Victoria Falls

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls have been described as the greatest curtain of falling water on the planet. Known locally as Mosi oa-Tunya ("the smoke that thunders"), you will never forget your first glimpse of Victoria Falls.

This magnificent spectacle occurs as the waters of the mighty Zambezi River plummet 108 metres in a single drop over a basalt cliff into the gorge below. Its height combines with its immense width of nearly two kilometres to make this Earth’s biggest waterfall.  The awesome power of the falling torrent – a million litres per second at the height of the rainy season – has carved out deep and dramatic gorges. A walk through Victoria Falls National Park’s rain forest delivers gobsmacking views and the novel experience of being rained upon from below as well as above, as the spray shoots upward from the chasm.

Wildlife and birdlife is plentiful on both banks of the Zambezi (watch in awe as elephants cross the river above the falls) and the bustling town of Victoria Falls is a friendly place filled with interesting crafts, cheerful coffee shops, festive pubs and restaurants.

Highlights In Victoria Falls

  • Take to the skies with a microlight flight or helicopter flip and experience the most breath-taking views over Victoria Falls
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the Victoria Falls National Park
  • Spot game (including crocodile, hippo and elephant) from an unforgettable river cruise
  • Adrenaline junkies can get their thrills bungee jumping off Victoria Falls Bridge, ziplining across the canyon, or rafting the rapids below