Victoria Falls is a great family friendly destination. However with a full gamut of activity options it can be overwhelming to plan your trip. To make it easier Shockwave Adventures has rounded up some of the best activities for families. Of course every family is different; if you have any questions or need advice feel free to contact Shockwave Adventures who are happy to help.
Although it can seem like Victoria Falls only offers adrenaline based activities there is actually far more to do and see here - and some pretty exciting options are safe and friendly for even young children. The town also offers a convenient 'home-base' from which many exciting activities are easily accessible whilst you have comfort and convenience.
Book any of the family tours on line & enjoy discounted rates
What you need to know
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Return transfers from the hotel
Two guides on each tour
No meals & refreshments
Price -$150 Per Person / Family or group rate $130 per person)
Bring $10 per person park fees
What’s included in this tour?
What to wear or bring
Rafting sandals/trainers /shorts / t-shirts / sunhat/cap /sunscreen lotion
any medication if you are on any.
Please remember to give this to your
guide who will keep it for you in a
Drive/Pick up: 7:00am
Drop off: between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Rapids done: class 1 to 2 - (14 to 18 km) Months : All year round
Raft Float above the Victoria Falls,
Good trips for kids and Seniors as its includes a game drive.
We start this tour with about 1 hour off game drive inside the national park before we put you in our rafts. Please note that this is a small park in Victoria Falls so we can not compare it with other big parks such as Hwange & Chobe with lots of animals.
For company safety reason we prefer to use 16ft rafts than canoes / two man inflatables as this section of the river has crocodiles and hippos but in case someone request to use a canoe or a two man inflatable we can arrange that with our sister company
Raft floating and canoeing above the falls provides the chance to experience all that the stunning and charming upper Zambezi River has to offer. Our choice of trips ranges from a sedate morning raft float trip to an afternoon raft drift trip.
Full day trips are available upon request with all of the animal life and the relaxed environs of the river yours to savoir. Depending on the choice of trip, you can experience some small but exciting rapids as you will see some remote white sand in the pristine Zambezi National Park, drifting down seldom seen channels, and all the excitement of the great African outdoors with its rich diversity of mammal, bird, fish and reptile life. This is a great trip for kids and seniors who do not want to walk in and out of the Batoka Canyon for the rafting trips.
Price - $60 per person
The Victoria Falls Canopy Tour offers amazing views of Zambezi rapids, Victoria Falls Bridge & the spray of the Falls.
Observe the riverine forest from a variety of different vantage points – from above, below and within the canopy itself. Experience forest bird-life, which can include the Knysna and Purple crested Turaco (Lourie) and Peregrine Falcons. The Victoria Falls Canopy Tour offers a network of slides, trails and rope bridge walkways within the canopy of the hardwood forest of the Zambezi gorges.This experience is suitable to adventure seekers of all ages including families and groups. This is family fun with a unique birds-eye view of one the seven natural wonders of the world.
The Canopy Tour consists of nine slides, varying in length and 1 cable bridge walkway. The longest slide is about 85 metres long and the shortest 40 metres in length. Our friendly and experienced staff will give you a detailed safety briefing before the canopy tour, taking you step by step through your upcoming adventure. There are two guides on each tour and the activity lasts for between two to two and a half hours.
Chobe Full Day Safari
Price -$170 Per Person / Family or group rate $150 per person)
Day Trip ( Two safaris, one in a boat & second in a jeep )
This tour departs daily with clients transferred to the Kazungula border where their Botswana guide will meet them. From here they proceed straight to the river where they will spend the morning viewing game along the Chobe River. The morning cruise ends at around 12:30 p.m, and clients are then taken to a hotel on the riverbank for lunch at no extra charge. After lunch, clients board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park where they will have the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of wildlife. After their game drive, they are taken back to the Kazungula border where they will be met by their Zimbabwean guide for their return transfer to Victoria Falls, arriving at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Two safaris in a jeep & a boat
Buffet lunch, drinks & mineral water during safaris,
Park entry fees
Transfer to & from Victoria Falls
The Boma Dinner
Normal Price -$55 (family or group rate $49 per person)
Menu: Buffet and barbeque. Delicious selection of local and international dishes
Style: Informal family dining
Entertainment: Great interactive live entertainment which includes drumming, face painting and dancing.
Description: Very popular experience which has become a bit of a "must do" while at Victoria Falls. Superb night out
Recommendation: Yes - for the experience, it's good fun and has a real African flavour about it but some say its too touristy
Transfer to and from the Boma included.
