Victoria Falls is one of the world's most beautiful and romantic destinations. Designated a protected World Heritage Site, it is one of the few waterfalls in the world where one can witness up close the spectacular sight of over 550 million litres (145 million gallons) of water barrelling down a 2.5 km (1.5 mile) wide precipice.
The Victoria Falls are situated on the Zambezi River, which flows between Zimbabwe and Zambia, but Zimbabwe has always been the most popular access point. The force of the water sends a spray up into the air that can be seen from a 30 km (19 mile) distance. Due to its formation, excellent viewing of the Falls is possible from many angles, making for great photographic opportunities.
- Scenic walking trails that lead up and around the Falls
- The Flight of the Angels, a breathtaking bird's eye view over the Falls, is not to be missed
- Whitewater rafting on the mighty Zambezi
- A seemingly endless list of adventure activities: bungee jumping, microlighting, canoeing and much more
- Game viewing, birdwatching, excellent fishing
- Go for a dip in the Devil’s Swimming Pool, a naturally-formed pool near the edge of the Falls
Why Victoria Falls?
- A number of ancient ruined cities, like Great Zimbabwe, have survived from the Monomotapa Empire
- Hwange National Park has an enormous variety and density of game. It is especially known for its huge elephant herds and predator sightings
- Three other World Heritage Sites: Mana Pools National Park, the Great Zimbabwe Ruins and the Khame Ruins