Backpackers Bazaar Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Safari Activities

Zambezi National Park

Victoria Falls town is surrounded by National Park where big game still occur. Elephant, buffalo and several species of antelope can all be found within a short distance of the town, and the Zambezi National Park upstream of the Falls also offers the chance to find zebra and giraffe as well as the possibility of glimpsing an elusive predator - hyaena, leopard, lion and even wild dog are all occasionally recorded.

There are many different ways to explore the bush, from guided bush walks and game drives to horse-back and even canoe safaris.

Morning or Afternoon Game Drives

Game Drives

Visiting the 57,000 ha Zambezi National Park, these drives set off either in the early morning or mid-afternoon. Using an open for-wheel drive vehicle, the game drive allows the guests to discover many interpretations of the bush, related to them by our suitable trained and qualified guides. Game drives offer the opportunity to search for 'big game', including elephant, buffalo and several species of antelope.

USD75 + USD15park fees

Half Day Walking Safari

Venturing further into the Zambezi National Park, this walk is combined with a game drive to a suitable walking area of the park. Whilst following in the footsteps of elephants, guests are able to learn about a variety of aspects of the wildlife in the area, as the Professional Guide shares his/her knowledge and experiences with them. Departure times: 06:15hrs and 14:30hrs

USD90 + USD15 park fees

Horse-back Safaris

Horse-back Safaris

The finest way to view game is on the back of a horse. The game allows you to get closer than you would in a vehicle making photographic moments a lot more memorable. Riding in the game corridor, which is the area between the Zambezi River and the Zambezi National Park, allows you to get up close and personal with elephants and buffalo, to laugh at the antics of the warthog, to enjoy the beauty of the other plains game, or simply to admire the flora and fauna as you enjoy your ride. Novice and experienced riders are catered for. Novice rides are for those who have little riding experience. Experienced rides are longer, and involve more trotting, cantering and galloping. Trips are available both mornings and afternoons, with extended morning and full-day rides available for more experienced riders.


Rhino Game Drives

Game Drives

The 4,000 hectare Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve was established in 1996. This pristine property has been transformed into a diversity-rich wildlife conservation area – home to the Big Five and host to several flagship conservation programs including The Black Rhino Breeding Programme. A mere 15 minutes drive from Victoria Falls time the estate will offer you almost 90 percent chance of seeing the endangered black rhino in its natural environment.

Game drives available in the morning and afternoon and the highlight being the night drive with bush dinner giving you the best of both worlds.Get 2 drives in one as you start just before sunset to see game active during the day and then the last half of the drive is a night drive with spot light giving you a higher chance of seeing the illusive cats and nocturnal species. Enjoy a scrumptious meal under the starts before being dropped off at your hotel around 9pm. Trips are available both mornings and afternoons.


Chobe Day Trip - Botswana

Chobe Day Trip

Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports diversity and concentration of wildlife unparallel anywhere else in Botswana. Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11 700 sq kms, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary There are four distinct geographical areas in the park and the Chobe Riverfront is the most accessible and frequently visited of Botswana’s big game country. Its proximity to Victoria Falls makes it the top game viewing option in the area and a day trip into the park is very rewarding. A combination of a 3 hour game cruise and a 3 hour game drive on the day trip give you a cross section of fantastic sightings from plains game,big game, frequent sighting of the big cats, and some fantastic birding experiences.


VISAS - You will need to have a double entry visa for Zimbabwe on your initial entry so as to cover a second entry after your Chobe Day Trip. Note - if you only have a single entry visa for Zimbabwe you will need to purchase another visa on returning from your safari. Most nationalities do not need visa for Botswana. Please check with us before making a booking on your visa status for Botswana.

Captive-animal Interactions

Elephant Back Safaris

Elephant Back Safaris

Feel at one with the African Bush and experience the power of the African Elephant Safari as you spend this time interacting and riding them through the bush for about and hour in a private game reserve. You get to interact with the magnificent creatures after your ride and feed the young ones. Each elephant has its handler known locally as an 'induna' and you will also get firsthand experience on the incredible bond which these induna’s and the elephants have.A whole lot more insight is also gained on elephant conversation in Zimbabwe. Elephant Back Safaris trips are available both mornings and afternoons


Lion Walk

Lion Walk

Get up close to the king of the jungle.Walking and interacting with lion cubs that are between fourteen and 22 months is an unbelievable experience. Watching them learning how to stalk, seeing them playing with each other that is all part of their skill development and will leave you with memories that will last with you a lifetime. The guides will give you a run-through of the rehabilitation project which is run concurrently with the lion walk. A highly photographic safari so make sure you have fully charged battery and memory space on your memory cards! Trips available both mornings and afternoon.


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