The Victoria Falls area has gained a reputation over the past four decades as one of the adventure centres of the world. For the adrenalin junkies, there is everything from bungee jumping to white water rafting, however, this is not what Victoria Falls was traditionally about.
People came here to admire the Falls in all of their beauty, take long walks, drink sundowners on the Victoria Falls Hotel's terrace, and be more in tune and relaxed with nature.
You can do this still and more; as a general rule of thumb, the upper Zambezi is a lot more chilled that what is on offer in the Batoka Gorge (Lower Zambezi).
Just remember; jumping off a bridge or sitting on a boat while the Zambezi knocks the sense out of you is from some of us, not what life is about. Whereas doing things slowly is more appropriate and more appreciative. Here are a few activities that might very well float your boat.
A full list of the most popular Victoria Falls activities.
7 Of The Best Relaxed Activities In Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Helicopter Tours
Certainly the most expensive of activities in and around Victoria Falls that one can do. To see the Falls from a completely different angle and the mighty Zambezi River is a must for all and sundry when in the area, highly recommended by the team at Uyaphi.com.
Zambezi Sundowner Cruise
When in Africa, do as the Africans do; a sunset cruise is part and parcel of life on the Zambezi River. There is honestly nothing better than sipping a gin and tonic or a cold Zambezi lager while watching the sunset against the canopy of bush on the river bank.
Upper Zambezi Canoe Safari
A relaxing canoe safari taken at a leisurely pace on the upper Zambezi River, birdlife singing at every corner with the occasional hippo call topping off an exciting day. These professionally guided safaris are designed for all levels of fitness. Ideal for photographers and bird lovers.
Victoria Falls Elephant Interaction
With professional guides on hand, immerse yourself in the heart of a herd of African elephants. Feel their rough skin, the breeze from a gentle flap of their ears, the hard bristly hairs on their trunks, and if they are hungry, you might get the chance to feed them. A truly humbling experience awaits.
Chobe Day Trip
80 kilometres from Victoria Falls in Botswana, you will find one of Africa's most famous national parks, the Chobe National Park. If this is not included in your itinerary, it is well worth a visit to see not only the Chobe River but the huge herds of elephants that are synonymous with this wildlife area.
Zambezi Horse Back Safaris
Horse-riding safaris are available on both sides of the River, normally half-day tours are offered, but full-day tours are available on request. A natural way to view the scenery and wildlife. This option is available from a few of the lodges that we offer and a few dedicated horseback safari companies on both sides of the Zambezi.
Victoria Falls Game Drives
Game drives in the Victoria Falls area are available and on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River. A wide range of both wildlife and birdlife is available for spotting as well as photography.
We have mentioned some of the more popular activities in and around Victoria Falls and Livingstone; there are also numerous golf courses for the sporting types and numerous restaurants.
The Victoria Falls should not be left off any safari itinerary. Please consult with our consultants for any special requests for relaxed activities in Victoria Falls.
7 Of The Best Adventure Activities In Victoria Falls