Enjoy Stunning Sights from the World’s Tallest Waterfall on a Victoria Falls Tour

Visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World at Victoria Falls — and if you’re daring, take a swim in the famous Devil’s Pool, one of the most adrenaline-packed things to do in Livingstone.

Enjoy Stunning Sights from the World’s Tallest Waterfall on a Victoria Falls Tour

Visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World at Victoria Falls — and if you’re daring, take a swim in the famous Devil’s Pool, one of the most adrenaline-packed things to do in Livingstone.

Enjoy Stunning Sights from the World’s Tallest Waterfall on a Victoria Falls Tour

Visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World at Victoria Falls — and if you’re daring, take a swim in the famous Devil’s Pool, one of the most adrenaline-packed things to do in Livingstone.

LivingstoneTravellers flock to Livingstone in droves to experience the backpacking mecca that is Victoria Falls. Located in the town of Livingstone, named after explorer Dr David Livingstone, Victoria Falls is classified as the world’s largest waterfall, roughly twice the height of Niagara Falls.

While offering plenty for thrill-seekers, including microlight flights over the falls and a dip in Devil’s Pool — a naturally formed rock pool that sits right on the edge of the waterfall and offers exhilarating views over the falls and of the long drop below — Livingstone also offers plenty for those looking for a more relaxing stay, but the beautiful scenery is just as heart-stopping.

You can enjoy a stunning sunset on a cruise along the upper Zambezi and pass the Mosi-oa-tunya National Park on the way, where you might glimpse a tall giraffe walking along the plains as you sip on a gin and tonic. A visit to the Elephant Cafe is a must for any trip to Livingstone, where you can eat a seasonal gourmet meal and finish off the experience by petting and feeding the hand-reared elephants and calves that roam the sanctuary.

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What Customers Say About Our Zambia Tours

Wondering what to expect when you book a safari in Zambia with Ntanda Ventures? See what some of our customers have to say.

Beautiful

Hi Kerry, we had a fantastic trip, one that we will remember for a long time! Everything was just perfect. The wedding venue was beautiful and we loved the safaris! Thank you for all your help.

Micheline, Canada

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Micheline, Canada

Hi Kerry, we had a fantastic trip, one that we will remember for a long time! Everything was just perfect. The wedding venue was beautiful and we loved the safaris! Thank you for all your help.

Best Tour Operator

Best tour operator in Africa Kerry and her team are best planners who find those unique experiences that only few locals know. Her knowledge of the lodges and tours in Zambia and Southern Africa is deep and extremely rare. Her team are the most responsive and go out of their way to solve some tough challenges we faced. I cant imagine using anyone else again.

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Kheran, Phillipines

Best tour operator in Africa Kerry and her team are best planners who find those unique experiences that only few locals know. Her knowledge of the lodges and tours in Zambia and Southern Africa is deep and extremely rare. Her team are the most responsive and go out of their way to solve some tough challenges we faced. I cant imagine using anyone else again.

Fantastic

I can’t thank Kerry and the team enough for the wonderful holiday we have just experienced, all organised by Ntanda Ventures. From the moment we arrived in Zambia and completed our holiday in Victoria Falls we were well taken care of and nothing was too much trouble for Kerry to take care of on our behalf. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We will return and certainly use you for any future bookings.

Debra, Australia

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Debra, Australia

I can’t thank Kerry and the team enough for the wonderful holiday we have just experienced, all organised by Ntanda Ventures. From the moment we arrived in Zambia and completed our holiday in Victoria Falls we were well taken care of and nothing was too much trouble for Kerry to take care of on our behalf. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We will return and certainly use you for any future bookings.

A Lovely Surprise

Dear Kerry What a lovely surprise waiting for us at the lodge. We are so touched and will wear the caps with pride! So far, so VERY good! Everything has gone so smoothly: transfers waiting, hotel really great. Finding the Zambians so friendly, helpful, efficient and SMILEY! I'll write to you again after Kitwe. Thank you again.

