Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Victoria Falls
|January||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.|
|June||Most popular time to fly with an average 20% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$1,573||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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The cheapest airline ticket to Victoria Falls from the United States in the last 72 hours was $1,083 one-way, and $1,094 round-trip on the route from Washington to Victoria Falls. The most popular route is from Denver to Victoria Falls and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $3,238 round-trip.
Victoria Falls Airport is 11 miles from the center of Victoria Falls. View on Map.
Victoria Falls is served by Victoria Falls Airport, also commonly referred to as Victoria Falls. The airport code is VFA.
Zimbabwe has reopened its international airports.
Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued within 48 hours before departure.
Travelers arriving with a negative COVID-19 test performed within 48 hours of arrival may proceed to their homes where they must quarantine for 14 days.
Citizens and residents arriving without a negative COVID-19 test result or exhibit COVID-19 like symptoms on arrival will be directed at a holding facility to take a test which will cost USD 60 or quarantine in a government-approved facility for 14 days.
There are currently 7,694 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in ZW and 1,075 deaths as of Jan 26 2021
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Amazing crew"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "The flight was delayed and now one wanted to help in order to make my connecting flight in Johannesburg to Windhoek. I missed it with 5 minutes."
Pros: "The crews were great"
Cons: "Very small, old seats. TVs are old and small and very slow to operate."
Cons: "my tv didn’t work and after emailing multiple times, they still didn’t accommodate my vegan meal so I could barely eat."
Pros: "Only good things about this flight were the price and the fact that it’s direct from NYC to Johannesburg."
Cons: "The plane is very outdated, the seats were uncomfortable, the food was barely edible, and the movie selection was almost as outdated as the plane. There was one flight attendant who was extremely rude as well"
Pros: "Staff were friendly"
Cons: "Entertainment was terrible - kept breaking and sound was bad. Person behind me had Tourette’s and spoke and laughed and yelled all night. No sleep."
Pros: "It was a direct, non stop to Joburg."
Cons: "Pay extra for exit seat row but TV was not working and this is a 15 hours flight. Order vegetarian meal but did not got it. The boarding was very disorganized."
Pros: "Quick flight."
Cons: "Poor luggage handling."
Pros: "I survived"
Cons: "The seat The food, but that’s fine. We weren’t expecting The entertainment Less cattle treatment Sigh, this is going nowhere"
Pros: "Leg room, movie selection"
Cons: "The in-flight entertainment system was not working properly and it was quite challenging for my kids with whom I traveled."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "No air conditioning during a 2 hour delay on the runway. Two ladies fainted from the heat. The TVs did not work for most of the flight."
Cons: "My tv was not working during my trip there and back. For a long trip like this i think this is not acceptable"
Pros: "Relatively quick boarding."
Cons: "The crew didn’t ask a loud group to be considerate of other passengers, even when we asked twice. The movie selections were small and not good and overall the tv was limited for such a long flight."
Pros: "The sound on my seat and the one next to me not working. On my previous flight my TV was broken This is a long day time flight equipment needs to work"
Cons: "I had to go sit in another seat when I need an aisle as I have a very active bladder. I went back to my seat with no TV"
Pros: "Great spaced setting and the toilet clean and spacious"
Cons: "My entertainment center didn't work for the first 6 hours of the flight - along with virtually the entire plane. Then it worked but a lot of people's didn't, however it would skip 2-3 seconds every 5min or so."
Pros: "Food was fair"
Cons: "Seats too narrow .."
Pros: "overall I like the flight"
Cons: "Inflight was bad,technical issues very often"
Pros: "The crew were courteous"
Cons: "The flight was delayed leaving NYC (through no fault of SAA) and a lot of us were missing connections . There was no information provided to us on the plane on what to do once we disembarked (even if we were supposed to connect to another SAA flight). As a result, I spent (6!) hours at the airport in Jo-burg trying to locate my bag (my “Health” app clocked 3.5 from wasting all over the airport. While doing this, I was also hungry and thirsty. Food on the flight was inedible. As an example, for dinner I got cold orzo “salad” (meaning cold orzo with a couple of flecks of green bell pepper”, the main was pasta (again?!) with some red sauce; there was also a freezing cold bun and a cold cobbler of some sort. Breakfast was equally bad"
Pros: "The crew was generally very nice"
Cons: "The roll they served before breakfast was stale My tv screen was acting up until they rebooted the system There was no soap in the toilet Overall the planes are old"
Pros: "Crew was fine as usual. People are always welcoming and accommodating."
