Victoria Falls is a waterfall in south central Africa in the Zambezi River between southeast Zambia and northwest Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls is one of the most popular destinations when tourists come to Africa during the wet season. Combining the Vic Falls with wildlife such as Chobe is a must. The worlds largest falls were discovered by David Livingstone in November 1855, where he viewed it on what is now known as Livingstone Island. He named it after Queen Victoria so one can expect British history, excellent cuisine with an African flavor.
While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls is classified as the largest, based on its combined width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft), resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water.
Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and the major waterfall on the Zambezi River in Africa. It is famous for being the largest waterfall in the world, in the wet season. The African people who live around the falls call it Mosi-oa-Tunya which means “smoke that thunders”.
The area can be explored on foot, river cruises, rafting and by road to various wildlife parks and other tourist attractions such as local markets.
Victoria Falls African Culture Face Painting at The Boma Place of Eating. Guides are available to take you through the village to get an insight into the traditional lifestyle of rural Africans. There is also a traditional village further away at Songwe, which offers the same experiences.
There are many places to eat on both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides of the river. Almost every hotel has a good restaurant, and some places come with an added experience such as drumming or traditional dancing.
A variety of accommodations are available in with houseboats and lodges topping the list as favourite places to stay. Hotels are excellent as well as guest homes and backpackers accommodation.
The most convenient way to get around is to have your hotel or lodge arrange transfers, or book a hotel within walking distance of the falls (there are a number of options in Vic Falls Village on the Zimbabwean side, and the Royal Livingstone and Zambian Sun are within ambling distance on the Zambian side).
Locally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (“The Smoke That Thunders”), this spectacle is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world. Renowned for its sheer magnificence and beauty, the falls is 1 708km wide and boasts 5 Million cubic metres of water per minute during the wet season.Share this tour