Livingstone Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is a beautiful waterfall on the Zambezi River between Zambia to the north and Zimbabwe to the south. It is among the largest waterfalls in the world.
Who discovered victoria falls? It was named after Queen Victoria by Dr. David Livingstone in 1855 and is one of the 7 known places in the world to see the Magical Moonbows (Rainbows at Night).
What are Magical Moonbows? Moonbows are rainbows caused by the moon light instead of the sun. They are rarer than rainbows because the weather and astronomical conditions have to be just right for them to appear. Also referred to as lunar rainbow, moon rainbow, spray-bows, moonbows, lunar bow and night rainbow. The best months to see Rainbows at Night is in June, July and August.
Livingstone Victoria Falls
- Be overwhelmed by the worlds most famous waterfall from the Knife Edge Bridge
- See an extraordinary moonbow.
- Look down Victoria falls while laying in the water of devils pool.
- Stay in the best safari lodges of Africa
- Visit local communities
Things to do:
We honestly don’t know how anyone could ever tire of gazing at the beauty and feeling the raw power of nature. Mosi-oa-tunya, as the locals in Zambia call it, means “the smoke that thunders”. It’s amazing to see it from both sides and if you have a KAZA visa you are permitted unlimited entries between Zimbabwe and Zambia which is definitely a bonus deal.
Here are top livingstone safaris you can do -
- Zambia has more vantage points for livingstone holiday packages to consider - The Zambian side of Victoria Falls has numerous trails. Boiling pot - Fitness fanatics particularly like hiking down to the bottom of the Batoka Gorge at the Boiling Pot. The Knife Edge Bridge - offers a heart-stopping perspective of the falls from Livingstone Island. This will have you drenched in spray during high water. The walk on the knife edge bridge is truly an exhilarating feeling. It is approximately 420ft above the Zambezi river and gives a scenic viewpoint of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side. Livingstone Island tour. Devil's Pool - dare to swim right on the lip of Victoria Falls. Swim under the Falls.
- Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park : White Rhino walk
- Royal Livingstone Express : fine dining at its best
- Livingstone Crocodile Park : great for the kids
- Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery: keep you busy all day/ Sishemo beads – made from recycled glass/ Street Art – Livingstone has fantastic street murals, the artistry and color pattern is simply inspiring.
- Chobe Natioanl Park Safari Full Day Trip
- Helicopter or Microlight over the Victoria Falls
- Foodie delights - Livingstone has numerous restaurants and food spots that offer a wide range from Italian to Mexican and in between. Panshila Restaurant is known for its delicious traditional Zambian dishes./ Sweet Treats - The Lavender Patisserie offers some the most delicious cakes and desserts around the town or try Da Canton - ice cream heaven and you may even find ice cream infused with some of our local indigenous fruits such as Mahululu.
- Segway tours - learn to glide with ease. The trails are all well marked, and everyone departs in a group and is the perfect activity for older kids on their own. Giraffe, zebras, impala and monkeys can often be seen along the way.
- Forest of Faces - The ingenuity and artistry in these 2-3metre high tree sculptures is simply amazing! Each one has a story to tell and a noticeboard provides great details on each.
- Traditional Dancing – Join in the dance - Our traditional dancers will definitely keep you entertained with their dance moves and beautiful traditional attire
- Birding - Beautiful sites for bird watching. The Chaplin's Barbet is endemic to the South-Central area of Zambia.
- Sunsets - Livingstone has the most spectacular sunsets in Africa.
- Mukuni Village - Home to some of the oldest settlers in Zambia, the Toka Leya people of Zambia and their Chief. Located about 20km from Livingstone's town centre. The Village is the place to visit for a journey through the Toka Leya people’s traditional way of life.We honestly don’t know how anyone could ever tire of gazing at the beauty and feeling the raw power of nature. Mosi-oa-tunya, as the locals in Zambia call it, means “the smoke that thunders”. It’s amazing to see it from both sides and if you have a KAZA visa you are permitted unlimited entries between Zimbabwe and Zambia which is definitely a bonus deal.
Check out our blog about Victoria Falls
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Victoria Falls is during the dry season, which runs from April to October. During this time, the water level in the Zambezi River is low and the falls are at their most impressive. However, be aware that Livingstone can be quite hot during the day during the summer months. The shoulder seasons (November to March and November to December) offer cooler temperatures and fewer crowds. January to March is the rainy season, so be prepared for occasional downpours.