Explore Victoria Falls

There is a magic to the Victoria Falls and it is no wonder that it’s one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The Falls borders two towns/countries: Victoria Falls Town in Zimbabwe and Livingstone in Zambia. 

The Zimbabwean side is able to boast being able to see 70% of The Falls. Victoria Falls town appeals to travelers of all persuasions - whether its high tea at grand historic hotels or meeting young people from all over the world at backpacking lodges. The breathtaking vantage point to The Falls as well as the intimate charm of Victoria Falls town will appeal to all adventures at heart.

At its widest, the Falls are 1.7km across, with the drop height ranging around 100-110 meters into the Zambezi Gorge. An average of 550,000 cubic meters of water plummet over edge every minute. Few other of the worlds major waterfalls can be viewed so close on foot and virtually the entire width can be viewed face on as close as 60 meters, particularly on the Zimbabwean side.

Seasons

The Victoria Falls are spectacular throughout the year but the heaviest flow and volume of the spray occurs after rainy season, making it challenging to see The Falls in all her glory. The dry season, from August on, offers better views as well as the ever popular white-water rafting below in the Zambezi Gorge.

Victoria Falls Town and Livingston

The Victoria Falls borders two towns/countries: Victoria Falls Town in Zimbabwe and Livingston, Zambia. Each side is connected by The Victoria Falls Bridge which allows visitors to easily see both side of The Falls. The bridge itself gives a magnificent view both down the gorge on the one side and through to the falls on the other. The immense depth of the gorge can be fully appreciated from this point and combined with the sea green river below, the shiny black rock face and lush green foliage, the 360 degree view from the bridge is breathtaking.

Victoria Falls Town lies on the southern bank of the Zambezi River at the eastern end of The Falls themselves. Open to visitors throughout the year, the Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe protects the south and east bank of the Zambezi River. It covers 23.4 km² extending from the larger Zambezi National Park.

The Zimbabwean side is able to boast having the most exquisite and extensive views of the Falls. Through the Zimbabwean view points you are able to see 70% of The Falls. Through the Victoria Falls National Park there is a network of trails leading to 16 viewpoints, some of the most popular being “Danger Point” on the cliff edge and going down into the gorge is the “Chain Walk.”

Zambia and Zimbabwe

Historically the Zimbabwean side’s number of visitors has been much higher than the Zambian side. However, the number of tourists began to decline in the early 2000s due to political tensions. But there is nothing to worry about, it is completely safe and is beginning to boom like in the past. In recent years the economy has gone to the US Dollar, stablizing the economy and helping rebuild the area.

The Zimbabwean side appeals to travelers of all persuasions - whether its high tea at grand historic hotels or meeting young people from all over the world at backpacking lodges. The breathtaking vantage point to The Falls as well as the intimate charm of Victoria Falls town will appeal to all adventures at heart.