My credit card statement finally arrived and I’ve spent approximately R14 000 on my four day trip to Vic Falls.
Below is a short breakdown of my travel expenses:
- R7 567 for return flights from Cape to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Tickets purchased via the Travelstart website.
- R235 on a shuttle from my apartment to the airport.
- $30 (R 397) for a taxi from the Vic Falls airport to the falls
- $30 entry fee to the falls on the Zimbabwean side.
- $5 dollars (R80) for a smoothie at the Rainforest Café.
- $10 (R133) for a taxi from the Zambian border to my hostel.
- $20 (R 265) entry fee to falls on Zambian side.
- R200 “tip” for accepting the offer of an unofficial guide to take me to the edge of the falls.
- $65 (R887) for a sunset cruise. Fondly referred to as the “booze cruise” as the trip included free beverages, snacks and dinner. Note that the vegetarian fare is a rather sad affair (baked potato, coleslaw and a green salad.)
- $165 (R2 438) for a 15 minute helicopter ride. I was lucky enough to be upgraded to a 30 minute flight.
- $10 for an Eton Mess at the Victoria Falls Hotel.
- $15 (R200) for a night in an 8 bed mixed dorm at Jollyboys. The free WIFI was absolutely terrible at this hostel.
- $12 (R160) for a night in a 16 mixed dorm Jollyboys.
- $14 (R186) for a night in a 6 man dorm at Livingstone Backpackers.
Photograph taken on the “booze cruise”.
In the end I ran out of time, and I would have loved to have gone on a daytrip from Zambia to Chobe National Park in Botswana. Next time!