Victoria Falls Area
Zimbabwe and Zambia
The mighty river Zambezi who separates the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia drops on a width of 1708 meters between 90 and 107 meters into a Gorge – this spectacular site is called Victoria Falls – the largest water curtain in the world!
The local people call the falls “Mosi-oa-tunya” which means the smoke that thunders. The spray normally rises to a height of 400 meters and can be seen from 50km away. In April occurs the maximum flow of water and in November the minimum.
On either side of the falls is a town – on the Zimbabwe side it is Victoria Falls and on the Zambian side Livingstone. The falls and surrounding area have been declared National Parks and a World Heritage Site. A great number of exciting activities are offered in and around both towns: river cruises, kayaking in the upstream part of the river, white river rafting in the downstream part, micro lighting with unforgettable views over the falls, horseback riding, fishing and of course experiencing the abundant wildlife on a safari in the various beautiful parks along the Zambezi.
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Zimbabwe: English, Shona and Ndebele
Zambia: English as national language and several indigenous languages
- Victoria Falls
- The mighty Zambezi River
- Wildlife safaris
- White water rafting
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Safari in the Victoria Falls Area
Most travelers fly to Victoria Falls (either to the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe or Livingstone in Zambia) mainly to see this mighty wonder of nature.
But the Falls are also a point of departure for great safaris.
We feature here some fine lodges close to the Falls.
Some of the safari lodges in this area are situated right on the Zambezi and have fantastic views of the river.
Guests have the option of experiencing up close both, land and water animals. You can do a classical land safari or go on a river cruise, a thrilling canoe safari or even fishing on the mighty Zambezi.