Walking Safari

AM or PM Walking Safari or Optional Full Day Game Drive /Walking Safari in the Zambezi National Park.

 

MAX PAX Price P/P
WALKING SAFARI 06:00 – 10:00 7 USD$120.00
WALKING SAFARI 14:30 – 18:30 7 USD$120.00
FULL DAY COMBO DRIVE & WALK 06:00 – 18:30 7 USD$160.00

 

 Prices EXCLUDE USD$15.00 per person per day National Park Fees. These are payable directly to National Parks upon entrance.

You will be accompanied by one of our Senior Professional Guides as well as a Junior Guide.

Enter the upper Zambezi National Park and start with a two and a half hour walking Safari, following game trails in search of the many species of animals and birds that inhabit this stunning area of the Zambezi River. Walking safaris will depend on what you see on the ground in the morning/afternoon either following and tracking game of interest or walking from designated area to area depending on the time of the year.

Lunch will be served on the banks of the Zambezi River.

The afternoon will consist of driving through to Chamabonda Vlei stopping at any sightings that may be of interest. Chamabonda Vlei has lookout points as well as waterholes where a variety of game can be observed coming down to drink. Bird life in the Chamabonda Vlei is well renowned and a must for all birders. Afternoon refreshments and sundowners will be served.

What to Wear

  • Comfortable attire that provides sun protection. Hats, Warm clothing in winter (April to August). (No Bright Colours)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm (guides will have dry bag for this)
  • Sturdy shoes / hiking boots. Your shoes must be securely fitted to your feet (i.e. no flip-flops).
  • Bring as little as possible!

 Duration 06:00am – 18:30pm hrs including transfer times. Daily, all year round, Weather permitting

Guests or Spectators:  No spectators allowed
Requirements

Ages: Minimum age is 12. ( Unless prior arrangements have been made with RWS management). 

Fitness Level: Some form of fitness is required. It can get hot and the terrain is undulating.
Experience Level: No Experience Required.

 

Lion Encounter (The Lion Walk)

THE LION ENCOUNTER
Days – Daily
Minimum two/ Maximum participants – 2 / 24
Departure – Early Morning, Mid-morning and Afternoon ( 06h30-
06h45, 10h00-10h15 and 15h30-15h45)
Duration – 3 hours
Language – English
Age Restrictions – Children below the age of 15 years will,
unfortunately, not be able to partake in Lion Encounter activity. A Guardian must accompany children between 15 and 18 years of age throughout the trip. There is also a height limitation of 1.5 metres. Anyone shorter than this will not be permitted to participate in the Lion Encounter
Highlights – Guests are picked up from their respective accommodation and transported to Lion Encounter where tea, coffee and cordials will be served. After this guests will be shown a short film (7 minutes) about the lion release program and related research, community and
conservation projects. After a safety briefing, guests will get to meet the lion cubs and their handlers for their bush walk. Each lion is under the charge of a Handler – the trips are lead by a professional Guide, who is armed and carries a first aid kit and handheld radio. The guide and handlers will answer any questions as well as provide knowledge on lions and the environment in general. The morning Safari ends with a Full English Breakfast on the deck at Masuwe safari Lodge. The Mid-morning and afternoon safaris end with a good choice of snacks and drinks. The lion walk lasts approximately 1hr to 1¼ hr.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
No skirts or sarongs are permitted on any lion activity
Please no bright colours of clothing
All guests must be in suitable footwear which is attached to the wearer’s feet over the
toe and around the heel – no flip flops /slops
Bags will not be allowed on the walk or encounter, please do not bring valuable items,
any items left will be at owners risk
All participants must receive the safety briefing and sign an indemnity form before going
on any activity
All participants should ensure that they have adequate medical insurance before taking
part in an activity

Horse Ride Safari

Activity Description

Enjoy a gentle horseback ride within the National Park along trails daringly beautiful Livingstone landscapes.

Arrangements

Provider Livingstone’s Adventure

Duration2 hours

When: Throughout the year, subject to availability

Where: The activity starts and finishes at the stables at the Falls Resort

Weather: The activity cannot take place during thunderstorms or heavy rain

What to Wear: It is advised that riders wear suitable closed footwear to protect their feet. Comfortable outdoor clothing should be worn. Skirts and dresses are not recommended. A poncho or raincoat in the rainy season is advisable· 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. Sunglasses

Guests or Spectators: Due to the nature and location of the activity, visitors not partaking in the activity will not be able to accompany their group.

