Victoria falls (Zimbabwe)
Victoria Falls is a small town next to the eponymous waterfall, located on the Zimbabwean side of the Zambesi River. The waterfall is the main attraction in the area and can be experienced as well on the Zimbabwean side as on the Zambian side. The area has a border crossing point, which offers the possiblity to take a look at the waterfall from the other side after a payment of 20-40 USD. The price depends mainly on how many times you want to cross the border and from which side you are coming. The base of the waterfalls is only accessible from the Zambian side, but the views are often better from the Zimbabwean side. The accommodations in this area are strongly cartelized and often considerably more expensive than everywhere else in Zimbabwe. The rainy season lasts from December to March, when the waterfall is at its best. At the peak of the dry season in November the waterfall is remarkably dry and the water scarcity may be disappointing.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Victoria falls forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Victoria falls is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $69.16, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $178.37, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Basic hotel: $130.35
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $9.26
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $13.52
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.66
- Meal, McDonalds: $6.00
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $6.00
Victoria falls has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 40.7 (weaker than United states average 48.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 63.3 (weaker than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 33.7 (weaker than United states average 41.8)
More information: Victoria falls safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Direction of traffic: In South Africa the traffic is mainly left-handed. In North Africa the traffic is right-handed.
- Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
- Driving abroad: A rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
- Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car.