6-Day Victoria Falls

Overview

Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world. Locals call it Mosi-oa-Tunya “he Smoke Which Thunders,” or Chongue “The Place of the Rainbow”. When this waterfall was discovered by explorer David Livingstone, he said it was the most beautiful sight in Africa and named it after the Queen of England.

Although most of the waterfall is located in Zambia, it has the best view from Zimbabwe. You will see the waterfall from the ground, from a bird’s eye view, meet the sunset on the Zambezi River. In addition, the waterfall gives you the opportunity to experience extreme sports. Here you can go rafting, bungee jumping and take the most spectacular flight over the falls on a zipline.

Trip Details

  • Trip Outline
  • Trip Includes
  • Trip Excludes
  • Booking
  • FAQ
  • This tour starts and ends in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 
  • We can book your international flights
  • Fly to Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) in Victoria Falls
  • Fly back from Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) in Victoria Falls
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Itineraries

Day 1

Victoria Falls

Transfer Victoria Falls Airport to Nkosi Guest Lodge

15:50 - Pick up from your hotel for Sunset Cruise Zambezi River.
A sunset cruise on the Zambezi is the only way to end the day in Victoria Falls. On River Song you can enjoy the scenery and the wildlife of the Zambezi in the lap of luxury. Relax on one of our sofas or comfortable chairs as the sunsets on one of the most beautiful and picturesque rivers in the world. Sightings of hippo, elephant and crocodiles are common on the river. With a bar on each deck and attentive waiting staff you will never have to wait for a drink. Our staff will also serve you a selection of delicious hor d’oeuvres throughout the cruise.

-Overnight: Nkosi Guest Lodge (Executive Room - Bed and Breakfast)

Day 2

Victoria Falls

Guided Tour of Falls • 12 & 13 min Angels Flight over Victoria Falls
- Breakfast
- Guided Tour of Victoria Falls app 2h30 min
-Flight of Angels – 12& 13 min Flight over Victoria Falls
There is no better way too see the scale, magnificence and beauty of Victoria Falls than from the air. A helicopter flight over the Falls is a once in a lifetime opportunity to view one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. As well as the Falls you get breathtaking views of the Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls Bridge and the Zambezi River. We also fly over the Zambezi National Park so you will have the opportunity to spot game from the air. Our helicopters have specially developed bubble windows to give you the best view, we also don’t sell the middle seat so all guests are guaranteed an uninterrupted view. Our helipad is only five minutes from town (the closest in Victoria Falls) and you can see the spray from the helipad. You’ll be over the Falls almost immediately after take-off. Flight of Angels 12-13 minutes:
The Flight of the Angels, so named after David Livingstone’s famous quote- “Scenes so lovely they must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”- takes off and heads straight for the Falls, here it does a left and right turn over the Falls, allowing passengers the best views of the Falls. From the Falls the helicopter will head upstream and flyover the Zambezi National Park.

-Overnight: Nkosi Guest Lodge (Executive Room - Bed and Breakfast)

Day 3

Adventure Boat • Bungee Jump or Bridge Swing or Zip Line

Adventure Boat

Our 465 horsepower specially made Adventure Jet Boat will take you up the rapids and into the boiling pot, right under the falls. The true power and intensity of the waterfalls can only be appreciated as you view them from below, covered in their spray. Leaving the boiling pot, the Adventure Jet Boat will take you on a fast-paced thrilling experience like no other, down and up rapids and through sharp turns as you speed down and back up the Batoka
Gorge. Your safety is paramount - our jet boat was purpose built for the Zambezi and our captains have grown up on the river. They will ensure you have an exciting, thrilling but totally safe ride.

Bungee Jump

Pick up for the bungee jump
With Victoria Falls as the backdrop, the 114-year-old Victoria Falls Bridge as the starting point and the Zambezi River rushing below adrenalin activities off the bridge are some of the most scenic, exciting and picturesque in the world.
Our partners are the pioneers of bridge activities and pride ourselves on our world class offering. They’ve been offering commercial bungee jumps since 1994 and have safely jumped over 300,000 people.
They’ve operated the swing and the slide since 2007 making us one of the most experienced operators in the world. Bungee offers undoubtedly the most scenic bungee jump in the world. We offer 111m of bungee, resulting in a 4 second, adrenalin-fuelled, free fall. It will be the most exciting, awe inspiring 4 seconds of your life.