Cons: "I'm going to sound like the old joke, "The food here isn't what it used to be." "And neither are the portions!" It's a long-haul flight, though, so there ought to be more snacks and variety. I was in the front third of the economy cabin, and by the time they reached me they'd run out of 2 of the 3 choices, and the remaining one, a beef goulash, was probably 2 ounces of meat, plus fake mashed potatoes and frozen vegetables cooked to the usual imperfection. Another container had a side of orzo, probably 1.5 ounces, and there was a snack-sized Snickers. That was it until breakfast about 12 hours later on a flight that took off at 10:40 am local time."
Cons: "Webjet booked the tickets wrong and put 2 tickets into 1 persons name. We had to spend $1500 to buy a second ticket to the same flight because the travel agent was not willing to fix the issue in time for the flight take off. We went to the airport 3 hours early to make sure of no issues! And then we had to deal with almost missing the flight!!!"
Cons: "Dishonest and unhelpful airline"
Cons: "I enjoyed the flight thanks"
Cons: "Poor food. Poor service. Poor quality of entertainment service. Poor seating with restrictive seating."
Pros: "lots if space, so it was possible to sleep!"
Cons: "The ground staff was terrible !!!!!"
Pros: "Flight was great overall"
Cons: "The flight was slightly late and made me miss an expensive excursion I had to forfeit and unable to re-book. I missed the highlight of my trip."
Pros: "The crew was nice, were so easy to talk to and they were so hospitable."
Cons: "But I do not have appetite of boarding it again due to the rudeness that I was shown by those who were at the terminal 5. I was coming from Washington State. I boarded a flight from Washington to San Fransisco then from there to New York but none of these charged me the carry on bag. When I reached at New York they said your laws (south african airways) does not allow a person to have carry on bag and laptop bag. At this time I had already extra lagguage which I paid $200 and they told me to pay another $200 dollars for carry on bag. They were so rude to me they told me to leave the bag if I do not have money. I was stranded. I tried to tell them that I boarded two flight which they did not charge me. They said the flights has different laws. But when I was going to New York i used the same flight with carry on lagguge and my laptop bag. So I paid $400. When I entered the flight I was shocked to find that almost everyone had a carryon bag. I felt that they did that to me because I was black and they wanted to find advantage on me. I was so stressful because I had no where to go. I used Delta flight when i was coming to new york but I have never experienced this charges. Now international flight experiencing this horrible situation. . True paying $400 because I had carry on bag?? Am still stressful they took a lot to me. They did not gave me receipt. I asked them to give me receipt all what they were answering me was like "just go." I have never been in a such situation. That is why I said I do not have appetite of boarding South African airways again. Is it true that your laws doesn't allow people to have carryon luggage? If it is true why some customers had the carry on luggage?? my carry was small it was not 23 pounds. Am still feeling pain for what they did to me. I know the name of the woman who was rude. If you treat passengers like that, there will be no good. The complain customer."
Pros: "Safe journey"
Cons: "Screens and music did not work so no movies on 14 hour flight!! No dinner"
Pros: "Pleasant crew and entertainment"
Pros: "Good food, great crew good legroom, complimentary wine"
Pros: "We were so hot and they could do anything. They didn't even have ice, it was sad."
Pros: "Everything was fine, only the entertainment system was out for the first four hours of the flight Food was just okay - no snack was offered mid-flight."
Cons: "Entertainment system was not working for at least the first four hours of the flight"
Pros: "A340 is a great plane...nice ride. Food was better than average, in my opinion."
Cons: "Expected more of a branded South African experience. Felt very generic, though most flight attendants were courteous and attentive."
Cons: "Babies crying too much"
Pros: "Nothing... We were bounced because they oversold"
Cons: "Bounced. Told us nothing. Seemed impressed that they were paying for an off airport hotel for us. Gave us a minor voucher that expires in a year and is not transferable so worthless."
Pros: "The crew was courteous and overall the flight okay. The entertainment system was not working properly."
Cons: "The aircraft was very clean and the crew was very courteous."
Pros: "Landing in Joberg and getting off plane."
Cons: "Initial contact with flight attendent giving drinks was somewhat less than polite and did not improve notably over flight. She said she didn't have hot drinks, didn't have white wine and failed to offer choice of red wine but gave the shorter bottle when asked a second time. There was no ice either. This sounds rather petty on my part and I apologize for such. The real issue is I had a dickens of a time coaxing her to smile. Secondly. there was no video function beyond flight path for the entire flight. I live in a village in Zambezi and truly enjoy watching media on flights as I don't see much at home in Kanono and haven't figured out computer very well. The crew said they would reboot (?) the program but that didn't happen. There was no apology for contracted feature not being available, I sure wish I could have watched movies as I am not able to sleep in general."
