What is there to do in and around Victoria Falls? Here are some thrilling adventure and leisure activities to do in Victoria Falls
What is there do to in Victoria Falls? The epic, spectacular Victoria Falls are one of the most iconic destinations in Africa, and the world. They are known as the “Smoke that Thunders” due to the smoke-like appearance of the spray that is generated as the Zambezi River plunges 100m meters into the gorge below. So much spray is generated that the surrounding region is practically a rainforest. The Falls are found on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and are the adventure capital of Africa. Here, guests can experience everything from bungee jumping, to white-water rafting, to helicopter flight over the Falls. For the less adventurous, there are leisurely activities that include horseback safaris, boat cruises and fishing safaris. There is more than enough fun for everyone. Get in touch with us today to find out more.
A helicopter flight over the magnificent Falls provides a unique perspective as well as a thrilling, awe-inspiring experience. A bird’s-eye view allows you to fully grasp the beauty and majesty of the Falls. This once-in-a-lifetime experience takes you over the jaw-dropping Batoka Gorge, Zambezi River and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
These horseback safaris provide a unique way to experience the Victoria Falls and the surrounding landscape. Get up close to the park’s wildlife, and enjoy spectacular views of the falls while experiencing the thrill of a horseback adventure. Horse-drawn carriage rides are also offered, providing a more classical experience that transports you back in time.
These canoe tours take adventurous guests on thrilling canoe trips down the majestic Zambezi. Experience the adrenaline rush of navigating the river’s narrow points, and relax while drifting down the wider channels. The canoe tours are offered as half-day, full-day, or overnight trips (where you’ll get to camp under the stars). Team-building packages are also offered.
These river boat trips take place upriver of the Falls, and offer a guests an exciting way to expereince the Falls and surrounds. The boats are specially designed to be able to operate in water that is as shallow as 20cm, allowing them to come to within 200m of the Falls. This means that guests can access previously inaccessible regions of the Zambezi. Speed over fast-flowing rapids and then leisurely drift through game-rich areas.
Go one better than a helicopter flight, and take a microlight flight out over the Victoria Falls. A trip in one of these ultralight aircraft will bring you closer than ever to the majesty of the Falls. Feel the raw power as the water thunders into the gorge, and taste the “Smoke that Thunders” as you fly through it. This is an experience you will remember forever.
For fishing enthusiasts, there is no better destination than mighty Zambezi River. Here, you can try your hand at catching over 75 species that are found in the waters, with the opportunity to catch of one of the most sought-after fish species in the world, the elusive and powerful Tiger Fish. The tour starts about 9km upstream from the Victoria Falls, and moves downstream. Boats are fully equipped.
Victoria Falls Bungee Jump
111 metres high, and set against the backdrop of the roaring Victoria Falls, this extraordinary bungee jump is not for the faint-hearted. It is one of the highest bungee jumps in the world. Step off the edge and feel the thrill as the Falls thunder behind you and the river rushes below.
Victoria Falls Bridge Swing
Throw caution to the wind and leap into nothingness off the Victoria Falls Railway Bridge. Feel a rush of adrenaline as you hurtle through the air alongside the thundering falls. You can do the swing alone, or with a friend.