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Is it safe to visit Victoria Falls?

How much is the entrance fee to Victoria Falls?

What is the difference between the Zimbabwe and Zambia side of the Falls?

How do I pay for my accommodation?

Are there ATM machines in Victoria Falls - where I can withdraw cash?

What type of accommodation is available in Victoria Falls?

What is there to do in Victoria Falls?

How do I get to Victoria Falls?

Do I need a visa for Zimbabwe?

When it the best time of the year to visit Victoria Falls?

Does everybody speak English?

Yes almost everyone, it is the National language and Tourism staff are all well trained and experienced. The local people speak a variety of languages including Ndebele, Shona and Tonga. Many hotels and activity operators also have multi-lingual staff speaking French, Italian, German and even Chinese. Special guides can be arranged at and additional cost, please contact us.

Are there food shortages in Victoria Falls?

There have not been food shortages in Victoria Falls for a while. However, it is a good idea to speak to locals and find out what the current situation is, and where the latest fresh vegetables and fruit can be found. Fruits and vegetables are sold in the supermarkets, but the freshest supplies are normally from the wholesalers.

Are there fuel shortages in Victoria Falls?

If you are a self drive tourist fuel is available from the Total garage and also at the bulk fuel depot in the industrial sites of Victoria Falls (see map for both). Fuel is always available in Botswana and Zambia. You will need to know how to pay for your fuel and other needs. Red this Zimbabwe Currency page for up-to-date information.

What will happen if I get sick whilst at Victoria Falls?

Whilst it is standard practice to advise all tourists to purchase the necessary medical and evacuation cover when travelling to foreign countries, we are pleased to advise that there is are some good private clinics in Victoria Falls manned by qualified and experienced staff, offering service for accident and emergencies, maternity, admissions and dental.

They also have a Medical Air Rescue Service (MARS) base in Victoria Falls in the event that an emergency evacuation is required. Most activity operators and some hoteliers include MARS evacuation cover in their charges.

Click to read questions from other travellers regarding health matters

Can I drink the water in Victoria Falls?

Yes. Most, if not all locals, drink happily from municipal supplies. However, if you suspect you may have a sensitive stomach, then bottled water is recommended and is readily available.


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