Victoria Falls

This laidback compact town whose fascinating history stretches back long before Dr Livingstone’s famous ‘discovery’, has recently come back into favour with tourism flourishing once again.

There is a wide array of accommodation to suit all budgets, both in town and within the surrounding areas, including the century-old Victoria Falls Hotel, known affectionately as the Grand Dame and still oozing colonial charm and class. With a new international airport, international access has become even easier with regular flights from Johannesburg, Nairobi and Windhoek amongst others.

Victoria Falls itself offers the visitor a dazzling array of activities from strolling around the largest waterfalls in the world (according to volume of tumbling water), to soaring above them on the ‘Flight of Angels’ in a helicopter, microlight or ultralight, If that isn’t exciting enough, you can race through the frothy river on an inflatable raft through some of the world’s best rapids. Or, for the really brave of heart, take a leap of faith from the bridge spanning the gorge in a variety of fashions via bungee, flying fox or the marginally tamer zipline bridge slide. For a rather more sedate but no less exciting adventure, step back in time and board a steam train, savouring a luxurious dinner as you roll through Victoria Falls Game Park and across the famous bridge.

Families are also well catered for here, both in terms of accommodation and activities. Choose from game drives either through the pockets of wildlife around town or in the larger Zambezi National Park, a sunset cruise, elephant back safari or take in some local culture over dinner at the Boma.

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