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Victoria Falls from the air, Zimbabwe

Livingstone

This small town on the edge of the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls is a hub for activities and adventure.

Livingstone offers a wonderful final stage to a safari in Botswana, Zambia or Zimbabwe sometimes offering an alternative to a seaside resort. Only a few lodges and camps have been built along the banks of the Upper Zambezi River, all of which are ideal for visits to the nearby Victoria Falls.

For the intrepid, there is an opportunity to go white water rafting, canoeing or bungee jumping and you can take a Flight of Angels over the Falls by helicopter or micro-light.

View at night, Tongabezi, Livingstone
Tongabezi, Livingstone, Zambia
Aerial View, The Royal Livingstone, Livingstone, Zambia
The Royal Livingstone, Livingstone, Zambia
Rafting, Livingstone, Zambia
Rafting, Livingstone, Zambia

A little more about Livingstone

Stay close enough to town to be able to engage in all the activities offered in the area. Especially exciting is visiting Devil’s Pool, which can only be done from the Zambian side.

A change of clothes is a must if you are visiting the falls in the months of April or May as the spray will drench you. May to November offers the best viewing of the falls, with May possibly being wet. Most activities are available from June to November.

Victoria Falls, Zambia
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls

Described by the Kololo tribe as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, the Smoke that Thunders, Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight, shared between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Many people claim that the view is more impressive from the Zambian side, with the added attraction of having far fewer tourists than the Zimbabwean side.

Columns of spray can be seen from miles away, as 546 million cubic metres of water per minute plummet over the edge at the height of the flood season, into a deep gorge over 100 metres below. A path along the edge of the falls provides unparalleled views of this natural wonder, although be prepared to be drenched by the spray.

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Heli-Adventure

Take a heli-flip over the Victoria Falls at sunset. Or, alternatively, try a flight in a microlight for a different perspective.

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Victoria Falls

Visit the famous Victoria Falls, which is split between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Cross over the border for views from the other side.

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Outdoor Adventures

Try the huge variety of activities and adventures in and around the falls. These include zip lining, rafting, bungee jumping and more.

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Cruise the Zambezi

Explore the Zambezi River by canoe or test your mettle by rafting the rapids.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management.

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Chris Johnston

25 years ago, my first trip to Africa took on a life of its own. I planned for three months, I stayed for two years. Whilst there, I was mistaken for a priest, attacked by sharks and arrested. Yet the countless, clattering journeys opened my eyes to the beauty of the landscapes and the grace of the people. My recent trips are undoubtedly more comfortable, but the welcome is as warm as ever and the best experiences are still those I never see coming.

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Overall another amazing trip from Steppes Travel. We saw so many different sights and had so many new experiences. Would always highly recommend Steppes.

Steppes Travel

Jackie listened very carefully to our requirements and followed them to the letter. Couldn’t have asked for more.

Zambia

Very content with the prompt response to all my questions and the positive can-do vibes from Illona.

Zimbabwe

Bridget could not have been more helpful in organising all aspects of our trip, she was very knowledgeable about the country and was able to select a fantastic trip which worked well for the whole family.

Zimbabwe

Jackie listened very carefully to our requirements and followed them to the letter. Couldn't have asked for more

Zimbabwe

The advice from Steppes was brilliant- finding us 2 wonderful contrasting camps & a visit to Victoria Falls to finish - we had an amazing trip

Zambia

Detailed, speedy communications from Illona at all stages of the booking

Zambia

A very well balanced itinerary extremely well executed.

Zambia

Right from the first contact, it was clear Chris understood the kind of trip we wanted and his expert advice ensured we were able to plan and experience the perfect trip. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Chris and the rest of the Steppes team.

Uganda

Communication was particularly good and helpful when flight changes occurred during trip, and we needed support through an unplanned connection city

Uganda

We had an amazing trip and would do it again. While I indicated that we would not travel back to Tanzania, that is not a reflection on Tanzania, but rather our interest in exploring other places before making a return trip.

Tanzania

We have had some fantastic experiences with Steppes in the past, but have to say this trip was really up there. The lodge suggested by Ilona was amazing, transfers were fantastic, the communication beforehand from both Ilona and Vanessa was wonderful and the help we received when we had one small hiccup at our first hotel was outstanding. Thanks so much.

