To sum up the beauty of Victoria Falls - The Zambezi River, which is the 4th largest in Africa’s, rises in the Woodlands of Zambia and travels for 2574km through Zambia, Angola, Zimbabwe and finally through Mozambique emptying into the Indian Ocean. For 500km it forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Together they share the most infamous point, the Victoria Falls. While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls is classified as the largest, based on its combined width of 1,708 metres and height of 108 metres resulting in the world's largest sheet of falling water. Known in the Tonga language as Mosi-oa-Tunya ( the Smoke that thunders) due to its eternal roar and ever present spray.
Not forgetting that the sheer vastness of the Zambezi River and its long course, is simply beautiful and is beyond tranquil- watching the daily life of its inhibitants and the locals living off the river, is most fascinating to watch and learn. Nothing is interrupted by modern technology
With a brand new airport up and running, business is booming into this delightful town. Adventure, being one of the big draw-cards. Over and above the essence of this African town, Victoria Falls, The Falls itself is the base for many activities, including world class white river rafting, jet boats, canoeing, horse riding, helicopter trips, micro-lights, trail runs, hiking, mountain biking and of course for the bravest, take a jump off the bridge - the second highest jump in the world – and freefall for 111 metres! Alternatively if you prefer to be a spectator, consider a cruise on a river safari boat, perhaps sipping a G&T while the setting sun gilds the river, the skyline burns orange, the elephants jostle for their place at the water’s edge, and the African bush comes alive with the night sounds. All tours and activities are professionally managed and arranged by our team in Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls has something for everyone no matter preference or budget, whether you backpacking at hostels or whether you want to stay in a glamorous 5 star lodge privately located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. This destination is becoming far more than just a 2 or 3 night stop. Time permitting it makes for a great itinerary to spend at least 2 to 3 days based in/or around town, exploring the Falls and tackling some of the adventures on hand as well as experiencing the local cuisines and getting to know the locals and their daily lives - than heading off to Zambezi National Park for a 3 night stay exploring the river and the reserve, making for a great combo package.