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Witness the natural force of Victoria Falls on this Independent Experience

Witness one of the world’s most striking natural attractions – Victoria Falls. As well as a cruise along the Upper Zambezi River, where you’re sure to spot wildlife as the sun goes down, take a guided tour of the falls and learn more about its history as you watch the long, crashing streams flow. A range of optional extras is also on offer for further exploration of this African jewel, such as rafting, kayaking and a scenic helicopter ride.

Independent Experiences
Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short packages that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-3 travellers, depart daily and offer the back-up of Peregrine, our local offices and expert resident guides.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Physical rating
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 4

Why you'll love this trip

  • Experience the power and majesty of ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ with a guided tour of the falls and a sunset boat cruise along the Zambezi.

  • Enjoy a sumptuous African feast and a live performance in the atmospheric surrounds of a Boma restaurant.

  • Discover why Victoria Falls is known as a centre of adventure, with fantastic optional activities on land, water, and up in the sky.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Victoria Falls can look very different depending on what season you go. Before the rainy season – from October to November – the Falls can be virtually dry from the Zambia side, but during this time we visit the still incredibly impressive Zimbabwean side.

  • Our Independent Experiences have been designed for just one to three people, departing every day of the week for most Experiences. You can mix and match to create your perfect trip combination, then we’ll arrange the transport between each experience for you. You will have local guides at most destinations and activities. It’s independent travel without the stress.


This Independent Experience begins at Victoria Falls Airport, where you will be met by a Peregrine representative and transferred to your lodge (approximately 45 minutes). The afternoon will be free to spend at your leisure. Take a stroll around town and book with local tour operators any optional activities that you’d like to do while you’re here. Then, what better way to kick off your African adventure than with a superb feast. Tonight you'll enjoy an incredible dinner at the Boma Restaurant. A Boma was historically an enclosure constructed from closely-knit sticks used to keep in animals or fortify a village. The Boma creates an atmospheric setting for a dinner, lit by torches and surrounded by bush. The mouth-watering main course is a buffet of local meats, which may include warthog, buffalo, crocodile, impala and more. Throughout the meal you'll be entertained with local song and dance, with everyone given an African drum and encouraged to join the party.

Notes: If you do not wish to join in with the drumming you can choose an earlier session for dinner. There will also be no guide with you for dinner tonight. The Boma Restaurant is located on the same grounds as the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, and you can either take the free shuttle bus that will drop you off at the front of the restaurant, or walk over. The walk will take you less than 10 minutes.
  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Victoria Falls - Boma Dinner
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
You may notice businesses offering an optional 'Walk with the Lions' experience. We ask all Intrepid travellers to avoid this activity as it is contrary to our Responsible Travel policy. While wildlife viewing is a big part of many of our itineraries, we strive to only view animals in their natural habitats and to do so with the greatest level of respect. The lion walking industry directly contributes to the captive breeding and canned hunting of lions.

Read more about animal welfare and our ‘Born to Live Wild’ pledge here:
This morning you’ll feel the power of Victoria Falls and watch rainbows form in the delicate mists that drift hundreds of metres high over this seemingly endless cascade. You’ll take a guided tour of this magnificent site, with your guide collecting you from the hotel lobby and transferring you to the Victoria Falls National Park gate (approximately 15 minutes). Once inside the park, your guide will take you through the falls area, stopping at vantage points along the way to tell you about the history of the falls and its surroundings: hundreds of miles away in northern Zambia a little spring wanders along the earth, eventually ending in over 1 million gallons of water torrenting down a 328-foot high drop a mile wide. Later in the afternoon, it's back to the Zambezi River for a 2-hour river cruise. The specially designed jet-propelled boats allow you to reach the shallow water among the islands directly above the Victoria Falls. Enjoy included drinks and snacks while meandering between the islands and getting a glimpse of the mist after it has rumbled over the edge of the falls. Keep an eye out for crocodiles bathing in sunshine on the banks, or even elephants submerging themselves in the river.
  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe Side
  • Victoria Falls - Premium Zambezi River Cruise
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
The morning and afternoon tour may be shared with other travellers. You will be collected from your hotel lobby and and returned after your tours have finished.
Today your time in Victoria Falls will be free to spend at your leisure, and you can discover why the area is so deserving of its reputation as a centre of adventure. On the water you can canoe and kayak along the upper Zambezi and seek out wildlife along the river banks, or white water raft on the river below the falls with some of the best rapids in the world. On land you can take morning and afternoon game drives or walks in the Zambezi National Park, home to some of Africa’s most iconic animals. For something a little more hair-raising there are rope-based activities around the gorge, or a canopy tour that provides spectacular views of the rapids, spray and Victoria Falls Bridge. If you want an even more incredible view, then maybe take a jaw-dropping helicopter flight over the falls and the Zambezi Gorges. Alternatively, a great range of curio and craft shops provide a pleasant distraction for those seeking a less vigorous kind of day. This evening perhaps enjoy your final night in Vic Falls with a drink overlooking the waterhole at the lodge.
  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Victoria Falls - Helicopter flight (25 mins) - USD299
  • Victoria Falls - Helicopter flight (12 mins) - USD165
  • Victoria Falls - Village & township tour - USD61
  • Victoria Falls - Canoe trail (full day) - USD185
  • Victoria Falls - Whitewater rafting (half day) - USD130
  • Victoria Falls - Whitewater rafting (full day) - USD130
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
This morning you’ll have the opportunity to sleep in, relax at the lodge, or take another optional excursion. Afterwards, your transfer driver will collect you from the lodge for transfer you to the airport (approximately 45 minutes) in time for your flight. Additional accommodation can be booked if you’d like to extend your time in Victoria Falls.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast


3 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Private vehicle


Safari lodge (3 nights)

Included Activities

  • Victoria Falls - Boma Dinner
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls tour Zimbabwe Side
  • Victoria Falls - Premium Zambezi River Cruise

Dates & availability - 2021 season

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Important notes

Please note that lodge based activities on your Independent Experience will be on a join in basis. This means that these activities may be shared with other guests at the property.

Return airport transfers are included. Please ensure you provide flight details to your bookings consultant and ensure you have a voucher for each transfer. You will receive important information about the included and optional activities during this arrival transfer. If no transfers are required please advise your sales consultant.

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