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Nov 25th, 2008, 07:02 AM
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Victoria Falls National Park safety?

Can anyone tell me how much hassle to expect if walking through Vic Falls National Park without a guide? My husband and I would much rather walk through alone, and we are fine dealing with a few enthusiastic salesmen, but is more serious crime something to worry about (relatively, of course)? Thanks.
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Nov 25th, 2008, 07:50 AM
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I was there last august, safety wasn't a problem at all. Inside the VFNP there is absolutely no problem, the entrance is USD20, so it's only tourists inside.
In the entrance to the park there are many insisting salesmen offering raincoats for rent, souvenirs, etc. But just say no and they leave you alone after a few minutes.
We walked from the Victoria Falls hotel to the NP and back, and again there were several touts but that was it. On our way back we were escorted by 2 members of the "tourist police" who offered to keep touts at a distance for a tip.
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Nov 25th, 2008, 07:56 AM
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We visited the National Park on the Zimbabwe side and had no problems in the Park, you have to pay to enter and we didn't see anyone local, just other tourists. We wandered around for a good 2 hours on our own (2 of us). Even walking around town we felt safe, we didn't get the impression that crime was a problem.
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Nov 25th, 2008, 08:22 AM
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Thanks for the advice!
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