The one thing you will need during busy days of adventure activities, safaris and sightseeing in Victoria Falls is sustenance. Of course you will be able to avail yourself of the usual fare from a variety of fast food chains, but is there isn’t much point in ruining your African adventure with meals you could have at home.
Instead, opt for the unique local eateries in Victoria Falls where you really will find something to write home about. Zambezi Bream will be found on most respectable menus in the area and you can also go wild with crocodile dishes or ostrich bolognaise sprinkled with emmental cheese. The Palm Restaurant, at Ilala Lodge Hotel, offers all three of these options, with the added benefit of smacking your lips alongside their sparkling swimming pool. Finish off with a serving of peanut brittle and cranberry cheesecake to add the punctuation mark to a unique African dining experience.
If poolside dining is too tame for you, head off to the Rainforest Café, overlooking Victoria Falls, where you can satisfy your curiosity and appetite for Zambezi sweet water crayfish accompanied by prawns, mussels and calamari in a flavourful seafood extravaganza. Home-made cakes and freshly brewed coffee will provide the perfect finale to your indulgences.
Also overlooking the Falls, the Livingstone Room at Victoria Falls Hotel will transport you back to old world opulence as you partake of afternoon high tea and other colonial culinary creations.
If you yearn for something more down to earth, tap into the busy vibes, friendly people and chilled music at Africa Café. This bustling, family-friendly restaurant will have you tapping your feet as you tuck into Roast chicken with Thomas’ special gravy or deep-fried bream, while the children enjoy their meal under the Magic Far Away Tree.
One of the better known restaurants in Victoria Falls is the ‘Boma, Place of Eating’, where you can lap up the African ambience in a traditional boma surrounded by gyrating African performers. Make sure you try out the mopani worms and participate in the renowned Zambezi Drumbeat experience while you are there.