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Wilderness Safaris is an ecotourism company dedicated to responsible tourism in southern Africa, striving to ensure the protection of Africa’s spectacular natural heritage while sharing the benefits with its people.

In operation since 1983, Wilderness Safaris owns, markets and operates more than 50 camps and safaris in five southern African countries – Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In this way it offers its guests private access to more than 3 million hectares (7 million acres) of southern Africa’s finest wildlife reserves, while remaining fiercely committed to protecting our planet’s precious natural and cultural resources.

Aside from our lodge portfolio Wilderness Safaris is also a tour operating and transfer business with offices, vehicles and guides in Victoria Falls, Windhoek, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lilongwe, Maun and Livingstone.

Recognising that conservation is as much about people as about the environment, the company has pursued important goals through its Children in the Wilderness programme, as well as through the Wilderness Safaris Wildlife Trust, which have helped change the face of nature-based tourism in southern Africa. Wilderness Safaris firmly believes that its single most important achievement to date is to have built a sustainable business model that does not compromise environmental principles and which helps build sustainable conservation economies in the rural areas in which we operate.

The following transfers & tours are available in and around the Victoria Falls area:

  • Transfers to and From Airports to Hotels
  • Transfers to Botswana and Zambian destinations
  • Day trips to National Parks in Zimbabwe and Botswana
  • White water rafting/River boarding
  • Canoeing(half day and Full day)
  • Flight of the angels 12-13 minutes
  • Game flights – 25 minutes
  • Bunji jump
  • Bridge swing
  • Bridge slide
  • Bridge tour
  • Gorge swing
  • Gorge slide
  • Elephant back safari
  • Tour Of Falls
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Wildlife sanctuary and Crocodile Ranch

Transfers can be booked by the seat or through the private hire of a vehicle.  Please note that private transfer bookings are charged at a minimum rate of 4 persons and we also have a minimum charge for some of our long-haul transfers.

Our vehicle fleet consists of the following:

Zimbabwe
5 x Mitsubishi Rosa Fusos, 21 seater air-conditioned buses
3 x Mitsubishi Rosas 22 seater air – conditioned buses
1 x Mercedes Benz MCV, 25 seater air conditioned bus
3 x Toyota Quantums , 13 seater air-conditioned mini buses
2 x Mercedes Benz Coaches, 44 seater air-conditioned buses

Zambia
2 x Mitsubishi Rosa Fusos, 21 seater air-conditioned buses
6 x Mercedes Benz Sprinters, 15 seater air conditioned mini bus
2 x VW Carravelle, 7 Seater air-conditioned mini bus

All pick up times are arranged to tie in with flight departures, border meetings and scheduled tours.  Our Guides work to this timetable collecting clients from each Hotel enroute to their intended destination.

Transfer changes:  We often get clients phoning the night before or even on the day of travel to change their pick up time.  Please note that should we have vehicle available to take them at their preferred time, their reservation will then become a “private transfer” and the clients will be charged accordingly.  They will be required to pay the Guide before departure and if the transfer is to a departing flight, payment must be in cash.  Wilderness Safaris will not be held responsible for clients who miss their flight due to a transfer time change that they have requested, however we will of course advise clients accordingly if we feel they are not giving themselves enough time to check in.  Please make your clients aware of this.

Airport to Victoria Falls Town – 20 minutes
All our transfers are conducted in Mini Buses and/or Coaches.  Our Guide will personally meet your clients with name board that clearly states the client’s name/s. On their journey to town they are given a brief but informative commentary on the area, places to visit and items of special interest.

On arrival clients are given a Welcome Pack containing the following:

  • A Welcome Letter
  • An Itinerary giving them details of pick up times for their return journey and any tours they may have booked with us.   

Private Flights – minimum 4 persons
If we are collecting clients from a private flight, we will offer complimentary transfers to the crew if they are travelling to town at the same time as the Clients. If the Crew need to stay on at the airport to refuel and require a separate transfer, this will be charged at the normal rate. Any bookings for Crew transfers should be advised in advance.

Matetsi Transfers – minimum 2 persons
Transfers from the airport take approximately 1 hour.  On arrival at the Matetsi Hub, clients will be met by a Matetsi Game Lodge representative who will continue their journey to either the ‘Safari’ or ‘Water’ Lodge in a game-drive vehicle.

Hwange Transfers – minimum 2 persons
Please allow 2½ - 3 hours for this journey.  Hwange Safari Lodge & Main Camp are approximately 180km from Victoria Falls.

