Falls Holiday getaway
VICTORIA FALLS HOLIDAY
Considered as one of the
world's widest waterfall
at 1.6 kilometres or 1 mile wide & 108 m deep
forming the largest sheet of falling water in the world
Designers of innovative holidays
Fly in Victoria Falls holiday packages direct from Johannesburg.
Large variety of Victoria Falls
Hotels to choose from. Zambezi river white water rafting with wild life safaris, elephant back rides, sundowner game viewing
Perfect for the long weekend break, or short getaway holidays
"A fantastic little play ground in the middle of
to Victoria Falls and enjoy a magical holiday getaway.
Victoria Falls hotel,
tours can be arranged for,
site seeing the
breathtaking Falls, either on foot or by helicopter,
either by 4x4 or on the back of an Elephant, relaxing sunset cruises
on the Zambezi watching the wild game as they come down to drink,
take a taxi over to the Zambian side to see the Eastern Cataract,
For the adventurous adrenaline seekers there is the famous Bungy
jump off the bridge or some hectic white water rafting
below in the turbulent Zambezi River. A
package holiday has something for everyone
With so much to do Selftours would recommend that you extend
your stay longer than the minimum 3 day 2 nights
For the evening, relax in the Casino, or enjoy a Boma dinner with
African cultural dancers.
The choice of experiences is your to choose - either a relaxing
getaway or an adventurous breakaway holiday.
A Victoria Falls holiday has something for everyone of ever age
Orientate yourself with our Victoria Falls Map below.
Spoil yourself and take a break, enjoy a breakaway
Victoria Falls Map located.
one of the
of the world.
Introduction to Victoria Falls
The 3 greatest waterfalls in the world are the
Iguasu Falls in South America, Victoria Falls in
Southern Africa and Niagara Falls in North America
It is impossible to say which
is the biggest or greatest as all three have their own personalities.
However, Victoria Falls is accepted as have one of the longest curtains of
falling water (in flood) being just over 1.6 kilometres
This and other African wildlife attractions draws many visitors
from all over the world annually.
of South Africa offer fly-in tour packages to Victoria Falls as
an add-on to your
South African tour
or as a separate Victoria Falls tour.
Victoria Falls holiday travel tips below.
interesting Victoria Falls Facts
The missionary, David Livingstone, was so awe inspired by the
magnificent beauty of the Falls in the heart of Southern Africa
that he named it after his queen, Queen Victoria, and stated in
his now famous diary entry - "On sights
as beautiful as this, Angels in their flight must have gazed".
From the time David Livingstone told the outside world of the
Victoria Falls, millions of visitors from every corner of the
earth have come to view the greatest natural wonder in Southern
The Victoria Falls forms the largest single curtain of falling
water on earth measuring 1608 metres wide and with an average
depth of 100 metres. When the conditions are right, the spray
plume is 500 metres high (half a kilometre) and can be seen from
as far as 70 kilometres away. The width of the gorge at its narrowest
point is 60 metres - so no excuses for not snapping the perfect
The volume of water that flows over Victoria Falls varies considerably.
At its lowest, between late October and early February, as little
as 20 000 cubic metres of water a minute may flow into the gorge
below. But when the rains are heavy up stream, the flow increases
swiftly and dramatically. Between February and September, when
the Falls are at their most spectacular, more than 500 000 cubic
metres of water a minute cascade over the edge.
Visitors should make sure to tour the falls both during the morning
and the afternoon as the sun light and rainbows play with a kaleidoscope
of colours at various times of the day.
Victoria Falls holiday package has so
much to offer
little play ground in the middle of Africa
African name of the Victoria Falls varies from place to place,
but the commonly used name of "Mosi oa Tunya" or the
"Smoke that thunders" is an appropriate description
of the power and enormity of the Falls.
An interesting point to note is that because the catchment area
is so far upriver, it takes some months for the water to reach
the brink of the Victoria Falls. This therefore has a great
influence on the volume of water at different times of the year
when the Falls are low and when they are flowing at full capacity.
No better way of viewing such an enormous waterfall feature than
from the air. We do recommend the ‘Flight
of Angels’ by helicopter for an unparalleled
views of the Victoria Falls and Zambezi National Park. A Victoria
Falls must do. Herds of wild life and Hippos can also be
spotted from the vantage of your aerial position. Approx US$100
for roughly 30 minutes
White water Rafting below Vic Falls:
Regarded as the world's greatest white water rafting
adventures, rafting down the mighty Zambezi is an experience like
none other. Victoria Falls offers the best white
water rafting on the planet. Don’t miss The Mother, Stairway
to Heaven and Oblivion. Are you up for it? Guaranteed to
give you the ride of your life.
for a real adrenalin rush Bungy Jump off the Victoria Bridge.
Test the boundaries of your fear and experience the true sense
of safe recklessness as you plummet 111 metres towards the Zambezi
Sunset Game cruise above Vic Falls:
Zambezi sunset cruises offers you the chance to relax and see
various wild game coming down to the rivers edge to drink.
Afternoon sun set cruises where spotting wildlife is the focus
on the cruise - a safari from the comfort of a boat?
Elephant back safari:
Ride and interact with an African Elephant in their natural environment
on an Elephant back safari. Lumber past wild
game and crash through the African bush on the back of Africa's
largest land mammal.
An Elephant Back Safari is an experience that you will never forget.
Ride, learn about and interact with these majestic creatures.
Meet Lundi, Tatu, Moka and others in their natural surroundings
of the game-rich Nakavango Estate just 15 minutes drive from the
Cultural Boma Dinner with
cultural dancers: (not
to be missed!)
Partially open to the African skies and sheltered by the indigenous
Gusu forest lies the award winning Boma restaurant. This offers
a unique African experience that bombards the senses with the
tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Africa - coupled with the
warmth and hospitality of the local people. Styled in the traditional
manner, the thatched Boma has an open fire to enhance the vibrant
atmosphere which is clearly evident from the moment you step across
the threshold. Enjoy the entertainment of the African
Currently visas can be purchased on arrival if required - Citizens
from African countries normally do not require Visas. Ask
us at the time of your enquiry if you require a visa.
Currency: US Dollars & South African Rand are readily
accepted as the local currency is of little value.
Carry small denominations as any change you receive will be in
to go: Victoria Falls are at the fullest
between March to September
GMT + 2 hours
supply: 220 V; 3 Pin plugs with round pins.
Health: No immunizations are necessary. Malaria prophylactics
are essential. Take insect repellent sprays for your own comfort.
Check within your own country if they require you to have yellow
fever of any other vaccinations. Drink only bottled water
or take water purification tablets. Travel insurance is always
recommended (medical cover).
Customs allowance: 500 cigarettes and 1 litre of alcohol.
to pack: Comfortable, casual and light clothing.
Well-worn walking shoes or sneakers are essential. Track
suites are an excellent item to pack, they do not crease in your
bag, can be warm and can also offer some protection from any mosquitoes.
When walk through the rain forest while viewing the falls a certain
amount of spray will drip through the vegetation and something
to keep you dry might be a good idea. Take insect repellent
and protective wear for the tropical sun and rain.
Luggage allowance: 20 kg plus 1 item of hand luggage not
exceeding 7 kg.
Language: English is generally spoken
daily flights from Johannesburg South Africa and from a few other
surrounding destinations. Victoria Falls airport is small
and therefore does not cater for wide bodied international flights
from Europe or America