Victoria Falls borders Zambia and is one of Zimbabwe’s most popular destinations – for good reason. The falls are an awe-inspiring display of the areas fascinating geology; here the mighty Zambezi River cuts through five dramatic gorges and results in the biggest waterfall in the world in terms of combined width and height. This is despite the fact that there are no mountains for many miles but only a flat plateau that extends as far as the eye can see. The main falls, menacingly named the Devil’s Cataract, funnels over 500 million litres of water per minute in the peak season.

Zimbabwe enjoys some of the best views of the spectacular Victoria Falls because it faces the majority of the towering basalt curtain of water. The falls are known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya or “Smoke That Thunders” and the vast sheets of water form a unique micro climate on the opposing basalt cliffs of lush rain forest. 

The Town of Victoria Falls is a short walk away from the viewing points which allows visitors to explore the falls at their leisure. Bungee jumping and river rafting along the mighty Zambezi have secured the area’s reputation as Zimbabwe’s adventure capital. Elephant and horseback safaris offer an unforgettable way to explore the surrounding areas. When David Livingstone first laid his eyes on the curtain of falling water he famously wrote down, ‘scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in flight’. Fortunately this aerial viewpoint is no longer the sole preserve of Livingstone’s angels with local helicopter charters offering unparalleled view of the falls and game in the surrounding Victoria Falls National Park.

Within sight of the clouds of spray of the majestic Victoria Falls, The Elephant Camp is both intimate and luxurious, set in a private concession on the Zimbabwe side of the Falls. The perfect romantic and secluded base for exploring the area with all its attractions and adventure activities, there is also plenty to keep guests enthralled at the camp: walk with Sylvester the orphaned cheetah, visit the elephant rehabilitation project and interact with the elephants, or just relax in the splendid luxury of the lavish tented suites, lie back in your private plunge pool and soak in the expansive African views. Read More

Overlooking the Zambezi National Park and just 4km from Victoria Falls itself, award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is a very comfortable out of town base from which to enjoy the many activities of the area. The lodge is raised on an escarpment overlooking a large waterhole, so there are frequent views of elephant and buffalo from all the rooms. Read More

If colonial grandeur and rich heritage appeal, the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel is the place to stay when visiting this natural wonder of the world. Its stunning location only ten minutes walk from the Falls is matched by its beautiful gardens and grande dame atmosphere, taking guests back to the heady early safari days of the 1920’s when royalty and heads of state were regular visitors. Read More