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 VICTORIA FALLS

  The magnificent Victoria falls from the air The relentless power of the Zambezi as it tumbles over Victoria falls A fine mist is created when the water hits the bottom of the Victoria Falls gorge Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
 
Victoria Falls has to be on every African's Top 10 list of things to do before they die. The sheer marvel of the Falls cannot be adequately described. The Zambezi River pours over the cliff face at over a million litres a second and the resulting “smoke” has resulted in the local name of Mosi oa Tunya or the Smoke that Thunders. 


The small town of Victoria Falls is quaint, clean and safe. The locals are very friendly and almost everywhere is walk-able making this a brilliant place to come on holiday.
Tourists were a bit lean on the ground for a number of years but with the new political dispensation things are looking up. The number of tourists are rising but it has a way to go before it's in anyway full or crowded.

In high water (March to June-ish) a huge amount of water pours over the edge creating a breath taking spectacle of swirling mist, raw power and natural beauty.
In low water months (late August to December-ish, rainfall levels dependent) the Falls can be dry on the Zambian side of the Falls, whereas the Zimbabwe side nearly always has decent amounts of water running over it.

 

 ACCOMMODATION IN VICTORIA FALLS

The Kingdom and its sister hotel, The Victoria Falls Hotel, as well as the Ilala Lodge are within walking distance. If your personal choice preference is for less people and more personal attention, then try a lodge like Imbabala or the Stanley and Livingstone that are out of town in a bushy safari environment. If you want self catering accommodation in Victoria Falls then Old Ursula or Lokhatula Lodge are equally great value for money.

We offer a variety of  Zimbabwe holidays specials and longer Zimbabwe safaris.
 

 WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN VICTORIA FALLS?

In a word - loads. Almost any adrenalin urge can be catered to in Victoria Falls. White river rafting, gorge swings, bungy, foofy slides over the gorge - its all here. In addition a number of more sedate activities have crept in - Elephant back safaris, lion encounters and the ever popular Zambezi sundowner cruise are very popular with young and old(er) folk alike. If you want to see some wildlife, Chobe National Park Botswana is an easy one hour over-the border drive away. If you have a couple of days extra and want to go 'on safari' then give Hwange a try. The wildlife is fantastic and its much less crowded than Chobe.

 VICTORIA FALLS IN PHOTOGRAPHS

Image: Victoria Falls 6 June 2010 Image: Victoria Fallsand bridge, 6 June 2010