Pros: "The service was excellent"
Cons: "The food was poor - relevant to other SAA flights. The boarding was ok, but take off was delayed by 2 hours."
Pros: "The Asian vegetarian meal was pretty good, for plane food."
Cons: "The crew was dismissive and rude and toward myself and my travel companion. At one point we compared the same crew member's behavior toward a business class passenger and it is evident the crew member did not think economy passengers worthy of minimal courtesy and respect. Someone had thrown up on the plane in a seat near us early on the flight and there was a terrible smell on account of the passenger not disposing of her air sickness bag. When we asked the crew for help in kindly reminding passengers to dispose of their airsickness bags, if used, they were very dismissive rather than helpful."
Pros: "Crew were friendly. Flight was smooth arrived on time. Nice selection of movies."
Cons: "Stingy with amount of meals snacks given was starving. You needed to ask for water at times it was not often given."
Cons: "I didn't like that SAA issued boarding passes only up to Durban instead of all the way including the Durban Cape Town leg of the trip."
Pros: "The crew was excellent, working very hard to make up for all the other problems. They were able to arrange a seat with an open seat next to it so I could sit diagonally and thus actually make it through the flight uninjured."
Cons: "I reserved extra legroom twice. They lost it twice without any notice. After printing the boarding pass and finding a middle, no-legroom seat assigned, customer service unconcernedly said that when you book through a third party, that sometimes just happens. I don't physically fit in a cramped regular seat, too tall. Getting a transfer pass printed in Johannesburg was a nightmare too, with three priority agents handling literally thirty requests in the time it took the regular agents to handle three. Also, the on-board video system was broken, with one screen in my row not working and two more with the vocal channel not working."
Cons: "The audio on my TV didn't work, it was very muffled. I understand that it was probably a technical problem, but for a 15-hour flight, I really would have liked to have been able to watch a movie!"
Pros: "your flight crews were very nice"
Cons: "seats to narrow, not enough leg room, plus aisle too narrow so people constantly bumping into me in my aisle seat"
Pros: "Religion movies"
Pros: "We got scammed out of the tickets from Justfly.com and Ethiopian Airlines turned us away without looking at our tickets. I am upset. Now I have to get more Covid Testing done and that will cost approx. $700 and new plane tickets. JustFly.com's customer service is misleading and deceiving. And they blocked my number."
Cons: "Background check your booking agencies and their agents."
Pros: "Amazing friendly crew. Spot on entertainment!!!"
Cons: "Toilet facilities could have been cleaner"
Cons: "Safely any time"
Cons: "First safety"
Cons: "Punctuality. Time is off the essence."
Pros: "The crew members were very accommodating and friendly. They do a wonderful job. When I told them that the power was not working in my seat and that I needed it for my CPAP (I call it my anti-snoring device), they arranged for me to move to another seat where the power worked for the CPAP. When the power did not work in the new seat for my laptop, they offered to let me charge it in a more powerful outlet near the galley."
Cons: "The power didn't work for my laptop. It did work for my CPAP device. Some of the seat control buttons were out of order."
Pros: "New airplane was comfortable and clean. Food was just okay."
Cons: "We had to transit in Addis (connecting from Dakar) and the whole experience of going through the Addis airport, getting the voucher for the hotel, and going to the hotel was horrible: it took forever going through immigration and getting a simple stamp on the voucher (the latter an unsafe experience and time consuming, with hundreds of people piled up to get those stamps from just two people, crashing again each other, with no order, no lines). Somewhat there has to be a better way to manage this and make the experience safer and more comfortable to everybody. For instance, just enforcing to stay in line and organizing the lines would have saved everybody a lot of time and effort."
Cons: "Chicken was undercooked. No power outlets."
Cons: "Airport Addis Ababa is chaos."
Pros: "Great crew!"
Pros: "It was perfect to me , im in so much pain spiritually and you guys makes me feel home."
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "The staff was nice and helpful"
Cons: "We were so extremely delayed"
Pros: "Very average experience."
Cons: "Very average experience."