Requirements

Minimum Age12 years

Minimum Height0.0 m

Maximum Height0.0 m

Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement

QualificationsNot Applicable

Maximum Weight100.0 kg

CertificationNone Required

Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

Return road transfers from local Livingstone accommodation venues
an experienced guide will accompany you on the trail
We supply all riding equipment required for our trails.
Helmets are provided and must be worn at all times during the trail
Refreshments on the trail

Exclusions: Items of a personal nature

Notes

Children under the age of sixteen will require written permission from a parent or guardian in order to undertake our horseback trails.

 

Zambezi Explorer Cruise

The Zambezi Explorer Vessel

Launched in 2013, the custom-designed five-star cruise vessel takes guests on a luxury trip along the Zambezi River. The Zambezi Explorer has three decks to choose from. Some people prefer to be high and have a wider vista from the uppermost deck, others prefer to be closer to the water, to get a closer look at the wildlife and birds on the river banks.

There is a different level of quality and price between the decks, so you need to choose which one you prefer. The two lower decks provide a luxury service where guests can choose from an exciting range of beverages and cocktails as well as a selection of delicious snacks. The ‘Signature Deck’ is the uppermost level and it is pure extravagance with gourmet hors d’oeuvres and premium beverages served from a private bar. VIP guests can relax in the comfort of the deep-set couches and enjoy the pleasure of luxury service.

Harvesting the abundant sunshine, almost the entire onboard facilities are solar-powered. It has wheelchair access and wheelchair-friendly facilities. The Zambezi Explorer Company caters for regular cruises, private functions, conferences and weddings.

The Experience

Guest are collected from their hotels and transferred to the Zambezi Explorer jetty site. Once everyone is on board, the captain fires up the barely audible engines and starts to cruise around the islands of the upper section of the Zambezi river. As with other cruise operators, the cruise boat stays well away from the Falls themselves, 4 km (2.49 miles) away.

Such a large body of water understandably attracts a whole host of wildlife which comes from the often dry interior to quench their thirst. The river is home to great pods of hippo, which are now accustomed to these cruises which can get close to them without any danger. The more sinister-looking crocodiles are regularly seen basking on the banks or gliding through the water. Elephantsgiraffebuffalo, waterbuck, kudu, impala, baboons and monkeys, along with a plethora of exotic birds are regular sightings.

Zambezi Explorer Cruises

The Zambezi explorer company offer breakfast, lunch, sunset cruises and dinner cruises. For more information about these options please refer to our Zambezi River Cruise page. They have a total of four boats of varying sizes which we have detailed below.

The Zambezi Explorer, which is the flagship and the largest in the fleet, with a maximum capacity of 150 passengers.

The Ma Roberts is a double-decker boat, with a maximum capacity of 70 passengers. This boat is mainly used for dinner cruises.

Zambezi Reflections has a single deck and a capacity of 34 passengers. This is also used mainly for dinner cruises and is a dedicated floating restaurant

The Kalunda is a small boat catering for only 6 passengers, so is ideal for couples, small groups or families, that are after a private and intimate cruise.

What you will need to bring

• National Parks Fees (currently US$10 per adult)
• Activity voucher/ticket from your agent
• Camera and/or binoculars (recommended)
• Smart casual dress (warm clothing in winter)
• Sunglasses and hat
• Insect/mosquito repellent
• Any medication that you might need

What you need to know

• Morning cruises -The boat departs from the jetty at approximately 06h15 (winter) or 06h00 (summer) and returns approximately 08h30 (winter) and 08h15 (summer)
• Sunset and cruises -The boat departs from the jetty at approximately 16h00 (winter) or 16h30 (summer) and returns approximately 18h00 (winter) and 18h30 (summer)
• Sunset and dinner cruises -The boat departs from the jetty at approximately 17h00 (winter) or 17h30 (summer) and returns approximately 20h00 (winter) and 20h30 (summer)
• Pick-up from your hotel can be up to one hour before the departure time from the jetty. The exact timing depends on which hotel you are staying at. We will confirm this when you make your booking through us.
• Transfers to and from the various hotels/lodges are included.
• Snacks, dinner and drinks are included
• Children (3-11 years) pay 50% of the adult rate. Children are welcome on river cruises. See other family-friendly activities.

