Victoria Falls is one of the world’s most famous waterfalls. At over 1,500 metres wide and 100 metres high, Victoria Falls is the largest curtain of falling water in the world.
Victoria Falls forms the border between Zambia (Livingstone town) and Zimbabwe (the smaller Victoria Falls town). The view of the waterfall is different from both sides, so crossing the border during your stay is recommended.
Tourism has flourished on the Zambian side due to the political situation in Zimbabwe. Zambia now has the higher-quality lodges and is our recommendation for visitors to the area.
The hotels on both sides of the Falls tend to be larger and more commercial in the towns. However, there are smaller lodges, hidden away, that can keep you away from the crowds that Victoria Falls attracts.
David Livingstone, the first European to see Victoria Falls, remarked that ‘scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight’. Today, the Falls are just as stunning, but the area is also the heart of the region’s adrenalin activities – bungee jumping, white water rafting, and gorge swings are just some of the activities on offer.
Most people stay at Victoria Falls for approximately two or three nights. We would not recommend longer in the area.
What you really need to know
For clients wanting to enjoy the adrenalin sports on offer, it is well worth spending three to four days here. However, if you simply want to see the Falls and avoid the crowds, we would recommend no longer than two nights. If you wish to escape the commercial atmosphere of the towns, we suggest staying at one of the lodges upstream, though this is usually a more expensive option. Discover what a Victoria Falls experience is like with our Victoria Falls blog.