Things to do in Victoria Falls

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Planning a trip to Victoria Falls and not sure about things to do in Victoria Falls? Victoria Falls, the seventh natural wonder of the world, is one of those places that must be seen to be believed. On my last trip there, I spent five days in Victoria Falls (also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya or “The Smoke That Thunders”). Here’s everything you need to know for your own adventure at this famous natural wonder of the world.

The best time to visit Victoria Falls

The best time to visit Victoria Falls depends on the Victoria Falls activities you are interested in. Our last visit was during the dry season when it’s not as wet, but we still managed to get soaked from the mist. If you want to have a great experience of the falls, wildlife and other Victoria Falls activities then try to go from May to October.

Zipline over Victoria Falls

things to do in Victoria Falls

Ziplining through the African skies over Victoria Falls is a thrill-seeker’s dream come true. One of the longest zipline in the world, it runs from the cliff edge above the Zambezi River and ends at a platform just below the spray of one of the falls. It’s an exhilarating experience that must be done at least once in your life!

Zambezi sunset cruise

Zambezi sunset cruise
Photo: Pure Africa Limited

The Zambezi sunset cruise is a great way to see the falls at sunset and watch them change colors in front of you. On your Zambezi River cruise, you might get lucky and see a hippo or two. You will also get to see wildlife along the river that would be hard to find by yourself, such as crocodiles, elephants and buffalo.

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Helicopter ride over the falls

Victoria Falls scenic flight
Photo: Livingstone’s Adventures

The Victoria Falls scenic flight or the flight of angels Victoria Falls is one of the best things to do in the adventure capital of Africa. You can choose one of the many helicopter companies in Vic Falls, but one of the best companies is Shearwater Victoria Falls.

The flight over Victoria Falls takes about 15 minutes and will take you over the falls, giving you a different perspective than that which is afforded by ground transport or even a boat ride. Helicopter rides to the top and bottom of the falls are also available; these typically last 20-30 minutes, but some companies offer longer tours if time permits.

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White water river rafting Victoria Falls

White water rafting
Photo by Maano Adventures

If you’re up for a challenge, white-water river rafting is the way to go. It’s not for everyone, but if you’re looking for a thrill and want to do something adventurous in Victoria Falls, this is it. Rafting involves floating down calm stretches of river while paddling through rapids that spray mist off the water like geysers around you. You’ll get soaked from head to toe, so bring shorts or swimsuits and flip-flops or sandals that can get wet without ruining your trip. There are two main companies offering this Victoria Falls tour: Shearwater Victoria Falls and Maano Adventures.

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Visit Vulture Culture

Vultures are a protected species in Zimbabwe. They are a major tourist attraction and part of the local culture. There are many Vulture restaurants and tours that let you get up close to these birds, which are also a big part of the economy.

Bungee jumping Victoria Falls

Bungee jumping
Photo: Tamuka Travel

Adrenaline junkies are welcome to do one of the highest bungee jump in the world. The Victoria Falls bungee jump height is 111 meters. There are two ways to do this bungee jumping activity: one with a guide and one without. The guided tour takes about 20 minutes and costs US$100-$150 per person (depending on group size), while the self-guided experience takes between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on how much time you spend taking pictures of yourself doing it.

See Victoria Falls

You can see Victoria Falls from either the top or the bottom. If you choose to see it from below, you’ll need to take a boat trip or helicopter ride. You may also opt to walk down into Zambia and see the falls from there.

Where is the best view of Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls

The question about where is the best view of Victoria Falls is one that we often get asked. As far as I’ve been able to determine, neither option is better than the other: they both offer unique perspectives on the landscape and its beauty. Seeing Victoria Falls from below offers an opportunity to observe some of its smaller details—the rocks and boulders that make up its basalt walls, for example—while viewing it from above allows you to appreciate how vast this natural wonder actually is.

The choice between viewing Victoria Falls from above or below depends on what kind of experience you’re looking for. If you want a more intimate look at all parts of this impressive site without missing any details along the way, then going up close may be more appropriate for what you’re hoping for (and if not, then go ahead!). On the other hand, if seeing vast landscapes with sweeping vistas sounds like something that would appeal more before making an actual decision between options, consider booking yourself onto one last piece: walking down into Zambia! This means hiking along paths carved out by locals who have been doing so since time immemorial; climbing over rocks; crossing streams… It is strenuous work but well worth it when compared against having missed out on seeing such stunning landscapes due

Devils pool Victoria Falls

devils pool victoria falls
Photo: Tamuka Travel

Devil’s Pool is a natural pool in the Zambezi River, which flows through Zambia and Zimbabwe on its way to Mozambique. It is located downstream from Victoria Falls and is surrounded by cliffs. The area surrounding Devil’s Pool was once reserved for royal families only, but now it has been opened to everyone who wants to go there and enjoy the exhilarating experience of swimming in cold water while being buffeted by strong currents.

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Is Devils pool safe?

There are several things that you need to know before going there. It’s not recommended that you swim here. The water can be as cold as 32 degrees Celsius, making it quite dangerous for those who aren’t experienced swimmers or cannot withstand cold temperatures well enough. The pool itself is deep and has strong currents, so if you’re planning on diving into this natural wonder, make sure you’re an expert at both. Children under 18 years of age are not allowed into Devil’s Pool unless accompanied by an adult (who must also be over 18).

Read more about Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls.

Boma dinner Victoria Falls

the boma victoria falls
Photo: The Boma Victoria Falls

Boma dinner and drum show is a memorable experience never to miss out during your Victoria Falls visit. The Boma dinner menu includes a 4-course traditional African meal experience. A variety of mouth watering dishes will be served while enjoying great entertainment from the dancers and drummers.

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Conclusion

Whether you want to swim in an infinity pool, zipline over a waterfall, or visit the largest vulture diner around, there are lots of fun things to do at Victoria Falls. And that’s just the beginning! In fact, if you’re feeling like you need some time away from it all, a relaxing safari might be just what you need. Of course, no matter where your trip takes you on this incredible adventure through Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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