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Victoria Falls
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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. 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 Africa"


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Zimbabwe map of Victoria Falls

Travel to Victoria Falls and enjoy a magical holiday getaway. From your Victoria Falls hotel, tours can be arranged for, site seeing the breathtaking Falls, either on foot or by helicopter, wildlife safari 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, and souvenir shopping.

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.

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 group.

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 wide. This and other African wildlife attractions draws many visitors from all over the world annually.

Victoria Falls Bridge

White water rafting

David Livingston statue over looking devils cataract

Wildlife is all around Victoria Falls - careful where you walk !

African cultural dancing


VICTORIA FALLS ATTRACTIONS
See some suggested activities below

Victoria Falls Gorge

 

Victoria Falls

The 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 falling at full capacity.

Helicopter flights:
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

Flight of the angels over Vic Falls

Worlds widest water fall 1.6 km or 1 mile wide


Victoria Falls - Rainbow Falls

Viewing Victoria Falls Rain Forest
 


White water rafting with the family on the more gentle section of the Zambezi

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.

And 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 River.

Victoria Falls Bungy Jump


Game viewing on a Vic Falls sunset cruise

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?

Viewing Hippos on a Victoria Falls sunset cruise


Elephant back safari

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 Victoria Falls

Vic Falls 4x4 game drives



Boma Chef with a variety of Wild Game meats

Open spit BBQ
 

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 cultural dancers

Traditional African dancers Zimbabwe

Learning to play the African drum and joining in on the fun

Zimbabwe mask dancers

Zimbabwe cultural dancers


VICTORIA FALLS HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS
Below are a few tips to make your holiday that much more comfortable
Visas - 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 Zimbabwe Dollars.

When to go - Victoria Falls are at the fullest between March to September.

Time zone - GMT + 2 hours.

Power 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.

What 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.

Getting there - There are 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.

 



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