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Victoria Falls: Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River

1. Victoria Falls: Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River

Board this dinner cruise and delight in the magical colors of the Zambezi River at dusk and enjoy a truly unique four-course dinner. This journey is ideal for food and nature lovers wanting it all. Savor the splendor of the setting sun as you embark from the Pure Africa Waterfront and head off into the evening. After your favorite drink is poured, you’ll be ushered to your set table where a delectable series of dishes freshly prepared on the boat and paired to premium drinks are served. Silhouettes of elephants against the sunset and hippos noisily grunting in the distance will most certainly add to the ambience.

Chobe Day Trip from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

2. Chobe Day Trip from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Botswana’s Chobe National Park, located on the banks of the scenic Chobe River, is home to one of the largest game concentrations in Africa. Experience the thrill of a game drive on the lookout for elephants and lions that populate the park. This full-day package from Victoria Falls, includes return transfers, breakfast and lunch, park entrance fees, local refreshments, a boat ride on the river, and a game drive. 7:30 AM: Transfer from Victoria Falls to the Kazungula border 8:30 AM: You’ll be met by a representative from the Botswana company at the border and assisted through immigration procedures, followed by transfer to the jetty 9:15 AM: Boat cruise on the Chobe River (cool box with mineral water and soft drinks on board) 12:30 PM: Lunch at any selected lodge in Kasane 1:30 PM: Game drive in Chobe National Park, with complimentary drinks on board 4:30 PM: Return to border for the transfer back to Victoria Falls 6:30 PM: Approximate arrival time in Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls: 2-Hour Luxury Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

3. Victoria Falls: 2-Hour Luxury Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

Enjoy pickup from your Victoria Falls hotel then head to the waterfront of the vibrant Zambezi River where your vessel for the evening awaits. The tour begins with a friendly greeting from the staff and a welcome drink as you find your seats in the modern lounge and dine on freshly prepared canapés. The cruise then sets sails upstream along the mighty Zambezi River, the fourth longest river in Africa. From the boat, admire the array of wildlife that flourishes along the river and watch out for elephants bathing on the riverbanks, crocodiles lazing on the water, and hippos submerging here and there. As the sun begins to set, watch as the surrounding landscape is transformed by the colors of the sky, and soak up the incredible atmosphere of the river. Next, head back towards the imposing Victoria Falls and see its spray in the distance. After 2 hours of sailing and an unforgettable sunset, arrive back at the waterfront for transfer to your hotel. Choose from a lower Luxury Deck or the Signature Deck. The Luxury Decks are refurbished with generous lounge seating and views through sun bleached UV-protected curtains that gently hold back the afternoon breeze. The Signature Deck is the uppermost level of the ship. The signature deck is pure extravagance with gourmet hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and premium beverages served by a dedicated mixologist.

Livingstone: Victoria Falls Helicopter Flights

4. Livingstone: Victoria Falls Helicopter Flights

Take an unforgettable helicopter flight over the mighty Victoria Falls. See the falls from several different angles and take in once-in-a-lifetime views. Take phenomenal photos of the falls and the rainbows that arch above them. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your accommodations in Livingstone and brought to Maramba Airfields. Choose from 3 different options, opting for a 15-minute, 22-minute, or 30 min flight. 15-minute flight Depart from Maramba airfield and take in the incredible scenery surrounding the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls. Circle over the Falls and the nearby islands before returning to the Maramba Airfields. 22-minute flight Take an exciting swoop into the Batoga Gore, in addition to seeing the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls. 30-minute flight View the falls and then fly over the local villages to the Batoka Gorge, and follow the Zambezi River to rapid 26. Circle over Victoria Falls and the islands, before returning to the Maramba Airfield.