Mlibizi / Kariba Ferry Transfers – minimum 4 persons
This journey can take up to 4 ½ hours - Milibizi is approximately 250km from Victoria Falls. 

Binga Transfers – minimum 4 persons
This journey takes up to 5 hours - Binga is approximately 320km from Victoria Falls.

Inter Hotel/Town Transfers – minimum 2 persons
This service is available between 07.30hrs and 22.30hrs should clients need to be transferred between hotels, restaurants, the Elephant Hills Golf Course etc.

Botswana Transfers – minimum 2 persons
Clients will need their Passports and where necessary, a Visa to enter Botswana.  The clients Visa must be purchased in advance from a Botswana High Commission and Visa fees are not included in our transfer rates.  Under no circumstance can a Visa be purchased/obtained at the border.   Our transfers to and from Botswana are operated at pre-scheduled times and the journey from Victoria Falls to Kasane is approximately 1½ hours.  If clients wish to travel at an unscheduled time, the transfer will be treated as “private” and will be charged at a minimum of 4 persons. 

Scheduled Departure Times
To and from Botswana

Victoria Falls-Kazungula Border

Kazungula Border-Victoria Falls

07:30 hrs

08.30 hrs

11.00 hrs

12.00 hrs

15.00 hrs

16:00 hrs

Transfers also run to coincide with scheduled flights to/from Victoria Falls Airport.

Zambia Transfers – minimum 2 persons
Clients will need their Passport and where necessary, a Visa to enter Zambia.  Visa fees are not included in any of our rates however clients can buy Visas at the Border and must pay the Dept. of Immigration direct.

Transfers are available in and around Livingstone from Camps, Hotels and the Livingstone Airport.  We also offer transfers to/from Victoria Falls Hotels and the Victoria Falls Airport.  The journey form Victoria Falls town to Livingstone town is approximately 30-45 minutes including border formalities.
 

Sun International Hotels and Livingstone Airport
Transfers are available to and from both Sun International Hotels and Livingstone airport.

Tour of the Falls – 2 hours
This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon.  En route, clients may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’ where they may stop and take photos.  Clients will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of our qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist clients with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed.

Lunar Rainbow Tour
Lunar Rainbows also known as ”Moonbows” are rainbows that occur at night, created by the light of the Full Moon and water particles.  It is one of the most impressive sights of Victoria Falls and is one of only a very limited number of places around the world where Lunar Rainbows occur.  Only available when full moon and water level high

Zambian Tour of the Falls – 2 hours Clients are transferred from their Hotel in Victoria Falls, across the border, and to the entrance of the Zambian Rain Forest. From here, they will meet up with a Zambian Guide who will escort them around the Falls sharing some facts & history along the way. Clients are also given the opportunity to do some curio shopping in the adjacent open-air markets before returning to Zimbabwe.

Tour of the Zimbabwe and Zambian Falls – half day
Guests will start off in Zimbabwe going through the Rainforest with one of our qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest.  Then you will cross the border and enter the Zambian Rain Forest.  From here, you will meet up with a Zambian Guide who will escort you around the Zambian Falls sharing some facts & history along the way

Zambezi Nature Sanctuary and Crocodile Ranch – 2 hours
This morning or afternoon guided tour stops at the “Big Tree” for a convenient photo opportunity enroute to the Sanctuary.  The Sanctuary & Ranch offer clients a unique insight into the Zambezi Crocodiles life and is also home to a variety of wild animals including lion & leopard.  In the hatching season, clients may even hold a baby crocodile, and as this is a commercial farm, various Crocodile by-products are on display and for sale in the form of gifts & souvenirs at the Ranch Gift Shop.

Mpisi Village Tour – 2 ½ hours 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.

Tour of the Falls and Mpisi Village Tour – half day
Enjoy both the Falls and the Mpisis Village in one day.  Clients will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of our qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest.  Then 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.

Steam Train
Our aim is to provide and promote the historical and romantic aspects of this fascinating era. And what better way to capture a legendary era than on a fully refurbished train, viewing mystical Africa the way it would have been done over one hundred years ago, in the comfort of an authentic first class steam train.  This beautifully restored steam train has a 1954 class 14a steam locomotive, dining cars and first class coaches. It can carry up to 220 passengers, who will be attended to by our enthusiastic and well-trained staff. The cuisine is of superb standard and becoming of our exclusive tours. This African Steam Safari will appeal to those who want to see this part of the world for its beauty and history.

