ZIMBABWE Day Tours

The local people, both in Zimbabwe and Zambia, refer to the Falls as Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means The Smoke That Thunders. You’ll see why.
 
What a day it must have been for the great explorer and missionary, David Livingstone, when he came across the mighty Victoria Falls. The sight and sound of the massive Zambezi River rushing and crashing into the gorge below, could only have taken his breath away, as it will yours so many years later.

BOMA EXCURSION


EVENING TOUR
Departs daily on request
at 19h00
Duration 3 Hours,
all transfers included
It’s a Must Do experience, with exuberant cultural songs, dances and an extraordinary traditional meal! This unique dining experience, coupled with a feast of cultural entertainment, is a magical night out to remember. Shangaan and Ndebele dancers and singers will inspire you with their pulsating energy, and we’ll soon have to hold you back from the dance floor! You’ll also be tucking into traditional Zimbabwean delicacies for dinner...and for the bravehearts among us, we’ve a few lightly grilled Mopani worms. Yes, it’s a night you won’t forget.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cultural singing and dancing
  • Traditional meal
  • Shangaan and Ndebele dancers and singers

SUNSET CRUISE


EVENING TOUR
Departs daily at 15h30 Winter
(May to July)
and 16h00 Summer
(August to April)
Duration 2 Hours – Evenings
Put your feet up, sip a sun-downer as the light gently fades, and let our tranquil wildlife cruise float you along the Zambezi River above the Falls. You’ll have the finest vantage point from which to watch hippo, crocodiles and other animals which come down to the river’s edge in the early evening, to slake their thirst. You’re in the first class seats, that’s for sure, and while you’re sipping your cocktail and enjoying snacks - no further movement required on your part - you’ll be captivated by the sun’s dying rays as they cast a burnt-orange glow which shimmers on the river. Take another sip in this golden setting – cheers!

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Boat cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Cocktail and snacks

TOUR OF THE FALLS


SHORT TOUR
Departs daily at 08h30
and 14h30
Duration 2 Hours
No surprise why Victoria Falls is one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World! You’ll understand it instantly as we tour the Zimbabwean side, for there are numerous spectacular vantage points along the width of the Falls, and the sight of this astounding gift of nature, simply takes your breath away. Walk through the permanent, beautifully misty rain forest which flanks the Falls, stopping to marvel at the principal sites as it cascades to the depths below: the Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pot, Cataract Island and Livingstone Island. We’ll stand and watch, feel and listen to the spray and thunderous noise, as millions of litres of water tumble over the Falls into a series of narrow gorges below. The seventh Natural Wonder of the World puts on the most dramatic show for you, and you’ll be privileged to have watched it.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Viewing of the Falls including the Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pot, Cataract Island and Livingstone Island.

FLIGHT OF ANGELS


SHORT TOUR
Departs Daily at 08h00
until last light
Duration: 12 – 15min
or 25 - 30min
Feel the freedom! And you certainly will, on a 15 minute helicopter flight over Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River. The helicopter has the ability to fly lower than a fixed wing aircraft, so you’ll have unrivalled opportunities to view the breath-taking Falls...and get those perfect pics. Your flight path takes you over the seemingly tranquil Zambezi River, and on a journey of discovery along the gorges which zigzag their way to the infamous Batoka Gorge downstream. It’s a unique perspective on the Falls, and gives you the perfect overview of the size and magnitude of this astounding Natural Wonder of the World.
 
Note: The extended 30 minute flight includes views of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Livingstone or Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Viewing of the Falls
  • Zambezi River
  • Batoka Gorge

BUNGI JUMPING


SHORT TOUR
Departs daily on request
from 09h00
Duration 2-3 Hours including customs formalities
Take the 111 metre bungi jump plunge into the Batoka Gorge, with the Zambezi rushing up to meet you, only to stop 10 metres short of the river water. You’re given the choice of a single jump alone, or tandem with a partner. It’s exhilarating, and as with any professional organisation, you’ll be given a comprehensive safety briefing prior to the jump, and are assisted back to the bridge with the help of support crew. 

* No children under 14 years * Remember to take your passport
Weight Restriction - Min 40kg and Max 140kg

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 111 metre bungi jump into Batoka Gorge
  • Comprehensive safety briefing

TOUR OF THE FALLS & LOCAL VILLAGE


HALF DAY TOUR
Departs daily at 08h30
and 14h30
Duration 4 Hours
We’re exploring Victoria Falls inside, outside, and right from the top - it’s a full tour, and you’ll thrill to every aspect of the fascinating stroll through the permanent gentle rain and mist occurring alongside the Falls, stopping off at the key view sites for a photo call! Here, you’ll be bombarded by the mighty roar of tons of water crashing over the series of ledges – it’s literally breath-taking. Experience an interactive visit to the local village, where we meet and learn more of the active roles played by both men and women in this society. Visit an actual homestead in the village, talking to those who live and work there, and watching their lifestyle and cultural norms. Make sure you’ve room in your bag because we’re visiting a small curio shop, filled with homemade items for sale, all crafted by the extended family members of this homestead.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Viewing of the Falls
  • Interactive visit to the local village
  • Visit an actual homestead in the village
  • Visit a small curio shop

WHITE WATER RAFTING


FULL DAY TOUR
Departs daily at
07h30 (seasonal)
Duration Full Day
(subject to water levels)
The giant Zambezi River is acclaimed as the wildest commercial one-day white water run in the world, an incredible adrenaline ride reputed to tame the most hardened adrenaline-junkie! Enjoy a mix of grade 3 to grade 5 rapids, each separated by calm pools allowing rafters enough time to enjoy the sensational scenery and catch your breath...before you’re back on the next roller coaster rapid!

