Best activities and attractions in Victoria Falls

Looking after hot new travel places ? Victoria Falls may be the place you are thinking about. The absolute best way to round out any day in Victoria Falls – or in Africa for that reason – is on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi, in a national park, with sundowners. Whilst all activity operators offer a Zambezi river cruise option (often as an add-on), the Zambezi Explorer is just in a class above the rest. The top two decks are restricted in customers to ensure everyone has a riverside seat. Waiters serve unlimited drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and a variety of canapes (it’s practically a dinner cruise!) are served throughout the 3 hour round trip. From the boat you see hippos and crocodiles – and if you’re lucky – elephants and giraffes too! This is hand’s down one of my favorite experiences in the whole of Africa and one of the best spots for viewing a Zambezi river sunsets.

And last but not least, the Devils Pools trip is definitely one of the best things to do in Victoria Falls. Not as physically demanding as some of the other activities on this list, this excursion still requires nerves of steel as you’ll essentially walk to the lip of the falls on the Zambian side and enjoy bathing in a pool that sits on the very edge of the falls before it spills over into the ravine. Combined with either breakfast, lunch or dinner, I reckon this is one of the most memorable things to do in Victoria Falls… and it ought to be for the price! That said, it’s not every day – or possibly for much longer – thaT you get to sit on the edge of one of the 7 natural wonders of the world! See additional info on Book Victoria Falls Hotels.

The deafening roar of the waters and the towering mists that can be seen for miles away led to its traditional name Mosi-oa-Tunya, “the smoke that thunders.” When Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone came upon the cascades in 1855, he named them after Queen Victoria of England, but “the smoke that thunders” still says it best.

High Wire Activities – Zipline, Gorge Swing & Flying Fox: Take it a notch down with the hire wire activities at Vic Falls. The tamest option, the Flying Fox zipline ride, is a good place to start. Slide across the 200 metre-wide gorge about 120 metres above the floor or the gorge. For this daring cable slide, you are attached to a high-wire in a face-down position (like you’re flying) or sitting in a harness. Although the Flying Fox is less hair-raising than the other high wire activities it still pumps up your adrenaline levels and delivers stunning views. To take the fear factor up a notch try the longer zipline ride which runs 425m across the gorge, starting out at about 120 metres above the floor of the gorge. They say you reach speeds of up to 106 km’s on the Zip Line Ride, as it runs downhill at an angle. Next level of daring – the Gorge Swing, like the Bridge Swing but jumping off the 120-metre high edge of the gorge. Start with a heart-stopping 70-metre freefall before swinging 95 metres across Batoka Gorge. Woohoo! You can also do the zip line rides and gorge swinging in tandem to share the thrills. Read additional details on