Victoria Falls have created a fabulous playground for thrill seekers, as well as lovers of beauty, tranquillity and relaxing pursuits. Known by many as the ‘Adventure Centre’ of Southern Africa, there is no shortage of Best Things to Do at Victoria Falls for you. Many of the tourists visiting the Victoria Falls are in search of adventure-based activities. It is also a major safari hub and attracts visitors from all walks of life. Apart from endlessly staring at the magnificence of the Falls from all angles, there are a number of high action or leisurely things to do during your time here:
1. Visit Victoria Falls from the Zambian Side
Victoria Falls is one of the seven ‘Natural Wonders of the World’ and you will completely understand why when you see it for yourself. Victoria Falls lies both in Zambia and Zimbabwe and you can visit from both sides. The local name is Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning ‘The Smoke That Thunders’.
From the Zambian side, you can stand at the top of the falls, walk along the Knife Edge Bridge and walk down to the Boiling Pot near to the bottom of the falls for a number of perspectives.
2. Go White Water Rafting on the Lower Zambezi
Considered the best one day rafting experience in the world, the Zambezi River flowing down the Batoka Gorge provides one of the most intense sensory thrills imaginable. Its white-water rapids and striking scenery, deep within the sheer black cliffs of the Batoka Gorge afford the adrenaline junkie a wild roller-coaster ride along a route carved over millennia by the middle Zambezi River. We offer a Full Day Rafting experience and the season is split into Low or High Water. Choose a full-day or opt for an overnight / multi-day experience – the ultimate camping experience!
TIME OF THE YEAR
FAQ : WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH WATER AND LOW WATER?
“LOW WATER”: The “Low Water” Rafting Season runs approximately from the middle of August to the middle of January, depending upon the water level / rains each year. This can change as and when levels increase or decrease. Our low water trips depart from directly below Victoria Falls in the Boiling Pot. Note! At the end of the rafting trip, rafters are required to hike 200m out of the gorge, this can be challenging in the warmer months in the middle of the day. While you are not required to be an extreme athlete, the ability to do these 20-25 minute hikes is an indication of fitness levels required for this incredible river.
“HIGH WATER”: The “High Water” Rafting Season runs approximately from the middle of January to the beginning of August, depending upon the water level / rains each year. Please note that rafting can close around April /May for safety reasons due to water levels being too high. Note! At the end of the rafting trip, rafters are required to hike 200m out of the gorge, this can be challenging in the warmer months in the middle of the day.
RAFTING IN LOW WATER (Approx. July to January) Full Day Rapids 1 – 21
RAFTING IN HIGH WATER (Approx. Feb to June) High Water Rapids 14 – 21