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Get to Know Victoria Falls!

Written By Cecilia Kamuputa Dec, 19 2019
Get to Know Victoria Falls!

You are already in vacation mode. Your baggage is cleared, shades on your eyes, you step out into the African sun from the cool shade of the Victoria Falls Airport, just 22 km out of town. You are ready to rent a car, hire a taxi or simply relax and let one of the tour operators we have for you transfer you to your lodgings. 

If you have somehow landed across the border at the Livingstone Airport, you have the same options. The only exception is that the taxi rides from across the border are cumbersome because some of the Zambian taxis do not have the essential authorization to cross the border. Do not be discouraged though, you can still take a maximum of three taxis to your lodgings! Moral of the oral? We are here to help you plan and can get you the easiest options to access where you need to be. 

If you decide to tackle the trip by road, then you can either drive from Harare, Bulawayo or Gweru or from Lusaka via Mazabuka. You can even catch a ride on one of the several luxury coaches and commuter omnibuses which go up and down those routes. Trust us, there are options! Vic falls is just a decision away. 

Once you get to Vic Falls, as Zimbo’s like to call it,  it is most convenient and beneficial to your health to get around on foot. Where you can’t walk though, don’t fret there are so many shuttles and you can literally hop on and hop off these buses that run hourly from most hotels and lodges to the centre of the town. If the shuttle is not your thing, there are plenty of cabs everywhere. If you are huge on going green and exercising, you can also hire a bicycle from Wild Horizons booking office on Park Way. Don’t say we didn’t tell you- you know we are all about options here. 

Considering staying for a while? Then you are in for a treat as Victoria Falls has excellent accommodation options with facilities that will cater to all your needs! The menus on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel, set so close to the Falls you can hear the water roar, will have you taking second helpings without even noticing. Experience dining from the Hotel’s elegant Livingstone Room, the tranquil Jungle Junction Summerhouse and Stanley’s Terrace with idyllic sunset views enjoyed while sipping on delicious cocktails.

There is also the Elephant Camp, set in a private concession 10km from Victoria Falls where you can enjoy the view of the spray from the Falls and the regular elephants. From each of the Camp’s 16 comfortable, air-conditioned tents, you also get beautiful views of the gorge. And did I add that these delightfully furnished tents have bathtubs, indoor and outdoor showers and also open onto viewing decks with concealed plunge pools?

If you are craving serenity, stunning views and great game viewing opportunities is what you are after then Matetsi River Lodge, located on a private game reserve, is the place for you to make your bookings and if you care for bird viewing and fishing then Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, located 80 km from Victoria Falls on a private concession, calls your name.

If you get tired of hotel and lodge foods then venture out to other eateries dotted across the town like the Three Monkeys Restaurant and Bar, the ‘Little Monkey’ On the Go, The Lookout Cafe Zambezi River Gorges, Nam Took Thai Restaurant, the Africa Café,  the Bridge Cafe Restaurant, Lola’s Tapas and Bar, Mama Africa Eating House, the Rainforest Cafe, Shoestrings Cafe, Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge, Pariah State, Shearwater Cafe, Chicken Inn, Pizza Inn and Creamy Inn.

We can’t wait to see you in Vic Falls! Don’t forget to tag us in all your photos on social media- we are always watching out for new friends.

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