The Victoria Falls Budget Adventure Tour is an excellent short stay package, ideal for those on a tight schedule and budget.
Explore the mighty Victoria Falls from Victoria Falls Town in Zimbabwe, staying in a comfortable and friendly hotel within walking distance of Victoria Falls waterfall.
This short Victoria Falls Tour offers a winning combination of activities exploring mighty Victoria Falls from the waters of the Zambezi River, on foot and from above. Combine relaxing and thrilling activities in the ideal mix of adventure and leisure, including:
Soak up the beautiful scenery and rich culture of Zimbabwe, while experiencing the thrill of adventure activities at Victoria Falls, the Adventure Capital of Africa!
This Victoria Falls Budget Tour Package begins with collection from the international airport in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. From the airport you are transferred to the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel and assisted with check-in at this comfortable hotel. The Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel is located within walking distance of the mighty Victoria Falls waterfall, as well as the centre of Victoria Falls town.
In the afternoon we embark on our scenic sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, departing at around 15:30. The cruise takes about two hours, travelling downstream towards Vic Falls as far as Palm Island, before turning back upstream.
The leisurely Zambezi River cruise is the ideal way to end your first day at Victoria Falls, catching a spectacular African sunset over the tranquil river and bush. The laid-back boat cruise includes sundowners and tasty snacks to complete the experience. Hippos and crocodiles are commonly spotted from the boat, along with various other wild animals such as elephants, giraffes, buffalos and even rhinos. An amazing array of birds can also be sighted on this mellow-paced cruise in nature.
Returning from our relaxing sunset boat cruise we head to The Boma restaurant for a unique African culinary and cultural experience. Tucked away in an indigenous forest, The Boma, offers warm Zimbabwean hospitality and tasty traditional cuisine under starry African skies. It's an evening set to delight the senses - filled with the aromas, sights, flavours and beats of Africa. Tuck into the marvellous selection of Zimbabwean specialities, from game and potjiekos (meat stew) to fish and vegetarian dishes. The Boma is famous for its warthog fillet and the adventurous can try ethnic delicacies such as Mopani worms, deep fried kapenta fish and groundnuts.
Amakwezi traditional performers entertain diners with their lively song and dance, and after dinner a local sangoma (traditional storyteller) enthrals visitors with rich tales of folklore and Zimbabwean heritage. The local customs (beer tasting and hand washing rituals) bring special detail to the night, and the mysterious witchdoctor adds intrigue to this cultural feast. The evening ends on a high note with a live drumming session, which you're welcome to join.
We have a 07:30 collection this morning for out journey across the border into Botswana and Chobe National Park. After exiting the Zimbabwe gate we transfer to an open 4x4 safari vehicle and head to the Botswana entry gate. En route be prepared for a stop to stand on a sanitised mat, a precaution to prevent anyone carrying Foot & Mouth or any other disease into the country. Once our passports have been stamped for entry into Botswana we head off for our safari adventure in Chobe National Park.
The safari begins with a river cruise into the park where along with the numerous waders, we can expect to see hippos and crocodiles. Chobe is home to many herbivores, which gather at the river to drink, and some of those you can expect to see are elephant and buffalo. Lechwe and puku are often spied on the islands and many buck gather on the river bank, kudu, impala and water buck being quite common.
Soft drinks and water are on hand during the cruise and we stop for a buffet lunch at the Chobe Safari Lodge, complimentary juice included.
After the lunch break we set off in our safari vehicles, ideal for game viewing and photography, for an exciting game drive. Lions are often spotted in Chobe, as well as antelope and if we are really lucky we may see a cheetah. The game drive lasts for 3 hours and then it's time to head back to the border posts for our return journey to Victoria Falls, where we expect to arrive around 18:00. Don't forget to take you passport with you today, a camera, a hat or cap and sunscreen are essential and binoculars are useful too.
At about 07h30 this morning we set off on our half day canoe trip on the Upper Zambezi River, above the spectacular Victoria Falls. The day starts with a game drive en route to our starting point at Chundu, in the Zambezi National Park. After a safety briefing by the professional river guide and a quick practise session on the water, the paddle begins. This is not a challenging paddle, navigating only small, easy rapids and no canoeing experience is required.
We canoe along the channels of the island-dotted Zambezi River for a 15km stretch, passing alongside the banks of the Zambezi National Park.
We paddle down the Upper Zambezi at an easy pace, looking out for hippos, buffalos, crocodiles, elephants, kudus, impalas and other wild creatures along the banks. Canoeing along the river is also a great way to spot birds, including the powerful Martial Eagle, among the over 50 bird species commonly sighted. This gentle paddle is all about soaking up the beautiful scenery and enjoying the local fauna and flora up close. Afterwards we have a picnic lunch (drinks included) and relax on the riverbank.
This afternoon the adventure continues with a guided tour of Vic Falls. Our guide first leads us to an ancient Baobab tree in the forest to admire the 16 meter thick giant, simply known as the “Big Tree”, before taking us to the Falls. This guided walking tour passes through the rainforests at Vic Falls, where you may be lucky enough to see bushbuck and other wild animals.
