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Victoria Falls: Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River

1. Victoria Falls: Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River

Board this dinner cruise and delight in the magical colors of the Zambezi River at dusk and enjoy a truly unique four-course dinner. This journey is ideal for food and nature lovers wanting it all. Savor the splendor of the setting sun as you embark from the Pure Africa Waterfront and head off into the evening. After your favorite drink is poured, you’ll be ushered to your set table where a delectable series of dishes freshly prepared on the boat and paired to premium drinks are served. Silhouettes of elephants against the sunset and hippos noisily grunting in the distance will most certainly add to the ambience.

Victoria Falls: Boma Dinner and Drum Show

2. Victoria Falls: Boma Dinner and Drum Show

At the moment you arrive, you'll be ceremoniously dressed in a chitenge (sarong), before being welcomed by traditional dancers and a mini face paint. Ladies are given dots on their cheeks to signify the beauty of African women, while men receive stripes defining the warrior look of African men. Then, you'll be ushered into the main enclosure, where your senses will be bombarded by the tastes, sights, and sounds of Africa. During the feast, the entertainment incorporates mbira music, traditional dancers, a local folk storyteller, a fortune teller, a hair braider, elaborate face painters, and souvenir sellers. But the highlight of the evening’s entertainment is the renowned, interactive drumming show beginning after dinner. Guests are each handed a djembe drum and given the opportunity to participate in the drumming show by learning a few rhythms. After the drumming show, you'll be invited to the dance floor to groove to the beat of the Africa drums. The evening is capped off with a group of a cappella singers serenading you with personalized, sweet melodies at your table. The meal begins with a shared starter platter, featuring mouth-watering specialities such as skewered peppered impala, smoked crocodile tail, and corn ciabatta and "nyimo" fritters. Then, make your way to the campfire for the chef’s freshly made soup of the day served with croutons and homemade bread. There is also a salad bar, featuring a variety of different offerings made from local organic produce, including sweet potato, legumes, nuts, and seeds, complimented by greens, dressings, and assorted breads. The main course features a braai (barbeque) buffet feast including pork fillet, beef, borewors, marinated chicken, game meatballs, and a spit roast-of-the-day served with peanut butter rice or sadza (a thick maize-meal porridge which is the local staple diet) and a variety of sauces. You may also tempt your taste buds with a traditional hunter’s stews or try the fish, Zambezi bream and kapenta (freshwater sardine). Vegetarian dishes include a vegetable stir fry, the chef’s daily pasta dish, homemade garlic bread, and roast potato wedges. Halal meals are also available. The adventurous may wish to try a local delicacy, a sautéed mopane worm, for which you will receive a certificate as proof.

Chobe Day Trip from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

3. Chobe Day Trip from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Botswana’s Chobe National Park, located on the banks of the scenic Chobe River, is home to one of the largest game concentrations in Africa. Experience the thrill of a game drive on the lookout for elephants and lions that populate the park. This full-day package from Victoria Falls, includes return transfers, breakfast and lunch, park entrance fees, local refreshments, a boat ride on the river, and a game drive. 7:30 AM: Transfer from Victoria Falls to the Kazungula border 8:30 AM: You’ll be met by a representative from the Botswana company at the border and assisted through immigration procedures, followed by transfer to the jetty 9:15 AM: Boat cruise on the Chobe River (cool box with mineral water and soft drinks on board) 12:30 PM: Lunch at any selected lodge in Kasane 1:30 PM: Game drive in Chobe National Park, with complimentary drinks on board 4:30 PM: Return to border for the transfer back to Victoria Falls 6:30 PM: Approximate arrival time in Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Day Trip with Lunch

4. Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Day Trip with Lunch

Explore Chobe National Park, One of the best game-viewing experiences and a must-do safari tour once you travel to Botswana. It is renowned for its variety of wildlife and particularly the large herds of elephants that can often be seen in the park and along the Chobe River. The tour departs daily from Victoria Falls town [Zimbabwe] & Livingstone town in Zambia to the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Upon pick up, Your guide will drive you about 1 hour to Kazungula border between Zimbabwe and Botswana, You will do our immigration formalities. The tour starts with the morning game cruise along Chobe River. Around the afternoon, you will have buffet lunch at the Chobe Safari Lodge/Chobe Marina Lodge. After lunch, you will board our open 4X4 safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of wildlife. This is one of the perfect chance to spot and search for the big 5. The day depends on guide knowledge of game, you can start with a game drive in an open 4 x 4 vehicle and finish with a boat cruise or vice versa. This depends on animal movement on the particular days.

