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Welcome to Victoria Falls

Located on the Zambezi River in Africa—where Zambia meets Zimbabwe—and known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or "the smoke that thunders"—Victoria Falls takes pride of place as one of the largest waterfalls in the world. Attracting visitors from across the globe keen to admire the cascading torrent up-close, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has been flowing for more than 100,000 years, and it continues to shape the surrounding landscape. Fittingly for a landmark of this magnitude, there are plenty of ways to see the falls. Thrill-seekers can tackle the raging white-water currents on a rafting adventure, take to the skies on a helicopter sightseeing flight, or leap into the void and swing through the mist on a bungee jump. Many of Victoria Falls' more relaxing travel options take visitors away from the falls themselves, to where native wildlife roams. Nature-lovers can take a single or multiday trip and spot crocodiles, elephants, and hippos in the Chobe National Park and Hwange National Park. Meanwhile, canoe safaris and sunset cruises offer spectacular views over the open wilderness from the mighty Zambezi River. And if you're looking for a true taste of African culture, you can book an experience with a local family to enjoy a traditional African lunch in their home.

Top 9 attractions in Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya)

Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya)

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UNESCO World Heritage Site Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya), on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, represents the world’s largest sheet of falling water, though not the widest or tallest. Dr. David Livingston named the falls after the Queen of England. On a clear day, you can see the mist generated by the falls from up to 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.More
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Victoria Falls National Park

Victoria Falls National Park

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Named for the thundering falls at its heart, Victoria Falls National Park is a lush rainforest that surrounds the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls. The park offers arguably the best views of the falls, providing more than a dozen overlooks for admiring the 5,604-foot (1,708-meter)-wide wall of water—known as the largest sheet of falling water in the world.More
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Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park

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Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest and most historic game reserve. Just two hours drive from Victoria Falls, this park (about the size of Belgium) is home to more than 100 species of mammals and some 400 different types of birds, making it one of the most diverse game parks in the world. Packs of painted wild hunting dogs, buffalo, lions and leopards call Hwange home, as well as one of the largest elephant herds on earth.Accommodations within Hwange range from exclusive lodges to tented camps and visitors can choose to explore the park on guided game drives, walking tours or even horseback safaris.More
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Victoria Falls Bridge

Victoria Falls Bridge

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Experience the spray of the largest sheet of falling water in the world as you stand on Victoria Falls Bridge. Spanning the Zambezi River, the former railroad bridge is now a tourist attraction where visitors can marvel at the Zambezi gorge. A unique platform for viewing the falls, the bridge is also the jumping-off point for numerous high-adrenaline sports.More
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Bulawayo

Bulawayo

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Bulawayo is Zimbabwe’s second-largest city and the nation's original capital. Its quiet streets don't have quite the same draw as Victoria Falls, but this once-industrial city is still worth a visit—particularly for those who want to experience Zimbabwe’s rich history and culture. The area's National Art Gallery houses a wide-range of local crafts such as baskets and clay sculptures, while its extensive collection of ethnographic artwork, like masks and headdresses once used in religious ceremonies, is one of the largest in the country. The slightly more dated Natural History Museum opened in 1964 and offers a detailed look at Zimbabwe’s pre- and post-colonial history, local culture and traditional customs.Visitors to Bulawayo can also enjoy the cool shade of towering trees in Centenary Park and Central Park, or take a refreshing dip in the city’s only public pool. The Tshabala Wildlife Sanctuary, about eight kilometers outside city limits, is a popular stop for animal lovers, who can view giraffes, zebras and warthogs in the expansive savanna by foot or on horseback.More
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Batoka Gorge

Batoka Gorge

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The Batoka Gorge, located just below the powerful Victoria Falls, winds through 75 miles (120 km) of rocky cliffs and sparse mopane forests between Zambia and Zimbabwe. And while hiking along this gorge that reaches heights of 400 feet in some areas ranks high on things to do, it’s the thrilling one-day whitewater rafting adventures that draw travelers to Batoka Gorge. Rapids with nicknames like “The Ugly Sister” and “Oblivion” put adrenaline junkies face-to-face with their fears and have travelers emerging from the waters with epic stories of survival. In addition to embarking on wild rides and challenging hikes, visitors to Batoka Gorge can spot a variety of species of indigenous birds, witness baboons wandering along beaten pathways and get up close to some of the rare plants that help to make Batoka Gorge so scenic.More
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Victoria Falls Crocodile Farm

Victoria Falls Crocodile Farm

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While paddling the Zambezi, locals do all they can to avoid encountering Zimbabwe’s deadly crocodiles. That’s because these killer reptiles are known for using their strong jaws to latch onto prey, eventually drowning them in the rushing waters. But at the Victoria Falls Crocodile Park, visitors can get up-close to these massive beasts in the safety of a guided tour. During hatching season in December and January, lucky travelers may even get to hold baby crocodiles just days after emerging from their eggs.More
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Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

