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Trip betwen Zimbabwe and Zambia in Victoria Falls

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Trip betwen Zimbabwe and Zambia in Victoria Falls

My wife and I are going to Victoria Falls this early June for three days before taking Rovo’s train down to Pretoria. We’ll fly to Zimbabwe first and plan to stay in Zimbabwe side for the first and the third days and travel to Zambia side the second day. Here are some questions if anyone could help.

1. After crossing border to Zambia we plan to go down the falls first. Do we need a tour guide or can we just get a map and go down there by ourselves?

2. Do we have enough time to go down to the falls and also take a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River?

3. On Zimbabwe side is it safe for us to tour the Victoria National Park by ourselves or we need a guide?

4. Any other input about tour in Victoria falls can also be very helpful.

Thanks.

Maun, Botswana
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1. Re: Trip betwen Zimbabwe and Zambia in Victoria Falls

1. You can visit the Zambian side of the Falls easily, and you do not need a Guide.or a map.

2. Visiting the Falls from the Zambian side should only take an hour or so - maximum 3hrs - so yes, plenty of time for a sunset cruise.

3. Perfectly safe in Victoria Falls - you will be pestered by people wanting to guide you around the Falls, and trying to sell things, but you do not need a Guide, it is well organised and signposted when you enter the Falls Park.

4. Visiting Zambia is going to require you purchasing a VISA - assuming you are travelling on American passports, this will cost you US$50 per person payable at the Immigration desk in CASH

You will also need a Yellow Fever certificate for re-entry to South Africa, as by going into Zambia you have entered a Yellow Fever zone

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