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Victoria Falls Waterfall

Last updated: 16 March, 2024

Straddling the border of Zambia & Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is the world’s largest sheet of falling water – an incredible spectacle that sees the entire 1.7km span of the great Zambezi River tumble off a vertical ridge, sending clouds of mist into the surrounding forest.

First ‘discovered’ by David Livingstone in 1855, Victoria Falls – at a whopping 108m high – it is one of the largest waterfalls on the planet.

From the raw power of summer floods to the delicate cataracts of the dry season, it’s impossible not to be awed and humbled by Mosi-Oa-Tunya, the ‘smoke that thunders’.

Logistics

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 4+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

You can admire the Falls from either from either Zimbabwe or Zambia, independently or with a guided tour.

Zambia offers the spectacular Knife Edge Bridge, and the best views of the Eastern Cataract and Boiling Pot, while the Zimbabwean side has the benefit of year-round water.

The rainforest paths on the Zimbabwean side are especially attractive. Guided tours add depth and context to your visit, while night tours are offered at full moon to admire spectacular ‘moonbows’ – a glowing, night-time rainbow.

The Lookout Café offers beautiful views of the Batoka Gorge from the spacious terrace.

When to do it

The Falls are most majestic when the Zambezi is flooding (March-May). Between September and November, the Zambian side can dry out to a trickle. The Zimbabwe-side runs all year.

Who to go with: organised tours

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Guided Tour of the Falls

  • Victoria Falls

Enjoy a good two hour tour in the rain forest ,the Victoria Falls National Park - spectacular views of the famous waterfall in world. In fact , one of the seven wonders of the Falls with a non stop spray from the cataracts - awesome breeze.The Victoria Falls tour. Guests are picked up from hotel or lodge of accommodation in an air conditioned tours vehicle with mineral chilled water.. A short drive from lodge to the entrance of the Falls.Raincoats and umbrellas are provided on tour on hire or bring your own.It is soaking in he Rainforest kindly bring water proof cameras and an extra plastic bag to hide your gadgets from showers. 16 spectacular view points on head on view from Zimbabwean side with 1,7 km wide main waterfall marked as the longest ever in the world. The most photographed view in the Victoria Falls too. A shopping trip can be adjoined after the tour as we drive back to the lodge via the Big tree , some extra touch of the tour.

Price $25

Min age 0

Rating 4.7 / 5 [50 ratings]

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Victoria Falls Walking Tour

  • Victoria Falls

Explore Victoria Falls on a 2-hour walking tour in the morning or afternoon, and discover one of the world’s most magnificent waterfalls, a site that is listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. With a local guide, visit an ancient baobab called 'The Big Tree,' and then walk along the rugged rainforest trails that surround the falls. Admire the colorful flora and fauna of the rainforest as well as the craggy gorges of the Zambezi River while learning about Victoria Falls’ fascinating history.

Price $80

Min age 0

Rating 4.18 / 5 [16 ratings]

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Sunset Cruise & Guided Falls Tour Combo

  • Victoria Falls

A sundowner Cruise with a Guided Tour of the combination. A tour that will begin on day arrival with a Sunset Cruise chill on the Zambezi river for 3 hours viewing nature fauna and flora , wildlife eg Elephants and Hippos in the river. On board beverages will be served inclusively with snacks and other refreshing cocktails. Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks are served on board inclusively in the package. Adjoined by a Guided Tour of Falls in the on the following day , a tour inside the Rain forest the park is named.View the David Livingstone statue and walk along the water fall on an head on view giving all best feel of the Falls. A 1km 700 meters waterfall length marks such of an experience never tested before or ever. This tour combination builds the must of 2 activities that marks of a main reason on will want to visit Victoria Falls , to enjoy the Zambezi a river , the Victoria Falls and Wildlife.

Price $110

Min age 0

Rating 4.85 / 5 [7 ratings]

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