On the Zambezi River lies the famous Victoria Falls, indigenously known as Mosi-Oa-Tunya (Smoke that Thunders). With a width of 1,708 metres (5,604ft) and a height of 108 metres (354ft) the spectacular cascade is considered the largest stretch of falling water in the world and among the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. The Zambezi forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and the Falls can be viewed from either bank and country.
Beautiful and bellowing, simply seeing the Victoria Falls is enough to make a trip to this corner of Zimbabwe. One of the seven wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is a majestic sight to behold. Water plummets over this immense clifftop exploding onto the valley below, causing misty reflections, hazy rainbows and dramatic views into this chasm of thundering magnificence. Victoria falls is an essential part of any trip to Southern Africa and awe inspiring for every type of traveller.
Enjoy Victoria Falls from your hotel room balcony, a boutique lodge, or experience the valley below on a white-water raft, or on a bungee jump or gorge swing. Sunset boat rides upstream on the Zambezi river are a serene way to end the day’s adventure, and you can even have a floating candlelit dinner on the water.
David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European to have viewed the Falls. He named them Victoria Falls in honour of his Queen. In turn Queen Victoria named the island from where Livingstone first viewed the falls Livingstone Island. A trip around the falls with a knowledgeable local guide can be both insightful and educational.
Zimbabwe offers off the beaten track adventure, with some of the very best wildlife viewing in Africa and for an unbeatable price. The parks are never-ending canvases of surprising, lively wilderness, and the way in which Zimbabwe can be explored is second to none with the very best guides on the continent and world-class walking safaris. The mighty and impressive Victoria Falls is a must-see on any Zimbabwe holiday and a real highlight of Southern Africa.
Zimbabwe offers off the beaten track adventure, with some of the very best wildlife viewing in Africa and for an unbeatable price.
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