Things to do in Victoria Falls (5 minute read)

(Last Updated On: July 11, 2022)

Whether you find yourself in Victoria Falls at the start or end of your safari through East or Southern Africa, why not take advantage of all this incredible location has to offer? Whether you are an adventure seeker or a wildlife enthusiast, here are our top picks for things to do in Victoria Falls town.  

Experience Victoria Falls on foot or from above with an adrenaline fuelled microlight flight
Experience the majesty of Victoria Falls by foot, or with an adrenaline-fuelled microlight flight over its cascades

For adventure seekers: Take a micro-light flight over Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the Natural Seven Wonders of the World. The legendary falls and rising mist of ‘the smoke that thunders’ are certainly a sight to behold. There are plenty of ways to experience the majesty and awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Falls. But a bird’s eye view is perhaps the most spectacular. If you are feeling brave and have got your acrophobia in check, why not opt for an incredible microlight flight over the falls? Go airborne for 15 minutes in an open-air cockpit. You’ll feel the wind in your hair and the cooling mist on your cheeks. You’ll also enjoy unparalleled views of this natural wonder.

For animal lovers: Go for a walk with lions 

The thrill of spotting your first lion on safari is truly memorable. And while seeing these big cats in their natural environment is a truly fascinating experience nothing quite compares to walking side by side with a young lion – or maybe two. Less than a half-hour drive from Victoria Falls you can find the Lion Encounter conservation program. This charity works to secure the future of the African lion. Venture out with the cubs as they build up their confidence in their natural surroundings. The animals here are all in the process of being reared for a return to the wild.

For adrenaline junkies: Go white water rafting on the Zambezi

Weaving its way through six countries, the mighty Zambezi River is the fourth largest river in Africa. It’s home to impressive waterfalls, towering gorges, and incredible rapids. One of the best activities to do in Victoria Falls for adrenaline junkies is to spend an exhilarating day tackling Grade 5 white water rapids on a stretch of the river just outside of Victoria Falls. Fully escorted by a professional, qualified guide of course. No previous experience is required; all you need is a dash of courage, a sense of humour, and readiness to get soaked!

For wildlife enthusiasts: Horse riding safari

Home to an abundance of wildlife with a spectacular landscape of savannah grasslands, tall forests, and floodplains, a safari through Zambezi National Park is not to be missed. For something a little different, a few hours of horseback riding through this gorgeous setting is the ideal way to really get up close and personal with some of Africa’s most incredible creatures.

Many of our Africa safari tours start or end in Victoria Falls. So, you can explore this unique destination alongside a safari to see the Big Five and much more besides. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today for more information. 

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