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.

THE BOMA – DINNER & DRUM SHOW


EVENING TOUR
- DEPARTS ZIMBABWE
Departs daily on request
at 19h00
Duration 3 hours and all transfers included
The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show is a ‘must do’ Victoria Falls dining and entertainment experience, specialising in traditional African food, drumming and dancing. The food is cooked and served in the style and quantity of a lavish feast, including irresistible desserts. On arrival, you are dressed in a chitenge (traditional sarong) and welcomed into a vibrant atmosphere in which the tantalising aromas of local dishes and game meat on the braai (barbecue) fill the restaurant, which is partially open to the star-filled African sky. Your meal begins with a mouth-watering platter of starters whilst the buffet includes soup from the campfire, a range of salads, game meat cooked on a braai (barbecue), followed by desserts.  Vegetarian options are also available, as well as local dishes such as peanut butter spinach. You can also look forward to outstanding performances by traditional singers and dancers, and enjoy an energising interactive drumming show. A face painter, storyteller, hair braider and fortune teller also form part of this festive evening. 

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 sundowner 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.  Enjoy your cocktail and snacks while 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.

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

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

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

CLASSIC RIVER SAFARI


SHORT TOUR
Pick up from Lodges/Hotels within Victoria Falls Town at approx. 16h00 (winter) /16h30 (summer)
Duration 2 Hours
Using specially designed jet propelled boats, passengers can reach the very shallow water amongst the islands directly above the Victoria Falls. Meandering between the islands gives you a glimpse of the ‘Smoke That Thunders’, after it has rumbled over the edge of the Victoria Falls. This peaceful part of the river is bathed in tranquillity, yet activity hums through the trees and vibrates along the current as the bush breathes with the flap of bird’s wings and hippos disturb the water by blowing small pockets of water from their snouts. Occasionally, elephants will submerge their bodies into the river and swim from island to island, while crocodiles break the face of the river and glide onto the banks to warm themselves in the sun’s rays. Set against this picturesque backdrop, delicious snacks and chilled refreshments are served by a team of friendly, extremely informative staff, ensuring ultimate relaxation and a level of comfort and grace unsurpassed on the Zambezi river.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wildlife safari on jet-propelled boat
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Birdlife viewing
  • Refreshments and snacks

THE RA-IKANE SUNSET CRUISE


EVENING TOUR
– DEPARTS ZIMBABWE
Departs Daily at 16h00 – 18h00
(Winter: 01 May to 31 August)
and 16h30 – 18h30
(Summer: Jan to April
& Sep to Dec)
Duration 2 Hours
The Ra-Ikane is a small luxury cruise boat that is outfitted to suggest, in exquisite detail, the ambiance of a bygone era, paying tribute to Ra-Ikane, one of the guides who first led David Livingstone to the Victoria Falls. Period décor, historic memorabilia, fine cuisine and refreshments characterise a level of comfort and grace unsurpassed on the Zambezi. High tea, snacks, imported drinks and wine are served on the boat.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

SUNSET CYCLE TOUR


EVENING TOUR
– DEPARTS ZIMBABWE
Departs Daily at 16h00 from Victoria Falls Hotel
Returns at ±19h00
Duration 3 Hours
Starting from the esteemed Victoria Falls Hotel, we wind our way through the local township and market and along Zambezi Drive, with elephant, buffalo, impala, warthog and baboons our possible companions, stopping at a scenic viewpoint alongside the ever-flowing Zambezi River for snacks and drinks (we also offer a local beer stop). We make our way down to the historic Railway Bridge, briefly entering Zambia for stunning views of the Falls and a rainbow-filled sunset, before returning to the hotel.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Route through local township and market along Zambezi Drive
  • Stunning view of The Falls

HOME HOSTED MEALS


SHORT TOUR
– DEPARTS ZIMBABWE
Departs Daily for Lunch at 12h00
Departs Daily for Dinner at 18h30
Returns at ±15h00 from Lunch
Returns at ±21h30 from Dinner
Duration 3 Hours
You are collected from your hotel in Victoria Falls Town and taken on a short transfer to Chinotimba township. Guests will be hosted by a local family in their residence and served a traditional African homemade meal, (it can be lunch or dinner). The authentic home cooked meal includes sadza or rice as main dish together with beef stew, chicken stew, kapenta fish, Soya chunks, mopane worms, kale and pumpkin leaves. Grilled potatoes, and a green salad complete the dishes.  Seasonal traditional fruits, mazoe orange crush and tea are also served.  Don’t feel like you must try it all but it will be great fun if you do!

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Hosted by a local family in their residence
  • Authentic home cooked meal

THE ELEPHANT ART OF AFRICA


SHORT TOUR
– DEPARTS ZIMBABWE
Departs Daily at 11h30
Returns at ±14h30
Duration 3 hours
This is a unique elephant experience that is brought to life by the artistic strokes of the guest fingertips, while surrounded by the African bush.  After interacting with the elephants, you will make your way down to the adjacent waterhole and mud wallow where, under the shade of an enormous Mopane tree, you will find a chair and easel - each set up with a fresh sheet of paper. Brightly coloured aprons and palettes with bright splotches of paint will also be handed out.  Once finished, enjoy a delicious two-course buffet lunch accompanied by a cold beverage rounding off a perfect morning’s experience. 

No children under 5 years.
Children 5 - 18 years must be accompanied by a guardian.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Intimate interactive experience with the Elephants
  • An art lesson including art equipment