Whether you find yourself in Victoria Falls at the start or end of your overland 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 adventure seekers: Take a micro-light flight over Victoria Falls
As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the legendary falls and rising mist of ‘the smoke that thunders’ are certainly a sight to behold. And while there are plenty of ways to experience the majesty and awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Falls, a bird’s eye view is perhaps the most spectacular. If you are feeling brave and have got your acrophobia in check, they why not opt for an incredible microlight flight over the falls. Go airborne for 15 minutes in an open-air cockpit, with the wind in your hair and cooling mist on your cheeks for 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 a young lion – or maybe two. Less than a half hour drive from Victoria Falls you can find the Lion Encounter conservation program, which works to secure the future of the African lion. Here you can venture out with the cubs as they build up their confidence in their natural surroundings, learning how to stalk and hunt, before they are re-introduced back into 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 in Africa and home to impressive waterfalls, towering gorges and incredible rapids. Adrenaline junkies can spend an exhilarating day tackling Grade 5 white water rapids on a stretch of the river just outside of Victoria Falls, with the leadership of a professional guide. 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.