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.
“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.
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.
Victoria Falls offers a variety of activities for every traveller, be you the thrill seeker taking the bungee plunge towards the Zambezi, the traveller on a fact finding mission to understand the local flora and fauna, or the conservationist gaining insight into how to end poaching. Whatever brings you to the spectacular Victoria Falls – every visitor works up an appetite after a long day.
We found this great blog and had to share. There is so much more to Zimbabwe, than Victoria Falls…. More traditions, more heart-warming initiatives, more hidden gems and the list goes on. One of the most unknown success stories of Zimbabwe lies in the Gonarezhou National Park – where an agreement was formed to protect the wildlife from poaching, while enabling the locals to thrive & grow. This agreement was named the CAMPFIRE and has been rolled-out throughout Africa with much success. After its initial treaty, the national park has become one of the best wildlife safari destinations with all parts of the park (wildlife and tribes) thriving. Read more on the below link.
It’s confusing to some but Victoria Falls is the name of both a town and a waterfall (massive and famous) in Zimbabwe. Without a doubt, the Victoria Falls waterfall is the most famous & most popular attraction in Zimbabwe. For this reason, we are sharing 10 fascinating facts about this bucket-list destination:
The Zambezi River, whose water forms the stunning Victoria Falls, is the border between two countries: Zambia and Zimbabwe. When you travel to Victoria Falls it not only takes you to one of the most breath-taking waterfalls in the world, but also showcases you its natural wonders and ecosystem. Therefore, it is possible to explore the Victoria Falls from two different countries.
In 2013, Garth Jenman fulfilled a life-long dream to develop a luxury portfolio consisting of properties with an eco-philosophy, namely African Luxury Hideaways. Protecting the wilderness areas and wildlife is an integral part of our lodge operations. Our first lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange opened three years ago and is Zimbabwe’s first true eco lodge, offering guests an unforgettable experience.
At Victoriafalls.biz, we regularly get asked to make our recommendations as to which national parks a tourist should visit on a trip to Southern Africa. Thus we have decided to look at two of Southern Africa’s most popular game parks, Kruger National Park, based in Northern South Africa and Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest national park, in order to ascertain which is better for the average tourist. Here’s what we found.