Victoria Falls: Scenic Day Tour, Lunch and Helicopter Flight

5. Victoria Falls: Scenic Day Tour, Lunch and Helicopter Flight

Experience this all in one spectecular packaged day tour which starts daily in Victoria Falls. You will be picked up from your lodge to the Victoria Falls Rainforest Park. You will be guided through the Rainforest on each of the 16 view points, with your guide, who will give a brief history of the Victoria Falls [Mosi-oa-tunya] as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird, wildlife, cultural and historical information of the local people and other points of interest. It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality…and nothing prepares you for your first sight. After the falls tour your guide will transfer you to the Helipad for the helicopter flight over the mighty Victoria Falls. Here you will Experience and enjoy a bird's eye view of the whole Victoria Falls in the sky. the best way to complement the guided walk. You can collect and pay for your video and pictures of the helicopter flight. Soon after the Helicopter Short Flight, you will be transferred to the Lookout Café for lunch, here you will enjoy lunch seated at the the edge of the Batoka Gorges with magnificent views of the river, overlooking the Victoria falls bridge and the luxury Victoria Falls Hotel. Guides are also very happy to assist you with photographs whilst visiting all the points of interest. Once done with lunch you will be taken back to the hotel and probably pass through the Big Tree were you will take Pictures under the biggest and most oldest Tree in the region !

From Victoria Falls: Livingstone Island Tour & Devils Pool

6. From Victoria Falls: Livingstone Island Tour & Devils Pool

Relax as you are taken by minibus across the border into Zambia to the Royal Livingstone Hotel for a detailed safety briefing before a 5-minute boat ride to Livingstone Island. Your guide will navigate through the Zambezi River current heading towards the column of spray rising from the Falls. Once you get to rocky Livingstone Island, the staff will welcome you with a traditional African energy drink. Your guide will take you first to the eastern side of the island to view Rainbow Falls and the Horseshoe.  Discover the island’s western side to see the Main Falls, where you’ll enjoy the magnificent torrent of water cascading over the basalt edge of the falls.  This unique view of Victoria Falls offers a perspective completely different from that of the Zimbabwean side of the canyon. As the morning sun hits the mist rising from the falls, expect to see stunning rainbows. Have the chance to swim in one of the following pool at the edge of the Victoria falls depending with water level Devil's Pool, Rocky pool Angels pool or devils cataract pool a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your guide will lead as you swim upstream in a slow current. Sit at the edge of the falls , gazing at Victoria Falls, as immense water torrents flow just feet away.  When you return to Island, fill up on a breakfast before your journey back to your hotel.

From Victoria Falls: Zambezi Sunset Cruise

7. From Victoria Falls: Zambezi Sunset Cruise

Relax on a riverboat sipping on your beverage of choice watching the sun set over the African jungle. See all the the dusky gold’s and vibrant purples of the sunset reflected in the surface of the water. Catch the last moments of the day and the first moments of the evening, when owls emerge, crocodiles slip into the water and tiny silver stars blink in the sky. Once the boat departs from the jetty you will be taken down river towards the falls, spotting hippos, elephants and crocodiles along the way. You then head upstream and around the many islands in the middle of the river, which stretches up to 300 meters across. After taking in all the magic and seeing the sun set behind Zimbabwe over the plains, you make your way back to the jetty where your journey started. Enjoy many great photo opportunities against the often-spectacular African sunset.

