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Victoria Falls safaris, tours & holiday packages

The top natural wonder in the world

Africa's most impressive waterfall leaves all who gaze upon it in mystified awe, but there's much more than spectacular scenic beauty to enthral visitors to Victoria Falls

The town of Victoria Falls is to Zimbabwe as Hong Kong is to China ... a seemingly autonomous and vibrant enclave that boasts everything a traveller to southern Africa could wish for. The waterfall – especially when the river's water levels rise between January and June – is immense and description-defyingly impressive, but the Zimbabwean town that shares the falls' name is in itself a great destination to explore.

With many of its hotels strung out along the Upper Zambezi, a stone's throw above the Falls, Vic Falls town has developed in close proximity to 'the smoke that thunders'. This makes it considerably easier for guests to access the waterfall on the Zimbabwean side than from the Zambian town of Livingstone. Furthermore, the tiny Victoria Falls National Park, with its rainforest trails and numerous viewpoints, provides unrivalled opportunities to view the multiple falls that together constitute this extraordinary natural spectacle.

Popular Victoria Falls safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Botswana and Zimbabwe photographic safari

Botswana and Zimbabwe photographic safari

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – to the diverse game viewing at the Chobe National Park and ending at the thundering Victoria Falls

$ 2,490

£ 1,993

R 32,727

2,362

per person

7 days
Walking safari in Zimbabwe and Botswana

Walking safari in Zimbabwe and Botswana

Explore the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and the wildlife rich Okavango Delta

$ 12,574

£ 10,062

R 165,264

11,925

per person

8 days
Camp fire

Big Five safari in the Vic Falls, Chobe & Okavango Delta (SA 7 days)

This three-in-one journey will show you the majestic Victoria Falls, the massive elephant bulls of Chobe and the natural wonder that is the Okavango Delta

$ 6,110

£ 4,890

R 80,305

5,795

per person

7 days
Romantic view

Cape Town, Kruger and Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

Combine three of Southern Africa's most loved destinations into one romantic getaway and you'll share the memories forever

$ 4,518

£ 3,616

R 59,380

4,285

per person

11 days
Family safari in the Southern Africa itinerary

Family safari in the Southern Africa itinerary

Exploring the tip of Southern Africa continent should on top of your bucket list for 2017

$ 1,426

£ 1,141

R 18,740

1,352

per person

13 days
Zimbabwe and Botswana big cat safaris

Zimbabwe and Botswana big cat safaris

Encounter the smoke that thunders and explore the land of giants in the Chobe National Park

$ 2,120

£ 1,697

R 27,864

2,011

per person

5 days
Boating on the Chobe River

Quick and affordable Victoria Falls & Chobe experience

Visit Livingstone, Zambia, to marvel at the Victoria Falls – or 'the smoke that thunders' – before going on safari and a river cruise in Botswana's Chobe National Park

$ 2,698

£ 2,159

R 35,461

2,559

per person

5 days
South Africa and Zambia honeymoon

South Africa and Zambia honeymoon

Explore the romantic Atlantic Ocean with multi-cultural mixture and Big Five - also encounter the Livington Victoria Falls

$ 410

£ 328

R 5,389

389

per person

11 days
Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari

This Southern Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent

$ 14,082

£ 11,269

R 185,084

13,356

per person

20 days
Affordable Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools (SA 9 days)

Affordable Vic Falls, Hwange and Mana Pools

Fall under the spell of three prime attractions in Zimbabwe and Zambia – Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and the Mana Pools 

$ 5,579

£ 4,465

R 73,326

5,291

per person

9 days
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Stephen Michael Cunliffe says

With its close proximity to the iconic waterfall, Vic Falls town offers not only the best opportunities to access and view the Falls, but also a wide array of exciting adventure sports and rewarding safari activities that make it oh-so-tempting to stay and play for at least week.

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Victoria Falls town also adjoins the larger Zambezi National Park, giving visitors the opportunity to go on game drives where they stand a good chance of seeing elephants, buffaloes and a wide range of general game. Lions, leopards and African wild dogs also occur within the reserve.

The town itself contains all the facilities a traveller could desire. Every taste and budget is catered for with lodging options ranging from backpacker establishments to luxury lodges, big hotels and casinos. Restaurants and bars are also plentiful, while sundowner boat cruises on the Zambezi River above the Falls are an institution.

Few visitors to Vic Falls are able to resist being tempted by at least one of the wide range of adventure sports on offer. Whether it's rafting, riverboarding, bungee jumping or the Flight of the Angels helicopter ride over the Falls, it would feel almost wrong to visit this action-packed town without sampling a couple of its many pulse-racing pursuits.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Victoria Falls

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What shots should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

When is the best time to visit the Victoria Falls?

The months of February to May are the best time to experience the thundering Victoria Falls. During this period, the falls will be at it's greatest volume. go there.

When is the best time to visit Victoria Falls?

To make the most of your Victoria Falls safari, it's best to travel during the months of February to May. Due to the summer rains, the thundering Victoria Falls will be flowing at it's fullest. go there.

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Reviews on our Victoria Falls safaris

It took one e-mail to Discover Africa (very friendly and competent staff), one phone call for details and one phone call for minor modifications and in the end we had a perfect holiday experience - a magical Botswana safari as they titled…

Friedrich

from Germany

I am giving below my feedback about all aspect of the trip from 24th May to 5th June, 2016. a) Accommodation at Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park and Cape Town was well located with comfortable rooms as…

Asit

from India

Thank you Amanda for arranging that my sister could join mid-way through our trip from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. Africa travel is not easy, but your great help made it all possible. My sis and I shared some amazing moments in the Okavango…

Arne Woudstra

from Netherlands

Just a quick note to thank Discover Africa for their services during our recent trip to Zambia. The arrangements went like clockwork.

Robert Hibbert

from United Kingdom

The service received from the staff at Discover Africa was fantastic. Dealing with Megan was a pleasure. She was able to create a unique package for us that both exceeded our expectations and fitted within our budget. My fondest memory was…

Warwick and Tasia

from South Africa

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