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Travel Guide To Victoria Falls

VictoriaFalls - 21 May
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General Information About Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls known as the “Smoke that thunders” in the local Tonga language, is the largest single curtain of falling water in the world and 70% of the exquisite views are seen from the Zimbabwe rain forest. The rain forest which has constant rain 24/7 from the never ending spray of the Falls, has unique ecosystem. It is a botanists dream and bird lovers’ paradise. There are species here that don’t occur anywhere else, and our recommendation is to look just a little beyond the pathway and the numerous viewpoints. One of the beauties is that the area has not become over commercialized. In fact, once you are standing by the Falls your view will not be much different to that of David Livingstone’s who first saw the Falls in 1855.Walking within the Falls is a couple of kilometres and it does get very hot. There are two drinking water taps on route, one is close by this entrance and the other is at Livingstone’s Statue. The pathway system has been well designed to take you to the best viewing points. There is no need to go off the pathway. Some viewpoints have only a few thorny branches acting as a barrier between you and the gorge, 100m below. In other places there is absolutely no barrier at all! In this regard it is unique and wonderful. It is worthwhile noting here that the Falls vary considerably throughout the year depending on the levels of the Zambezi River. In mid-December the river starts to rise with the onset of the rainy season and this high water continues right through until about June. During this time the volume of water plummeting over the Falls is enormous, there will be lots of spray and you will get very wet, camera equipment among other electronics needs to be protected. If you don’t want to get wet please take a raincoat, however it is somewhat of a cleansing experience to get soaked to the skin by these magnificent Falls. Generally the weather is hot to very hot and the cool spray is very welcoming. Town Profile The town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is situated less than one kilometre away from the Falls. This means that many of the Hotels and Lodges are within close striking distance of the Falls. Development on the banks of the Zambezi River upstream of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe has been carefully controlled. Almost the entire stretch of river from Victoria Falls to Kazangula (+/- 80 km) is a pristine National Park filled with wildlife. Victoria Falls is a totally safe destination. This is corroborated by the millions of tourists who do venture there. Victoria Falls town is surrounded by National Parks and wildlife areas. This is what makes it such a unique and wonderful place, man and animal do co-exist here. Warthogs, monkeys and baboons are plentiful in the town; they generally will not harm you unless you corner them or provoke them. This is a small town focused primarily as one would expect, on tourists. So you will note there is an array of curios shops, arts and crafts, galleries and little boutiques and restaurants around the town. The main shopping centres are Elephants Walk, Trading Post Centre and the Pumula Centre. Each one of these centres is relatively small but has a selection of curio shops, boutiques, cafés, restaurants and service providers.Very close to Elephants Walk Centre is the large outdoor curio market, where you will be stunned by the sheer volume of wood carvings, stone sculptures. At the entrance gate to the actual Victoria Falls, there are a few curio stalls outside the gate, selling local crafts, through the gate there is also a well-stocked shop selling a variety of items relating to the Falls area including a range of clothing and accessories.

Victoria Falls Nightlife


Popular Restaurants in Victoria Falls

The Boma - Place Of Eating
Shearwater Cafe
Look Out Cafe
Night Bunjee Jumping

Famous Clubs in Victoria Falls

Shoe Strings
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A'Zambezi River Lodge

A’Zambezi River Lodge
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Located in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 25km from the airport, nestling on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river within the periphery of the Zambezi National Park. The imaginative architecture with its sweeping curve of grass thatch blends well with the lash green lawns. Azambezi is the perfect retreat to relax and unwind in the quiet ambience of the African wild life and nature, whilst enjoying renowned service


Victoria Falls Safari Club
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

This premium boutique hotel will rejuvenate your soul and create precious memories as you are pampered with personalised butler service, cocktails and canapés at sunset overlooking the wilds of Africa, before indulging in a platter-style dinner under the stars. With a focus on exclusivity, this lavish facility provides unforgettable experiences on the doorstep of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.


Batonka Guest Lodge
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Set in lush gardens, a tranquil haven away from the bustle of town but within easy walking distance of the main attractions. The main lodge will offer indoor and outdoor dining, a cosy lounge and beautiful verandah opening out onto the surrounding gardens. Facilities include a swimming pool, activities desk and curio shop.

The Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Echoing its glorious pedigree since 1904, The Victoria Falls Hotel features 161 rooms and suites - truly a five-star experience of pure grandeur. Style, glamour and sophistication are hallmarks of the Executive Suites, which are luxuriously appointed with warm, inviting décor.


Kingdom Hotel
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

The Kingdom Hotel is centrally located within the small resort town of Victoria Falls, close to all the major attractions including the entrance to the Victoria Falls rainforest which is a short walk away.


Elephant Hills Resort Hotel
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Elephant hills hotel and resort is situated on a small hill overlooking the Zambezi River, 4km upstream from the Victoria Falls with advanced conferencing amenities for 500 and the only golf course in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Ilalla Lodge

Ilala Lodge Hotel
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Ilala Lodge Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore one of the World's Seven Natural Wonders, the majestic Victoria Falls. A standout amongst Victoria Falls hotels and lodges, it provides distinguished, yet affordable, boutique accommodation in gracious and secluded surroundings. With just 56 rooms and suites on the property, guests can look forward to personalised service and world-class hospitality throughout the duration of their visit.

Lokuthula Lodge - Victoria Falls

Lokuthula Lodge
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Meaning “place of peace”, the two and three-bedroom self-catering lodges are nestled amidst beautiful gardens, frequented by warthogs, bushbuck and mongooses, and featuring a three-tiered swimming pool and playground. The lodges may also be booked on a bed and breakfast basis.


Pamusha Bed & Breakfast Lodge
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Pamusha is charming bed and breakfast lodge nestled in the Victoria Falls suburbs only 2km away from the majestic Victoria Falls. The Lodge offers diverse room types from single, family and luxury rooms, each of the above is air-conditioned, with en suite bathrooms, DSTV, overhead fans and room service around the clock.


Stanley and Livingstone
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

The Stanley & Livingstone is situated approximately 15 kilometres or 20 minutes drive from Victoria Falls Town. The lodge is accessible from Victoria Falls, Livingstone or Kasane via road. Each Safari Lodge suite comprises a spacious bedroom, sumptuous Victorian-style bathroom, living-area with all modern conveniences and a secluded patio overlooking the African bush.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Built on a plateau overlooking the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is just 4km from the majestic Victoria Falls and offers a unique wildlife experience.

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Victoria Falls and Zambezi National Parks

The falls are 1,7 kilometres wide and nearly 550 million litres of water cascade 70 to 108 metres into the chasm below -every minute- during the Zambezi River's peak flow. Victoria Falls is made of five different "falls". Four of these are in Zimbabwe: The Devil's Cataract, Main Falls, Rainbow Falls and Horseshoe Falls -and one, The Eastern Cataract, is in the bordering country of Zambia.


Kazuma Pan National Park

Situated in the north-west corner of Zimbabwe between Kazungula and Hwange National Park, and south-west of Victoria Falls, the Kazuma Pan National Park is 31 300 hectares in extent. The Park which is an extension of the Matetsi Safari Area was developed to be a refuge for the animals during the hunting season.

The Victoria Falls Bridge Tour

The Victoria Falls Bridge

The Victoria Falls Bridge crosses the Zambezi River just below the Victoria Falls and is built over the Second Gorge of the falls. As the river is the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the bridge links the two countries and has border posts on the approaches to both ends, at the towns of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Livingstone, Zambia.


Hwange National Park

Named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometers. It is located in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the Mighty Victoria Falls. It became the royal hunting grounds to the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi in the early 19 th Century and was set aside as a National Park in 1929.


Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: the Smoke that Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European to view Victoria Falls on 16 November 1855 from what is now known as Livingstone Island, one of two land masses in the middle of the river, immediately upstream from the falls on the Zambian side.


The Crocodile Farm Tour

The Nile Crocodile is abundant in the Zambezi River around Victoria Falls. Many people are terrified of these Pre-historic creatures so I would recommend a visit to Spencer’s Creek Crocodile Farm, to understand them more and get a closer look at them than one would like to in the wild.