  • The Bridge Run – Sundowners on the Victoria Falls Bridge – 11/2 hours - You sit in the luxury and comfort of our lounging car or wander along on this beautiful bridge, whilst viewing the majestic Victoria Falls with its breathtaking, picturesque gorge and the turbulent Zambezi River 110 meters below.A selection of light snacks, (local beers, wine, G&T’s, minerals, cordials), will be served by our ever-attentive waiters.
  • The Zimbabwe & Zambia Steam Shuttle - This is a service for groups wishing to travel between Victoria Falls and Livingstone. Shuttle will operate either direction, with timings to be arranged with clients.
  • Moonlight Dinner Run (Zim side only) - For an idyllic, romantic interlude we have an evening run. The train will first, head for Sunset Cocktails on the majestic Victoria Falls Bridge, where you will sit in comfort and safety beneath the spray of the magnificent Victoria Falls. After sunset, a slow, luxurious steam journey south takes you into the Zambezi National Park for a romantic dinner. Huge bonfires greet you on arrival and keep you warm in winter or relax in the cool breeze of a summer’s eve, wining and dining to the night calls of Wild Africa.

The Boma – Place of Eating
This is not just another ethnic restaurant but a rather unique cultural experience.  Excellent cuisine, including a variety of game meats and traditional Zimbabwean dishes, is accompanied by entertainment throughout your meal from traditional dancers, the Sangoma (story teller) and a local witchdoctor who is available for fortune telling.

Mama Africa
Mama Africa serves traditional African food with a twist in an unusual ambience. Tourists can enjoy both pub meals and regular meals and the dress code is casual. Curiosity Shopping – 2 hours
A daily tour designed for those enthusiastic shoppers on the look out for bargains and keen to try their hand at the African system of ‘barter-trade’. The tour visits open-air markets & crochet halls as well as a variety of gallery’s & shops selling everything all sorts of stone sculptures and authentic African art.

River Cruises – 2 hours
The Zambezi River cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the River.  Clients may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, elephant and sometimes even rhino in their home environment, as well as enjoy the many different bird species. 

Breakfast Cruise – departs daily at 07.30hrs
This cruise is perfect for the early riser and a wonderful opportunity for keen birders.  Inclusive of a cooked breakfast, fruit, muffins, tea/coffee and orange juice, this is a beautiful time of day to be on the River as there are often fewer boats which give one a real sense of privacy - excellent value for money.

Lunch Cruise - departs daily at 12.00hrs
Lunch includes a variety of salads, fresh bread rolls, stir fried chicken, beef and vegetables, deserts, tea, coffee, beer, wine and soft drinks.  All food is cooked on board on a skottle-braai so it is served fresh and hot. (Please ensure we are informed in advance of any vegetarians). 

Sundowner Cruise - departs daily: 16.00hrs (Winter months)& 16.30hrs (Summer months) 
A popular cruise including finger snacks, beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks.  There are great photo opportunities against often-spectacular African sunsets.  

Dinner Cruise
We have made a new breakthrough in the region by being allowed by National Parks to dine on the river at night.While sunset cruise boats return to shore we remain afloat the mighty Zambezi to dine and enjoy the solitude of this majestic river. This cruise option is nightly and can also be booked for private group functions.

On board the Fish Eagle cruise vessel we depart a half hour before sunset and gently make our way upstream of the mighty Zambezi.Watch the sun fade and the colors of the river transform enjoying cocktails and snacks before dinner.

There is a special magic to dining at night on the river at night with the sights and sounds of the mainland the rhythm of the Falls in the background, the night sounds of the myriad insects and night birds as well as the grunting hippo's that lend themselves to an almost surreal quality.Dinner is a three course affair.

PICK UP TIMES
Winter – 17.00pm from the hotel.
Summer – 17.45pm from the hotel.
Cruise departs at 17h: 30 in winter and returns approx 20h: 00
Cruise Departs 18h: 00 in summer and returns approx 20h: 30

MENU
The menu is a set menu
Dry Snacks for sundowners
Starter
Butternut (winter)
Gazpacho (cold) soup (summer)
Main Course
Pan Fried Zambezi Bream – served with tarter sauce, baby potatoes in an herb butter sauce and fresh vegetables in season.
Dessert
Apple pie and hot brandy custard (winter)
Fresh Fruit Salad and Cream (summer)
Tea and Coffee
Please note that dietary requirements are essential

DRINKS
The cruise offers local drinks which are included in the price.( Specials can be requested at a surcharge )

Enjoy the beauty of the Zimbabwe sunset while cruising the Zambezi river eating a three course dinner. 

