Getting a taxi in Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Town is a small place, but chances are you’ll be venturing out into that famous Zimbabwean landscape or to another town more than once throughout your stay. Taxis allow you to get to where you need to go quickly and effortlessly, giving you more time to explore all this spectacular region has to offer.
You can find various private companies and local taxis in Victoria Falls. Most local taxi drivers will negotiate fixed rates to different destinations, and you’ll secure a set fare if you book with a taxi company. For a reliable, competitively priced service, you could always book a private transfer with Welcome.
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Cost of a taxi in Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls taxi prices are typically negotiated with the driver. Some local taxis have taximeters, but most won’t use these as they are not regulated. Nevertheless, local taxi drivers and companies will offer an amount based on your specific destination. So just make sure to negotiate the price down as much as you can.
Here are some indicative fares to various destinations:
Rides around Victoria Falls Town – $5-$10 (€4.75-€9.50)
Victoria Falls Airport to Vic Falls Town – $30 (€28)
Victoria Falls Airport to Stanley and Livingstone – $30 (€28)
Victoria Falls Airport to Imbabala/Kazungula – $100 (€28)
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How to get a taxi in Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is quite a small place, so you won’t see heaps of taxis cruising the streets like in other destinations. Taxis in Zimbabwe, private or local, must display their licence clearly on their vehicle. Most taxis in the area also have taxi company branding on the side doors.
With that being said, there are a couple of ways to find a taxi in Victoria Falls. You can get your hotel or lodge to arrange one for you, book one at a travel office, try to find one on the street, or call a local driver or taxi company.
If you want a trusted service and the peace of mind of 24/7 customer support, you can book your private Victoria Falls taxi in advance. Or, you can arrange a pickup with one of these top-rated local providers to secure a fixed fare:
LEE TAXIS Victoria Falls – +263 774 385 849
Victoria Falls handy taxis and transfers – +263 772 732 488 / via Whatsapp – +77 273 2488
Book in advance: How to book a private taxi in Victoria Falls with Welcome
Finding a taxi on the streets of Victoria Falls Town is pretty difficult, and waiting for a taxi to arrive can be time-consuming and frustrating.
With Welcome Pickups, you can pre-book your personalised Victoria Fall taxi through our app within 60 seconds. Not only that, but you’ll unlock trained, English-speaking drivers, competitive fixed prices and 24/7 customer support.
Welcome’s services don’t just end when we drop you off, you can take advantage of our travel extras such as private tours, local tips and and you can even order a local sim card – book with Welcome and treat yourself to a travel experience tailored to your needs.
Victoria Falls taxi tips
- Taxis in Victoria Falls can hold up to 4 people.
- Be careful to only hire licensed taxi drivers.
- The best way to secure a competitive fare is to book with a private transfer company.
- It is recommended to negotiate the taxi fare with the driver before starting your trip.
- Tipping in Victoria Falls is customary. You can tip your driver 10% of your final fare.
- Make sure to have cash and small change, as taxi drivers don’t typically have change for larger notes.
- Some taxis accept credit cards, but a good amount don’t. It’s good to carry some cash just in case.
- You can pay for services in Victoria Falls with U.S. dollars ($), Euros (€) or Zimbabwe dollars (ZWL). There is no extra charge for this.
Wheelchair-accessible taxis in Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls taxi services usually use standard vehicles that aren’t wheelchair compatible. If you’re in need of an accessible vehicle with a lift or ramp, you can ask your hotel lodge to arrange one for you or contact Breeze Africa Tours, a tour company providing wheelchair-accessible transfers. You can call or WhatsApp them on +263 719 633 220 / +263 772 633 220.
Victoria Falls taxi safety and complaints
For the most part, taxi services in Victoria Falls are inexpensive, easy to use, and the drivers are known to be very friendly. However, as always, some drivers may try to overcharge you.
If this occurs, you can ask how long the journey will take before getting in the taxi and check Maps to be sure. Nevertheless, if you experience any issues during your ride, simply ask for the receipt and note down the taxi registration number and the company name. You can then report any issues or complaints to the taxi company or the local police.