Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World with a larger area than Niagara and taller than Iguazu. The splendid view of the African skyline and stunning scenery are not the only ones to enjoy during your visit. The Waterfalls of Victoria combine more activities than Niagara and Iguazu together. Today, we will show you what you need to know about this modern miracle, on the great wild continent.
Do I Visit Zambia or Zimbabwe?
Both. The lion’s share of the Waterfalls is in Zimbabwe and that’s where you get the best overall impression of their big scale. Your view extends along the gorge in Victoria’s Waterfalls National Park and includes a view that stops at the Devil’s pool and Maine’s Falls.
On the side of Zambia, you will see the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park that will give you a completely different view. Watch the water as it falls off the lip just a few meters behind the Eastern Waterfalls or cross the bridge to Knife Point Island.
You can also get off to the edge of the river at the so-called boiling point. The name derives from the way water emerges on the surface of the rock creating a deceptive turbine from the cross currents.
The Experiences I Will Live
It will not be cheap but a morning microlight flight over the Waterfalls is considered as the ultimate experience. Exposed to the wind, you will go over the Zambezi River, fly around the Waterfalls and then immerse yourself in a low flight over the wild waters.
The flight will also help you to understand the morphology of this vast expanse, something you can not achieve from the ground. It will give you a splendid view of gorges that have been carved over millennia around the great river. If you’re interested in experiencing such a bold experience, Batoka Sky, on the Zambian side, is the only company in the Victoria Falls territory that organizes such short-haul flights.
Rafting Is Good Enough Too
You heard well. In many ways, rafting was the activity where everything began for the city of Victoria. Also, during the season (from August to December), the Zambezi River boasts the finest and whitest waters of the planet, which leads many lovers of the activity to the area to enjoy an unforgettable experience.
The Wild Life
Beyond lions and tigers, it is quite common for African continent wildlife such as gnus, to be a pole of attraction for visitors who want to take a sample of the wildlife of the country. The hippopotamuses, in addition, are a guaranteed sight, while they usually wander around and some crocodiles waiting the afternoon to start, and sink back to the lake – until the next morning.
At The End OF The Day
The dreamy end of a day in the Waterfalls is a tranquil sunset cruise to the end of the Zambezi River. The endless sun sinks between the tall trees of the African savanna, until the first stars appear in the night sky.