10 Best Victoria Falls Trips & Tours with Safaris

Victoria Falls is defined as the world’s biggest waterfall when measured by the sheer volume of falling water. Traditionally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘the Smoke that Thunders’, it’s one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and among Africa’s greatest and most-visited attractions.

The area is also known as Africa’s Adventure Capital – you can hit the water in a canoe or white-water raft; take flight in a helicopter or microlight for a bird’s eye view of the Falls; or get your pulse racing by bungee jumping off an historic bridge.

Victoria Falls is easily combined with Africa’s other destinations and often the endpoint of a thrilling safari.

Here are our favourite Victoria Falls itineraries that include safaris, all completely customisable around your personal travel wishes:

Luxury Trips & Tours

Luxury Trips & Tours

1. The Ultimate Vic Falls & Zimbabwe Safari

Duration: 12 Days | Locations: 5

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

This itinerary showcases some of Zimbabwe’s premier safari locations with a grand finale at one of Zambia’s most opulent and contemporary lodges, just upstream from the colossal Vic Falls. Explore the magical Mana Pools National Park (a stronghold for rare wild dog), be awestruck by the gorgeous sunsets over Lake Kariba, and enjoy up-close encounters with elephants in Hwange National Park.

Highlights:

  • Guided tour of the Zambian side of Victoria Falls
  • See wild dog in Mana Pools
  • Canoe excursions on the Zambezi River
  • Stay at a luxurious hilltop lodge overlooking Lake Kariba
  • Superb big game viewing in Hwange

Best for:

Couples

2. Kruger, Zambia & Vic Falls

Duration: 12 Days | Locations: 3

Thorntree River Lodge

Start your vacation at a sophisticated safari camp in the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park and considered one of the best Big 5 reserves in southern Africa. Then make your way to the banks of the mighty Zambezi River for private boat cruises and a guided tour of Victoria Falls. Culminate your trip at an incredible safari camp designed by a renowned architectural team in Zambia’s highly underrated South Luangwa National Park.

Highlights:

  • See the Big 5 in Sabi Sands
  • Day and night game drives in a private reserve
  • Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls (optional)
  • Private sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Stay at the most luxurious camp in the South Luangwa

Best for:

Couples

Romantic Trips & Tours

Romantic Trips & Tours

3. Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls

Duration: 11 Days | Locations: 4

Game drive with Simbavati.

Regarded as three of southern Africa’s safari heavyweights, this sought-after route delivers the perfect African vacation experience: a visit to one of the most awarded cities in the world; a Big 5 safari in a private game reserve; and a face-to-face encounter with the biggest waterfall on Earth. This is the honeymoon that dreams are made of!

Highlights:

  • Stay at a chic boutique hotel in a trendy part of Cape Town
  • Visit Table Mountain, Boulders Beach and Cape Point
  • Excellent cuisine in the Cape Winelands
  • See the Big 5 in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
  • Stay within walking distance from Victoria Falls

Best for:

Couples, honeymooners and special occasions.

4. Victoria Falls & Botswana

Duration: 5 Days | Locations: 2

Aerial view of The Royal Livingstone Hotel at Vic Falls.

Botswana’s Chobe National Park is just under a two-hour road transfer from Victoria Falls, which makes it a highly attractive safari add-on. You’ll spend two nights at an elegant hotel with direct access to the Falls before enjoying some of the best boat-based game viewing in Africa.

Highlights:

  • The Royal Livingstone Hotel’s direct access to Vic Falls
  • Private butler service
  • Sensational game viewing in Chobe National Park
  • Sunset boat cruises on the Chobe River
  • Tree-top spa treatment room at Chobe Chilwero

Best for:

Couples, honeymooners and special occasions.

Good-value Trips & Tours

Good-value Trips & Tours

5. Tanzania & Victoria Falls

Duration: 13 Days | Locations: 4

Kichakani Serengeti Camp

We see ‘good value’ as game viewing in some of the Africa’s best parks while staying at comfortable accommodation that delivers all you need without being over the top. This incredible itinerary makes it possible for you to spend almost two weeks in some of East Africa’s top safari destinations before crowning your vacation in Vic Falls.

