Victoria Falls Travel Guide

  • Mamma Africa Eating House
    Mamma Africa Eating House
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    Victoria Falls from the air
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    Bungy!
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Victoria Falls Things to Do

  • Bring Your own Snacks

    You will be looking for snacks and you will not find any snacks in this town. Bring your own peanuts, snickers, trail mix, beef jerky! Also drink only bottle water and use bottle water for washing your mouth do not drink the water. When eating eat cooked veggies! The water source here is questionable so be careful.

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  • Walking on Top of the Falls Victoria

    It was not a plan to go farther than just trying to have a short visit, taking souvenir photos of the famous attractive Waterfalls and go. But the nature itself is trying to show its moods. We didn´t know that this month of the year gave us a unique opportunity to be able to explore the utmost part of it. It was a dry season in November. No lots of...

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  • Victoria Falls

    The bigger portion of Victoria Falls is actually located in Zimbabwe. But like Niagara Falls it is shared by two countries; Zambia and Zimbabwe. This review is for the Zambian side of the water fall. Nothing prepares you for what to expect until you get to the metal bridge. Located within the Moi oa Tunya National Park in Livingstone, it is one of...

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Victoria Falls Hotels

Victoria Falls Restaurants

  • Great last night treat

    Although the hotel and restaurant are more Las Vegas than traditional African, the food is great and the choice very extensive.A great last night treat to conclude our stay in Vic Falls. The Ostrich dish was great.

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  • Great African experience!

    Local food food like Impala, Ostrich, Warthog, Mopani worms, peanut salad, peanut butter rice and much in more in a traditional African setting. Traditional African dancing, some face painting and a witch doctor to tell your future. The ImpalaPeanut saladPeanut butter riceHomemade Peanut breadThe grilled lamb which was grilled over an open fire.

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  • A Date with deliciousness

    Part of Victoria Falls hotel this was simply devine.This was certainly a delicious date indeed. I got all dolled up and went here for a date with a very special someone who had flown in earlier that day just to make this very special date. So with great company, great food, candlight, magnificent service this was very very special indeed. Never to...

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Victoria Falls Nightlife

  • Hunter's bar in Victoria Falls

    Hunter's bar in Victoria Falls is a tragic sight. This nice bar had almost no customers. The location is right in the main street of the town centre, but the locals or tourists were not here.

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  • Old bar in Chinotimba

    The "Old bar" is a night- and music club for the locals from the age of 25-30 years and up. Free entrance. A DJ played music and the locals were dancing on a scene. They drank beers on the benches below the scene. The beer was less than a dollar a bottle. Also possible to buy cheaper home-brewed beers in a barrel. It was also a billiard table...

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  • The big five Sports bar

    The big five Sports bar is the club for the young locals in Victoria Falls. It was a crowded place with load music and a small dance floor. The room next to it had a billiard table. Entrance was one dollar for mzungus (white people).This is maybe the best club in Victoria Falls, but locals begging you for beers can be annoying. Come as you are....

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Victoria Falls Transportation

  • Make sure that you know whether you need...

    Zimbabwe still has visa requirements in place for many nationalities - Brits and South Africans are notable exceptions.Immigration at Vic Falls airport is rather haphazardly organised, and it is easy for people requiring a visa to join the wrong queue, which is frustrating for all concerned. The cost of a visa appears to be somewhat 'flexible'...

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  • The Blue Train

    Next time I go to Victoria Falls, it will be on the Blue Train. I just have to save up some (a lot of) money first.The train on the picture is not it, even though the locomotive IS blue. But we did see it in Victoria Falls and it was the only train we saw in Africa, and thus deserves a place on my pages ;-)

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  • Taxi to Victoria Falls

    The 70 km road from Botswana to Victoria Falls takes about 45 minutes. The taxi drivers are waiting outside the immigration office, and will approach you when you get out of the immigration office. They will ask for 30-40 USD to Victoria Falls. The normal price is 30 USD, but you can bargain the price even more. I recommend to pay the price and...

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Victoria Falls Shopping

  • New TM supermarket opens in Vic Falls

    Visitors to Vic Falls in recent years have been used to very slim pickings on the grocery front - at the height of the economic crisis in 2008/09, things were so bad that most of the hotels and lodges were actually doing their grocery shopping in Botswana!The good news is that a new TM opened in Vic Falls in March 2010. It is brand spanking new...

