The mighty Victoria Falls is situated between two countries namely Zimbabwe and Zambia. The local indigenous who speak Tonga, refer to the falls as the ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, which means; the smoke that thunders. To the common man, the Falls are better known as Victoria Falls, which was named by the late explorer David Livingston in honour of Queen Victoria of Britain.
Victoria Falls has become a well known tourist hub of Southern Africa and can be accessed from either Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls) or Zambia (Livingston) It not only offers the magnificent falls from various angles, but it provides many other activities such as helicopter flights over the falls, white river rafting down the mighty Zambezi River, bungee jumping from the bridge that connects the two countries or the enthralling experience of bridge swinging for the adventure addict.
Sunset cruises on the Zambezi River makes for the best way to end each exciting day and to prepare yourself for the evening that awaits you.
Nightlife at both cities comes alive with richly flavoured local culture to be found around each corner at the large variety of restaurants, bars or nightclubs to choose from and to enjoy. Victoria Falls at full strength is generally around April time of year, as most of the water from rains in the west is on its way down the Zambezi River.
We have found the best time to visit would be during the months of May – August as the temperatures are not so excruciatingly hot rather they are quite bearable. The Falls still flow strongly but one is able to view the bottom due to the lower levels of water plummeting down the Falls’ – this paints a completely different picture to when the falls are thundering as they are in January through to May. At this time the falls really thunders down the rocks and the temperatures are very high! It is an experience not to be missed and it would be best to plan several days around this amazing trip as the Chobe National Park in Botswana is just around the corner and day trips can be arranged for a change the scenery.
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