On the evening of your first day at Victoria Falls we include a complementary sunset cruise on the Zambezi river, where you can enjoy local drinks and snacks while you watch for crocodiles and hippo as well as the abundant birdlife and large game such as Elephants that come to the river to drink at the end of the day.
After breakfast at your hotel, you have the day to enjoy the magnificent Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
You can take a guided walk to see the falls, but our advice is to walk the Vic Falls footpath under your own steam. The path from the entrance gate is clearly marked an you can read about the salient points on the info boards inside.
After a leisurely breakfast and perhaps a last visit to the falls, you will transfer back to Victoria Falls airport for your return flight to Johannesburg. You will arrive in time for most of the onward international (overnight) long haul flights to Europe and USA.
Optional Excursions and alternate hotels
Helicopter Flight over the Falls
David Livingstone famously wrote on seeing the Victoria Falls for the first time in 1855 that “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. Little did he know that 150 years later he could have exactly that opportunity. The best way to appreciate the true splendour of the Victoria Falls is to view them from the air.
Excursion $140 for 12-13 min flight
Upgrade to the Victoria Falls Hotel
For those who would like to be transported back in time to enjoy an historic, colonial style of hotel.
The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as "the grand old lady of the falls", is a luxurious 5-Star Hotel on a World Heritage site overlooking the falls. Established in 1904, and recently redecorated. This gracious colonial style hotel is set in the lush tropical gardens and epitomises the romance of grand travel, offering total relaxation.
Supplement £68 pppn (sharing)
Dine on the Royal Livingstone steam train
You can also experience true colonial splendour from a bygone era of luxury steam train travel. Dining on an historic Royal Livingstone luxury steam train as it travels through the African bush, provoking vivid memories of a bygone era.