Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, also known as Africa’s Adventure Capital, is a town you do not want to miss when visiting Africas Eden. This small, yet wildly buzzing town is perfectly positioned on the Zambezi River, directly opposite Livingstone Town in Zambia. This town was built around the magnificent Victoria Falls Waterfall, which it is most famous for.

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Essential Traveller Information
Victoria Falls is THE gateway to Africas Eden as it intersects with four of the five countries (excluding Angola) that belong to the KAZA region. From Victoria Falls, you can reach (by vehicle) the Zambian border in literally five minutes and the Botswana border in roughly 45 minutes!

Taxis are always readily available in Victoria Falls and a short trip across town usually costs around US$5. Simply ask the staff at your hotel or lodge to organize a taxi for you! Many hotels do offer transfers to and from the airport, the Victoria Falls Rainforest and the centre of town. You will just need to check what times these are available and whether or not it’s included in your accommodation fee.

The Victoria Falls International Airport is located roughly 18 kilometres south outside of the town and receives daily flights coming in from all over the globe.

  • Elephant’s Walk – for local handcrafted items, curious and other unique goods
  • Landela Centre – Located on Livingstone way, close to the railway. Here, there are several boutiques, curio shops and booking agents.
  • Phumula Centre – This shopping centre has a large OK supermarket stocked with a variety of foods, drinks and other necessities. There are also service shops (eg cell phone services), clothing stores, pharmacies and so on.
  • Sawanga Mall – This mall has a few boutique stores, bottle stores, a Pick ‘n Pay supermarket, a few banks and other service providers, a fuel station and a pharmacy.

Most business and shops in Victoria Falls are open from 08:00 till 17:00 during the week. Restaurants and bars stay open until later.

A few different banks can be found around town at the Phumla shopping centre, Sawanga Mall and down past the railway in a small parking lot next to Ilala Lodge.

Zimbabwe’s local currency is the Zimbabwe Dollar. Unfortunately, this cash is hard to come by and so most people rely mostly on local bank cards. For international travellers we recommend bringing USD cash, as Victoria Falls does accept the United States Dollar, as well as your foreign bank cards for you to swipe – MasterCard and Visa cards are best. We also recommend paying for accommodation and so on in advance.

The Health Bridge – This is a private medical facility in Victoria Falls and is open 24 hours a day.

Premier Services Medical Centre – This medical facility is in the centre of town. There is a GP, and the facility offers X-rays and scans. There is also a pharmacy and a dentist there.

Medical Air Rescue Service and ACE both offer emergency medical assistance and evacuation.

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