Discover why the locals call Victoria Falls “The Smoke that Thunders,” as you delve into the history and grandiose beauty of this magnificent curtain of falling water. Massive, at over a mile wide and more than 300 feet tall, you’ll appreciate exploring the falls from all angles. Observe the power of its raging water from above, on an exhilarating helicopter flight. Then get close enough to feel the cool spray, on a guided walking tour. You even experience the water’s gentler side when you take a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River, before it becomes a ferocious torrent. This 3-day trip is the perfect complement to a Southern Africa journey.

Tour Details


Starts any day. January to December

3 days from $1445.00

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Day 1

Arrive Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Welcome to Zimbabwe! You are met upon arrival at the Victoria Falls airport, and escorted to the legendary Victoria Falls Hotel, known as the “grand old lady of the falls.” This luxury hotel is on a World Heritage site overlooking the thundering Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy time at leisure to wander the grounds of the lodge. Relax on the verandah and enjoy views of the safari lodge’s own water hole, or perhaps take the shuttle to the waterhole for a closer look. You soon realize why this area was described by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi-oa-Tunya or “the Smoke that Thunders.” When the Zambezi River is at full strength, it plunges over a mile-wide, 320-foot-high cliff at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Later in the afternoon, embark on a helicopter flight for a bird’s-eye view of Victoria Falls. With some of the largest falls in the world, columns of spray are seen from miles away as raging water plummets over the edge into the 325-foot deep gorge below.

Day 2

Victoria Falls

Bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as billions of cubic feet of water plummet over the edge. Encompassing a width of more than one mile, the water rushes into the 325-foot deep gorge below. The wide basalt cliff, over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a placid river into a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges.

This morning you will be taken a private guided walking tour of Victoria Falls. You will see the Fall’s five main cascades: Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls and Eastern Cataract Falls from multiple viewpoints, each offering its own distinctive display. Standing near the heart-pounding falls, being cooled by the spray that rises hundreds of feet into the air, is nothing short of awe inspiring. You will discover first-hand why this UNESCO World Heritage site is truly one of the ‘Natural Wonders of the World’.

Late this afternoon, enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. See the waters come alive as the sun starts to set. A wide variety of game animals, including hippos and elephants, as well as crocodiles and bird species congregate on the river bank for a refreshing drink from the “River of Life” before night sets in.

Following your cruise, you will be transferred back to your luxurious lodgings for the night.

Day 3

Depart Victoria Falls

Enjoy your last morning by the falls before you are transferred to the Victoria Falls Airport for your flight home or onto your next destination.


The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls

The Elephant Camp offers breathtaking panoramic views of Victoria Falls in the west wing of the camp and in the east wing, Batoka Gorge. The camp is situated only 10 minutes from Victoria Falls in a private location within Victoria Falls National Park.

The Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls

Built in 1904, the Victoria Falls Hotel was the very first hotel to be built in Victoria Falls. It exudes colonial charm, but recent refurbishments offer guests the modern comforts one would expect from a luxury hotel. The corridors of the hotel reflect the historical link to the era in which it was created with drawings, paintings, and photographs of the major political figures of the day adorning the walls. The hotel lies within a vast manicured garden which has an unobscured view of the Victoria Falls bridge and the spray of the Falls. Perfectly positioned within the town, guests can enjoy all of Victoria Falls to the fullest. Expect a unique hotel with friendly service in a world class setting.

Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls

The magnificent Victoria Falls Safari Club perches high on a sprawling plateau, with views of unspoilt bushveld and spectacular African sunsets. Here, on the border of the renowned Zambezi National Park, guests can delight in the private haven of the lodge's rooms or suites, each of which blends modern comfort with a sense of African history and the magnificent natural beauty of the setting. With privacy a focus, the Safari Club boasts its own private club lounge, where guests can enjoy breakfasts, afternoon tea and pastries, cocktails and snacks. A private viewing deck overlooks a game-laden corridor where vast herds of wildlife come down to the mighty Zambezi River to drink. Situated within the magnificent grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Safari Club guests have access to the lodge's Buffalo Bar, Boma and Makuwakuwa Restaurant. Adventures include game viewing at nearby hides, guided bush walks, nature trails and birdwatching.