VICTORIA FALLS ACTIVITIES & DAY TRIP OPTIONS

A variety of activity operators are found in the Victoria Falls area. EcoLynx use operators that offer quality with safety, & treat the environment & animals with due respect. All guests are advised to use only proper booking agencies, there are a proliferation of ‘street tour vendors’ mostly bogus, taking your cash & that’s the last you see of them
Please ensure your travel itinerary provides adequate time to experience the full variety of activities available… & it is definitely advisable to reserve your seat in advance as limited numbers are booked for each safari excursion.

A typical 3 night Victoria Falls stay includes the following activities :

Day1 Arrive at Hotel, explore local shops & curio market 15.00 Wine Drift or 16.00     Sundowner Cruise
Day2 Morning Lion Walk &/or Elephant Ride, 12.00 Heli Flip, 14.00 Tour of Falls, 17.30 Sundowners at Safari Lodge overlooking the waterhole. 19.00 Boma Dinner.
Day3 Full Day Chobe Safari Expedition
Day4 Shopping for curios, check out, depart for airport.


Victoria Falls Zimbabwe continually lives up to its International Accolade as the ADVENTURE & ADRENALIN CAPITAL of AFRICA.

Tour Of the Falls Guided or Self Tour. National Park fees change seasonally. 

Luna Rainbow Tour takes place monthly for 3 nights prior & during Full Moon. Take a flashlight.

Cultural
African Spectacular – traditional Dancing & Drumming displays.
Historic Steam Train High Tea & Sundowner journey to the Rail Bridge.
Rural Village Tour – visit traditional villages & schools not too far from the Falls.
Bridge Tour – discover the engineering feats & dramatic scenery of the Batoka Gorge.
Santonga Theme Park – soon to be opened near the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.

Boat / Canoe Cruises above the Falls
Zambezi Sundowner Cruise – Your choice of Upmarket & Elite, Standard or Budget cruise boats.
Special group lunch & dinner cruises are also available. Private cruising is also an option.
Birding Cruise – Am or Pm – Special Interest boat cruise that explores the islands & swampy areas.
Safari 4X4 jet boat – Moving much faster than the gentle sundowner cruise, discover islands, wildlife, ride rapids & view the Falls from upstream.
Wine Route – Canoe Drift paddled downstream by your own guide – enjoy the tranquil Zambezi & wildlife en route.
½ day Canoe – morning or afternoon journeys, discovering wildlife & tropical islands along the way. Full & Multi Day canoeing is also available on request.
Livingstone Island Visit – starts from Zambia, boat cruise to the island where Dr Livingstone first viewed the Falls. Lunch or Tea included. Swim in the famous Devils Pool – on the edge of the Falls.

Safari
4X4 Safari Game Drive – into the Zambezi NP or on a private ranch with the Big 5.
Afternoon 4X4 game drive with bush dinner
Elephant Interaction & Riding.
Walking with Lions
Horse Riding Safari
Hwange - Full Day Safari
Chobe – Full Day Safari
Nature Sanctuary & Crocodile Ranch
Fishing – Zambezi, Chobe & Kariba

Astronomy – Stargaze at the crispy clear views of the Southern Night Sky

Flight of Angels – flights over the Falls & Gorges
Helicopter - 15 minutes over the Falls or 30 minutes includes the Zambezi NP.
Microlight – Starts in Zambia - smell the wild scents of the Rainforest, fly thru the vapour cloud.
Light Aircraft – the original way to view the Falls, a bit slow & cumbersome.
Skydive – View the Falls & then JUMP!

Adrenalize
Bunji Jump 111 metres from the Railway Bridge – spectacular scenery & hype from spectators!
Zipline & Flying Fox
GorgeSwing

White Water Rafting – ½ day, full day & multi day – with a boogieboarding option.
Batoka Gorge Jetboat


Safari Spa & Massage Therapy
Spa Massage, Reiki, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Hot Rocks & Manicure Pedicure, Hairstylist & Beauty Treatments - available at most hotels.

SPORTING – the following are available at certain hotels

GOLF – 18 holes on a Gary Player designed course, teeming with wildlife at The Elephant Hills Hotel
TENNIS – Elephant Hills, Vic Falls Hotel.
BOWLS – Elephant Hills
SQUASH – Elephant Hills
GYM – Elephant Hills & Pvt Suburban Gym
ROWING – Boat Club
RUNNING & Triathlon – Vic Falls Running Club
VOLLEYBALL – Vic Falls Restcamp & Elephant Hills.

Shopping
Elephants Walk Mall – a wide selection of crafts, paintings, batiks & handmade objects.
Renowned Wildlife Artists – meet the artist, & purchase or commission artwork.
Leather Work – Crocodile, ostrich & cattle leathers all available at the Croc Ranch.
Landela Shopping Centre – discover handmade jewellery & locally produced items in a variety of shops
Curio & Craft Market – traditional carvings of wood & stone – bargaining is expected, trade with old clothes & shoes, caps & pens etc. Please don’t purchase from street vendors away from the market.
Shona Stone Sculptures – internationally highly sought after. We purchase, package & organise shipping to your doorstep.

Restaurants & Fine Dining

Gourmet cuisine will be found at the following Hotels & Lodges:

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge – The Boma & Makuwakuwa – both highly recommended.
The Victoria Falls Hotel – The Livingstone Room (formal dress), Jungle Junction & The Terrace (3PM High Tea* is served daily on The Terrace).
Ilala Lodge – Palm Restaurant
Kingdom Hotel – Spur Steak House & Panarottis Pizza
Rainbow Hotel – Panoramas Restaurant & Pool Bar
Fast Food is available from The FoodCourt offering fresh bread, pies, bakes, pizza, chicken & fries.
Casual Restaurants include Garden Island, River Café, Mama Africa, The Cattleman & In Da Belly.
Special Theme & ultra romantic bush dinners are easily arranged for conferences, groups, families & honeymooners including drumming, marimbas, firedancing or a starlight river cruise.

African Night Life
‘In Da Belly’ at the Campsite, ‘Hunters’ Ethnic Bar, ‘Shoestrings’ Backpacker joint, ‘Wild Thing’ at the Kingdom Hotel, ‘Explorers’ in the arcade. The vibey Casino is found at the Kingdom Hotel.