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Victoria Falls

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  • Things to do

    by tetufi Online Now Mar 20, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    We are visiting Ilala lodge Vic falls in June. Has anyone stayed there? Is it possible to walk around in the area or is it dangerous ? I would like any kind of information, we are also visiting Okawango delta, Johannesburg and Diani beach Mombasa.
    Best regards!

    2 Answers Mar 24, 2016 at 6:58 PM
  • Victoria falls shopping

    by dpreezej Online Now Sep 7, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    What time on a Sunday does the Spar or 7 eleven close?

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    Guest Houses

    by nsaexport Online Now Jul 30, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    All the hotels around the Zimbabwe side are conveniently priced.
    Is there a way to beat the trend? Maybe stay in a guest house in the city itself.

  • Joburg-Bots-Livingstone, Zambia-Harare, Zimbabwe Road Trip

    by dginafrica Online Now Apr 15, 2015 at 3:04 AM

    Hi, I am traveling with a small group from Joburg to Victoria Falls via Botswana, planning to cross ferry over to Livingstone, Zambia. From there, I'll begin a 2nd road trip with friends from Victoria Falls to Harare. Two questions:
    1. Need advice on an affordable, trusted 4X4 car or van company to handle all the details of border crossing, vehicle certifications, etc. About how much will this one-way travel cost, including vehicle, driver and fuel?
    2. Planning to do the Joburg-Livingstone trip over 2 days--staying night in Francistown--any thoughts on reasonable hotels or tented campsites?

    1 Answer Apr 15, 2015 at 4:20 AM
  • Tour to Victoria Falls

    by NatashaSAGT Online Now Nov 12, 2014 at 2:56 AM

    Hi, I am looking to form a tour group to join me on a tour to the Vic Falls in Zimbabwe. Anyone keen?

    2 Answers Nov 12, 2014 at 10:41 AM
  • cheapest transport from the vic falls airport to the town

    by Online Now Sep 2, 2014 at 5:30 AM

    Transport from vic falls airport to town

    1 Answer Sep 2, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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    Canoe safari on Zambezi river in December

    by Indy80 Online Now Aug 8, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    My family (includes 3 boys 11 - 13 yrs) will be at Victoria Falls and are looking to do a 3 day 2 night canoe safari end of December. Does anyone have any experience doing this. I am told that with young children that I can only do the upper Zambezi. It is also rainy season so scheduled safaris have finished. It is possible to do a private canoe safari though. Any advice on doing a canoe safari at this time of year? Finally can anyone recommend a company. I can see the big ones like shearwater however I am looking for a participation camping canoe safari with a reliable operator at a cheaper price.
    PS if you know of a great budget accommodation in Livingstone let me know.
    Many thanks

    1 Answer Aug 9, 2014 at 10:27 AM
  • enter victoria falls exit livingstones

    by vabarna Online Now May 29, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Can I fly to Victoria falls Town and a week later fly out from Livingstones?

    1 Answer Jun 6, 2014 at 12:27 PM
  • Taxi between Ilala Lodge and Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

    by blutz Online Now May 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Does anyone know the approximate cost of a taxi from Ilala Lodge or town center to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (4 persons). Similarly from the Boma restaurant to Ilala Lodge. Are they easy to get for the return trip to Ilala?

    Thanks for any insight in advance.

    1 Answer Feb 17, 2015 at 9:08 AM
  • Victoria Falls to Johannesburg

    by abradley2 Online Now Apr 28, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    What is the best (and cheap) way to get from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg on a Thursday in August?

    2 Answers Apr 29, 2014 at 4:42 AM
  • Day trips to Victoria Falls from Livingstone

    by schwikse Online Now Apr 6, 2014 at 3:30 AM


    We are a South African family of 3 travelling to Livingstone but would like to visit both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides of Victoria Falls. How do we get to Zimbabwean side and back and what are the costs involved, as I assume the cost to bring our vehicle across will be expensive?

