Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

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Travel to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

The sight of Victoria Falls in full flow is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. A foaming mile of water crashes into a deep gorge to release a tower of spray – Mosi-oa-Tunya in the local language: the Smoke that Thunders.

It’s an iconic destination, easy to get to and rich in experience. Many Botswana and Namibia safaris end with a grand finale at Victoria Falls Zimbabwe; after all, Victoria Falls lies just 70 kilometres from Botswana’s world-famous Chobe River. And the most reliable all-year round views are from the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls.

Surrounded by game reserves, Victoria Falls lies at the heart of the southern Africa safari experience; hippos snort from the river upstream from the falls, elephants and buffalo gather at local waterholes and the birdlife is prolific. It is also Africa’s adventure capital, home to the world’s best one-day white-water rafting as well as bungee jumping and elephant-back safaris. You can go on game drives, explore the river by canoe, walk with friendly lion cubs and end the day with a sunset boat cruise. There are local communities to visit and get involved with too.

The Zambezi River is the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia; Victoria Falls is thus ‘shared’ between the two countries. Adventure and safari activities are generally available on both sides of the river and it’s easy to get from one country to the other if you need to. A bridge connects the two sides and if you buy the excellent-value Univisa, you can cross the border as often as you like.

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe is more developed than the Zambian side. The bustling town of Victoria Falls sits near the waterfall and several of its hotels are within strolling distance of the main viewing site. A town accessed by road or air, this is where you’ll find hotel accommodation as well as safari lodges located out of town on private reserves. The views of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side are more varied and extensive, and you’ll see water going over the falls throughout the year. You’ll also spot antelope, monkeys and birds in the local rainforest as you make your way between viewing points.

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TOP EXPERIENCES

THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT THE FALLS

1. See “Smoke that Thunders”

Whether you go on foot or take to the air in a plane or micro light, make sure you see Victoria Falls close up. Ask us about getting the best views for the time of year.

2. Cruise the River

The best way to end the day: a Zambezi river cruise delivers the right balance of wildlife, scenery & comfort, topped off with a sunset & your favourite chilled drink.

3. – 1 … 2 … 3 … Bungee!

You can bungee jump all over the world but this 100 metre drop is one of the biggest & has nothing less than Victoria Falls as its backdrop.

4. Go White-water Rafting

Visit between August & December for rafting at its best. With nearly half its rapids classed as top-of-the-range Grade 5, the Zambezi River is an unforgettable roller coaster ride.

5. Take a Heli-ride

Our favourite way of enjoying the spectacular drama of Victoria Falls. On a helicopter safari you’ll be on the lookout for hippos & elephants as you fly above the Zambezi.

6. Dive into Devil’s Pool

Not for the faint-hearted! A boat trip to Livingstone Island & then a careful walk to the very edge of the falls & your destination: Devil’s Pool, overlooking the abyss.

7. Ride with Elephants

Travel to a sanctuary for the ultimate in elephant encounters: you’ll feed orphaned babies, pose for jumbo-sized selfies & then go game viewing atop of a friendly adult.

8. Walk with Lions

Big cat fans can’t miss this opportunity to walk in the African bush with habituated lion cubs; their playful, curious nature will leave you with lifelong memories.

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Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

I have a severe intolerance to chemical products such a fabric softener. This can create difficulties when you travel. But the team at Safari Online made sure that all the destinations on our itinerary met our unusual demands. Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. Tongazebi was one place we stayed in a tree house amazing and friendly place our safari was in Savanna Lodge an incredible place to stay and amazing safari we got to see the big five and many others birds and animals. All very close you would not believe how close you get to the wildlife. We are so happy that this was organised for as we have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
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Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Actually got to see the Big 5 which was perfect. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

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From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from safari-online.com. Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip.
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The lodges itself, the service, the food, the kids (8+10) care and the animal world. All the connections by plane, boat and car were perfectly organized. There was always a responsible person waiting for us. We felt very special from the first to the last day. We highly recommend safari-online.com and we’ll do our next Wilderness tour definitely with them.

Lukas (Germany)
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I have so many wonderful things to say about Walter and Safari Online that I don’t even know where to begin! Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
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Safari Online have been nothing but professional and incredible from the time we made our first enquiry to the last day of our stunning holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Walter. We are now starting to plan our next family Safari for 2019. Guess who we will be booking with??? Safari Online we hope you are ready!!!!!

Penni (AU)
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Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved.
Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on! This year we went back to Luangwa and had a terrific six days there. It was very dry so a slightly different environment than in past years when we have found October to be more conducive to wildlife viewing. Walter couldn’t have done more for us!

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