Victoria Falls

DESCRIPTION

The Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight of beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe. They were described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s as 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' - 'the Smoke that Thunders'.

Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as 546 million cubic metres of water per minute plummet over the edge (at the height of the flood season,) over a width of nearly two kms into a deep gorge below.

The wide basalt cliff, over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a wide placid river to a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges.

The Falls can be viewed on foot, by helicopter, micro light and fixed wing light aircraft. It is even possible in lower water to stand on the edge of the Falls on Livingstone Island, where weddings can also be arranged. The area is also famous for its adrenaline sports and some of the best white water rafting in the world.

ACCOMMODATION

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Ilala Lodge

Ilala Lodge is the closest property to the Victoria Falls and is the perfect platform from which to explore the area...

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The Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a World Heritage Site, and is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group...

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Victoria Falls River Lodge

Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Victoria Falls River Lodge is the first privately owned lodge to be situated in the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwean side), and is an ideal place from which to explore Victoria Falls...

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Victoria Falls Safari Club

Victoria Falls Safari Club sits within the sprawling grounds of its sister property Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Its position is perfectly suited to guests looking for a tranquil setting with easy access the all the facilities at Victoria Falls...

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set high on a natural plateau, bordering the Zambezi National Park and is just four kms from the thundering Victoria Falls...

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Matetsi Private Game Reserve

Perfectly in tune with Matetsi Private Game Reserve’s pristine habitats, the exclusive &Beyond Matetsi River Lodge and &Beyond Matetsi River House, a private sole-use villa, offer a safa...

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Chundu Island

Chundu Island is a stunning 1.4km long island on the Zambezi River, incorporated in the Zambezi National Park.  In keeping with the conservation ethic of the park, we have limited the use of ceme...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1 - 3: Victoria Falls

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Lying in the middle of the largest expanse of sand on earth the Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing, sensitive and complex environments supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife. Unique as one of the world’s few inland deltas, the placid waters and lush indigenous forests offer a safe haven for innumerable bird and wildlife species. The Okavango Delta offers a number of activities for the visitor; game viewing, birding and fishing are all on offer. One can experience this magical world of islands and waterways from land, air and water.

Day 4 - 6: Victoria Falls

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities & Drinks

The Kwando-Linyanti river system is home to a series of private game reserves, known for their exotic animal species and luxury safari options. An abundance of wildlife roams freely between the woodland habitats, ancient floodplains and forests that make up these lush, unfenced reserves. The big game in this area increases dramatically during the dry season when the area hosts large herds of impala, blue wildebeest, giraffe and buffalo as well as the world’s highest density of elephant. Several packs of wild dog are found in the area and lion, leopard and cheetah are frequently sighted. Night drives allow for the discovery of nocturnal creatures such as civets, genets, honey badgers and spring hares. 

Day 7 - 9: Victoria Falls

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.

This itinerary is a guideline, Africa & Beyond tailor every trip to your individual specifications including all accommodation, flights, transfers & activities, please contact us to discuss your ideas.

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