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  1. Zimbabwe
  2. Matabeleland North
  3. Livingstone
  4. Victoria Falls

From Victoria Falls: Batoka Hike & Ndebele Village Tour

Product ID: 189366
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A 40-minute drive through the countryside of Zimbabwe on off-road terrain will offer picturesque scenery. The hiking continues into an authentic beautiful Ndebele homestead where you will get a chance to interact with the local headman and his family.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup at hotels and lodges in Victoria Falls
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Drive through the countryside of Zimbabwe on off-road terrain with picturesque scenery
  • Interact with the local headman and his family while you have brunch under the thatched shade of their decorated mud huts
  • Visit an authentic beautiful Ndebele homestead
Full description
Prepare to be amazed as you enter a different world, where a way of life continues as it has done for centuries, enabling you to go back in time. You will start this activity early in the morning with a drive through Zimbabwe's countryside. The hike begins about 20km downstream of the Victoria Falls. After a safety talk and procedural briefing, you will hike the steep descent down to the Zambezi River.

After some walking in nature you will get to an authentic African village where you are given the opportunity to watch local villagers going about their daily tasks. The tour enables you to see tribal life first hand, visiting rural homes, watching their fields being tended and possibly getting the chance to help in some of the day-to-day chores.

Have lunch under the thatched shade of the decorated mud huts. The graceful hosts are keen to show off their home, share their cultural way of life in relation to family, education, livestock, diet, and anything you may find interesting. You will be offered a traditional meal in a villager's home and share the meal with them while you learn about their lives and habits in the village. From here you will take the bus back to Victoria Falls, where you will arrive around 11.00am/11.30 am.
  • Drinks and bottled water
  • Lunch at the homestead
  • Guides are trained and equipped to administer advanced first aid (in the event of minor injuries clients are carried out of the gorge and transferred by road to the Vic Falls clinic)
  • Complimentary bus transfers are provided within Vic Falls Town
What’s Not Included
  • Visa fees

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
This is a non seasonal activity that runs all year long.

Please bring hats, suntan cream and suitable shoes for hiking.