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  • Spar supermarket in Vic Falls

    The increasing numbers of groceries in Jays Spar supermarket is a sign of better times to come. The situation in Zimbabwe is presumable better now than in 2008. I have red about stores in Victoria Falls without groceries, and believe the pictures here will improve the reputation.

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  • Curio Market Craft Village

    Curio Market is the local Craft Village in Victoria Falls. The building is dilapidated with flat corrugated roof. Guided tours to the Curio Market can be booket at some hotels. But it's a waste of money to go there on a guided tour when you can go there at anytime.Note that handcrafted items can be bought in the streets by street sellers. The...

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Victoria Falls Local Customs

  • Mopane

    Mopane (Mopani) es un árbol con hojas en forma de mariposa, que son de color verde brillante cuando nacen , pero se convierten en un caleidoscopio de colores de otoño más adelante .Se encuentran en la parte sur de África y puede alcanzar hasta 25 metros de altura , pero en las zonas donde viven los elefantes no crecen demasiado, ya que es la base...

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  • Traditional Dancing

    You will most probably have your first experience of traditional song and dance at the airport when you arrive.We were also entertained before we went on our sunset cruise, as part of the package. Traditional music usually consists of percussion instruments and thumb piano, accompanied by singing very harmoniously.

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  • Beer

    Zimbabwe does produce their own beer. Where ever I travel I usually try the local beers. I had two local beers, Golden Pilsner and Zambezi Lager. Both were very nice, smooth beers and very enjoyable.

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Victoria Falls Warnings and Dangers

  • Be aware of your surroundings

    The vendors in Victoria Falls are extremely aggresive and come up too close to you. Make sure you let them know to stand back and also don't allow them to intimadate you. Bargain the prices down because at these curios shops the shops here will try to charge you four times the prices of what you know is something that is not worth it. Make sure you...

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  • The hawkers at Vic Falls are EXTREMELY...

    Based on my own and several friends' recent experience, the hawkers (street traders) + curio salemen + general beggars at Vic Falls have become persistent to the point of being almost overwhelming - doubtless due at least in part to Zim's parlous economic state. Zimbabweans are generally extremely polite and courteous people, but at Vic Falls,...

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  • Very Difficult Living in Zimbabwe

    I visited the Victoria Falls side in Zimbabwe in 2008, and at that time conditions were quite difficult for the people. Inflation stood at a very high rate, and food was massively in short supply due to the new farming policies implemented by the government.Thus, it should not be surprising that right at the bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia I...

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Victoria Falls Tourist Traps

  • Money traders and Zimbabwe dollar

    Zimbabwe dollar is no longer the currency in Zimbabwe, so it doesn't matter if you buy it on the streets as a souvenir. It was forbidden before.... The Zimbabwe dollar are in hundred trillion notes. Most people have heard of the economic mismanagement in Zimbabwe and the inflation. The currency is now USD. Be aware that some money traders can fool...

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  • SOAP STONE SCULPTURES

    They are absolutely beautiful. Elaborate stone sculptures of giraffes, exotic birds, elephants, you name it. You can even haggle to get 2 for $5. Often you can find them from the guys who hang out in front of the Post Office (pictured). They are heavy and seem very strong.Guess what? They are not and break very very easily! Sculptures ruined! They...

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  • Beware the funny money!

    Since Zimbabwe is in a state of hyper inflation, and the government doesn't really want to admit it and wants to rip you off of as much money as possible, you need to be careful how you deal with your money. The currency market is NOT open. So once you trade any hard currency into Zimbabwe dollars, that is it. You will not be able to trade it back....

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Victoria Falls What to Pack

  • Moisture cream and suntan lotion

    I bought moisture cream and suntan lotion in Victoria Falls Pharmacy, and both were maybe the worst brand I have tried. I didn't see imported items in the pharmacy. I strongly recommend to bring your own. Good toothpaste and soap can be bought in the Spar market.

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  • Be prepared

    When visiting the FallsYou will get wet. It is important to wear clothing which does not cling too much when wet (like white T-shirts). Shoes which absorb water easily are not a good idea (rather wear open sandals). You can rent umbrellas and raincoats at a price at the stalls before you enter the Park. SunscreenMosquito RepellentHat to protect...

