Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is home to a number of our volunteer projects, including our Hands-On Lion Conservation Projectand our Orphan and Child Care Project.
When our volunteers aren't busy on project, here are the top 10 adventures they can get up to in the area:
Top 10 Things to do in Victoria Falls
1. Boma Dinner
There is nothing that better encompasses the African spirit than dinner at the Boma. Enjoy an array of dishes including game meat such as impala, buffalo and kudu, delicious soups, stews and salads, and an incredible display of desserts, while being entertained throughout the evening – with dancing and drumming that you can join in with!
2. Zambezi River Cruise
If you enjoy relaxing on the water, then the Zambezi Sunset Cruise is perfect for you. This cruise lasts a couple of hours taking you along the Zambezi River where you have the opportunity to see crocodiles, hippos and other wildlife.
3. Helicopter Ride
Hit the sky with a helicopter ride for a birds-eye view of the amazing Victoria Falls. The 15 or 25-minute ride will take you to the falls where it will make figure-eights giving you spellbinding views of the river, falls and the gorge.
4. Sunset at Safari Lodge
Africa is renowned for its sunsets, and Victoria Falls is no exception. With stunning views overlooking the vast parks in Victoria Falls, the Safari Lodge not only offers you a wonderful setting for the sunset but also has a watering hole that attracts an array of animals. Add a drink to your hand, and you have a perfect afternoon treat!
5. Gorge Swing
If a 70m freefall sounds like a blast to you, then the Gorge Swing is the activity you don’t want to miss. The 95m long swing pivots you in the centre of the 316m long and 120m deep gorge. With the choice of jumping forwards, backwards or head first into freefall makes the gorge swing the ultimate leap of faith!
6. Camping in the Zambezi National Park
Hit the bush for an evening (or two, or more!) in the Zambezi National Park. With a land mass of 56,000 hectares, the park has amazing game viewing with regular sightings of elephant, giraffes, zebra and much more. The Zambezi National Park also offers camping sites for booking along the Zambezi River or directly in the bush – there’s a place to suit everyone!
7. High Tea at Victoria Falls Hotel
Enjoy a piece of history at the Victoria Falls Hotel, which boasts incredible views of Victoria Falls gorge and in late afternoon offers up an amazing High Tea of scones, savoury treats and unlimited tea!
8. White Water Rafting
Tackle the mighty Zambezi River with a full day rafting trip. With rapid names like Terminator, Stairway to Heaven, the Washing Machine and Oblivion along the gorge, you know you’re in for a wild, exhilarating ride!
9. Bungee Jumping
Take a headfirst dive into adrenalin with a bungee jump from the Victoria Falls bridge overlooking the Second Gorge of the falls. At a jump height of 111m, this is a perfect activity for travellers looking for some excitement.
10. Visiting Victoria Falls
It wouldn’t be a trip to Victoria Falls without actually visiting the mighty Falls themselves! Wander through the rainforest of the Victoria Falls National Park where a myriad of different viewing points give an unobstructed view of the falls. As the world’s largest sheet of falling water, this magnificent natural wonder is an incredible sight to see and a must for any bucket list!