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Top Victoria Falls Activities

Top Victoria Falls Activities

If you find yourself on an African safari, you most likely will either start, end, or go through Victoria Falls. Most safari trips spend 2-4 nights in Victoria Falls, either on the Zambia or Zimbabwe side.

On both of our African safaris, we spent 4 nights in Victoria Falls on the Zambia side. Victoria Falls is a great place to sit still after over-landing for 20 days from Nairobi or Cape Town for most.

Top Victoria Falls Activities

1. Helicopter Ride Over Victoria Falls

Zambia - Helicoptor flight victoria falls - Saf Par-9

Helicopter flights over Victoria Falls are a must! There is a 30-minute & 15-minute options. We have taken both we went with the 30 minutes as it also went into the gorges. For more on our helicopter ride, click here.

2. White Water Rafting

Photo Provided by Saf Par
Photo Provided by Saf Par

Rafting in Victoria Falls was on our bucket list, but due to high water levels, it was closed when we were there. Hopefully, next time we’re in Victoria Falls, rafting will be running. We’d like to get our paddles wet again. We haven’t rafted since Costa Rica.

COST: $120-$160, depending on which package you pick, click here for package options

3. Devil’s Pool

Creative Commons License photo by joepyrek Flickr
Creative Commons License photo by joepyrek Flickr

Devil’s pool was also closed during our last visit because of high water levels. If you are there when it’s open, it’s a must-do Victoria Falls activity.

For prices, check with your local hotel.

4. Micro-flight over Victoria Falls

Zambia - Sunset Cruise - Saf Par-5

Last year we went by helicopter over Victoria Falls, but watching the micro-flights while we were in Victoria Falls looked amazing. Make sure to get some great GoPro footage!

COST: 15 mins $170 30 mins $340 More information, click here.

5. Bungee Jumping


Once again, we chickened out of the bungee jump…the above picture is from a friend bungy jumping at the original bungy in Queenstown, New Zealand.

If you are up for the thrill and ready to take a leap of 111 meters of the Victoria Falls bridge then go for it! If you can’t make that leap, there is a gorge swing and cable slide as well that SafPar offers, click here for all options.

6. Sunset Dinner Cruise

Zambia - Sunset Cruise - Saf Par-13

Spend an afternoon on the river, and keep your eye out for wildlife over the 2-hour cruise. We went on the sunset cruise, which has an open bar (beer & local spirits) and light dinner.

Many people take advantage of the open bar and make it a booze cruise. No matter how much you drink, it’s a great place to catch a sunset in Victoria Falls.

7. Abseiling 

Zambia - Helicoptor flight victoria falls - Saf Par-30

Another activity we didn’t have time for, maybe this year. There are several options available the full-day tour is full of adrenaline-pumping top Victoria Falls activities, but if you are limited on time and money, there are single activities available too.

Livingstone Hotel Suggestions

We stayed at Waterfront Lodge, which was a great property that had camping, permanent tents, and rooms available. It was located right along the river and had a nice pool, bumping bar, and great food too. We upgraded to a permanent tent, as it had a real bed and electricity.

Stanley safari lodge open room

On our second trip to Victoria Falls, we stayed at Stanley Safari lodge for three nights of luxury. We loved everything about Stanley safari lodge. It’s actually one of the top 3 hotels we’ve ever stayed at in the world. To read more about our Stanley safari lodge stay click here.

We had 3 full free days to ourselves. We made sure to do as many activities as possible.  There are several top Victoria Falls activities to fill your time with. We only had enough time to do half of them…We hope to check out the other Victoria Falls activities when we are back there again in 2 months.

If you are looking at taking a safari on your own, we cannot recommend Acacia Africa enough. 

Shilpa Balakrishnan

Tuesday 9th of June 2015

The Lion Encounter is something I'd love to do. But the view for Abseiling is spectacular. Perhaps, driving or riding on a motorbike-across that bridge will be one hell of an experience. In your comments, Norman talks about a luxury train that stops for a day. That sounds quite a thing to do. :D. Never been to Niagra but really hoping to check it out in the next couple of years.


Tuesday 9th of June 2015

We haven't done the abseiling, but sure does look amazing. There are some luxury train trips in Africa, and Victoria Falls would be a highlight stop!


Saturday 11th of April 2015

Got victoria falls and sambia on my list for next year (2016) - Seen the niagra falls already but this one is still missing. I heard there is a luxury train that passes by the falls and stays there for a day and wanted to book that. Apparently it drives over that stunning bridge!! Thx for sharing all the extra activity there. That helicopter flight sure seems impressive (even tho i would be worried a bit about saftey!)


Tuesday 14th of April 2015

I was not worried at all about safety in the helicopter of the falls. It was amazing, must do if you have time!


Tuesday 7th of April 2015

Fantastic! What a place! Devils falls I was looking at the other day. It just looks so amazing! It's on my list, I would be pretty annoyed if it was closed when I was there. Did it tempt you to go back?


Tuesday 14th of April 2015

We are heading back there but again it will likely be closed...we are going to be there only 2 weeks later than we were last year. Make sure you time your trip right to ensure it's open when you go.


Tuesday 7th of April 2015

I would highly recommend the bungee jump! It was so awesome! We opted for the Big Air Package which included the bungee, bridge swing and bridge slide. The bridge swing was definitely the most terrifying thing I have ever done!


Tuesday 14th of April 2015

No way I could take that leap! Really what made the bridge swing that much scarier?

Steph of Big World Small Pockets

Monday 6th of April 2015

Some great tips about activities you can do at the falls - who knew there were so many! - but shame so many seemed to be closed while you were there. Are the high water levels typical for May? Do you know which time of year is best to visit the falls instead?


Tuesday 14th of April 2015

We spoke with Saf Par just the other day and it seems those activities will be closed again, so for us I would imagine it happen quiet often that time of year. I would contact the companies a few months in advance they can give you an idea, really depends on the water levels. It's all for your best interest, got to keep everyone safe.