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A Victoria Falls Itinerary

Posted By adventureswithben On June 21, 2010 @ 7:00 am In Adventure,Africa,Animal Encounters,Landmarks,Museums & Other Attractions,Nature,Zambia,Zimbabwe | Comments Disabled

 A Victoria Falls Itinerary [2]

How many days should I spend at Victoria Falls?

My trip to Victoria Falls was quick. I arrived on a Saturday afternoon and left on a Monday afternoon. Here’s my Vic Falls Itinerary:

Saturday Afternoon: Arrive into LVI on British Airways at 1:00 P.M.

  • 1:30 Arrive at Chanters Lodge, Livingstone [3], Relax
  • 3:30 Depart for my Helicopter Tour of Victoria Falls
  • 5:30 Dinner at Chanters Lodge, Livingstone

Sunday: All Day at Victoria Falls

  • 9:30 Arrive at Victoria Falls Zambian side, explore the walking trails
  • 12:30 Walk across the Victoria Falls Gorge Bridge and cross the border into Zimbabwe
  • 1:00 Lunch at the Victoria Falls Hotel
  • 2:00 Explore Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean Side
  • 4:00 Bungee Jump
  • 6:00 Dinner at Chanters Lodge

Monday Afternoon: Depart LVI on British Airways at 1:30 P.M.

  • 9:00 Spend 90-minutes at the Livingstone Museum
  • 11:00 Depart for the airport

As you can see, it’s easy to dedicate a whole day to exploring the falls. I was pleased with the length of my stay, but if I had to do it all over again, I’d spend one more day in Livingstone and do a river cruise at Sunrise and Sunset. I’d also spend a few days on a safari in Botswana. Livingstone’s proximity to Chobe National Park [4] makes it an ideal base camp for a few days in the bush. But if all you can afford is a 2 nights in Livingstone, you can still have a jam-packed itinerary that is magical.

What else is there to do at Victoria Falls?

Aside from Vic Falls, there’s lots to do. Here’s a sample list:

  • Take a Helicopter or Microlight Flight over the falls [more details later this week]
  • Bungee Jump into the Victoria Falls Gorge [stay tuned to see the whole report]
  • Enjoy sundowners on a Zambezi River Cruise [several operators exist, the African Queen is the most popular]
  • Tour the Livingstone Museum [1-2 hours and it's cheap $5.00]
  • Shop the local craft market in the Livingstone Central Business District [you'll drive right by it on the way to the falls]
  • Search for animals on a Zambezi River Cruise Safari [choose morning, noon or night]
  • Head to Botswana for the day and search for game in Chobe National Park [you should really make this longer than a day]

Those are the major sights, what’s your favorite Victoria Falls Attraction and why? Share by commenting. Don’t forget to visit my Facebook Fan Page [5]for photos and videos from the attractions I experienced while in Livingstone.

How much does Victoria Falls Cost?

I’ve written a full post on money matters for Livingstone, Zambia. Hotels and Attractions are expensive compared to South Africa. You can save money on food, but that’s about it. But don’t worry about cash. Victoria Falls offers some of the most exciting adventures you can have on the planet.

I’ll see you out there…! And if I’m lucky, it’ll be at Victoria Falls again!

 A Victoria Falls Itinerary [3]
This adventure to Victoria Falls was sponsored by Chanters Lodge, Livingstone. Click the photo to book your Victoria Falls accommodation.

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