By Bus to Victoria Falls

by Ian Tempany
(Cairns Qld Australia)

I was in Zimbabwe throughout September 2010. Mainly in Harare, But for 4 days I and my wife decided to go to Victoria Falls with City Link Bus Service. I had seen the brochure and liked the look of the bus compared some other companies.

Anyway.....The trip started with catching the bus at 0730 at Rainbow Towers (used to be the Sheraton). The bus ride was comfortable and the driver better than the regular Zimbabwe drivers.

We arrived in Bulawayo about 6 hours later and were told that the bus was going back to Harare, and we were to catch the downsized 28 seater.
It was cramped, bumpy and with the crack right across the windscreen, I don't know how the driver could see? The second part of the trip from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls took another 6 and a half hours, arriving in Victoria Falls 8 pm that night. We were glad to get off the bus and stretch our legs.

Overall I wouldn't recommend the trip unless you want to see some of the country side. Not much to see though, unless you enjoy dry scrub and cleared land. Not the farms you used to see a few years ago. But I don't want to get into politics here.

Needless to say we flew back to Harare with Air Zimbabwe in about a hour and a half. Well worth the experience!

Victoria falls was wonderful as always. The town is getting dirty but the people and their happy faces make up for anything.

We did the Elephant ride and helicopter ride with Wild Horizions and received a free Sunset cruise on the Zambezi.

We stayed at The Kingdom and couldn't fault the staff, the rooms or the food. It was superb.

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Nov 10, 2010
by: Anonymous

i'm very disaponted about the service of city link on the 10 of november 2010. i was supposed to depature at 730 am at rainbow hotel to vic falls , but we were told that the bus had a breakdown, so we tranfered in a costa , on our way the costa had a tyre punture then we returned back to hotel. Now its 10am i'm still at the hotel and i have a meeting in vic falls at 8pm.... Very disapoited

Jan 28, 2016
Travel by bus
by: Anonymous

Travel by bus to Victoria Falls has improved significantly with the introduction of a semi luxury low cost operator named Extracity Luxury. It costs a paltry $30 to get to Vic Falls from Harare. Try them

Jan 28, 2016
bus travel
by: David

Bus travel has improved with the introduction of a low cost semi luxury bus Extracity
Luxury. There are 3 departures from Harare to Vic Falls. The best schedule is the 5pm bus which arrives in Vic Falls at 6am. Try them out

Jan 29, 2016
Contact details
by: Tony

Hi David

Thank you for this information. It would be great if you could give some contact details and maybe a website for Extracity so please would know how to book and pay.


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