GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH
Victoria Falls has an impressive list of
credentials; the widest curtain of falling water on
earth, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of only
seven natural wonders on the planet.
Victoria Falls is a spectacular waterfall, and
plunges into a 300ft gorge and spans the 1.5km width
of the Zambezi River. Victoria Falls is also
considered the adventure capital of Africa.
The Victoria Falls is undoubtedly the most famous
destination in Zimbabwe. With its central location
to Zambia, Namibia and Botswana, Victoria Falls
makes the perfect place to include in your African
safari. Victoria Falls makes a great spring from
which to explore Okavango and Chobe.
The mighty curtain of water that is Victoria
Falls, is known by the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya or
“Smoke that Thunders”.
These truly spectacular Falls were made known to the
outside world in 1855 by Scottish explorer
extraordinaire, David Livingstone while attempting
to find a route to the East Coast of the African
continent. Travelling south east from Luanda to
Sesheke, he encountered this spectacular waterfall
and renamed it the Victoria Falls after the British
Monarch, Queen Victoria. Livingstone was led to the
Falls by an indigenous tribe the Makalolo in a
Victoria Falls is an exciting year round
destination. Its situation in the northern part of
Southern Africa allows it to experiences mild
winters thus making it the ideal destination for all
Victoria Falls offers a wide choice of accommodation
ranging from river cottages on the banks of the
Zambezi, to safari lodges on private game reserves,
to large colonial-style resorts within sight of
Fall's huge plume of spray.