As the largest curtain of falling water in the world, a World Heritage Site and a natural wonder, the Victoria Falls is undoubtedly one of the world’s most spectacular sites. The Falls and the Zambezi River are shared by Zambia and Zimbabwe, with the Victoria Falls being the physical landmark that separates these two countries.
Below the mists of Victoria Falls, there is a bridge across the mighty Zambezi River and this forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is possible to cross over between the two countries, for a more complete experience of the Falls.
The Zimbabwean and the Zambian sides of Victoria Falls provide entirely separate experiences. Each side has a town and airport, so it is possible for visitors to fly into either country for a stay at the Falls. The town and airport in Zimbabwe are both named Victoria Falls, while the Zambian town and airport are both named Livingstone
Known as Mosi-ao-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’ the Falls are at their wettest and most spectacular by the end of the summer rainy season in March. The photo opportunities are better towards the end of the dry season September and October, because there is less mist, but this also means less water in the Falls.
The views of the Falls from the Zambian side provide visitors with the opportunity of getting quite close to the falling water by walking down a steep track to the base of the falls and following the walkways over the abyss. Knife Edge Point, reached by crossing a footbridge through clouds of spray to an island in the river, is one of the best places for a close-up view.
The Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls is home to the Victoria Falls National Park. This is an ideal setting from which to view the five cascades of the Falls. There is a well-kept path that leads through the forest to occasional viewing points; from here you can see the Great Zambezi crash down the Batoka gorge
Today’s adventurers can indulge in a seemingly endless variety of adventure sports. The two main attractions are bungee jumping and white water rafting through the Batoka Gorge. Perhaps the ultimate way to see the famous Falls is floating above it in a tandem micro-light or hot-air balloon, but there is also the option of a helicopter or light aircraft flight for the less adventurous.
There is however no better way of ending a busy day by enjoying a sun-downer cruise on the Zambezi River and experience the pure magic of a spectacular African sunset.
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