Wild Horizons recently introduced bicycle tours in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, visiting either an open-air market or the Zambezi Nature Sanctuary and Crocodile Ranch.

Wild Horizons introduced bicycle tours in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, at the beginning of October, with the option of either visiting the Zambezi Nature Sanctuary and Crocodile Ranch or an open-air curio shopping experience afterwards.

The tour operates daily, year-round, with a minimum of two participants.

It departs from Kasane, Botswana, to Victoria Falls. Clients are transferred to the Kazangula border where their Zimbabwean guide will meet them. Departures start at 08h00, with pick-up from guests’ various hotels in Kasane at 08h30. Guests then depart Victoria Falls at 14h00 and return to their hotels in Kasane at 16h00.

The eight-hour bicycle tours include transfers, entrance to the Zambezi Nature Sanctuary and the Crocodile Ranch.

Excluded is the entrance to the Victoria Falls National Park, and any visa requirements.

En-route to the Falls, guests go past the ‘Big tree’, a large baobab where they can stop and take photographs.

Clients then go on a guided tour of the Victoria Falls and are accompanied through the Rainforest by one of the qualified guides, who will give a brief history of the Falls, as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife, as well as other points of interest. Raincoats are provided when needed.

After this, clients will either be taken shopping in the open-air curio market or to the Zambezi Nature Sanctuary and Crocodile Ranch.

On one of the options, clients visit the open-air markets and crochet halls as well as a variety of galleries and shops selling a variety of items, such as stone sculptures, local crochet work, authentic African art and Zimbabwe hand-made textiles, wooden carvings, jewellery and more. The visit to the market ends at around 12h30.

 Alternatively, the Zambezi Nature Sanctuary and Crocodile Ranch offer clients a unique insight into the Zambezi crocodile’s life and is also home to a variety of wild animals including lion and leopard.

The route followed is flexible, changing with the seasons to maximise each guest’s experience.

All visitors to Zimbabwe must have a passport, which is valid for at least six months beyond their intended departure date from the country. Visitors to southern Africa must ensure they have at least two consecutive/side by side blank pages. Wild Horizons recommends three pages or even four if guests are travelling through more than one country on their journey. If there is insufficient space in the passport then entry into a country could be denied. In addition, Clients are required to have personal travel insurance on Wild Horizons’ bicycle tours.