Note: You will be required to walk out of the gorge.
* Low Water: Aug - Dec, High Water: Jan - Jul
* No children under 15 years

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • White water rafting on the Zambezi River
  • Mix of grade 3 to grade 5 rapids

RAFTING AND RIVER BOARDING COMBO


FULL DAY TOUR
Departs daily on request
at 07h30 (seasonal)
Duration Full Day
(subject to water levels)
Calling all brave-hearts! This one is not for the feint-hearted, but it’s heaven for adrenaline thrill seekers. We’ve taken the excitement of river boarding and the thrill of river rafting, and put them together to provide an insane day of adventure. Wild and exciting, this Combo combines rapids which can be surfed on the river board, and others which have to ridden in a raft. Enough adrenaline for you? Not really....You’re going to be surfing the Zambezi River below the Falls on a body board (accompanied by an expert), and if tales are to be believed, life is going to be awfully tame after this... Note: You will be required to walk out of the gorge.

* No children under 15 years
** All participants must be able swimmers
*** This activity is only done in low water conditions

 

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • River boarding and river rafting on the Zambezi River
  • Surf the Zambezi River below the Falls

CHOBE DAY TRIP


FULL DAY TOUR
Departs daily at 07h30
This is a sensational trip - land- and water-based game viewing. Your first game sighting is from The Chobe River, teaming with animals, you sitting securely on board, just off the riverbank, game viewing from the relaxing vantage point of a boat. You’re on the mighty Chobe River which flows through the renowned Chobe National Park providing a haven for herds of grazing animals and bird life. Just sit back, relax, and keep those binoculars handy. Watch this glorious scene unfolding itself – large herds of elephant, often with the tiniest frolicking calves, kicking up dust as they wait their turn at the water’s edge to drink.
 
Frighteningly large crocodiles sun themselves on the banks of the river, mouths agape, teeth terrifying. Glorious birdlife, wonderful game, and the gentle rocking of the riverboat. Can life get any better? Apparently. When we disembark, we join our open safari vehicle for a drive through the Chobe Game Reserve with the chance of seeing more wildlife and birdlife, and a gorgeous lunch at a lodge awaiting us.... overlooking the Chobe River. Let’s call it the ultimate.

Note: A passport is required and visa conditions may apply.
* Guests are advised to request a Kaza Univisa on arrival in Victoria Falls, which covers the day trip into Botswana.
** No children under 4yrs 

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Chobe River boat cruise
  • Wildlife and Birdlife viewing
  • Open safari vehicle game drive
  • Chobe Game Reserve

FLYING FOX, GORGE SWING AND ZIPLINE


FULL OR HALF DAY TOUR
Departs daily at 09h00 & 15h30
Half a day of extreme sports, set on the edge of the Batoka Gorge, 300 metres away from the Victoria Falls.  You could start with Abseiling (moving down the slope backwards) or ‘rap jump’ facing forward down the 53 metre gorge.  Or why not take to flight on the Flying Fox, which allows you to ‘fly’ over the gorge while attached to a cable - you’ll be winched back to earth.  And if you’re still hankering for more, here’s one you’ll love…The Gorge Swing. In short, you throw yourself off the edge of the gorge in a body harness, and freefall before ending your jump with numerous pendulum swings.  Alternatively, launch yourself off Batoka Gorge, decend over the water, reaching speeds of 106km an hour....Ziplining thrill.

Note: No children under 8 years

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Batoka Gorge, 300m away from the Victoria Falls
  • Abseiling or ‘rap jump’ facing forward down the 53 metre gorge
  • ‘Fly’ over the gorge while attached to a cable
  • Gorge Swing
  • Zipline

UPPER ZAMBEZI CANOE SAFARIS


FULL OR HALF DAY TOUR
Departs daily at 07h00
Returns at 14h00
Slow, soothing canoeing on the Upper Zambezi, above the Falls, between Simonga and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. It’s for those who enjoy life stirred, not shaken. Relish the extreme peace and tranquillity of the natural world – no adrenaline needed – as you glide rhythmically through the water, observing all manner of wildlife. This is birder’s heaven, but the wildlife’s there for the viewing. The perfect canoe safari for those with soul.

Note: A passport is required and visa conditions may apply.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Canoeing on the Upper Zambezi
  • Wildlife and Birdlife viewing