Victoria Falls: Sunset Cruise and Dinner at The Eatery

5. Victoria Falls: Sunset Cruise and Dinner at The Eatery

Make the most of your time on the Zambezi River and join a sunset cruise followed by a gourmet meal served under the canopy of the night sky. Your evening begins as you board the Zambezi Explorer for a river cruise to watch the sunset. Admire breathtaking views as the day slowly draws to a close and the world around you is bathed in warm amber light. Meander through the watery wilderness, passing small river islands and lush vegetation with the spray of the Victoria Falls in the background. Once the sun has set and the skies darken, head back to the Pure Africa Waterfront for the next leg of your African experience. Sit down to a delicious three-course al fresco dinner at The Eatery. Enjoy leisurely dining at its best, listening to the sounds of the African bush at night as you savor the gourmet dishes prepared by the chef.

Victoria Falls: Steam Train Ride with Dinner

6. Victoria Falls: Steam Train Ride with Dinner

Embark on an adventure and hop on a Steam Train that departs from The Victoria Falls Station, situated behind the Victoria Falls Hotel. Marvel at the hotel that was built in 1904 to accommodate the workers building the Cape to Cairo Railway Line and the Victoria Falls Bridge.  Be welcomed with a refreshing drink upon arrival to the station, a red carpet will lead guests to the train and the locomotive will be ‘in steam’: the perfect opportunity to take some great photos. Travel to the Victoria Falls Bridge on this luxurious steam train. Head out to the Jafuta Siding, serving light snacks, followed by a gourmet meal and drinks. Sit back and relax this unique fine dining, safari experience. Get the ultimate dinner experience, invoking the glorious age of steam and a view of the world-famous Victoria Falls at sunset. Followed by the rarity of a steam train safari through the African bush to Jafuta siding.  Savor a four-course gourmet dinner, prepared by the chefs of Victoria Falls Hotel. Drinks are included in the ticket price, with the exception of spirits and champagne. After departure, the Steam Train makes its way through the bush and towards the Victoria Falls Bridge. Once on the bridge, you will be invited to step off the train and onto the Victoria Falls Bridge. From here you will be able to watch the sunset behind the Victoria falls before you make your way back to the station. After sunset, the train will depart the bridge for its journey back to Victoria Falls Station where it will refill with water before steaming out to Jafuta Siding. Stop at Jafuata Siding for about an hour before making its return journey to the Victoria Falls Station platform. Your train will return at the Victoria Falls Station Platform at approximately 9:45 PM.

Victoria Falls: Boma Dinner and Drum Show

7. Victoria Falls: Boma Dinner and Drum Show

At the moment you arrive, you'll be ceremoniously dressed in a chitenge (sarong), before being welcomed by traditional dancers and a mini face paint. Ladies are given dots on their cheeks to signify the beauty of African women, while men receive stripes defining the warrior look of African men. Then, you'll be ushered into the main enclosure, where your senses will be bombarded by the tastes, sights, and sounds of Africa. During the feast, the entertainment incorporates mbira music, traditional dancers, a local folk storyteller, a fortune teller, a hair braider, elaborate face painters, and souvenir sellers. But the highlight of the evening’s entertainment is the renowned, interactive drumming show beginning after dinner. Guests are each handed a djembe drum and given the opportunity to participate in the drumming show by learning a few rhythms. After the drumming show, you'll be invited to the dance floor to groove to the beat of the Africa drums. The evening is capped off with a group of a cappella singers serenading you with personalized, sweet melodies at your table. The meal begins with a shared starter platter, featuring mouth-watering specialities such as skewered peppered impala, smoked crocodile tail, and corn ciabatta and "nyimo" fritters. Then, make your way to the campfire for the chef’s freshly made soup of the day served with croutons and homemade bread. There is also a salad bar, featuring a variety of different offerings made from local organic produce, including sweet potato, legumes, nuts, and seeds, complimented by greens, dressings, and assorted breads. The main course features a braai (barbeque) buffet feast including pork fillet, beef, borewors, marinated chicken, game meatballs, and a spit roast-of-the-day served with peanut butter rice or sadza (a thick maize-meal porridge which is the local staple diet) and a variety of sauces. You may also tempt your taste buds with a traditional hunter’s stews or try the fish, Zambezi bream and kapenta (freshwater sardine). Vegetarian dishes include a vegetable stir fry, the chef’s daily pasta dish, homemade garlic bread, and roast potato wedges. Halal meals are also available. The adventurous may wish to try a local delicacy, a sautéed mopane worm, for which you will receive a certificate as proof.

