Hiking in Batoka Gorge under Victoria Falls
Hiking in Batoka Gorge under Victoria Falls
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Beginner
  • Spoken languages
    Spanish, Italian, English
  • Duration
    2 hrs
  • Opening seasons:
    • J
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Activity description

Experience the largest waterfall in the world on this hike in the shadow of Victoria Falls.

A bonafide wonder of the world, Victoria Falls aka "Mosi oa-Tunya" ("the smoke that thunders") is positioned almost exactly halfway along the mighty Zambezi River's 2700 km journey from source to the sea. Hike the Botaka Gorge and get to swim in the waters that plunge headlong into a 100m vertical chasm!

Location
This activity takes place in Batoka Gorge near Victoria Falls. The world’s largest waterfall, this hiking excursion navigates Devils Delight at the bottom of the waterfall - about 20km downstream. 

Activity
Meet your guide at the activity base near Victoria Falls for this two-hour hiking excursion to Batoka Gorge on the Zambezi River. After a quick safety briefing, you will be transferred downstream to Devils Delight where you will follow your guide down into the Batoka Gorge, past the historic Vic Falls Bridge to the Boiling Pot. From here at the foot of the Falls, manoeuvre across rocky platforms to stand under the spray of the thundering Mosi oa Tunya - taking a dip in the pools with the area’s infamous rainbows curling around you! An amazing experience for anyone wanting to experience the force of the falls without having to raft, be prepared to do some swimming, scrambling and climbing to reach the best freshwater pools in the centre of the gorge. Hike back to the meeting point where your return transport will be waiting to drop you off at your accommodation.

Conditions
Hike across rocks, stand under the spray of the Victoria Falls and enjoy a dip in the pools. Please note that this activity only operates during low season from September –December. The descent is steep so you need to be reasonably fit to participate. 

minimum 14 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
strict1) Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 30 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 10 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, are considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Activity requirements

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

Special terms

* $10 supplement for border-crossing transfer

Included
  • Victoria Falls Guide
  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop Off*
  • Helmet/BA
Excluded
  • National Park Fees $10
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
  • Spare Change of Clothes
  • Closed Toe Footwear
Meeting point
Number 6 Bata Buildings, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Get directions
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