Victoria Falls Activities
Guided Tour Of The Falls
A guided tour of the falls enables you to delve into the local customs and traditions while gaining insight into how such an exquisite creation came to be. An aura of excitement envelopes everyone who lays eyes on this incredible spectacle and guided tours are conducted from either the Zimbabwean or Zambian side, or both. During the dry season the Victoria Falls is best viewed from the Zimbabwean side. The Zimbabwe adventure ends at a craft market at the entrance of the rainforest, where guests can appreciate the talent of local craftsmen and purchase a memorabilia of this special experience.
Exploring the vast genuine wilderness of the Zambezi National Park, these drives set off either in the early morning or mid-afternoon. Using an open four-wheel drive vehicle, the game drive allows the guests to discover many interpretations of the bush and all its inhabitants, related to them by our suitable trained and qualified guides. This is an uncontrived bush experience, covering a genuinely wild, unfenced wilderness area. Please note that the Zambezi National Park is only a five minute drive from Victoria Falls town, so there are no lengthy transfers involved. The morning safari sets off at 0600hrs and a light breakfast, tea/coffee and mineral waters are served. The afternoon safari departs at 1500hrs and soft drinks, beer, mineral waters and a snack platter are offered. Our game drives last between three and four hours in duration.
Elephant Art Safari
We have teamed up to create an eco conscious and unique elephant experience, brought to life by the artistic strokes of your fingertips, while surrounded by the African bush. An open-design thatch Boma gives guests an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Masuwe River, and against this breath-taking back drop, guests will be given an insightful and educational presentation on the Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Orphange. The sanctuary was founded on the principle of conservation, and one of the most effective ways to evoke a sense of environmental responsibility is to show what stands to be lost. Guests will have an opportunity to talk to guides that have journeyed – physically and metaphorically, incredible distances with these elephant, and learn more about the complexities of the individuals and the herd structures. Guests will learn about the elephant as well as their history and how they came to be in our care as well as the threats facing elephant populations today, in an interesting and informative talk. Guests then venture down to a waterhole and mud wallow where, under the shade of an enormous Mopane tree, they will find a chair and easel – each set up with a fresh sheet of paper. Brightly coloured aprons and palettes with bright splotches of paint will also be handed out. A private tutor is provided to guide guests through a painting workshop, using their sketch pads and brush to capture the moment. Soon guests’ white sheets of paper will be transformed into a canvas with a glorious blue sky, sunshine, yellow, brown or green grass and of course elephants. Once finished, guests will go back to “The Wallow” for a delicious two course buffet lunch accompanied by a cold beverage rounding off a perfect morning’s experience. After lunch guests will be transferred back to their lodgings in Victoria Falls Town.
It originated from the phrase coined by David Livingstone when he first documented discovering the falls: "Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by Angels in Their Flight". I think it is a great name, it describes this activity perfectly as it is surely one of the finest experiences you can have. At ground level you can feel the enormous power of the Victoria Falls as tremendous volumes of water pound into the chasm below. But it is only when you take to the air that you can take in the whole panorama and enormity of this mighty spectacle. As you look upstream you can see the lazy wide Zambezi River as it meanders along its course. There are hundreds of islands and you can see all the wildlife going about its daily business. Then as if a line is drawn the water plummets over a knife edge, at this point the river is almost one kilometre wide but is immediately reduced to a width of no more than 50m contained within a deep canyon. But what’s even more spectacular is that as you look downstream you can see the zigzag of the gorges. These show a story in time as each one represents a different Victoria Falls from thousand of years ago, as the river has eroded the softer sandstone in the fault lines between the Basalt and cut its way upstream over the ages.