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Victoria Falls is, without a doubt, an inescapable must-see tourist attraction. A fantastic destination, Victoria Falls town and resort offers a wide variety of things to do. Although the thundering waterfalls cascading from a surging Zambezi River are the main attraction, visitors may also enjoy a variety of other thrilling activities. Everything from bungee jumping and white water rafting to abseiling and, of course, the most opulent river boat trips imaginable are all at your fingertips here. Moafrika Tours offers Victoria Falls 2-day packages.

Victoria Falls 8-Day Packages

The indigenous Tonga language refers to Victoria Falls as the “Smoke that thunders.” It is the biggest curtain of falling water on Earth, and the rain forest of Zimbabwe provides breathtaking sights of this natural wonder. The rain forest is home to a rare and exotic flora and fauna since it rains nonstop from the Falls. For those who love birds and botany, it is a veritable heaven. It is highly recommended to venture a bit more than the route and the several vantage spots in order to spot species that are unique to this area. The lack of excessive commercialization is one of the area’s attractions. Indeed, when you find yourself standing beside the Falls, your perspective will be strikingly similar to that of David Livingstone, who initially beheld the Falls in 1855.

 

What to Expect on an 8-Day Vacation at Vic Falls?

Victoria Falls is a thriving tourism hub with a diverse array of activities and attractions.

 

Indigenous Peoples

Tonga, Lozi, and Luvale are the most common indigenous peoples in the region surrounding Victoria Falls, although there is a wide variety of ethnic groups represented. The fishing and farming that take place along the banks of the Zambezi River are vital to the survival of these communities, which have strong ties to the land.

 

Traditional Beliefs and Practices

The communities around Victoria Falls hold on to their traditional practices and beliefs. Tourists should be mindful of local norms about greetings, attire, and forbidden topics. The falls are particularly significant to many residents’ spiritual lives; many see them as a holy site.

 

Demographic Profile

Most people in the area live in neighboring towns like Livingstone in Zambia or Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe; the population close to the falls is minimal. As a result of the area’s stunning scenery, visitors come from all over the world, making for a diversified demographic profile.

 

Language

Aside from English, locals in the tourist sector also speak indigenous languages like Tonga, Lozi, and Luvale. An excellent way to enrich your experience and demonstrate respect for the culture is to learn some simple words in the local language.

 

Economic Activities

Many communities in the Victoria Falls region rely on tourism for their income and jobs. Agricultural work, fishing, and small-scale commerce round out the economy. The Zimbabwean dollar (ZWL) is the currency of Zimbabwe, while the Zambian kwacha (ZMW) is the currency of Zambia. But major credit cards and US dollars are usually accepted in tourist locations. For purchases in local markets, smaller bills are better to have on hand.

 

Infrastructure

Livingstone and Victoria Falls both have international airports that provide direct flights to important cities in the vicinity. Public buses, taxis, and rental automobiles are available in the area. It is advised to carry travel insurance that covers medical situations, even though there are health facilities in both Zimbabwe and Zambia.

 

Lodging

In terms of lodging, Victoria Falls is home to a diverse array of alternatives, from five-star hotels and safari lodges to more affordable options like campgrounds and hostels. A wide variety of hotels and motels are located near the falls and enable easy access to all the area has to offer.

Victoria Falls is a place to experience the local communities’ rich culture and history in addition to seeing the breathtaking power of nature. One can only get a true feel for this extraordinary area by immersing themselves in the culture, talking to locals, and seeing beyond the typical tourist spots.

 

What to Pack for an 8-Day Stay in and around Vic Falls?

Clothing:

  • Lightweight, breathable clothing for warm days.
  • Long-sleeve shirts and pants for evenings (to protect against mosquitoes).
  • A light jacket or sweater for cooler nights.
  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots.
  • Swimwear for poolside relaxation.
  • A wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses for sun protection.

Adventure Gear:

  • Binoculars for wildlife viewing.
  • A good-quality camera with spare batteries and memory cards.
  • Waterproof bags or covers for your electronics during boat safaris.
  • Comfortable daypack for excursions.

