Victoria Falls Travel Guide


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    From the late 1990s to the early 2000s, hundreds of thousands of tourists visited Victoria Falls to marvel at its majestic beauty. While today's statistics may not be at par with these figures, there are still a significant number of visitors to the world's largest waterfall each year. The country ...

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About Victoria Falls

From the late 1990s to the early 2000s, hundreds of thousands of tourists visited Victoria Falls to marvel at its majestic beauty. While today's statistics may not be at par with these figures, there are still a significant number of visitors to the world's largest waterfall each year. The country has long since recovered from the economic and political crises that drastically affected the tourism industry in the area. Then as now, a trip to the Zimbabwean side of the waterfall is relatively safe as long as travelers kept to the general tourist routes and took the usual precautions.

Must-See Attractions

Located between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Victoria Falls is known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, which translates roughly to ""the smoke that thunders."" While Niagara in North America may have the fastest flow rate and Iguazu Falls that lie between Argentina and Brazil may be the widest, this South African wonder of nature is touted to be the largest in the world based on its combined width and height. This UNESCO World Heritage site, however, isn't the only attraction in this area. The town of Victoria Falls also boasts of two national parks with diverse wildlife as well as around 40 to 90 species of freshwater fishes in the river above and below the waterfall.

Things to Do

Come around October until December at a time when the falls is in low flow. Visitors can ride a tram carriage down to the bridge and see Victoria Falls up close while learning all about its history. This is also the perfect opportunity for daredevils to try swimming in what's popularly known as the Devil's Pool - a small eddy of shallow water, situated close to the edge at the top of the waterfall. When the falls is in high flow, thick mists form around the gorge and tourists are often drenched after a short walk through the rainforest near the foot of the falls.

Other fun activities to do include joining a safari or wildlife tour, taking a helicopter ride, enjoying a sunset cruise, and drinking high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel while having a fantastic view of the bridge and gorge. You can buy postcards, jewelry, artwork, curios, t-shirts, wood and stone carvings, and many more from the souvenir shops behind the post office. For the adventurous one, try white water rafting and canoeing down the river or rappelling, abseiling, cable sliding, or bungee jumping into the gorge and climbing back out.

Annual Events

Local residents and tourists look forward to Falls Fest, which is celebrated at the end of the year. Many athletes and adventurers take part in the annual Victoria Falls marathon, Ironman competition, and mountain bike challenge in August. By the end of October, the area is packed once again because of the River Festival's annual kayaking competition.

Basic Visitor Info

You can ride a taxi or rent a car from the airport going into Victoria Falls. Within the town area, you may hop on a 19th-century tram from the hotel to the entrance of the falls and the bridge. By far, it's much cheaper and more eco-friendly to simply walk or ride a bike. Another option is to take day trips rather than stay overnight to keep your travel costs to a minimum.

Whatever discomfort and exhaustion you may feel after a long journey to Victoria Falls suddenly fade away once you see a rainbow appear out of the mist-covered gorge behind the raging waters. Surely, going to the falls is an experience you'll not easily forget!

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