The Bridge Swing

The Bridge Swing offers you an opportunity for an amazing BIG AIR EXPERIENCE and sheer adrenalin in front of Victoria Falls. This is without a doubt one of the most spectacular swings in the world! The 115 year “Grand ol’ Dame” Bridge is suspended between 2 countries and the only place in the world that you get to swing in no-man’s land. Just walk off the edge of the platform.
The swing is done using two 65 meter static line climbing rope attached to a 10 ton safe working load cable by a steel clamp. A 1m-bungi cord is positioned on the clamp to provide the swinger with a smoother ride and more comfortable swing.
Swingers remain in a seated position throughout the recovery and can enjoy the view of both the Falls and the bridge. The swinger is recovered to the winch platform and then walks out in the same manner as the bungee jumpers and come out on the Zambian side of the bridge (still in no-man’s land!)

Bridge Slide/Zipline

“The Longest slide in Victoria Falls…”
The Bridge Slide offers you a remarkable opportunity of sheer fun in front of the falls. The slide begins on the Zambian bank of the gorge and ends on the Zimbabwean side of the bridge. As the client slides from the gorge towards the bridge, they get an incredible view of the falls and the bridge during this amazing BIG AIR EXPERIENCE.
The 115 year “Grand ol’ Dame” Bridge is suspended between 2 countries and the only place in the world that you get to slide in no-man’s land.
Just step off the edge of the gorge and slide towards the bridge.
The slide platform consists of two areas, one of which is available for viewing purposes and the other is restricted solely for the slider/s and the crew. The clients are attached to the cable using a twin bearing inbound pulley that can take up 1.5 ton.
Due to the nature of the catinery (the slack in the cable) the slider will come to a slow stop on the upper part of the cable. Before the slider begins to slide backwards a recovery operator on a separate slider will meet the client and attach himself to the slider of the client/s. The recovery operator is then retrieved along with the client back towards
the bridge platform. Once the client has been detached from the slider, he/she is assisted over the railing and joins both the swingers and jumpers on the walk out.

-Overnight: Nkosi Guest Lodge (Executive Room - Bed and Breakfast)

Notes:
Guests are required to make their own way to the Bridge. Sufficient time must be allowed to get from Victoria Falls / Livingstone town to the border, through Customs & Immigration then down to the bridge and up to the registration check in. Clients are recommended to leave town 1 hour before appointed swing time. Certificates will be issued to all clients who swing.( We arrange transfer for you)

Day 4

Victoria Falls: Devil’s Pool or Angel’s Pool (depend on season)

Devil’s Pool – Zambia Side of Victoria Falls – from August to February

Devil’s Pool is a natural pool of water that’s situated atop of Victoria Falls, renown for being among the largest waterfalls in the world. Right on the edge of this massive waterfall, a calm pool of water forms. This is known as
the Devil’s Pool Victoria Falls. And daring visitors can actually swim in this pool straddling the edge of Victoria Falls!
Devil’s Pool Victoria Falls is located in the Zambezi River, along the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. Devil’s Pool is a death-defying feat that even the most casual of thrill seekers must add to their travel bucket list. When visiting Devil’s Pool, it’s even possible to lean over the edge of Africa’s Victoria Falls! This breath-taking experience in Devil’s Pool is every bit as mind-boggling as it looks. Visitors can literally get right up to the edge of what amounts more than a 100-meter waterfall drop.

Angel’s Pool – From February to August

Similar to Devil’s Pool, Angel’s Pool was slowly eroded into existence, over thousands of years, due to the over 500 000 metric-tonnes of water passing over the falls every minute.
Situated a little further back from the falls at 15 metres from the sheer 100-metre drop – Angel’s Pool is still a must-see, but offers visitors a bit more confidence, comfort and safety while still experience the epic view and thunderous roars of the falls.
Open during the rainy season when water levels are higher, Angel’s Pool is the alternative option when the water is too high to experience the famous Devil’s Pool. This means that you can experience at least one of the pools almost
year-round.

-Overnight: Nkosi Guest Lodge (Executive Room - Bed and Breakfast)

Day 5

Victoria Falls: White River Rafting

Rafting

The Zambezi needs no introduction, no white water compares to the grade five rapids of this incredible river. This is the most exciting, electrifying and adrenaline-fuelled rafting trip in the world. The Falls and the Batoka gorge provide a fitting backdrop for such an experience. This is an African adventure you will never forgot. As well as the renowned one-day trip.

Boma dinner

This is not just another ethnic restaurant, but a unique cultural experience. Excellent cuisine, including a variety of game meats and traditional Zimbabwean dishes, is accompanied by entertainment throughout your meal from traditional dancers, the Sangoma (story teller) and a local fortune teller who is available for fortune telling. The Boma is open for dinner from 7.00pm until late 365 days of the year.
The Boma nestles in a Gusu Forest and is partly open to the spectacular African night skies. A feast of nightly entertainment incorporates Shangaan dancers and singers and a local fortune teller. Guests are welcomed with a traditional greeting in Shona and Ndebele, the local languages. They are invited to take part in a hand washing ceremony before sampling traditional beer and snacks, as a prelude to dinner.

