Highlight: Guided Tour of Victoria Falls
A guided tour of Victoria Falls is arguably the highlight of a trip to Livingstone. Although we can try to put it into words, there is no way to capture the grandeur and beauty of experiencing the Victoria Falls in person.
A guided tour of Victoria Falls is a great way to make sure you see all the best viewpoints and learn a little bit of history along the way. Find out more about our guided tours below.
A Guided Tour of Victoria Falls
The walking guided tour of Victoria Falls is usually between one and two hours long – depending on how much time guests want to spend taking photographs and admiring the views.
Although long, the walk is not very strenuous with mostly flat pathways leading to the viewing points. It can easily be done in 40 minutes if you are pressed for time.
A knowledgeable guide will take you through the Victoria Falls rainforest, along the pathways that afford breathtaking views of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Along the way you can enjoy listening to local legends and folklore while you feel the constant spray from the “The Smoke that Thunders”.
Your guide will ensure you get the best photographic opportunities of this breathtaking World Heritage Site.
Viewpoints on the Victoria Falls Guided Tour:
- Viewpoint 1 – Devil’s Cataract & Livingstone’s Statue
- Viewpoint 2 – The Chain Walk – leading down into the gorge where you get an excellent view of Devils Cataract and Cataract Island.
- Viewpoint 3 to 5 – Devil’s Cataract & Main Falls – here you’ll find the true rainforest where you can see bird life, antelope and warthog. The rainforest runs through to viewpoint 11.
- Viewpoint 6 – Best for views of Devil’s Cataract, especially in the morning, Livingstone’s statue is visible above the falls.
- Viewpoint 7 – Provides the best views of the Main falls. From the right hand corner of the viewing area it is possible to see the river at the bottom of the gorge.
- Viewpoints 8 to 10 Main Falls – Main Falls / Livingstone Island / Horseshoe Falls. When the river is in flood there is very little to see but rising clouds of spray!
- Viewpoint 11 – Provides wet and intermittent views of Livingstone Island and Rainbow Falls. It was from the opposite grassy bank on Livingstone Island, that David Livingstone first saw the Falls.
- Viewpoint 12 – Rainbow Falls – The Rainbow Falls is the highest point of the Falls.
- Viewpoint 13 – Danger Point so named because this leads along the cliff edge. It is from this point that one can see the Eastern Cataract on the Zambian side.
- Viewpoint 14 – The Boiling Pot, where you can look down into the boiling, turbulent waters of the Zambezi far below.
- Viewpoint 15 – Bridge Viewpoint, where you can look onto the Victoria Falls Bridge, linking Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Things to remember:
- The viewpoints don’t have high railings. Do not cross the natural barriers at any time.
- If you don’t want to get wet, pack an umbrella or rain jacket – especially in peak waterflow.
- Make sure camera and phones can be protected from rain – ziplock bags are a great option.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Pack a change of clothes if you are moving onto to your next activity.
Victoria Falls Audio Guide:
For those that might need a foreign language translation of the Tour of Victoria Falls, we recommend the audio guides which are available at the entrance to the National Park. It is available at US$10 per person.
Available in 7 languages, the audio guides are a great and flexible way to learn about the Victoria Falls with 25 channels for the different areas of the walk.
You can also get the audio guide available in English, German, Russian, Spanish, French, Mandarin and Italian here.
A guided tour of Victoria Falls is included in our following packages:
For more information on any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly reservations team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +260 21 3 323589 or +260 978 770175. We look forward to welcoming you to Livingstone and the magnificent Victoria Falls.