The epic Victoria falls, also known as ‘the smoke that thunders’
Victoria Falls is on the Zambezi River on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia whose breath-taking beauty is matched only by its popularity as a destination. The site is an awe-inspiring blend of grandeur and rugged natural beauty. The indigenous name “Mosi-oa-Tunya” translates to “the smoke that thunders”, which is fitting for the waterfall classified as the world’s largest sheet of falling water. The river plunges over a series of gorges in thundering torrents of water. Sheer basalt cliffs capped by mist-soaked jungles rise up from the clouds of mist, illuminated in bursts of rainbow colors by the sunshine. Above the falls, islands covered with riverine forests of rare trees dot the river.
For decades the southern Zimbabwean side of the falls were the most commonly visited. But for several years, visitors tended to visit the northern Zambian side at Livingstone due to the trouble in Zimbabwe. Recently we have more folks heading to the Zimbabwe side at Victoria Falls town partially due to the Yellow Fever requirements in place for Zambia. The southern side is known to have some of the best views of the falls.
Most visitors plan to spend two to three nights in the area to see the falls and partake in the many fun activities available like white water rafting, elephant safaris, village visits and curio shopping…to name a few.
Highlights in Victoria Falls
The amazing Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where you can enjoy game drives and nature hikes.
Take a cruise down the mighty Zambezi River aboard the beautiful Zambezi Queen
Helicopter flights out over the park and the falls offer outstanding views and a whole new perspective on the falls.