capture stunning photos and videos from both sides of the helicopter as it completes its flips over the falls. But the helicopter flight isn’t just about Victoria Falls. You’ll also be able to take in the stunning scenery of the gorges and the upper Zambezi River. Each passenger has their own window, providing unobstructed views of the landscape below. A helicopter flight over Victoria Falls is an experience that should not be missed!

Victoria Falls Helicopter Flight
Victoria Falls Helicopter Flight

Game drives near Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls National Park, Hwange National Park and the Zambezi National Park are home to a diverse range of wildlife. Thus, making it a must-visit destination for animal lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The parks boast an impressive collection of animals, including elephants, impalas, kudus, leopards, lions, buffalos and many more. To fully appreciate the natural beauty of the parks and the wildlife that inhabits it, we can arrange your guided game drives at Victoria Falls. The experienced guides will take you on an unforgettable journey through the parks and provide you with fascinating insights into the behaviour and habits of the animals you encounter. Game drives are an excellent way to explore the parks and witness the most amazing wildlife.

Game Drive
Game Drive

Gorge Swing at Batoka

Located in the stunning Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls, this experience is not for the faint of heart. The Gorge Swing is a high wire suspended across the gorge at a point where the width is 316 m and 120 m deep. After being securely attached to a harness and jumping ropes, you’ll leap off the edge of the gorge. You will free falling about 70 m before going into a 95 m long pendulum type swing. The feeling of weightlessness and the rush of air as you plummet towards the river below is an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling both exhilarated and awed. The Wild Horizons Gorge Swing is an adrenaline-fueled activity that is guaranteed to get your heart racing!

Victoria Falls Gorge Swing 2
Victoria Falls Gorge Swing 2

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