PRICE: USD 20 per person
- Best vantage points to see the magnificent Falls up close
- Knowledgeable professional guides
- Learn about the geology, history and wildlife of the iconic landmark
Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world, a true and unique marvel, is a global phenomenon of water and rock. At 1708 metres (5,604 ft) wide and 108 metres (354 ft) high, it is officially the world’s largest curtain of failing water, and as many have discovered, the cascade is truly a sight to behold.
Turbulent mist rises from a depth of 110 metres to form a massive aquatic cloud, which can be seen from a number of kilometres away. A footpath runs opposite the face of the Falls, providing tourists with an up-close view of the thundering waters. Whether you take a guided tour by day or by moonlight, you can witness kaleidoscopic rainbows leaping elegantly from the mist. You may even spot interesting wildlife such as birds and monkeys as you make your way through the Victoria Falls Rainforest.
In the drier months, this 2-hour tour allows visitors to peep closer at the amazing geology of the site as an experienced professional guide takes you back in time 150 million years and educates you on the waterfall’s formation. He or she will take you to the best viewing points from which to marvel at, photograph and video record the colossal “The Smoke that Thunders”.
For your convenience, our Guided Tour of Victoria Falls is offered in the morning and during the afternoon. The morning tour departs at 08:00. The afternoon tour departs at 14:00.
WHAT TO BRING
- Camera gear
- Waterproof covers for cameras and video equipment.
- Sunglasses and a sun hat
- Your booking confirmation voucher
- Cash for National Park fees (see pricing below)
- Transfers to and from your place of accommodation
- A professional guide
- A bottle of water
- National Park fees:
- USD 30 for international guests
- USD 15 for citizens of SADC (South African Development Community) – Passport proof required
- USD 8 for Zimbabwean citizens – National Identification Cards (ID) required
- No age restrictions.
- Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- Comfortable walking shoes with a good grip (the ground can be slippery).
- The winter months of May to August can get extremely cold. We recommend wearing long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and a thick, warm jacket.
- During the summer months of September to March, it gets hot. Shorts and light shirts are generally recommended. However, it can still get chilly towards the evening, so please wear a jacket.
- A waterproof coat, because you can get wet from the columns of spray. If you haven’t brought one with you, then you can hire raincoats and umbrellas from licensed vendors.
- Prices are subject to change without notice.
- Visitors requiring wheelchair assistance need to inform us a day before the tour.
- We strongly recommend bringing a waterproof bag for cameras, cell phones and passports. The spray of the Falls can damage electrical devices. A raincoat alone may not be enough.