From Kasane: Victoria Falls Day Trip (Zimbabwe side)

8. From Kasane: Victoria Falls Day Trip (Zimbabwe side)

After pickup at your accommodation in Kasane, pass through the Botswana border then the Zimbabwe border. Once all immigration processes are complete, hit the road to spend the day exploring Victoria Falls, known by the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya — "The Smoke That Thunders." In the morning, visit and view the falls from the many different viewpoints, after which you'll be transported to a restaurant of your choice to enjoy lunch. Once you've eaten, discover the local markets and do some shopping or simply admire the local curiosities. Later, explore the Victoria Falls Rainforest and see how the never never-ending rain from the shadow of the falls supports the development of a rich and diverse plant community, which in turn supports a diversity of insects, amphibians, birds, and mammals. After you have taken in all the beauty and magic of the falls, you'll be taken back to Kasane and dropped off at the lodge where you were picked up.

From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Zambezi Half-Day Rafting

9. From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Zambezi Half-Day Rafting

Choose the adventure of a lifetime by rafting in the famous Zambezi River. After being picked up from your hotel or lodge in Livingstone, sit back and relax as you drive in air-conditioned comfort to the entrance of Victoria Falls, your starting point for the day. After a comprehensive safety talk from your guide, set off on a small hike down to the Zambezi River where you will pass through spectacular basalt rocks and have the opportunity to take photos of the splendid views. Then, take to the water to start practicing the techniques you will need to tackle the rapids.  Once you are ready, you will tackle the first rapid of the day, 'the Boiling Pot'. Get drenched as you continue through the rapids, riding the Stairway to Heaven, Gulliver's Travel and the Washing Machine in a non-stop heart-pumping adventure down the river. Once you reach the small rapids, you can choose to swim the Zambezi River for a final splash in the water. Finish the day by hiking back up the gorge where a delicious lunch and refreshments will await you before you transferral back to Livingstone. 

From Victoria Falls: Livingstone Island Tour & Devils Pool

10. From Victoria Falls: Livingstone Island Tour & Devils Pool

Relax as you are taken by minibus across the border into Zambia to the Royal Livingstone Hotel for a detailed safety briefing before a 5-minute boat ride to Livingstone Island. Your guide will navigate through the Zambezi River current heading towards the column of spray rising from the Falls. Once you get to rocky Livingstone Island, the staff will welcome you with a traditional African energy drink. Your guide will take you first to the eastern side of the island to view Rainbow Falls and the Horseshoe.  Discover the island’s western side to see the Main Falls, where you’ll enjoy the magnificent torrent of water cascading over the basalt edge of the falls.  This unique view of Victoria Falls offers a perspective completely different from that of the Zimbabwean side of the canyon. As the morning sun hits the mist rising from the falls, expect to see stunning rainbows. Have the chance to swim in the Devil's Pool, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your guide will lead as you swim upstream in a slow current. Sit at the edge of the falls and Devil's Pool, gazing at Victoria Falls, as immense water torrents flow just feet away.  When you return to Livingstone Island, fill up on a traditional bush breakfast before your journey back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 549 reviews

It was sensational, Prince Tee was a great great guide - please keep treating him well as I’m sure you are! We were collected and dropped off with no issues, and had an enjoyable open top ride in the car before exploring the park

We have enjoyed every minute since we stepped onto the boat, the atmosphere, the vibe, the people, the food and drinks were just out of this world and just seeing the beautiful sunset was truly amazing

Food was pretty good, views were very beautiful. Staff were also super nice and maybe did a great job. Overall it was better than simply going to the falls when you are here.

Cruise was well coordinated and we saw a variety of wildlife on board. Quick bites were decent, overall a pleasant ride and lovely sunset to top off the Zim experience.

Amazing experience huge rapids, was a thrilling experience. The guide was great and prevented us falling out a few times!