Jetty Dinner
Eat dinner under the moonlight on the Zambezi river.  A delicious Asian three course dinner is served while you sit along the river banks listening to the sounds of the river and bush.  Setting at the jetty right on the river.

The Ra-Ikane Sunset Cruise The Ra-ikane is a small luxury cruise boat that is out-fitted to suggest, in exquisite detail, an ambiance of a bygone era. Paying tribute to Ra-Ikane, one of the guides who first led David Livingstone to the Victoria Falls.  Period decor, historic memorabilia, fine cuisine and refreshments characterise a level of comfort and grace unsurpassed on the Zambezi.

 

White Water Rafting
Full or Half Day trips.
The rapids on the Zambezi River are officially defined as “Grade 5” by the British Canoe Union (Grade 6 being commercially un-runnable). Clients should be reasonably fit for this activity, as there is a fairly steep walk into & out of the Batoka Gorge as well as the white water rafting activity itself. Tea, coffee & biscuits are served in the morning at check-in, after which clients are taken to the Gorge for their safety briefing before the days’ activity commences.  Depending on the activity booked, a light lunch is either served in the gorge between rapids (Full Day), or at the top of the gorge (Half Day).  Clients booked for a Full Day will continue on rafting in the afternoon and can expect to be returned to their hotels at 15:00hrs (high water) and 17:00hrs (low water).  Due to the nature of this activity, clients should be warned to leave their valuables & personal effects safely locked up at their hotel.

White Water Rafting – Multi-Day
The spectacular Batoka Gorge is the highway for our Multi Day Rafting trips.  After the wildest one-day run in the world, our experienced guides continue on down the Zambezi River offering 2½ Day through to 6 Day journeys.  All equipment is taken on the rafts and camp is set on remote sandy beaches only accessible by raft. The river varies from long peaceful stretches to renowned and wild Grade 5 rapids such as “Ghostrider”, “Chimamba” and “Moemba Falls”.

Rafting & River Boarding Combination – Half Day
Take on the meanest Zambezi rapids with flippers and a boogie board. Challenge the huge rapids and yourself. This product combines the best of rafting with the challenge of spectacular river boarding. This product runs during LOW water and for a limited period only during High water. The trip commences at rapid #11 and finishes at rapid #21. Check in is at 10h30.

 

Canoeing
Breakfast Canoeing.
Departing daily, this activity is conducted on the Upper Zambezi, above the Victoria Falls, with a qualified Canoe Guide.  Clients are transferred into the Zambezi National Park where they will have a safety briefing prior to the canoe trip commencing. As clients drift gently down the Zambezi River, this activity provides the perfect opportunity for them to enjoy the trees, plants & wildlife with their Guide.  A Continental breakfast is served on one of the Islands along the way.

Afternoon Wine Route
Departing daily on the Upper Zambezi River, clients are transferred into the Zambezi National Park where they will have a safety briefing prior to being paddled gently downstream by a guide/paddler. A sunset cruise with a difference, this is a perfect photographic opportunity, and clients can enjoy the selection of soft drinks, beer, wine and snacks provided in their canoes.

Half or Full Day Canoeing
Get up close to the upper Zambezi River…. for an amazing water experience….
Gently paddle your way on the upper Zambezi River, enjoying the playground of the hippo, the shimmering green home of the crocodile and the watering holes of the buffalo and elephant as you canoe against the majestic backdrop of the Zambezi River.

Drift through the channels of the upper Zambezi and enjoy the ever-so-slight turbulence of the more placid rapids, just above Kandahar Island. The professional canoe guide orientates you through the flora and fauna, birding and animal life spotted all from within the unique inflatable canoe boats.
You may be fortunate to spot the Marshall Eagle or watch the Tiger fish jumping and the clawless otter playing in the shallow waters.

The guides will share all the realities of the amazing environment around you. Canoeing is available throughout the year.
Make your choice from our range of trips:
Half day                                              (Morning or afternoon adventure)
Full day                                               (Start early in the day, and end your trip in the late afternoon)
Overnight                                           (Camp in the Zambezi National Park)
Multi day                                            (2 day or 5 day camping in the Zambezi National Park)
 

All our trips include:

  • Courtesy transportation from all major lodges and hotels within the Victoria Falls town centre to the jetty sight.
  • Amazing photo opportunities.
  • Qualified guides who carry a first aid kit and communication radio.
  • Refreshments on offer served on an island or in the canoes.
  • Lunch for Full Day Canoeing and Morning Half Day, or snacks on the Wine Route Canoeing and afternoon Half Day.