 

The Victoria Falls Game Drive

Activity Description

Exploring the vast genuine wilderness of the Zambezi National Park, these drives set off either in the early morning or mid-afternoon. Using an open four-wheel drive vehicle, the game drive allows the guests to discover many interpretations of the bush and all its inhabitants, related to them by our suitable trained and qualified guides. This is an uncontrived bush experience, covering a genuinely wild, unfenced wilderness area.
Please note that the Zambezi National Park is only a five minute drive from Victoria Falls town, so there are no lengthy transfers involved.
The morning safari sets off at 0600hrs and a light breakfast, tea/coffee and mineral waters are served. The afternoon safari departs at 1500hrs and soft drinks, beer, mineral waters and a snack platter are offered.
Our game drives last between three and four hours in duration.

Notes

*Please kindly note that our rainy season is from November to April and that the weather patterns can directly influence game viewing opportunities. Heavy rains could result in bad road conditions and cause the wildlife to disperse.
Some safaris may have to be postponed due to weather patterns. Discover Safaris and Wild Horizons cannot be held responsible for th

Arrangements

Duration:4 hrs including transfer times
When: All year round
Where:Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Weather:Weather permitting – the rain season is normally from November to April.
What to Wear:Comfortable attire that provides sun protection. Warm clothing in winter (April to August).
Things to Bring:Binoculars, Cameras, Sunscreen · Mosquito repellent · Hiking/running shoes

Requirements

Minimum Age Ages 3 years­‐ exceptions can be made for private vehicle hire. No maximum age. We confir a safari with a minimum of two people.
Fitness Level No Fitness Requirement
Qualifications Not Applicable
Certification None Required
Experience Level No Experience
Guests or Spectators No spectators allowed

 

Hwange Day Trip

QUICK DETAILS

  • Category: Safari
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Location: Zimbabwe

Take your visit up a notch with a detour to the massive Hwange National Park.

  • Explore Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife park, Hwange
  • Interact with Painted Dogs and learn about their conservation
  • Enjoy lunch at the Hwange Safari Lodge
  • Chance to spot elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and more

Enjoy a fun interaction with painted dogs. Go on a thrilling game drive and spot an astonishing array of African wildlife. Savor a wonderful lunch, swim, and then go on an exciting walking safari on this Hwange National Park day trip from Victoria Falls.

Important Information

  • Inform your provider of any special dietary requirements.
  • To confirm departure, a minimum of 4 guests needs to be booked. If you are a solo traveler, please contact our reservations staff and they will inform you when there is a confirmed departure available that you can join.
  • The tour operates with a maximum of 20 guests per trip. Upon request, bigger groups can be accommodated.
  • Be sure to book ahead for this Hwange safari tour so that your booking runs smoothly.

What you will love

Going on a day trip to the Hwange National Park gives you the opportunity to visit one of the most diverse wildlife parks in the world and enjoy an unforgettable African safari experience from Victoria Falls.

Your journey begins at your hotel in Victoria Falls town from where you’re picked up for a sunrise departure. Your minibus makes its way to the Hwange National Park which is located approximately a two-hour drive away. Upon arrival at the Painted Dog Center, you’re welcomed by a guide who takes you through a one-hour interaction with the Painted Dogs.

Your knowledgeable and experienced guide then takes you on a two and a half-hour game drive within the Hwange National Park in open back vehicles. You’re treated to a wonderful lunch at the Hwange Safari Lodge, where you can enjoy a taste of traditional Zimbabwean cuisine. After lunch, you may relax at the swimming pool.

You thereafter go on a walking safari for two hours in the Hwange National Park with an armed warden. At the end of this memorable tour, your driver transports you back to your hotel in Victoria Falls town.

