Victoria Falls is quite a small town: walking from the Wimpy corner to the Falls entry gate takes only about ten minutes. The hotels that are further away all have courtesy bus services; check the precise details with their receptions. If you are in a rush, then hail a taxi – but agree the fare before getting into the vehicle.
Car hire is expensive. It's the best way to visit Hwange National Park independently, but isn't worthwhile for just getting around town. Note that Zimbabwean car-hire firms will not yet let their cars into Zambia, Botswana or South Africa (although firms from South Africa and Botswana will sometimes let their vehicles into Zimbabwe).
(tel: +263 13 44532), situated in the garage opposite the Makasa Sun, or Hertz
(tel: 26313 44267 or 44268) through UTC in the shopping centre next to the Wimpy. If you are planning a trip from the UK, then Expert Africa
in the UK (tel: 020 8232 9777; fax: 020 8758 4718; email: email@example.com
) offers a unique 100% collision damage waiver (CDW) insurance as part of their fly-drive trips around Zimbabwe.
Bicycle hire is an excellent, practical option for getting around and is highly recommended. It will cost around US$10 per day, and bicycles can be taken across the border into Livingstone.
To rent a bike, try the Avis garage, opposite the Kingdom Hotel, or Michael's in Park Way.