Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. This is the mother of all waterfalls that stretches a full mile to create the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Just looking at it is enough to take your breath away and scratch an item off your bucket list. And if you’re traveling handicapped, have no fear. There are plenty of great ways to enjoy Victoria Falls that don’t require a safari, bungee jumping, sky swings, climbing, or diving into precarious pools. Here are our top seven:
1) Helicopter Tours Over the Falls
You don’t have to jump off a bridge or drive a speedboat to witness the full glory of the Victoria Falls. If you or your traveling party aren’t up for physical adventure, let a vehicle do the heavy-lifting for you. Helicopter tours are one of the best ways to sit back and soak up the wonder of the falls without having to hike, jump, or swim. Your personal helicopter pilot and tour guide will tell you all about the falls while pointing out the most beautiful places to look.
2) The Boma Dinner & Drum Show
The Boma is an incredible place to experience the local culture, cuisine, and a show you will never forget. The drum show can be enjoyed passively, or you can pick up a drum and join the experience. Additionally, if you’ve ever wanted to taste the finest authentic Zimbabwe-style food on your vacation, the Boma can be counted on to deliver. The restaurant is open for an al fresco style breakfast and lunch during most of the day. If you come for dinner, make sure to arrive in time for the complete sensational drum and dance performance. The doors open for dinner at 7 PM, and it’s recommended that guests be seated by 7:15 to get the full experience of the drum show. Dinner is a four-course bonanza including crocodile tail, warthog steak, and an extensive selection of desserts.
3) Lunar Rainbow Tours
Lunar rainbows, sometimes known as “moon-bows,” are part of the legend of Victoria Falls. They can only occur during the three brightest days of the full moon each month, but during those nights, Victoria Falls offers breathtaking boat tours to the best spots to see your own incredible lunar rainbows. Perfect for a romantic evening or a magical experience to take home with you. If your vacation happens to overlap the full moon, then a lunar boat tour is an opportunity you can’t pass up. It’s also incredibly friendly to anyone with limited mobility because the only movement required is embarking and disembarking on the tour boat itself.
4) High Tea in the Victoria Falls Hotel
On the Zimbabwe side, the Victoria Falls Hotel is a legendary destination. The Victoria Falls Hotel is now a majestic testament to the success and tourist appeal of the falls themselves. Many destination weddings and getaway honeymoons have been booked in this hotel, but you don’t have to stay in its rooms to enjoy the beauty and history of the hotel itself. The hotel restaurant, Stanley’s Terrace, is also famous for beautiful high tea service. Come between 3 PM and 6 PM to enjoy a beautifully tiered tray stacked high with sandwiches and sweets. Enjoy delicious lemon cakes and cucumber sandwiches in historically high fashion, and bask in the elegant surroundings of the historic hotel overlooking the legendary falls.
5) Sunset Cruises
Taking a sunset cruise is another essential part of the Victoria Falls experience. It’s impossible to imagine the beauty of the river and falls in the hour before sundown when the sky glows pink and orange. In that magical time, you can see Victoria Falls in a way that will stay with you for the rest of your life. The best way to enjoy a Victoria Falls sunset is on a traditional sunset cruise. These large luxury boats offer drinks, refreshments, and beautiful decks from which to enjoy the unbelievable sight of the blushing river and falls as the sun sets. There are many sunset cruise services, meaning that any vacationer or group can find the right atmosphere to enjoy the sunset romantically, individually, or as a family.
6) Luxurious Traditional Spa Treatments
There are many spa-hotels and independent spas that you can visit alone, with your special someone, or with friends and family. Victoria Falls is a beautiful place to connect with nature and relax. You don’t have to be physically agile to enjoy a hot rock massage or a long relaxing sauna. No matter what kind of spa treatment you prefer, you’re guaranteed to find a luxurious experience alone or as a party near Victoria Falls.
7) Dinner at the MaKuwa-Kuwa Watering Hole
Finally, we highly suggest you schedule at least one night at the MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant housed in the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. This terrace dining overlooks a nearby watering hole, giving you the opportunity to spot elephants, warthogs, and other wonders of the local wildlife coming for their daily drinks. Definitely come around dinner time when the sun sets, and you’ll see the full congregation of the plains come to sip the water as it cools. Additionally, when you combine this with exotic ostrich carpaccio or rare sirloin steaks, you’ve got a carnivore’s night to remember.
Going to Victoria Falls doesn’t have to be all about extreme sports and athletic activities. You don’t have to take the bridge swing or go white-water rafting to enjoy the incredible beauty of this world wonder. There are plenty of activities that are safe and friendly for vacationing parties that include handicapped members. Starting with these handicap-friendly activities, you’re sure to unlock many magical Victoria Falls experiences.