Activities in Victoria Falls
Situated twenty minutes out of town, The Elephant Camp gives guests the opportunity to explore Victoria Falls on their own terms. However, there are a variety of exciting activities that unfold within the boundaries of the untamed African bush for guests to explore at no additional cost.
The Elephant Camp ensures an authentic African adventure.
Guided Tour of the Falls – Zimbabwe.
(Excluding Rainforest Entry Fees)
The Victoria Falls reaches Its Zenith in about May each year. It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality…and nothing prepares you for your first sight. This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon. Guests will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of our qualified guides.
Meet the Elephant.
The Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Orphanage offer eco-conscious travellers an authentic and positive elephant encounter. “Meet the Elephant” will give guests the opportunity to unobtrusively interact with some of the biggest personalities in Africa, in a pristine environment overflowing with raw natural beauty.
Lunch at the Lookout Café (Including drinks).
Guests enjoy complimentary transfers and the fully inclusive use of the Lookout Café. Perched 120 metres above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River, the café overhangs the spectacular chasm of the Batoka Gorge, just down from the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge, which forms part of its backdrop.
Visiting the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust.
We work to preserve and protect elephant in the wild through collaboration with the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust. The Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust (VFTW) is based adjacent to The Elephant Camp and a visit to the trust is included in our guest experience.
A Village Tour.
Guests will be transferred to a rural village where they will see local villagers going about their daily tasks and interact with them. The tour enables them to see rural Zimbabwean life first hand.
Birding & Nature Walks on the concession.
Let our experienced guides bring to life the beautiful concession the Elephant Camp is situated upon.
A Victoria Falls Canopy Tour.
The Victoria Falls Canopy Tour offers a network of slides, trails and rope bridge walkways within the canopy of the hardwood forest of the Zambezi gorges.This experience is suitable to adventure seekers of all ages including families and groups. This is family fun with a unique birds-eye view of one the seven natural wonders of the world.
Mountain Bike Rides through the Victoria Falls National Park.
Rustic trails, sweeping plains, and sophisticated scenery make the Victoria Falls National Park an idyllic place to explore from the back of a mountain bike. When your calves are burning, your eyes are scanning and your wheels are spinning, a new dimension to your safari experience can be uncovered. Accompanied by a professional guide, bikers will weave their way through the bush, bounding down rocky terrain, gliding through soft soil, and discovering the spots that vehicles would never be able to reach. The two turning wheels are under your control, enabling you to explore the park at a leisurely pace, stopping to examine every rock face, bird, herd, and branch that catches your attention. Fresh air and mountain biking gear will transform your game viewing adventure.
Basic mountain biking experience, or trail riding experience is recommended.
Cycling through town (unguided)
Victoria Falls is brimming with craft markets, enticing restaurants and an array of shops. Armed with a bicycle and a map of this exciting town, riders are free to explore to their hearts content. Whether you are looking for cultural cuisine and treat your taste buds to a dish of sadza and nyama, or head to the Three Monkeys for a meal and photograph by their iconic “I Love Victoria Falls” sign, the day is yours to fill as you wish. From wooden crafts to beaded bracelets, Bob Marley flags to a Sunglasses Hut, there is something for everyone, you just need to peddle out there and find it.
Basic cycling experience is recommended.
Optional Extra Activities
For the guests that are in search of that extra dose of adrenalin, or are looking to reach further corners of this unique place, the town itself is bursting with activities that can be easily arranged at an additional cost by the camp. To find out more, follow the links provided.
Elephant Art Safari
The Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Orphanage and Art of Africa have teamed up to create an eco conscious and unique elephant experience, brought to life by the artistic strokes of your fingertips, while surrounded by the African bush. An open-design thatch Boma gives guests an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Masuwe River
During a game drive, guests may see the ‘Big 5’ along with a great variety of antelope and exceptional bird‐life. Open four‐wheel drive vehicles will take you on a safari along the shores of a scenic lake and through basalt plains into teak forests. The Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve offers a great opportunity to see the rare and endangered Black Rhino.
The Elephant Encounter affords guests the opportunity to unobtrusively interact with some of the biggest personalities in Africa, in a pristine wilderness environment overflowing with raw natural beauty. Guests spend time and connect with elephants in the most positive and natural way possible.
Upper Zambezi Canoeing is an unforgettable experience and offers fantastic bird and game viewing. Experience game viewing from a whole new perspective, while paddling along on the Grade 1 & 2 rapids within the Upper Zambezi River on our inflatable two-man canoes. No previous experience is required, as this is novice canoeing.
At The Elephant Camp, guests can appreciate the serenity and tranquillity of the African bush, yet remain in close range to the variety of attractions and activities that the town has to offer.