Have you ever dreamed of seeing one of the world’s natural wonders? Victoria Falls is one of the most unbelievable places I have ever been. Sitting along the Zambezi river on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, it is considered to be one of the largest falls in the world. The water cascades over the edge of cliffs and the powerful spray lifts up into the air, resembling smoke. Spend two days in Victoria Falls and you’ll be astounded!
I traveled with my family to Victoria Falls and we jam packed our schedule with two days of touring and adrenaline seeking activities! If you are adventurous at heart or you simply want to try something new then look no further than my guide below!
My family booked a tour with Wild Horizons which I highly recommend! They own an amazing Elephant Sanctuary, a beautiful hotel, and tour outfits. Also, the guides are top notch and will make sure you are completely satisfied.
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Two Day Itinerary in Victoria Falls
Day 1: Adventurous Activities
Hanging upside down over the Zambezi River, staring at the falls rushing behind me, was not the way I expected to start my trip in Zimbabwe. If you’ve ever had the desire to go bungee jumping then this is one of the best spots to go in the entire world!
The platform is located right in the middle of the Victoria Falls Bridge and you can hear the powerful roar of the falls behind you. You can book a tour online through Wild Horizons or other tour companies. Shearwater Bungee is the name of the company that runs the jumps. It’s a once in a lifetime experience!
Because the bridge straddles Zimbabwe and Zambia, you will have to pass through border control, so leave ample time to get there. You must tell them you are doing the bungee jump and that you will return back afterwards. However, you will not get a stamp in your passport for crossing the border here.
If you book a tour with Wild Horizons, then you can also add on the Batoka Gorge Swing! This was my first time doing a gorge swing and it was only mildly less scary than bungee jumping. Here you jump off feet first into the gorge below and soar through the wide open space. It almost feels like you’re flying!
If you are really feeling up for more adventures after your gorge swing ride, then you can enjoy a zip-line as well! This is the least scary of the three.
Sunset by the Gorge
Maybe jumping off of platforms is not your idea of fun. If you’d rather do something relaxing, then you can drive to the Gorge and grab a drink for sunset. Not only does Wild Horizons run the animal sanctuary, the hotel, and the gorge swing, but they also own a cute little restaurant overlooking the beautiful area.
There is a beautiful bar and restaurant that overlooks the scenic area. You can watch the sky change colors as you enjoy a sweet libation over the panoramic view of the Gorge.
Day 2: Exploring the Falls
Walk Along the Falls
It’s time to see the main event: Victoria Falls! Before visiting the falls, you will have to decide which country to view them from. Zimbabwe ($30/person) has a better panoramic view of the falls, but Zambia ($20/person) offers the opportunity to sit over the falls in the thrilling Devil’s Pool. Unfortunately, Devil’s Pool is not accessible year round and so we stayed on the Zimbabwe side.
Prepare to be stunned by the magnitude of the rushing waters. It’s hard to even put into words how amazing the falls are. You will definitely want to bring a raincoat with you, because there are spots where you will be covered in the falls’ powerful spray.
You can walk on the path to stop at multiple viewpoints of the falls. My favorite spot was Main Falls, where you got covered in a nice mist, but you were able to view the most powerful area of the falls.
Helicopter Over the Falls
The only way to get an expansive view of all the falls at once is to view them from the air. Booking a helicopter ride is definitely pricey at $150 a person, but if you have the funds then it is worth it. There are multiple outfitters to choose from, but most of them offer the same thing.
The helicopter will circle around the falls and offers breathtaking views of the roaring waters below. Rainbows reflect off of the water’s edge and the spray of the water expands into the air above. You will be completely mesmerized by the spectacular sights below.
Visit the Elephant Sanctuary
Staying at Elephant Camp meant we had the luck of getting to hang with elephants at their very own sanctuary. The Elephant Sanctuary is connected to the hotel, but it is run by Wild Horizons. They began saving animals in 1992 and their mission is to help elephants that need some love and care before sending them back into the wild.
They rehabilitate the adorable elephants, so that they can live a happy and healthy life. You can book encounters with the elephants through their website, where you feed them and watch as they go on walks through the forest. It was definitely a highlight of our trip!
Take a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi
Relax and enjoy your last night in Victoria Falls by setting sail on the beautiful Zambezi. We booked our cruise through the same tour company, but there are many different boat companies. You can listen to live music, sip on cocktails, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres as you watch the sunset over the horizon.
I took countless photos of the sun setting, because it was so remarkable. One of the other highlights of our cruise was seeing a bunch of hippos floating in the water. I know that they are one of the most dangerous animals, but I still find them so cute! This was the perfect way to end a wonderful two days in Victoria Falls
You will be amazed at all that this beautiful place has to offer. From rafting down the Zambezi, to swinging through a gorge, or simply viewing the falls there is plenty to do and see! I hope one day I can make it back to enjoy Devil’s Pool or spend more time in the luscious rainforest.
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