Tours & Hikes - Shearwater Victoria Falls (2024)

A story that's entertaining, theatrical and transfixing


  • US$ 26
  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Victoria Falls is one of the most compelling sites in the world, this cascading column of sheer energy powers its way down a 100m chasm, taking your breath away, as you gaze in awe mesmerized by its strength and incredible beauty. As you captivate this famous wonder you will be completely enthralled to see and feel “The Smoke that Thunders.”

The Tour Guides will ensure that the best photographic opportunities are indicated, whilst mesmerizing the clients with historical and current information, as well as details on the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife, and other related issues on this World Heritage Site. Raincoats are provided when needed.

Departure Times:Generally 08h00 / 09h00 / 11h00 / 14h00 / 15h00. However, we are very flexible and will suit client’s itinerary where they cannot meet the scheduled departure times. It is very necessary to pre-book a Guided Tour for planning purposes.

Duration:2 – 2.5 hours depending on how much time clients want to spend taking photos and admiring the spectacular views. Also note that there is a Café in the Rainforest and clients can take time out to have something to drink / eat before walking out of the Rainforest.


Additional information on the Rainforest:

  • Shearwater operates a Café in the Rainforest and clients can take time out to have something to drink / eat before walking out of the Rainforest. The Café is open during the normal Rainforest times (06h00 to 18h00 daily).
  • Shearwater runs a souvenir Shop with a variety range of anything you can think of taking back home as memorabilia.
  • During the Full Moon days, we run Guided Tour of theLuna Rainbow Falls, giving you an opportunity to view the Falls from a completely different perspective.

Tours & Hikes - Shearwater Victoria Falls (1)


  • US$ 58
  • 2 hours

Prepare to be amazed as you enter a different world, where a way of life continues as it has done for centuries, enabling you to go back in time.

Clients are taken to an authentic rural 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 rural 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.

Recommendations:Bring any old clothes, sweets, stationery, etc which can be useful to these people.

Departure Times:Generally 10h00 and 14h00. Once again, we are flexible on our departure times.

Duration:2 hours



  • US$ 55
  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Journey through over 100 years of history in this engaging, theatrical and educational tour. Built between 1904 and 1905 the Bridge is one of Victoria Falls most prominent land marks.

The Shearwater Bridge Tour, led by our enthusiastic team of guides, takes you through the history of this remarkable structure, from its design and initial prefabrication in England, to its construction in Africa.

The bridge, an engineering masterpiece and revolutionary for its time, was central to Cecil John Rhodes’ vision of a Cape to Cairo railway and its history is entertaining, tragic and transfixing in equal measure.

Departure Times: are the following 09:00, 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00 with check in is 30 minutes before

Duration:2 hours and 30 minutes


Tours & Hikes - Shearwater Victoria Falls (3)


  • US$ 100
  • 5 hours 30 minutes

A 40-minute drive through the countryside of Zimbabwe on off-road terrain will offer picturesque scenery on the way to the top of the Gorge, at rapid number 23. After the safety and procedural briefing, you will enjoy the hour long walk at the top of the gorge, along the river to rapid 25. The hiking experience continues into an authentic beautiful Ndebele homestead where you will get a chance to interact with the local headman and his family while you have brunch under the thatched shade of their decorated mud huts. These graceful hosts are keen to show off their home, share their cultural way of life in relation to family, education, livestock, diet and anything you may find interesting.

This is a non-seasonal activity which can be enjoyed throughout the year.


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  • US$ 104
  • 5 hours 30 minutes

This active and interactive way to view game, allows you to interact with nature in a way that game drives don’t. Examine and follow animal tracks, see creatures up close and appreciate the amazing flora that covers the land. Being on foot lets you into a world so few get to see, hear, touch and smell – your guide will help you meet Africa’s flora and fauna up close and personal.



How do I get there?

We’ll pick you for free from any Victoria Falls hotel.

What is not included?

Please bring cash with you to cover park fees. You can also purchase videos and photos of your experience to take home with you.

What should I bring?

Your camera. Money for park fees and photos or videos.

What should I leave behind?

Anything too heavy or that will take up unnecessary space.

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Zambezi Luxury Cruise

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Helicopter Experience

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Simunye We Are One

Watch the award winning theatre show Simunye

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Through The Eye Of An Elephant

Discovers the secrets of the elephant and while supporting their preservation of their habitat.