Gail and Mike, South Africa

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Gail and Mike, South Africa

Dear Kerry What a lovely surprise waiting for us at the lodge. We are so touched and will wear the caps with pride! So far, so VERY good! Everything has gone so smoothly: transfers waiting, hotel really great. Finding the Zambians so friendly, helpful, efficient and SMILEY! I'll write to you again after Kitwe. Thank you again.
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Victoria Falls Activities and Things to Do in Livingstone

Victoria

The crowning glory of Livingstone is, of course, Victoria Falls, the 1,708-metre (5,604 ft) wide and 108-metre (354 ft) tall waterfall that flows into the Zambezi River, which forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Up to 750 million litres of water cascade over the edge every minute, making this one of the world’s greatest wonders. The small rainforest and plants next to the Falls are sustained by the clouds of spray that blanket the immediate area.

The best time to visit Victoria Falls is when the flow and spray are at their greatest — usually at the end of the rainy season, from March to May. If you want to swim in Devil’s Pool though, which is accessed via Livingstone Island after crossing the river, you’ll want to visit between August and mid-January, when the river flow slows. 

Local - Natural- Sustainable

Livingstone has some fantastic sustainable projects and initiatives that are well worth a visit.

BAOBUYU LEARNING CENTER

Baobuyu is home to a pre-school and community center that is paving the way for modernised education in Zambia.

PURE SKILLS

This project combines educating people with the skills needed to make a success of their lives and generate an income. Products are made using recycled or up-cycled materials. They will take a twist on the old or infuse some new technology to create unique, functional and sustainable products. They teach skills that encourage artists to utilise and grow, set up their own businesses and educate others on the ethos of eco-friendly entrepreneurship and benefits of clean living. Pure Skills provides LIFE SKILLS!  You can help now by purchasing products made by the Pure Skills programme! In training, the students create goods for retail to fund the Pure Skills Foundation. This Foundation provides financial sponsorship for the students for future learning at their choice of higher education.

WAYI WAYI

A family run artist studio and gallery specialising in Zambian art, crafts, design and community engagement. Wayi Wayi showcases historic Mbusa cultural traditions, offers classes by appointment for people of all ages, apprenticeship and residency opportunities for emerging and established artists locally and internationally with an emphasis in women and youth empowerment programming through skills-training in the visual arts.  Wayi Wayi Art is co-founded by artist couple Agnes and Lawrence Yombwe. Together they run it with Sunga Mwila, Yande and Kangwa Yombwe.

Mbusa is a traditional Bemba ceremony consisting of ancient rules, rituals and precepts used to initiate marital partnership and establish familial values between new couples. Historically Mbusa ceremony objects are destroyed after use and the traditions and practices of Mbusa are passed discreetly from one generation to the next. Wayi Wayi provides an opportunity for research and understanding of the traditional Mbusa ritual through literature, sculptural imagery and guided tours.

Guided gallery and Mbusa house tours are available for booking upon request.

WAYAWAYA – SLOW FASHION WITH A SOCIAL MISSION

Empowering Zambian women without formal education and few job options. Zambian women are resourceful, talented, strong-willed and hard-working. To invest in women is to invest in their children, their fellow sisters, their neighbours and their communities. By women for women is a concept inspired by the fellowship between Zambian mothers and sisters. Together, they carry out vocational training, artisan programs and form viable employment through the sale of quality leather products.

THE ART AND ARTISAN TOUR

This tour in Livingstone combines a visit to the Pure Skills workshop,  the Livingstone National Art Gallery and a visit to the WAYAWAYA factory.  Visit the workshop, meet the women and have a chat about the art of handbag making. It’s a tour combining compelling art with artisan work, innovative products and social enterprises. The Livingstone National Art Gallery is a space full of light and creative atmosphere. Enjoy the finest of Zambian contemporary visual arts in regularly changing exhibition. Meet renowned Zambian artists in a modern gallery in the middle of the Zambian bush.

MUKUNI VILLAGE

The History of the Mukuni People, Mukuni Chief and Chieftess. Mukuni Village, 9.6 km (6.0 mi) to the south-east of present day Livingstone, was the largest village in the area before Livingstone was founded. Its Baleya inhabitants, originally from the Rozwi culture in Zimbabwe, were conquered by Chief Mukuni who came from the Congo in the 18th century.

