Top 5 River Activities in Victoria Falls

August 2, 2018

Victoria Falls is the adventure capital of Africa and best known for its heart-racing activities. Here are some of the top river activities in Victoria Falls to try out instead.

White Water Rafting

Experience the power of the 1700km wide Zambezi River plunging 120m over the Victoria Falls into a gorge only 40m wide, on a white water rafting experience in the Victoria Falls. Turbulent is the only way to describe the ride along the 70km-long stretch of the Zambezi River below the Falls. White water rafting is one of the top 5 river activities in Victoria Falls thanks to some of the finest Grade 5, high volume rapids in the world set against the backdrop of the splendid Batoka Gorge.


Canoeing on the Upper Zambezi River above Kandahar Island ranks as one of the top 5 river activities in Victoria Falls. Canoeing trips offer the opportunity to enter the playground of hippo and crocodile, gliding through reed-lined channels. Canoeing adventures are led by a professional canoe guide, who will help point out camouflaged wildlife and interesting bird species along the way.

River Cruises

A trip to Victoria Falls isn’t truly complete without a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River above the falls. Take to the waters where David Livingstone first came across the falls over 150 years ago and marvel at the scenery, birdlife and wildlife while sipping on a sundowner. It is common to see families of elephant crossing the river and get close to crocodiles and hippo in their natural environment.


Home to over 75 species of fish and some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa, fishing in Victoria Falls is rated by many anglers as some of the finest in the world. The opportunity to catch Tiger fish is what draws most anglers in; either to the tranquil islands above the falls or the unusual locations below the falls, in the Batoka Gorge. The best time to go fishing in Victoria Falls is during the hot summer months from August to April.

River Boarding

River boarding is one of the latest additions to the long list of adrenaline sports in Victoria Falls. Originally started as a means of rescuing toppled white water rafters, river boarding in the middle of the Zambezi River rapids combines the best of river rafting with the challenges of using just a board.

Interested in trying some of the top river activities in the Victoria Falls? Get in touch with Vic Falls Accommodation to book your adventure today!