The mighty Victoria Falls are formed by the meandering rapids of the Zambezi River that is mostly in Zimbabwe but a part of which snakes through Zambia. The Falls themselves straddle both countries. So the burning question on everyone’s lips is: which side is better? We’ve taken an in-depth look at the pros and cons of both sides.
The Victoria Falls are a wonder to behold, and the main attraction of Victoria Falls town. However, for travellers with a little extra time and a passion for new and unique activities there are a variety of options to choose from. From helicopter flips to painting in the bush and hands on conservation activities, read below to see how you can make the most of your Victoria Falls visit.
“It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in Africa”
The Victoria Falls – one of the seven natural wonders of the world that straddles the border between the city of Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Livingstone (Zambia). In 1855 the Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone was the first traveller to this place and named it in honour of his queen. When the Zambezi River becomes perhaps the most majestic waterfall in the world, you just can’t avert your gaze from it.
Travellers flock to the north-east corner of Zimbabwe to tick off their bucket list and view one of the World’s 7 Natural Wonders, the Victoria Falls. The famous falls are a wonder to behold and visitors can experience it by land, water and air. There are also a host of activities around the falls from bungee jumping to sunset cruises. Once travellers have exhausted their options they may want to explore the region further, here are 5 destinations to combine with a trip to Victoria Falls:
We found this great blog and had to share with you, all about one of our favourite tours… In this review they delve into everything – what’s included, what you can expect, where you will stay, how your transfers are organised…. Even down to what meals & drinks you can expect. It’s a great review of the tour and something you should definitely read if you are thinking of exploring Zimbabwe this year.
Zimbabwe’s majestic Victoria Falls is one of the world’s 7 Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site. While the breath-taking falls are neither the widest nor the highest in the world, when the river is in full flow it does form the largest cascading sheet of water. For millennia the falls existed undiscovered by anyone outside of Africa. The first European to see the famous falls was David Livingstone who loyally named them after his Queen Victoria although the locals use the name Mosi Oa Tunya, which means “the smoke that thunders”, referring to the crashing noise of the falls and the towering mist that rises above it.
Zimbabwe is a country blessed with great natural beauty, amazing safaris in protected game reserves, interesting historical sites, as well as mineral wealth. A journey here will take you through an incredibly diverse landscape, from lush forests and flaming Msasa trees, to laidback towns, rocky mountains and winding rivers up in the north.
Selecting the Top Five lodges in Chobe is no easy task. With so many great lodges and such diverse offerings, each one has that special something that makes it stand out. So please note that these Top Five lodges have been chosen because of the unique characteristics they offer, for instance, whether they offer a family experience or a private and remote experience.
Just wanted to send a quick update – what a wonderful honeymoon… From the moment we landed, we were treated like royalty. You all went above and beyond to make our experience something we will never forget. And we took your recommendation and had dinner at the Boma! Very yum, except that Mopani Worm we ate – but we did it so we could officially tick that off our list of strange things to try! Thank you. Perhaps we will be back for our anniversary.