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Victoria Falls Safari

Victoria Falls Safari

Welcome to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe´s most visited location and home to one of the seven natural wonders.

Victoria Falls is Africa’s crown jewel and a must-see attraction. Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘the Smoke that Thunders’, this is a must for any Zimbabwean safari.

But it’s not just about the falls. The surrounding area, dubbed Africa’s Adventure Capital, is a playground of activities waiting for you to dive in. From canoeing to meeting orphaned elephants, to leaping off border-crossing bridge or swimming in the cheekily named Devil’s Pool, there’s something for everyone.

And let’s not forget the charming Zimbabwean town of Victoria Falls, with its hotels close to the falls, making it easy for you to access this natural spectacle. So, are you ready to join us on a safari that you’ll remember for a lifetime?

Scroll down to see what we have in store for you.

sunrise in hwange national park

Unreal views

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A Hidden Might

baby elephant with herd

Got your Back

pack of wild dogs at hwange

Muddle of Mutts

leopard in hwange

The Quiet Sleeper

Activities at Victoria Falls

We cater for a wide variety of interests for those visiting Victoria Falls to ensure a complete experience

Honeymoon safari in Hwange

White Water Rafting

With seasoned professionals guiding the way, this activity provides an adrenaline rush, paired with awe-inspiring views of the falls when you first get in the water. Your day will also finish with a braai overlooking the gorge

Family safari in hwange

Bungee Jumping

Jumpers leap from a height of 111 meters, with the mighty Zambezi River and the falls serving as a dramatic backdrop. Feeling like testing the bounds of your partner´s relationship? Take a jump together

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Gorge Swings

Get strapped in and then take a freefall leap into the gorge, before swinging across the breadth of it.

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River Cruises

These offer a calmer, yet still captivating, way to take in the scenery. As the sun sets, participants enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Zambezi River.

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Zip Lines Across The Victoria Falls Gorge

Suspended 120m above the ground, glide across a 425m long line at speeds of up to 106km/h. A must for those with little children

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Local Arts & Crafts

Markets brim with handmade goods, offering an insight into the traditions and talent of the local craftspeople.

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Wildlife Encounters

Have the opportunity to encounter Africa’s Big 5. Guided tours take guests up close to creatures such as lions, elephants, and rhinos in their natural habitats. A popular activity is walking with two teenage lions with just a stick to keep them from taking a nibble of you

horseback safari

Cultural Experiences

Local village tours, offer an authentic glimpse into the customs and way of life of the people native to the Falls area. There is also a fortune teller to foretell your African adventure and a chance to join in the local dancing.

Exploring Victoria Falls

Types of Safaris That We Organise

Walking safari in Hwange

Tailor-Made Safari

We work with you to craft a safari to your liking and allow for a full exploration of Zimbabwe

Traditional Shangaan village

Family Safari

Immerse your family in our meticulously crafted safari, fusing lavish comfort with wildlife for an unparalleled adventure.

leopard at night time

Couple Safari

Discover a safari designed for couples, where you can take a break from the stress of everyday life

leopard at night time

Walking Safari

Take a stroll on the wild side with our walking safaris where you get up close and personal with the country´s game,

Walking safari in Hwange

Honeymoon Safari

Indulge in a our curated honeymoon safari where we blend luxury and wildlife for a unique marital celebration.

Traditional Shangaan village

Horseback Safari

Experience the thrill of horseback safari, where luxury meets the wild, offering a distinct and exhilarating escapade.

leopard at night time

Bird Watching Safari

Our bird watching safari offers the chance to experience all of Zimbabwe´s bird magic. A feast for the eyes, this safari is a must for avian enthusiasts.

Why Trust Sound Of Safaris With Your Vic Falls Holiday?

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Responsible Travel

For 5 years, your visits have helped us make a real difference to Zimbabweans. Thank you!

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In our hands

While visiting Hwange, enjoy 24/7 access to our distinctive Global Concierge service.

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Travel Experts

Our Travel Specialists only recommend destinations they have personally visited.

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Finest Guides

Experience the best interpretive adventures with our skilled private and specialist guides.

The Exclusive Place To Stay in Victoria Falls

Exceptional Food and Beverages

The lodge is known for its spectacular food and wine. High teas, canapés, and much more.

Spa Treatments

The lodge offers the best massages in Victoria Falls

Game Drives With Heated Pillows

The lodge offers morning and night game drives in very comfortable jeeps & never-ending snacks.

Matetsi riverhouse

Wildlife Viewing from the Lodge

The lodge is located in an unfenced game reserve, allowing guests to see wildlife up close without even leaving their suites.

Special Bush Dinner

A spectacular occasion with lantern chandeliers, fire pits, and live music.

