A Travel Guide To Victoria Falls

Jonah Andersson 11/06/2011
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Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, often known as the ‘Vic falls’ is regarded as Africa’s most enchanting waterfalls. Standing at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, the falls present a stunning sight worth seeing for the tourists of both countries. It is widely known that the Zambian side falls slightly short compared to the Zimbabwean side when it comes to views, as from the Zimbabwean side you have a direct view of the “Devil’s Cataract” and “Rainbow Falls”. On the Zambian side, just a few miles down the road from the falls lies Livingstone which offers good, safe accommodation to it’s visitors.

The land of energetic escapades, stimulating thrills and lively games is a heaven for adrenaline junkies. Special safaris can be taken to have a better view, some of which may go up to Botswana to see the larger game. The Okavango Delta in Botswana can be combined with a safari from Zambia, and if you are in the country for no longer than a day you can even avoid having to pay for a visa.

Victoria Falls at Sunrise

There are around 600,000 UK tourists visiting Zambia every year with 90% of them heading out on a Zambia safari. With over half a million Brits visiting Zambia annually, they usually travel to two places, which include the South Luangwa National Park & Victoria Falls which is located on the Zimbabwe border in the south of the country. Victoria Falls is not just known for being the largest waterfall in Africa, but it’s also the adventure capital of the continent. You can sit in a dingy, bungee jump from the border bridge as well as canyon swing from one side of the falls to the other. If that doesn’t float your boat, then what about flying over the falls in microlight or a light aircraft for some of the most stunning and picturesque views you will get anywhere in Africa.

With the wealth of activities accessible in Zambia, it really is no surprise that over half a million tourists from the UK alone go on their African safari. Although you aren’t an adrenaline junkie, there are plenty of activities to do at Victoria Falls, which don’t require you to throw yourself of a bridge. There is a walk around the National Park, which incorporates some excellent views of the Falls, as well as scenic boat trips that end with a sunset tour over the falls itself.

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