Cons: "The orderliness during boarding needs more work"
Pros: "Loved the meals and the leg room"
Cons: "The entertainment could have been better but overall was not too bad"
Pros: "the flight"
Cons: "extra charge , unable to book meal"
Pros: "Flight time changed without notice. Delays in Medinah caused us to miss our connecting flight to Johannesburg. Really poor communication. No agents would take calls in Jeddah. Really terrible service. Would avoid using this airline at all cost. Not the first time I've been delayed by them"
Cons: "Flight time changed without notice. Delays in Medinah caused us to miss our connecting flight to Johannesburg. Really poor communication. No agents would take calls in Jeddah. Really terrible service. Would avoid using this airline at all cost. Not the first time I've been delayed by them"
Cons: "The entire flight was great!"
Pros: "I have only flown one better airline.....Emirates. The crew service was unbelievable. Wonderful experience. I have a new primary international travel carrier!"
Pros: "The customer service from crew members"
Cons: "The snacks"
Pros: "Cheap fare, no frills."
Cons: "Too hot, crew isn’t friendly (could be cultural difference), jam packed flight with tons of small children so was unlikely to ever be super pleasant."
Pros: "Crew members were friendly....."
Cons: "No entertainment"
Cons: "old, uncomfortable plane with no entertainment system. miserable experience"
Cons: "Airport facilities at Adis Ababa"
Pros: "Seats are delapidated and food is ok!"
Cons: "Crew were very good"
Cons: "I used ethiopian on my way back too they told me my bags will go all the way to my final destination and it did not my bags are now LOST!! Crew is not attentive Food was so bad! I ecpexted quality in all areas but not even close."
Pros: "The overall work ethics and the ease of boarding was awesome as well as time line, for hotel transfer due to layoff time was also excellent"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "Staff very friendly"
Cons: "Bathroom cleanliness"
Pros: "Spacious seats, attentive flight attendants"
Cons: "Bathrooms were messy and ran out of soap in one."
Pros: "The crew members are very friendly, always smiling and attentive."
Cons: "The entertainment system needs an upgrade. Touch screens unresponsive."
Cons: "Rude Staff"
Pros: "Comfortable, excellent service"
Cons: "Nothing - everything was fine."
Pros: "The flight attendants."
Cons: "The aircraft. Its an older and much used 777 200. Seats, bathrooms, etc have lots of mileage. Needs overhaul."
Cons: "Price. Ease of early checkin"
Cons: "Checkin luggage did not get loaded onto the connecting flights at addis ababa. Had to wait two days for the next flight from addis ababa to gaborone botswana to receive our luggage. The ethiopian air office in gaborne was helpful straighteningbout the situation. I would fly ethiopian air again."
Pros: "the air craft was very good and the comfort is good no complain..."
Cons: "i did'n't like some of the cabin crew the way they are ....and am very disappointed from kinshasa to my check in i did ask a lady about my bag, she told me i will get my bag to cape straight, and i did ask her two times about the bag, she keep saying the same thing i will get my bag to cape town, so until now i haven't find my bag yet, the number they gave me from the airport no body pic up the phone, so i don't know what i can i do to get my bag......if you can hep me in this mater please contact me on my email or on my cell number 0027 78 470 6195. thank you your best regards."
Cons: "Food can be improved."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Dirty bathrooms, mediocre entertainment."
Pros: "Prior seating options, friendly air hostess, and vegan meal options."
Cons: "Flight from U.S had frequent meals, flight to Ghana had a sandwich and meal, and the time in between the two was extremely long, after been up extremely early to depart. It would also be awesome to have Ethiopian meal option, like injere"
Pros: "Sleeping most of the way"
Pros: "Great service!"
Pros: "POLITE AND GENTLE CREWS. SERVICE WITH A SMILE. AIR FARE REASONABLE COMPARED TO OTHER AIRLINES"
Cons: "IF FARE IS CHEAP THAN THAT DOES NOT MEAN THE SERVICES SHOULD BE POOR"
Pros: "Great service! Friendly and on time!"
Cons: "A mother was put off the plane with her infant because she didn't carry a ticket. Was brought back on at some point we must have a heart no excuses"
Pros: "The service during the flight was perfect"
Pros: "Most things were fine"
Cons: "I don't like the 787 dreamlike at all: it is not built for pax like me who are taller than average. I can hardly remember an occasion when any of the cabin crew smiled."
Pros: "Boarding was okay and crew were friendly"
Cons: "extremely old airplane, mediocre food, almost non-existent in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "need more room in seats. It's impossible to sit next to someone without being on top of each other"
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Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Victoria Falls
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Victoria Falls
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