A World Heritage Site, the Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s must see safari destinations
The magnificent Victoria Falls are situated in northern Zimbabwe on the mighty Zambezi River and form hub within of southern Africa’s safari circuit. Besides the Falls visitors are well catered for in this adventure capital.
Victoria Falls, also known as Mosi-o-Tunya ‘The smoke that thunders’, is considered the largest waterfall in the world with a length of over a kilometre and a height of more than a hundred metres. It is one of Africa’s the greatest tourist attractions and scenically one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Located on the Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa and marks hte border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Established in the popular imagination by the Scottish missionary explorer David Livingstone (1813-1873) who named it for Queen Victoria and described the Falls as a place where ‘No one can imagine the beauty of the view from anything witnessed in England. It had never been seen before by European eyes; but scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.’
Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visited by nearly 300,000 people were visiting the falls each year. There is great variation in the water level throughout the year; with its peak in April, at the end of the rainy season when on average 500,000,000 liters of water flow and it is at its lowest level in October and early November. During the dry season the water level in the Zambezi River drops sharply, and it becomes possible to walk through some parts of the waterfall. However, during the rest of the year Victoria Falls is a roaring machine that strikes anyone with its power.
Victoria Falls Safari Accommodation
The Elephant Camp
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Overlooking the Zambezi Gorge, within sight of the Victoria Falls, The Elephant Camp provides elephant interaction and first class accommodation.