Full Day Canoe Trip
Departing daily, this safari starts further upstream to the Morning & Afternoon canoe safaris.  Clients are transferred into the Zambezi National Park where they can enjoy a Continental breakfast on the banks of the Zambezi before they set off for the day.  On these trips clients paddle their own canoes, following their qualified Canoe Guide as he leads the way & stopping for a light picnic lunch on an island before making their way to the dis-embarkment point at approximately 16.00hrs. 

BRIDGE TOUR (SCENIC)…Experience the Victorian masterpiece up close……
  • The Victoria Falls Railway Bridge is suspended between 2 countries – a unique “no man’s land destination”.
  • The Bridge is over 100 years of old.
  • Guests are accompanied by a professional guide throughout the tour.
  • Safety gear is provided.
  • Refreshments (soft drinks) offered after the tour.
  • Videos and photos are available for purchase from the registration area.

 

Age Restrictions

  • Minimum 14 years.
  • Persons under the age of 18 years must have written consent from their parent/ legal guardian.

Guest Suitability

  • Not suitable for guests with fear of heights.

High Wire Adrenalin Products
A collection of seven mind-blowing extreme adrenalin activities set on the edge of the Batoka Gorge, 300m from the Victoria Falls.  There is something for every age, level of madness and courage.

 

Gorge Swing!
Days – Daily
Minimum / Maximum participants – N/A
Departure – On Request, from hotels and B&B’s in Victoria Falls Town
Duration – N/A
Language – English
Age Restriction - There is no age limit on these activities, however, at managements discretion children may be required to travel in a double harness with an adult. Parents or guardians of any child under 16 must be present and available to sign an indemnity on the child’s behalf. Management retain the right to turn a child away at their own discretion should they feel the child is not able to cope with the experience in any way. There is no maximum age limit.

Highlights
Imagine swinging in a child's swing in the playground...now imagine a giant swing 95m long and 120m high above water...now imaginea 70m free fall before you begin swinging. Ourhighwire is suspended across the gorge ata point where the width is 316m and 120m deep. A harness is attached tothe jumper and then the jumping ropes, the other end of which ispivoted to the middle of the cable. The jumper leaps off the edge of the gorge, free falling about 70m before going intoa 95m long pendulum type swing.

The Zip Line (Foofie Slide)!
Days – Daily
Minimum / Maximum participants – N/A
Departure – On Request, from hotels and B&B’s in Victoria Falls Town
Duration – N/A
Language – English
Age Restriction - There is no age limit on these activities, however, at managements discretion children may be required to travel in a double harness with an adult. Parents or guardians of any child under 16 must be present and available to sign an indemnity on the child’s behalf. Management retain the right to turn a child away at their own discretion should they feel the child is not able to cope with the experience in any way. There is no maximum age limit.

Highlights
Imagine the adrenalin rush traveling a speed  of106 km’s  hurtling 425m across the gorge, while suspended120m above the breath taking beauty of the Zambezi water below! As the river zigzags down the Batoka Gorges, our cable is suspended across fromone side to the other.For this product you are harnessed and attached to a pulley, then launched over the edge picking up speed as you descend over the water and reaching a speed of 106 km an hour. This is the longest Zip Line (Foofie Slide) ride in the world.

Abseil & Rapp-jump!
Days – Daily
Minimum / Maximum participants – N/A
Departure – On Request, from hotels and B&B’s in Victoria Falls Town
Duration – N/A
Language – English
Age Restriction - There is no age limit on these activities, however, at managements discretion children may be required to travel in a double harness with an adult. Parents or guardians of any child under 16 must be present and available to sign an indemnity on the child’s behalf. Management retain the right to turn a child away at their own discretion should they feel the child is not able to cope with the experience in any way. There is no maximum age limit.

Highlights
Imagine abseiling 120m down a brilliant sheer cliff, doing 360-degree twists, descending backwards or rap jumping forwards and walking down the gorge as if to defy gravity itself! Suspended against the rock you canjump out and swing yourself from side to side or round in twists in as timid or confident a manor as you feel! With this product you can try both abseiling and rap jumping. Abseiling is descending backwards down thegorge and lowering yourself all the way to the bottom. Rapp Jumping, here the harness is connected backwardsenabling you to run or walk down thecliff facing down into the gorge!

