Victoria Falls – southern Africa’s safari hub
We’ll show you THE best ways to experience Victoria Falls… whether that’s for the safari of a lifetime, accommodation or activities in here and beyond!
Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site. This awesome waterfall marks a milestone in the Zambezi River and a wide variety of safari options in the area, this is Southern Africa’s primary safari hub.
We use Victoria Falls as our focal point for creating exceptional journeys. With us you could canoe the Zambezi River, walk the Luangwa Valley or explore the Okavango Delta, amongst many other safari experiences.
At Victoria Falls the Zambezi River is a World Heritage Site, Africa’s Adventure Capital and southern Africa’s most important hub for wildlife safaris into Hwange, Mana Pools, the lower Zambezi; the Okavango, Chobe, Kalahari, Kafue and Luangwa valley, Etosha and Namib Desert. An easy hop from Johannesburg.
One of Africa’s top travel icons, Victoria Falls is an awe inspiring sight on the Zambezi River. Known for centuries by local tribes as the “the smoke that thunders” the explorer and missionary David Livingstone struck the first European expressions of delight with his quotation: “scenes so lovely must had been gazed upon by angels in their flight”.
Superlatives aside. The Victoria Falls World Heritage Site has the largest curtain of falling water on the planet with plumes of spray rising 800m and visible from 50km away when in full spate. The small town is a magnet for adrenaline junkies after extreme rafting, bungee jumping and the huge variety of local activities on both sides of the Zambezi.
More importantly it’s a simple flight from the international hubs in Johannesburg and Cape Town and easy access into the main safari centres.
There’s no shortage of accommodation options so it’s a holiday destination in its own right, but better still Victoria Falls is an obvious inclusion for any real safari in the region.
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Victoria Falls highlights
It’s the wildest one-day whitewater rafting trip in the world! Better still, multi-day expeditions are run down the Batoka Gorge. White water rafting … how, where and when right here!
Test the edge of fear…leap from no-man’s land. This is 111 metres of pure adrenaline rush! 5-4-3-2-1- jump right in here for the big bungee
Get a bird’s-eye view of Victoria Falls with a short helicopter flip or spot wildlife from the sky with a full game flight over the Batoka Gorge. More about flips and flights here
Go with a local pro angler. They won’t necessarily thread your worms but these boys spin some good yarns and you’ll make some great catches!
Full details on our half and full day fishing trips in Victoria Falls and around here
Spend a half-day learning about conservation efforts with the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit in the Zambezi National Park.
More on the Zambezi Field Trips with Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit.
Explore hidden game paths, ride onto secret islands, follow game trails on horseback in the wilderness around Victoria Falls
From a half-day novice ride or a multi-day horseback safari, you’ll find the facts and figures right here