TRAVEL TO VICTORIA FALLS ZIMBABWE
Set at the heart of the Southern Africa safari experience, Victoria Falls makes the ideal opening or closing chapter to your Botswana safari. Close to Botswana’s Chobe River and with accommodation in Zimbabwe or Zambia, you can easily fly in or make use of a cost-saving overland transfer – and Victoria Falls is well worth the effort.
In flood season, the Zambezi River pours over a mile-wide waterfall to create a thunderous white cloud, often towering high into the sky. It’s a true world wonder and offers panoramic views all year but there’s even more to enjoy. Victoria Falls is Africa’s Adventure Capital and you can spice up your safari with anything from whitewater rafting and bungee jumping to elephant-back safaris and Zambezi River cruises. There’s game viewing and birding to enjoy, cultural villages to visit and markets to explore. Travellers looking to relax can head for luxury spas or the golf course.
Victoria Falls accommodation is diverse and plentiful, ranging from grand colonial-style hotels and honeymoon hideaways to private villas and family-friendly resorts. On the Zimbabwe side, hotels are concentrated in the town of Victoria Falls itself with safari lodge accommodation lying just out of town. In Zambia, accommodation takes the form of hotels, safari lodges and tented camps set next to or overlooking the Zambezi River.
Choose your timing carefully. Victoria Falls is massively impressive during flood season but it’s during the drier months that more of the waterfall can be seen. Lower water levels might reduce the visual impact but it means you can visit Livingstone Island at the edge of the falls and go whitewater rafting – and it’s when the region’s game viewing is more rewarding.
Contact us about adding Victoria Falls to your Botswana safari or have a look at our accommodation and tours and safaris pages for inspiration.