There is something quintessentially African about a Victoria Falls safari holiday. Visit this iconic destination and fill your days with big game safaris, adventure activities and thrilling wildlife interactions, all of which centre around the main attraction: the Zambezi River and its dramatic waterfall. In full flood, Victoria Falls throws up billowing clouds of soaking mist that give this world wonder its local name - Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke That Thunders”.
The largest uninterrupted sheet of falling water in the world, unspoilt Victoria Falls sits on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. On the Zimbabwe side, paths wind in and out of dripping rainforest to reveal extensive views of the Main Falls, while across in Zambia the Knife-Edge Bridge takes you exceptionally close to the cascading water and a steep footpath leads to the Boiling Pot - a huge whirlpool at the base of the falls. Both sides are well worth a visit and it’s relatively easy to travel between the two on your Victoria Falls holiday.
For sensory impact, Victoria Falls in full flood is hard to beat. But even if you don’t travel at the best time to visit the falls, there is always plenty to do. Take to the skies on a scenic flight you'll never forget; explore the African bush on an elephant-back safari; experience the thrill of walking with lion cubs or take things easy with a sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi River complete with snorting hippos and gin and tonics.
Victoria Falls accommodation sits within walking distance of the falls on both sides of the river, and ranges from family-friendly resorts to colonial-style hotels where white-gloved waiters serve high tea on manicured lawns. Further upstream, romantic river cottages and luxurious chalets lie tucked away under shady trees on Zambia’s side of the Zambezi – perfect for a Victoria Falls honeymoon.
Victoria Falls is positioned at the heart of the Southern African safari experience and combines easily with incredible wildlife destinations such as Botswana's Chobe National Park and Zambia's Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa. Browse our range of popular itineraries for inspiration or contact one of our Africa Safari Experts for a tailor-made Victoria Falls safari holiday.
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