Victoria Falls - Travel to Africa's Safari and Adventure Capital
Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s most popular travel destinations, for
good reason. David Livingstone famously described the sights he
encountered at Victoria Falls as so wonderful, they must have been
gazed upon by angels in their flight. Victoria Falls or Vic Falls, as
it is often called, truly is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in
the world, set in the pristine African bush, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
What does Victoria Falls have to offer?
We absolutely loved every moment we had, and cannot wait to book another safari with Wild Wings again. In the meantime we will be recommending you to anyone who wants to experience the trip of a lifetime
— The Taubitz family, Australia
Victoria Falls – A Must-See Travel Destination for your Bucket List!
Victoria Falls is a popular safari destination, and has been
called the Adventure Capital of Africa. The area offers a wide variety
of accommodation, activities, day trips and sightseeing tours.
Activities include among other things guided tours of the falls,
helicopter and microlight flights, hikes and walks, game drives, river
rafting, canoeing, high wire and zipline, abseiling, arts and crafts
markets, boat cruises, elephant back safaris, walking with lions, and lots more.
Visit Vic Falls from the Zambian or Zimbabwean Side
Victoria Falls can be visited from the Zambian or Zimbabwean side.
The Zambian town is called Livingstone, and the Zimbabwean town is
called Victoria Falls. Both sides are safe to visit and offer
spectacular views of the falls, excellent tourism infrastructure and a
variety of lodges and hotels. Having said that, the Zimbabwean side definitely offers better views of the falls, especially during the low water months from October to December. A trip to Victoria Falls is most often
combined with other nearby safari destinations, for example the Chobe
National Park or Okavango Delta in Botswana, Kruger National Park in South
Africa, Hwange Game Reserve in Zimbabwe or Kafue National Park in
Zambia, to name just a few options.
Victoria Falls Accommodation
Victoria Falls accommodation options are plenty, and choosing the
right lodge or hotel for your stay can be daunting. Where to stay, what
to do, how long to stay for, how to get there and get around, those are
the questions we can answer for you. Wild Wings Safaris is a specialist
Southern African safari operator and longstanding member of SATSA (which includes bonding insurance). Allow our experienced tour consultants to help you
put together your dream trip to Africa. We do not add any booking fees
nor any credit card surcharge. In most cases you pay less by booking with us than if you book direct
with the individual lodge or hotel. Tell us what you have in mind, and
we will custom design your itinerary to your exact requirements. We
look forward to hearing from you!
Map of Victoria Falls
When visiting Victoria Falls you can stay on the:
Both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides of Victoria Falls offer plenty of comfortable accommodation options for various budgets and a plethora of adventure activities. In our personal experience, both sides are safe to visit and there is no good reason not to include this spectacular destination on your trip to Africa.
More about Victoria Falls
The mighty Victoria Fallls, shared by Zimbabwe and Zambia, is an awe-inspiring sight, as the widest sheet of falling water on earth. It is claimed to be the largest waterfall in the world, being 1,708 m (5,600 ft) wide and 108 m (360 ft) high. The thundering falls create an impressive spray of water as an average of 550,000 cubic metres of water plummet over the falls per minute.
Victoria Falls is classified as one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Victoria Falls is recognised as the adventure capital of Africa, offering a wide variety of adrenaline pumping activities, including riverboarding, white water rafting, bungee jumping, skydiving, microlight flying, helicopter flips and bridge swinging. Other activities include walking with lions, boat cruises, elephant back safaris and game viewing in one of the national parks in the area.
The Zambezi River’s annual flood season is from February to June, reaching its peak in April or May. The thundering Victoria Falls is at its biggest and most impressive at this time of year, with its spray reaching over 400 m (1,300 ft) and even higher. The dry season is however the best time to go to Victoria Falls for white water rafting and other water activities, and visibility through the spray is also better. Keep in mind that during low water season, especially in October and November, the falls on the Zambian side are just a trickle. The upside of the Zambian side is that it provides access to the famous Livingstone Island and Devil’s Pool on the edge of the falls. Livingstone Island is only accessible from the Zambian side during the low water months.