The Flying Fox!
Days – Daily
Minimum / Maximum participants – N/A
Departure – On Request, from hotels and B&B’s in Victoria Falls Town
Duration – N/A
Language – English
Age Restriction - There is no age limit on these activities, however, at managements discretion children may be required to travel in a double harness with an adult. Parents or guardians of any child under 16 must be present and available to sign an indemnity on the child’s behalf. Management retain the right to turn a child away at their own discretion should they feel the child is not able to cope with the experience in any way. There is no maximum age limit.

Highlights
Imagine taking a running jump into thin air over the chasm, soaring horizontally through the air over the turmoil of the Zambezi below. The gorge at this point is 200 meters wide and 120 meters deep. This is a great appetizer before you try the Zip Line and Gorge Swing.

The Adrenalin Half Day
A.M : 8.30am – 12.30pm
P.M : 1:30p.m – 4:30p.m
Half day includes any 3 different activities of the 5 available (Gorge Swing, Zip Line, Flying Fox, Abseil, Rapp Jump). Includes transfers to/from Vic Falls town.

  • Bungi Jumping: Located on the Victoria Falls Bridge, you will get to experience 111 meters of sheer adrenalin, as you plummet towards the mighty Zambezi. 4 seconds of free fall, of speeds up to 120km/hr.  You can either do a Solo or Tandem Jump.
  • Bridge Swing: The swing is done using two 65 meter static line climbing rope attached to a 10 tonne safe working load cable by a steel clamp. A 1m-bungi cord is positioned on the clamp to provide the swinger with a smoother ride and more comfortable swing.
  • Bridge Slide: The slide begins on the Zambian bank of the gorge and ends on the Zimbabwean side of the bridge. As the client slides from the gorge towards the bridge, they get an incredible view of the falls.

Safaris & Game Drives
Please note that the National Park may be closed during the rainy season if the roads are deemed to be unsafe to travel on.

Morning Drives

These early morning drives are conducted in open safari vehicles and a qualified Game Guide accompanies clients.  Clients may enjoy a variety of sightings from animals and birds to insects and trees before returning to their hotel at approximately 09.00hrs.  Please note that breakfast is not included.

Afternoon Drives –departs at 15.00hrs

These drives are similar to the Morning Drive, and includes soft drinks only.  Clients are returned to their hotel by 18.30hrs.

Walking Safaris

In conjunction with Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, morning or afternoon walks are conducted on the Safari Lodge Estate where their Waterhole attracts many animals including four of the Big Five!  The Guides have a vast knowledge of the local wildlife, birds, trees and plants.

Horse Riding Safaris –– half day (novice),  full day (experienced) or 7days (experienced)

Specifically designed to suite both experienced and novice riders, clients are given the chance to get up close & personal with wildlife in a very natural way.  Special attention is paid to matching the client to the right horse so both can feel at ease and Australian Stock saddles ensure a comfortable ride.  Game is plentiful in the National Park surrounding the stables and the Zambezi River area. Depending on the season you may see elephant, buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, impala, warthog, and waterbuck. Hippo, crocodile and cape clawless otters may also be spotted. There are several resident leopard.  Snack are served before and after your ride. 7 day trip involves a lot of riding through beautiful country side, canoe trips, interaction with elephants and lions and staying at wonderful lodges with amazing food along the way.

Elephant Back Safaris

Clients are driven approximately 16kms to “The Elephant Camp” for an interactive and very personal elephant experience, inclusive of a 1½hr elephant-back ride. The Morning Safari includes a full English breakfast, and snacks and sundowners are served after the Afternoon Safari

Walk with the Lions
Walk side by side with the King of the jungle.  We invite you to take a walk on the wild side and interact with the rowdy adolescents as well as learn about the conservation issues faced by lions today.  No leashes, no collars, and the pride roam freely with you through the African bush.

Elephant Safari & Lion Walk Combo
Get the best of both beasts of Africa.  Ride the elephant on an amazing safari then walk through the African bush with the lions.

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

Morning or Afternoon Game Drive
Visiting the 57 000 acre 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.

The ‘Night Eyes” Safari
The safari offers an exclusive and special opportunity to visit the Zambezi National Park ‘after hours’ and clients will get the best of both worlds. The safari enters the park in the late afternoon, which is a better time to see game movements towards the Zambezi River . Following this, after refreshments on the banks of the river, the safari continues into the night with a spotlight search for the nocturnal residents of the park.  Pick up time: 16:30 hrs from Victoria Falls town, with a drop off time at approximately 20:00 hrs.

