Vic Falls Budget Holiday Packages

Budget tours to the Victoria falls, offer all the fun without too many of the frills to keep the price as low as possible. We choose accommodation in a combo of guesthouses and backpackers and make certain activities and meals optional.

5 Day Mid-range Shearwater Explorers Village

A 5-day tour of Victoria Falls gives you ample time to enjoy all the exciting tourist attractions and still leaves you time to soak up the peace and tranquility of this magical corner of Zimbabwe.


$ 815

4 Day Classic Lokuthula Lodge Tour

The 4-day Victoria Falls tour gives you two full days to enjoy the best that Victoria Falls has to offer, including a glorious sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River and a leisurely tour of the iconic Falls.


$ 855

4 Day Mid-range Shearwater Explorers Village

Prepare for an adventure to Victoria Falls on a budget-friendly 4-day itinerary. 


$ 725

3 Day Mid-range Shearwater Explorers Village

Consider a 3-day mid-range tour starting from Shearwater Explorer Village as your base to explore Victoria Falls and its surroundings.


$ 405

Best Budget Holidays in Vic Falls

Guests from all over the world travel to see the stunning Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world, also known by its indigenous name Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning “the smoke that thunders.” This magnificent waterfall is widely recognised as the biggest curtain of falling water on the planet, with a width of an astounding 1708 metres. See yourself in wonder as various waterfalls—the 61-meter Devil’s Cataract, the 83-meter Main Falls, the 99-meter Rainbow Falls, and the 98-meter Eastern Cataract—fall at different heights, with a combined flow rate of up to 500 million litres per minute.

But that’s not all the wonder there is. Nature lovers are treated to a stunning backdrop by the eight gorges that surround the falls. These gorges are built of basalts and formed by igneous activity. Several islands in this pristine setting are critical breeding places for migratory and endangered bird species, such as the magnificent Taita Falcon and the beautiful Black Eagle.

As you delve deeper into the region, you’ll find a lush “rainforest” situated in the splash zone of the waterfall. The continual flow of ample water and the high humidity produced by the magnificent spray plume—which reaches heights of roughly 500 metres at its peak—are crucial to the delicate environment that is characterised by fragmented woodland on sandy alluvium. The captivating beauty of this natural wonder is heightened by the fact that one can see the mist from the falls up to 50 kilometres away from the Bulawayo road and 30 kilometres away from the Lusaka road.

Direct frontage viewing is available from Zimbabwe and Zambia, so you can witness the magnificence for yourself. Victoria Falls are an awe-inspiring sight to behold, and you won’t soon forget your visit to this remarkable natural wonder.

We have compiled a comprehensive guide on everything you need to prepare for your Vic Falls Budget Holiday Package.

What to Expect on a Vic Falls Budget Holiday

When organising your vacation to Victoria Falls, one of the most important considerations is when to go. What you can see and do at the falls, as well as the kind of weather you might anticipate, are both greatly affected by the time of year.

Victoria Falls can appear as a massive wall of water or as a series of lesser waterfalls plunging into a vast canyon, depending on the season. During the rainy season, Victoria Falls is at its most spectacular, but even when the water levels are lower, it’s still a great place to visit because you can get much closer to the falls in safety.

Although Victoria Falls experiences mildly warm weather most of the year, the months of September through December can reach scorching temperatures. At this time of year, the sun can make the already hot weather feel much hotter, with daily highs reaching into the 90s (Fahrenheit). You might want to skip this time of year if you’re not a fan of hot weather.

During the winter months of late May through early August, temperatures can drop significantly, especially at night. It will be chilly in the nights, so pack a lightweight jacket if you’re visiting during this time of year.

Visitors planning safaris or other outdoor activities would want to think about how much rain Victoria Falls typically receives at different times of the year. It rains heavily in the region from the end of November to around the middle of March.

Having said that, the region has almost little precipitation from May till the first few weeks of September. There is less foliage to block your view of the animals during this time of year. It is not until the dry season comes to a close that Victoria Falls is at its lowest point.

Your lodging arrangements are one of the most important facets of your Victoria Falls vacation planning. The lodgings you select for your journey can constitute a significant portion of your total trip cost. The quality of your lodgings and the value you receive for your money are two equally important considerations when planning your trip.

