Adventure meets tranquility
Victoria Falls was created by water gouging out soft sandstone in the harder basalt base thousands of years ago. Today, it remains an awesome sight to see. Picture Niagara Falls if you've been there - now imagine it twice as tall and twice as wide, and you still won't be prepared for the spectacle that is Victoria Falls. The locals refer to Victoria Falls as Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning the smoke that thunders. The mighty Zambezi River hurls itself off the top of a 300-foot cliff into a gorge below—becoming one of the most fantastic sights of the natural world. Nothing can compare to the sight of the roaring water, the white mist dancing in the air, and a shimmering rainbow of light above the land. The spray from the falls can be seen up to 50 miles away.
There are endless optional activities depending on your taste or temperament. You can bungee jump, gorge leap, ride elephants, walk with lions, roar up under the falls in a jet boat, white water raft the Zambezi, fly over the falls in a helicopter or ultralight plane, clamber across the gorge within the bridge's latticed gantry, enjoy a leisurely sunset cruise on the game rich Zambezi, canoe down river through the park, go on a game drive, get drenched in the rainforest, take high tea on the verandah of the colonial gem, Victoria Falls Hotel or simply chill on the front verandarh of your room and watch the river slip past. Whilst many fear the politics in Zimbabwe, the bottom line is that Victoria Falls is safe, relatively inexpensive, beautiful and truly endearing.