A trip to Africa should take you to the world’s largest waterfall located in the heart of southern Africa. On the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe lies the majestic Zambezi River; the gateway to the stunning natural sight that is Victoria Falls. Deservingly, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and here, you will get more than you could expect. From thrilling water-themes activities to scenic spots featuring wildlife.
There is always something exciting happening at these falls. Whether you choose an aerial view from a beautiful helicopter ride, a side view from a tourist viewing spot, or a breathtaking up-close view; this waterfall is majestic from all angles.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Victoria Falls and the rainforest surrounding it have been recognized to have outstanding universal value. This makes the area a UNESCO world heritage site. One of the reasons why that is the central falls form the highest, most expansive sheet of continually falling water in the world. This is twice as high as Niagara Falls. The force of the water as it thunders down to the gorge sends water spraying back into the air covering everything is a white mist. This ‘smoke’ is visible from up to 50 km away.
This scenic site could bless you with a once in a lifetime lunar rainbow during the full moon. The moon-bow appears between March, and May when water particles in the air refract light. Make sure you arrive during the first hour of the three hours it will be open on full moon nights to get the best experience.
Adrenaline- Filled Activities
If you love the feeling of adrenaline coursing through your veins, then be sure to sign up for all the water-themes activities. The most famous activity is the 111m/364ft bungee jump from the bridge above the falls into the gorge. This is an activity for the brave as it will spike your adrenaline levels, forming an unforgettable memory.
White-water rafting is also popular and available around the end of August to December when water levels are lower and therefore safer. Swimming is also available during the low-water months. Cross the old iron bridge to the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls for a swim in Devil’s Pool. It is the world’s most spectacular and natural infinity pool. You can also experience a fun gorge swing flying fox and zip line over Batoka Gorge.
Finally, make sure that you treat yourself to the spectacular wildlife at Victoria Falls National Park, Zambezi National Park, and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Each of these parks offers easy access to the falls and offer a wealth of wildlife-watching opportunities. If these spots ignite a taste for more, sign up for a day trip to Hwange National Park. It is the largest national park in Zimbabwe and home to giant elephant and buffalo herds.
Flight of Angels
The perfect way to end your trip is by taking part in the flight of angels. This is a helicopter ride around the great falls offering an aerial perspective of the sight. Gently hovering above the falls and the dramatic landscape will be a breathtaking experience for all.