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Victoria Falls from the air, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls

Although the magnificent sight of the Falls is the main reason to visit, the town is also a focal point for action-packed fun with activities.

The town of Victoria Falls lies on the southern bank of the Zambezi River at the western end of the Victoria Falls.

Activities in the area include a “Flight of Angels” helicopter ride over the falls, white water river rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, elephant back safaris and gentle sundowner cruises along the Zambezi.

Rainbow, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

When to go

The falls are most impressive just after the rains, from May to June but later in the year up to November you will have a chance to enjoy most of the activities which are not available during the “flood” period.

Helicopter ride, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Rafting, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Water safari, Things to do Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

What to do in Victoria Falls

This dramatic landscape forms the perfect backdrop to a number of activities, ranging from relaxed to thrill-seeking. In the air, take a helicopter flight over the falls or cross over to the Zambian side and fly low over the gorge in a microlight.

On the river, canoe above the falls, take a jet boat safari just below or venture downstream for some white-water rafting. Less adventurous options include sunset cruises on the Zambezi, fishing trips and visits to Livingstone Island.

On land, visit local villages, buy locally-made souvenirs or set out on game drives through Zambezi National Park


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Cycle Tour

Join a guide for a cycling tour around the falls. Pass by ancient baobabs, take in spectacular views of the Batoka Gorge and even cross the iconic bridge.

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Visit the Falls

Visit ‘the smoke that thunders’, walking between viewpoints for different perspectives of this natural wonder.

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Helicopter Flight

Take to the skies for a bird’s-eye view. A helicopter offers the best way to appreciate the sheer scale of the falls.

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Sundowner Cruise

Take a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Sip on sundowner cocktails whilst looking out for hippos, crocodiles and elephants.

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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.

Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.

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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. My desire to see more led me to work as a guide for AndBeyond, first in South Africa, then in Tanzania as the company expanded. Here, I lived and worked in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro, guiding and running safari camps.

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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.

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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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