Victoria Falls Cultural Tour With Lunch

QUICK DETAILS

  • Category: Culture
  •  Duration: 2 Hours
  • Location: Zimbabwe
    In the morning you’re taken to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Mosi-oa-Tunya, otherwise
    known as Victoria Falls for a private tour.
  • Immerse yourself in the culture, heritage, and history of Victoria Falls.
  • Private guided tour of Victoria Falls.
  • Lunch at Ilala Lodge.
  • Township, craft market, and big tree tour.
  • High Tea at Victoria Falls Hotel.
    After the walk, you’re treated to lunch at Ilala lodge before setting out to see the township, craft
    market, bridge, and big tree. Learn of the pioneers and experience the local culture. Finally, you’re
    taken to Victoria Falls Hotel, the oldest in Zimbabwe, to have its famous high tea and learn of the
    history of the town.
    Important Information
  • Please remember to respect local customs. For further guidance on social conventions, ask
    your guide.
  • This tour DOES NOT cover park entry fees: $30 international, $20 SADC, $7 Zimbabweans to
    go directly to the Park.
  • Be sure to book ahead for this tour so that your booking runs smoothly.
    Why you will love this
    In the morning, you’re picked up from your hotel and taken to Victoria Falls for a guided tour. Get
    ready to witness the remarkable power of nature, and a spectacle you will remember for life. The
    walk of the falls takes around two hours after which you’re treated to lunch at Ilala lodge or The
    Lookout Cafe. After lunch, see the bridge and learn of its construction while seeing the high-flying
    activities that happen there. From the bridge, we progress to a short tour of Victoria Falls Hotel,
    being the oldest hotel in the land, and holding the history of the resort town. Enjoy the hotel’s
    famous high tea, with spectacular views of the Victoria Falls Bridge. From the hotel, we go and
    see the big tree which is over 1,000 years old, where the pioneers in Victoria Falls spent their nights
    to and from Zambia in the early years. We then leave for the township to see how the local people
    live and learn of the local customs. You also have the opportunity to see the craft markets, where
    you can browse through a selection of handcrafts made by Zimbabwean artists.
  • Transport to and from your hotel within Victoria Falls town
  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Lunch À la carte menu
  •  World-renowned high tea at Victoria Falls Hotel
  • Water

Duration

starts at 9 am and finishes around 4 pm

Homestead Meals

Activity Description

Our Home Hosted meals provide valuable revenue to local providers. This enterprise aims to
empower local people by providing income and allowing them to have a fun interaction with visitors
while teaching them about local culture and traditions. Families welcome visitors into their homes
for a fee and provide them with traditional cuisines. This has proved highly successful and greatly
advantageous to the individuals involved.
Experience the true flavours of Victoria Falls with a “home lunch”…. will collect guests at their hotels
or B&B in Victoria Falls Town. A short transfer takes you to the Chinotimba High Density suburb.
Guests will be hosted by a local family in their residence and served a traditional African lunch.
This is a great experience for children or teens that will enjoy meeting other children and learn about
other cultures.
Expect a genuine home-cooked meal- there will be options you are familiar with that are commonly
eaten in Zimbabwe such as beef stew as well as some local dishes that may be new to you. You do
not have to try these if you are wary but it is great fun if you do.
Arrangements
Provider…..
Duration2 hours
WhenAll year round
WhereVictoria Falls
WeatherThis service is not weather dependent.
What to Wear: For a memorable experience, clients are advised to wear the following: ·
Comfortable attire that provides protection from the sun · Hiking/running shoes · Hair ties (for
longer hair) · Warm clothing in winter (April to August) Lockers are available; however, guests are
implored to leave valuables at home/the hotel.
What to Bring: Clients are advised to bring the following with them: · Sunscreen · Mosquito
repellent. your camera
Guests or Spectators: No spectators allowed. Any guests going on the tour will be charged the full
price.
Requirements
Minimum Age 0 years
Minimum Height 0.0 m
Maximum Height 0.0 m
Fitness Level No Fitness Requirement

Qualifications Not Applicable
Maximum Weight 0.0 kg
Certification None Required
Experience Level No Experience Requirement
Inclusions and Exclusions
Inclusions Transfers are included as well as dinner at a host house
Exclusions Items of a personal nature
Notes
Guests are able to gain an insight into Zimbabwean rural life. This enables visitors to understand the
cultural aspect of this life style and allows them to interact with a local family.

Chinotimba Village Tour

ctivity Description

Chinotimba Township Tour- experience the warmth of an African urban settlement.

The word Chinotimba describes the roar of the water from the mighty Victoria Falls in the local Nambya language. The Nambya and the Tonga people are the original people of the Victoria Falls area. The majority of people in Victoria Falls live in the Chinotimba township, which has a population of approximately 60 000 people.

