FLY OVER THE FALLS

  THE VICTORIA FALLS

There is no feeling quite like standing in front a wall of thundering water so large it makes the ground beneath your feet shake. This is truly a magnificent wonder of nature that every holiday lover should experience at least once!The ...Read more

  WHY VISIT ZAMBIA SIDE OF THE VICTORIA FALLS?

Choosing which side to stay on is often the initial challenge for visitors. The good news is, no matter which side you stay on, you can easily cross the border to explore the entirety of the Falls. On the Zambia side, walk along the paved paths on the edge of the Falls ...Read more

  GETTING THERE

The Falls can be approached from the town of Livingstone by traveling south on Mosi-oa-Tunya Road for some 11 kilometers. Just before the border, there is a turning to the right which leads to a parking area. Walks all around the Falls are accessible from this point. If approaching from Zimbabwe, cross the border at the town of Victoria Falls and watch for the left turning just after the Zambian customs post....Read more

  WHEN TO VISIT THE VICTORIA FALLS

The Falls never seem the same twice, so try to visit several times, under different light conditions - including by moonlight, when the waters seem to blend into one smooth mass that appears frozen over the rocks. Different times of the year will provide completely different experiences when visiting the falls. Peak flood season is around March and April when the full power of the Falls can be experienced in all its glory. Due to the masses of spray rising from the fallen water, ...Read more

Water Rafting

WORLD'S BEST WATER RAFTING

DIFFERENT VIEW POINTS OF THE FALLS

Once you have entered the park, you will find a selection of clearly marked pathways taking you to different sections of the Victoria Falls, including viewpoints of the Victoria Falls bridge behind and Zambezi River below. The Knife's Edge bridge (pictured below) is a footbridge which spans a deep gorge and affords you access to the western most viewing point on the Zambian side. From this bridge, you can see the full view of the Eastern Cataract, except during the peak flow months when the spray obliterates the view completely. The Boiling Pot trail takes you on a steep descent into the Boiling Pot, and another path takes you upstream close to the edge of the Falls, looking onto the Zambezi River before it plummets over the edge and into the gorge. During the peak flow months of February, March, April and May, because the gorge is narrow and the paths are so close to the Falls, the incredible volumes of spray can obliterate the view. It is advisable during these months to also view the Falls from above either in a helicopter or a microlight.

devils pool

SWIMMING IN THE DEVIL'S POOL

 BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO VISIT VICTORIA FALLS - ZAMBIA

Sunrise is always a magical time to be up and about. At this time of day the light is beautiful and it will be very peaceful and quiet, however unlike the Zimbabwean side, because the the lay of the land and movement of the sun, you don't get to see the sun rising above the Falls, except for a short period, from certain angles, in June and July....Read more

 ACTIVITIES AROUND THE FALLS

Aside from the lure of the Victoria Falls themselves, there are numerous activities in the Livingstone area. Many visitors see little of the Zambian town itself, dividing their time between the Falls, about 20 minutes’ drive to the south, the adrenalin activities below the Falls, and the gentler stretches of the Zambezi River upstream, bordered by the tiny Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. ...Read more

  HISTORY OF LIVINGSTONE

In 1851, Livingstone first heard of the great waterfall, but it was only in 1855 that he set out to visit it. He spent the night on Kalai Island a few kilometers upstream of the Falls, having come down river by foot, and the next morning set off in a small canoe to approach the thundering smoke. He landed on the biggest island on the lip of the falls, now called Livingstone Island and from there obtained his first view of the Falls....Read more

 FORMATION

It is thought that earth movement in an earlier geological period diverted the south-easterly flowing upper Zambezi River to a general easterly direction and so initiated the development of a waterfall in an area occupied by a massive bed of basalt which is about 305 m thick. The basalt, ...Read more

THE DEVIL'S POOL - VICTORIA FALLS

When can I swim in Devil’s Pool?
Devil’s Pool is probably the most extreme infinity pool in the world. This natural rock pool sits at the very edge of Victoria Falls, only accessible when water levels are at their lowest, from about August to December. Given that a slippery rock barrier and your guide are the only things stopping you from going over the Falls, taking a dip here can turn into quite an adrenalin-filled experience. Steady yourself on the precipice, peeping down the 328ft / 100m gorge of water thundering down to the misty abyss below.
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10 REASONS WHY THE VICTORIA FALLS IS AFRICA'S GREATEST NATURAL WONDER


1. It’s the Largest Waterfall in the World
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 (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft), resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water. It’s roughly twice the height of North America’s Niagara Falls. In height and width, Victoria Falls is rivalled only by Argentina and Brazil’s Iguazu Falls.
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DOS AND DONTS

The Victoria Falls is essentially a safe place as long as you use your good judgement and don't break the rules or do anything silly..
There are wild animals in the Victoria Falls National Park, and that includes the rainforest. While there aren't any common predators, you may come across the more nervous species such as warthog and bushbuck, or the cheeky monkeys and baboons (hide your food!). Be sure to keep your distance and never feed the animals. Keep an eye out for snakes along the path as well but generally they are more scared of you than you are of them.
Stay on the designated paths at all times.
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