Victoria Falls is home of the largest waterfall in the world. Livingstone has carved a niche for itself as the adrenaline capital of Southern Africa. Making use of the chaos that developed in neighboring Zimbabwe, Livingstone is a buzzing town with some awesome accommodation options, prime Zambezi River locations, and activities not for the faint hearted at the Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls is a destination not to be missed with any African Vacation. A standalone destination if you only have a few days in Southern Africa, it also combines well with a South African Safari or various Botswana safari options. Often a day trip to Chobe completes your magic Victoria Falls Itinerary.

Nothing prepares you for the awe of Victoria Falls! A mile wide & 360 feet deep making it the largest curtain of water in the world. You can see the “smoke” rising off this curtain and hear the thunder as it plunges deep into the Zambezi Gorge from the Victoria Falls.

“The Smoke that Thunders” inspires today as it did when it was discovered by David Livingstone in 1855. With a choice of accommodation lining the Zambezi River there are family friendly options, safari lodges, hotels (including the Royal Livingstone & Zambezi Sun), romantic retreats, island retreats, accommodation close to the Falls or set slightly away for a more undisturbed Victoria Falls experience.

Activities at the Victoria Falls are endless in this adrenaline capital. To fully appreciate the might and scale of the Falls a helicopter or micro light flight is essential. White water rafting is a must at Victoria Falls if you are a water addict and want to experience the mighty Zambezi River. This activity operates during the low water months so it is a good idea to check with your consultant. Water levels do affect the scale of your view of the Victoria Falls. The best time to travel to the Victoria Falls is highlighted on our information and tips pages.


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Recently refurbished, the Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel is the latest addition to the elite More Family group of deluxe accommodation offerings. It is the first of its kind in Victoria Falls, found just 15 minutes from the raging waters of this world-famous UNESCO World Heritage site, secluded within the 2 500-hectare Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve. Read More


Exclusive and serene, Tongabezi & Sindabezi are nestled on the banks of the Zambezi and on a private little island respectively upstream from the Victoria Falls. It is also one of the only luxury bush camp in the Victoria Falls region. With its exquisite attention to detail and unparalleled natural surrounds, it's no wonder that this hidden Victoria Falls gem was selected by The Sunday Times in London as one of the best remote destinations in the world. Read More


Sindabezi Island offers a secluded option for the discerning safari traveller, 20km from the attractions of Victoria Falls. Located midstream of the mighty Zambezi River, on the cloistered Sindabezi Island, the camp presents just 5 open-sided reed and thatch chalets, including an intimate honeymoon suite. Sindabezi Island is totally off the grid, with ambient lighting and piping hot water provided by state-of-the-art solar installations; even the flush toilets are carefully managed by a custom wastewater recycling system. Read More

A luxurious sanctuary on the banks of the great Zambezi River, upstream from the majestic Victoria Falls, Royal Chundu is the perfect place to relax and unwind after an exhilarating Africa safari vacation. The only Relais and Chateaux property in Zambia, it combines absolute luxury and excellent service with genuine involvement with the local community. Enjoy sunset cruises, canoeing and fishing, take a birding safari, or book any number of safari and Victoria Falls activities, but allow time just to relax beside the beauty of the river, linger over a bush picnic and absorb the romance of the mighty Zambezi. Read More


Set within walking distance of the Zambian side of the imposing Victoria Falls, the luxurious Royal Livingstone is a landmark on the banks of the Zambezi River. As it's also located within the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Wildlife Park, there's a whole host of game-viewing activities available from the hotel, and it's not rare to spot wild animals around the establishment - for example antelope grazing near the helipad Read More

A classic forest retreat some 39 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls, the Islands of Siankaba Lodge has the most magical setting. Spread over two densely forested sand island in the Zambezi River near the Siansimba Rapids, the larger of the two islands is home to the lodge's main areas while the smaller island hosts the guest chalets - which all overlook the river as well as the Chobe National Park on its southern banks. Read More

Unforgettable safari experiences await the visitor to Thorntree River Lodge, with its stunning location on the banks of the Zambezi river. Set in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park of Zambia, it is also near the spectacular Victoria Falls. Elephant back safaris, and other bush and wildlife adventures are ideal for the discerning traveller in search of an exhilarating and authentic African experience. Read More


With its distinct Edwardian flavour and superb westward-facing position, this one-of-a-kind luxury Victoria Falls lodge is an experience in itself, and you'll be charmed by the warm and colonial atmosphere - as well as the proximity of an abundance of wildlife. The River Club is located 18 kilometres from Victoria Falls, the lodge and its old-world chalets overlook a magnificent stretch of the Zambezi River. Read More


About 12 kilometres upstream from the Victoria Falls, and in the heart of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park lies Wilderness Safaris' Toka Leya Camp. Named after the local Toka Leya people, who have inhabited this area for centuries, this Victoria Falls camp is a celebration of natural elements combined with modern touches - and sighting of white rhino on the lodge's extensive guided game drives is one of the most amazing experiences you can have in Africa. Read More

Named after David Livingstone, this four-star lodge has all the bells and whistles of a true African safari adventure, and its proximity to the Victoria Falls and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park means it's got the best of both worlds - falls-based activities as well as game viewing excursions. Mosi-oa-Tunya literally means "the smoke that thunders", which is a very apt description of the magical strip at the Victoria Falls along the Zambezi River. Read More