Although we do not have our own “bush camp” in Victoria Falls, we understand that most of our guests want to take opportunity of their safari in Zimbabwe or Botswana to view the natural wonder. We thus have partnered with several lodges to offer our guests priviledged rates, and thus encourage you to include Victoria Falls in your safari itinerary. Just contact us!
The Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls form the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, not far from the Eastern Botswanan border. Victoria Falls was formed where the Zambezi drops dramatically into a narrow gorge. The 1700m wide Falls can be best viewed from the Zimbabwean side, but also from the Zambian side – the closest city across the border is Livingstone.
Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya or “Smoke That Thunders”, Victoria Falls was named in honour of the queen of England by David Livingstone, first European to discover them in 1855 . ‘Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by Angels in their flight’ was the note he made when he first saw the waterfall. The Falls have since then fascinated travellers. It was made a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1989.
The 7th wonder of the world is a 1700m wide waterfall, dropping up to 5 millions litre of waters every second, 70 to 108 meters down in to the gorge, and sending giant spray clouds high into the air. Victoria Falls is made of five different “falls”. Four of these are in Zimbabwe: The Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls, Rainbow Falls and Horseshoe Falls – and one, The Eastern Cataract, is in the bordering country of Zambia.
Beside the fantastic viewing of the Falls, the Victoria Falls bridge and David Livingtsone’s Statue, the destination offers a wide range of activities:
Whenever you see the Falls: you will be truly amazed – the Zambezi river fills from the rains in Northern Zambia and Angola, (February to May/June) hence causing an enormous volume of water to flow over the actual Falls.
When this happens the spray created by the volume of water is incredible, infact it’s like being in a rain storm (without the lightening) you will get absolutely saturated whilst viewing the Falls, most hotels do provide rains coats or umbrellas.
The best time to visit the Falls is June to January. As there will still be a large volume of water coming over the Falls but the spray is less and you actually get to see the water fall and the rocks and crevices, whilst still getting wet. The weather is pleasantly fresh and dry during the winter months (June to September), but gets very hot and humid during the summer (November to March). This is a malarial area, especially at summer time.