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Victoria Falls is Zimbabweâ€™s most famous tourist attraction - an awe inspiring sight as well as Africaâ€™s adrenalin capital where almost every conceivable form of adventure activity is available to those game enough to give-it-a-go.
Victoria Falls has to be on every African's Top 10 list of things to do before they die. The sheer marvel of the Falls cannot be adequately described. The Zambezi River pours over the cliff face at over a million litres a second and the resulting â€œsmokeâ€ has resulted in the local name of Mosi oa Tunya or the Smoke that Thunders.
The small town of Victoria Falls is quaint, clean and safe. The locals are very friendly and almost everywhere is walk-able making this a brilliant place to come on holiday.
Tourists were a bit lean on the ground for a number of years but things are looking up. The number of tourists are rising but it has a way to go before it's in anyway full or crowded.
In high water (March to June-ish) a huge amount of water pours over the edge creating a breath taking spectacle of swirling mist, raw power and natural beauty.
In low water months (late August to December-ish, rainfall levels dependent) the Falls can be dry on the Zambian side of the Falls, whereas the Zimbabwe side nearly always has decent amounts of water running over it.
In a word - loads. Almost any adrenalin urge can be catered to in Victoria Falls. White river rafting, gorge swings, bungy, foofy slides over the gorge - its all here. In addition a number of more sedate activities have crept in - Elephant back safaris, lion encounters and the ever popular Zambezi sundowner cruise are very popular with young and old(er) folk alike. If you want to see some wildlife, Chobe National Park Botswana is an easy one hour over-the border drive away. If you have a couple of days extra and want to go 'on safari' then give Hwange a try. The wildlife is fantastic and its much less crowded than Chobe.
There are three big hotels within walking distance of the entrance to the Victoria Falls including the grand The Victoria Falls Hotel, but if your personal preference is for less people and more personal attention, then we have a selection of our favourite places that are out of town in a bushy safari environment.