Tours and Hikes

Guided Tour Of The Falls

2 hours 30 minutes | US$23

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 a memorabilia.
  • During the Full Moon days, we run Guided Tour of the Luna Rainbow Falls, giving you an opportunity to view the Falls from a completely different perspective.

 

Traditional Village Tour

2 hours | US$50

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 TimesGenerally 10h00 and 14h00. Once again, we are flexible on our departure times.

Duration: 2 hours

Historic Bridge Tour

2 hours 30 minutes | US$68

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.

Batoka Gorge Hike

5 hours 30 minutes | US$85

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.  After the safety and procedural briefing you will take the vertical descent to Rapid 23 and enjoy the hour long walk along the river to rapid 25. Swim and relax in the eddy before the arduous climb out. The hiking 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. The 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.

Walking Safari

5 hours 30 minutes | US$95

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.

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Additional Information

How do I get there?

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

What’s 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.

Is there an age limit or weight restriction?

There are no age restrictions, although children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 3 fly for free, sitting on a parent’s lap. Children over 3 pay full price and have a seat. There is generally a weight limit of 120kg per passenger, but this can often be worked around depending on the weight of other passengers.

Is there insurance?

The company has $5m USD in public liability for in helicopter incidents and $2m for any of incidents outside of the helicopter, this is underwritten by Lloyds of London.