Big Five Marathon

15 June 2024

Victoria Falls 2024- The Smoke That Thunders

Extend your African adventure by joining us for an exciting 4-day extension to one of the world’s largest waterfalls.
18-21 Jun | 4 days | 1 800 EUR

With a height of 108 meters, a combined width of 1700 meters, and picturesque rain forest backdrop, Victoria Falls is an impressive place to spend four days topping off your African adventure.

In the Bantu language, the falls are called “mosi-oa-tunya,” which means "the smoke that thunders," and that is a perfect representation of Victora Falls - a huge puff of "smoke" accompanied by the thunderous sound of the water.

  • Day 1 - 18 Jun: Arrive in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    After breakfast, we start our drive to O R Tambo International Airport where we will check in for our 1 hour 40 minute flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

    On arrival, and after clearing customs and immigration, you will be transferred to your hotel for the next four days. You can choose between the historic Victoria Falls Hotel or Explorers Village.
    Victoria Falls is a town in western Zimbabwe and a gateway to the massive waterfall of the same name. Here, the Zambezi River plummets over a cliff and into the Boiling Pot before flowing through a series of gorges. 

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 2 - 19 Jun: Tour of Victoria Falls & Sunset Cruise

    After breakfast, we will take a walking tour around the indescribably beautiful Victoria Falls, which spans as far as the eye can see. During the tour, our guide will explain the history of the area and provide information about its location along the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

    There is often spray from the waterfall, so it can be a good idea to bring an umbrella or light raincoat. 

    In the afternoon, we will take a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River upstream from Victoria Falls. From our safe position aboard the boat, we will enjoy a cold drink while on the look-out for crocodiles and hippopotamus. 

    Meals: Breakfast 

  • Day 3 - 20 Jun: Optional Activities & Boma Dinner Drum Show

    Today is set aside for you to experience the many activities that are available around Victoria Falls. We offer an optional safari in Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Or you could enjoy a helicopter flight over the falls, go river rafting on the Zambezi, or perhaps bungee jump over the falls. There is also the opportunity to experience the falls from the Zambia side.

    Our local representative will be able to assist in booking activities. 

    In the evening guests from both hotel meet in a Boma for Dinner & Drum show.
    This evening of non-stop entertainment includes performances by traditional singers, dancers and drummers, face painting and dinner featuring local cuisine. The grand finale is an interactive drumming show, giving you the chance to discover your inner African rhythm! 

    Meals: Breakfast and Boma Dinner Drum show

  • Day 4 - 21 jun: Transfer for Johannesburg & Departure

    You will have the morning free for any optional activities before your transfer back to Victoria Falls airport, where we will take a flight to Johannesburg, from where you should meet your connecting flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Price Information

    Explorers Village (Standard room)

    Shared double room: EUR 1800
    Single room supplement: EUR +190

    Victoria Falls Hotel

    Shared double room: EUR 2750
    Single room supplement: EUR +990


    Optional full day tour to Chobe National Park in Botswana
    Per person including lunch & park fees: EUR 200

  • Inclusions
    • 3 nights at selected hotel with breakfast
    • Roundtrip flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls
    • Tour of Victoria Falls
    • Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi
    • Boma Dinner Drum Show
    • Roundtrip transfer between the airport and hotel
  • Exclusions
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Visa to Zimbabwe
    • Beverages
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel and health insurance 
    • Anything else not mentioned under "Inclusions"
  • Flight Information

    18. June - Depart Johannesburg (JNB) time 11:35 flight 4Z494. Arrive Victoria Falls (VFA) time 13:20
    21. June - Depart Victoria Falls (VFA) time 14:00 flight 4Z 495. Arrive Johannesburg (JNB) time 15:40