AMAZING WILDLIFE and STUNNING VICTORIA FALLS
Victoria Falls is a very popular African holiday destination and is known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World due to being the widest sheet of falling water on the planet. It’s over 1.5km wide and plunges more than 100 metres into the Zambezi Gorge. The thundering water creates a natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and the violet deluge launches water spray into the air. This spray can be seen many kilometres away.
This is known as adventure country: seeing the falls from an ultralight or helicopter, bungee jumping, experiencing the power of the rapids by white water rafting or canoeing the placid current in the lower reaches of the Zambezi River are all popular tourist past-times.
Wandering along the pathways of Victoria Falls National Park gives visitors some of the best views of this powerful curtain of water, especially when the water volume is lower (the best viewing times are September to December). For visitors who don’t need to have their heart jumping out of their chest from an adrenalin rush, the town markets can be enjoyed with a local guide or by enjoying a relaxing sunset cruise above the falls. Fishing and cultural tours are also highly recommended.
One of the 7 Wonders of the World
Heart-pumping adventures available like white water rafting and bungee jumping
Multiple excellent viewpoints of the stunning falls
Memorable Zambezi sunset cruises
The Victoria Falls region has something for everyone. For the people seeking adrenaline junkies, there are some of the wildest 1-day Whitewater rafting adventures in the world, plus a 111-metre-high heart-pumping bungee jump, as well as trilling gorge swings and zip wires, kayaking and much more.
For visitors seeking more sedate Victoria Falls activities river cruises, rich local arts and, crafts and cultural experiences and local game safaris are popular, as well as golf and fishing tours.
Time of year to travel
Bordered by the Zambezi National Park and Victoria Falls National Park, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (on the Zambia side) has an area which has remained buffered from the outside world thus creating a sustainable haven for flora and fauna. While the wildlife of Victoria Falls cannot compete with the larger wildlife sanctuaries of Zimbabwe or Southern Africa, visitors can view elephant, Cape buffalo, and eland with predators found as you go deeper into the parks. Fishing on the Zambezi River provides access to over 80 species of fish, although you will be competing with hippo and crocodiles. The water spray from the falls supports a unique small rainforest that is home to primates and small antelope that often race in and out of view.
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
The Kalahari is a superb way to start or finish your Safari. We recommend a minimum of 3 nights to experience this truly magical place. It offers a different experience to other parks within Botswana or the region. Try to sleep a night on a sleep out deck to experience the amazing star gazing opportunities and enjoy the wide open space that is the Kalahari!