ONE OF AFRICA'S GREATEST ATTRACTIONS
Situated right in the epicentre of Southern Africa is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of The World, Victoria Falls! Victoria Falls is a destination on the rise, with a large international airport connecting to various major hubs, an array of well established lodges, camps and hotels it makes it the perfect place to start or finish a safari.
Known locally as Mosi-o-a-Tunya “the smoke that thunders” it is the perfect destinations for families, couples, solo travellers and groups. Widely known as the adventure capital of Africa for its selection of adrenalin activities which can get your heart pumping. There is also an array of cultural and more sedate activities for the less adventurous travellers. Victoria Falls has become a very popular African holiday destination and its reputation of the worlds largest waterfall is due it being widest sheet of falling water on the planet. At over 1.6km wide the mighty Zambezi River flows over the falls and plunges over 100m into the gorge below. The spray creates a mist that can be seen from over 10km away in the high season and offers travellers incredible views.
The Victoria Falls is shared between Zambia and Zimbabwe and the falls can be viewed from both sides. If you are travelling to Africa, a visit to Victoria Falls is a must. The town of Victoria Falls has a lot going on with great restaurants and wildlife is regularly seen moving around the town.
ONE OF THE 7 NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD
AFRICAS ADVENTURE CAPITAL
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THE PERFECT DESTINATION FOR EVERY TRAVELLER
Time of year to travel
Victoria Falls is a year round destination. The amount of water going over the Victoria Falls varies greatly between high and low season. The Falls are at their peak in April and May which makes for an incredible experience to watch the Zambezi river falling 100m into the gorge below. There are many view points to see the falls from and it is a refreshing experience as the spray from the falls covers everything and sustains the surrounding rainforest.
The water that flows down the Zambezi River comes from the rains in the Zambia and the Angolan highlands months before they start to arrive sometime in February. Peaking in May, water starts to recede from June onwards with the bare rock becoming visible in September and by late November and December the falls are usually only flowing on the Zimbabwean side. Winter in Victoria falls is from May to July and it is mild and dry. By late September and early October the temperatures rise before the coming of the rains in November.
Victoria Falls is not called the Adventure Capital of Africa for nothing! It is a destination that has something for everyone. For those seeking some serious adventure, below the majestic falls the Zambezi River produces some of the best white water rapids the world has to offer making the 1 day white water rafting trip an epic experience. Test your fear of heights with a bungee jump or a gorge swing and then finish the day with a sunset cruise of the Zambezi River. There is some other great activities to offer those that wish to take it easy. Spend the day painting some fantastic scenery, or take a township tour and taste some of the local delicacies. The Dinner and Drum show at the Boma is always a hit for a fun night out. During the day, take a game drive or a guided walk into the Zambezi National Park or try your hand at some fishing. There is also a local golf course situated on the bank of the river which has a host of plains game wondering around. Rest assured you will not be longing for something to do as this amazing destination as something for everyone.
Amazing Places To Stay
Lodges and Accommodation
Victoria Falls Island Lodge
Sitting on its own private island, the Victoria Falls Island Lodge offers the ultimate in seclusion. Located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river and within the Zambezi National Park, this lush and bountiful island gives access to an area teeming with wildlife. The suites feature incredible panoramic views of the Zambezi river and its shoreline.
Victoria Falls River Lodge
Located in the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls River Lodge is a stunning private game lodge, just minutes away from the stunning Victoria Falls. The customer service standards at this lodge are impressive which compliments the luxurious accommodation.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge sits just 4km from the Victoria Falls Town. This location offers guests the unique feeling immersed in the African wilderness, with unspoiled and stunning views stretching to the horizon. This Lodge is the only hotel that truly faces the African sunset within the Victoria Falls region. The views from the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge deck are unsurpassed.
Sitting on a private concession, the Elephant Camp offers visitors spectacular views of the rising mist of the amazing Victoria Falls. The Elephant Camp offers an intimate luxury lodge experience with conservation at the heart of everything they do.
Our top tip
Seeing the Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side gives you more view points and opportunities to view the Falls. For a minimal fee hire an audio guide which gives the history of the falls in several different languages. Other than that, enjoy this incredible wonder of the world!