Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, AFRICA

Victoria Falls is a town in the western portion of Zimbabwe, across the border from Livingstone, Zambia, and near Botswana. The Victoria Falls Airport is located 18 km south of the town and has international services to Johannesburg and Namibia.zimbabwe-world-map

It took thousands of years of erosion for Victoria Falls to appear as and where it does now. Mosi-oa-Tunya, or "the smoke that thunders” became known to the western world as Victoria Falls only after David Livingstone first set eyes on this astonishing natural wonder in 1855.

Victoria Falls - Wild Africa - BBC Video clip (1min 19sec)

Attractions

There are plenty of attractions at Victoria Falls as it is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Zimbabwe. Being a tourist hot spot, prices are quite high here as compared to other African cities.

Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

Relax on a 2-hour Zambezi River sunset cruise and experience the beauty of the river above Victoria Falls. Be on the lookout for hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and the many birds in their natural habitat. Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks on board. This cruise may...

Flight of Angels

Flight of Angels

An exhilarating experience with great views of the Victoria Falls, the gorges and views upstream of the Zambezi river with excellent photographic opportunities. Coined by David Livingstone when he first documented discovering the Falls; “A sight so wonderful that angels must have gazed down...

Elephant back Safari

Elephant back Safari

At Victoria Falls you can ride on an African elephant through the bush among the wild animals high above the ground giving you an opportunity to interact with these majestic creatures. African elephant back rides are taken both in the early morning and in...

Night Drive Safari

Night Drive Safari

Open, well kitted 4WD vehicles takes you on a meander along the shores of a scenic lake, through basalt plains to Teak forests and Kalahari sands within the Nakavango Private Game Reserve. The reserve is only 20 kilometers out of Victoria Falls yet one...

Lion Walk Safari

Lion Walk Safari

Feel the freedom that these amazing cats enjoy in the wild. No leashes or collars the pride runs freely with you through the bush. Guests may even be lucky enough to experience the young cubs on a stalk on some of the wildlife species...

Devil’s Pool

Devil’s Pool

Devil’s Pool is a natural rock pool on the edge of the Victoria Falls, located along the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. During the dry season, Devil’s Pool is shallow enough that people can safely swim right to the edge...

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping

The must do, the ultimate thrill! 111 meter of Pure Adrenalin! Off the famous Victoria Falls Bridge, with a spectacular backdrop of the majestic Victoria Falls, move to the edge, arms out and 5-4-3-2-1- BUNGEE leaving yourself plummeting towards the rumbling waters of the...

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

White water rafting is all about getting wet and wild on the mighty Zambezi in one adrenalin-filled day. With the largest number of high volume Grade 5 rapids on a 25 km stretch and warm water throughout the year, the Batoka Gorge definitely provides...

Travel

The nearest major airport is Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI / FLLI). This airport has international and domestic flights from Livingstone, Zambia and is 19 km from the center of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Another major airport is Victoria Falls Airport (VFA / FVFA), which has international flights and is 19 km from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Following airlines fly direct to Victoria Falls airport:

British Airways South African Airlines Air Namibia Air Zimbabwe

Travel Requirements: Zimbabwe, Africa

Travel Requirements: Zimbabwe, Africa

A visa is required for entry into Zimbabwe for most people but no visa is required for nationals of the following countries: Category A (countries/territories whose nationals do not require visas) for a stay of up to 3 months: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas,...

Maps & Area


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Tips

  • Consult your doctor 4 to 6 weeks before your travel to ensure all precautionary medication and vaccinations are taken care of.
  • Check the weather conditions during your travel dates to ensure right type of clothing. Click here to view Current Weather
  • Some important items to carry during your trip are insect repellent, torch light and a cap/hat.
  • Avoid wearing very bright cloths and fragrant perfumes while on game drives.
  • Zimbabwe dollar (ZWD) is not the widely used currency at Victoria Falls therefore its safer to carry sufficient USD ($) which is most commonly accepted at tourist attractions.
  • 1 USD is about 360 ZWD. Click here for Currency Converter
  • Very few vendors in Zimbabwe have credit card facilities. Mastercard do not operate in Zimbabwe, and Visa look set to withdraw the facility at any moment.
  • Carry small denominations of international currency. This makes paying for bills easy, and purchasing curios and gifts even easier.
  • Meals and Drinks bills need to settled on departure from the hotel in international currency.
  • Travellers Cheques can be used to pay for bills on the departure from hotels. Do not use Travellers Cheques for foreign exchange.

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  1. 9 Jul 2014
    Victoria Falls Train Accident

    It is with sadness and regret that The Victoria Falls Tourism Community advises of an accident involving a Tram and a Goods Train that occurred on Tuesday 01 July 2014 at approximately 17h00 at the entrance to The Victoria Falls Train Station.

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  2. 13 Jul 2014
    Lunar Rainbow Experience at Victoria Falls

    The Victoria Falls are one of the few places on earth where this natural phenomenon, mystical magic of the lunar rainbow occurs regularly and where it can be witnessed with ease.

    The lunar rainbow is best seen at times of high water (April to July) when there is sufficient spray to create the moonbow effect. This spectacle is best witnessed in the early hours after moonrise, before the moon rises too high to create a moonbow that is visible to the ground-based observer.

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