Vic Falls Budget Friendly trip

There are three main considerations to keep in mind while organising an affordable excursion to Victoria Falls: location, facilities, and cost. Finding the right lodgings at a reasonable price may make or break your holiday, so here are some tips to keep costs down.

Accommodations should be located so that you can easily reach Victoria Falls and all the sights in the vicinity. If you want to make the most of your time here at this natural wonder, staying close by will save you money and hassle on transportation.

Even when you’re on a tight budget, you shouldn’t ignore the facilities that are truly important to you. Prioritise the necessities that will improve your stay without draining your budget, such as a cosy bed, hot showers, and free breakfast.

Decide on a reasonable amount to spend on your lodgings and don’t go overboard. We will recommend the most affordable option by comparing rates at various hotels, inns, and hostels. If you want to get more bang for your buck, search our site for sales, promotional discounts, and package deals.

One of the greatest ways to see all the incredible sights and do all the spectacular activities in the Victoria Falls area is to go on a tour. We have included some suggested tours and excursions in case you are seeking exciting ways to round out your vacation.

Let’s discuss how to economically explore this exciting location.

Getting Around: You can take advantage of shuttle service to the falls from a number of hotels and lodges, and there is a free shuttle that runs every hour from a number of different locations to the town centre.

How about a cab? Downtown Victoria Falls is well-served by taxis. Prices within the neighbourhood usually range from $5 to $10, but make sure to negotiate the fare in advance.

For greater freedom, think about hiring a car from at Victoria Falls Airport. Daily rates start at US$60. Bicycles can be rented for as little as $20 per day, making them an affordable and practical mode of transportation around town.

Street Shopping: Are you in search of mementos? If you’re looking for a one-stop shop offering anything from local artwork to one-of-a-kind gifts, Elephant’s Walk is the place for you. Be sure to stop by the adjacent Curio Market, where you can find plenty of local craftspeople offering exquisitely carved wood goods. Visit the Phumula Centre for clothing.

Food and More: The OK Supermarket at Phumula Centre is a great place to stock up on necessities. You may easily keep within your budget while enjoying your stay in Victoria Falls because the average price of ground beef is around $3 per pound, eggs are around $2 per dozen, and bread is about $1 per loaf.

What to Pack for Your Budget-Friendly Holiday in Vic Falls

Don’t forget to pack these essentials:

Comfortable Clothing:

  • Lightweight, breathable attire suitable for warm weather.
  • A sun hat or cap to shield yourself from the African sun.
  • Sturdy walking shoes for exploring the area.
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes:
    – Pack lightweight, breathable clothes suitable for warm weather.
    – Consider clothing that can get wet, especially if you plan to get up close to the falls.
    – Bring comfortable walking shoes for exploring the area.

Swimwear: For when you want to take the plunge into the Devil’s Pool or enjoy a refreshing swim in the Zambezi River.

Rain Gear: Be prepared for occasional showers, especially during the rainy season (November to April). Pack a compact rain jacket or poncho.

Insect Repellent: Keep mosquitoes at bay with a reliable insect repellent.

Sunscreen and Sunglasses: Protect your skin and eyes from the intense African sun.

Camera or Smartphone: Capture the stunning vistas of the Falls and the wildlife you encounter.

Reusable Water Bottle: Stay hydrated and minimise plastic waste.

Basic First Aid Kit: Carry essentials like band-aids, antiseptic, pain relievers, and any required medications.

Adaptor and Charger: Ensure your devices stay powered up with the correct adaptors for Zimbabwe’s Type D and Type G plugs.

Cash and Small Denominations: While some establishments accept credit cards, having cash (preferably in the local currency) on hand is useful for smaller purchases.

Remember, Victoria Falls offers an array of activities, from thrilling helicopter rides over the Falls to exhilarating white-water rafting on the Zambezi River. Choose your adventures wisely and savour every moment of this remarkable natural wonder.

When you’re headed to Victoria Falls, having the correct documents is key to a seamless and delightful journey.

Passport and Visa:

  • Your passport is essential for entry into Zimbabwe and Zambia, the neighboring countries of Victoria Falls.
  • Check the visa requirements for your nationality. Some travelers may need to secure a visa beforehand.

Proof of SADC Membership or Zimbabwean ID:

  • If you’re a Southern African Development Community (SADC) member or possess a Zimbabwean passport, remember to bring along proof of your membership or identification.