Proximity to Victoria Falls

The lodge is located close to Victoria Falls, but also avoiding the neverending drone of helicopters

Useful Facts About Victoria Falls


  • Rhino: There are both black and white rhinos in the area. The black rhinos are part of a special monitoring and breeding program in the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve.
  • Lion: A resident pride of lions lives in the reserve.
  • Leopard: There is a good population of leopards in the reserve.
  • Elephant: Several elephants have made the reserve their home. They are abundant on both sides of the waterfall and can often be seen crossing the banks to feed on vegetation.
  • Buffalo: Quite plentiful in the reserve. They are often seen grazing and drinking near the water’s edge.
  • Giraffe: Giraffes are common in the reserve as well as in the Victoria Falls area.
  • Zebra: Common in the reserve and the Victoria Falls area.
  • Impala: Common in the Victoria Falls area.
  • Sable: Common in the reserve.
  • Eland: Common in the reserve.
  • Baboon: Very common. They are often found rummaging around for leftovers in bins.
  • Vervet Monkey: Often seen in the lush forest around Victoria Falls.
  • Banded Mongoose: These animals are seen in the lush forest around Victoria Falls.
  • Warthog: Often seen in the lush forest around Victoria Falls and in the Victoria Falls area.
  • Hippo: Very common in the Zambezi River. They like to gather upstream to bathe in the water.
  • Crocodile: Common in the Zambezi River.
  • African Wild Dog: Can be seen in the Zambezi National Park.
  • Waterbuck: Often seen in the Zambezi National Park.
  • Bushbuck: Seen in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia and the Zambezi National Park.
  • Sable Antelope: Often seen in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia.
  • Burchell’s Zebra: Seen in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia.
  • Various Bird Species: Over 470 species of birds have been recorded in both these parks and in the Victoria Falls area.

Best Time To Visit

If you’re in the early stages of planning your safari to Victoria Falls and are wondering about the best months to visit, We’ve created a guide to help you. Below, you’ll find our recommendations on the ideal months to experience the town and neighbouring parks, as well as a breakdown of the pros and cons of visiting during both the dry and wet seasons. This should aid you in deciding the most suitable time for your visit.

Dry Season (April to October)
  • A comfortable time for sightseeing. The average high temperatures range from 25-27°C (77-81°F), and the average lows are between 7-10°C (45-50°F).
  • This is also an excellent time for game viewing, as the sparse vegetation makes it easier to spot animals. The lack of inland water sources during this period means that animals tend to congregate at the river, increasing your chances of seeing a variety of wildlife.
  • Many migrant birds also arrive around September, adding to the diversity of wildlife.
  • Best time for adventure seekers, the low water level of the Zambezi River from August to December makes it the best time for rafting. However, note that rafting season generally closes completely around April/May due to excessive high water levels and reopens around July.
  • The lack of rain during this period means that parts of the Victoria Falls dry up, particularly on the Zambian side. This can be disappointing for visitors who are not aware of this and expect to see the Falls in full flow.
Wet Season (November to March)
  • The Zambezi River is at its highest and most powerful, resulting in a spectacular display of the Falls.
  • The average high temperatures range from 32-34°C (90-93°F), and the average lows are between 15-19°C (59-66°F).
  • Mosquitoes become more prevalent
  • The excessive spray from the Falls can make viewing from the ground difficult, although it provides fantastic opportunities for aerial viewing.
  • Rafting is not recommended due to the high water level of the Zambezi River
  • Livingstone Island and the Devil’s Swim are usually closed from January to August.
  • Heavy rains can make some roads in the National Park inaccessible, and the park may even be closed at times
  • Game viewing is not at its best during this period

How To Get There

By Road

Traveling to Victoria Falls by road is an option. Fuel is usually available, but it’s recommended to ensure you have enough for the journey as some garages may run out.

The drive from Harare takes approximately 6 hours, while from Johannesburg it’s about a 12-hour drive.

Border posts available include Beitbridge Border Post (between Zimbabwe and South Africa), Plumtree Border Post (between Botswana and Zimbabwe), Pandamatenga Border Post (between Botswana and Zimbabwe), and Kazungula Border Post (between Botswana and Zimbabwe).

By Air

Victoria Falls Airport and Livingstone Airport are the closest to the falls, both receiving several daily flights from Johannesburg Airport.

Direct flights from Kruger Mpumulanga International Airport to Livingstone Airport are available every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The flight duration from Johannesburg Airport to either Victoria Falls Airport or Livingstone Airport is approximately 90 minutes.

Transfers from the airports to the falls can be arranged, with the drive taking about 20 minutes.

By Rail

An overnight train from Tanzania to Zambia is available for the adventurous. However, a several-hour bus ride would still be required from the train stop to Livingstone.

For a luxurious trip, consider the Rovos Rail, a train journey that offers breathtaking views of the landscape.

Visa Information

Please note that visa requirements may vary and are subject to change, so it’s advised to check the Zimbabwe and Zambia websites before your trip. The $50 KAZA Uni-Visa allows you to cross the border from Zambia and Zimbabwe as many times as you like for 30 days and also grants day passes for Botswana and Chobe.