Backpacking travel is an adventurous and fun way to explore Africa on a budget, thousands of tourists have been visiting the Victoria Falls from all corners of the globe and backpacking is one of the best ways to enjoy your holiday in our beautiful city.

Choosing from 3 countries that are close to the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls City), Zambia (Livingstone City) and Botswana (Kasane) here are some of the popular backpackers accommodations near the Victoria Falls that are currently operational:

Jollyboys Backpackers (Livingstone Zambia)

Zambia’s original backpacker! Jollyboys is the quintessential backpackers lodge and has been catering to budget travelers since 1995. Their friendly and helpful staff are well versed in up-to-the-minute travel information and regulations throughout Southern Africa. Jollyboys have recently established ‘Responsible Tourism’ initiatives such as worm farms for food waste, solar power, reduced water use and waste by up-cycling as well as supporting local social enterprise organizations.

Property amenities include Free parking, Free internet, Pool Bar / lounge, Bicycle rental, Airport transportation, BBQ facilities & Baggage storage.

Victoria Falls Backpackers (Victoria Falls City, Zimbabwe)

Their eye-catching accommodation is scattered across a luscious garden of which their swimming pool and fireplace form the centerpiece, providing a delightful setting for interacting with other travelers or to simply relax.

Property amenities include Free parking, Wifi, Pool Bar/ lounge, Bicycle rental, Canoeing, Airport transportation, Manicure & more.

Bananyana Backpackers Camp (Kazungula, Botswana)


Bananyana Backpackers is situated in Kazungula, Kasane Botswana. This venue is a “Backpackers” in the sense that it has been created with an understanding of people who choose to travel independently rather than pre-booking package tours.

Property amenities include Free parking Free Internet (WiFi), Pool, Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room, Billiards, Kids pool, Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly), Airport transportation & more.

Zinga Backpackers (Livingstone Zambia)

Zinga’s offers affordable accommodation (camping, dorms, privates) in a friendly and African atmosphere.

Property amenities include Free parking, Free Internet (WiFi), Pool Bar/ lounge,Golf course, Conference facilities, Banquet room, Concierge & more.

Mambo Backpackers Village (Victoria Falls City, Zimbabwe)

Located in the City of Victoria falls. Mambo Backpackers Village is close to all the main attractions, they offer affordable accommodation – from dorms to deluxe double en suite rooms – and a fun, friendly atmosphere.

Mambo Backpackers offers Free parking, Free Internet (WiFi), Pool, Free breakfast, Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly), Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ), Airport transportation, Laundry service, Air conditioning a Kitchenette & more.

Elephant Trail Guesthouse and Backpackers (Kasane, Botswana)

Elephant Trail Guesthouse and Backpackers is one of the best sellers in Kasane, because of its friendly and helpful staff. They offer different alternatives of accommodation (for different budgets and/or preferences): Double Air Conditioned Rooms Triple Air Conditioned Rooms Shared 4-Beds Female Dormitory (with Air Conditioning) Shared 4-Beds Mixed Dormitory (with Air Conditioning) Shared 2-Beds Mixed Dormitories (with Fan) They offer an outside complete kitchen for self catering and outside sitting area.

Property amenities include Free parking, Free Internet (WiFi), Bar/lounge, Bicycle rental, Golf course, Babysitting, Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly), Airport transportation and more.

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