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Action and Adventure at Victoria Falls
Best time to go: April to September
3 Nights | from £995pp
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Holiday type: Tailor-made
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This is a trip extension and can be added on to the Classic Zimbabwe holiday
- Walk along the trails to appreciate the sheer scale of the mile-wide Falls
- Take a helicopter or microlight flight above the Falls for a thrilling bird's eye view
- Glide along the Zambezi in a canoe, keeping an eye out for elephants and hippos on the banks
- For adrenalin-junkies, raft the white water rapids beneath the mighty Falls
Days 1 - 4 Victoria Falls
Four days is ample time to explore the wide range of activities on offer at Victoria Falls; the town itself is a little gem, sprawled across the southern banks of the Zambezi. In recent years it has developed a name for itself as the place to visit for action-packed fun. One of the best ways to experience the sheer size of the falls is from the air by taking a thrilling helicopter or microlight flight. When David Livingstone first wrote the much-quoted 'scenes so lovely they must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight' in 1855, little did he know that some 150 years later it would be possible to do just that. Appropriately, the scenic flight over the falls is known as the 'flight of angels', in homage to the Livingstone's famous words. As well as soaring over the falls (or jumping across them from the Knife Edge Bridge) you can take to the water underneath, and raft the white water at the base when water levels permit. A more sedate approach is by canoe, as you glide down the Zambezi to spot elephants and hippos on the banks. Walking trails take you up the water face and during the months of May and June, when water levels are at their highest, you are literally hosed down by the spray. Visit Victoria Falls during full moon and you may witness a lunar rainbow created by the spray from the falls.
Victoria Falls Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Victoria Falls River Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 4 day itinerary will cost from £970 per person, based on two sharing including a 15 minute helicopter flight over Victoria Falls and a sunset cruise, excluding international flights.
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Our office in Victoria Falls is managed by a local team of experienced and passionate travel professionals with an intimate knowledge of Zimbabwe, enabling them to provide clients with great insight into this fascinating destination, and ensuring a seamless experience every step of the A&K journey. With their long standing personal connections and networks they're also there to help you uncover local secrets and experiences, and to open doors to people and places normally beyond the reach of the ordinary traveller.
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12 hrs 15 mins
GMT+ 2 hrs
Required for UK passport holders
The UNIVISA system (which allowed travellers to enter both Zimbabwe and Zambia using a dual visa) is currently suspended. If you’re travelling between Zimbabwe and Zambia (more than one entry either way), you should get a double entry visa for both countries. Both Zimbabwe and Zambia issue double entry visas at ports of entry.
Yellow fever certificate required if travelling from an endemic area
Best time to travel
Apr-Jun when the water levels are at their greatest at Victoria Falls and large herds of animals can be seen in Hwange National Park.
The best time to travel is between April and June, there is little to no rain and the Falls are at their fullest. These are the winter months therefore temperatures will only peak at around 20°C, although days are clear and bright.