Victoria Falls has long been the haunt of honeymooners seeking pink sunsets, nostalgic gin-and-tonic vibes and luxury accommodation. Adrenaline-junkies flock here too, gunning to test their limits in Africa’s adventure capital.
But while this iconic Southern African destination is synonymous with romance and adventure, it’s a great family holiday destination too. With a host of child-friendly things to do in Victoria Falls, from cruises to safaris – not forgetting the main attraction, The Falls – family holidays here are jam-packed with fun for everyone. Plus, Zimbabwe is visa-free for South Africans, making a Victoria Falls family holiday a no-brainer decision.
Here’s what to do with kids when you’re visiting “The Smoke That Thunders”:
Take the kids on a journey back in time on a 19th century tram tour that chugs through Victoria Falls town before heading through the rainforest and stopping right in the middle of the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge.
On one side, Zambia. On the other, Zimbabwe. But it’s what lies beneath that is the real thrill: the bridge is suspended 111m above the chasm of the Batoka Gorge and the mighty Zambezi River.
Spend a leisurely afternoon on the Zambezi River enjoying lunch on a spacious boat surrounded by Africa’s natural beauty and wildlife. The crocodiles, hippos, and elephants that come to drink at the water’s edge are sure to keep the kids entertained!
Add more wildlife to the menu! Head to the Chobe National Park in Botswana for a full-day safari. Get the kids out of bed early for this one: your day starts with a sunrise game drive seeking out big cats and other nocturnal animals, and ends with a 3-hour boat cruise on the Chobe River.
Did you know? Whenever it’s full moon, the Victoria Falls rainforest re-opens for special evening tours to witness the mystical magic of the lunar rainbow! Just like its day-time equivalent, the lunar rainbow or ‘moonbow’ is created as light is refracted by water particles in the air, ever-present from the spray of The Falls. It’s a magical experience for kids of all ages (and their parents too).
Not to be missed, the experience of soaring above the mighty Victoria Falls will top-up your children’s memory banks to overflowing! Not only can you view The Falls from the sky, you will also have fantastic views upstream of the Zambezi River and downstream of the Batoka Gorge.
Many lodges and hotels in Victoria Falls offer kids clubs and entertainment with trained child-minders and babysitters. Be sure to check these details with your Pentravel expert before you go.
The Zambezi River is flanked by national parks, where game drives, canoe trips and leisurely boat cruises are sure to keep the whole family entertained.
For active families, there’s golf, horse riding, bird watching and more available in Victoria Falls. For culture vultures, you can visit local villages, peruse craft markets, and dine around a boma enjoying displays of traditional dancing and singing.
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