    2 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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    How to travel internally from Harare to Vic Falls?

    by babspmalone Online Now Feb 28, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Hi, I am planning a trip to Harare in early September 2014. I'd like to make an extension to Victoria Falls. Is it possible to go via bus or train? Is internal flight the only option? I am a single woman in my 50s traveling alone and have been solo in Africa several times. I'm hearing conflicting things about the economic health of bus and train transport. I would also love to see Great Zimbabwe and the city of Bulawayo, but again internal transport is a question. I am not eager to rent a car in part because where I'm from we drive on the right. Thanks for any help you can give.

    4 Answers Jun 6, 2014 at 12:25 PM
  • Is it safe?

    by voblinka Online Now Sep 18, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    Dear All, could somebody tell me is it safe to go to VF in Dec 13 to both sides? And how many tourist could be there?

    4 Answers Oct 21, 2013 at 12:50 AM
  • Yellow Fever Shots???

    by Pelimom Online Now Aug 7, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    After visiting Victoria Falls we are returning to Kruger Park in South Africa. Do we need the Yellow Fever certificate for this? Conflicting requirements from my travel agent and Travel Health Clinic.

    2 Answers Aug 7, 2013 at 11:21 AM
  • How do I get from Livingstone to Victoria Falls?

    by Sanjay1982 Online Now Jul 29, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    I see that there are buses from Lusaka to Livingstone.
    If I stay in a hotel in Livingstone, how will I get to Vic falls? Is there a bus? Do I need a taxi?
    Or am I best off staying in a hotel just by Victoria Falls?

    2 Answers Jul 29, 2013 at 11:05 AM
  • Vehicle requirements

    by vish1957 Online Now Jul 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    What do I need to have in my vehicle (car not 4 x 4) example do I need red and white stickers , do i need a ZA sticker , fire extinguisher, reflective vests

    1 Answer Jul 17, 2013 at 8:59 AM
  • Contact detail

    by Tangeni Online Now Jun 9, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    I will be travelling in a few days time to victoria falls. i would like to get in touch with Royal lodge,517 jacaranda cresent, anyone with their phone number?

    2 Answers Jun 9, 2013 at 10:58 AM

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    4 Answers Jun 5, 2013 at 8:08 AM
  • Transportation

    by Perazo1978 Online Now May 28, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    We are trying to get to Victoria Falls from Tanzania. Can anyone advice on affordable transportation to VF.

    1 Answer May 29, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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    Where is the best place to buy a simcard?

    by ChloeBreanne Online Now May 22, 2013 at 6:05 AM

    I am traveling to Victoria Falls and going through to Kenya so I was wondering what sim card would be best and were would I be able to purchase one? I was hoping to get one in the airport.

    1 Answer May 22, 2013 at 6:34 AM
  • Coming into Zimbabwe and leaving from Zambia

    by Lrbrown Online Now May 13, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    What EXACTLY needs to be done to go from one country to the other in order to get back into S. Africa?
    - Where/how hard is it to get visas? Do you need visas for both countries? Can we get these ahead of time or do you get them in the airport?
    - Yellow Fever Shot: Can you get before even coming to Africa (I know it needs to be within 10 days). We will be coming from Munich straight to Victoria Falls and only staying there for 1 day. If we get the shots in Munich and have the certificates, will this be ok?
    - How long does it take to get from one side to the other and what is the best method of transportation and costs?

    3 Answers May 30, 2013 at 5:24 AM
  • Q's before my 1st Vic falls experience..

    by ienf Online Now Dec 13, 2012 at 3:32 AM

    So..I'm travelling to Vic falls with my boyfriend in january and I've realized I haven't figured all the details out yet. And I'm hoping you could help me out..

    We're flying in and out through Livingstone airport with SAA, but we've booked accommodation on the Zim side of the falls, and we're unfortunately only staying 2nights.. So my biggest question is if that's "doable"? Will we waste too much time going through customs and acquiring our visas etc.. And what would be the best way to travel this leg between Livingstone and Victoria falls town (several taxis? Pick-up service?)? And what would the damage be- time and moneywise?

