A tour guide is more than just someone who walks with you and speaks about the general history of an area or attraction, but rather someone who will share their intimate knowledge of a destination, in this case, The Victoria Falls and surrounding areas.
Tour guides are knowledgeable about any number of topics: history, wildlife, culture, local legends-you name it! They are a valuable resource to any traveller because they know the best spots no matter what you are up for. They can even help you make travel decisions and plan your trip, but more on that in a moment.
So what are the 12 most compelling reasons why you should be indulging in guided tours in Victoria Falls?
1. Boost your knowledge in less time
Victoria Falls is a small town, but there is a ton of stuff to do, so unless you have the luxury of time and the budget to suit, you will have to make some tough decisions to make the most of your time here.
Taking a guided tour here is the quickest way to get the most information about a particular place, activity or topic. The tours are designed to filter out the blurb and take you right to the good stuff!
2. Improve your itinerary
Planning a trip to Victoria Fall in advance is a must. This is simply because there is so much choice. Choosing the type of accommodation, restaurants, and activities that suit you best before you arrive here, will make your experience infinity better.
However, if you haven't had the time to plan some of these things, don't worry. The best way to solve this is to take a tour as soon as possible. Why? You might ask.
Well, the local guides can give you a wealth of information about all the best things to do and see at Victoria Falls. They won't only guide you on tours, but can also help you decide on how best to spend the rest of your time here by finding out what your likes and dislikes are. This way the guides can help you decide on the things that matter the most to you.
If you still have time to think about your trip, check out the rest of our site, where you find valuable information about what is on offer and how to plan your trip to Victoria Falls.
3. Transport is already arranged
Whether you are doing an activity or a guided tour in Victoria Falls, transport is always included. This takes the hassle of arranging a taxi or having to walk to get to the starting point. In most cases, the tour operator will fetch you at your accommodation and bring you back after you are done.
4. Perfect for Solo Travelers
For some people, traveling alone can be an intimidating process, especially for the first-time traveller. Doing a guided tour or activity with a group can be a lot more fun and it's the perfect way to meet new people who have the same interests as you.
5. More Bang for your Buck
Taking a tour in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is, without doubt, going to give you the best value for your money. You are guaranteed an epic experience with seasoned guides and great company too.
In most cases, tourists will find they spend more time and money, and get less information, insights, and enjoyment by trying to go it alone.
6. Learn from the guides experience
Many of the guides in Victoria Falls have lived and worked here for many years, some for decades. Collectively, there is nothing about the area that they cant tell you about.
As such, it is best to use their experience and learn from them. Whether you are a travel pro or a first-time traveller, there is always something new that can be learned about any destination one visits.
So get on board and explore with a tour guide. You'll be glad you did!
7. Supporting the local community
By visiting Victoria Falls and taking a guided tour you are enabling much-needed support. Zimbabwe is unfortunately a country with very high unemployment rates and many of the people who live and work in Victoria Falls are the only breadwinners in their families.
Much of the proceeds from tourism in Victoria Falls are also channelled straight back into community outreach projects, conservation, and other such initiatives, all helping to keep this small town, the environment, and its wildlife in the best possible condition for your enjoyment.
8. Find lesser-known places of interest
Tour guides and locals are the best way to learn about interesting things and places that are out of the mainstream. In the past, we have found some amazing places that tourists would never otherwise find on their own.
Tour guides may not automatically tell you about all of them, but asking questions often have a way of jogging their memory and you might just discover something awesome that you can go off to explore.
9. See things from another angle.
Often a guided tour will let you see something from a completely different perspective. This is true with many of the tours and activities in Victoria Falls.
For example, what better way to see the Zambezi River than doing some white water rafting, taking a cruise, or going fishing?
Instead of only seeing the falls from afar, such as a viewpoint in the Victoria Falls National Park, you could experience them by swimming in the Devil's Pool right on the edge of the waterfall or getting under the spray at the bottom of the Falls. Check it out in the video below.
10. Meet fellow Travelers
There is no better or quicker way to learn about a destination than chatting to people on the ground. Taking a guided tour is a sure-fire way to meet new people and hear about their experiences.
Victoria Falls attracts visitors from all corners of the globe. Every year hundreds of thousands of travellers make their way to this small and vibrant town. Many of them are first-time visitors and some love it so much that they come back again and again. Either way, it's a great reason to take a guided tour.
11. Safety First
This is an important one! Victoria Falls is a town in the middle of a nature reserve and although it is safe to walk around town, wild animals roam freely here. It's not uncommon to see monkeys, baboons, warthogs, and even elephants wandering through the town. See a Warthog family taking a stroll downtown in Victoria Falls in the video clip below.
A guide plays a very important role, telling you about the do's and don'ts in Victoria Falls, whether it's a daring activity you are doing, or a tour, there are dangers all about and if you are made aware of them, you will have nothing to worry about, except having the best time ever in this amazing place.
12. They know the lingo
Victoria Falls has been hosting visitors of all languages for decades, so it only makes sense that there are guides here who can speak some of the most common foreign languages to ensure that international guests can get the best experience possible. on a guided tour.
When booking, you can enquire about the tour guide language options available.
So there you have it, 12 compelling reasons why you should definitely take a guided tour on your next visit to the Mighty Victoria Falls. What are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!