Health and Safety Items:

  • Insect repellent (with DEET) to ward off mosquitoes.
  • Sunscreen with a high SPF.
  • Basic first aid kit (band-aids, antiseptic, pain relievers).
  • Any necessary prescription medications.
  • Reusable water bottle (stay hydrated!).

Documents and Essentials:

  • Valid passport and necessary visas.
  • Travel insurance details.
  • Photocopies of important documents (stored separately from originals).
  • Cash (local currency and USD) for tips and small purchases.
  • Power adapter (Zimbabwe uses Type D and G plugs).

Toiletries and Personal Items:

  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, etc.).
  • Wet wipes or hand sanitizer.
  • Travel-sized laundry detergent (for handwashing clothes).
  • Personal medications and any necessary prescriptions.
  • Optional Items:
  • Lightweight rain jacket or poncho (rain showers can occur).
  • Hat with a chin strap (for windy boat rides).
  • A good book or e-reader for downtime.
  • Snacks (especially if you have dietary restrictions).

 

Top-Recommended Itinerary items for an 8-Day Vacation at Vic Falls

  • Starting your journey with a close-up view of the breathtaking Victoria Falls is a must. To truly grasp the magnitude of the falls, one must go on a guided trip that encompasses both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides.
  • Devil’s Pool: The world-renowned Devil’s Pool is a thrilling place to swim very close to the Victoria Falls. This adrenaline-pumping adventure gives you a new angle on the falls and is accessible from Zambia’s Livingstone Island.
  • Stop by the historic Victoria Falls Bridge, which connects Zimbabwe and Zambia across the Zambezi River. From the bridge, you can take in breathtaking views of the gorge while watching thrill seekers do bungee jumping and zip lining.
  • Enjoy a tranquil evening on the river by setting sail on a sunset cruise down the Zambezi River. Relax with complimentary refreshments and drinks while you take in the scenic riverfront views and maybe even see some wildlife.
  • Experience the beauty of Victoria Falls and the surrounding area from above with a scenic helicopter or microlight flight. From this unusual vantage point, you can marvel at the spectacular aerial views of the gorges, waterfalls, and wildlife.
  • A safari on the back of an elephant offers a unique vantage point from which to explore the African jungle. Experience the thrill of riding on the back of a gentle giant as you explore the forest and witness creatures in their own environment.
  • Chobe National Park: Venture out of Victoria Falls for a day to Botswana’s Chobe National Park, which is around 80 kilometers away. Elephants, lions, and hippos are just a few of the animals you might see on a river cruise or game drive.
  • Explore Hwange National Park, the biggest national park in Zimbabwe, which is situated approximately 200 kilometers away from Victoria Falls. Go on a safari excursion for a day or two and see the park’s many landscapes and plenty of animals.
  • The Livingstone Museum in Zambia is a great place to learn about the culture and history of the Victoria Falls region. Take a look at displays about archeology, ethnography, and the biography of the renowned explorer David Livingstone.
  • Crocodile Farm: Get up close and personal with these prehistoric reptiles at Victoria Falls’ Crocodile Farm. Observe feeding sessions and hear about crocodile conservation initiatives on a guided tour.
  • Visit a traditional village close to Victoria Falls as part of a cultural village tour and learn about the local culture firsthand. Get to know the locals while enjoying traditional music, dance, and customs.
  • Discover the history of Zambia’s railway system and its impact on the region’s growth by exploring the Railway Museum in Livingstone. See historic train cars, engines, and other relics from the railway era.
  • Victoria Falls is home to a number of heart-pounding adventure sports, including white-water rafting, bungee jumping, zip-lining, and gorge swinging, for those who seek for an adrenaline rush. Push yourself to the maximum and make memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Shop for unique trinkets, traditional artwork, and souvenirs at the craft markets in Victoria Falls and Livingstone. Help out the local craftspeople and bring home one-of-a-kind souvenirs from your journey.
  • Enjoy the Local Cuisine: Dine at local cafés and restaurants to experience the rich gastronomic scene of Victoria Falls and Livingstone. Indulge in a variety of mouthwatering international meals, including seafood, African specialties, and more, all served in a lively, exciting environment.
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Getting To Victoria Falls

Chobe National Park: Day trips are available from Victoria Falls Town, with guided tours that include transportation by road or boat.