Highlights:

  • See big elephant herds in Tarangire
  • See the Big 5 in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Witness some of the Wildebeest Migration’s most dramatic events
  • Incredible game viewing in the Serengeti
  • Stay at an Edwardian-style lodge just upstream from Vic Falls

Best for:

Couples and special occasions.

6. Kenya & Victoria Falls

Duration: 9 Days | Locations: 2

Sunset over the Masai Mara.

Designed specifically for first-time visitors with a modest budget, this trip takes you to two of Africa’s most exciting destinations: the Masai Mara and Vic Falls. You’ll fly between camps and lodges to give you more time on the ground.

Highlights:

  • Stay at an authentic safari camp in a private concession
  • See the Masai Mara’s renowned big cats – lion, leopard, cheetah
  • Guided bush walks with Maasai warriors
  • Hot-air balloon safari over the Mara (optional)
  • Chundukwa River Lodge’s excellent proximity to Vic Falls

Best for:

Couples, families and small groups.

Private Guided Trips & Tours

Private Guided Trips & Tours

7. Zimbabwe, Zambia & Vic Falls

Duration: 13 Days | Locations: 5

The Elephant Camp at Victoria Falls.

On this 13-day journey across Zimbabwe, Vic Falls and Zambia’s Lower Zambezi region, you will be in the expert hands of a private guide who will take you on walking safaris, lead you tracking and seamlessly navigate all your travel arrangements and cross-border transactions.

Highlights:

  • View ancient Khoisan rock art in Matobo Hills
  • Cultural tours to local villages and schools
  • Excellent big game viewing in Hwange National Park
  • Personal interaction at the Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary
  • Adventure activities like white-water rafting and bungee jumping in Vic Falls
  • Kayaking excursions on the Zambezi River
  • Personalised service at the authentic Old Mondoro

Best for:

Adventurous couples.

8. Botswana, Zimbabwe & Vic Falls

Duration: 14 Days | Locations: 4

A mokoro excursion with Little Vumbura Camp.

Spend two weeks in the capable hands of a highly experienced private guide who will introduce you to some of southern Africa’s greatest natural wonders. This itinerary is ideal for adventurous travellers who enjoy walking safaris.

Highlights:

  • Mokoro (traditional canoe) excursions in the Okavango Delta
  • 4x4 game drives in pristine wilderness
  • Stay at an award-winning lodge upstream from Vic Falls
  • Up-close game viewing at The Hide Lodge’s waterhole
  • Discover the underrated Matobo National Park

Best for:

Adventurous couples and small families / groups.

Family Trips & Tours

Family Trips & Tours

9. Botswana & Victoria Falls

Duration: 6 Days | Locations: 2

Footsteps Across the Delta

This vacation will introduce your family to two of southern Africa’s top safari destinations: Botswana’s pristine Okavango Delta and the colossal Vic Falls. Stay at exclusive safari camps offering you and your family a secluded and private experience.

Highlights:

  • Professional and child-friendly safari activities
  • Explore the Okavango Delta by canoe and 4x4
  • Track animals on guided walking safaris
  • Interactions with elephants at the Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls

Best for:

Families with children.

10. Zambia & Botswana

Duration: 10 Days | Locations: 2

Linyanti Ebony Camp

Perfect for any fun-loving family, this safari offers high value with fantastic experiences in some of Botswana’s most game-rich areas. All the lodges are family-friendly with plenty of privacy and spacious suites.

Highlights:

  • Guided tour of the Zambian side of Victoria Falls
  • Discover Linyanti, one of Botswana’s top wildlife gems
  • Mokoro (traditional canoe) safaris in the Okavango Delta
  • Excellent predator sightings – especially wild dog
  • Khwai Tented Camp’s beautiful riverside location

Best for:

Families with children older than seven.