Experience Victoria Falls
The Victoria Falls – Nature’s Masterpiece. Now in its 150 Millionth Fantastic Year! If there’s anything you need to do in your lifetime it is to witness, firsthand, the awesome power of nature. Few things in life seriously surpass expectations like this. You will be spell-bound. Everyone is and this experience will be etched in your mind forever.
A national and African treasure it’s the largest sheet of falling water in the world, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And yet, the Victoria Falls is just the awe-inspiring heartbeat of a truly extraordinary destination acclaimed as the unchallenged Adventure Capital of Africa...and probably the world!
This raw nature and adventure are the reasons that the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) selected Victoria Falls for the world’s most important tourism summit in 2013 and then rated it their “best ever.” And access is easy with a new international airport and the choice of several daily flights from major hubs such as Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lusaka, Windhoek, Harare.
The mighty mile-wide Falls are the upshot of the legendary Zambezi River cascading over 100m into a narrow basalt gorge. The river gives rise to many activities – some gentle (like sunset safari cruises, on-board dinners) and some that are high-adrenaline for serious adventurers only (like the world’s finest one-day rafting, a 111m bunji jump off the famous bridge).
In between a raft of enticing adventures await your selection – walking with lions, elephant-back safaris, canoeing the Zambezi River, gorge swings, cultural village and school visits, arts and crafts, helicopter and microlight flips over the Falls and river, horse-back safaris, 4 x 4 wildlife safaris and more.
Victoria Falls has been one of Africa’s premier destinations for world travellers for more than a century and it evokes all the romance and awe of the explorers' era. The waters of the Zambezi River plunge over the sheer edge of a chasm with an indescribable roar.
Described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ (The Smoke that Thunders) Victoria Falls borders Zimbabwe and Zambia. A path along the edge of the falls provides the visitor with an amazing series of views...and, at its zenith, with a thorough soaking from the spray that is akin to a hard rainstorm.
Over the past century Victoria Falls has welcomed many celebrities, global statesmen and royalty. Today, our destination remains as evocative as it did to the hunters, surveyors, explorers and missionaries of the 19th Century.