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Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe Culinary & nightlife

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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: Sunset Cruise and Dinner at The Eatery

2. Victoria Falls: Sunset Cruise and Dinner at The Eatery

Make the most of your time on the Zambezi River and join a sunset cruise followed by a gourmet meal served under the canopy of the night sky. Your evening begins as you board the Zambezi Explorer for a river cruise to watch the sunset. Admire breathtaking views as the day slowly draws to a close and the world around you is bathed in warm amber light. Meander through the watery wilderness, passing small river islands and lush vegetation with the spray of the Victoria Falls in the background. Once the sun has set and the skies darken, head back to the Pure Africa Waterfront for the next leg of your African experience. Sit down to a delicious three-course al fresco dinner at The Eatery. Enjoy leisurely dining at its best, listening to the sounds of the African bush at night as you savor the gourmet dishes prepared by the chef.

Victoria Falls: Steam Train Ride with Dinner

3. Victoria Falls: Steam Train Ride with Dinner

Embark on an adventure and hop on a Steam Train that departs from The Victoria Falls Station, situated behind the Victoria Falls Hotel. Marvel at the hotel that was built in 1904 to accommodate the workers building the Cape to Cairo Railway Line and the Victoria Falls Bridge.  Be welcomed with a refreshing drink upon arrival to the station, a red carpet will lead guests to the train and the locomotive will be ‘in steam’: the perfect opportunity to take some great photos. Travel to the Victoria Falls Bridge on this luxurious steam train. Head out to the Jafuta Siding, serving light snacks, followed by a gourmet meal and drinks. Sit back and relax this unique fine dining, safari experience. Get the ultimate dinner experience, invoking the glorious age of steam and a view of the world-famous Victoria Falls at sunset. Followed by the rarity of a steam train safari through the African bush to Jafuta siding.  Savor a four-course gourmet dinner, prepared by the chefs of Victoria Falls Hotel. Drinks are included in the ticket price, with the exception of spirits and champagne. After departure, the Steam Train makes its way through the bush and towards the Victoria Falls Bridge. Once on the bridge, you will be invited to step off the train and onto the Victoria Falls Bridge. From here you will be able to watch the sunset behind the Victoria falls before you make your way back to the station. After sunset, the train will depart the bridge for its journey back to Victoria Falls Station where it will refill with water before steaming out to Jafuta Siding. Stop at Jafuata Siding for about an hour before making its return journey to the Victoria Falls Station platform. Your train will return at the Victoria Falls Station Platform at approximately 9:45 PM.

Victoria Falls: Boma Dinner and Drum Show

4. 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.

Victoria Falls: Night Game Drive and 3-Course Bush Dinner

5. Victoria Falls: Night Game Drive and 3-Course Bush Dinner

Game viewing at night by spotlight offers a whole new experience in Victoria Falls that most tourists don’t get to see. Your journey begins with being picked up from your hotel at around 4:00 PM. You’ll be taken to a private reserve located approximately 7 miles from the center of town, here you will enjoy a late afternoon game drive until sunset. Meander in an open, well-kitted 4X4 vehicle through a changing landscape of scenic basalt plains, to the Kalahari sands, and teak forests of the Nakavango Private Game Reserve. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will share fascinating facts about the African bush, along with their experiences of living here. At sunset, you will stopover at a splendid vantage point to enjoy some drinks and snacks, stretch your legs and chat about the afternoon’s adventures with fellow travelers. At dusk, the spotlight comes out to give you the opportunity of seeing what happens at night in the African bush. The guided safari will take you through the natural African bush where you might spot species such as lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalos, leopards, jackals, hyenas, civets, servals, genets, night apes, honey badgers and more. This is the time to observe active predators and their constantly alert prey. If you are very lucky you might spot a lion on the prowl under the cover of darkness.  After approximately 1.5 hours, depending on the time of year, your guide will bring you back to a traditional open-air enclosure for a lovely dinner under the stars. The 3-course BBQ meal is complemented by wine, cold beer and light refreshments. Relish the atmosphere as you listen to wildlife calls and see the animals come to drink at the waterhole nearby. It’s one of the finest experiences, sitting outside under the star-studded African night sky, relaxing around an open fire with a delicious meal, a couple of drinks and good company. Your driver will drop you back to your hotel once the group is ready at around 10:00 PM.

Victoria Falls: 2-Hour Zambezi River Lunch Cruise

6. Victoria Falls: 2-Hour Zambezi River Lunch Cruise

Admire the beautiful Victoria Falls as you cruise along the Zambezi River. Choose a shared or private experience for this 2-hour journey aboard a boat where you will be served a three-course lunch. Relax and enjoy seasonal, fresh food and drinks as you admire panoramic views along the Zambezi River, the fourth-longest river in Africa. Sip on African wines while keeping a look out for elephants, and hippos, and basking in the midday quietness of the river.

