Victoria Falls or Livingstone Stopover
This short stopover program in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or Livingstone, Zambia is designed to be added on to the end of your safari, or it can be done as a stand-alone, short break in this beautiful area.
- Marvel at the awe-inspiring expanse of Victoria Falls
- Hike in the rain forest along the Zambezi River’s edge
- Learn the history of the area, including the explorer David Livingstone’s story
- Try optional activities such as a helicopter ride over the falls, a boat trip on the Zambezi River, bungee jumping or zip lining, a meal with a local family, visit a traditional village or a craft market
- Wildlife viewing tours to see elephants or lions up close
2021 – 2022 Dates:
Daily, on customized basis
2021 – 2022 Pricing:
Bed & Breakfast: From US$129 – twin / From US$193 – single
Moderate Hotel: From US$173 – twin / From US$347 – single
Superior Hotel: From US$320 – twin / From US$641 – single
Superior Plus Hotel: From US$543 – twin / From US$1,208 – single
Deluxe Hotel: From US$941 – twin / From US$1,882 – single
Prices are approximate “starting from” rates, shown in US$, per person based on two people sharing a twin room and one person in a single room. Actual prices for your package will depend on your dates of travel and availability of accommodation.
Arrive into Livingstone or Victoria Falls and transfer to your accommodation where you will check in for a two-night stay. Depending on your arrival time you may have the opportunity to take one of the many optional tours available. Please ask us to send you the detailed list of some of the most popular touring options.
A day to book onto the optional tours of your choice. We can take care of making reservations for you on your chosen tours. It is recommend to book activity tours well in advance of your travel dates in order to guarantee space and avoid disappointment. Here are just a few suggestions, but there are many more!
Historic Bridge Tour – a lighthearted but informative tour of the revolutionary Victoria Falls Bridge, built in 1905. Mosi-oa-Tunya, Victoria National Park – explore the river bank and rain forest running alongside the Zambezi River while learning the history of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.
Helicopter Flight over Victoria Falls – the spectacular helicopter flights over Victoria Falls is known as the “Flight of Angels” in reference to David Livingstone’s famous words. There are two flight durations to choose from, either 12 or 25 minutes
Bungee Jump, Bridge Swing, Zip Line and Cable Slide – a variety of exciting, adrenaline-pumping activities, all taking place high above the Zambezi River chasm and the tumultuous waters below.
White Water Rafting and Boat Tours on the Zambezi – there are a variety of tours on the river from exhilarating white water rafting to relaxing sunset and dinner cruises. The choice is yours (or try both!)
Bushtracks Express Steam Train – this pre-dinner train trip harkens back to the days of steam and takes you out onto the famous Victoria Falls Bridge for an amazing view.
Home Hosted Meal – this initiative provides valuable income to, and empowers, local people. Visitors have the opportunity to meet a local family, see a traditional area home and share an authentic, home-cooked African meal with the hosts.
The Boma – Place of Eating – this unique, cultural experience combines a variety of food such as game meats and traditional Zimbabwean dishes, accompanied by entertainment from dancers, the Sangoma (story teller) and a local fortune teller. The Boma nestles in a Gusu Forest and is partly open to the spectacular night skies.
Elephant Interaction Experience or Elephant Art – get up close to these majestic creatures and learn about them on the Interaction tour. You will have the chance to paint a picture of them on the Art tour (supplies included). Both tours include a buffet lunch.
Walking with Lions – operating on a private property adjacent to the Zambezi National Park, this is an up close and personal experience with the Kings of the Jungle. Shorter lion encounters may also be combined with Elephant Back Safaris or Rhino Encounter Game Drives.
Traditional Village Tour – enter a different world where a way of life continues as it has done for centuries. Visit an authentic African village to see tribal life first hand, watch local villages go about their daily tasks and help in some of the day-to-day chores.
Local shopping options:
Craft Village Tour – visit this open-air Curio Market where many handmade Zimbabwean products can be found and talk to the artists about their art. This friendly market is the essence of local hospitality.
Elephants Walk Shopping and Artists Village – enjoy hours of browsing around some of the best speciality shops Zimbabwe has to offer. Meet local artists and craftsmen at work, creating uniquely Zimbabwean pieces. Entrance is free.
Craft Village Tour – browse in a “must visit” traditional, open Curio Market where everything that a Zimbabwean hand can make is found, the artists are happy to discuss their craft, the atmosphere is buzzing with Zimbabwean smiles and
African hospitality. This market can be visited on a guided tour or on your own. A small entrance fee is payable locally.
Check out of your accommodation and depart from either Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airport to your next destination. Should you want another day or two here we can certainly extend your stay.
Optional tours should be booked well in advance to ensure availability as many tours do sell out.
- 2 nights of accommodation in hotel category and room type booked
- Breakfast at some accommodation
- Taxes on accommodation
- Transfers to your accommodation and from your hotel to airport for departure
- Airfare to/from Livingstone or Victoria Falls
- Breakfast at some accommodation
- All meals not specified
- Sightseeing tours
- Travel insurance
- Passport and visa fees, as required
- National Park fees, paid locally
- Items of a personal nature
Many safaris are available from Victoria Falls/Livingstone including the Little Makalolo Camp in Hwange National Park or Chobe National Park in Botswana. Or you might choose to travel onward to Cape Town, South Africa to enjoy their summer weather and activities.
Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.