The Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world and one of Africa’s most iconic sights. Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘the smoke that thunders’ never fails to impress – it’s no surprise then that it is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. With activities galore, a stay here is an essential part of any Zambian holiday!
Victoria Falls were famously discovered in 1855 by the Scottish explorer David Livingstone who on first encounter exclaimed “scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”, and such wonderment continues to draw visitors. Shared between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is the highest waterfall in the world with a mile-long curtain formed as millions of cubic metres of water are forced down into a 100m deep gorge during peak flow season (from February-June).
One of the greatest attractions to spending a few days staying in Livingstone besides visiting the Falls themselves is the vast array of activities on offer from tranquil river cruises to scenic flights by helicopter or microlight. For adrenaline junkies, try out activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting and taking a dip in Devil’s Pool at Livingstone Island. There is plenty to suit every visitor – let our specialists guide you on the best activities on offer to make the most of your stay.
There is a range of accommodation to choose from ranging from larger hotels within soaking distance of the Falls to small and intimate lodges located upstream that tend to have a peaceful and relaxing setting with a number of activities included such as river cruises, canoeing and fishing. Regardless of where you choose to stay, you can be assured of a truly memorable visit to Victoria Falls.
With easy access and good logistical connections, a stay at Victoria Falls works perfectly in combination with a safari elsewhere in Zambia, in neighbouring Botswana a short drive away or just a short flight from South Africa’s Kruger National Park.