Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia

WHO WE ARE...

THE VICTORIA FALLS BACKPACKERS -ZAMBIA

Family run with over 50 years in the hospitality trade, you won’t find a more welcoming homely atmosphere than Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia. We’re located in the heart of Livingstone town – only 10 minutes away from the mighty Victoria Falls heritage site. We’re also close to the airport shops, restaurants, markets, museum, bars, train and bus stations. 

Take advantage of our available facilities on offer including free wifi, swimming pool etc. We’re a perfect destination for relaxation and activities. Our town is host to the best white water rafting in the world and loads of other activities. Get more details on our activities page.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

  •   I stayed here for 2 nights, and wish I’d stayed longer. The place has a fantastic vibe, and seems to attract the best in humanity. I would, and likely will,... read more

    Matt S
    11/12/2019

      Beware mosquitoes at night so I got my own room for $25. Just open and close the door fast. Amazing scenario to chill, talk, party, drink, relax. Pool is beautiful.... read more

    johndlinspeaks
    8/31/2019
  •   I stayed here for 3 weeks with friends and could not praise the place highly enough. The room was small, however expected for the price we paid. The staff... read more

    aisryan95
    8/11/2019

      I was here for 10 days and Dawne and her staff made it feel like home. It’s safe and secure. They helped me organize everything from Safari to Volunteering... read more

    Marla T
    6/15/2019
  •   I only stayed for one night but I enjoyed the friendly vibe as well as the use of brightly colored local fabric which is liberally used in the decoration of... read more

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    5/09/2019

      I stayed there basically only for visiting the falls, but turned out to be much more than that. I was offered some trips to join and so shortly after my... read more

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    3/18/2019
  •   I stayed there basically only for visiting the falls, but turned out to be much more than that. I was offered some trips to join and so shortly after my... read more

    Sara K
    3/18/2019

      I stayed in a single room of the backpackers for 1 night and spent another 3 weeks in the volunteer house on the premises. The general atmosphere of the backpackers... read more

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    2/27/2019

USEFULL INFORMATION

GETTING TO THE FALLS

Victoria Falls Backpackers is only 8km from the Victoria falls, we provide a free shuttle bus service to the Victoria Falls every morning at 10:30am. Don’t forget to collect a free map from our oNce before leaving. Returning to the hostel…there are plenty of inexpensive taxis and buses at the Victoria falls entrance for your return journey. 

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VISA REQUIREMENTS

Visas are required for most passports. Most visas can be purchased at the airport or border in United States Dollars cash – please con`rm with your embassy whether it is advisable for you to apply for a visa before departure – you can also consult or why not check out the new UNIVISA, the KAZA visa allowing tourists to buy one visa and travel freely between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Please note that information posted can change without notice. 

SEASONS OF THE FALLS AND WEATHER

The Victoria Falls are at its fullest between March and June. December through March is the rainy season. You will really experience the majestic falls during a walking tour or a Yight over the falls. April to July is clear and cool with no rain. August to November is very hot and can reach temperatures of 35-40 degrees plus!! The Victoria Falls are at its driest point at this time of the year.

TAXIS

Taxis are safe in Zambia! If you require a taxi, we’ll arrange one for you or you can `nd your own along the front street or market areas. All registered taxi’s will have a purple line on the side of the vehicle.

MALARIA & YELLOWFEVER

Livingstone has been declared a malaria and yellow fever FREE zone, however, it is still advisable to take precautions not to get bitten. This helps by having long trousers on or using mosquito spray on an evening.

CURRENCIES

Our local currency in the Zambian Kwacha, although accommodation, activities and taxis can be paid in USD it is advisable to carry Kwacha during your stay as the local shops don’t take Dollars. xe.com will have the latest exchange rates.