Victoria Falls is one of planet earth’s great spectacles and worthy of a place on your bucket list. Mosi-oa-Tunya is the name commonly used by the local residents and translates as “the smoke that thunders” which refers to the plume of spray that can be seen 30 km away. This vapour adds moisture in the form of humidity to the air in the “splash zone”, so that a unique, small rainforest ecosystem has been created clinging to the edge of the Falls. It is one of the largest waterfalls in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located on the Zambezi River, it is shared by Zimbabwe and Zambia. It has a width of 1.7 km and an altitude of 108 metres (360 feet). In areas of the Zambezi, adventure-seekers after a hit of adrenalin, can enjoy white water rafting or bungee jumping. The views are spectacular and during a full moon, the park opens in the evening for visitors to see the amazing lunar rainbow.


The Victoria Falls is situated in a summer rainfall region – a dry season and a wet season can be distinguished. The winter months of mid-May to mid-August are mild and dry, although nights can be cold. This is followed by warm and sometimes humid summer from mid-November to mid-March, during which brief thunderstorms can occur in the afternoons. From September and until before the rains in November, there is a hot period, with temperatures reaching between 35 – 40°C.

Getting There

Victoria Falls International Airport is the closest airport – with a road transfer of approximately 30 minutes. Next would be Livingstone International Airport (Zambia), which is approximately 50 minutes by road transfer (subject to Zambian and Zimbabwean customs clearance).

Two luxury trains connect Zimbabwe with South Africa in the south. They are the Rovos Rail and the Blue Train. Each of these offer a distinctive experience as you journey through meandering landscape of Africa.

Ideal Destination For

  • Bucket List
  • Culture
  • Multi Gen.
  • Romance
  • Safari
  • Solo Travel

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