under the spray of the Falls

Batoka Gorge Hike

The Victoria Falls Batoka Gorge hike takes you down into the gorge to the Boiling Pot. The descent is steep so you need to be reasonably fit. Hike across rocks, stand under the spray of the Victoria Falls and enjoy a dip in the pools. A breath taking experience.

Boiling Pot Hike

Transfer from your hotel to the top of the Gorge. Don the life jacket and helmet, take up your walking stick and off you go for a walk 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.

Take a dip in the pools with the rainbows curling around you. The trip allows you to raft back down before take out at Rapid No. 2

■ seasonal activity (late August to early December)

Pick up: 09h00/09h20 from hotels/lodges in Victoria Falls.
Drop off: 12h30/12h50.

Batoka Hike & Ndebele Village Tour

Approx. 5.5. hours (hiking 2.5 hours)
A 40-minute drive to the top of the Gorge. After the safety briefing take the vertical descent to Rapid 23 and enjoy the hour long walk along the river to rapid 25. Swim and relax in the eddy before the arduous climb out.

The hiking continues into a beautiful Ndebele homestead where you will get a chance to interact with the local headman and his family while you have brunch under the thatched shade of their decorated mud huts. Hosts will show off their home, share their cultural way of life in relation to family, education, livestock, diet and anything you may find interesting.

Pick up time : 06h00 – 06h20 from hotels/lodges in Vic Falls
Drop off : 11h30 – 11h50

Rates are per person valid to 31 December 2019

Boiling Pot Gorge Hike – US $ 50 per person

Rates are per person valid to 31 December 2019

Gorge Hike & Ndebele Village – US $ 85 per person

Notes for both activities
■ a reasonable level of fitness is required to participate in the hike.
■ minimum age : 15 years; persons under the age of 18 need a signed authorisation from parent or guardian
■ wear shoes fit for hiking

Included: drinks and bottled water.
Life jacket and helmet supplied.
Lunch is served at the homestead on the Ndebele Village Tour