5 Day Victoria Falls Best Budget Safari Tour

The 5-day Victoria Falls Best Budget Safari tour booked through Moafrika Tours combines the magic of Victoria Falls waterfall with exhilarating adventure activities and a magical safari tour of Stanley & Livingstone National Park in Zimbabwe and Chobe Nat

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You’re treated to an idyllic boat cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, breathtaking vistas at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, a personal encounter with black rhino in Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve, a choice of wild activities and popular eateries in town with panoramic views of the Falls and a full-day safari tour of one of Botswana’s premier wildlife destinations.

Guests stay in budget-friendly accommodation in Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side which is close to the iconic waterfall and the major attractions in the area. Transfers from/to Victoria Falls Airport and a shuttle service to the action adventures and restaurants in town are part of the package as well as a hearty breakfast.

Your first evening in Victoria Falls is spent floating down the Zambezi River with a drink in hand while viewing an incredible array of wildlife and birds along the lush river banks.

After a tour of the magical Falls, your time in Victoria Falls ranges from something wild and exciting like white-water rafting, bungee jumping off the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge or a peaceful Zambezi canoe trail to interacting with elephants and lions at a protected wildlife sanctuary or getting up close and personal with black rhino on a morning’s game drive in Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve.

The highlight of the 5-day Victoria Falls Best Budget Safari tour is a full day Big 5 safari tour of Chobe National Park. The national park is located in northern Botswana near the vast, spectacular Okavango Delta which is a scenic 1-hour drive from Victoria Falls. Chobe National Park known for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo as well as prolific birdlife and spectacular scenery.

This tour promises you an incredible combination of breathtaking scenery, spectacular game viewing and fun and excitement for the whole family. 


Day 1


Guests make their own way to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for a mid-morning direct flight to Victoria Falls Airport.

Airlines flying direct from Johannesburg to Victoria include British Airways, Fast Jet and SAA

  • Depart OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg: Between 10h25 and 11h25

  • Arrive Vic Falls Airport, Zimbabwe: Between 12h00 and 13h00

Complimentary transfer from Victoria Falls Airport to your hotel or lodge.

Guests meet at the Big Tree at Victoria Falls for a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. Enjoy excellent game viewing and birdwatching while sipping on a refreshing beverage.

Guests return to their lodge after the sun sets. Choose between dinner at the lodge or one of the many popular restaurants in town (dinner for your own account).

Overnight at a budget-friendly lodge on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls.

Included in rate: No meals included on Day 1

Day 2


Wake up early and enjoy a hearty breakfast at your lodge before departing mid-morning for a guided tour of the Falls. This includes a leisurely walk through the Rainforest on the Zimbabwe side of the Zambezi National Park.

Lunch at Rainforest Café close to the Victoria Falls waterfall is optional.

Spend the afternoon enjoying the activity you selected. This could include a helicopter Flight of Angels tour, a walk with lions or an elephant interactive safari at The Elephant Camp or something more adrenalin-pumping like bungee jumping or the longest bridge slide in Africa.

Make your way to The Bridge Café for sundowners. This stunning eatery is built on a platform overlooking the Batoka Gorge and offers guests a panoramic view of the waterfall and Zambezi National Park. The location is hands down the best in town.

Order a delicious meal at The Bridge Café or choose to eat at one of the many popular restaurants in the town of Victoria Falls. Make arrangements for pick up and drop off times with your guide. Avoid walking back to your lodge late at night, particularly if you’ve had a bit to drink.

If you’re visiting Victoria Falls during the Full Moon and if the sky is clear; you’ll witness one of the most magical sights in Africa which is called the Lunar Rainbow. This is when the light of the moon reflects off the towering column of spray from the Falls.

Friday and Saturday night is party night at Shoestrings Bar for vibey youngsters. For something more romantic, Three Monkeys is a cocktail bar and restaurant set up in an renovated 1935 railway carriage. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is quaint and endearing.

Overnight at budget-friendly accommodation on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls.

Included in tour rate: Breakfast

Day 3


Today is focused on exploring the rugged bushveld surrounds of Victoria Falls and enjoying a blissful game drive through a private game reserve. Enjoy either an early morning sunrise safari tour or a late afternoon sunset excursion. Both are spectacular and the best time to see game in Africa.

The 3-hour game drive is run by Shearwater Safaris and takes you to Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve which is a 4 000 hectare private reserve on the outskirts of Victoria Falls.

Stanley & Livingstone is home to the Big 5 which includes black rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard as well as over 2 000 species of wildlife. A highlight of the safari tour is a close encounter with 7 endangered black rhino which roam the property. These incredible giants are highly endangered and enjoy the safety and protection of the reserve’s flagship conservation programme.

When not out on a game drive, enjoy one of the TWO activities you selected as part of your tour package. Enjoy lunch at a popular restaurant situated on the edge of the Falls or treat yourself to High Tea at the legendary Victoria Falls Hotel.

Overnight at budget-friendly accommodation on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls.

Included in tour rate: Breakfast

Day 4


Your day starts early as the sun is rising over the magnificent Falls. Guests are picked up from their lodge between 7h00-7h30 and driven to the Kazungula Border Post. A guide from Shearwater Safaris will get the group through the border and to Chobe National Park for the morning game drive.

The day is broken with lunch at the beautiful Chobe Safari Lodge. Refreshments will be provided throughout the tour. Chobe Safari Lodge will cater for special dietary requirements but please give advance notice.

The afternoon is a safari tour of a different kind. It’s spent floating down the Chobe River in specially-adapted boats that navigate through the narrow channels and past lush, verdant islands in the river. A professional guide stays with you throughout the boat cruise and a knowledgeable boat captain shares interesting facts about the Chobe River and the people living along its river banks.

Guests return to Victoria Falls late afternoon (approximately 16h30). A full-day Chobe safari tour includes complimentary transfers to your hotel or lodge.

Please note:

  • the age requirement for a full-day Chobe safari tour is 4 years and older

  • all children need to be accompanied by an adult

  • children aged 4-11 years are charged 75% of adult price

Overnight at budget-friendly accommodation on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls.

Included in tour rate: No meals included for Day 4

Full-day Chobe safari tour price includes:

  • tea and coffee, mineral water and light snacks are provided on the morning game drive

  • soft drinks, mineral water, local beers and wine and light snacks are provided on the afternoon boat cruise

Day 5


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your lodge. You have a few hours to explore the town of Victoria Falls and visit the outdoor arts & craft markets.

We recommend visiting the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel and enjoying a cup of tea on Stanley’s Terrace. The view over the waterfall and the Zambezi National Park from the historic hotel is spectacular.

Guests are picked up from their lodge mid-morning and driven to the Victoria Falls Airport for the return flight to Johannesburg.

Be careful about timing and please don’t run late for the transfer to the airport. Moafrika Tours cannot be held responsible if you miss your flight.

Airlines flying direct from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg include British Airways, Fast Jet and SAA

  • Depart Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe: Between 13h30 and 14h00

  • Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa: Between 15h00 and 15h30

Included in tour rate: Breakfast

What’s included

  • Cost of transfer from/to Victoria Falls Airport.
  • 4-nights’ accommodation in a budget-friendly lodge in Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise
  • Guided tour of the Falls
  • Choice of TWO activity at Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side) 
  • 3-hour game drive in Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve (early morning or late evening)
  • Full-day safari tour of Chobe National Park in Botswana 

What’s excluded

  • Food and drinks other than stated
  • National Parks fees and fuel surcharge fee on certain activities
  • Personal purchases 


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