During the Township Tour, guests will have an opportunity to observe township-life – from the oldest houses to the taverns, the local market and churches. During a visit to the Chinotimba Primary School clients are introduced to the school headmaster – he or someone assigned will take the guests on a tour of the school after which the children may sing a song (Please note that school visits are subject to the schools being open).

Notes

Departure Times: Between 10h00 and 10h30 or 13h20 and 13h45 from hotels and B&B’s in Victoria Falls Town.
Please note that school visits are subject to the schools being open.

Arrangements

Duration 2 hours
When All year round
Where Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Weather Weather permitting
What to Wear Comfortable attire that provides sun protection · Hiking/running shoes · Warm clothing in winter (April to August).
Things to Bring Comfortable attire that provides sun protection · Sunscreen · Mosquito repellent.
Guests or Spectators No spectators allowed

Requirements

Ages all ages allowed
Fitness Level No Fitness Requirement
Experience Level No Experience Requirement

Inclusions Exclusions

Inclusions A Chinotimba Township Tour & Transfers to and from your hotel or B&B within Victoria Falls.

Exclusions Items of a personal nature.

Traditional Village Tour

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  • Category: Culture
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Location: Zimbabwe

Get ready to be amazed as you enter an alternate world, where a lifestyle continues as it has for centuries.

    • Experience a way of life long since forgotten in the modern world
    • A great way to learn about the Zimbabwean culture
    • Help in daily tasks and get a real feel for traditional village life

The tour gives you an understanding of how many Zimbabweans still live today, a lifestyle free of modern-day struggles but not without its own challenges.

Why you will love this

The traditional village visit is a great opportunity in Victoria Falls to encounter the lifestyle in a local/rural part of Zimbabwe. It is an incredible approach to learn more about Zimbabwean culture, traditions, and the methods for the rural way of life. A perfect opportunity for a family to show their children how distinctive the world is from what they originally know.

Get the chance to watch the villagers’ lifestyle, seeing their homes, errands, and fields being tended to. Visitors may likewise get the opportunity to help with the day to day errands so that they get a genuine feel of life in the town.

Day of the tour

    • you’re picked up from your lodge, where you leave Victoria Falls town to be taken to an authentic rural village approximately 25km away.
    • Please allow for 2.5 hours for the tour.
    • Pick up times are either 8 am, 10 am, or 2 pm.

Dress code

    • Casual comfortable clothing is suggested.
    • A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen is also suggested.

What to bring

    • Bring your camera
    • You are additionally allowed to bring presents for the villagers, for example, stationery, garments, sweets, or anything that you feel might be valuable to them

Guidelines

    • A small amount of walking required
    • Children under 3 don’t pay
    • Children between the age of 3 and 11 will pay half of the grown-up rate
    • This visit is appropriate for the entire family

Cancellation

      • 100% refund if customer cancels more than 4 days before the tour
      • 50% refund if customer cancel 24 hours before the tour
      • 0% refund if customer cancels on the day of the tour
      • If the tour is cancelled by the tour operator there will be a 100% refund

 

The Boma

The Boma

“More Than a Night out – The Boma is an Experience”

An unforgettable African experience infused with Zimbabwean cuisine, The Boma- Place of Eating is a Must-Do whilst in Victoria Falls.

Partially open to the African skies, it offers a unique experience that bombards the senses with the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Africa – together with the warmth and hospitality of Zimbabwe and it’s people

Specialising in a superb selection of traditional Zimbabwean dishes, The Boma offers a four-course meal combining a mouth watering choice of starters from the kitchen, soup from the campfire and a substantial barbeque buffet served on cast iron plates.

They offer a wide variety of salads from the salad bar and to follow a choice of delicious desserts from the buffet area.

Everyone’s tastes are catered for and whilst the adventurous are enticed with local delicacies such as Mopani worms and game stews, those wishing to enjoy beef, pork, fish and chicken or a variety of vegetarian meals are welcome to do so. The Boma is renowned for its warthog fillet.

The Boma vehicles pick up from hotels and lodges from 19h00 to and guests arrive at about 7h15, so they are seated by about 19h30 for an evening filled with entertainment.

Guests are welcomed with a traditional greeting in the local languages, Shona and Ndebele. The guests are then dressed in ‘chitenges’ (traditional robes) and prepared to enter the main enclosure.

They are invited to take part in a hand washing ceremony before sampling traditional beer and snacks, as a prelude to dinner.

A feast of nightly entertainment incorporates Amakwezi traditional dancers, singers, a local story teller and a Sangoma (traditional healer). After dinner, guests are invited to join in the drumming extravaganza. This is the highlight of the evening and all are invited to participate in the drumming and dancing show with their renowned drummers – Amazulu.

Dress

Guests should dress casually and bring along light but warm clothing for the months of May, June, July and August.

Location

The Boma is adjacent to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge complex. A Boma Dinner may be booked through us, which would include transport to and from your accommodation.