Bird-watching Safaris
Catering for the keen bird-watcher, our safaris offer tailor-made trips depending on which species are needed to be found.  Either by open safari vehicle, by foot or by boat we search for an array of species through a variety of habitats such as Teak and Mopane woodlands, grassland and riverine forest.  Depending on seasonal conditions, species that can be seen include African Skimmer, Collared Palm-thrush, Rock Pratincole, Raquet-tailed Roller, Western-banded Snake Eagle, Kori Bustard, African Finfoot and others.

Anti-poaching Horse-back Patrol
This safari offers guests a chance to partake in an anti –poaching horse-back patrol, designed to reduce the menace of poaching within the region.  Whilst searching for wire snares which have been set by poachers to trap a variety of wildlife species, guests have a chance to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes with regard to the conservation efforts of fauna and flora in Zimbabwe,. This information is relayed by a Game Scout working with the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit.

Hwange Day Trip
Hwange National Park is one of the finest conservation areas in Zimbabwe and contains an enormous variety of all big and small game species and birdlife.  The Park is 14 651 sq. Km and is largely Kalahari system with flat plains and natural pans.  In the dry season, huge herds of buffalo and elephant can often be seen at the waterholes and to date 25 predator species have been recorded in the Park as well as some 400 species of birdlife.  A day trip from Victoria Falls by road (approx. 3 hours by road) with your driver/guide.

Chobe Day Trip – Full Day
This tour departs daily to Chobe National Park in Botswana.  Clients will be transferred to the Kazungula border where their Botswana Guide will meet them.  From here they proceed straight to the River where they will spend the morning game viewing along the Chobe River.  Tea, coffee & biscuits are provided.  The morning cruise ends around 12:30 hours and clients are then taken to the Chobe Safari Lodge on the riverbank for lunch.  After lunch clients board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park where they will have the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of wildlife. There are then taken back to the border and arrive back in Victoria Falls around 18:30 hours.

Chobe Day Trip – Half Day
This tour departs daily to Chobe National Park in Botswana.  Clients will be transferred to the Kazungula border where their Botswana Guide will meet them.  Their morning activity can be either a game drive in Chobe National Park or a morning cruise on the river.  Tea, coffee & biscuits are provided.  Lunch at the Chobe Safari Lodge on the riverbank is optional. 

Adventure and Safari Packages – (Shearwater)
Tick-It to Adventures
An exciting way to buy your adventure activities. You get an unrivalled choice and unbeatable value for money.

  • Tick-It to Adventure 1 (TTA1
    Enjoy a magnificent Sunset Cruise and your choice of any TWO Shearwater activities. Plus any additional Shearwater product at a discount value
  • Tick-It to Adventure 2 (TTA2)
    A choice of any THREE Shearwater activities.  Plus any additional Shearwater product at a discount value
  • Tick-It to Adventure 3 (TTA3)  
    Experience any FIVE Shearwater activities in an adrenalin-pumping holiday to the Victoria Falls.  Plus any additional Shearwater product at a discount value

 

Shearwater’s Big 5 Interactive Safari packages
Offer a combination of the most amazing wildlife experiences in the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve at great value. An Elephant Interactive Safari is a once in a lifetime experience you will never forget. Ride, learn and interact with these majestic creatures. Or walk with our pride of rowdy adolescents Lions who invite you to climb trees, stalk small game, and play in the riverbeds. Enjoy the spine tingly thrill of your first encounter as the lions brush past you, zigzagging between your legs as they move to take the lead. Then there is the chance to search for Africa’s “Big Five.

2 Choices:

  • A morning or afternoon Elephant Interactive Safari plus a Lion Walk, PLUS a Rhino search.
  • Afternoon Elephant Interactive Safari plus a Lion Walk, PLUS a Rhino search – plus a bush dinner.

Helicopter Rides
These 13min and 25min flights depart regularly throughout the day and offer spectacular photographic opportunities.  Clients are collected from their hotels 30 minutes prior to their flight departure time and are given a safety talk on arrival at the Heli-pad, near the Elephant Hills Inter-Continental Hotel. 
The 13minute Flight Of Angels includes a flight over the majestic Victoria Falls, whilst the 25minute Game Flight also includes a flight over the Zambezi National Park.

