Victoria Falls

About Victoria Falls

One of the natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls truly are a remarkable sight.  At over 1.5 kilometres wide and over 100 metres tall, this is the largest falling curtain of water in the world. Not only does it provide spectacular views but the thunderous sound of up to half a million cubic metres of water a minute plunging over the edge and the soaking spray, makes this quite an experience.  

A tour of the Falls is a must and takes you on a walk through the rainforest created by the permanently wet conditions from the spray and shows vistas from the many viewpoints on top of the gorge created by the Zambezi over the millennia. A popular excursion is a helicopter trip to view the falls from above while enjoying a river cruise while sipping a cold drink and listening to the hippos is a wonderful way to end your day.  For those looking for something to get the heart racing, there is a huge range of activities from white water rafting, jet boating, bungee jumping and gorge swinging; while more sedate tours of the bridge, boat tours on the upper Zambezi River and short steam train trips are also thoroughly enjoyable.

Victoria Falls is very well connected by plane, road and even rail on the luxurious Rovos Rail so whether you are on safari in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia or Zimbabwe or spending time in South Africa, you can easily include a visit to this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site.


  • Take a tour of the Falls with to see the vastness of the water as the Zambezi plummets down into the Batoka Gorge
  • Enjoy a Helicopter flight over the Falls to see the view from a birds-eye perspective
  • Discover the colonial charm at the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel and enjoy a traditional High Tea
  • Explore the Zambezi on a sunset dinner cruise with game viewing of the surrounding National Park from the boat
  • A variety of adventure activities are on offer from White Water Rafting the Zambezi, to bungee jumping, gorge swings and elephant interaction. 
  • Visit the Big Tree - a large baobab tree near the Falls which has withstood the test of time and is 16 metres in diameter and 20 metres tall.


  • The Zambezi National Park and Victoria Falls National Park combined are home to a variety of mammals including the Big Five, hippos, elephants, crocodiles, antelope and zebra.
  • There are also many different bird species in the area.
  • Victoria Falls town is situated within the Victoria Falls National Park giving the outlaying lodges and hotels direct access to waterholes to view animals in their natural habitat.


Victoria Falls experiences a good climate throughout the year

  • April to June - high water with the falls at their thunderous peak
  • July to March - lower water but still a great time to visit

In The Know

    • Get a uni-visa on arrival that allows you to visit both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides of the falls
    • Helicopter trips over the falls are very popular so book in advance to avoid disappointment
    • The most exciting time for white water rafting is in low water from approximately mid-July to mid-February
    • On full moon and a day either side during high water you can take a tour of the falls at night to witness the lunar rainbow

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