1. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Victoria Falls is by definition the largest waterfall in the world. The locals know it as Mosi-Oa-Tunya, and this means “the smoke that thunders”. The immense volume of water that the waterfall dispenses every single day is incredible. Approximately 625 million litres of water ﬂow over the falls every minute, in peak flow. Witness Mother Nature’s incredible feat to combine pure power and beauty in one feature.
2. Fabulous accommodation both on the Zimbabwean and Zambian side.
The accommodation around the Victoria Falls is the definition of luxury. Sweeping vistas of the Zambezi River or valley gorge and five-star luxurious accommodation and facilities you will be looked after like royalty. Click on the links below to see some of the amazing hotels.
– Thorntree River Lodge
– Victoria Falls River Lodge
– Victoria Falls Island Lodge
– Royal Chundu River Lodge
– Victoria Falls Hotel
– Sussi & Chuma
3. Get the adrenaline pumping with a variety of adventure-packed activities.
If you love adventure and getting the adrenaline pumping then the Victoria Falls area is the place for you. Swim on the edge of the Victoria falls in the Devil’s or Angel’s pool located right at the lip of the falls, experience the rush of swimming in the pool as the water rushes past you before plummeting over the edge.White-water rafting will get the heart rate going as you adventure down the rapids of the Zambezi at the bottom of the falls.
If water is not for you, why not bungee jump off the bridge. Get a view that only a few experience as you hurtle towards the river safely attached to the bungee cord.
If these are all too much try rafting in the river above the falls and witness the incredible wildlife from the water.
Enjoy Victora Falls/ the smoke that thunders from above with a glorious heli-flip. The Flight of Angels is probably the most popular helicopter flight in Vic Falls; only once you are airborne you can truly appreciate the magnitude of the falls.
4. More game viewing opportunities.
Did you not get enough game viewing during your safari in South Africa or Botswana? Enjoy viewing the Big 5 again (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard) in the Mosy oa Tunya National park. Combine the splendor of the falls with wildlife sighting from the river on a boat or landbased in a guided vehicle.
5. Witness the power of Victoria Falls up close.
Take a walk through the national park and observe the majesty of Victoria falls in all its glory. You can truly experience the smoke that thunders by getting drenched in the “smoke” as you get as close as possible to the falls. Be sure to visit the falls from both the Zambian and Zimbabwean side, a spectacle for the senses.
(Peak season: December – May)
6. Easy access with direct flights from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger, Nairobi, Windhoek.
It is now easier than ever to get to the falls with direct flights to Victoria Falls. A thirty-minute comfortable ride from the airport and you will be sipping G&T’s at one of the top lodges and hotels in the area. If you want to skip the road transfer, hop onto a helicopter and directly to the Royal Chundu where you will be welcomed with bubbly and the best Zambian hospitality.
D-SIDE INSIDER TIP: Feel like a local at ZAMBEZI HOUSE, my new favorite Bar, and Canteen on the river!