Victoria Falls is a land of mystery and legend, with the local’s referring to the magnificent falls as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. A spectacular sight all year round, in high season it is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the word. The mighty spray can be seen from miles away, as more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge of the sheer basalt cliff face, falling over 100 meters into the gorge below. The mist and spray coats the air, and a lush rainforest surrounds the edge of the falls and parallel cliff face. A truly breath-taking sight to behold, these ancient falls form the border between the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia, with the towns of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Livingstone, Zambia neighboring one another. One of the tourist capitals of Africa, Victoria Falls is a hotspot for romantics and thrill seekers alike, with some world class safari excursions and unforgettable adrenaline activities on hand!
The town of Victoria Falls is a top safari destination, with fantastic game viewing opportunities in the surrounding areas. The falls is an attraction all year round, with the highest water seen between March and April. The falls will drop to their lowest point around October, after the dry winter months. November is the start of summer season, which see’s heavy rains and hot humid days. Some of the top attractions Victoria Falls has on offer is the aerial view of the falls– best seen at high water from a helicopter or micro light. White water rafting on the Zambezi boasts some of the biggest and best commercial rapids in the world! Bungee jumping is a first choice for adrenaline junkies, for the more relaxed traveller, there are plenty of soothing activities to enjoy. A classic safari excursion or river safari along the Zambezi is a favourite pastime, or enjoy a hands on elephant encounter at the nearby sanctuary. Spectacular sights and fine dining are common place, and this relaxed and enchanting region of the great natural wonder of Victoria Falls is sure to captivate. Greatest Africa are based in Cape Town, South Africa, and are on the ground Southern Africa travel specialists. Safari professionals with first hand knowledge and experience, let Greatest Africa provide the perfect itinerary for your unforgettable Victoria Falls experience!