Discover the best time to go and things to do in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World! The spectacular Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is the largest sheet of falling water on Earth, spanning nearly 2 kilometres. Known locally as Mosi-Oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), the sheer enormity and force of Victoria Falls as the mighty Zambezi Rivers roars into the Batoka Gorge some 108 metres below, will take your breath away.
Some of the best ways to take in the magnitude and magnificence of the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site include helicopter and microlight trips, seeing the Falls from above in the way David Livingstone dreamed: “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight,” he said when he first discovered the Falls in 1855. A leisurely hike through the rainforest will reward you with up-close views of the mist-shrouded Falls, while the surrounding wilderness, abundant in wildlife, promises a safari experience on par with the best in Africa.
Victoria Falls is known as Africa’s Adventure Capital. Situated almost halfway along the Zambezi River and straddling two countries, you’re guaranteed a range of exciting experiences, from bungee jumping to white-water rafting. You can explore the Zambezi River by canoe or motorboat, meet habituated elephants, bungee jump from the historic bridge, zip line (the longest in the world at 425m/1 395ft) across the gorge, and swim in the Devil’s Pool, the world’s ultimate infinity pool. There’s also plenty of shopping and history, as well as lazy days in the sunshine after a bumper safari.
Top Experiences in Victoria Falls
Explore the islands of the Upper Zambezi on a jet boat sunset cruise, just above the Victoria Falls. Relax on the boat, enjoying delicious snacks and refreshments, whilst viewing the rising spray from one of the Natural Wonders of the World.
Enjoy an awe inspiring tour of the majestic Victoria Falls on a guided walking safari that takes you through the magnificent spray-drenched rainforest.
Set off on an exhilarating, full day safari in Chobe National Park. Enjoy a leisurely game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River in the morning. After lunch, you board safari vehicles for an exciting game drive through the park.
The 13-minute Flight of Angels gives you the unforgettable opportunity to appreciate the extent of the majestic Victoria Falls.
Take a swim in the Devil’s Pool, a natural rock pool on the edge of Victoria Falls.
When to Travel to Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is a fantastic destination all year round, but different seasons offer vastly different experiences. During the rainy season (from December to March), the Zambezi’s water is at its highest and the Falls are at their most dramatic. During the dry seasons (from April to October) when the water is lower, you can get a better view of its dramatic precipices.