Most travellers visit Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side of the border and call it a day. Which is their loss: the Zambian experience of this UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site is underrated and by no means less rewarding. While only 25% of Victoria Falls lies in Zambia, travellers can have a similar experience – only from a different point of view.
Zambia looks out on to Victoria Falls’ Eastern Cataract where visitors are able to look right down the entire length of the Falls. In the drier seasons when water flow is at its lowest, you’ll have a chance to see the majestic rock face usually hidden under a rushing watery veil. While adrenaline-pumping activities are offered in both countries, Zambia has the advantage of being the only one to offer micro-light flights over the Falls as well as trips to Devil’s Pool (a natural “infinity pool” perched on the edge of Victoria Falls).
Tucked away in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, the Zambia side of Victoria Falls also allows you to have a healthy dose of game-viewing with your sight-seeing. Antelope, white rhino, hippos, and crocs abound and visitors will be treated to sights of them roaming around the Falls’ crags or otherwise spotted from the back of an elephant while taking part in the park’s popular elephant-back safaris.
- An exclusive view of Victoria Falls’ Eastern Cataract, which runs down the length of the Falls
- Home to the thrilling Devil’s Pool, a natural “infinity pool” perched on the edge of Victoria Falls
- A mecca for adrenaline junkies, with activities ranging from bungee-jumping to micro-light flights over the Falls
- Tucked away in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
- For an all-round experience, the Zimbabwean side of the Falls’ is easily accessible
“You can see the spray first, and hear the thunder next, third, you feel the mist and finally you see the water and the falls. And you know what makes this one of the wonders of the world.” - Lori Graham