Destination: Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Holidays
The largest waterfall in the world and a Unesco World Heritage Site. Victoria Falls is situated on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is also known as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, from its indigenous name Mosi-oa-Tuny ( The Smoke That Thunders) . The Falls are well connected to other destinations with direct flights to Cape Town, Johannesburg , Kruger and short road transfers to the Chobe National Park in Botswana.
Visitors to this area enjoy an excellent assortment of activities. If it’s high adrenaline you looking for, theres plenty to keep you busy. White water rafting here is the wildest in the world, with bungee jumping, canoeing, and gorge swinging not too far behind. Seasoned daredevils will relish a swim in the aptly titled Devil’s Pool, the pool right at the top of the Falls.
The national parks of Victoria Falls and Mosi-oa Tunya contain plenty of wildlife to spot on game drives and walking safaris in the area. Guests to Victoria Falls can enjoy river cruises, shopping expeditions to Victoria Falls town and excursions to the local villages to get to know the people.
Frequently Asked Questions
Victoria Falls is a year round destination. If you want to go during the best time to see the falls, high water is between the months of January and June with March/April being the peak. This is one of the best times to see the Falls from the air, as the spray is thick with amazing rainbows.
If you want to swim to Devil’s Pool, the pool is accessible during the drier months of the year, usually between August/September and December/January.
Summer is from around October to April and it gets quite hot – above 30°C in the day with warm nights.
Both sides of the falls have plenty of high quality accommodation options catering to all budgets and needs. The first thing to think about is ‘low water’ or ‘high water’. Low water is between August and January – this is when there is very little spray and you can really see the Falls’ formation. This is also when you are able to swim in Devil’s Pool, the thrilling experience of swimming in a rock pool right on the edge of the Falls, on the Livingstone side. During the very dry months, from mid-September to December, the Falls on the Zambian side dries up and this usually sways people to stay on the Zimbabwean side as it flows throughout the year.
We would suggest at least a 2 night stay with 2 day’s available for activities and sightseeing. Victoria Falls is very well connected with daily flights from Johannesburg, regular flights to the Kruger National Park and Cape Town and a short road transfer to the Chobe National Park in Botswana.
Victoria Falls is a low risk malaria area and precautions should be taken.
Where to stay in The Victoria Falls
Royal Livingstone Hotel
Perfectly located on the banks of the Zambezi River and with incredible views of the falls.
The River Club
Exclusive accommodation on the banks of the Zambezi River.
Combination Tours Including Vic Falls
A visit to Southern Africa Should defineletly include a visit to to the Falls.
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