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Located the northeastern corner of Botswana, Chobe National Park encompasses more than 4,500 square miles (12,000 square kilometers) of floodplains, forest, swamps, and rivers. The park is known for having one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa; most notably, a large elephant population.More
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Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve

Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve

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Friendly staff, spacious rooms and informative guides are just part of what makes a stay at the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve a memorable experience. Whether it’s lounging by one of the resort’s pools or wandering the grounds on a guided walking safari, there’s plenty to do and see at this popular stop that’s stationed right inside a wildlife sanctuary.Guests can enjoy breakfast overlooking the park’s landscape, where zebra and elephants graze on vast open plains, or embark on a game drive in hopes of spotting Africa’s Big 5 aboard one of the open-top safari vehicles. The reserve’s close proximity to Victoria Falls means easy access to other popular activities, like whitewater rafting and bungee jumping over Victoria Falls—making it a perfect one-stop spot for visitors looking to experience all the diversity and adventure this destination has to offer.More

Recent reviews from experiences in Victoria Falls

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Food was so good
NathanDickinson484, Jan 2020
Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls
Best food we had at victoria falls, and the view was beautiful.
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wonderful trip
Wander591472, Nov 2019
Chobe National Park Full Day Safari (Botswana)
this was a wonderful trip that you may take as a add-up to Victoria Falls.
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Very good experience
GiliM20, Oct 2019
Guided Tour Of The Majestic Victoria Falls
Very nice tour, I added the Victoria falls Town tour and was very interesting to see the daily life.
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Fabulous Dinner Cruise
Wander757867, Jul 2019
Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River
This dinner cruise was absolutely one of the highlights during our stay in Victoria Falls.
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Guided Tour of the Falls
bconner180, Jul 2019
Guided Tour of the Falls
Seeing Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side was one of the best parts of my trip in Africa.
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Beautiful tour with lots of information.
StevenConte, May 2019
Victoria Falls Canopy Tour (Zimbabwe)
Our guide was timely, provided water and a rain cap (well needed depending on the direction and strength of the wind and water volume of the waterfall), lots of useful information during the tour and tips on the best places to observe the Victoria Falls.
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Great way to start the visit!
Nomad24156135509, Mar 2019
Zambezi River Sunset Cruise, from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This was the first thing we did when we got to Victoria falls, and it was the perfect way to start.
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Fantastic afternoon! Nacho and...
Ronald H L, Aug 2017
Victoria Falls Canopy Tour (Zimbabwe)
I'll go again the next time I am in Victoria Falls.
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Great night! Everyone on the cruise...
Christopher F, Jul 2017
Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls
A great thing to do on your first night - or any night - in Victoria Falls!
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The 3 Days tour to the Victoria...
Tamar S, Mar 2017
Majestic Victoria Falls 3 Day Package
The 3 Days tour to the Victoria falls was a real wonderful experience.
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Very enjoyable. Sunset was...
Robert W, Sep 2016
Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
I would highly recommend a sunset cruise to anyone visiting Victoria Falls.
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Beautiful
Michael, Mar 2020
Livingstone Victoria Falls Tour Zambia And Zimbabwe Combo
How can you describe something as beautiful as Victoria Falls.
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Great tour of the Falls
Anne H, Aug 2019
Guided Tour of the Falls
He was very knowledgeable and so happy to explain all about the vegetation in the rainforest and the history of the falls.
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7 Days and 6 Nights Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta-Maun
Wander39454452122, May 2019
7 Days and 6 Nights Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta-Maun
We (with two of our friends - total 4) had a very enjoyable week long trip (from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Maun / Okavango Delta, Botswana) during April 19 -25, 2019.
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Excellent Tour
Voyage45755088152, May 2019
Guided Tour of the Mighty Victoria Falls
We highly recommend this tour by Victoria Falls Safari.
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leopald close ups!
Graham L, Dec 2018
Chobe Day Trip From Victoria Falls
Fantastic day trip from Victoria falls.
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We enjoyed a great trip hovering over...
dannebol, Jan 2016
Victoria Falls Helicopter Tour
We enjoyed a great trip hovering over Victoria Falls....
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When we first got to Zimbabwe and...
William H, Mar 2017
Victoria Falls Walking Tour
We had briefly mentioned to him that we never had a chance to see the Victoria Falls Hotel, and he took is straight over there on our way home, walked us through the grounds, and took a few photos of us as well.
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Amazing tour! A MUST for anyone...
Marcela C, Sep 2017
Zambezi River Sunset Cruise, from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
A MUST for anyone visiting Victoria Falls!
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We thoroughly enjoyed this package...
Donald P, May 2017
5-Day Victoria Falls and Chobe Tour from Victoria Falls
The food at the Bayete at Victoria Falls was fabulous.
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