The Sunset Cruise / small boat with Zambezi Royal
Normal Price -$ (family or group rate $ per person)
NATIONAL PARK FEES OF $10 PER PERSON
The luxurious, 28 seater single level cruise boat offers a unique and intimate way to view the Zambezi River. The boat is the first of its kind, custom built to maximize comfort, style, practicality and service. (By manufacturing standards, the boat is actually built to accommodate 60 passengers, but in order to cater for the luxury furnishings, and to allow for ample spaciousness, the design has been customized to accommodate just 28).
Detailed Product Information:-
Cuisine: Various courses of gourmet hot and cold canapés
Beverages: Imported Wines & Sparkling Wines, Premium brand drinks & Cocktail menu
Transfers from all Victoria Falls hotels within a 5km radius of the jetty are included in the rate.
· Gourmet hot and cold canapés
· Premium brand drinks and cocktail menu
· Elegant luxury furnishings
· Single level exclusive vessel
· Spacious, 60 seater customised to cater for 28 guests
Family White Water Rafting
Low / High Water Rafting (Private Boat) $970
Low / High Water (Private Rafting Trip) $1400
Spend a day rafting one of the best rivers in the world with your family. Paddle class 3-5 rapids and enjoy a family lunch on top of the Batoka Gorge.
You will be picked up at your hotel and be transferd to the starting point of the activity.If there are adults who want to paddle big rapids, they will start from rapid number 1. Kids may join on Rapid 11, and raft the more calmer but fun section suitable for kids.
Photos and videos also available for purchase after the trip.
Flight of Angels
15mins - Normal Price -$150 family or group rate $130 per person)
25mins - Normal Price -$284 family or group rate $270 per person
All children over 3 are charged full price.
Children under 3 years of age are flown free of charge sitting the parent’s lap
Bring $15 per person park fees
There are 2 different Victoria Falls Helicopter options available:
The first is a 12/13 minute flight which takes off just a few kilometers out of town
The flight takes you over the falls several times in both directions, the pilot’s bank the helicopters as you circle so you can really see right into the chasm of the falls.
You can see the towns of Victoria falls in Zimbabwe and Livingstone in Zambia and all the hotels which is quite impressive and you can see up and down stream very clearly.
The second option is a 25 minute flight which starts off exactly like the shorter flight but then takes you for an enthralling Game viewing flight upstream along the Mighty Zambezi and the adjoining Zambezi National Park.
You are likely to see quite a bit of Game including many hippo in the river. The scenery is breathtaking and this is an unforgettable experience
School & Village Tour
Normal Price -$50 (family or group rate $45 per person)
From the roar of the mighty Victoria Falls to the cultural experience of a village tour, Shockwave offers this tour in a village called Monde and Chisuma. Clients are taken to an authentic African village approximately 20km from Victoria Falls town where they are given the opportunity to watch local villagers going about their daily tasks. The tour enables the client to see tribal life first hand, visiting rural homes, watching their fields being tended and possibly getting the chance to help in some of the day-to-day chores. Also you will go and visit local school and meet with these lovely kids full of smiles.
Recommendations: Bring any clothes, sweets, stationery, etc which can be useful to the villagers and school kids. Shockwave has donated a class room to help kids to have shelter during hot and rain season as this local preschool did not even have a single class room.
Zambezi National Park Game Drive - in Victoria Falls
Normal Price -$70
A wide variety of larger mammals may be found within the Zambezi National Park including elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard. In addition, herds of sable antelope, eland, zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and impala as well as many of the smaller species of game can be viewed.
The Zambezi River is home to over is 75 species of fish and is famous for its bream and fighting tiger fish.
Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe has two main game-viewing sections:
The Zambezi River Game Drive, with an extensive network of roads along the river accessed through the main gate of the Park.
Guided Tour Of The Victoria Falls
Normal Price -$55
Our Victoria Falls day tour guide has a wide range of selection designed to showcase not only the Victoria Falls as well as the local tribes. First of all, guests are transferred from the respective hotel through the center of town to the entrance of Victoria Falls National Park. You will see the great "Big Tree" and get the chance to take photos. At that point, you will take a ride to the Victoria Falls, for your guided tour of the Park.
Another thing you will enjoy the day tours Victoria Falls is that after seeing the Victoria Falls, it’s time to see the arts and crafts from the local people in the Craft Village. You will get the chance to do some shopping for original, hand-made curios and gifts before taken back to your hotel.