Victoria Falls is well-known as the adventure capital of Africa with high adrenaline activities leading the way when it comes to things to do in Victoria Falls. However, there are a vast range of child-friendly activities in Victoria Falls if you just know where to look.
Take a tour of the Victoria Falls Nile Crocodile Farm, situated about 5km from the centre of town. This is a captivating activity for visitors of all ages and costs $20 per person for the tour. Here you will find out more about these ancient reptiles, get to watch feeding time, possibly even brave a photo holding a newly hatched crocodile, and enjoy a picnic on the premises afterwards.
While a canoeing trip can be a little much for the younger set, a morning river cruise is the next best way to watch game and birds from a different viewpoint. A cruise on Ilala Lodge’s Ra-Ikane is a fantastic way to experience the Zambezi River.
Children over the age of 4 can join in on morning or afternoon game drives into the Zambezi National Park for a chance to spot Africa’s most exciting creatures.
A more exhilarating and alternative mode of transport to the standard game drive is an elephant-back safari in the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve, just 12kms from the town centre. The tour operator, Wild Horizons, charges $150, which includes breakfast, or $210, which includes dinner. This is an adventure your kids will never forget.
Another exciting adventure for children over 4 years of age is the Livingstone Island and Devil’s Pool tour, which requires minimal swimming proficiency.
Victoria Falls activities for bigger kids who are 15 years and older include almost all of the adventures on offer around Victoria Falls, such as canoeing, bungee jumping, canopy tours, game walks, bridge swings and jumps.