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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

Best of Zambia Safari

With some of the wildest and most remote game areas on the continent, and a remarkably low population in a massive country, Zambia has an aura of mystery waiting to be uncovered.

$ 7,149

£ 5,405

R 101,893

6,168

per person

10 days

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

$ 5,718

£ 4,323

R 81,490

4,933

per person

11 days

Victoria Falls, Hwange and Matusadona National Park

Discover the wild beauty of Zimbabwe with a luxury safari

$ 3,435

£ 2,597

R 48,958

2,964

per person

10 days

Safari in Vic Falls, Chobe & Okavango Delta

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

$ 5,175

£ 3,913

R 73,758

4,465

per person

7 days

Luxurious Cape Town and Victoria Falls

Two countries in 8 days may seem like a lot but with this well thought out itinerary you will see some of the regions most iconic destinations without feeling like you are rushing through it at all.

$ 3,925

£ 2,967

R 55,942

3,387

per person

8 days

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari

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

$ 5,775

£ 4,366

R 82,310

4,983

per person

19 days

Botswana Luxury Safari and Victoria Falls

Experience the paradise of Botswana and enjoy game viewing as well as exciting activities in Zambia

$ 4,900

£ 3,705

R 69,838

4,228

per person

7 days

Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey

Experience a safari adventure that combines the very best of Victoria Falls with the undeniable highlights of Cape Town and the Whale Coast.

$ 4,270

£ 3,228

R 60,859

3,684

per person

10 days

South Africa and Zambia honeymoon

Explore the romantic Atlantic Ocean with it's multi-cultural heritage and a Big Five safari in the Sabi Sands, finally ending off at Victoria Falls from the Zambian side

$ 4,534

£ 3,428

R 64,620

3,912

per person

10 days

Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience

Experience the smoke that thunders and enjoy spotting elephant, buffalo, lion and hippos at the Chobe River

$ 1,590

£ 1,202

R 22,662

1,372

per person

7 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

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Safari/bucket showers are common in mobile or tented camps where there is no permanent plumbing. They are an effective yet environmentally friendly way to shower where water is at a premium and provide plenty of hot water to wash… go there.

What is the accommodation like on safari?

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What languages are spoken in Tanzania?

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Can I bring my children along on a safari?

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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 vaccinations 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 is the first travel in Africa for us. I'm Marco, 56 years old, travelling with my guys Filippo (age 24) Gianluca (age 20). For our first visit to Africa, we wanted to experience something authentic yet unguided and safe. We decided on…

First experience but not the last!

from Botswana and Zimbabwe

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.

Ron

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

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