Whats included

  • Transport to and from your hotel within Victoria Falls town
  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Bacon & egg roll
  • Fruit juice
  • Bottle of water
  • Towels
  • Painted Dog encounter
  • Hwange National Park game drive
  • Guided walking safari in Hwange National Park
  • Lunch at Hwange Safari Lodge (excludes drinks)

Session length

This tour departs at 6 am and returns at 7 pm

What to bring

  • Money for donations to the Painted Dog if you choose
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm jacket
  • Neutral color clothes
  • Swimming costume
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Your booking voucher

Age requirements

The day trip is suitable for all ages, including families and groups

Package excludes

  • National Park fees to be paid at check-in
  • Donations to Painted Dog

 

Elephant Interaction

Activity Description

The Elephant Encounter affords guests the opportunity to unobtrusively observe some of the biggest personalities in Africa, in a pristine wilderness environment overflowing with raw natural beauty. Guests spend time and connect with elephants in the most positive and natural way possible.

An open-design thatch Boma gives guests an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Masuwe River, and against this breath-taking back drop, guests will be given an insightful and educational presentation on the Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Orphange. The sanctuary was founded on the principle of conservation, and one of the most effective ways to evoke a sense of environmental responsibility is to show what stands to be lost.
Guests will have an opportunity to talk to guides that have journeyed – physically and metaphorically, incredible distances with these elephant , and learn more about the complexities of the individuals and the herd structures. Guests will learn about the elephant as well as their history and how they came to be in our care as well as the threats facing elephant populations today, in an interesting and informative talk.
Guests will venture out into the bush to spend time with the elephant and the sight of the gentle grey mammals up close and personal will be imprinted on guests’ minds’ long after they have returned home. Witness the special relationship the elephant keepers share with the animals and become a part of it. You will have the opportunity to take photographs with the elephants, marvel at their size and watch them behaving normally; browsing and interacting with one another.

After the encounter with these amazing creatures guests will be offered a selection of refreshments in the cool of the Wild Horizons Elephant Wallow. A transfer back to Victoria Falls concludes the experience.

Arrangements

Duration 2,5 – 3 hours
When All year round, subject to availability
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 Walking shoes, Sunscreen, Mosquito Repellent, Sun Hat, Camera, Binoculars.
Guests or Spectators No spectators allowed

Requirements

Ages +5 years
Fitness Level No Fitness Requirement
Experience Level No Experience Requirement

Inclusions Exclusions

Inclusions Scheduled transfers from/to Vic Falls Town/Hotels, an Elephant Encounter
Early morning: Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks & breakfast
Mid morning: Soft Drinks, Local beer, wine, water, coffee, tea and a selection of hot & cold snacks.
Afternoon: Soft Drinks, Local beer, wine, water, coffee, tea and a selection of hot & cold canapés.

Exclusions Items of a personal nature.

 

Elephant Art Safari

Activity Description

The Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Art of Africa have teamed up to create an eco conscious and unique elephant experience, brought to life by the artistic strokes of your fingertips, while surrounded by the African bush.

An open-design thatch Boma gives guests an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Masuwe River, and against this breath-taking back drop, guests will be given an insightful and educational presentation on the Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Orphange.
The sanctuary was founded on the principle of conservation, and one of the most effective ways to evoke a sense of environmental responsibility is to show what stands to be lost. Guests will have an opportunity to talk to guides that have journeyed – physically and metaphorically, incredible distances with these elephant, and learn more about the complexities of the individuals and the herd structures. Guests will learn about the elephant as well as their history and how they came to be in our care as well as the threats facing elephant populations today, in an interesting and informative talk.

Guests then venture down to a waterhole and mud wallow where, under the shade of an enormous Mopane tree, they will find a chair and easel – each set up with a fresh sheet of paper. Brightly coloured aprons and palettes with bright splotches of paint will also be handed out.
A private tutor is provided to guide guests through a painting workshop, using their sketch pads and brush to capture the moment. Soon guests’ white sheets of paper will be transformed into a canvas with a glorious blue sky, sunshine, yellow, brown or green grass and of course elephants.
Once finished, guests will go back to “The Wallow” for a delicious two course buffet lunch accompanied by a cold beverage rounding off a perfect morning’s experience. After lunch guests will be transferred back to their lodgings in Victoria Falls Town.

