Straddling Zimbabwe and Zambia, Victoria Falls are the largest waterfall in the world and one of Africa’s most iconic sights. The Zimbabwean side of the Falls is home to the majority of viewpoints and has the bonus of water flowing year-round.
Lying along the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Victoria Falls formed the largest curtain of water in the world. When David Livingstone came across them in 1855 he declared; “scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. To this day, Mosi-oa-Tunya as they are known locally, are a magnet for visitors keen to gaze at their wonder.
As well as visiting Victoria Falls themselves, a few days spent in Victoria Falls town allows you to take advantage of the plethora of activities that are on offer. These are wide-ranging from adrenaline-fuelled escapades such as white water rafting, gorge swinging and a ‘flight of the angels’ in a helicopter over the Falls to taking afternoon tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel or spend the evening at The Boma for traditional dancing and Zimbabwean delicacies. There’s something for everyone – let our specialists guide you on the best activities on offer to make the most of your stay.
Accommodation on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls tends to be focused in the town in hotels and guesthouses just a short distance from the Falls. Alternatively there are a few lodges set on the river which have a wider range of activities on offer including boat cruises and canoeing, as well as a camp focused around elephant interaction.
A stay at Victoria Falls works well in combination with a safari elsewhere in Zimbabwe such as the nearby national park of Hwange, whilst Botswana is only an hour’s drive away and South Africa’s Kruger only a short flight.