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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.

$ 5,755

£ 4,527

R 83,809


per person

10 days

Best of Zambia Luxury Safari

Combine water and wildlife in a journey that takes you from the Victoria Falls to Kafue and South Luangwa national parks – Zambia at its best

$ 7,745

£ 6,093

R 112,789


per person

9 days

Zambian Odyssey - Safari to Three National Parks

Go on safari to three Zambian national parks, including the flagship South Luangwa, and end in style with a visit to the remarkable Victoria Falls

$ 5,870

£ 4,618

R 85,484


per person

8 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 

$ 6,725

£ 5,291

R 97,935


per person

9 days

Highlights of Southern Africa

Exploring these areas of the Southern African continent should on top of your bucket list

$ 4,002

£ 3,148

R 58,280


per person

13 days

Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe safari

Spot the Big Five in Thornybush Private Game Reserve and enjoy the majesty of Zimbabwe's roaring Victoria Falls

$ 3,535

£ 2,781

R 51,485


per person

8 days

Safari in 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

$ 4,730

£ 3,721

R 68,882


per person

7 days

Two weeks in Botswana - a luxury safari itinerary

The ideal safari to capture Botswana's unrivalled beauty and abundance of flora and fauna through the lens

$ 6,895

£ 5,424

R 100,411


per person

14 days

10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Experience the best of the migration and wildlife in Kenya, then travel to Zambia to witness Victoria Falls, ending your adventure at Hwange National Park.

$ 5,785

£ 4,551

R 84,246


per person

10 days

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

$ 1,896

£ 1,492

R 27,611


per person

5 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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Victoria Falls's location on Google Maps

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 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.


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…


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…


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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