After dinner, guests are invited to wile away the evening with the restaurant’s very own Sangoma – a traditional storyteller to learn more about the country’s folklore, culture, and heritage.

-Overnight: Nkosi Guest Lodge (Executive Room - Bed and Breakfast)

Day 6

Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls Airport

Transfer from Nkosi Guest Lodge to Victoria Falls Airport. End of our services

  • 5 nights accommodation as per program
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Luggage porterage
  • Local taxes as VAT or bed levy are included at the rate applicable at the time the costing is done and can change
    without notice.
  • International flights
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Unless otherwise indicated, our rates do not include the entrance fees for parks or game reserves. They are to be settled by the clients directly at the entrance. Unless otherwise indicated, our rates do not include the meals.
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The Adventure Jet Boat can carry 12 passengers.

The boat will run with a minimum of 2 passengers.

We will pick you up from your hotel in Victoria Falls. Hotels outside of Victoria Falls will attract an additional fee. Our guides will then walk you down the gorge.

Children must be above 12 years of age and able to fit in the smallest life jacket.

As long as you are fit enough to walk in and out of the gorge and can fit in our largest life jacket and helmet, we can accommodate you in the Adventure Jet Boat

Sunscreen, clothes you don’t mind getting wet, a hat and a waterproof camera. Comfortable shoes you can walk in and out of the gorge in.

Anything you don’t want to get wet, any valuables.

The Adventure Jet Boat starts operation at 8am with the last boat leaving at 1500, all trips leave on the hour.

You have to be fit enough to walk in and out of the gorge. The walk in and out of the gorge is steep and, in places, rocky.

All clients are provided with a lifejacket and helmet.

The Adventure Jet Boat is on the water for between 45-50 minutes.
The total turnaround time is around 3 hours.
This includes:
• 20 minute transfer each way.
• 10 minute safety briefing.
• 30-60 minutes getting in and out of the gorge.
• 45-50 minute adventure jet boat ride.

The Adventure Jet Boat is usually out of operation in April and May for 60 days due to high water and 30 days at very low water in October and November.

Photos and videos of the trip can be purchased for an additional fee.

People with high blood pressure, bad backs or heart issues are not advised to do the bungee or swing.

Included in the price is a certificate to prove you’ve done the activity.

Videos, photos and merchandise are available for an extra fee

We stop jumping during rain to protect the cords. Luckily the rain showers in Zimbabwe are normally over very quickly.

We have a media team capturing your activity from start to finish and videos and photos can be purchased for an additional fee

Although you don’t need a visa our jump takes place between Zimbabwe and Zambia so you do need to bring your passport.

Any valuables and anything that might fall out of your pockets.

Passport – no visa necessary
US$ to purchase DVD’s, Merchandise, etc.
No special clothing, equipment or experience is necessary.

Swingers are advised to remove any Jewellery and Accessories or CLOTHING that may fall off.

Minimum age – 14 years.
18yrs and under must have written consent of parent or guardian.

Minimum – 40 kilograms, Maximum – 160 kilograms.

Low water normally runs between August and December.
High Water normally runs between January and April.
The river is normally closed for rafting between April and August.
Multi-day trips generally only run between August and December.

During low water you start your rafting trip in the spray of Victoria
Falls, right in the boiling pot. You get an unrivalled view of the Falls and the Bridge. You will navigate rapids 1-19 in some of the most intense grade 5 rapids known to man.
During high water your rafting will start at rapid 11, 10km downstream from the mighty Falls. You will continue on to rapid 23. Please note dates do vary due to rainfall and river levels.

Lunch, cold beers and soft drinks are served at the end of the trip.
Water is available throughout the trip.

No. We provide life jackets. If you can’t swim we ask clients to inform
the trip leader.

Yes. Photos and videos of each rafting trip are produced. These are available for an additional fee.

Swimming costume, t shirt, sunscreen, any medication needed,
national parks fees. Additional dry clothes can be left with the
team and retrieved at the top of the gorge.

All valuables should be left in your hotel safe. Anything that isn’t waterproof.

Shearwater has public liability insurance of $2m USD, underwritten by Lloyds of London in place for all activities.

You will meet at 07:30 for a safety briefing and be back at your hotel around 15:00. The multi-day trips have different timings depending on the trip.

A reasonable level of fitness is required to walk in and out of the gorge. The walk out is equivalent to climbing a 70-story building, there are rest stops and drink breaks on the way and rafters can go at their own pace. Clients need to declare any health issues and medication before they raft.

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