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Victoria Falls Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Victoria Falls Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

YFA Airport Overview

victoria falls airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Victoria Falls Airport.

What to Expect

Victoria Falls Airport (code: YFA) has a small terminal that handles several African routes. Amenities include two eateries, a few shops, including duty-free, and free WiFi.

Sleeping in Victoria Falls Airport

This airport closes nightly, from 6:00PM until 6:00AM, so overnight stays are not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

While there are no hotels directly at Victoria Falls Airport, it is just an approx. 20 minute drive to town.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Victoria Falls, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Dzimbahwe Executive Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Passes Makuwa Lounge 1 – Location: Airside, 2nd Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass  • Lounge membership programs.

Passes Makuwa Lounge 2Location: Airside, 2nd Floor.. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Victoria Falls Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at the Victoria Falls airport. Services are provided by Zimbabwe Online.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available, along with a limited variety of retail shops.

Food & Drinks – Cafe Espresso and The Whitewaters Pub & Grill are available. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Location: Departures area. Rates: Unknown.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 6:00AM – 6:00PM, but it may be opened outside these hours to accommodate flight schedules.

Airlines

Victoria Falls airport is served by the following airlines: Airlink • Air Namibia • Air Zimbabwe • British Airways • Ethiopian Airlines • Fastjet Zimbabwe • Kenya Airways • South African Airways.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rental companies are available onsite including Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz.

Hotel Shuttles

Some area hotels provide airport shuttle service for a fee: The Kingdom at Victoria Falls.  See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2022-10-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.