The skilled guide explains the geology of Victoria Falls and tells you more about this epic waterfall as you walk along the entire length of Vic Falls. The walk takes you from Livingstone View to the Devil’s Cataract to the Main Falls, and on to the Rainbow Falls and Danger Point - a full range of the stunning viewpoints.
Today we lift off on our thrilling helicopter flight. This Flight of Angels takes us on a scenic chopper ride over the thundering Victoria Falls waterfall, providing fantastic views and a whole new perspective of this natural wonder.
The 15 minute helicopter flight provides an uninterrupted bird’s eye view of the magnificent Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River and surrounding bush. We fly upstream over Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, looking out for game below, and downstream over the impressive Batoka Gorge. This scenic Flight of Angels is conducted in a helicopter designed to offer each passenger superb views.
From above the falls it is easy to see why the helicopter flight over Vic Falls is called the Flight of Angels!
Our day continues with a trip to a local village, where our knowledgeable guide takes us on the village tour, which provides insight into the lives of local Zimbabweans and their rich traditions. We visit Mpisi Village to see how the Matabele people live and find out more about their unique history and customs.
After our fascinating glimpse into traditional life in Zimbabwe, we transfer you to the international airport in Victoria Falls for your onward flight, bringing this action-packed Victoria Falls Budget Tour to a close.
Some park entry fees are not included (US$ 10 to US$ 12 where applicable). Excluded fees are payable direct on the given day.
Accommodation on this Victoria Falls Budget Tour Package is at the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel, located on the Zimbabwean side of Vic Falls.
Spend three nights in pleasant en-suite rooms with air-conditioning on a bed and breakfast basis. These comfortable rooms have their own balconies and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel features a swimming pool with a poolside bar, a restaurant, lounge and lovely gardens. The staff offer personal and attentive service creating a friendly atmosphere.
Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel is within walking distance of Victoria Falls Park and the centre of Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe, making it a convenient base for adventure activities and exploring.
You can choose to upgrade your accommodation to en-suite rooms at the Azambezi Lodge, at a small extra cost. Please check the Full Pricing for the cost of this accommodation upgrade as the indicative tour price includes accommodation at Rainbow Hotel.
Along the banks of the majestic Zambezi River, on the edge of the Zambezi National Park, lies Azambezi Lodge. Situated in Victoria Falls, the Azambezi is the ideal spot to unwind, with its lush riverside gardens, sparkling pool, two bars and two restaurants overlooking the Zambezi.
Experience the African Bush along the banks of the Zambezi River on the back of a horse. This Horseback Safari will allow you to get up close and personal with several game species endemic to the area including duiker, bushbuck, warthog, elephants, hippos and crocodiles.
The outride is under the expert guidance of game rangers. The Horseback Safari is designed for inexperienced riders, and for those who have had considerable riding experience. You will be grouped with riders of similar experience to your own to ensure you get the most out of your outing. A perfect way to assimilate with the natural game of the area.
The ultimate place for riverboarding - the Zambezi River has the necessary volume of water and few exposed rocks in its rapids and pools, making it ideal for this exhilarating activity.
Riverboarding on the Zambezi can be done as a half or full day activity and is combined with rafting in an action-packed and thrilling adventure. Along the way stops are made to relax and play between rapids and clients always have the option of switching to the back-up raft. The riverboarding adventures are lead by trained and professional guides with first aid certificates to ensure your safety.
The White Water Rafting experience on the mighty Zambezi has been described as the best commercial white water rafting experience in the world. This exciting full day excursion on the mighty Zambezi River is a fantastic experience for those with a sense of adventure.
The day is all about clean water, a healthy helping of African sunshine and a dose of exercise; all this against the backdrop of one of the beautiful waterfalls in the world the spectacular Victoria Falls.
The day begins early with a briefing and breakfast. Its then off on your adventure where you will tackle some Grade 5 rapids under the expert guidance of world class guides. Lunch is included.At the end of the day you will be lifted out of the gorge where you will be met with cold drinks and beers. At the end of the white water rafting excursion you get to watch a DVD of your thrilling day of Zambezi rafting.
A truly exhilarating experience!
Plunge off the Victoria Falls Bridge, falling 111 metres into the Batoka Gorge below!
Experience a pure and extreme adrenaline rush as you plummet into the narrow gorge, flanked by Victoria Falls waterfall! More than 50 000 people have taken on the challenge of bungee jumping off this bridge where you dangle over the Zambezi River.
Both ankle and body harnesses are used and photographs or videos of your leap can be purchased to capture the heart-racing experience.
This Vic Falls Tour is available as part of a combination package, which also visits Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's top safari destination. The 6-day Victoria Falls & Hwange Lodge Safari follows the same itinerary with an extra two nights in a private concession area of Hwange added after Vic Falls.
For up-to-date and confirmed pricing info for optional items, please drop us an enquiry.