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  • Be prepared.

    a swimsuit if you are going to do the jet boat or white water rafting of coursea jacket or coat because it gets colder at night during the winter time a waterproof camera if you are going to do the jet boat or white water rafting

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Victoria Falls Off The Beaten Path

  • The outskirts of Victoria Falls

    The outskirts of Victoria Falls is not densely populated. The taxi driver took a shortcut before Victoria Falls and ended up in a small gravel road behind the backyards of a village, and almost drove into some allotment gardens.

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  • Donkeys sleep in the streets

    Donkeys were sleeping in the streets in the outskirts of Victoria Falls. My first thought was that they were an easy target for wild carnivore animals. But the donkeys were relaxed, and hardly reacted when I took a photo with flashlight.

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  • Chobe National Park

    As soon as we are inside the park, a large hyena crosses the road in front of us. We watch it disappear into the bush. I have to confess that after Mosi Oa Tunya we are a little disappointed with the game here. Our expectations had been built up so much about this park, one of the great parks of Southern Africa. Although we see the usual variety of...

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Victoria Falls Sports & Outdoors

  • feel the move of Zambazi

    just like normal rafting but it happens in the forth longest river in Africa where you can adore the magnificant landscape also you can feel the wild Africa sometimes you can see crocodiles( which are a litte bit dangerous ) resting on the rocks beside the river and the locals with their housebut i think the most special about this trip is that we...

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  • Mighty Zambezi

    Well, my advise is: think twice before rafting in the mughty mighty Zambezi!! I almost die but it is the most extraordinary experience I have ever had!

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  • Bungy Jumping madness and Whitewater...

    The bungy jumping and water rafting is a must for those who are into extreme sports. I was told that Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is the extreme sports capital of Africa. So this is the place to come for bungy jumping, Canoeing, rafting, abseiling. They provide all the equipment just wear comfortable clothes.

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Victoria Falls Favorites

  • Money! Money! Money!

    Bring American Dollars, bring singles and small denomations, they will take South African Rand but they will charge you more if you pay in Rand. Keep in mind that Victorica Falls is a town that trys to take all the bills from your pocket. It is a beautiful country and when you go to Victoria Falls be prepared for the aggressive vendors who will...

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  • How do they compare?

    Let's have a look at the three most famous world waterfalls.Height:Niagara 51 m (167 feet)Iguazu 82 m (269 feet)Victoria 107 m (351 feet)Width:Niagara 1203 m (3946 feet)Iguazu 2700m (8858 feet)Victoria 1737m (5698 feet)Average volume:Niagara 2407 m3/s (85 002 feet3/s)Iguazu 1746 m3/s (61 659 feet3/s)Victoria 1100 m3/s (38 846 feet3/s)Although...

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  • The largest in the world?

    Spectacular, magical, awesome, phenomenal - they are just a few words that can be used in attempt to describe the Victoria Falls, but the truth is that the place defies all description and no matter how hard one tries, it will end in failure. So it's better to restrict to some factual information.When we compare waterfalls, three factors are taken...

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Jet Boat Adventure
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Rovos Rail from Vic Falls to Pretoria
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Visit the craft village
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Walk around the town
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What to choose: Zimbabwe or Zambia?
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A big choice of activities
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Victoria Falls Bridge
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Follow the trail
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Meet David Livigstone
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Cataract View
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Take a walk along Victoria Falls
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When to visit
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DO IT YOURSELF Tour of Victoria Falls (The Falls)
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Take a ride on the river.
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Get wet!
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Class 5 rapids!
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White Water Rafting on the Zambezi
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sunset
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Zimbabwe visa on arrival
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Me imagino - Dr .Livingstone - I presume
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Visto y no visto - Seen and not seen
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Buitres / Vultures
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Fronteras y visas / Borders and visas
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Placer o pesadilla / Pleasure or nightmare
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Sitio para comer -Place of eating
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Great photography
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border crossing
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Don't trail your fingers in the river!
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TAKE SOME SCHOOL PICTURES
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Baboons in Victoria Falls
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The big tree on Zambezi drive
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Wondering in what direction Zambezi river runs?
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The lower part of Zambezi river
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The upper part of Zambezi river
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Victoria Falls town
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Victoria Falls Airport (VFA)
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The entrance of Victoria Falls
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Air Zimbabwe
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Victoria Falls Railway Station
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