You’ll be hard pushed to find a more dramatic river than the Zambezi. The enormous volume of water that pours over Victoria Falls, combined with the natural amphitheater formed by the rock, means it is one of the world’s most spectacular sights. Victoria Falls is located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe on the Zambezi River. It is one of the largest waterfalls in the world measuring about 2.5-million-square-feet and has a drop of 134 feet. The falls are fed by Lake Victoria, which is also known as MVIDA or ‘Mazi v Victoria’ meaning ‘behind Victoria’ in Sotho, and not to be confused with Lake Victoria in Kenya or Lake Victoria in Uganda.
How to get to Victoria Falls
The closest airport to Victoria Falls is the airport in Livingstone, Zambia, which is served by a couple of flights from Johannesburg each day. You can also fly to Victoria Falls Airport which is a smaller airport located near the falls. Victoria Falls Airport is served by a few flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Harare. There are several options for getting to Victoria Falls from the airport. Taxis are readily available. You can also go by bus or minibus. The bus or minibus is a good option if you want to travel with a group of people, as it is cheaper to travel by bus or minibus and it is also easier to split the cost of travel between a larger group of people. If you are traveling from Zimbabwe, you can take a shared taxi from Victoria Falls to the border crossing at Beitbridge. Once you have crossed into Zambia, you can catch another shared taxi to Livingstone.
Sighting the falls
The best time for viewing the falls is during the rainy season from November to March, when the water flow is at its highest. The rainy season is also the best time for wildlife viewing in the area. There is a path that runs along the edge of the falls and leads to a lookout point where you can stand on the edge and get a full view of the dramatic falls. There are also a few nearby facilities like gift shops and cafes. There is also a path that leads to a nearby overlook, where you can get an even closer view of the falls. You can also walk along the path behind the falls, which leads to a path that runs along the top of the falls. It is an interesting experience to walk behind the falls and you can get an even closer view of them from the top.
Zambezi River activities
Several activities are related to the river. You can go on a river cruise, a canoe trip or a jet boat ride. Another option is to visit Victoria Falls Bridge, also known as the nearby Livingstone Bridge. The bridge is about a 10-minute drive from the falls. The bridge is a tall bridge that stretches across the river and provides an excellent view of the falls. You can also visit the Gorge, which is a short walk from the falls. The Gorge is a narrow part of the river that has been carved out by the flow of water. You can also visit the nearby Vic Falls Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to many types of animals, including various species of monkeys, elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinos.
Where to stay in Victoria Falls
There are several hotels and resorts at the falls, most of which are fairly expensive. There are also a lot of cheap guest houses and backpacker hostels near the falls, most of which are fairly basic. If you are traveling on a budget, you will find a lot more options for cheaper accommodation if you stay in Livingstone. Livingstone is a larger town about 15 minutes away from the falls, which has a larger selection of hotels and other types of accommodation.
Tips for visiting and traveling to Victoria Falls
- Keep an eye on the weather forecast - The rainy season is the best time to visit the falls, but it also means you need to keep an eye on the weather forecast and expect a lot of rain.
- Visit the falls in the morning - The area gets very crowded in the afternoon, so it is better to visit in the morning and get a better view of the falls without a large number of tourists.
- Visit the nearby Vic Falls Wildlife Sanctuary - If you only have enough time to visit one nearby attraction, you should visit the Vic Falls Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a bit cheaper than visiting the falls and you get to see a lot more animals.
The Zambezi River is one of the most beautiful and powerful rivers in the world. Many people visit the area each year to see the enormous volume of water pouring over Victoria Falls and experience the dramatic natural amphitheater formed by the rock. If you visit Africa, you need to see Victoria Falls. It is a must-see destination and one of the most spectacular sights in the world.