Hwange National Park: Accessible by road from Victoria Falls Town, either by self-drive or organized safari tours.

Livingstone, Zambia: Cross the Victoria Falls Bridge by road or foot, or take a short flight from Victoria Falls Airport to Livingstone.

 

Why Book Your 8-Day Holiday with MoAfrika Tours?

Experience the magic of Victoria Falls firsthand with MoAfrika Tours, where friendly locals and experienced guides will show you the sights and tell you all about them.

Skilled Locals and Tour Guides: Our tour guides have extensive knowledge of Victoria Falls and the surrounding area, so you can expect an interesting and educational experience full of fascinating anecdotes about the local wildlife, culture, and history. Everything from the enigmas of the neighboring forest to the strength of the Zambezi River will be unveiled as they captivate you with their tales of this spectacular location.

At MoAfrika Tours, we take great pleasure in our individualized service and our attention to detail. We take great care in tailoring your schedule to suit your interests and tastes, so you can unwind or enjoy outdoor activities at your own pace during your trip. Relax and let us take care of everything, from transportation to housing to activities, so you can concentrate on making lasting memories.

Unique Adventures and Things to Do: There is something for everyone on MoAfrika Tours, whether you are looking for heart-pounding adventures or meaningful cultural encounters. Experience the thrill of white-water rafting, the tranquility of a sunset cruise down the Zambezi River, or a helicopter tour over the falls. Explore neighboring national parks, go on animal drives, and tour historic villages to learn about the area’s fascinating past.

Transportation and Lodging: After a day of exploring, unwind in stylish and reasonably priced hotels hand-picked by MoAfrika Tours. You can relax knowing that our organisation will get you through the entire trip without a hitch.

Eco-Friendly Travel Operator MoAfrika Tours is Devoted to Preserving the Environment and Assisting Local Communities Through Sustainable Tourism. Help us maintain this extraordinary area and its inhabitants by being a responsible tourist.

Start Arranging Your Dream Vacation Right Away! Embark on an unforgettable journey with MoAfrika Tours to see the majestic Victoria Falls. Plan your vacation now and go on an adventure you will never forget!

Frequently Asked Questions

Livingstone Island: A Hidden Gem at Victoria Falls

Livingstone Island is a small, rocky island located in the Zambezi River, just upstream from the mighty Victoria Falls. This enchanting island is named after the famous explorer David Livingstone, who was the first European to set eyes on the falls in 1855. The island offers a unique and exclusive experience, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the falls and the surrounding wilderness.

A typical 8-day package deal for Victoria Falls, including flights, hotels, excursions, and transfers, starts at $3,780 (or around $236 per day).

Budget Tours

Budget-friendly tours typically offer essential experiences without luxurious amenities. Prices generally start at around $425 per person. These tours commonly include guided visits to the falls, sunset cruises, and modest accommodations.

Comfort Tours

Comfort tours strike a balance between affordability and comfort, with prices averaging around $370 per person. Expect accommodations to be more comfortable, and additional activities may be included to enhance your experience.

Luxury Tours

For those seeking premium experiences, luxury tours offer top-notch amenities and personalized services. Prices for luxury tours typically begin at approximately $600 per person. Enjoy lavish accommodations, exclusive activities, and a heightened level of service tailored to your preferences.

Private Tours

Private tours cater to those desiring a customized experience and offer flexibility in itinerary planning. Prices for private tours start at around $750 per person. With personalized attention and the freedom to tailor your journey, private tours provide a heightened level of exclusivity and convenience.

Keep in mind that these cost estimates are subject to change based on factors such as availability, seasonal fluctuations, and any additional activities you opt for. To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date pricing, it’s advisable to directly consult with specific tour operators.