The Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular and magical natural wonders of the world. The magic is manifested in the towering column of spray when the river is high, the thunder of the falling water and the terrifying and tranquil lagoons upstream in which hippo and deadly crocodiles lurk. The local people call it the “Mosi-oa-Tunya”: the smoke that thunders.
The Victoria Falls has a width of 1708 meters, making it the largest curtain of water in the world. It is believed that David Livingstone, a Scottish missionary and explorer, was the first European to view Victoria Falls in 1855. David named his discovery in honour of Queen Victoria of Britain.
Both Zambia and Zimbabwe encourage tourists to make day trips across the border to view the falls from both viewpoints. In Zambia, on the edge of the falls on the Livingstone Island, is a famous feature naturally formed as an Armchair which is called Devil’s Pool.
Our top accommodation spots in Victoria Falls
Victoria Fall Safari Lodge – Read more
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, the flagship of the Africa Albida Tourism hospitality group, was acclaimed, in the Conde Nast Traveler 2012 Gold List, as one of Africa’s finest safari lodges. Few lodges can surpass its sublime location.
Victoria Falls Safari Club – Read More
Located just 4kms from Victoria Falls, and situated within the magnificent grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort.