Travel to one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World
The Victoria Falls makes a great holiday destination with many travellers visiting not just for the Waterfall, but also for the incredible activities. The Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At its peak flow around June, a mile-wide chasm 100m straight down is filled with the roar of water falling at a rate of 3,000 tonnes per second.
David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, was the first European to view the Victoria Falls — which he did from what is now known as 'Livingstone Island' in Zambia, the only land accessible in the middle of the falls. David Livingstone gave the falls the name 'Victoria Falls' in honour of his Queen, but the indigenous name of 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' — literally meaning the 'Smoke that Thunders' — is also recognised on The World Heritage List.
While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is the largest. This claim is based on a width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft), forming the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
Forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, there are two sides of Victoria Falls to visit and both are well worth it.
Read our Victoria Falls Facts and Info section for help deciding when to visit and which side of the falls might be better for you. The Victoria Falls is a safe and spectacular holiday destination and can easily be combined with a Big 5 Safari or beach holiday. There are some excellent safari lodges on both sides of the Vic Falls such as Sanctuary Sussi and Chuma Lodge, Tongabezi Safari Lodge, Chuma House and Matetsi Lodge. From these great lodges, you'll be able to visit Chobe National Park and/or the Victoria Falls National Park as well, of course, as the Victoria Falls themselves.
Watch our Victoria Falls Activities video for a taste of just a few of the fun activities you can get up to at the Victoria Falls.
Having personally visited the hotels and lodges in the Victoria Falls area, our consultants are here to give you expert, first hand advice on how to optimise your time at Victoria Falls.
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- "You were right, it was the trip of a lifetime. We had such a good time, we will be coming back." - Phil & Cathy, Aus
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