One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls offers a breath-taking view and Zambezi river forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The local tribe people call it ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ which means ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. The mist generated from the falls and the thunderous roar can be heard/seen miles away.
The falls dropping distance varies from 90m and 107m into the Zambezi Gorge and on average 20,000 and 700,000 cubic meters of water plummet over the edge every minute down a vertical drop of approximately 100 meters. The length from Zambia to Zimbabwe is approximately 1708 meters.
Best Time to Visit
After the rain seasons, especially from the months of February to June, you will be able to see the world’s largest sheet of falling water flowing at its greatest volume. The water levels are low during the months of October and November hence there will be no mist the falls is less visited.
Victoria Falls Activities/Attractions
Gorge Swing – Test your courage at the ultimate adrenaline-filled adventure, the choice is yours abseil, gorge swing or fly on the high wire.
Fishing – With over 75 species in these waters, you can’t go wrong with a fishing excursion. This offers one of the exciting and challenging experiences for avid anglers. With over 75 species in these waters; you can’t go wrong with a fishing excursion on the Zambezi River.
Micro Lighting – Get the bird’s view in an open cockpit with the wind in your hair and sun on your face, letting the beauty of Victoria Falls come alive with a short microlight flight.
Swimming under the Victoria Falls – An exhilarating and memorable experience, swim in between the rock pools and below the falls.
Zambezi Rafting – Enjoy a half day/ full day Zambezi rafting tour into the deep-channeled river and marvel at the magnificent beauty of the Batoka gorge between some of the exciting and challenging rapids rafted anywhere on the planet.
Segway’s – Glide along laid out trails next to African bush observing giraffes, zebras and monkeys as well as rare plants and birdlife. Experience this magic by riding a Segway.
Cultural tours – Gain an appreciation of Africa’s future by understanding her past with a view of African culture through the lens of the environment that has shaped it. Get a glimpse of marimba market, chief Mukuni’s village the Livingstone museum to mention but a few.
Jet Boating – Raise your adrenaline levels as you fly over the water in a powerful Jet boat and shoot down the rapids below Victoria Falls at the incredible speed of about 100kms an hour.
Livingstone Reptile Park – Enthrall into African reptile world. This park is stocked with Africa’s Nile crocodile and a collection of indigenous snakes. Feed the crocodiles and get to see their true nature.
Walking Safaris – There is honestly no better way to experience Africa than on foot. A Victoria Falls walking safari through the wilderness is one of the best ways to feel close to nature and to re-tune your senses.
Canoeing – Take a ride on the wild side and experience the tranquility of Zambezi River above Victoria Falls.
Cheetah walk & Interaction – Have the privilege to walk a cheetah in the bush. Get detailed and comprehensive insight into the past lives of the majestic beautiful cats.
Elephant Ride & Interaction – Come to enjoy this amazing experience as you ride the elephants with your guide and get informed of these gentle giants. Interact with them at the end of the ride.
Quad Biking – Four-wheeled fun! Push the limits and feel the force as you explore rough terrain on the back of a quad bike.
White Water Rafting – Enjoy an exhilarating day rafting the mighty Zambezi River as you negotiate the Grade 5 rapids along the way. Your professional river guides will steer you on an unforgettable journey through the formidable rapids of the mighty Zambezi.
River Cruises – Fully inclusive morning, lunch and sunset cruises is offered here daily, treating passengers to sophisticated views of Zambezi River.
The Royal Livingstone Express – We take you back in history using beautiful steam locomotives and carriages. Experience the dinner excursion which includes a run along the “Cape to Cairo” mainline which then goes on to the Victoria Falls in time for sunset.
Helicopter Flights – Get the bird’s eye view of Victoria Falls and capture the full breadth of Victoria Falls, the islands and neighboring rainforests, spot wildlife as well as the beautiful scenery of the Batoka Gorge.
Horse Safaris – Explore hidden game paths, ride on to secret islands and follow game trails on hose back within the confines of a national park. For young riders; pony rides operate around the resort.
VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT
Victoria Falls International Airport (VFIA) is only 18km away from Victoria Falls. The renovation project was finalized in November 2015, now the airport has two terminal building and a VIP lounge.