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Free tour

The Vulture Safari and Bush Walk

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Taf
Quality Verified Registered on September 18, 2021

My name is Taf Mashiri and together with our guides we are part of Savannah Adventures and licensed and experienced safari guides. I am a fun person that loves meeting guests from all over the world and show around my hometown, Victoria Falls. I have been guiding for almost four years and I enjoy bringing our warm African culture and traditions closer to our visitors, so they can spread a bit of the magic of Zimbabwe to the rest of the world. New in our Savannah Adventures Team is Carlos that does walking tours, Matthias Dohling he is responsible for design and online marketing and for Reservations and Marketing as well.

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Tour description



Note: This tour costs $55 Usd per person
Includes park fee, fuel, operating fees, pickup, drop-off, beer and water.
Payable in cash upon pickup from your Victoria Falls hotel or hostel.

After pickup from your hotel, hostel or Airbnb, we begin with a safari around Victoria Falls' historic sites, including the train station and Victoria Falls Hotel. Our licensed safari guide will also point out restaurants, bars, local markets and sights you'll see along the way.
From there we continue our bush safari where you will learn about the flora and fauna of the area, as well as the rich and colorful history and culture of Zimbabwe. After observing nature and wildlife between the town and the Zambezi Gorge, our tour will include a short and exciting stop to take in the view of the gorge and the mighty Zambezi River. If you are lucky, you will be able to witness tightrope activities such as gorge swinging or zip lining and possible white water rafting or power boat activity through the Zambezi rapids.
Back on the Safari Jeep, we will continue through the bush and look for more wildlife, before stopping for a beer at the rock pool on the banks of the Zambezi River, just above Victoria Falls, the spray is visible from there. We then continue to the large baobab tree and learn about its history. You will have time to take pictures and buy some local crafts at a small local market next to the tree.
We continue looking for animals and continue with the vulture experience.

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For the last 19 years or so, guests and visitors to the area have been able to witness the “Vulture Culture” experience.

Opposite the hostel bar, down a dirt path through dry bushes, is a “hide”: a viewing platform with concrete benches for sitting, covered by a canopy of branches for shade.

First you will receive information about the plight of endangered birds and their ecological importance.


Then the vulture guide carries a gunny sack with heads, legs and remains of beef, chickens, wild boars (whatever the chef doesn't use in the lodge kitchen) onto a patch of red dirt.

He then throws away the pieces of the corpse and quickly runs away.

The vultures, which for an hour had been flying from miles around and gathering in the nearby trees, suddenly appear.


It's quite a sight to see them shatter into bloody pieces!

You can even hear the whistle of their big flapping wings (they have a wingspan of one meter) as they push and shove each other to get to the food.


The ugly red-headed birds are hooded vultures, while the others are mainly white-backed vultures.

The feeding we saw attracted over 200 vultures (typical). And it all ended pretty quickly: in about 20 minutes…


Once the feeding is finished and the vultures return to the wild, we will take you back to the point of origin.

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  • Meeting point:
    N1 Hotel & Campsite Victoria Falls, 7...
    N1 Hotel & Campsite Victoria Falls, 738 Adam Stander Dr, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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    There will be a guide outside our Savannah Adventures office at the N1 Hotel in Victoria Falls, dressed in my Safari guide uniform.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Quality
5.0
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5.0
Francisco 22 Aug 2022
Marbella

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Junior Gee was amazing, very interesting all he told me. Everything was better than I hoped. Thanks Junior and nice to meet you.
Jonas domingo 01 Aug 2022

Wir haben einige Touren mit Prince Tee gemacht.Alle waren super informativ und sehr empfehlenswert. ,Wir haben viele hilfreiche Tipps und Anregungen für Vic Falls und unserem weitere Urlaub in Zimbabwe erhalten. Danke Prince Tee und Trainee Taf. ,Können euch mit gutem Gewissen weiterempfehlen
Taf 20 Jul 2022
Victoria Falls

Dieses unfassbare Naturschauspiel bei dem einem einfach der Atem stockt . Egal zu welcher Jahreszeit, es ist einfach super schön und immer unterschiedlich, und am Besten mit einem Führer. Dieses Jahr haben wir uns zum erstenmal entschlossen eine geführte Tour mit Prince zu buchen, und haben es nicht bereut. Wir haben so interessante Dinge erfahren, die wie vorher nicht wussten. Auch hat Prince durch seine lokalen Kontakte und andere Walking Tours uns diesen Trip nach Victoria Falls einen genialen anderen Charakter gegeben, danke Prince!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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