Why visit the Victoria Falls?

A World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles and the stuff of legends, romance and myth.

Long before the Scottish missionary and explorer Dr. David Livingstone ‘discovered’ the Falls in 1855, the local Batonga people had named them Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’. Livingstone named them for his queen.

Today, the village rightly claims the title of Adrenaline Capital of Africa, home to a seemingly endless variety of adventure sports from bungee jumping to canoeing and white water rafting.

Why Visit?

  • Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: the Smoke that Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • The world’s largest waterfall, and one of the most spectacular sights of Southern Africa
  • World Heritage site and one of the seven natural wonders of the world
  • Considered one of the world greatest natural spectacles
  • Adrenaline Capital of Africa
  • Endless variety of adventure sports
  • Drift with the current and watch the life on the banks of the Zambezi slowly settle in for the night on a sunset cruise
  • Travel back in time and savour the elegant ritual of high tea at the beautiful Edwardian-style Victoria Falls Hotel


September – April
Min 14°C/58°F Max 38°C/86°F

May -August
Min 5°C/41°F Max 20°C/68°F


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