Tanzania

Itinerary gave a brilliant cross-section of Tanzanian wildlife and habitat.

Tanzania

Travel documentation was excellent - particularly the hard copies, which very useful on the road when access to the electronic version was not easily accessible. The hardcopies certainly impressed others in the group!

Sudan

Illona and her team were excellent, keeping me well informed, acting very promptly and extremely helpful.

Sudan

Illona and Ali put together a great holiday. The attention to detail made the experience a truly memorable one.

Sudan

The itinerary put together was excellent and surpassed our expectations. The last-minute pre-trip call from Bridget to make sure we had everything and for us to ask about any last-minute queries was welcome and very reassuring.

South Africa

I know from previous experience that Illona knows the country very well, and that is why I let her make the judgements about where best to stay, and I even change my mind about places, based on her advice. I get the photographs I want, because of this expertise and so it really adds value to my holiday. The advice was more than vindicated on this latest trip.

South Africa

An excellent holiday well organised with personal help from Illona. Always available to answer my questions. Everything worked like clockwork whilst in South Africa.

South Africa

Best trip Chris has put together for me.

Rwanda

Jackie was as excited as I was before my trip - I had an amazing time.

Rwanda

Chris gave us great recommendations. Good organisation and service. Added my son to the trip and it all worked very well.

Rwanda

We have had a fantastic experience with Steppes - thank you so much!

Reunion Island

We found the itinerary excellent and the places we visited / experiences exceeded our expectations. Documentation and briefing from both Steppes and their partner in Namibia was excellent.

Namibia

Illona put together a really good itinerary less than 6 weeks before departure. She was very efficient, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Illona has arranged African trips for us before and she was as committed and helpful as ever.

Namibia

Jackie knew about the skeleton coast trip and was able to advise us on the suitability for a 10-year-old.

Namibia

As always, meticulously planned and well-presented.

Mozambique

This was a first-class trip in every way, meeting all that we hoped for. At Vamizi, we had outstandingly comfortable accommodation, terrific in-house service, and great diving and snorkelling.

Mozambique

Lots of information; and the trip was very well planned and easy to book.

Mozambique

A pleasure dealing with Steppes as always. Quick, efficient responses and a feeling that you are the only client they are dealing with!

Mauritius

Chris was very knowledgeable and clearly has a love of Madagascar. It was great to talk the itinerary through with him. Both he and Deborah were very prompt in responding to my questions. I really appreciate having a digital copy of the itinerary.

Madagascar

I have used Steppes travel in the past for quite a few trips. Though slightly more on the price side, the holidays are well planned and executed. Local guides are very knowledgeable

Madagascar

Chris and Illona's enthusiasm for the destination coupled with knowledge on the ground ensured we stayed at great places and saw a varied perspective of the country.

Madagascar

Chris J and `the team` were absolutely first class in every direction.

Kenya

You created an amazing adventure for me!

Kenya

Bridget was extremely knowledgable and gave expert advice on everything we asked no matter how trivial our questions were! She even advised on the type of luggage and packing suggestions which was brilliant!!

Kenya

Illona was very efficient and helpful and clearly knew the country well.

Ethiopia

We were kept very well informed right up until we left for our trip. We were alerted to a better flight home and had all the documents we needed to take with us.

Ethiopia

No words can accurately describe the service afforded by Bridget. She solved problems that weren't of her making which resulted in saving my holiday!

Ethiopia

Felt extremely well looked after. Overall excellent service. Couldn't be better.

Eritrea

As always with Steppes I was very happy with everything. This was one of my favourite trips. Thank you.

Eritrea

Steppes really seemed genuinely interested in my requirements and did their utmost to ensure that they were met. I couldn't praise them highly enough.

Chad

I cannot fault the efficiency, consideration and imagination of Steppes travel

Botswana

It was clear that Steppes had good in-depth knowledge of the countries visited and any queries we had were quickly answered

Botswana

Bridget is amazing and very knowledgable. We travel very often and rarely use travel agents. We plan on working with Bridget again as we found it very helpful!

Botswana

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