This is the list you need if you’re planning a trip to Vic Falls. Whether you’re looking for adrenalin in Africa or a soul searching experience at the site of one of the world’s seven natural wonders, Vic Falls offers something for every type of traveller.
1. Vic Falls
Topping the list of things to do at Vic Falls, is of course the falls. Known as Mosi-Oa-Tunya to the locals, or ‘the smoke that thunders’ to us less mysterious mortals, the allure of Vic Falls lies in the sheer volume of water she dispenses – roughly 625 million litres of water flows over the edge every minute.
2. Devils Pool
Without straying too far from the falls, Devils Pool comes in at number 2 for our top 10 Vic Falls activities. Those brave enough to enter the Devils swimming pool are rewarded with a unique angle on one of Africa’s greatest attractions.
3. Vic Falls Bungee
If you’re an adrenalin junkie then your Vic Falls trip is not complete without throwing yourself off the Victoria Falls bridge 111 metres above the Zambezi River. The best memories are made midair as you plummet towards the mighty Zambezi while the dramatic Vic Falls provides the perfect background photo finish.
Can you imagine anything more extraordinary than ditching the overland vehicle for an elephant back safari at Vic Falls? Sitting trunk to tail and seeing the sensational landscape from atop one of Africa’s Big Five will surely be one of the most memorable experiences of your Vic Falls bush adventure.
5. Sunset Cruises on the Zambezi
Most holiday packages to Vic Falls will include a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River… and for everything else there’s MasterCard.
6. White Water Rafting
Test your mettle with white water rafting at Vic Falls. There’s no prior experience needed to take up the challenge of the Zambezi rapids and trips range from half day to 5 day.
7. Flight of Angels over Vic Falls
A helicopter flip over Vic Falls is an absolute must if your budget allows. The aptly named Flight of Angels affords you a spectacular view over the World Heritage Site and provides you with a better spectrum on the sheer size and extent of Vic Falls.
8. High Tea at Victoria Falls Hotel
Hark back to colonial times by enjoying high tea at the Vic Falls Hotel Livingstone style. You don’t need to be a guest at the hotel to enjoy tea & cake and a view of the smoke that thunders, as well as a chance to see a beautiful rainbow shoot from the falls. High tea runs from 3-5pm and costs about US$18 per person.
9. Tiger Fishing on the Zambezi
Keen fishermen will love the challenge of catching a fighting tiger fish on the Lower Zambezi River. Fishing season is at its best from September to November.
10. Livingstone Arts Café
A place where tourists and locals meet, the Livingstone Arts Café has fast become known for its variety of cultural activities since opening its doors in 2010. Join a handicraft workshop, enjoy live traditional music, or simply sit back and sip on a fine coffee.
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