    I've also got my mind set on doing a sunset train or tram ride halfway across the bridge.. The trams run daily, I've figured out as much..But is it possible to prebook tickets? or is it strictly get in line and hope for the best/"first come, first served"? And is there a lot of people turned down due to limited capacity on the tram?..

    Any other tips as to how we best spend our one afternoon and one full day in the beautiful region is much appreciated.. =)

    5 Answers Dec 14, 2012 at 6:59 AM
  • Best hotels to stay

    by DixDon Online Now Sep 20, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    What Are the best hotels inVictoria Falls? Going to be there for three nights like luxury and good food.

    2 Answers Sep 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    Zimbabwe to Livingstone

    by PatF34 Online Now Aug 9, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    We are going to be staying at Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side but would like to cross over to the Zambian side to visit Livingstone and the Mukuni Big Five Safari Park.

    How to we cross over to the Zambian side and, once there, how do we get to Livingstone and the Safari Park?

    3 Answers Jan 21, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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    Victoria falls and then? Itinerary from scratch

    by Elena_blue Online Now Jul 9, 2011 at 4:44 AM

    Hello all.
    I am about to design an itinerary (15 days) for an africa trip from scratch.
    must see place victoria falls.
    1. Another highlight for me is Serengeti in Tanzania. What could be a trip to compine both places?
    2. Which are the transportation options between these 2 places?
    3. Which season is best for travelling there?
    4. I find many small group tours on the internet. Should I arrange it this way or should I better make my arrangements step by step once there?
    5. Do you think that I can find an experience equal to Serengeti close to victoria falls? Is it worth trying to compine serengetti and victoria falls?

    7 Answers Jul 10, 2011 at 12:19 PM
  • what to see in the falls area

    by westybeast Online Now Apr 10, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    i am not that keen on adventure sports etc so what else is there to see and do .

    i will have up to one whole day probably - is that enough.

    is it worth going across to zimbabwe on a day pass - will i see much more ?

    many thanks in advance

    8 Answers Jan 17, 2012 at 9:10 AM
  • Travel from Nairobi

    by 1stTrip Online Now Apr 3, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Is there train service available from Nairobi?

    4 Answers Apr 4, 2011 at 8:43 AM
  • USD in small denominations?

    by quencysmith Online Now Feb 24, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Everything I read says to bring USD in small denominations. I understand the need to have some of the smaller denominations, but is it difficult to pay for services, tours, etc. with hundred dollar bills if the total due is greater than100.

    7 Answers Feb 27, 2011 at 10:50 AM
  • Visas for Victoria Falls for Australians

    by houseswapper Online Now Feb 20, 2011 at 8:46 AM

    I have totally overlooked my visa situation for visiting Victoria Falls!
    I am an Australian and will be leaving in 2 weeks time and as I am still waiting for my passport to be returned from the Brazilian Consulate which has taken 2 months. I will not have time to apply for visas to Zambia and Zim before I go.
    Is it a reliable situation to get the visa on arrival. I don't want to book any trips till I am sure.
    I would like to see all there is to see at Vic Falls and then over to Chobi and possibly Kasane then back to Livingstone to catch the flight to Jo/burg. Is that a multiple exit type visa?
    I found a very reasonable package with Vic Falls Safari Lodge and Chobe Game Lodge.
    Is it tricky to go to Zimbawe re visa and also is it safe in that area?
    Hope someone has the latest on the visas and safety.

    5 Answers Feb 21, 2011 at 10:57 AM
  • Traveling from Victoria Falls to Jo'burg

    by Salmon2108 Online Now Nov 12, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    Hi - can anyone advise if there is a bus or train from Victoria Falls to Jo'burg via Zinmbabwe pls.
    Many thanks

    1 Answer Nov 12, 2010 at 4:01 PM