The following activities are available onsite at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge:
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Waterhole
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge overlooks a waterhole offering guests the opportunity to view a variety of wildlife including elephant, buffalo, kudu, waterbuck, impala as well as a large number of bird species.
Game may be seen at the waterhole from the comfort of the lodge’s viewing deck, pool deck or over drinks or a meal at the Buffalo Bar and MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant.
The majority of rooms at the lodge have a direct view of the waterhole from where guests may soak up the iconic African sight of wildlife wending its way to and from quenching its thirst from the privacy of their balcony.
The Vulture Culture Experience
The Vulture Culture Experience is a supplementary feeding programme that aids the survival of these remarkable but endangered birds, and allows visitors to enjoy the spectacular sight of hundreds of these birds swooping down to be fed on leftover meat scraps from onsite restaurants.
The activity, which occurs at 1pm daily, begins with a briefing on a deck beneath Victoria Falls Safari Lodge about the ecological importance of vultures and the plight they are facing, before visitors take a short walk down a bush path to a hide to view the vultures feeding. Here there is the opportunity to spot white-headed, hooded, lappet-faced and white-backed vultures, as well as marabou storks.
The project also allows vulture numbers to be monitored, as populations are dwindling due to a variety of human created issues, including electrocution by power lines, loss of available and safe food supply, direct and indirect poisoning and the use of their parts for traditional medicines.
This Vulture Culture Experience, which appeals to all age groups, and is free – although visitors are encouraged to make a donation, which goes to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust.
If you’ve ever wanted to get so close to an elephant you can count its eyelashes or feel its breath as a curious trunk wanders through Siduli Hide’s viewing gap, then this is an activity you should experience.
A sit in the Siduli Hide, which, located at the edge of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge waterhole, resembles a termite mound, and offers the incredible opportunity to view wildlife at very close quarters for a sustained period of time.
Guests are concealed inside Siduli Hide, from where they may closely observe large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as kudu, warthogs, crocodiles, marabou storks, vultures and much more.
Ideal for keen photographers and wildlife enthusiasts who seek a unique and exclusive way to enjoy wildlife while visiting Victoria Falls, the two-hour hide, which is available to groups of up to six and is best done in the early morning or late afternoon, is run by professional guide Charles Brightman.
A bird hide sit, offering the opportunity to spot a variety of different species, including guinea fowl, kingfishers, shrikes and doves, at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, surrounded by the tranquillity of nature, is a relaxing way to while away an hour.
The bird hide, which is suitable for all age groups, is surrounded by nature trails where bushbuck and warthog are commonly sighted.
Both the bird hide and the nature trails can be explored at guests’ own leisure.
It is recommended you bring along a hat, water and binoculars.
Special arrangements may be made for groups.
The activities below are among some of the most popular on offer in Victoria Falls, and may be booked through Victoria Falls Safari Lodge’s Activities Desk:
Victoria Falls Rainforest Guided Tour
Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the largest curtain of falling water in the world, can be enjoyed from the Zimbabwean side 365 days of the year.
On this tour you will be accompanied through the rainforest by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the Falls, as well as detailing the flora, fauna and other points of interest. There are several lookout points along the way from which to marvel at the sheer beauty of Victoria Falls.
Lunar Rainbow tours are available during full moon nights.
Sit back, relax and soak up the last rays of the African sun as you gently drift along the picturesque Zambezi River above Victoria Falls with a sundowner in hand and enjoying delicious snacks. Look out for elephant, hippo, crocodile, rich variety of birds and other wildlife.
The grand finale of the cruise is the memorable sight of the sun setting over the Zambezi River, turning the sky into a dramatic myriad of reds, oranges and pinks and casting shadows and silhouettes everywhere.
Helicopter Flights Over Victoria Falls
A helicopter flight provides a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the majestic Victoria Falls and surrounding areas.
There are three different types of helicopter flights that depart regularly throughout the day – a 15-minute flight takes you above the Victoria Falls, a 22-minute flight also takes you over Batoka Gorge and the Zambezi River, while a 25-minute flight includes game viewing opportunities over the Zambezi National Park.
White Water Rafting
Perhaps the wildest white water in the world, rafting the mighty Zambezi River is the ultimate adrenaline rush. The Zambezi rapids are officially defined as Grade 5 (Grade 6 is considered commercially un-runnable).
The rafting experience, which begins at 7am when you are collected from your hotel, finishes with a steep walk out of the gorge after an action-packed morning, where a well-earned refreshment and lunch awaits you.
When in Africa, a game drive is a quintessential part of the experience. We offer guided game drives in an open safari vehicle in the early morning and late afternoon, allowing you to choose to do this activity when it best suits your itinerary.
Wildlife that may be seen on the game drive, taken through Zambezi National Park, includes elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck and other antelope, and if you are lucky – lion, as well as a rich variety of bird species.
Adrenaline High Wire
Embrace your inner dare-devil and choose from one (or more!) of five different high wire activities on offer at the Look-Out, set on the impressive cliffs of the Batoka Gorge, just 300m from Victoria Falls. They are the Gorge Swing, Zip Line, Flying Fox, Abseil and Rapp-Jump.