Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or you want to relax in nature, Victoria Falls sets the scene for a whole host of outdoor adventures. From swimming in the famous falls to observing animals on safari, these are a few of the best ways to explore the great outdoors.
Few come to Zimbabwe without going on safari. Hop aboard an open-sided 4WD vehicle and head into Zambezi National Park for a chance to spot animals while learning about local conservation and anti–poaching efforts. For something a little different, embark on a nighttime safari to spot lions, hyenas, leopards, and other nocturnal animals.
Rafting and Canoeing
The waters of Zambezi River offer the chance to take in Zimbabwe scenery from a different perspective. Grab a paddle for a canoe trip along the river (keep an eye out for crocodiles and hippos), or, for a bigger thrill, conquer some Level V rapids on a whitewater rafting adventure.
Victoria Falls Tours
Most who visit the region make time for a visit to the famous Victoria Falls, one of the more well-known natural wonders on the African continent. See the falls from the forested cliffs just opposite before walking along the edge of the falls or swimming out to Devil’s Pool on a guided tour.
Thrill seekers have several options for getting their fix in Victoria Falls. Rappel down the rocky cliffs of Zambezi Gorge, bungee jump or bridge swing from Victoria Falls Bridge, or experience a free fall on the world’s first commercial gorge swing.
To fully experience the African bush, you need to see it by day and at night. Camping trips to Chobe National Park from Victoria Falls often include a river cruise, dinner under the stars, and game drives to spot big cats, wild dogs, elephants, and water buffalos.