Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world and a safari to this Zimbabwe destination is without rival. Locally known as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – The Smoke that Thunders, Victoria Falls borders Zambia and Zimbabwe and is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Columns of spray can be seen and felt from miles away as 546 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge into a deep gorge – over 100 meters below. The spray flowing above the falls at Victoria Falls can sometimes be seen over 5 km away!
‘The Smoke that Thunders’ also borders Zambia and is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River
A safari to Victoria Falls will bring you face to face with the powerful Zambezi River. The power of the water being channeled into a narrow gorge creates a virtual ‘rain forest’ as the mist gathers to drench the surrounding trees and vegetation.
The Zambezi flows through six countries and along its course it cascades down a magnificent gorge, resulting in the spectacular sight on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. With a width of more than 1 700 metres and a height of more than 100 metres, Vic Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the world and most certainly deserves its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Safari and adventure experiences at Victoria Falls
On the Zimbabwean side of Vic Falls lies the protected Victoria Falls National Park which is home to a variety of wildlife including elephants, buffalos, giraffes, zebras and antelope as well as many crocodiles and hippos living in the upstream areas of the Zambezi River.
A safari to Hwange National Park in northwest Zimbabwe is a great addition to a Zimbabwe holiday as it is less than a two-hour drive away. The proximity of Victoria Falls to the prime wilderness areas of the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park in Botswana, makes it the perfect destination for an all-inclusive safari experience.
A Vic Falls holiday lends itself perfectly to a wide variety of adrenaline-filled activities. We recommend the following activities – white water rafting, bungee jumping, horseback riding, jet boating, river safaris, and art safaris in an outdoor studio while observing wildlife.
Victoria Falls Safari Packages
JENMAN African Safaris offers a range of safari packages, including a stop at Victoria Falls, to make your holiday to Zimbabwe a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Discover the magnificent Victoria Falls with the 3-day Victoria Falls Experience and add a relaxing sunset cruise on the Zambezi River for the perfect breakaway.
Start your 7-day Best of Hwange Zimbabwe safari with a visit to the mighty Victoria Falls before being whisked away on a chartered flight to Hwange National Park to marvel at the abundant wildlife traversing the grassy plains.
The iconic Vic Falls is the gateway to 13 days of magical experiences on the Grand Zimbabwe tour. Venture into Zimbabwe’s most famous wilderness areas like Hwange National Park and Matobo National Park and learn more about Zimbabwe’s fascinating history on a visit to the 900-year-old Great Zimbabwe Ruins.
JENMAN African Safaris has a range of safari packages that allow you to experience the very best of Zimbabwe and the rest of the continent.