Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

One of the most famous natural wonders in the world, Victoria Falls deserves its reputation. As the mighty Zambezi River flows through Zambia, it encounters a 300-foot drop creating the spectacular Victoria Falls. Between 550,000 and 5 million cubic meters of water flow over the falls every minute. Once it hits the bottom of the Zambezi Gorge, the river then forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe before flowing to the Indian Ocean. Surrounding the famous falls are a number of sights and activities worth a trip in itself.

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Zambian Side

More quiet and less developed, the Zambian side offers a closer but less scenic view of the falls. Base camp for Falls visitors in Zambia is Livingstone. Most activities covered below are also available in Zambia.

Zimbabwe Side

The base for visitors on the Zimbabwean side is Victoria Falls Town, a touristy but friendly place with plenty to see and buy. After taking in the beautiful falls, we recommend getting out of town and enjoying some of the fantastic activities available in the area.

Top activities include:

White Water Rafting
With names like “Devil’s Toilet Bowl” and “Gnashing Jaws of Death,” the rapids of the Zambezi below the falls are big, fast and furious enough to thrill any sane person. The views through the Zambezi Gorge are fantastic and its safer than you might think as the water is very, very deep. Downstream, the water flattens out and you can enjoy a relaxing ride while keeping an eye out for the chance to see hippos and crocs! Multi-day trips are available.

Canoeing & Kayaking
For a more placid experience on the river, consider a canoeing or kayaking trip. You’ll avoid the Zambezi’s more dangerous rapids, but still enjoy a bit of excitement and get the feel for the wildness of the water. You might see anything from river otters to elephants as you paddle.

Bungee Jumping
It’s a long way down from the Zambezi Bridge. This is reportedly the highest commercial bungee jump in the world. Enough said.

Game Viewing
Victoria Falls National Park and Matetsi Game Reserve are excellent places to see some wildlife if you’re in the area. Matetsi is definitely on the luxurious side.

Scenic Flights
Checking out the falls from the comfort of a small plane or helicopter isn’t for everyone, but the scenery is fantastic.

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