Solo holiday in Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a perfect destination for solo travellers, whether you choose to stay in either Zambia or Zimbabwe. Both Livingstone and Victoria Falls town are well-set up for tourism and are easy to travel to, book lodging and organise activities. There are plenty of opportunities to meet other travellers in the guesthouses, hotels and in bars and restaurants in town, and many activities in the area, such as white-water rafting, and sunset river cruises, are done in groups, so you’ll be able to join up with other people for adventurous fun. There’s lots to do on your own, such as explore the falls and go for game drives in the national parks on each side of the border, but just about everything in the area can also be done with a guide.

Enjoy a peaceful sunset dinner for one

Highlights for solo travellers include watching the sunrise over Victoria Falls and catching the lunar rainbow reflected in the mist on full moon nights, flying above the falls in a helicopter or microlight, bungee jumping more than 100 metres down into the Batoka Gorge, getting soaked on a wild white-water rafting ride and tackling rapids head-first on a bodyboard, fishing for toothsome tiger fish, spotting wildlife on a canoeing trip on the Zambezi or from the back of a horse, zip lining through the rainforest canopy, swinging across the gorge and sipping cocktails on a sunset cruise on the river.

Both Victoria Falls and Livingstone are safe, tourist-friendly towns and solo female travellers should encounter no problems – although it’s not advisable to walk on your own through the towns at night.


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Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

day 1

Welcome to Africa
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

day 2

Smoke that thunders
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

day 3

Eco-friendly in Hwange
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

day 4

Endless waterhole traffic
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

day 5

Elephants everywhere
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

day 6

World Heritage site
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

day 7

"Twitching" anyone?
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

day 8

Secluded "bath-with-a-view"
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)
  • Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

day 9

Bon Voyage

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Popular Victoria Falls Safaris

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

 | Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe safari (8 days)

Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe safari (8 days)

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Deluxe Honeymoon Safari in Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls (10 days)

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

 | Affordable Cape Town, Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls Luxury Safari (10 days)

Affordable Cape Town, Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls Luxury Safari (10 days)

Visit the most popular destinations in Southern Africa on this luxury tour for the budget-conscious...

 | Highlights of Botswana Tour de Force (14 days)

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

 | Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

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

Camp fire | Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta and Chobe Safari (7 days)

Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta and Chobe Safari (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...

Mountain Walk | Cape Town, Whale Coast and Victoria Falls Tour (10 days)

Cape Town, Whale Coast and Victoria Falls Tour (10 days)

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

 | Expedition to Zimbabwe and Botswana (8 days)

Expedition to Zimbabwe and Botswana (8 days)

Explore the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and the wildlife wonderland of the Okavango Delta...

 | Luxury Safari in Botswana and Victoria Falls (7 days)

Luxury Safari in Botswana and Victoria Falls (7 days)

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

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