Victoria Falls: Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

8. Victoria Falls: Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

Start your adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Victoria Falls. As you take off, experience a magical moment as you start to exit the helipad. Feel a sense of awe as you start to see the waterfalls inching closer. Soar over the upper Zambezi River, enjoying views of the falls from your window, and capture the falls from the left and right side as the helicopter completes its flips over the falls. Soak in the natural beauty of the Batoka Gorge on the Zambezi River as you fly downriver through steep cliffs. Fly over a long island on the Zambezi upstream from the falls, towards the Zambezi National Park, home to a wide variety of wildlife. Keep an eye out for elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, giraffes, kudus, and many other animals as you head back to the helipad. After the flight, enjoy a convenient drop-off at your lodge.

Victoria Falls: 2-Hour Luxury Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

9. Victoria Falls: 2-Hour Luxury Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

Enjoy pickup from your Victoria Falls hotel then head to the waterfront of the vibrant Zambezi River where your vessel for the evening awaits. The tour begins with a friendly greeting from the staff and a welcome drink as you find your seats in the modern lounge and dine on freshly prepared canapés. The cruise then sets sails upstream along the mighty Zambezi River, the fourth longest river in Africa. From the boat, admire the array of wildlife that flourishes along the river and watch out for elephants bathing on the riverbanks, crocodiles lazing on the water, and hippos submerging here and there. As the sun begins to set, watch as the surrounding landscape is transformed by the colors of the sky, and soak up the incredible atmosphere of the river. Next, head back towards the imposing Victoria Falls and see its spray in the distance. After 2 hours of sailing and an unforgettable sunset, arrive back at the waterfront for transfer to your hotel. Choose from a lower Luxury Deck or the Signature Deck. The Luxury Decks are refurbished with generous lounge seating and views through sun bleached UV-protected curtains that gently hold back the afternoon breeze. The Signature Deck is the uppermost level of the ship. The signature deck is pure extravagance with gourmet hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and premium beverages served by a dedicated mixologist.

Zimbabwe & Zambia: Guided Tour of the Falls from Both Sides

10. Zimbabwe & Zambia: Guided Tour of the Falls from Both Sides

Get to experience the very best that Victoria Falls has to offer on a guided tour that takes you to see the falls from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides. Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup from Livingston or Victoria Falls, visit different viewpoints, and stop at a local market to buy souvenirs. Start your tour of one of the world's most dramatic waterfalls with a pickup from your hotel. Then, drive out to view this magnificent natural wonder from both sides of the border. The Victoria Falls are part of the Zambezi River, which runs 2,574 kilometers. The waterfall lies almost exactly halfway along the river, with the Zambezi continuing beyond the falls and flowing into the Indian Ocean. Join your guide as you travel to a scenic lookout and learn other interesting facts about Victoria Falls. Feel the power of the water flowing from the river above and discover why locals refer to this waterfall as the smoke that thunders. Take a guided tour of Victoria Falls from either the Zambian or Zimbabwean side (cost not included) and learn about the history of this important natural wonder. Round out your tour with a stop at a local market and pick out the perfect souvenir from one of the vendors. End your tour with a comfortable ride back to your accommodation. 

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What people are saying about Victoria Falls Town

Oh wow! is all we can say. Samantha was the perfect host. The whole team was very professional en friendly. The food was exceptional, the view - something we will never forget. We didn’t manage to see a lot of animals, only hippos. Leo our driver that did the transport was great, very funny and kept us entertained on the way there and back. Well done guys, it was truly a very special experience.

Whatever you do, do not miss this activity. It is completely worth it in every way. Well coordinated. Worth the money. Free drinks and light snacks but enough to keep you full. Great staff. Thanks!!

The dinner cruise was so enjoyable. Each of the staff members was attentive and professional. I enjoyed the food and the accommodations. It was a pleasant evening and the sunset was beautiful.

It was a great evening. Romantic evening atmosphere, excellent food and very friendly service. Can just be recommended.

The only thing missing from the voucher was the pickup time. But everything still worked out well.