Guided Tour of the Falls
A tour around the Victoria Falls affords not only a view of one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World but information about their creation and geology, the unique Eco-system of the rain forest, daring exploits of colonial explorers and magical tales of local legend under the constant spray from the “The Smoke that Thunders”.
The Victoria Falls – Now In Its 150 Millionth Fantastic Year - Reaches Its Zenith In About May each year. It's a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature's Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality…and nothing prepares you for your first sight.
This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon. En route, clients may be taken past the 'Big Tree' where they may stop and take photos. Clients will be accompanied through the Rain forest by one of our qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist clients with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. You can do a morning, afternoon or evening tour with transfer provided.
Tour Duration: 2hrs
Languages: English (French, German, Italian & Spanish available on private tours, at supplement cost – subject to availability)
Price $55 (Includes Park Fees)
Devil's Pool Swim- done in Zambia Livingstone
Livingstone Island is a 5-8 minutes boat ride from the Royal Livingstone Hotel and is located in the middle of the Zambezi River right on the edge of the Victoria Falls just before the water thunders down a 103 meter drop. To protect the sensitive environment, only 16 guests may visit at any one time during five daily departures. Access is restricted to a maximum of 80 visitors per day so it is highly recommended to book a Livingstone Island Tour in advance.
Morning Tea ($108 p/person) Departure 07h30, 09h00 & 10h30 -Duration 1 ½ hours each. Includes tea & coffee, soft drinks and light snacks
Livingstone Island Lunch ($168 p/person) Departure 12h30 / Return 15h15Duration 2 ¾ hours -Includes buffet lunch, soft drinks, beer and wine
High Tea ($143 p/person) Departure 15h30 / Return 17h30 - Duration 2 hours Includes tea & coffee, light snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine
*All prices exclude transfers form your lodge in Victoria falls to the Royal Livingstone Hotel & back for $10 p/p if you want us to arrange that for you just let the office know.
Access to this unique Island is seasonal and depends entirely on the water level in the Zambezi River.In low water season, approximately end of August to December, guests have the opportunity to swim in Devil’s Pool which is a rock pool right on the lip of the falls accompanied by a guide.Access to Devil’s pools is only available on the Lunch and High Tea tours.
All bookings should be confirmed by 12:00 hrs the day before the activity.
Cancellation between 30 and 60 days before arrival will attract 50% of the rate.
Any cancellations 48 hours or less before your booking will attract a 100% penalty of the actual activity charge.
WHAT TO BRING / WEAR
Sunblock /Binoculars/Camera/Insect Repellent/Swimming gear – Seasonal between August and December. Flat shoes that can get wet and don’t come off or trainers.
School & Village Tour
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.