Top Victoria Falls Activities

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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

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Helicopter flights over Victoria Falls are a must! There is a 30 minute & 15-minute option, 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.

COST: Varies between $150 – $300 Click here to check price and book your Victoria Falls helicopter tour online.

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

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Last year we went with the helicopter over Victoria Falls but the 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.

COST: $170

6. Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Spend an afternoon on the river, 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 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.

COST: $50-80 depending on boat & time selected for prices with Safar click here.

7. Abseiling 

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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. Check out all the options with Safpar click here.

COST: $55-160 depending on option selected

Livingstone Hotel Suggestions

We stayed at Waterfront Lodge it which was a great property that had camping, permanent tents, and rooms available. It was located right along the river, had a nice pool, bumping bar, and great food too. We upgraded into 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 our 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. You can book with them on Tour Radar, check prices.

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14 thoughts on “Top Victoria Falls Activities”

  1. 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.

    • 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!

  2. 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!)

  3. 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?

    • 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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?

    • 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.


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