Fishing
Fish the mighty Zambezi River – 3 hour, half day, full day trips
Pamusha fishing safaris introduces Fish the mighty Zambezi River all year round for Tiger, Bream, Nembwe and the Catfish, just to mention a few from the 75 known species found in the Zambezi River. We offer fly fishing, Spinning, Trolling and drift bait or live bait fishing from our fishing pontoon vessel with a maximum of 8 passengers.  Includes professional fishing guide, all fishing equipment and bait, food and beverages.

SHEARWATER ADVENTURES
 
CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT POLICY
ACTIVITY AGE RESTRICTIONS(min) OTHER RESTRICTIONS PRICE
Adventure Jet 8 years   FULL PRICE
Rafting 15 years   FULL PRICE
Riverboarding 15 years Must be a swimmer FULL PRICE
Canoeing 10 years   FULL PRICE
Helicopters Open Maximum weight 120kg FULL PRICE
Bunji Jump 14 years Minimum Weight 40kg FULL PRICE
Bridge Swing 14 years Minimum Weight 40kg FULL PRICE
Bridge Slide 8 years Minimum Weight 20kg FULL PRICE
Bridge Tour 14 years   FULL PRICE
Sunset Cruise Open   3-11years USD25
Falls Tour Open   3-11 years HALF PRICE
Elephant Back Safaris 4 years   4-11 years HALF PRICE
Lions 15 years Minimum Height 1.5m FULL PRICE
Night Drive 4 years   4-11 years HALF PRICE
Game Drives 4 years   4-11 years HALF PRICE
Game Walk 15 years   FULL PRICE

Our offices are open 7 days a week throughout the year from 08.00hrs to 17.00hrs.  Please note the following booking terms & conditions:

  • All bookings must be made in writing via email or fax.
  • Any booking changes must be made in writing before our reservationists will confirm them.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing at least 24hrs in advance or full payment will still be required.
  • “No shows” will be charged in full.
  • The right is reserved to amend/cancel bookings subject to weather conditions or any unforeseen event.
  • Where stated, minimum persons do apply.
  • Children under 12 years travel at half price.  Children under 2 travel free.
  • Group Tour Leaders may receive discounted or free travel at our discretion. 

Generally:
Payment must be made in full prior to date of travel.

Approved account holders:
Payment must be made within 30 days of receipt of Statement.  Any payment outstanding after 30 days will result in temporary closure of your account.  Payments outstanding after 90 days will lead us to close your account permanently.

Zimbabwe
P.O. Box 288, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Tel:  +263(13) 43371 -3 or 41020
Office Cell:  +263 (712) 456 557 (after hours)
Fax:      +263 (13) 45942
Email: tours@wilderness.co.zw
DM Cell:   +263 (712) 456 560
DM Email:  cathrinem@wilderness.co.zw
GM Cell:  +263 (712) 456 564
GM Email:  ludwick@wilderness.co.zw

Directors:

Blessing Munyenyiwa
Cell:  +263 (712) 456 565
Email: blessing@wilderness.co.zw

Courteney Johnson
Cell:  +263 (712) 213 467
Email: courteney@wilderness.co.zw

Ron Goatley 
Cell:  +263 (712) 404 976
Email: ron@wilderness.co.zw

Zambia
P.O. Box 60434, Livingstone, Zambia
Tel:  +260 213 321578/79/80
Fax:      +260 213 321581
Office Cell: +260 (977) 882 431
Manger Cell:  +260 (977) 882 431

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Zimbabwe
P.O. Box 288, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263(13) 43371 -3 or 41020
Office Cell: +263 (712) 456 557 (after hours)
Fax: +263 (13) 45942
Email: tours@wilderness.co.zw
DM Cell: +263 (712) 456 560
DM Email: cathrinem@wilderness.co.zw
GM Cell: +263 (712) 456 564
GM Email: ludwick@wilderness.co.zw

Directors:
Blessing Munyenyiwa
Cell: +263 (712) 456 565
Email: blessing@wilderness.co.zw

Courteney Johnson
Cell: +263 (712) 213 467
Email: courteney@wilderness.co.zw

Ron Goatley
Cell: +263 (712) 404 976
Email: ron@wilderness.co.zw
 

Zambia
P.O. Box 60434, Livingstone, Zambia
Tel: +260 213 321578/79/80
Fax: +260 213 321581
Office Cell: +260 (977) 882 431
Manger Cell: +260 (977) 882 431
 

 
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