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Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls

Photos struggle to capture its majesty and words can’t do it justice. The true drama and beauty of Victoria Falls can only be understood by feeling its spray on your face and hearing its roar in your belly. One of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders, Victoria Falls is the world’s widest waterfall, with a gorge below it that offers the world’s best single-day rafting experience.

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Anyone with a passion for culture and food will love the idea of a home hosted lunch or dinner. The concept is a simple one, your host cooks and shares a traditional meal with you in his or her home. In Victoria Falls this means you are welcomed into a typical Zimbabwean house in ‘Chinotimba’, a high-density suburb where most of the population of Victoria Falls live. Expect an authentic home cooked meal – there will be options you are familiar with that are commonly eaten in Zimbabwe such as beef stew as well as some local dishes that may be new to you. This is a wonderful experience for children or teens to learn and engage with other cultures, whilst at the same time, empowers local people by providing a steady source of income.

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Reasons to travel to Victoria Falls

  • It’s one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders
  • It’s the largest waterfall in the world
  • There are a range of world-class adventure activities on offer

Scintilla’s Delights

Treat yourself to the best experiences Victoria Falls has to offer.

White Water Rafting
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A White-Water Rafting Adventure

Buckle-up and hang-on tight – this is the wildest white-water in the world and rafting on the Zambezi River is an adrenaline rush not to be missed. The rapids are officially defined as ‘Grade 5’ by the British Canoe Union (Grade 6 being commercially un-runnable). Rock walls capture the mighty Zambezi and form one of the great river corridors and ‘highway’ to the rafts. The gorge is over 100 meters deep at the Falls and increases to over 200 meters by the end of a full day trip, and a reasonable fitness level is required for rafting and the steep walk in and out of the gorge.

Shop with a Purpose
Shop with a Purpose

Grab the opportunity to give something back to the local community in a Pay It Forward initiative that inspires positive action and leaves a lasting impact.

A Horseback Safari - Victoria Falls
A Horseback Safari - Victoria Falls

Beautiful-natured and well-trained, this horseback safari combines a heady mix of adventure, natural beauty and up-close wildlife encounters.

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Where to stay in Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls has some world-class accommodation options. 

Matetsi
Matetsi
Victoria Falls River Lodge
Victoria Falls River Lodge
Palm River Hotel
Palm River Hotel

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Guest Testimonials

Discover why our guests select Scintilla for their travel to Southern Africa.

Hi Cuan.  Just wanted you to know we have had an amazing time in Namibia!  What an experience!  Yesterday we stopped off at a bar in a very remote village after tracking elephants and had beers and danced with the locals which was fantastic.  Between the orphanage, stops in many villages, the kids we’ve gotten to meet, the Himba village and of course all the animals it has just been incredible.  You organized quite a trip for us!  And now, Botswana!!!

The Soloman Family, USA

My week in Namibia was sensational and went seamlessly. From the welcoming pickup from the airport to the beautiful accommodations and fascinating road-trip across much of the country, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Of particular note, the food at Hoodia Desert Lodge was impeccable and the al fresco lunch prepared by the guide after the visit to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei was simply magical. The sundowners at both Hoodia and Onduli Ridge were top-notch, each offering breathtaking views and fabulous Namibian gin cocktails and bites. What made the entire journey so easily enjoyable was the daily itineraries and maps presented to me upon arrival and the overall organization and attention to detail. My solo sojourn was truly flawless, and I will recommend it widely!

Sarah Scott, ZA

Cuan, everything going to plan so far with stunning weather and excellent service and amazing wildlife in Etosha!! Thanks again for your professionalism. Everything has been magical, and we have definitely brought some luck with us being the first group to find the elephants only after 10 minutes of looking !! Really appreciate your help, and I will be recommending you to our friends back home.

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Please convey my thanks to the Cape Town guiding teams! Without a doubt our most memorable moment of the trip was our visit to the Cape Peninsula with our guide, Chizzy. A major positive, thrilling time. The penguins, picnic and swim at the reservoir, continual birthday celebrations for Jack’s 18th Birthday were all home runs.

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The most important thing for me to tell you is that we had a fabulous time with James exploring the Peninsula of Cape Town! Along with our visit to the Zeitz Museum, our day with James was a highlight of the time we spent in South Africa. He was friendly and open about discussing his experiences growing up with apartheid which I really appreciated. I enjoyed the towns we visited, the restaurant where we had lunch, our visit with the penguins, and our hike out to the shipwreck. Thank you!!

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