Towards the end of the seventeenth and beginning of the eighteenth centuries other Bantu peoples migrated south from their original homelands in the southern Congo Basin. According to native tradition the earliest of these tribes in our area was the Leya who are under Chief Mukuni. It is believed that they are a group which broke away from the Lenje tribe in the area of Kabwe in what is now the Central Province of Zambia. The word ‘Leya’ is said to mean ‘to keep out of troubles’ and the explanation is given that Sichichele Mukuni led off a number of his followers and settled the country on both banks of the river above and below the Victoria Falls.

The Mukuni people live in huts made with timber and stucco with a metal or thatch roof.  These thatch roofs will outlast a shingle roof in the United States and many tile roofs as well, with an average lifespan of 30 years if properly cared for.  Most families have a thatch fence that surrounds their cooking area, bathroom and family huts.  Once inside the fence, the ground is smoothly swept cleaner than any floor you will ever walk on. Mukuni Village is a working village.  The people are dependent on local agricultural fields – corn being one of the most common sources of food that is locally grown. With drought and flooding, this has devastated much of the crops in the Zambia. Because of this, families are even more dependent on livestock, jobs outside of the village and jobs inside such as the craft market to provide income to purchase food.  Some families who successfully grow food, may sell some to their neighbours.

SIMONGA VILLAGE

A village tour for tourists by volunteers of the village. This initiative is a combined effort and proceeds are used to improve life in the village. See traditional village life and a traditional home known as a hut (built with tree limbs, string and clay). The Simonga Village is home to this Tonga tribe of about 3,000 people a few km outside of Livingstone. The village is very welcoming to visitors and do try a traditional meal, eaten with your hands. There are over 73 tribes & languages in Zambia, however English is the primarily language in major cities.  In the past, women had to walk up to 5km a day to fetch water from the Zambezi river, often losing their lives to crocodiles or hippos but now they have a water source in their village. Simonga Village has its own school and many kids from neighbouring villages attend school here as well. The village has a small “hospital” which is really a 3 room clinic, staffed by a government nurse.

Victoria Falls Tours: Where to Stay

When you go on a Victoria Falls tour, you’re spoiled for choice with places to stay. This area offers a wide choice of accommodation, from budget lodges to luxury options. Our favourites include:

David Livingstone Safari Lodge
David Livingstone Safari Lodge
David Livingstone Safari Lodge

David Livingstone Safari Lodge:

The David Livingstone Safari Lodge is a five-star accommodation boasting 77 rooms, including five luxury suites. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy all of what Victoria Falls and Livingstone have to offer, including daily sunset cruises on the lodge’s very own boat. Once you settle back in your room for the night, you can enjoy excellent facilities, including satellite TV, wifi and a minibar. As you relax on your private balcony with a drink in hand, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the river.

Chundukwa River Lodge

Chundukwa River Lodge:

This proud eco lodge offers extraordinary views of the Zambezi River from its river-front chalets and three-bedroomed cottage. It sits just opposite the Zambezi National Park in neighbouring Zimbabwe, so expect to hear lions, hyenas and zebra calling during the day and hippos serenading you to sleep and gently waking you up in the morning.

Siankaba Island Lodge

Siankaba Island Lodge

The Islands of Siankaba are located on two private islands in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River. Situated between the Victoria Falls and the world-famous Chobe National Park. The eight stilted chalets are secluded and uniquely designed for comfort and privacy overlooking the spectacular views of the Zambezi River. A series of walkways and bridges that link the two islands together.
Activities included are a trip to either the Zambian or the Zimbabwean side of the falls and curio market shopping at top of falls. Daytime and Sundowner cruises, Fishing (catch & release)- Seasonal, Mokoro Trips (No children under 12 years), Guided nature trail walk, Island Picnic Lunch (Seasonal), Cultural tour of local villages on foot or Zambian bamboo trails bike and visit the community nursery school.
Travel Tip – Elephant Cafe, don’t miss out on this lunch or dinner experience from USD185 – feeding and interaction with rescue elephants, fine dining and drinks in Zambia’s best restaurant, all included

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