Victoria falls Zambia
Victoria falls is one of the most popular tourist destination in Zambia. It is known for its spectacular waterfall and scenic views. The falls are located on the Zambezi river, which forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The falls are approximately 1.6 kilometers wide and 108 meters high.
There are many activities to do in and around the falls, such as white water rafting, bungee jumping and safari. Victoria falls is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Zambia.
The Zambezi river that feeds the Victoria waterfalls is the fourth longest river in Africa. It is approximately 2,700 kilometers long and flows through six countries: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia and Angola. The river falls about halfway on its course to the ocean down into 108 meter deep gorges to become the famous Victoria falls. The Zambezi river is known for its spectacular scenery and wildlife. It is home to many different species of animals, including hippos, crocodiles and elephants. The Zambezi river is also a popular destination for fishing, canoeing and rafting.
Victoria falls national park
The Victoria falls has 2 national parks one on the Zimbabwe side of the border and one on the Zambian side of the border which is called Mosi-oa-Tunya which means, the smoke that thunders. At the height of the rainy season in March you can see the smoke (water clouds) from miles away. The national park on the Zambian side is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is home to many different species of animals, including elephant, giraffes and buffalo. Unique are re-established white Rhinos that roam in the park. The park is worth a half day game drive safari.
View from Victoria falls bridge
There are a number of ways to experience the Victoria falls, but we love the slow way and get up close on foot. There are several walking trails around the falls that allow you to get close to the water and feel the spray from the falls. Go for the famous Knight Edge Bridge, where you can see the spectacular rainbows and moonbows. Bring waterproof camera's because you will get wet. You can also walk down into the gorge that is split by two almost straight cliffs from where you see the enormous amount of water thundering down. Make sure you are wearing good shoes as the rocks can be slippery. The best time to walk is early in the morning or late in the afternoon when it is not too hot. For the more adventurous, there are possibilities to abseil from the basalt cliff into the gorge while you have the falling water of the falls in the background. It’s an amazing experience and one that you will never forget!
Best Time to Visit Victoria Falls
The best time to visit the falls is between March and May, when the water level is at its highest. The rainy season is from November to February. Though spectacular, the mist prevents long panoramic views from the close by viewpoints. The dry season is from June to October. The water level is lower during this time. However, the Victoria falls is still an impressive sight. While the Victoria falls are at its biggest at the end of the rainy season, you might want to come a little later if you also love to do the water activities, of which some are to dangerous by that time. The sensory overload in sound and water showers might also not be enjoyed by everyone. The Zambian side of the falls might dry out in October / November.
In conclusion, visiting Victoria Falls is an amazing experience destination that should be on everyone's bucket list. There are many activities to do in and around the falls, such as white water rafting, bungee jumping and safari. The best time to visit the falls is between March and May, when the water level is at its highest.