Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is an amazing wonder of nature that divides Zimbabwe and Zambia. The falls are 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) wide and 108 metres high (354 ft) and although it is not the world’s largest waterfall, it is the waterfall with largest falling sheet of water.

Now days around 300,000 people travel to Victoria Falls annually. Adventure and adrenaline seekers also get to add to their adventure by doing some of the popular activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting and swimming in Devil’s Pool.

The Devil’s Pool is a part of the water that allows swimmers to swim very close to the edge of the waterfall but because of an underwater rock wall does not push them over the edge.

Victoria Falls also attracts some wildlife with large numbers of elephants, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, antelope, monkeys and baboons. Also crocodiles and hippopotamus can be found in the rivers surrounding the falls. Rarely will a lion or other big cats be found here however.

There are plenty of activities to do here, lots of wildlife to see, the unique local market and of course the beauty of Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls Photo Gallery

Getting there

Victoria Falls divides two countries; Zimbabwe and Zambia so depending on the country you wish to visit will determine the way to get there.

Many tour operators will combine Victoria Falls with another safari, typically from South Africa or Namibia. Therefore you could combine both Kruger and Victoria Falls in the same safari tour and all the transport will be sorted out for you and your group.

To get to the Zambia side you will need to go to Livingstone. There are scheduled daily flights from Johannesburg in South Africa which would probably be the easiest for internationally connections. You could also catch a train to Livingstone from South Africa, either departing from Johannesburg or Pretoria.

To get to the Zimbabwe side you can either fly into the countries capital Harare which will have connections directly to Victoria Falls or alternatively leave from either Johannesburg or Windhoek in South Africa.

Typically Victoria Falls is great to visit any time of the year. If you want to see the falls in full force with huge amounts of water flowing through it then visit from February to May.

The flow of water does slow down at the end of the dry season, particularly in October and November and the daytime is long and very hot during these months.

Also during the dry season the Zambian side of Victoria Falls has been known to dry up and therefore if you do travel in this season I would recommend visiting the Zimbabwe side. In saying that however crossing the border is generally not a big deal and is normally a fairly quick process.

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