Embarking upon a solo holiday can be daunting for even the most seasoned travellers. However, it can also be one of the most unforgettable and treasured experiences of your life. As the tourist hub of Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is perfectly positioned to suit a wide range of holidaymakers, including solo vacationers.
Here, we provide you with a few tips and tricks for solo travel in Victoria Falls.
Meet New Friends
When travelling solo, it’s important to boost social interaction and broaden your horizons, in an effort to avoid those pangs of loneliness. Vibrant spots such as the Shoestrings Cafe, the Palm Restaurant, Lola’s Tapas & Bar and the Shearwater Cafe are great places to interact with fellow travellers, locals and internationals alike.
One of the best ways to truly experience a city is to immerse yourself in its local culture, history and traditions. In Victoria Falls, there are a number of activities that allow travellers to interact with the local Zimbabweans, whilst learning about their fascinating customs, both past and present.
Sign up for a Cultural Village Tour with Ilala Lodge Hotel’s activities team, Zambezi Wilderness Safaris. Starting at 08h00 and ending at 16h00, this enriching excursion costs just $50 per person.
A night at the renowned Boma Restaurant is a delectable way to experience the very best of Zimbabwean cuisine. Work up the bravery to sample a chewy Mopane worm or have your future told by a local fortune teller. Otherwise, simply tuck into a mouth-watering four-course meal, which includes offerings such as warthog fillet, game stews and a sensational barbeque buffet. You can have all this for the mere price of $65 per person, including transfers.
Take Pleasure in Solo Adventures
While on your solo travels in Victoria Falls, make sure to try new things, go on adventures, and step out of your comfort zone. Simply take a lazy stroll around the Falls, making sure to get drenched in the Rainforest and take loads of selfies. For a more adrenalin-inducing adventure, go bungee jumping, zip line across the Batoka Gorge, or book a day of riverboarding on the lower Zambezi.
To view prices for each of these exciting activities, have a look at the Zambezi Wilderness Safaris Activity List, here.
Learn the Language
When travelling alone, make sure to learn a few phrases of the language spoken in your destination of choice. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a handy language guide for Zimbabwe. This will allow you to introduce yourself, make basic conversation with the Zimbabwean locals, and generally show that you’re making an effort.
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