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Tours & Hikes - Shearwater Victoria Falls (2024)


Is it better to see Victoria Falls from Zambia or Zimbabwe? ›

The Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls has 75% more viewing points, and gives an overall better perspective of the falls. In all seasons it is a great view, but if you are travelling at the end of Dry season then the Zimbabwean side is the side to pick since Zambia's views are particularly minimal.

What time is check in at Shearwater Victoria Falls? ›

Check in time is from 14.00hrs and Check-out time is by 10.00hrs. Any guest who has not Checked out by 10.00 hrs without consent, Shearwater Explorers Village reserves the right to remove the luggage to reception and will not be held liable for any damage or loss to property.

How long is the Victoria Falls hike? ›

Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 56 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking and walking, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are September through October.

How long is the Victoria Falls tour? ›

Experience epic views of one of the world's largest and most incredible waterfalls on this 2-hour Victoria Falls walking tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and see one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World with your local guide.

When not to visit Victoria Falls? ›

We don't recommend visiting the Falls at the end of the dry winter season – October through November – when the water level is lowest, and the weather is very hot and humid.

Is it better to stay in Livingstone or Victoria Falls? ›

Livingstone town in Zambia is a larger town than Victoria Falls town (Zimbabwe) and is located approximately 10 km from the falls, whereas on the Victoria Falls side, the Falls are located a mere 2km away from the vibey, tourist town with its great selection of shops and modern cafes and restaurants.

Do you need a guide for Victoria Falls? ›

You don't need a guide to do just Victoria Falls. Your resort will be able to help you with booking activities and driving you to and from the airport. If you are planning to do a Safari in Zimbabwe, then you will need a guide.

Can you do Victoria Falls on your own? ›

Victoria Falls Entrance Zimbabwe

If you book a guided Tour of the Falls, your tour operator will pickup and drop you off from your hotel/lodge. But if you want to do a self guided tour, then you will have to make your own way there.

How many days in Victoria Falls is enough? ›

To enjoy Victoria Falls to the fullest, plan for three or four days. If you want to explore the surrounding areas and embark on a Southern African safari, then we recommend that you visit for at least one week.

Is Victoria Falls walkable? ›

You can walk along the paved paths on the edge of the waterfall and cross the heart-racing Knife-Edge Bridge during high-water season – an exhilarating (and soaking!) walk along the edge of the precipice, about 100 metres (328 feet) above the gorge.

Can you cross from Zimbabwe to Zambia at Victoria Falls? ›

The border between Zambia and Zimbabwe is located at the Victoria Falls Bridge border crossing, approximately 10 km south of Livingstone (15 minutes by taxi). Your hotel can arrange a taxi, and the driver will usually usher you through immigration, helping with any paperwork.

What should I wear to visit Vic falls? ›

Quick Dry T-shirts - Chances are, you will break a sweat. Active Shoes - Great for exploring off-the-beaten paths, hiking trails and waterfalls. We love sturdy hiking sandals, such as Chacos or Keens, for warmer climates. Hat & Sunglasses - To keep the sun out of your eyes and off your face.

Is it expensive to visit Victoria Falls? ›

Guided tours of Victoria Falls start at around $50 USD, and this price usually includes park fees. If you have booked your trip with a tour operator, depending on the tour, your transport to and from the falls will be taken care of, along with your park fee and tour of the falls.

Is Victoria Falls better than Niagara Falls? ›

Niagara Falls is a dramatic sight to behold, but it can't compare with the raw power of Victoria Falls. The mist that gathers at Niagara Falls and drifts across the gorge offers an ethereal experience for visitors who take in its beauty from behind glass.

How best to see Victoria Falls? ›

To make the most of Victoria Falls, you should consider one of the various activities that will enable you to see it at its best.
  1. Walking. The main option is to walk along the footpaths to visit the various viewpoints to see the falls from different perspectives. ...
  2. Sightseeing flights. ...
  3. River-based activities.

What 2 countries can you see Victoria Falls from? ›

The waterfall straddles Zimbabwe to the west and Zambia to the east, and is easily accessed from either country via Victoria Falls Town in Zimbabwe or Livingstone in Zambia.

Can you cross from Zambia to Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls? ›

The border between Zambia and Zimbabwe is located at the Victoria Falls Bridge border crossing, approximately 10 km south of Livingstone (15 minutes by taxi). Your hotel can arrange a taxi, and the driver will usually usher you through immigration, helping with any paperwork.

How to see Victoria Falls from Zambia side? ›

You can also get good views from the Victoria Falls Bridge, which crosses the Zambezi just below the falls. The bridge links Zimbabwe and Zambia and border posts lie at either end. River level views from below the falls are a good way to experience their power up close.

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