Victoria Falls is by far one of the most spectacular sight in Africa.
Also called the “Smoke that Thunders”, this unspoiled beauty is located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. This is where the Zambezi River turns into a torrent offering its visitors this huge curtain of falling water.
Whether you choose to stay in Zambia or in Zimbabwe, each side offers a magnificent view of the Falls. Zimbabwe has an overall view and Zambia has a close-up one. Don’t worry, you can easily cross the border with your multiple entry visa.
Visitors can find a wide range of lodges and hotels, many of them being right on the shore of the Zambezi River.
Exploring the Falls on a guided visit is a must! Once in Victoria Falls or Livingstone and for our intrepid travelers, there are so many other activities available on both sides of the Falls.
When the water is low, going on a kayak tour, on a white-water rafting excursion or even swimming safely in the famous natural Devil’s Pool at the edge of the drop are a few suggestions.
However, when the water is high, activities like helicopter tours or lunar rainbows spotting’s are best to be done when the water levels are high, and the Falls are thunderous.
In addition, don’t miss out on a sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi River. You will be astonished by the sky transformation and encounter the amazing wildlife of the area such as hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and numerous birds!
When to go
It’s a year-round destination and it’s usually combined with your safari. However, the best months to visit Victoria Falls are from February to May when the water is at its greatest volume.
Victoria Falls is a bit like the cherry on the cake of a safari holiday. It is easy to combine with Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta in Botswana or Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, and also with a safari in South Africa or a road-trip in Namibia.