Victoria Falls: Introductory Town Tour with Coffee Break

7. Victoria Falls: Introductory Town Tour with Coffee Break

Get to know Victoria Falls on an introductory tour of the town with a coffee break in the Lookout café. Feel like a local with the tips and suggestions offered by your guide. Meet your guide and follow them through Victoria Falls. Check out historic spots and learn from your guide as they provide informative commentary. Receive a wealth of knowledge on where to go out to eat and things to do on your own. Hop on let's have a refreshing cup of coffee at one of the best restaurants in town, situated at the of Africa the Look-Out Café, overlooking the famous historic bridge attached with bungee jumping and gorge swing while the coffee goes down. Have a cup of coffee overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge and feel the refreshing breeze from the Victoria Falls. Afterward, continue discovering the favorite hangouts of locals, where to shop for groceries, and see off-the-beaten-track locations.

Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls Full-Day Package

8. Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls Full-Day Package

Start your day of adventure with a convenient pick-up service from your accommodation. After a short meet and greet with your driver you will take a brief scenic drive to the heritage site of Victoria falls where all the fun begins. Arrive at the heritage site at roughly 8:30 AM. Once you arrive, you will see very quickly why this place is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. Mosi-oa-Tunya, as it is locally known, is the largest waterfall in the world. During your time here, your expert guides will take you to 16 viewing points that will optimize your ability to admire this spectacular location. Be prepared to see millions of liters of water cascading down the gorge as you hike to the Devil's Cataract. Throughout the tour, your professional guide will provide you with insight and knowledge on the geological formation of the falls, the perfect combination of fun and education. Take a drive to the souvenir market where you will spend half an hour. Peruse the shops, admire the trinkets, and maybe even take something home with you. Next, it's time for lunch. Stop by the Victoria Falls Hotel for a delicious barbeque in one of the finest hotels in the world, a 5-star location with service par-excellence. After you are full and ready to leave, you will be transferred to your accommodation to enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure. At approximately 3:00 PM, you will take a comfortable transfer to your sunset cruise destination. Enjoy the cruise over tranquil water as the sun sets beyond the horizon. Make the most of the happy hour drinks accompanied by finger-licking snacks. After your magical cruise, you will be transferred back to your accommodation for an evening of rest after a day of adventure.

Guided Day-Trip with Lunch to Victoria Falls from Kasane

9. Guided Day-Trip with Lunch to Victoria Falls from Kasane

This tour departs daily from Kasane, Botswana to Victoria Falls. Clients will be transferred to the Kazungula border where your Zimbabwean Guide will meet you. En route to the Victoria Falls, you may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’ where you may stop and take photos. Clients will be accompanied through the Rainforest by a qualified Cuckoo Safaris guide, who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, birds, and wildlife 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. Clients will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of our qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist you with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. After the falls you will enjoy lunch at the Lookout Café is perched 120m above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River, overhanging a giant chasm of the Batoka Gorge, just downriver of the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge, which forms part of it’s spectacular backdrop. The semi open-air café, apart from offering undoubtedly the best view in Victoria Falls, offers a fresh and tasty fare. High-wire attractions such as the Gorge Swing, Flying Fox, and Vic Falls Canopy Tour are operated from here. A daily tour designed for those enthusiastic shoppers on the look out for bargains and keen to try their hand at the African system of ‘barter-trade’. The tour visits open-air markets & crochet halls as well as a variety of gallery’s & shops selling everything under the sun – almost! Items on offer include all sorts of stone sculptures and authentic African art, local crochet, Zimbabwe hand-made textiles, wooden carvings, Zimbabwean jewellery and more. Clients are then returned to the Kazungula Border where they will be met by their Botswana Guide for their return transfer to their hotel in Kasane after a fun filled day.

Victoria Falls: Sunrise Cruise on the Zambezi River

10. Victoria Falls: Sunrise Cruise on the Zambezi River

Get picked up from your accommodation in Victoria Falls bright and early for your sunrise cruise on the Zambezi River. Choose between a continental and English Breakfast, drink a cup of freshly-brewed coffee, and marvel at the sunrise as Zimbabwe's brightly colored birds begin taking flight. Ask your captain to identify them for you.

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Absolutely amazing from start to finish! I’m so glad we booked this dinner cruise. The food was fantastic (I’m a vegetarian and had a delicious handmade pasta. The waiter even brought me an extra portion of starters!). Drinks were absolutely flowing and the table settings were beautiful. Every course was fabulous, and the crew were all so kind and took great care of us. Not to mention the incredible views of the African sunset over the Zambezi river. What more could you ask for?! The crew also sang at the end (I think…I was pretty toasted at that point!) Would 10000% recommend this dinner cruise. Thank you to the fantastic crew for an amazing memory and delicious meal.

An incredible evening being looked after by the crew at pure Africa. The food was delectable. If you are in Victoria Falls this cruise is a MUST! Not to mention the beauty of cruising down the Zambezi with the potential of spotting a few animals. This cruise is a fantastic way to spend the afternoon with loved ones.

Food was pretty good, views were very beautiful. Staff were also super nice and maybe did a great job. Overall it was better than simply going to the falls when you are here.

Pick was straight forward, friendly staff and a wonderful evening with great views and food! Couldn’t recommend enough!

Fantastic food and scenery. A privilege to experience.