Luxury adventure Victoria Falls Livingstone, Zambia - private package

The Victoria Falls are best viewed from a helicopter during high water season


Top reasons to include Victoria Falls Zambia on your luxury Southern African safari circuit

One of the world's most spectacular waterfalls

Here the mighty Zambezi river plunges noisily down a basalt cliff almost 2 km wide and approximately 100 m high, transforming itself from a wide placid river into a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges. Mist, sprays and rainbows create scenes of outstanding natural beauty.

Iconic and historical

During his famous journey across Africa, David Livingstone was the first European to see the Victoria Falls in 1855, and named them in honor of Queen Victoria. From Livingstone Island, he saw what he later described as "the most wonderful sight (he) had witnessed in Africa, and "scenes so lovely (they) must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight".

UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Victoria Falls are the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Zambia. Exceptional geological and geomorphological features and active land formation processes can be seen. The site includes eight spectacular gorges that zigzag over a distance of about 150km below the Falls, as well as a series of riverine islands of which the Livingstone Island is the most famous. 

Seven Natural Wonders of the World

A list of places and phenomena noted for great natural beauty and scale. The Victoria Falls share this honor with the Great Canyon, Mount Everest and the Great Barrier Reef among others.

Adventure Capital of Africa

Aside from the incredible scenery, the Victoria Falls Livingstone area has also become known as the "Adventure Capital of Africa” due to the variety of activities on offer in and around the Falls. Waterways, gorges and nature reserves provide a leisurely playground of activities for all tastes and ages, and there are also plenty of adrenaline thrills available for those that love extreme sports. A wider range of activities is available at lower water levels. 

Largest curtain of falling water in the world

When the Zambezi river is in full flood (peaking in April), the Falls form the largest curtain of falling water in the world, raising an iridescent mist that is visible at times up to 50 km away. Hence the local name for the Falls and surrounding national park, ‘Mosi-Oa-Tunya’, which translates as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. At this time of year an aerial view of the Falls is highly recommended, as the spray mostly obscures the view of the Falls during a walking tour.

Impressive cliffs and a magnificent abyss

As the floods abate, the river gets divided into a series of braided channels that descend in many separate falls. When the river is seasonally at its lowest level, the Falls become rivulets running over the edge of the cliffs and in some places no water falls at all. It is then that the impressive cliffs and the magnitude of the abyss can be fully appreciated. At this time of year a half-day trip to the Zimbabwe side of the Falls is recommended, from where more water will be visible.

High tea or lunch on Livingstone Island

A highly recommended excursion to the tiny island right on the lip of the chasm. An exhilarating boat ride, spectacular views and fabulous food. This activity is only available at lower water levels. Read more

Aerial view of the Falls

A scenic helicopter flight or a microlight flight is an exhilarating way to take in the sheer size and grandeur of the Victoria Falls. 

Extend your Zambia, Botswana or South African luxury safari itinerary

A luxury adventure at Victoria Falls easily integrates with a luxury African safari itinerary in any of these countries.

Our preferred Victoria Falls Zambia luxury accommodation

On request your personal safari itinerary could include alternative Victoria Falls lodges or hotels. Accessibility to the specific Victoria Falls activities that you would like to participate in will play a part when selecting accommodation. 


  • Stylish and sophisticated luxury accommodation at Victoria Falls Livingstone in Zambia. River Lodge and Island Lodge. Both Relais & Châteaux. Childrens' Club.
  • Tranquil and remote exclusive retreat on a private stretch of Zambezi river 60 km upstream from Victoria Falls. Offers untouched natural beauty.
  • Fully inclusive rate. Guided walking tour of the Falls on the Zambia side (usually on arrival day en route to the lodge) and on-site activities: sunset river cruise, fishing, canoeing, local village tour, river bank picnics, birding.


  • Luxury hotel in Livingstone reminiscent of bygone era of great safari explorers. Classic look and feel. 173 rooms.
  • Easy access to the entrance of the Falls (a short walk away) and to a full range of optional activities nearby.
  • Rate is for bed & breakfast only but includes free access to the Falls on an unguided basis.
  • Guided walking tour of the Falls and a full range of other activities can be included at additional cost and should be booked in advance.

Sanctuary SUSSI & CHUMA

  • Small and intimate luxury lodge. Twelve luxurious tree houses at main lodge, two private Chuma houses ideal for families. Beautiful views of Upper Zambezi river.
  • Private location away from the crowds 10km upstream from Victoria Falls in Mosi-Oa-Tunya national park.
  • Fully inclusive rate. Guided walking tour of the Falls on the Zambia side; on-site activities: sunset river cruise, canoeing, fishing, local village tour, walking safari or game drive in Mosi-Oa-Tunya national park. Livingstone Island visit and various other optional activities nearby.

When we plan private packages for luxury safari trips in Southern Africa, we use the above hand-picked top end exclusive luxury safari lodges and camps at Victoria Falls Livingstone in Zambia. On request, your personal safari itinerary could include other luxurious destinations. If you have a luxury family safari or luxury honeymoon safari at Victoria Falls Livingstone in Zambia in mind, be sure to mention this as it will influence our choice of accommodation. 

Best time of year for a luxury adventure at Victoria Falls Livingstone in Zambia

The Victoria Falls area near Livingstone in Zambia is a year-round adventure safari destination, but certain activities are seasonal. Water levels in the Zambezi river at Victoria Falls usually peak in April. At this time of year very limited water-based activities are available and the Falls are best viewed from the air. Water levels normally start dropping in June and a wide range of activities progressively become available. In November / December certain sections of the Falls on the Zambian side are dried up but good viewing of the Falls could still be had from Livingstone Island and during a day tour on the Zimbabwe side. Winters (May to August) are mild with sunny and dry weather and warm days. Summers are mild to hot with a possibility of rain showers and late afternoon thunderstorms.

Contact us for a personalized African luxury safari itinerary that includes the          Victoria Falls Livingstone in Zambia

We create a private luxury African safari package, tailor-made to suit your own specific profile and requirements. We recommend to combine your luxury adventure at Victoria Falls Zambia with a luxury safari in Zambia, Botswana or elsewhere in Southern Africa. On request your luxury adventure safari at Victoria Falls Zambia can also be combined with luxury safari camps and lodges in East Africa, but this will involve more travelling.

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