Budget Vic Falls Safari

Top Recommended Itinerary Items for an affordable Holiday in Vic Falls

Experience the magnificence of the Falls: You can see the falls in all their breathtaking glory from either the Zimbabwean or Zambian side. You can get very near to the spray as you stroll along the pathways in the rainforest on the Zimbabwean side. Views of the whole waterfall are available from the Zambian side.

Join a tour guide: The falls itself do not cost anything, but guided tours offer a wealth of information about the geology, history, and cultural importance of this natural phenomenon. You can discover free walking tours if you look, and many local guides give trips at a reasonable price.

Indulge in a refreshing swim in Devil’s Pool, a natural pool situated on the Zambian side of the falls. Although it’s an unforgettable adventure, you should know that it’s only reachable in the dry season (when water levels are low) and that getting there could be a bit of a challenge.

Bring a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon lounging in the park’s gorgeous foliage and abundant wildlife at Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. You can enjoy a picnic in a permitted area and maybe even see some wildlife, like giraffes or elephants.

Take in the breathtaking views of the falls and the gorge below as you stroll across the famous Victoria Falls Bridge. If you’re in the mood for an adrenaline rush, you may bungee jump off the bridge (though you might want to save up for this) or simply stroll across it for free.

Take a trip to the Livingstone Museum to find out more about the remarkable lives of Cecil Rhodes and David Livingstone, as well as the history of the area. A fantastic way to pass a wet afternoon, and the admission price is quite low.

You can find unique souvenirs and handcrafted goods at the local markets, such as the Mukuni Village Craft Market in Zambia and the Victoria Falls market in Zimbabwe. Make sure to bargain for the most affordable costs!

Savour breathtaking views of the setting sun as you sail down the Zambezi River on a sunset cruise. Sunset cruises are a really enchanted experience, and there are several companies that offer them at moderate prices.

Take a stroll along one of the many beautiful trails in the region; two popular options are Victoria Falls National Park and Zambezi National Park. A walk is a wonderful opportunity to take in the scenery at your own pace.

The best way to fully immerse yourself in a culture is to see a performance of traditional dance. These performances are often readily available and reasonably priced at many restaurants and hotels.

Stop by a traditional village to get a feel for the local culture and way of life. The region is home to multiple settlements that offer tours and cultural experiences. 

Affordable Vic Falls Excursion

Why Book Your Budget Holiday in Vic Falls with MoAfrika Tours?

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Falls without busting your budget with MoAfrika Tours. We provide an affordable adventure that combines memorable events with pleasant lodgings — convenient lodges and quaint guesthouses.

Make the most of your time at Victoria Falls by following the advice of our knowledgeable tour guides, who will show you all the best spots and reveal many hidden treasures.

The secret to an unforgettable and reasonably priced Victoria Falls trip is MoAfrika Tours. Stop procrastinating and start planning your journey today. We are ready to plan your stay at the breathtaking waterfalls where their mist paints the sky with vibrant rainbows .

Through exhilarating adventures and cultural immersion, we forge experiences that will remain in your hearts forever.

Your priorities and personal tastes will determine the ideal low-cost vacation spot in Victoria Falls.

In Livingstone, Zambia, you can find a variety of inexpensive hotels, guesthouses, and hostels to suit most budgets. You can immerse yourself in native Zambian culture while enjoying closeness to Victoria Falls and a variety of adventure activities.

Park Fees:

  • Pay in advance by booking a guided tour, which typically includes transportation and entrance fees, or pay onsite if visiting independently.

Tour Guides:

  • Guided tours start at around $50 USD, often covering park fees and transportation if booked through a tour operator.


  • Budget around $10-20 USD for two meals at affordable restaurants, $30 USD for mid-range options, or $50 USD for upscale dining. Street food is a wallet-friendly choice.


  • Options range from dorm beds ($15 USD) to midrange double rooms ($50-150 USD) and upscale hotels. Campsites are also available ($10-15 USD).


  • Tip taxi drivers 10%, and offer similar amounts for good service in hotels and restaurants. Safari guides and staff may require higher tips, around $10 USD per day.

Other Activities:

  • Activities like canoeing, bungee jumping, and white-water rafting range from $100-200 USD per person. Skydiving costs approximately $350 USD. Some tour operators may include these activities or offer discounted rates.