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AboutVictoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a small but vibrant town in western Zimbabwe and is fast becoming the main hub for air travel in the region, with an impressive new international airport. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls themselves, known by the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), is almost 2km wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world. Its spray can be seen rising into the air to a height of nearly 500m at full volume from up to 30 km away. Victoria Falls is known as the Adventure Capital of Africa, with several high wire and other adrenalin activities on offer.

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The majestic Victoria Falls
The magnificent Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls region

Victoria Falls
One of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls themselves, known by the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), is a sight for sore eyes.
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One of the most mythical places in Africa and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls forms the natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Falls are impressive because of the sheer power of the water, the safari parks nearby, and the adrenaline-boosting activities that can be done here. There are no waterfalls in the world that can match the size and majesty of Victoria Falls. UNESCO has therefore recognized this amazing natural phenomenon as a World Heritage Site. Many Africa travelers and nature lovers consider a visit to these falls an absolute must.

The Zambezi River, which is more than 2 kilometres wide, empties into Victoria Falls and flows through a series of basalt gorges. This spray creates a rainbow of colours that can be seen from more than 20 kilometres away.
The Falls are 915 metres above sea level and 1,708 metres wide. They are on average 100 metres deep. Per minute, 500 million litres of water falls. They are the largest curtain of falling water in the world. The waterfall zone has a riverine rainforest with mostly Mopane trees, and some teak and miombo trees.

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David Livingstone was the first European to see the Falls on November 17, 1855. He named them after England’s Queen Victoria to honour her, but the Lozi name of the falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya. Both names are still in use today.
The actual development of the area under English rule began around 1900, with the construction of the railroad. This part of the railroad was to be part of the “Cape to Cairo” railroad, but it was never completed. The Victoria Falls Hotel was located on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls and opened in 1904. This was the first-time tourists travelled to see the impressive Falls.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the waterfall depends on which side you plan to visit. It is worth noting that the Zimbabwean side has plenty of water available all year round, even at the end of the dry season. It is worth viewing the Falls from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian side as there is great contrasts, depending on time of year.


The Victoria Falls are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and it’s no wonder why. The Falls are truly a natural wonder, and there are plenty of activities to keep visitors entertained. Here are just a few of the things you can do when you visit Victoria Falls:

– One of the best ways to experience Victoria Falls is to take a walk on the wild side – literally! The Wild Side Walk is a 2 km long walking trail that takes you through some of the most scenically breath-taking parts of the Falls area. You’ll get up close and personal with nature, and you might even see some wildlife along the way.
– If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, there’s bungee jumping from bridges, white-water rafting downstream, and even abseiling in the Devil’s Pool (if you’re brave enough!). With so many exciting activities on offer, it’s no wonder adventurers flock to Victoria Falls.

Victoria Bridge can be visited when at Ilala Lodge

– While Victoria Falls is known for its adventure activities, it’s also a great place for families. There are plenty of child-friendly attractions in the area, such as the Vic Falls Waterfront and the Zambezi Explorer boat cruise. Plus, what child wouldn’t love getting up close and personal with one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls?
– A trip to a nearby village can give you a glimpse into the traditional culture and lifestyle. If you like, you can have a traditional meal with a local family as an activity. If you don’t want to do much hiking, you can take a guided bike tour for a half or the whole day. The bike tour will take you to some of the most beautiful parts of Victoria Falls, including a local village, the market, and the Victoria Falls Bridge.
– Those who want a more relaxed holiday can opt for a lunch or sunset cruise on the Zambezi River or a game drive or walking safari in the Victoria Falls Game Reserve.

Illala Lodge

If you want to stay near the Victoria Falls, consider the Ilala lodge. It is close enough to walk to the Falls. The rooms are spacious, and have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and satellite TV. From some rooms in the hotel, you can see the mist created by the falls. The restaurant offers a la carte breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We recommend the restaurant, especially in the evening when the piano is played.
Under the African stars while enjoying a snack and drink also listen to the overwhelming sound of the falls. There are also other restaurants and souvenir shops within walking distance. During the day, you can relax by the pool.

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