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VICTORIA FALLS

INTRODUCTION

The Local people call it "Mosi-oa-Tunya" -- the smoke that thunders. In 1855 when David Livingstone saw the Falls for the first time, he wrote, "Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight". The Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world, occurring 1300km from the source of the mighty Zambezi River in Northwest Zambia. The falls and the surrounding area have been declared National Parks and a World Heritage Site, thus preserving the area from excessive commercialisation. The Falls are spectacular throughout the year, but February onwards, after the rain season, sees the heaviest flow and volume of spray.

ATTRACTIONS

  • Victoria Falls is the attraction in this area

  • Upstream you will find the Zambezi National Park, home to elephants, giraffes and many other animals. The area is also home to rare birds such as the taita falcon, rock pratincole and collared palm thrush.

ACTIVITIES

  • The town of Victoria Falls provides a base for a variety of adventure activities including white water rafting in the turbulent rapids below the Falls, canoeing, kayaking, microlighting and even bungi jumping. 

  • The more sedentary visitor will enjoy the casino at Elephant Hills Hotel and shopping in the craft village.