Places to sit on the paths to the falls

by Janice
(Alexandria, VA)

I will be visiting Vic Falls in August. I can walk the distance to the falls from the Illala hotel, but must stop periodically to rest my back. Are there any benches to sit on along the paths to the falls?

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Mar 30, 2015
Benches
by: Tony

Hi Janice

No, I am afraid there are no benches or seats between Ilala and the Victoria Falls entrance gate. Maybe you should consider a taxi or if you go on a guided tour they will pick you up and drop you off.

Mar 30, 2015
Places to sit on the paths ti the falls
by: Janice

I do appreciate the response to my question. Actually, what I am interested in is whether there are benches within the park on the way to the falls, not on the walk from the hotel to the park entrance. Many thanks!

Mar 31, 2015
Benches inside the Victoria falls national Park
by: Tony

Hi Janice

From the entrance gate to viewpoint No 1 is about 2 to 3 hundred meters, its not far at all. Then from viewpoint No 1 all the way to danger point through the park is a long walk of about 1.7kms. Between Viewpoints 1 and 8 there are several places where you can sit to rest, but after that until you get to danger point, there are no seats as such.

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How long will it take to view and walk around on own for the part of Victoria Fall on Zimbawe side.?

by Josephine
(Singapore)

Want to view (on Zimbawe side)

- Cataract View
- Danger Point
- VF Bridge

Want to view (on Zambia Side)

- Eastern Cataract
- Knife Edge
- Boiling Pot

Is it easy to walk on own without a tour guide ? What is the best time to view VF on these sides ?

Hope to have some replies as planning trip on own.

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Feb 21, 2015
Information about viewing the Victoria Falls
by: Tony

Hi Josephine

Viewing the Falls on either the Zimbabwean or Zambian side is very easy to do without a guide. The paths are good and clearly marked. The advantage is that you can then see the Falls at your own pace without having to keep up with a group. The disadvantage is that you don't get to hear all the information and history that the guides share with you.

Zimbabwean side I would allow a minimum 2.5hrs but preferably 3hrs and Zambian side 1.5 to 2hrs. In this time you would see all the viewpoints you have mentioned at a leisurely pace. The longer time you have though the more you get to experience this natural wonder.

The Falls change throughout the day as the sun moves overhead and the light changes on them. In terms of Rainbows being in the best positions for classic views that you will see on postcards, view the Zambian side in the morning and the Zimbabwean side in the afternoon 1.30 to 4 pm.

Hope that helps

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Tour of the Falls

How long does it take to tour the entire falls.


Vani N

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Oct 07, 2011
Falls tour duration
by: Tony

A guided tour takes approximately 2.5hrs on the Zimbabwean side. If you do it on your own, allow at least this long if not longer.

The Falls change throughout the day as the sun moves so do the rainbows and the shadows,it is always different, give it as much time as you possible can.

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TOUR OF THE FALLS

by Yona
(Johannesburg SA)

We are going to Vic Falls in December. Is it necessary to go on a guided tour of the falls or can one find one's way easily on one's own.

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Nov 10, 2010
Guided Tour
by: Tony

It is not necessary to go on a guided tour, you will be able to easily find your way around. There is a simple set of pathways that take you along the edge of the Falls.
However many people prefer a tour because of the greater understanding a guide can give you on the area.
The guided tour also includes collection and drop off from your hotel so that saves you having to make your own way down there.

Nov 15, 2010
who else
by: zarina

it would be interesting to know south africans other people going Zimbabwe in December from 23th December.I will be on a family vacation there using my timeshare.


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