This is one of the natural wonders of the world and certainly on the top of many people’s bucketlist holidays.
Victoria Falls was created by water gouging out soft sandstone in the harder basalt base thousands of years ago. Today, it remains an awesome sight to see. Picture Niagara Falls if you’ve been there – now imagine it twice as tall and twice as wide, and you still won’t be prepared for the spectacle that is Victoria Falls. The locals refer to Victoria Falls as Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning the smoke that thunders. The mighty Zambezi River hurls itself off the top of a 300-foot cliff into a gorge below—becoming one of the most fantastic sights of the natural world. Nothing can compare to the sight of the roaring water, the white mist dancing in the air, and a shimmering rainbow of light above the land.
There is so much to see and do at Victoria Falls. You have multiple ways to experience the thrill of the falls. Adventure lovers will enjoy bungee jumps, gorge leaps and swings, jet boating, white water rafting and Devil’s Pool plunges. Water lovers can savour sunset cruises on the Zambezi, day canoeing trails, boating and fishing. History buffs can follow in the footsteps of many with high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel, a ride on the steam train, Royal Livingstone Express over the Victoria Falls Bridge and a visit to the David Livingstone bronze monument.
Whilst many fear the politics in Zimbabwe, the bottom line is that Victoria Falls is safe, relatively inexpensive, beautiful and truly endearing. It is also an easy add on to a safari holiday anywhere in Africa!