Notes

Age Restriction & Child Policy:
Minimum age: Children aged 5 and older can participate if accompanied by a parent. Management retains the right to refuse a child, whom they feel is unsuitable for the activity, for any reason.
Maximum age: There is no maximum age limit.
Children 5-11 years are half price, over 12 pay full price.

Language: English Elephant Art Safari with Wild Horizons

Dietary Requirements: Guests with specific dietary or religious (i.e. Kosher) requirements, please notify Wild Horizons prior to arrival. We endeavor to accommodate most requests, but require a reasonable time to do so.

Private Safari: Min charge/ pax number; 8 guests

Arrangements

Duration Approximately 3 hours
When Pick up: 11h30 from hotels in Victoria Falls town. Drop off: 14h30 hrs at hotels in Victoria Falls town
Where Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Weather Weather permitting
What to Wear Wear comfortable attire that provides sun protection (remember painting can get a bit messy!)
Things to Bring Sun-screen, Insect/Mosquito repellent, Sun hats, Polarised sunglasses, Cameras (spare film/SD cards/disks!), Binoculars, Warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Guests or Spectators No spectators allowed

Requirements

Ages +5 years
Fitness Level No Fitness Requirement
Experience Level No Experience Requirement

Inclusions Exclusions

Inclusions Scheduled transfers from/to Vic Falls Town/Hotels; an Elephant Interaction; an art lesson; art equipment required for the lesson; a two course buffet lunch; local beer, wine, water, soft drinks, coffee & tea.

Exclusions Items of a personal nature.
*Conservation Levy of $10.00 pp

 

Zambezi Sunset Cruise

Activity Description

The Zambezi Sunset cruise is a fantastic way to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Zambezi River. There are great photo opportunities against often-spectacular African sunsets. Flocks of birds skim the waterline as the sun sets behind the African skyline. Clients may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, and elephant as well as enjoy the many different bird species. The Sunset cruise is very popular and includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks.

Arrangements

ProviderWild Horizons

Duration2 hours

WhenAll year round

WhereVictoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Weathern/a

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. – Camera / Video Cameras.

Guests or Spectatorsn/a

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years

Minimum Height0.0 m

Maximum Height0.0 m

Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement

QualificationsNot Applicable

Maximum Weight0.0 kg

CertificationNone Required

Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

Refreshments
Local brand beverages and finger snacks
Transfers from all Victoria Falls hotels within a 5km radius of the jetty are included in the rate.
Parks River Usage Fee of $10.00 per person

Exclusions

Items of a personal nature & gratuities
Transfers outside Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Notes

Departures: Daily

Departure Times
Summer: 1st August to 30th April – departs at 16.30 returns at 18.30
Summer Transfer Pick up Time: 15h45 – 16h25
Winter: 1st May to 31st July – departs at 16.00 returns at 18.00.
Winter Transfer Pick up Time: 15h15 – 15h55
Collection from hotels around Victoria Falls is about 20 – 40 minutes before the cruise departs. Exact pick up times from each Hotel/Lodge is advised upon booking confirmation.
Duration: 2 hours

 

Zambezi Lunch Cruise

Activity Description

Lunch Cruise 12.00pm to 14.30pm- When the sun is suspended brightly in the blue sky and shards of light bounce across the surface of the river, there are few experiences more enjoyable than an afternoon spent on the Zambezi. The luxurious and spacious design of our vessels welcome a cool breeze to blow away the afternoon heat, and ensures that guests can leisurely roam around the boat to admire the scenery from every angle. Indulge in a light lunch and refreshments on board while admiring the bold displays of an untouched natural landscape.

Arrangements

ProviderWild Horizons

Duration2 hours

WhenAll year round

WhereVictoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Weathern/a

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. – Camera / Video Cameras.

Guests or Spectatorsn/a

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years

Minimum Height0.0 m

Maximum Height0.0 m

Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement

QualificationsNot Applicable

Maximum Weight0.0 kg

CertificationNone Required

Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

Refreshments
Local brand beverages and finger lunch
Transfers from all Victoria Falls hotels within a 5km radius of the jetty are included in the rate.
Parks River Usage Fee of $10.00 per person

Exclusions

Items of a personal nature & gratuities
Transfers outside Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Notes

Departures: Daily

Departure Times
12h00 – 14h30

Duration: 2 hours