Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia

ACTIVITIES IN LIVINGSTONE

Make sure to book your activities with us before arrival to avoid the rush on your arrival!

WHITE WATER RAFTING

Experience the best White Water Rafting the planet has to offer. For serious adrenaline seekers choose a full day on the mighty Zambezi covering rapids 1 to 25. If you're a first timer or looking for something slightly calmer choose the half day, rapids 10 to 25.

BUNGEE JUMPING

Located in 'no man's land' between Zambia and Zimbabwe, take the 111 metre high plunge of a lifetime off the infamous Victoria Falls Bungee Bridge. Step onto the platform, spread out your arms, and wait for the heart-pounding "5-4-3-2-1 BUNGEE!!" before plummeting towards the raging Zambezi River below. The monthly full moon bungee is also well-worth considering for those wanting to jump in the dark!

BRIDGE SWING

Located at the same site as the bungee, the bridge swing is arguably the most stomach-wrenching activity at the falls. Take a leap of faith with a huge 70m freefall followed by a flying arc over the rumbling Zambezi below. Choose to jump forwards or backwards and even a tandem with a friend.

SLIDE

For those not daring enough to bungee. Why not try the slide, zipwire across the gorge. This can be done alone or tandem with a friend. Slide across the batoka gorge from Zambia landing on the Victoria Falls Bridge. Age six up to granny!

DEVIL'S POOL

Historically famed as the first place that Dr David Livingstone first set eyes on Victoria Falls, Livingstone Island today is renowned for being the closest accessible place to experience the Victoria Falls. Swimming on the edge of Victoria Falls is certainly an experience of a life time. A short boat ride will take you to the island for either breakfast, lunch or high tea. Low water season gives you the option take the cheaper route and walk to the Devils pool with a guided tour.

SWIMMING UNDER THE SPRAY

Runs daily in July to January depending on water level. Your trip starts with a climb down to the boiling pot below the Victoria Falls, you are taken by raft to the perfect spot to swim in the rock pools below the waterfalls. .Average fitness is required to climb down and back up to the top. The trip also entails some scrambling over rocks and boulders to find the ideal spot to swim

RIVER SAFARI

River Safaris offers you an exceptional upper river safari experience. Specifically designed propeller-free safari boats can operate in water as shallow as 20cm, as a result, they can offer cruises to amazing parts of the Zambezi that have previously been out of reach. Enjoy the thrill of speeding over rapids then slowing down for a leisurely game viewing trip around the islands.

MICROLIGHT

Adrenaline junkies looking to fly over the falls need look no further than a microlight flight. Essentially a lawnmower engine with wings, there are no doors and no sides - just you and your pilot. Feel the air breeze against your face as you get in closer to the Falls than the helicopters but beware that you are unable to go down into the gorge on the longer flights, rather just soar above the gorge for a panoramic view.

QUAD BIKING

Discover the spectacular landscapes surrounding Livingstone and Batoka gorge on all-terrain quad bikes. The ultimate adventure vehicles allow both the novice and experienced rider to explore at their own leisurely pace. Bike trips vary from bush track riding, while experiencing the local village life to quad bike eco safaris.

HORSE BACK SAFARI

Horseback safaris offer exhilarating horseback trails within the Mosi oa tunya National park. These trails offer stunning views of the Victoria Falls, as well as the chance of spotting game along the way. The horse trails are either half a day with lunch or just a couple of hours.

HELICOPTER FLIGHT

An exhilarating helicopter flight swooping over the breathtaking Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River is a great way to view the falls from above.

MICROLIGHT FLIGHT

Adrenaline junkies looking to fly over the falls need look no further than a microlight flight. Feel the air breeze against your face as you get in closer to the Falls than the helicopters but beware that you are unable to go down into the gorge on the longer flights, rather just soar above the gorge for a panoramic view.

RIVER SAFARI

River Safaris offers you an exceptional upper river safari experience. Specifically designed propeller-free safari boats can operate in water as shallow as 20cm, as a result, they can offer cruises to amazing parts of the Zambezi that have previously been out of reach. Enjoy the thrill of speeding over rapids then slowing down for a leisurely game viewing trip around the islands.

RIVER CRUISE

Floating along the river to the evening sun, sipping a gin and tonic whilst listening to hippo chorus is , unsurprisingly, a popular pastime in Livingstone. Chat to us about the operators and boats available.

DEVIL'S POOL

Historically famed as the first place that Dr David Livingstone first set eyes on Victoria Falls, Livingstone Island today is renowned for being the closest accessible place to experience the Victoria Falls. Swimming on the edge of Victoria Falls is certainly an experience of a life time. A short boat ride will take you to the island for either breakfast, lunch or high tea. Low water season gives you the option take the cheaper route and walk to the Devils pool with a guided tour.

SWIMMING UNDER THE SPRAY

Runs daily in July to January depending on water level. Your trip starts with a climb down to the boiling pot below the Victoria Falls, you are taken by raft to the perfect spot to swim in the rock pools below the waterfalls. .Average fitness is required to climb down and back up to the top. The trip also entails some scrambling over rocks and boulders to find the ideal spot to swim

FISHING

Discover the spectacular landscapes surrounding Livingstone and Batoka gorge on all-terrain quad bikes. The ultimate adventure vehicles allow both the novice and experienced rider to explore at their own leisurely pace. Bike trips vary from bush track riding, while experiencing the local village life to quad bike eco safaris.

CANOE SAFARI

Glide through the hidden channels and islands of the Upper Zambezi. In the dry season (June-November) expect to be inundated by hippos, crocodiles and elephants with giraffe, kudu, impala, waterbuck, baboons, and warthog also regularly seen. The wet season (December-April) is noted for its birding, with over 350 species recorded along the river banks.

CHOBE DAY TRIP

The Chobe National park is home to the world's largest Elephant population, amazing wildlife, and Africa's largest predators: Lions, Leopards and Wild dogs. Choose form a day trip to camping in Chobe National park, under the canopy of 200 million stars… Transfers, daily game drives, Chobe river boat cruises, refreshments, meals and transfers included in all excursions.

WALKING SAFARIS

Certainly our favourite way to see the wildlife in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is on a walking safari - an interactive safari style pioneered in Zambia - which gives you the opportunity to see the endangered white rhino just metres away.. Following a short drive into the park, safety talk sorted, ready to walk deep into the bush. Livingstone's walking safaris will take you up close and personal to Zebra, Giraffe, Kudu, Wilderbeest, various buck, Baboon, Warthog and plenty more… There is much to learn and experience in the bush, the guides are knowledgeable on the flora and fauna, including the medicinal properties and application in the lives of the local people.

LIVINGSTONE REPTILE PARK

Venture to the Livingstone Reptile Park, home to a wide variety of captured freshwater crocodiles, including some of Livingstone's most notorious man-eaters. Enjoy a guided tour of the farm, gaining an insight into these fascinating and much misunderstood creatures and have the opportunity to watch them at their daily feeding time. The property also houses an interesting collection of Zambia's most dangerous venomous snakes.

ELEPHANT CAFÉ

You will have the opportunity to meet the herd, learn their stories and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime close encounter with these gentle giants before you are welcomed into The Elephant Café for a unique dining experience with Chef de Cuisine Annabel Hughes and her team who specialise in creating a foodie’s delight of fresh locally-sourced food and wild edibles.

Clients have the option of arriving by speedboat or with a road transfer from your Livingstone accommodation. Return transfers and limited alcoholic / non-alcoholic drinks are included in the rate. Minimum Age is 10yrs.